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Welcome

Welcome!

Hello, Mark Schierbecker, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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December 2008

Information.svg In a recent edit to the page Golf, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

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In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to the other, even if you don't normally use the version the article is written in. Respect other people's versions of English. They in turn should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. If you have any queries about all this, you can ask me on my talk page or you can visit the help desk. Thank you. Nja247 (talkcontribs) 23:08, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Information.svg Please do not delete content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Golf club (equipment), without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. Thank you. - Fastily (talk) 06:21, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you.Eaglebreath (talk) 19:56, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

The Golf article

I wanted to contact you on a personal level to urge you to consider strengthening the credibility of the Golf article by citing your sources. I was reading it over again today, and the section your edited on the golf swing stands out in my mind. As I'm sure we both know, when it comes to playing golf, there's more than one way to skin a cat, (see Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan or Bobby Jones) to appreciate the variety of golf swings that work effectively) however; the golf swing section as it reads now sounds like there is only one true way to hit a golf ball. What you've added to the article has merit, but please inform the unfamiliar reader that a variety of golf swings have proved effective, be careful not to turn Wikipedia into an instructional guide, and cite your source material. Happy editing, Eaglebreath (talk) 06:06, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

February 2009

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from Golf. When removing text, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the text has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. CardinalDan (talk) 17:16, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Information.png The recent edit you made to the page Golf constitutes vandalism, and has been reverted. Please do not continue to make unconstructive edits to pages; use the sandbox for testing. Thank you. Versus22 talk 17:17, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue to blank out or delete portions of page content, templates or other materials from Wikipedia, as you did to Golf, you will be blocked from editing. A More Perfect Onion (talk) 17:24, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Ultra Lob wedge

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A tag has been placed on Ultra Lob wedge requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

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February 2009

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop making test edits to Wikipedia, as you did to United Airlines Flight 93. It is considered vandalism, which, under Wikipedia policy, can lead to blocking of editing privileges. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Stop shifting boxes to the right Veggy (talk) 15:59, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Golf

Hi

I see you have requested Golf to be reassessed from its B-class rating. I think it still is at B-class in my opinion, but the only way to get it assessed any higher is to nominate it for a good-article, at WP:GAC. I honestly don't think it is ready for that though. And while I am here I have been meaning to let you know that deleting stuff off talk pages is not the way to go, even if it is old and redundant :). Keep up the good work! Grovermj 01:09, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

P.S. When on a peer review page, strike stuff out rather than removing it :). That may be what you would like to do next actually, submit the article for another peer review. Grovermj 01:11, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Various

Hi. I have merged Ultra lob wedge into Lob wedge as there is no requirement for a separate article, and it is one type of lob wedge. I have also reverted your move of Hybrid (golf) since this is a more appropriate term as they are also referred to hybrid woods, but most often simply as hybrids. Regards. wjematherbigissue 17:15, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Also, I noticed you created the page with a speedy deletion {{db-nocontext}} tag, and a speedy contested tag {{hangon}}. I don't know if this was intentional, but it would be better to use either a {{inuse}} or {{underconstruction}} tag to notify other editors that the article is newly created and being worked on. wjematherbigissue 23:37, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Reliable sources

I noticed you made an edit to the M1 Abrams article. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=M1_Abrams&diff=prev&oldid=281081316 Please remember to cite reliable sources for future reference. See Wikipedia:Reliable sources and Wikipedia:Verifiability. -Signaleer (talk) 20:52, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Hook

Re this edit, which you did twice. Blanking articles is something which only newbies do. If you think an article should be deleted, you use an appropriate {{db…}} tag. But in the case of golf hook, a redirect was more appropriate. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 16:25, 7 April 2009 (UTC)


Pics

I'd love to add more pics to the golf pages, and am working on it. I don't have too many hybrids, and only a few real muscle backs, but I'll try to get some pics done this week. Let me know if there's any other clubs you're interested in. ReignMan (talk) 19:01, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

In response to your question, Yes, I have a chipper. ReignMan (talk) 02:20, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Welcome!!

WikiProject Firearms

Welcome to the WikiProject Firearms. I hope you enjoy being a member.--LWF (talk) 20:06, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

MCS

Graphic rendering as far as I can tell. Hohum (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle

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A tag has been placed on M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words.

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Declined Speedy Deletion: Flop shot

Hello User name one, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined your speedy deletion tag on Flop shot because No such criterion: the reason given is not a valid CSD criterion. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any queries, please let me know. Ale_Jrbtalk 21:54, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Use of File:2009 Indonesia C-130H Hercules crash.jpg

The image is a fair-use image when used on 2009 Indonesia C-130H Hercules crash, as specified by the rationale given on the file page. Mnmazur (talk) 20:44, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Muscle back iron

Information.svg Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently tried to give Muscle-back iron a different title by copying its content and pasting it into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut and paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history which is needed for attribution and various other purposes. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other articles that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. wjematherbigissue 18:32, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Golf reference sources

Hello... thanks for your work in trying to add references to several articles. Unfortunately, the site you added - "golfalot.com" - is not really what we would normally qualify under the reliable sources guideline as a definitive source. However, the effort is certainly appreciated. Thanks again! --Ckatzchatspy 17:48, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

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Bicycle brake systems

Why are you removing captions from the images? -AndrewDressel (talk) 00:34, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

to save space. perhaps i should ask for consensus first. -Username 1 (talk) 18:18, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
That might work, but I doubt it. I, for one, would rather have the different brakes in the pictures properly identified than have a little less white space. Also, be aware that the article is in British English and so calliper should be spelled with two els. -AndrewDressel (talk) 19:18, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

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Golf equipment articles

Are you working to a plan, because it is very hard see what your end goal is and follow what you doing. It would appear that you keep changing your mind, and many of the equipment articles are now very messy.

I'm not entirely sure of the titles for some articles either, e.g. Types of irons to me this would be 1, 2, ..., PW, SW, etc. not different designs of irons, which is what the article is.

Perhaps it would have been better to start a discussion before all the mass editing, article creation, splitting, merging and redirecting.

I also note that you consider Stroke mechanics (golf) to be some of your finest work, despite it having no lead section and zero references. Please remember that verifiablity is essential, and as such reliable sources much be cited. Regards. wjematherbigissue 22:31, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi again. Open-wikis such as wikihow.com are not reliable sources as they can be edited by pretty much anyone. I also don't like about.com as a source, as the knowledge of the author is often questionable. Personally, I think it would be better to find the information elsewhere from more mainstream sources. wjematherbigissue 14:58, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
When I am looking for citations, I often do a google book search. Alot of the stuff is limited preview but the limited preview is often just what I need to see and cite. These are often much more reliable and you can actually find a wealth of information.Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 19:57, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Please stop using about.com – there are much better sources available out there. Thanks. wjematherbigissue 09:52, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Wedge Merge

Please discuss before making major merges like you did with golf wedges. I STRONGLY disagree with this action and am reverting some of it. Please engage on discussion on the talk page of the article and if you think a merge is necessary, please feel free to use templates to let people know so that they can discuss, get involved and reach a consensus. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 16:55, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

I am going to revert some of your changes. I cannot find any discussion related to this action so I started one at wiki project golf. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 17:03, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I think the wedges don't need a separate article. At least until numbered irons have one which i may do soon.

Username 1 (talk) 17:47, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

I disagree. Wedges are pretty significantly different. Each has an individual history and very specified design characteristics. I think there needs to be 1 article on all of the irons, and individual articles on all of the wedges. Again, I started a thread about this at wikiproject golf to see if any other members of the golf community would like to put there 2 cents in. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 17:50, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

nom nom nom

I just wanted to apologize for being bitey in my above comments. I can be a little rough some times just because I have been here for a while and the things I see as common sense may not be so obvious to others. I hope I did not scare you away. I would love to work together with you on golf articles (especially on your ability to add citations). I like the content you added but you really need to work on the citations. Thanks again for your hard work, it is appreciated. For your hard work here is a barnstar!

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I, Chrislk02, award you this barnstar for your work with the golf articles and your willingness to work towards a final solution when all parties are not in agreement. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 16:34, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

For your RfA

I see you're updating the admin count on your RfA. You might be interested in this template: {{NUMBEROFADMINS}}. Aditya α ß 18:10, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Please dont go through with Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/User name one right now. You have a pretty low edit summary usage (59%) and little experience with wikipedia space activities. I will gladly coach you and help you reach this point but from where you stand now it is VERY unlikley that it will pass. Just my 2 cents though. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 18:22, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok, i see you have been building it for a while, I am a little less concerned. I recommend being here at least a year and having a much higher edit count (or several good articles or even featured articles. You have than 3,000 edits of which only a handful are in the wikipedia space. You have never made a report at administrators intervention against vandalism, Never contributed in an articles for deletion discussion or particpated at any of the noticeboards. These are all things that most people look for in an admin candidate. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 18:28, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Good Articles

Articles must be reviewed by a neutral party before they can be assigned GA status. You can nominate an article if you wish at WP:GAN. wjematherbigissue 18:59, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Types of irons

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Despite the ammount of work you have clearly done trying to organise and improve various golf equipment articles, I do not believe that there is sufficient content here to warrant breaking up the Iron (golf) article. As mentioned previously, it would probably be best for you to start discussions at WP:GOLF before making such drastic changes to the flow of articles, especially since you seem to be going backwards and forwards quite a lot yourself. Regards. wjematherbigissue 10:09, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Wjemather. I think the work you are trying to do is great, but lets all work together before we do some of this stuff. Collaboration is important, especially on projects like this which is why wikiprojects (such as WP:GOLF) form, to coordinate and work together on these things. Feel free to also drop a message at either mine (or wjemathers page (hope you don't mind that i volunteered you)) if you have any questions or want a second opinion. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 17:04, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

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File:FCS XM1209 C2V.jpg

Yes, I think File:FCS XM1209 C2V.jpg is the wrong image, I think the site it was on had the wrong one and I just copied the mistake. Hohum (talk) 18:27, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

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Cute

I enjoyed seeing your attempt to change your username to ~~~~ but as you can see it is not allowed. I suspect it's been disabled at the software level, because it would cause all sorts of problems. Note, for example, that nobody would be able to link to your userpage or talkpage, not even yourself. (Try making a link to [[User:~~~~]] if you're skeptical; not even <nowiki> will help.) Note, though, that usernames such as ~~0~~ are in fact allowed. You could technically give yourself a name like ~~​~~, which has a zero width space in the middle, but my guess is that even though it's technically possible it would be disallowed because the everyday user will not have a zero width space on their keyboard, and it would cause no end of chaos for people who don't see the space and assume that your name is ~~~~.

Also, another note: I believe that WP:CHU uses a bot and that your new request to change your name to Username may not be recognized by the software even though the human editors can see it. I've seen them decline requests for being improperly formatted even though it's clear what the user wants to do, suggesting that the software can't parse the request. So you might want to make a new request from scratch. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 19:14, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Merges

Please don't suggest merging articles without starting a discussion. Without explaining why a merge would be a good idea, how could anyone reasonably be expected to support such a change? As mentioned before, the Golf WikiProject would be a good place to discuss things before taking drastic actions. wjematherbigissue 22:02, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

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CVR(T&W)

I see that you've been renaming CVR(T) and CVR(W) articles. My understanding is that the (Tracked) or (Wheeled) at the end is capitalised as part of the designation of the vehicle, and isn't a wikipedia suffix. Hohum (talk) 08:41, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

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I can find no discussion to justify your effective deletion of this article, so have reverted to the last good version. If there is such a discussion, please advise where it can be found. If it does not exist, please be more circumspect when converting articles to redirects in future. Regards. wjematherbigissue 18:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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It is bad practice to change your comments after someone has already replied, as it can lead their comments to appear out of context. However, my comments at Talk:Chuiwan stand. wjematherbigissue 18:32, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

i changed my response just as you replied. username 1 (talk) 18:35, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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I'm confused. i was creating a page on my subpage.username 1 (talk) 19:43, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

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Hi! Thanks for your recent cleanup and re-organization of tripod (photography) and related articles. In cleaning up that article, you removed all of the interlanguage links, which I have since restored. On Wikipedia it is usual, in fact very much encouraged, to include links to equivalent articles in other languages in this fashion. So I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the their purpose and rightful place. Thanks again for the cleanup! Moxfyre (ǝɹʎℲxoɯ | contrib) 02:16, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

M2 Mortar move

Hi! An IP contested the M2 Mortar move you listed at WP:RM, so I've started a move discussion on the talk page. I also informed the Weaponry task force of WikiProject Military history about the discussion. By the way, could you remove the transclusions of user:user name one/Capitolization from the various talk pages it's included on? Firstly, it's no longer relevant since there's now a place to discuss the issue on the M2 Mortar talk page, and secondly, it's very confusing for editors to transclude such a long discussion onto various talk pages instead of just pasting a link there. Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 13:39, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

instead of removing all the links from the pages i just blanked the page and moved it to the correct spelling. username 1 (talk) 21:39, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Umm, I'd prefer you didn't. I linked to the page from the discussion at Talk:M2 Mortar, and if it's blanked the old discussion is no more visible to the people reading the move request. Also, why keep transclusions of a blank page on talk pages? Jafeluv (talk) 21:47, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

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User user name one/Equipment of the United States Air Force

Hit there, just letting you know I moved this page to User:User name one/Equipment of the United States Air Force, as that appears to be where you want it. Best :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:05, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident‎ image change

The old image showed a B-52 bomber actually launching from Minot Air Force Base, which is why I used it in the article. The new picture you replaced it with merely shows a B-52. Are you sure that the new image is more appropriate for the article? Cla68 (talk) 23:52, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

i'll change it back username 1 (talk)

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Waiting for result of merger proposal at Talk:List of active United States military aircraft. Please read carefully and voice your opinion there.username 1 (talk) 14:12, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

See also: Wikipedia:Don't demolish the house while it's still being built. username 1 (talk)

I think that essay is irrelevant because the main issue isn't something that can be improved upon... the list will never be sufficiently complete, and merely double the maintenance load. Duplication isn't something that giving more time will be able to resolve, but I shall humor you (don't take offense to that turn of phrase, it's not meant to be condescending) and offer you more time in the interests of assuming good faith and being cooperative. If I still feel the same concerns in a week or so after the merge discussion ends, I will offer up an AfD discussion. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 16:37, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Vehicles of the United States Air Force

I see you have restored Vehicles of the United States Air Force from a redirect it still copies the same information at List of active United States military aircraft so your change should be reverted. I have two suggestions that either you add the aircraft images List of active United States military aircraft then they would be the same so you can remove the aircraft list at Vehicles of the United States Air Force or you make the lists different. Can I suggest you make the aircraft list similar to what you have done but remove the version and quantity. It may be easier just to add the images to the other list but I hope you appreciate I am just trying to stop duplicated information (also note it make page maintenance harder as most editors would only edit/update one article so they end up with different details). MilborneOne (talk) 09:34, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Type Role Notes Image
Fixed-wing
A-10A Thunderbolt II Attack Aircraft
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
A-10C Thunderbolt II Attack Aircraft
Lockheed AC-130H Attack Aircraft
Lockheed AC-130U Attack Aircraft

Seems like it should be the reverse, remove the quantity and possibly the version and possibly add pictures to List of active United States military aircraft. That i would be happy with. I am however meeting you halfway by merging Vehicles of the United States Army (I can't even find up-to-date quantity numbers) to Equipment of the United States Army (which i need to rewrite anyway). username 1 (talk) 19:56, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Aircraft Type Versions Notes Aircraft Type Versions Notes
Fixed-wing Rotary-wing
B-1 Lancer Bombers B-1B 2 Test Aircraft UH-1N Twin Huey Utility Helicopter UH-1N
B-2 Spirit Bomber B-2A 1 Test Aircraft HH-60 Pave Hawk Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G
B-52 Stratofortress Bombers B-52H 20 in reserve TH-1 Iroquois Training Helicopter TH-1H

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Given the discussion at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2009 July 9 - the 1st two uploads aren't usable as licensed and the last image uploaded would be considered a derivative work. Which ones are you asking to be restored - and are you ready to update the license and/or defend the reasons that they were deleted originally? You can respond here or on my talk page. Skier Dude (talk) 03:58, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

cancel that. i was thinking for some reason that there was something on Gary's combat Vehicle reference guide that said the image was pd-gov but there wasn't.username 1 (talk) 20:50, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Move

I have moved User name one:/Equipment of the United States Navy to User:User name one/Equipment of the United States Navy. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 15:34, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Damn! Thats the third time i've done that! username 1 (talk) 17:18, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for keeping an eye on the M113 article--there's been a lot of... spirited debate about its nicknames. I noticed that the article linked to a PDF by a guy who has been banned from wikipedia (and other sites) many times for vandalism on this and other subjects. Google Mike Sparks or "combatreform"--it's like time cube, but with flying tanks. The pdf seems to have been written before he went totally insane, and it doesn't seem to be self-published like the rest of his stuff, so I guess we should keep it. Thought you should know the background, if you don't already. Therealhazel (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:21, 11 November 2009 (UTC).

Thanks

Thanks for help with the table. Ass you can see, I foul them up even when they are easy. WVBluefield (talk) 21:34, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Your spelling isn't so great either ;) (ass --> as). username 1 (talk) 15:02, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

PPE

Hi, I've recently expanded List of personal protective equipment by body area. I'd like to move this article to Usage of personal protective equipment. Thoughts? username 1 (talk) 20:38, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

That list was split off from Personal protective equipment because it was too 'listy'. With your reorganization you might want to put some of your new material into the section PPE by hazard at Personal protective equipment. RJFJR (talk) 21:19, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Wetlands Mapping

"Usable content was merged" is a reason for redirect, not for speedy deletion. If it was merged, we must keep the edit history. And where was it merged to? DGG ( talk ) 01:11, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Merged to Wetlands.username 1 (talk)

History of golf

Hi, on may 10, 2009 you changed the word least to most in the sentence The winner was whoever hit the ball the least number of times into a target several hundreds of meters away. Why did you do that? Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 14:20, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

That was a really long time ago. I assumed that the author meant most instead of least given the context. Do you have a source that says otherwise? username 1 (talk) 21:00, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
I saw someone changed it back. BTW, you are asking me for a source. What was your source for your edit? Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 13:14, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
None. Just common sense. username 1 (talk) 15:18, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Commons sense could not have led you to this edit. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 14:40, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Bear with me. I figured out what happened. There are two totally different ways of interpreting this sentence: the way I perceived it was that the game was basically a driving contest and the players would get a couple dozen golf balls and try to get more balls than their opponent into a target. the way you interpreted it ( and the way it was meant to be interpreted) was that the game was more like golf in which the players tried to get the ball to the target in the least number of strokes.username 1 (talk) 15:04, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

your edit to Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars

  • I have reverted your edit. [1] All shortcuts are redirects, that is their purpose. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:53, 13 December 2009 (UTC)


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You claim it's PD-GOV, Prove it :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:26, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

[2] (at top). Not really proof though. username 1 (talk) 22:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, The archive site proves it was on a US Gov site , and should be enough for Wikipedia purposes :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:31, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

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Please see WP:ENGVAR. The Who is a British band- thus British English is used. Conversely, articles like Foo Fighters don't use spellings like "Colour" or "Foetus". --King Öomie 18:46, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

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Hi there, just a note to suggest that you might want to change "December 2009" to "December 2008" as the time you started editing on wikipedia; some editors will oppose if they think you've only had 3 months experience, when you've actually had 15! Cheers--Mkativerata (talk) 19:54, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry but I'd strongly urge you to withdraw. Your RFA is unlikely to pass and I for one would not like to see a good editor (which you are) demoralised. Pedro :  Chat  20:57, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Already did, I'm sure it would have turned out a little better had I not been so eager to transclude it. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:59, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
I've done the close for you. Yes, it could have gone better. Sorry to oppose. You might do well to review some other recent failed RFA's for help. Again, please don't be too demoralised over it. Your hard work is valued. Happy editing. Pedro :  Chat 

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Sacred band

Hi, Marcus. Thanks for all your help so far. Must we have a caption? Image is self-explanatory. And if we do, can it just say "Book Cover: The Sacred Band" or should it say "Image courtesy of Paradise Publishing?" And if we require a caption, how and where do I insert it, oe must I upload the whole image again? Harmonia1 —Preceding unsigned comment added byHarmonia1 (talkcontribs) 21:59, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, forgot to sign aboveHarmonia1 22:05, 24 March 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsignedcomment added by Harmonia1 (talkcontribs)

All images should have some sort of caption. I'm going to re-upload the image to crop the whitespace. For future reference sign with[[tilde|Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 22:11, 24 March 2010 (UTC)]]. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 22:11, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

The Sacred Band of Stepsons

Have added some links to The Sacred Band of Stepsons; added a new lead. Am working on redefining the content due to notices placed on the page.

Any advice or comments? Harmonia1 02:07, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Looks good. Currently having difficulties seeing images (see below) so you'll have to add a caption where it says Add caption here.Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 19:06, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

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GCV Infantry Fighting Vehicle

I can't verify the claim that it can "export electricity". Could you please provide a cite for this claim? Gatoclass(talk) 07:01, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
It was cited with the citation at the end of the paragraph. I've gone ahead and moved that sentence to its own section. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

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Re email sent from OrangeMike to Harmonia1

Below is the email, verbatim, sent by Orangemike to Harmonia1 tonight (4/8/10). Orangemike's email demonstrates such a lack of Wikipedian NPOV that one must conclude that this project should be given to a Wikipedian less personally involved with the history of Tempus, Thieves' World and the Sacred Band, TSR, and Dragon Magazine.

Here is Orangemike's email in full, for the record, which clearly shows conflict of interest, stating that Orangemike was in a fiduciary relationship with Dragon Mag related to writing at least one review of the characters in this series and still harbors a clearly-expressed and historic hostility toward one of the series' protagonists:

"I go way back with "Thieve's World"; even sold a gleefully favorable review of one volume to DRAGON Magazine back in the day. On the other hand: my review of the book, specifically my clearly-expressed opinion of Tempus, led Janet to call for a boycott of DRAGON and all TSR products (a call which fell on deaf ears; I wasn't the only one to despise the sister-raping bastard).

The problem with the article is that Wikipedia is supposed to be for the general reader, and must adhere to solid rules about sourcing, notability, verifiability, etc. Fancruft that is only of interest to the fanbase of a series (indeed almost exclusively comprehensible to them) has no place there; if the topic is not documentably notable in the rest of the world, it is not for Wikipedia. (No reason somebody couldn't create a SanctuaryWiki.)"

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Notability: The presence in Wikipedia of articles on Thieves World and other series like it shows that a neutral editorship has found them adequately notable; this series differs most in that it has a solid historical underpinning and grapples with a topic of perennial interest to general readers: sexuality in the military. This historical connectivity is either not understood or ignored by Orangemike, who is from this fan and gaming community he describes.

Sourcing: This Wikipedia article, The Sacred Band of Stepsons, correctly cites classical sources. It must. All the books have a strong classical underpinning. This is especially true of the latest volume, which incorporates historical characters from the Sacred Band of Thebes and the philosophy and behaviors of those characters, the earliest known homosexual war-band in Ancient Greece, and so requires the identification of classical sources, speaking as it does directly to an academic controversy centering on the missing forty-six skeletons from what was believed by some scholars to be a mass grave where all 300 were said to be buried, and to the perennial political and social controversy of homosexuals and bisexuals in militaries. Harmonia1 (talk) 04:43, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Nonlethal vs. Non-lethal

Marcus, it is probably more important than will be immediately apparent to decide if you want to title this article with the compound (nonlethal) or hyphenated (non-lethal) version of the term, or call it "Nonlethality," which includes weapons, capabilities, policy and strategy. As I said, the name game continues but the most established terms are nonlethal, nono-lethal and nonlethality. Some questions on this site were about what weapons might be coming down the pike. "Nonlethality: a Global Strategy," breaks down weapons and capabilities into technology areas and operational areas; the Nonlethal Taxonomy (at JNLWD; I think I can get a version of that) gets very specific. It may be useful to provide a suite of potentials rather than simply current items in the arsenal.Harmonia1 (talk) 00:22, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I see the hyphenated form as being the most common on Google searches:Non-lethal:7,250,000, Nonlethal:1,570,000, Less-lethal: 6,710,000, Lesslethal: 416,000. However, non-lethal on wiktionary redirects to nonlethal. Wictionary also doesn't have an entry for less lethal but sublethal does.Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 19:56, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Non-lethal vs. Nonlethal

Call it "Non-lethal" or "Nonlethal." I prefer "Nonlethal" since it is more literate and means the same as "Non-lethal." If a less lethal or LTL capability, such as an improved rubber bullet or sting-ball grenade, us purchased or to be purchased for military use, then include it. The military police folks will be glad to help if you have a question about police use of crowd-control munitions and capabilities. I left you some discussion on my talk page for this topic. "Nonlethal" will turn out to be the proper usage as time goes on; people have differing levels of education. The Council on Foreign Relations chose "Nonlethal" and if there is an NPOV defense policy activity of high intellectual quality, they are it. That said, one must use information categorized with "Non-lethal" as well, and probably things and activities being developed under other rubrics, as people try to file the serial numbers off the NL activities and claim primacy. For your purposes, I would just say at the top that the "Nonlethal Weapons" or "Nonlethal Capabilities" article you are doing may include at times various items and activities categorized by many different names during formative stages, including "Non-Lethal," "Nonlethal," and others, and that your criteria are whether the research and developemtn effort comes to fruition under direction of the Department of Defense or Defense Department and Armed Services Aquisition activities were involved in their fielding with U.S. armed services. (I am aware of so many variants: "less than lethal, less lethal" (police), nonthreatening force (Darpa); soft kill(National Labs); "scalable force" (Army), etc. Rand has just put out a study trying to rename it yet again; went to their launch conference but can't remember what they wanted to call it: have heard so many silly names. Characterizing the r&d, technology, acquistion and weaponization efforts in terms of their intended end-user or use will keep your article focused and prevent concept drift, one would think.

For citations and overviews, you might start with the DoD Directive I provided, plus the CFR reports I provided, plus "An Assessment of Non-lethal Weapons Science and Technology," National Research Council of the National Academies, National Academies Press, 2003 -- even if it is paid for by the Navy and a bit naval in its outlook. That citation ought to convince even an Orangemike. Certainly Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate at Quantico will have some unclassified mission statement.

Did I tell you that "exporting electricity" means only providing excess power to use to power or recharge other devices?

more on my talk page Harmonia1 (talk) 01:24, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Inventing the AIDS Virus

Before I delete this page could you please let me know what page you are wanting to move here, and where I can find a discussion that would support that move? Peter 20:49, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

User:BruceSwanson/Inventing the Aids Virus. Editor has taken steps to fix some concerns. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:53, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I've now done the move, but maybe you could check if any more cleanup needs to be done (adding links to new article from others etc.) Peter 21:00, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Also nominating for DYK. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 21:01, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

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There are images of the vehicle on Commons, they are just of pretty bad quality (bad perspective). Unfortunately I doubt that fair use would apply here. --DavidDCM (talk) 14:22, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


This is Mensa180

Rather than delete my valid page about Dale Adink, why not add something to show that the content is unfinished and others could aid in finishing it? The person and his creation are quite real, google them if you want.

If you really think this person is notable start an article in your userspace. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 21:43, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Why should your opinion of notable trump mine? The man has started a few sims, Warbirds and AcesHigh are the two most notable. Perhaps I'm a history and aviation geek but AcesHigh has thousands of members and is the premier simulation of it's genre. Because something is a niche does not mean it is insignificant.

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We aren't as selective Britannica but we do have standards. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 22:13, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

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I see you have just added a couple of tags to the Mensa International article, but you have not given any specific reasons for these tags. Please could you give them here or on the article talk page so people know what to fix. Stephen B Streater (talk) 08:05, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing it. Stephen B Streater (talk) 21:42, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Great to see move to Non-lethal

Marcus, happy to see LL more to NL. Great work. Should the categories now be adjusted to reflect the military aspect? Asked you about this also on my talk page Harmonia1 (talk) 23:14, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

BCT Ground Combat Vehicle Program

Clean-up the paragraph that I've noted that clarification is needed and I'll pass it as GA. You've done a lot of hard work and I'd not like to see it go unrecognized.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 12:51, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks so much for your patience. an edit by Noraft I think clarified the sentence but he/she didn't remove the clarify tag. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:07, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

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2010 Times Square car bomb attempt

Marcus did you mean to revert yourself here?--220.101.28.25 (talk) 13:25, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Certainly not! Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 13:33, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

April Fool's Day DYK nom

The article will need to be expanded from its current state before it is in a fit state to appear as an April Fool's Day DYK.Mjroots (talk) 07:16, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks, sorry bout that. —Preceding unsigned comment added byEgoNonBarrus (talkcontribs) 18:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

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Suggestion

You should try reading The Bible. BellaKazza (talk) 17:13, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

This is BellaKazza

That was not vandalizing, That info on the Human page was incorrect and the needed to be corrected.BellaKazza (talk) 16:38, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Why do you keep editing my words out? You try to silence me? Why? God's word is law he is the lord over the nation why do you try to keep his word from being heard.BellaKazza (talk) 17:09, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Marcus you try to silence me because the truth is too strong for you to handle.BellaKazza (talk) 17:11, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

God is more immportant then this person you speak of, God has the truth in the Bible. The Bible is the Standard.BellaKazza(talk) 17:15, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks again, MAA

Thanks for all your help on the Sacred Band of Stepsons page -- again. Harmonia1 (talk) 22:37, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Is it ok to work on non-lethal page

Marcus, is it appropriate to work on Non-lethal page or wait until they decide whether to split it onto a non-lethal and a less-lethal page? NL page needs to be reorganized and rewritten if that is the title, since the focus then is broader and more encompassing. Several of us want to work on it, but don't want to do any edits that might be considered destructive if the pages are going to be split: less-lethal people might want to keep some language as it is. Advice? —Preceding unsignedcomment added by Harmonia1 (talkcontribs) 17:43, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm certain if there was any discussion about splitting the article into non-lethal and less-lethal there would be rejection by the Wikipedia community. As Peterkingiron pointed out on the categories for discussion page, splitting them up (especially without reliable sources that make that distinction) would be POV. Instead, focus on changing all instances of less-lethal to non-lethal on wikipedia. I removed two of the tags from the Sacred band article you can remove the other if you think you have fixed it.Marcus Aurelius(talk) 18:06, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Copy that. Will do. Also delted the in-universe page. Firmly believe I have addressed the issue adequately. Guidance is very helpful on N-ls and, of course, everything else. Thanks again. Harmonia1 (talk) 18:58, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi

Hi Marcus. I have started and ended three previous wikipedia entries. One was called Semasa. One was called dhall10067. And the third was called douglaseivindhall. I plan on keeping the fourth one. Thanks for reminding me about putting references. I do not care what people do with my three previous closed out accounts. I scrambled the passwords. Take care, Doug Hall —Precedingunsigned comment added by Douglaseivindhallgerber (talkcontribs) 20:38, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

here or on my talk page?

Am I supposed to be responding here? Or on my page? I think that since langue compoudns over time, wiktionary is correct in choosing the compound form, but we need to accept all things labeled "non-lethal" and wll have to take items and capabilities on a case-by-case basis, with filters for what the end use is and how the money has flowed: developed for military or police use needs to be the first sorting mechanism. We were involved with the folks who put together the first NL kits; there we had no option but to use police-derived capabilities. Start with the non-lethal; add the nonlethal, which is usually the intellectual or better-educated, higher-end user. Tules of engagement will help. More on my page. Marcus Aurelius (talk) 18:06, 24 May 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Harmonia1 (talkcontribs) 00:38, 10 April 2010 (UTC) -->

MAA, want to include GCV?

Matcus, it would seem to me appropriate if you wanted to put your Ground Combat Vehicle in the 'delivery' category on NLW page, since there is a requirement for NL for that vehicle, even though the specific systms have not yet been chosen. You could say that this vehicle will carry NLs, and is in development. Just a thought.Harmonia1 (talk) 21:02, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Help

{{Helpme}} I'm not sure what other articles this affects but Mill City Museum exists as an redirect yet if I put it in the search bar (If and only if I copy and paste it!!!) I get 0 results. Marcus Aurelius (talk) 20:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Listed at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Vector. Marcus Aurelius (talk) 20:12, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Works fine for me - ie takes me direct to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_City_Museum
Possibly a problem relating to the new skin or something? Try logging out and see if it works. Also try resetting your PC. Apart from that, tech should answer.  Chzz  ►  20:27, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Works for me on vector. fetch·comms 20:30, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Still not working. It always takes me here. Marcus Aurelius (talk) 20:37, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Did you reboot?  Chzz  ►  20:49, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Just did. Same thing. I'm going to run across the street to try the Universities computers.Marcus Aurelius (talk) 20:58, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Bizzarre. Here anything I copy and paste redirects to Null. This computer uses Internet Explorer. Is there a way to find what version?Marcus Aurelius (talk) 21:12, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
I am using internet explorer 8. It should be similar for you. To find out what version of explorer it is using go to the internet explorer help menu (next to the tools menu) and click "About Explorer". In Internet explorer 7 and 8 this menu is hidden by default 6 or lower it is enabled). To turn this menu on right click anywhere near the top of the screen, directly below the go arrow works best, and select "Menu Bar". The Help Menu will then appear, along with all the other menu buttons. The problem you are having sounds like a wikipedia settings problem. To fix your problem I would go to your wikipedia preferences and reset the settings to default. If that doesn't work do to yourMypage/skin.js and click edit and blank the page and save. That will clear all of your wikipedia settings. Hope that helps --Alpha Quadrant (talk) 22:15, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
And BTW to find the version of any Windows proggy, try 'Help', 'About'.  Chzz  ►  22:23, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
To confirm if it is something in your own settings, just log out and see if it works that way.  Chzz  ►  22:30, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Tried that already. See village pump. Thanks so much everybody.Marcus Aurelius (talk) 22:34, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── OK, so I see that it has been logged as bugzilla:23517. There have been quite a few problems with the interface changes. I hope they get fixed soon. Best,  Chzz  ►  12:30, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Phantom_ray_rollout.jpg

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Thanks for your warm welcome and yes Saab is a Lebanese family and its spelled and pronounced differently in Arabic (صعب) The ع letter does not have an equivalent in English so people spell our name with double a vowel so we end with SAAB as our last name.--Saab 1989 (talk) 20:36, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: Whigfield II

Hello Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Whigfield II, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Context can easily be found using a simple Wikipedia search. Thank you. SoWhy 17:57, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, originally I thought Whigfield III was a person. Then I tried to prod the creator into adding the context. Marcus Aurelius (talk) 18:06, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Usually, if it looks like a tracklist, it's someone trying to add an album, mostly because they noticed a redlink in the artist's article. So it's a good idea to google/search the title or the content that exists, to see whether you can add the context yourself. :-) RegardsSoWhy 18:16, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. I am really sorry for the mess I have created with the Whigfield stuff, I was only trying to clean up the red links, by putting tracklists for those singles/albums/compilations. I will be looking at the main Whigfield page over the next few months trying to clean it up so it is easier to follow - it is big mess at the moment (I did not cause that!) :-) - Many thanks, StephenStevieboy82 (talk) 21:25, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

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John Forehand

There is the Huffington Post, Fox News, The Telegraph articles and The Young Turks video all being used as sources. Do you want the article to be sourced line by line. Christopher Connor (talk) 16:14, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Red and Black Cafe (Portland, Oregon)

Christ man, I can't even finish an article without some person trying to claim some irrelevancy. Sorry this isn't a story regarding New York City - of which I am sure there would be no argument whatsoever there. However for Portland, Oregon, this is HUGE news, especially 16:45, 5 June 2010 (UTC) among the pro-police society and the anti-police/Vegan/Anarchist societies in Portland, Oregon who are threatened by the latest round of shootings by the Portland PD. Let me get the article put together for god's sake. The event in and of itself has gotten national coverage in CNN and FOX News and is very representative of the resentment felt by a large segment of Portlanders towards our corrupt and gun happy police department. Despite my feeling on the matter personally, I am citing all sides of the event not for the promotion of the business but rather to reflect the attitudes of Portland business owners towards the local law enforcement agency.BGinOC(talk)

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Answer

I did not create that page, if you would read the creation log. —Preceding unsignedcomment added by Whitetiger01 (talkcontribs) 19:37, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

However, you may be WP:sockpuppeting. Marcus Qwertius (talk) 19:40, 6 June 2010 (UTC)


How

How can it be fixed, if you don't mind telling me? JunMaster (talk) 19:57, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Needs at least 1 reference from a reliable source (no blogs). Marcus Qwertius (talk) 19:58, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Portland Jr. Pirates

The article has outside varifiable sources, Like I stated on the AfD page jr hockey articles are notable, particularly the Jr. A and major Jr. pages with leagues and teams that produce top players: see Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey Bhockey10 (talk) 21:06, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't see where your project says what is considered notable or not. Most wikiprojects do. Marcus Qwertius (talk) 21:11, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

June 2010

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Specifically, I'm asking that this page be deleted under speedy deletion criterion T2. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 21:22, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps just a rewording? What exactly is the policy on this if, for example, someone went on a page patrol rampage? Marcus Qwertius (talk) 21:29, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
First of all, the ability to patrol pages is part of the standard package given to autoconfirmed users and cannot be revoked without blocking an account altogether. Conversely, new accounts do not have this privilege to begin with.
I believe abuse of the patrol tool (that is, several obviously intentional bad calls in a short period, or one call made in violation ofWP:COI) would fall under general vandalism. Other than that, I can't think of any situation where a user warning would be warranted.-- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 23:01, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Questioning The Rationale for Deletion

Hi Marcus,

I posted an article about a company that I work for. And we were promptly deleted within minutes of the posting. I would like to get some advice on this, because I feel that this action is knee-jerk and unfair. Here's why.

There are plenty of wikipedia articles that give overviews of different businesses. Sure, they tend to be established businesses and we're a young start up. It's hard for me to avoid getting the feeling that the implication here is that these companies deserve to be written about, and ours doesn't because we're too small. That doesn't seem like a solid rationale to me and not in keeping with Wikipedia. I completely understand why you have to exert quality control for wikipedia entries, but I don't believe that a company writing about itself necessarily amounts to obtrusive advertising.

What if someone hears about us and wants to know more about us? Isn't that the point of Wikipedia ?

I understand the need to have a variety of sources, but don't you think I should be a valid informational source as I know alot about the company that I work for ? I used no "peacock language" in the article, and there was no sales-pitch terminology. Yet, the article (titled BeyondLive) was deleted by the user "Evil Saltine." According to Wikipedia, the articles should be allowed to evolve and become more substantiated by different sources. Ours basically got ripped away from us before we had a chance to do any of that.

I'd like to reinstate the article under whatever guidance you can give.

Thank You,

Dan Cauthorn

You may ask for a emailed copy by pasting {{Restore}} to the deleted page. I do not have access to archive. Marcus Qwertius (talk) 22:39, 7 June 2010 (UTC)


My Article

Why the heck would u delete that article there waz nothing wrong with it dont mess with my work again fool az i may try to create the page again but now it wont be easy thanks to u !! Udontneed2kno (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2010 (UTC)udontneed2knoUdontneed2kno (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Please withdraw speedy deletion

The article is referenced with interational headlines from the New York Times and Fox News. There is no possible way a reasonable good faith editor could conclude the topic is not notable. Please withdraw the speedy delete tag, it reflects poorly on your judgement and intentions. Bachcell (talk) 15:58, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

It still fails WP:Not news. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:01, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Your lack of good faith is showing: For example, routine news reporting on things like announcements, sports, or celebrities is not a sufficient basis for inclusion in the encyclopedia. This is a terrorism arrest with worldwide coverage, not the meeting of a butterfly club in the library on thursday afternoon. Please remove the speedy deletion. Do you think the 9/11 attacks or Fort Hood Shooting could be speedy deleted under NOT NEWS??? Gaza Flotilla? Get real. Please do not argue the notability of a plot that is going to be in the news for a week at least as these people appear in court. What is your actual motive for deleting the article? Are you enforcing a POV regarding terrorist incidents, as every terrorist incident article is similarly requested for similarly spurious grounds? Speedy delete is for truly non-notable topics like somebody's birthday party or birth notice, not terrorism arrests which are always notable if they hit the international headlines.Bachcell (talk) 16:53, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
No, people died in those events. Actually Nadal Malik Hasan went to AfD once. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:00, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes, and it reflects your lack of good faith that you would also claim Fort Hood was not notable. Now show some good faith and remove your speedy delete. If the 9/11 hijackers were arrested and nobody died, it's non-notable enough that you would delete that article too? You are showing a lack of NPOV by deleting a controversial topic. The fact that a topic is even controversial makes it notable. NPOV is neutral, balanced point of view, not NO point of view, and your're POV is showing. You cannot speedly delete to enforce your opinion of what should be in WP. Bachcell (talk) 17:16, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
I didn't say I took it to AfD. I just voted (keep) in it. I will not remove the speedy. That is for an admin to decide.Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:20, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
This is not for an admin to decide if it is obvious this is an abusive request. You have more than enough information to remove it yourself. So remove the speedy delete now before some similarly deletionist admin decides to act on it. Bachcell (talk) 17:34, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

IP on Talk:Barack Obama

Perhaps it would be better if you explained to him why he is wrong rather than inflaming him.--William S. Saturn(talk) 20:17, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Blocked, why hasn't he figured it out by now? Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 20:21, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Maybe he's right.--William S. Saturn (talk) 20:23, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Marcus, thanks for the heads up on the picture of Jennifer Rohn. I've added a CC licence. Cloning jedi (talk) 23:04, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK problem: Stone of the Pregnant Woman

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User talk:24.4.101.72

What are you referencing? I haven't touched the article you indicate. 24.4.101.72 (talk) 18:05, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Staying in flight for five years doesn't begin to address the notability and unreferenced problems with the article Vulture (UAV). Try finding some sources to back up the claims. 24.4.101.72 (talk) 18:27, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Don't bite newcomers

You really hurt me when I found that my article is now under the speedy deletion que. Could you help me? Thanks. Latintooth (talk) 19:11, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

User talk:Thelegendofgreatness

A final warning before any other was a bit over-the-top for creating and recreating a clearly nonsense article twice. I removed the warning I also left as it was an edit conflict - but it was at level 1, which I think was quite sufficient. I42 (talk) 19:52, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Replaced. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:55, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Thx! As it turns out, you appear to be right that they were here only to disrupt. I42 (talk) 20:15, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Title Edit

Hi Marcus, I recently added an article entitled Indra J Adler. This is a biography of a living person. It appears that the title of this article has been changed to 'Indra Adler'. I'm afraid that this needs to be changed back as the individual's name is infact Indra J. Adler. I have attempted to do this, however I do not think my account has been autoconfirmed yet. Would it be possible for you to do this for me? Many Thanks Jiajkbuzz (talk) 16:05, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

uh... help a noob out?

Ok, I am going nuts here. I don't see a single place anywhere on your user anything that is basically a "message" link/button. I guess you can remove this if it doesn't belong here but I don't see how I'm supposed to contact you.

I'm a new user. I recently created the cottonwood borer article and you marked it for deletion. I received a message telling me I could remove the prod, but am completely lost as to how to do that. In fact, I think it has been removed already? Anyway, please don't delete the article. It is an important insect and yada yada. Can you show me how to remove this 'prod' tag or help me out or something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Razarax (talkcontribs) 17:48, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Stone of the Pregnant Woman

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M113 APC article

My original edit to the M113 APC article read:

One notable ARVN unit equipped with the M113 APC, the 3d Armored Cavalry Squadron, earned the Presidential Unit Citation (United_States).


You noted that it did not conform to Wikipedia's verifiability policy, and you undid it. Does this conform to Wikipedia's verifiability policy?

One notable ARVN unit equipped with the M113 APC, the 3d Armored Cavalry Squadron, earned thePresidential Unit Citation (United States). [1] [2]


Thank you in advance TnCom (talk) 21:32, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 21:41, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!!! TnCom (talk) 22:07, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Worldwide Student Identity Card (WSIC)

Dear Marcus,

Worldwide Student Identity Card (WSIC) is a new card that is been issue free of charge to under-privileged student worldwide, our first branch will open in Miami and Brazil in the next 30 days. The organization has pending membership of WYSE Travel Confederation and other travel organization, our website studentid.us in been build as we speak. Why would you feel the need to mark it for deletion? International Students Travel Association, Inc. is a register corporation. Please explain your move??? Thanks I will wait to hear from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by65.2.72.137 (talk) 22:35, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I reclassified the speedy deletion as CSD A7 since this card is still not notable. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 03:06, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Um

Was this intended for the IP? Sorry I was confused. It's okay, I've had much ruder. Thanks Tommy2010 [message] 15:31, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

For IP. I left that message before you responded but I'm not retracting it. Am leaving an explanation on IP's talk.Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 15:37, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry for the confusion Tommy2010 [message] 15:38, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Grandma Cook's Yellow Angel Food Cake

I do understand the impulse that prompted you to tag this article for deletion; I completely agree that it should not remain, because recipes are specifically covered under WP:NOTGUIDE. Unfortunately I could not agree that the topic met any criterion for speedy deletion. I have therefore removed the speedy tag and its associated hangon tag and replaced it with a PROD tag; should the PROD tag be removed, I have watchlisted the article and will take it to AfD. My apologies for substituting my judgment for yours; if you have any questions or problems, I'm at your service. Accounting4Taste:talk 15:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Grandma Cook's Yellow Angel Food Cake

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Redirect of Gary Brooks Faulkner

Why did you redirect it? There is no info in Osama bin Laden covering Gary Brooks Faulkner. —Precedingunsigned comment added by Samorat (talkcontribs) 16:39, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Names of Ho Chi Minh City

ah whoops - does Names of Ho Chi Minh City have to be created via a merge? Sorry, it's the first time I've created an article that I've worked on in my own user space. --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 17:17, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

No problem. An admin will fix this soon. In the meantime all edits should be made to the userspace version. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:20, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Bluebell Falls

Hi, you've now twice added the {{close paraphrase}} tag to this article, without taking this to the article Talk page as you are supposed to do. Can you identify a specific sentence or section that you believe is in breach of copyright in this article (at the Article Talk page, which is where you should have discussed this)? As far as I can tell, nothing in this article has copied specific phrases. --HighKing (talk) 18:26, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Ta. Was there any others that you feel might fall foul of paraphrasing? --HighKing (talk) 19:27, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Naa. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:29, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks & Questions

Hi, Marcus.

Thank you for your assistance moving my page C.A.Walker Research Solutions. I have questions:

1) I read this stuff about Closing Instructions and frankly, it's confusing. Do I need to add this to my discussions page? "This article has been renamed per the above move request"

2) When I was building the page in my sandbox, I tried to upload the company logo CAWLogo.jpg‎ and it was deleted by a bot. Now that the page is moved can I re-upload it, or ask the bot to put it back, or what? I'm pretty confused how to handle adding a logo with permission by the company owner.

3) Now that the page is moved I can delete it from my sandbox right?

Thank you! RebekahRpaul9578 (talk) 19:06, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome. Am proceeding to do numbers 2 and 3. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:08, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, don't worry about #1. That's for administrators to use and has been taken care of. Mind copy editing your article for a neutral point of view?Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:17, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

It might take a week or two for the image to get undeleted because of the backlog. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:18, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Marcus, I spent considerable time editing the article to submit what I thought was a 'neutral point of view.' Nearly every sentence is cited with articles that we did not publish. I'm really not sure what is being asked of me to do in order to make 'neutral'?Rpaul9578 (talk) 20:13, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Habba syndrome

Someone posted on requested medical articles [5] a while back. I added this page based on an Uptodate article. This is usually sufficient for notability but I agree it is borderline.--Doc James (talk ·contribs · email) 18:05, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Copper alloys in aquaculture article

Hi Markus: I am a relatively new editor and was transferring this article from my user subpage to the article space. I inadvertently posted it to a talk page...and then cut and pasted it to article space - instead of the move button. This apparently created some problems which tagged the article. I will ask an admin to review the situation so that the entire article history moves to the newly posted article. Is that OK. Sorry again. Enviromet (talk) 18:09, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

No prob.Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:12, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

cassandra clare article

hey there! i was in the process of extensively editing the page when you made your contributions. If you'd like, double check to make sure I didn't miss anything new you added! Infoaddict1 (talk) 19:01, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Dallas Elementary School

Are you sure that Dallas Elementary School is part of the Paulding County School District? Neither article mentions the other. Everard Proudfoot (talk) 19:41, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

I went to their site which had a link to their district. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:44, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
OK, cool, thanks. Everard Proudfoot (talk) 19:52, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

File source and copyright licensing problem with File:XLERATOR 800 x 800.jpg

I will update the image with its source. It is from www.exceldryer.com. The company wants its images to be open to use in public places like Wikipedia. If the company wanted to email Wikipedia to approve this particular use of the image, whom would they email? Thanks for your comments on the image, I'd like it to stay up. —Preceding unsigned comment added byHelvetica13 (talkcontribs) 16:15, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

LGV / TGV articles

LGV is the better/official french name for 'TGV track'. I was in the process of moving the TGV track construction article to a new article LGV construction (rail) when the bot and you got involved. Can we please do it my way?

Why didn't you use the Move tab? Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:26, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Call me old fashioned, but I had no idea there was a Move tab. I love the idea. But of course now the Move tab doesn't work (I just tried) because the LGV construction (rail) article exists :-( KevinCuddeback (talk) 18:34, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Requesting an admin. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:35, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
What sort of help will the admin be? (or what sort of help was requested)
I requested the move at requested moves as uncontroversial [6] but Anthony Appleyard took it to discussion. You can comment on the requested move on the talk page. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 23:37, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Is the move tab new? Certainly, hiding it under a "down arrow" in my UI has kept it out of view.
Sorry about not signing. KevinCuddeback (talk) 18:41, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Its been here at least since December 2008 or when I joined the project. Maybe it was only used by admins until recently? The Move tab was more accessible before we switched to vector skin. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:44, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Help

Mr Qwertyus, may I ask if you would be so kind to help me my talk page? Thank you.Commanderneyo77 (talk) 14:34, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

help again

Mr. Qwertyus, sorry to disturb you but could you help me With a picture on my infobox, Just so you know it would Be the F-22 Raptor. -Commanderneyo77 (talk) 18:59, 19 June 2010 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done Before you even asked! Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:00, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Im sorry again, looks like my brother deleted the F-22. I dont know how to get it back up. The F-16 would be better anyway. I am very very sorry about this. Im changing my password so he cant get through. Commanderneyo77 (talk) 23:50, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

P.A.W.S.

May I ask why you flagged an under construction article CSD C1 while I was actively editing it?Koman90 (talk), Network+ 20:46, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

{{Uw-draftfirst}}. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 20:59, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, it seems I also denied your WP:CSD request of this article. Sure, it would be nice if everyone drafted their articles before posting them to mainspace but it is not required. They clearly tagged it as under construction, you are obligated to assume their good faith in doing so. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:25, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

UAA report/made up deadline

I'm not sure where you think you got the authority to issue an ultimatum to User:Jansport87 about their username. Usually if a name is not so blatantly outside of policy as to warrant an immediate block we move the report to the holding pen where it can sit for up to a week, substantially longer than the 36 hour deadline you decreed. In this case I don't even think the name is blockable at all and have advised Jansport87 to ignore both your deadline and your request that they change their name. If the name isn't causing an actual problemthen nothing is solved by blocking the user, and the potential of losing a good contributor over a non-issue like this far outweighs the risks of letting them edit with this username as they have been doing without trouble for several months now. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:16, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

wth

why did u do that —Preceding unsigned comment added byDeathVivaSpideyHarryPercy10 (talkcontribs) 16:24, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit conflict. tends to happen with editing tools. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:26, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

MICHELLE JENNER

Greetings from Spain! Forgiveness is that I have locked the computer and I could not finish the article. A greeting. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Campeones 2008 (talkcontribs) 16:35, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Would you like a copy of your deleted article? Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:39, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

copyright question

Hello I have a question about the article on Mose Kalev. we have a copy of a article where he was interviewed in a colorado paper and it has images he did for ralph lauren of his ranch, can we post these or would we need the permission of his agent to do that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Carrojb (talkcontribs) 17:57, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah. You will have to go through the process outlined here [7]. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:30, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

hi

hey could u plz get rid of 22 armdale? —Preceding unsigned comment added byDeathVivaSpideyHarryPercy10 (talkcontribs) 19:05, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Can't. I have to let the discussion run its course. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:08, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Concerning article "Thierry Lang"

Hi, because Thierry Lang is a living composer, Wikipedia is going bazonkers. I just want to say I translated the article of the French Wikipedia. That's my source. I heard him multiple times on the national classical radio station, thought I'd look him up, wasn't on Wikipedia in English, so translated it. I have no idea how to solve the sourcing problem, because my changes are instantly reversed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GodowskyIsDead (talkcontribs) 19:56, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

File:CAWLogo.jpg

Hi. One week ago, you used {{ImageUndeleteRequest}} template to request that File:CAWLogo.jpg be undeleted. I have restored this image and reset its countdown. Please note that unless it is added to an article and the template removed, it will be re-deleted in one week.--B (talk) 20:05, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Quintesocial

Mr. Qwertyus, Is there any reason in particular that you have marked my page for speedy deletion? Would love to hear your feedback.

Thanks,

Laffittehl —Preceding unsigned comment added by Laffittehl(talkcontribs) 16:56, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

See if I interpreted this correctly:this social networking site is only available Portland, and Denver? -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:00, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

The articles been deleted now but you can ask for a copy from an administrator. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:04, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Mr. Qwertyus,

You are correct that Quintesocial is currently only available in the Portland and Denver markets, however Quintesocial's expansion will soon encompass Charlotte, NC and other territories as well. This is an emerging social networking site that I feel warrants a Wikipedia page for the sheer fact that it has already helped thousands in both those regions and will soon help many more on a more national scale in the months to come. Looking forward to your feedback on this.

Thanks

Laffittehl —Preceding unsigned comment added by Laffittehl(talkcontribs) 17:07, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Ask one of these admins to request that theyuserfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. You can continue to work on it until your networking site meets our notability guidelines. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:11, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Bounty Hunter film

Hi,

I updated the box office revenue for bounty hunter by following box office mojo

I entered the correct data. Please let me know your comments if i had done anything wrong.

Your feedback is most welcome

Thanks

Sriram —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolguychn (talkcontribs) 17:37, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

I still need a citation. There is a "cite" tab in the editing menu, click it, hit the "templates" button and scroll to the "cite web" button and fill in the blanks. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:43, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

User Page Protection

Hey there, I just wanted to let you know that I protected your userpage for 1 week to help deal with this string of vandalism you seem to be experiencing , if you would like me to extend it to indef, or unprotect it, feel free to ask :). Best, Mifter (talk) 17:57, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Moncena Dunn

I have added the name of the Congressional Committee. Is the article OK now? Schmausschmaus (talk) 00:17, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Janet Jackson Submission is no hoax

Hi Marcus,

Just wondering why you think that my story about purchasing the towel that covered up Janet Jackson in the Superbowl is a hoax/untrue? I was hired as a production assistant in Dec. of 2003, and worked for a month on location at Reliant Stadium...

The day of the event I was stationed on the first floor of the stadium watching the game, and I was radioed by my production coordinator. There was a request for us to take the "P" card (purchasing credit card) and buy a official Superbowl towel for the show. We had no idea why (since we had purchased 400 towels already that week) but we did it anyway and handed it over to the staff. The next time we saw the towel it was on stage covering her up. It was obvious that it was purchased for that reason because she was handed that towel specifically, even though there were many normal towels under the stage (which we were using to dry off the stage because it was raining outside. I saw this from the 50 yard line, and not sure if the towel-handing part of the show was aired nationally.

Here are a couple pics of me from the gig: http://twitpic.com/1z4di8 http://twitpic.com/1z4d9x

I have altered the entry because I didn't want to have that be the reason that my page was taken down, but it happened. I can provide more evidence and references if needed for any other source. I did not start this page, but seeing how it concerns me I have made edits to try and make it as accurate as possible. I'm not sure what the multiple "problems" are with this article, but you seem to be an expert on wiki so if there is anyway you could help me fix this article, it would be much appreciated.


-The Cheese (Carl Kocis) —Preceding unsigned comment added byThecheesefeed (talkcontribs) 00:37, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Ease friend

  • Hi, friend.I've just noted you that you've been putting deletion tag just after an article is created.You should slow down.Chech the wikipedia policy here.You should give some time to article's author so that he can improve it.RegardsMax Viwe | Wanna chat with me? 16:13, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Your referring to The New York Foundation and Manifesto (book) no doubt? I will slow down on tagging good faith articles from now on. Thanks. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:17, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah,I just wanted to tell you that if you think that the article is good faith then you should send it to afd instead of putting deletion tag. Regards Max Viwe | Wanna chat with me? 16:34, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inkfruit

Can you please explain why you struck Claritas's !vote in this discussion? --Ron Ritzman (talk) 00:08, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Mistake. Whap! -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 00:12, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Ok fair enough. If you were trying to strike your nomination I can close it as "nomination withdrawn". As it stands right now, I've relisted it for another 7 days. --Ron Ritzman (talk) 00:21, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
No just thought he/she ivoted twice but realized first one was just a comment. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 00:23, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


Speedy deletion converted to PROD: Lima by Fathima Shajahan

Hello Marcus Qwertyus. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on Lima by Fathima Shajahan to a proposed deletion tag, because I do not believe CSD applies to the page in question. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 04:29, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Ultra lob wedge

As requested, this article it now listed at AfD. Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ultra lob wedge. Regards, wjematherbigissue 09:57, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

what else do you recommend?

on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Burroughs I got a delete recommendation from you. I'll be glad to fix as needed. What do you recommend?---- —Preceding unsigned comment added byPostmodernscribe (talkcontribs) 19:02, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Not much you can do. 1 picture book isn't going to meet our notability requirements. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:06, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Social party imberakuri

What to do with this French article?please Check it out.Max Viwe | Wanna chat with me? 19:27, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

ThanksMax Viwe | Wanna chat with me? 19:31, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

American Vigilante

Mark, Gary Brooks Faulkner deserves a page. Obviously, I hadn't had the chance to create the page he deserves, as there was only a single sentence posted. The page will be glorious. I even used a citation from the Associated Press to back up my whopping sentence. What is the deal, man? —Preceding unsigned comment added by STEGASAURUS REX(talkcontribs) 19:57, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

A debate I initiated concluded that the article was not neccessary. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 20:00, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Marc, Funny that there is now a page for Mr. Faulkner. Even funnier is that the debate that you initiated had more votes to keep the page than to delete it. You are a power hungry wiki-freak and are abusing your imagined powers. Shame. —Precedingunsigned comment added by STEGASAURUS REX (talkcontribs) 00:23, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion converted to PROD: SeaDream II

Hello Marcus Qwertyus. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on SeaDream IIto a proposed deletion tag, because I do not believe CSD applies to the page in question. Thank you.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 20:38, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletetion Laurence Traiger

I have added reliable sources, and removed the tag.Mwinog2777 (talk) 17:59, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Stone of the Pregnant Woman

Hello Marcus. I appreciate how you have been taking care of the article, but I feel that it is better served if we only cite from the scholarly articles. Sometimes less is more. I can make the French and German material available to you, if you like. Regards Gun Powder Ma (talk) 08:41, 28 June 2010 (UTC)


is there anyway people can discuss whether it is right to have an article on Mr. Sakalauskas or is it just that you put up red flags and they get deleted quickly whathever ? —Preceding unsigned comment added byNefesf9 (talkcontribs) 16:38, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

If you expand the article it will not be deleted. In the mean time stop removing the red tags. -- Marcus Qwertyus(talk) 16:40, 28 June 2010 (UTC) i add refrecnes, and he is a very important man, this terrible affront to pride of liothuanaia. —Precedingunsigned comment added by Nefesf9 (talkcontribs) 16:41, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

He's trying to get references now. Peridon (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

I wrote two articles, and now I cant edit one of them and only the other, and people have tried to delete both of them. Its not fair. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nefesf9 (talkcontribs) 17:19, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm sure an admin with access to the page will implement the changes you put on the talk page. -- Marcus Qwertyus(talk) 17:21, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

HOW dare you !

why are you trying to make all my articles get deleted ? Peter and Polly the Penguin has lots of refernces and you say in your summary that it isnt real ? shame on you ! read better ! Nefesf9 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:06, 28 June 2010 (UTC).

That was a comment to user:wuhwazdat. Am not implying it was a hoax. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 18:09, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

not real person product or company or band either ? I mean why can you just try and delete everything I write. you must hate me.Nefesf9 (talk) —Precedingundated comment added 18:13, 28 June 2010 (UTC).

Altered Speedy Deletion rationale: The half blood shinx

Hello Marcus Qwertyus, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I have deleted a page you tagged (The half blood shinx) under a different criteria, because the one you provided was inappropriate or incorrect. CSD criteria are narrow and specific, and the process is more effective if the correct deletion rationale is supplied. Consider reviewing the criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any queries, please let me know. Thanks again!Kingpin13 (talk) 00:21, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

another page gone..

my page on Epilepsy York region was deleted, i made my case to "orangemike" and he said that wikipedia was not the place to "publicise an organization", but that is not my intent. i am simply presenting a NPO that has been around since 1988 and who are an important part of the community. there are many other NPO's up on wikipedia and i do not understand how this is different. Purpleepilepsy (talk) 14:30, 29 June 2010 (UTC)June 29

Yrjö Leino

Whoops.  :) Everard Proudfoot (talk) 20:47, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Sockpuppet Investigation

I noticed that you commented on the sockpuppet investigation on [8]. I was just curious if there is a way to speed the process up a bit, or what the process is at all. Don't know if you can help, but I thought I'd see. (sorry, I always forget to sign these things.)Sodapaps (talk) 16:20, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

These things can be quite lengthy. There are 8 cases in front of yours but they can closed out of order. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:27, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Mindaugas Piecaitis

Hi Marcus. I moved Mindaugas Piecaitis to my user page so I can work on it. Melba1 (talk) 17:15, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:16, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Sure :) But first, would you look it over & improve it if you have time? (Having a little trouble with the reflist.) Melba1(talk) 18:01, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Noted (your last communication re Did You KNow). Melba1 (talk) 18:32, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

SimpleVote?

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What's that? I cannot seem to get anything working after importing/refreshing. I am watching this page, so please reply here.Timneu22 · talk 17:37, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

With vector you'll need to vote on the log page next to the edit button. -- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 17:41, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Well that's fancy stuff!! Cool, thanks. — Timneu22 · talk 17:42, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Your autopatrolled suggestion

Thank you for your suggestions, which I'm sure were well meant. However I'm always reluctant to apply for things, so I think I will give it a miss. Fuller reply at my talk page. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 18:49, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Maru doll

Hello Marcus Qwertyus. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Maru doll, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 does not apply to dolls. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 00:51, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

July 2010

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Good catch

Wow, that was fast...thanks. Cheers,C628 (talk) 15:36, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

I keep a close eye on pages. Even at 3 in the morning.
Anyhow, one of the victims in the 2010 ABB plant shootings (an article we worked on) turned out to be my friend's dad. He was trying to rescue one of his fellow employees and got shot up pretty bad but survived. Also the perpetrators son used to go to our school. Small world, eh? They never did find a motive. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 04:56, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Wow...I'd certainly say so. You seem to have a knack for being near these things; I'd hope it doesn't go any further. C628(talk) 02:56, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Twinkle

Thanks for the info :)--Iankap99 (talk) 03:22, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for the message, Marcus. Take it easy. :) -Fnlayson (talk) 23:08, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing! Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 00:07, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

1992–93 A.C. Milan season

Could you stop hunting that article down, now. Thanks. I've added sources, and there's nothing wrong with the tone or anything. There's no reason to pick on me because of a thing that doesn't even exist. I write my articles as I do in my native Swedish Wikipedia, and there nobody complains about it, so could you stop stalking me, please.Roslagen (talk) 17:35, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

There are problems. Namely "enjoyed a second consecutive successful season" and other peacock words. I am not stalking you. I am a new page patroller and that is my job. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 17:41, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism from 70.132.203.143

I have read your report at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism on 70.132.203.143. It seems that there is now a range block on this. However, if there hadn't been then I would not have known what range to block. For future reference it helps in such cases to indicate other IPs that are involved, so that a suitable range can be calculated. JamesBWatson (talk) 18:55, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Duly noted. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 18:54, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Range block obviously not working. List forthcoming. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 19:01, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

I have placed a new range block which covers 70.132.203.143, 70.132.202.16, and 70.132.206.79. If you know of any more let me know on my talk page. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:07, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

I have received your more complete list. Unfortunately the range is so wide that a single block across them all would catch over 200 million IP addresses, which would be unacceptable. I will look into the possibility of a number of smaller range blocks, but it may not be possible.JamesBWatson (talk) 19:16, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

That's a lot of collateral. If the problem persists I'll just have my userpage protected indefinatly. Not sure about jimbo though.Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 19:22, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

The IPs at present split into three smaller ranges plus 4 individual IPs which are on their own. it would be possible to block them in separate subranges, which would catch six thousand and odd IPs. This would still be too many to accept in the long term, but it might be acceptable for short-term blocks. Unfortunately we would almost certainly find there were new IPs coming up in the gaps between those ranges, so we would have more to block. It may be worth trying to contact an admin who has more experience of this kind of problem than I have, but I'm afraid I think it is likely to be a question of continually blocking piecemeal for short times as new IPs crop up, and hope the vandal gets bored and gives up or (less likely) gets a life. Keep telling me of new instances, though, and for the moment I will do what I can.JamesBWatson (talk) 19:36, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


I think on the whole that the best thing to do is just to keep blocking them as they come, and not feed the troll. If you like I will semi-protect your talk page, but I don't recommend that as it would prevent access by other new and unregistered users. JamesBWatson (talk) 13:59, 8 July 2010 (UTC

Actually go ahead and indef my userpage and temporarily semi-protect my talk page. I've got my email listed on my userspace and will leave an explanatory note at the top of this page. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 15:52, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Done. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:12, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Fenton Williams

Dear Marcus: Thanks for the message. If I make the article about Fenton Williams a "stub" will it have a better chance to not being deleted. What else can I do to make this article more legitimate? Bryan Bieber (talk) 14:02, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Account creator

This is my confirmation edit. Looking take on new responsibilities. Marcus Qwertyus(signs his posts) 06:52, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for applying to access the account creation tool. I have approved your request. You may now access the toolhere. Before you do so, please read the tool's guide to familiarise yourself with the process. You may also want to join #wikipedia-en-accounts on irc and the mailing list. If you do not have an irc client you can use the webchat on my site here. Keep in mind that the ACC tool is a powerful program, and misuse may result in your access being suspended by a tool administrator. Also, this is for access to the account creation tool; this does not include the account creator right, which can be granted if needed once you have some experience. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Thank you for your work in user name patrol and for your interest in participating in the account creation process. delirious &lost~hugs~ 09:22, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

FYI: Sydney r. martin not an attack page

Just any FYI... The article wasn't an attack page as written by the original author. An IP came along and turned it into an attack page. The article was still deleted for being non-notable. I left a follow-up comment for the User:Favoritenumberis7. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 03:39, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Noted. Thank you. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 03:42, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

User:Dybuster/Dybuster en test

Er...where is the consensus to move this spamfest to mainspace? – ukexpat (talk) 01:32, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Moot point, now G11'd. – ukexpat (talk) 02:39, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

WT:MILHIST

I suggest you contact either Caden or Ranger Steve directly. Edit summaries are not the best place to explain one's actions.Nev1 (talk) 21:41, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

SBNR "Spiritual But Not Religious"

Thanks for holding my hand with SBNR.... Steep learning curve here for a newbie. Thechiefgood (talk) 21:41, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing. Marcus Qwertyus (signs his posts) 19:35, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Just so you know

I don't want you to think I hate you or that I would perpetually oppose you at RFA or anything like that, but communication is an important part of an admin's job and it seems like you need a little work in that department. An error in judgement of my own causedmy first RFA to go down in flames, but I learned from my mistakes and made it through onmy second try and was even supported by the user who had brought up the damning evidence in the first place. I'm sure you could do the same given some time. Beeblebrox (talk) 05:05, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

for the nomination. Squam256 (talk) 18:40, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Apologies

I'd just created Piquet Carneiro train crash and felt a bit peeved when the expand and orphan tags were so quickly put on; never mind. I have calmed down now and added an infobox to the article now; feel free to re-add the tags, I promise not to remove them again !GrahamHardy (talk) 21:31, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Never noticed they were gone! I usually add an expand tag if the article is not long enough to be split into sections nut it's okay now.Marcus Qwertyus 21:34, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

That 70's Show

Marcus, can you please look at the reblanking of the cast summaries in this article? You reverted the change once. You can see my discussion with the user who insists it's better this way in the Cast Biographies section. I disagree with the user but said I would let you deal with it. I'm not sure if your silence on this issue means you've changed your mind or just haven't noticed. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:22, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Requests for adminship

Marcus Qwertyus 19:35, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

splitting articles

Hi, I see that you split some of the content of Estadio Nacional (Lima) to create 1964 Lima football riot, but you don't seem to have added the various talk page templates required by WP:SPLIT to ensure that the edit history is preserved.

The chunk of text you copied is a rather a mess, with two versions of the same content (one translated worse than the other from the same source perhaps?) and needs a lot of work done on it! PamD (talk) 19:31, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm about to go offline. If i interpreted the article right then there are quite a few articles I created that I need to attribute.Marcus Qwertyus 19:35, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Christian testimony

I thought so too, at first. But it's actually spam promotion of someone's book. Cheers. Taroaldo (talk) 00:57, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm kind of a shoot first ask questions later guy. Marcus Qwertyus 01:00, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I can respect that. :) Taroaldo (talk) 01:12, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank You!

Thank you, Marcus, for the warm welcome and the gooey batch of cookies. All are appreciated! --AlanEarl (talk) 17:50, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Good sir

Hiya Marcus! Just a friendly note that I declined your speedy deletion tagging of First person to own Apple's Ipad. Although the articledoes indeed indicate significance, I did not see it as a very significant significance, so have nominated it for deletion. SeeWikipedia:Articles for deletion/First person to own Apple's Ipad. Best regards mate, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

July 2010

Please refrain from making test edits in Wikipedia pages, even if you intend to fix them later. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you. There is a dedicated page for testing Twinkle and other tools atUser talk:Sandbox for user warnings. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:35, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

You should also link the two accounts as outlined at WP:SOCK#NOTIFY. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:38, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Thanks for the info, however the test I needed required a blank user talk page. The problem with twinkle has been fixed now.Marcus Qwertyus 19:39, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

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Air Force Portal Administrator

I am looking for an editor or editors to take over administration of the US Air Force Portal. If you think you might be interested please see the Portal Administration section on the talk page to see what is involved and comment there if you’re interested or have any questions.Ndunruh (talk) 17:13, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

CSD

Hi. Thanks for being quick to tag Allan Dybczak for speedy. It might be a hoax, but as we don't know this, do remember to courtesy blank (WP:CBLANK) the page in case it does just happen to be an attck on a real person. Cheers.--Kudpung(talk) 21:36, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

You beat me to the courtesy blank. I did a google and it also appears to be a hoax. Marcus Qwertyus 21:38, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Abdul Malik

If an article has no categories on it at all, could you please use the {{uncat}} template instead of the {{catimprove}} one? The latter is for articles that already have some categories on them but need additional ones (e.g. if an article is filed in Category:Living people but doesn't have a nationality or occupational category on it); the former template is meant for articles that have no categories on them at all. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 04:11, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I usually try to add categories after tagging them but sometimes I forget. Also catimprove is a tiny bit friendlier than uncat. Marcus Qwertyus 19:16, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I have not copied copyrighted material from other sources.

Not sure what you mean by that, I have made no such copies. Children of the dragon (talk) 20:38, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

You didn't repeatedly copy material from about.com? We can not accept paraphrased material either. Marcus Qwertyus 20:41, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry!

I thought I did something wrong and was trying to fix it! Ha! Sorry, I'm still trying to get the hang of Wikipedia. I'll let you get on with it. Lalaland007 (talk) 23:05, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

No problem! Marcus Qwertyus 23:06, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Oplan 5027

Expand it? You misunderstand my MO here brother. I find these small bits in the news and start a stub in order to lure others to do my research for me. I have nothing else to add to this article, although I am still looking. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 23:16, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay. Okay. Jeez. Marcus Qwertyus 23:20, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Melissa Walton

Thanks for the nominating the article, but it will have a mass of sources in ten minutes. :)RAIN the ONE (Talk) 23:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Marcus Qwertyus 23:28, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

A Thousand and One Nights (song)

Well, next time check the page in question: [17] Diego Grez what's up? 00:30, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

AfD

Hi. Marcus. I shouldn't have rePRODed THIS but I didn't realise you had already done one that was removed. It was removed again so I have put it up for AfD. --Kudpung (talk) 06:03, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

RE:Screenshot

No problem; I'm guessing you figured it out? :) -- bydandtalk 01:17, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Affirmantive. Marcus Qwertyus 18:54, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK

Thanks for checking over my FBI Seal DYK. Could you also please have a look at my nomination of Attorney General of Virginia's climate science investigation? It's been languishing since July 29th without any comments so far. -- ChrisO (talk) 21:04, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

Hi Marcus, Thanks for the welcome. I have been using wp for years (who has not?), so I thought that it was time I made an effort to pay back a little. Also I am bumming around Thailand now, so this would be a good place to start.

A question, do you think it is beneficial to add the latlong of a tourism or site of interest in a Thai provincial or city page? My thinking is that as more people acquire a gps/smart phone, gps spots will become increasingly relied upon for navigation. Also, I dabble in waymarking, so I have acquired more than a few gps spots in Thailand. —Preceding unsignedcomment added by Ian@perth (talkcontribs) 17:46, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

That would be great. Also you could put up infoboxes as well. Marcus Qwertyus 17:54, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Duane Earl Pope‎

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Erma EMP-35

Hi Marcus, I was just looking at the World War 2 German submachine guns when I looked at the French guns I saw the submachine guns, I was guessing the French soldiers stole the fallen German soldiers guns. The submachine gun Erma EMP-35 was not listed on the german submachine guns list. I was asking permission to see if I could correct that if neccesary. commanderneyo77 (talk) 22:01, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

What article? Also, you may be better off asking another editor more familiar with the article. Marcus Qwertyus 22:15, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

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User: Rai Muhammad Saleem Bhatti

Hi Marcus. I noticed a message you left on the talk page of the user above when I came across his edits at Saurabh Singh Shekhawat. I don't know whether these edits are the disruptive edits you refered to, so you might want to look at it. I don't know what the appropriate steps would be. Cheers. PINTofCARLING (talk) 17:39, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Dealt with. Thanks for letting me know. Marcus Qwertyus 20:11, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

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Greetings!

Just passing on the WikiLove that I received from Thesevenseas  :D Melba1 (talk) 11:30, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

I beg your pardon, from User:Thesevenseas. Melba1 (talk) 11:35, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Appreciated. Thanks! Marcus Qwertyus 12:49, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 3 April 2010 Baghdad shootings

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I am mystified by your nomination. Please explain. Marcus Qwertyus 22:57, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
As I said in the PROD I think it fails WP:NOTNEWS and WP:EVENT - particularly in the lack of widespread, significant or in depth coverage. I'd suggest merging the article into the list of terrorist incidents in the country (or if that does not exist to create it)--Errant [tmorton166] (chat!) 09:40, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
FYI I created such an article: List of terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2010. From first run through I would suggest that 20 June 2010 Baghdad bombings and 3 April 2010 Baghdad shootings could be completely merged (the former I believe is already at that stage) and redirected there. --Errant [tmorton166] (chat!) 10:23, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm no fan of list articles but the proposed merging would do much to consolidate other non-notable incidents. I'm going to try and expand my article after which you may take it to AfD. Marcus Qwertyus 18:09, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

UK Election Maps

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I did the four tildes to sign my post, but it's saying unsigned. Just so you don't think I'm being rude or anything.

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User:Jansport87

I remember your RfA, and I'm trying to get involved in the relevant CCI, that's how I know this. It seems that this account was a sock after all. Just figured you might want to know that if you didn't already. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 16:56, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

I saw. I'll help with the CCI.Marcus Qwertyus 17:23, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Someone else made the connection to more socks: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/OSUHEY/Archive. VernoWhitney(talk) 21:18, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
Oy vey! Marcus Qwertyus 21:21, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Window to Paris

As the creator literally admits this is a (poorly) Google-translated version of the article from the Russian wikipedia, doesn't that technically make it db-foreign? HalfShadow 20:13, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't know. I asked your question on Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion.Marcus Qwertyus 20:21, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
If you really wanted to get technical, it could even be considered copyvio: he's just taking the original article, running it through a translator and posting it. Copyvio applies to wikis, right? HalfShadow 20:23, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
I think if you attribute it then it's okay but could be wrong.Marcus Qwertyus 20:26, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

"Released"

"Relased" does not mean the company has relinquished its rights to the image, but that it's allowed the US Navy to use the image. These inages are not public domain. See File:USS America (LHA-6) - 050718-O-0000X-001.jpg for how a similar issue was handled. I'm still trying to find the original discussion page about that image, which explains the issue in better detail. If you've added any other images to Commons that were "released", you should proably see about having them removed. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 23:19, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

At least one other. Thanks. Marcus Qwertyus 23:20, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
OK. The P-8 images is a very good one, so it's a pity we can't use it! But since we have other public domain images of the P-8, we can't claim fair-use on this one. :( - BilCat (talk) 23:24, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Fort Hood shooting

Hi Marcus,
One of your recent edits here seems to have 'broken' a ref and left a 'Cite error': "<ref name=KC1 />" see Diff (and look at the bottom of the page). Most of the refs are defined in the references section, not among the text as is more common. I fixed it by 'commenting out' the reference, which apparently gave an error as it was no longer being used. Just FYI.- 220.101 talk\Contribs 17:54, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

noted. Marcus Qwertyus 19:19, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

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List of fighter aircraft

Thanks for your comments about this article. If you're still interested in helping, note that I've moved the draft table toUser:Snottywong/List of fighter aircraft. Feel free to volunteer for a section on the talk page. If you have any thoughts about how to make the table better (particularly before we put a lot of work into it), please don't hesitate to start a discussion. Thanks! SnottyWong spout 16:09, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I added a whole bunch of aircraft to the list today. I think I'm done for the day, so if you were going to add some, you should be able to do so without edit conflicts. Also, I hacked together a quick javascript which made the work go a lot quicker for me. It's not pretty but it works. If you're interested in using it, let me know. SnottyWong spout 00:38, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll start adding more in a couple of hours. Maybe then I'll take another look at that js script. Marcus Qwertyus 00:45, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
It's at User:Snottywong/fighterextract.js. If you import it into your skin file, then anytime you edit an aircraft article (any article which uses the "Infobox Aircraft Type" template), it will try to parse the infobox for the relevant data. Then, it'll replace the article text (in the edit window only) with a pre-formatted table entry which you can copy and paste into the table (after cleaning it up). The infobox doesn't have a country field, so the script just defaults to US. The script also gets rid of all spaces, so sometimes you have to add them back in to the manufacturer name. SnottyWong squeal 00:56, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Oh, also: if the "Status" field of the infobox hasn't been filled out, it'll default to Retired (since I've only been working on retired aircraft). That might be important for you since you're working on newer ones. SnottyWong spill the beans 01:01, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Hey, I've finished adding through the "3rd generation" fighters. I know you've been starting from the newest ones and working in the opposite direction. Let me know where you're up to and we'll figure out how to meet in the middle without duplicating anything. I think we're pretty close to being done with the rote data entry. SnottyWong spill the beans 18:33, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Everything above the J-10 is done. I did a few more out of order so check before you add others (Ctrl + F). There were a few that weren't on the original list, particularly UAVs, so I'm going to go back later and add those. Marcus Qwertyus 19:50, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Are there UAV's out there that are actually considered fighters? As in, intended for air-to-air combat? I thought they were mostly for surveillance and bombing. Anyway, I think I'll probably have time to add the rest of the 4th generation fighters below the J-10 today. I'll double check that I'm not adding any duplicates. Then I'll sort it alphabetically again, and then I think we'll be ready to move it to the article. SnottyWong soliloquize 20:55, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism?

Since when is Wikipedia a conduit for lies and libel?

To state that only "one person" calls the M113 the Gavin when its obvious that thousands of people do is pure sour grapes--and deliberate LYING. When he edits a book and there are several others as co-authors who call the M113 the Gavin, you are not in any position to continue to LIE and say ONLY ONE PERSON calls the M113 the Gavin. If Mike has "followers" as you admit below---then you need to stop LYING that only one person is doing something. And if you google "m113 gavin" you will find THOUSANDS of web sites and pages that have nothing to do with Mike Sparks or any news organization so that is yet another lie.

Moreover, when the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Casey says he wants a GCV-Light of under 20 tons who are you "Marcus Qwertyus" to play god and delete his remarks?

HE IS THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.S. ARMY, that's REALITY, bud.

This is yet more proof why Wiki is not deserving of any of our donations because jerks think they can monopolize the pages and be accountable to no one and no amount of FACTS.

Marcus Qwertyus and anyone who acts like him as a conduit for lies and a censor of the truth are the ones VANDALIZING Wiki.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by98.88.209.220 (talk) 08:49, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Can I ask why [18] apparently well-sourced addition was reverted as vandalism? VernoWhitney (talk) 18:50, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

This IP is another member of Mike Sparks' army. Mike has an obsession with the M113 and has a hatred of wheeled vehicles like the Stryker and heavy vehicles like the 70 ton GCV. If you read the sources it says nothing about a "GCV-light". "GCV-Light" is an invention of Mike as seen in this video. Mike and his followers have been well warned and I will not continue to tolerate him and I hope you won't either. Marcus Qwertyus 18:59, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Okay, so that explains the Replacements section - what about the source for some people calling it Gavin? VernoWhitney(talk) 19:17, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Been discussed on the talk page before. That user will will have to get consensus if he wants to change the wording. Most websites that use the Gavin term are either Mike Sparks combat reformers or news organizations that have been misled into believing that is the correct name.Marcus Qwertyus 19:26, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I should've checked the talk page first. Cheers! VernoWhitney (talk) 19:30, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

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Foreign combat

Can you please explain why you object to the phrase foreign combat operations so strongly? Swarm X 22:08, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

If you'd just provide a reliable citation we could stop this silly edit war. Marcus Qwertyus 22:09, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
That doesn't answer my question. Why do you object to that phrase? It's not a controversial claim. Do you dispute the fact itself, or do you agree that it's true, but are just against it because there's no source? Swarm X 23:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
It is a controversial claim. I'm sure there are combat operations being carried out in the form of small scale operations such as raids.Marcus Qwertyus 17:34, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
By whom? The United States? Swarm X 07:31, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Anyone. Marcus Qwertyus 13:48, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
If you mean a coalition nation, the last one (Australia) withdrew on July 28, 2009. If you mean the United States, we have sources to support that US combat operations are over. If you mean Iraq in any sense, they don't qualify as a foreign nation, obviously. Which other foreign nation do you suspect is conducting combat operations if not a Coalition member and not the United States? Swarm X 20:20, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't suspect any particular foreign nation is conducting combat operations. I just want a source. Marcus Qwertyus 20:25, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I have provided a source taken from the Multinational Force Iraq article, it along with a source showing US combat operations have ended is enough sourcing for the claim. I might also remind you Marcus, much of the infobox isn't sourced but is self evident (you don't remove them, why is that?). Finally, in what way is sending me warnings productive? I'm an experienced member of a related wiki project and I have been here a long time, check your attitude my friend. G.R. Allison (talk) 11:33, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Also I must add, I don't see how this is controversial, it's just you that seems to object (perhaps given your interest in the US military) that the US be changed to 'Coalition' or 'Foreign'. You then try and send me warnings in an attempt to shut me up? Poor show.G.R. Allison (talk) 11:35, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Ref looks valid so I have no reason to revert. Marcus Qwertyus 17:31, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

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Why have you edited my user page?

Marcus, why have you taken it upon yourself to edit my user page? Leaving me with an edit summary of just "?" You have removed the word "Thanks" for no reason. Please refrain from doing so, you have no right or reason to do it. G.R. Allison (talk) 12:06, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

See Ownership and editing of user pages. Userpages cannot be owned. If Cluster duck is your account, you must follow the procedure at Alternative account notification.Marcus Qwertyus 19:40, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Marcus I am aware I literally do not own my user page ('my user page' meaning the user page associated with my account and not one I legally own) but you know fine well what I meant. You still have not addressed my question. You have edited my user page with no explanation. If I may quote... "by convention others will not usually edit your user page itself, other than (rarely) to address significant concerns or place project-related tags". Also I find it very insulting that you appear to be accusing me of sock puppetry as a response to this rather than answer a direct question. Why did you remove the word "thanks"? G.R. Allison (talk) 20:13, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Also, I am in no way connected to the account 'Cluster duck'. G.R. Allison (talk) 20:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Do you have an answer for me Marcus? G.R. Allison (talk) 13:22, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Marcus it is poor form to fail to reply to an editor in cases such as this but on your own head be it, I'm done. G.R. Allison (talk) 22:44, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Categorization

I've been recategorizing a bunch of articles. If you have questions please direct them here. Marcus Qwertyus 20:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Why did you remove the Japanese SP rocket launcher system from the category of rocket artillery? Are you trying to set up some sort of hierarchy?--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:03, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Cat:Rocket artillery contains many towed and crew-served weapon systems. Marcus Qwertyus 22:08, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Help!

Hi im new to Wikipedia as you probably know, could you fix up the page i created about a mole who 'compomised' australian intelligence. George Sadil Its my second day and its way too confusing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sadil--Gargabookofayr (talk) 07:32, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/OSUHEY

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Recent edit re personal attack

in your recent edit at Talk:Mark I tank you removed/edited another user's comments. While I appreciate the sentiment behind the edit, it is still not the correct thing to do. The correct approach is to ask that the contributor either defend their comments which you consider to be contrary to assuming good faith and no personal attacks or apologise and retract them. It may be that the user spoke in haste and the heat of the moment and should be given the opportunity to respond. I will advise User:Andy Dingley that I have mentioned this to you.GraemeLeggett (talk) 16:24, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

I can't wait around for Andy to come to his senses. I can't allow my reputation to be damaged by someone who can't convey a point without using derogatory comments. I appreciate you going to talk to Andy about this though. Marcus Qwertyus 16:30, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Marcus, you seem to be removing User:Andy Dingley contributions to this page without any sort of response, you seem to be displaying a pattern of removing without discussion, as I said before (which you decided to ignore)... this is bad practice. G.R. Allison(talk) 18:21, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
I can can remove whatever I want from my talk page. Marcus Qwertyus 18:35, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
Your talk page? Didn't you say to me, "See Ownership and editing of user pages. Userpages cannot be owned"? It is convention to explain actions on Wikipedia and to at least reply to established editors (such as my question regarding your editing of the user page associated with my account). G.R. Allison (talk) 19:08, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
Personal attacks and off-topic material in particular can be removed from any page. Marcus Qwertyus 19:11, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
Removal seems entirely reasonable, IMHO. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:38, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Light_fighter

Hello. You made an error when creating this page, just letting you know I changed your edit to make the template work.--v/r -TP 21:58, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, never had this problem before with Twinkle. Thanks for letting me know. Marcus Qwertyus 22:02, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Creation of iPad original

Can you create your draft in your userspace and discuss this on the iPad article. I'd be interested in people's thoughts there. --Eraserhead1 <talk> 22:45, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

I'd rather create iPad (original) but merge iPad 2. I'd rather keep both but not sure how that will work out. I think I'm going to wait a little bit before moving it to the mainspace. Marcus Qwertyus 02:11, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
I think its an all-or-nothing thing. Post release of iPad 2 what you're saying probably makes sense, but it will need discussion. --Eraserhead1 <talk> 19:43, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
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Hello. I appreciate the Bold! direction you were going when you sent {{uw-mos3}} and {{uw-mos4}} to TfD. However, the uw-mos3 nomination was flawed as step #1 "tag the template" was not completed. As per the DRV process, Icontacted the deleting admin and asked him to review his deletion on the grounds that this was a stealth nomination. Heagreed and invited me to restore the template as he was unable to utilize his admin tools at the time.

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Thank you for notifying me. I believe that threatening users for violating the Manual of Style does no good. It is contrary to the blocking policy. I see blocking users for "persistently violating other policies or guidelines." but only in the context of severe disruptive editing. Editing is not disruptive if it is at least a little progressive. If this template is to be of any use it should at least be specific. A single-issue notice can suffice for notifying new editors. Marcus Qwertyus 12:26, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

MRAP move

I declined your speedy-rename request because I found another meaning for the term (that makes it a 3-way dab, so can't be handled with a hat-note in the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC article). Maybe send the disambiguation page to MRAP (disambiguation) (with hatnote on primary pointing there) instead of just nuking it? 09:48, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Read your mind. Can you move MRAP (armored vehicle) to MRAP now? Marcus Qwertyus 09:51, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
All set (and hatnote fixed). DMacks (talk) 09:54, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

WP NOT

WP NOT shouldn't be reworded on the basis of one particular situation without very general agreement. I support your view on the article, but I have reverted your change to the policy. I shall propose a change there, and it must be discussed there, and will probably require a general discussion, which is apt to be very protracted. DGG ( talk ) 15:08, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Criticism of Religion

I've reverted your tag on the Criticism of Religion page per my concerns I've raised on the article talk. I just wanted to inform you in case you wanted to respond, or make any proposals, etc. Thanks. Jesstalk|edits21:17, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Criticism

I don't think it matters Marcus, I just think it's bad form to tinker with a policy just after launching a discussion about it. Even if your edit was totally unrelated, I'd say remove all doubt and just don't touch the policy page. --FormerIP (talk) 22:31, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, your argument was about an article entitled "Criticism of...", the policy page had an example using "Criticisms of..." and you removed the s, thereby just possibly making it fit your case a little more clearly. It's not really about consensus, it's about when is an appropriate time to make tweaks to a policy page. --FormerIP (talk) 01:54, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Fahd page name

Hi there!

Concerning the move made to Fahd (vehicle), the previous name of the article was based on the name of the M113 armored personnel carrier article, albeit with brackets. Are you sure that counts as over-precision? I find vehicle to be somewhat vague.--Sherif9282 (talk) 14:09, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

The policy I was talking about was PRECISION. Personally I find that policy badly worded. If it were true Wedge (golf)could be moved to Wedge (sports) which would be inaccurate. I am throwing in a little COMMON SENSE by deciding titles that are also CONCISE. Marcus Qwertyus 23:36, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Alright then, in that case I guess we'll have to do with the new title. --Sherif9282 (talk) 23:44, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Quick Kill

You added a CSD to Quick Kill, which I thought was because you were converting from a dab to a hatnote. In any event, the result was a redirect to itself. I'm not quite sure what did happen or was supposed to happen, so I reverted Quick Kill to a recent version, can we try again?--SPhilbrickT 19:42, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Apparently when I added the csd to Quick Kill [19] twinkle got confused and copy-pasted everything from Quick kill to Quick Kill active protection system. Unless maybe you accidently appended part of the revision history from the quick kill disambiguation page.Marcus Qwertyus 21:26, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I'm pretty sure I caused the mess, but I'm not sure what is supposed to happen. Is Quick Kill supposed to go away? When I did the original delete, I was left with a redirect to itself, which was clearly wrong, so I tried to resurrect what it looked like before the deletion, and I probably did that wrong. Should I simply delete Quick Kill?--SPhilbrickT 22:17, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Fine where it is at. MarcusQwertyus

WP:POINT

Your actions at Gunfire were very WP:POINTy. Would you care to explain? — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 23:53, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't have a point to prove and I'm not even a deletionist. Marcus Qwertyus 00:09, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Then why edit the disambiguation page and nominate it for deletion to "show" that crappy articles exist? —The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 15:06, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

PS One

Regarding your edit to PlayStation (i.e. the splitting of PS One into it's own section) the PS one is a redesigned PlayStation, similar to the redesigns fo the PS2, PSP and PS3 that followed. A simple piece of proof can be found in the PlayStation (console) article. I tried to add the link to the edit summary of the reversion, but Twinkle doesn't tell you how many characters you have so it was too long. So, for convenience, here it is: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/12/06/sony_ps_one_sales_rocket/ Alphathon™ (talk) 00:53, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

You can disable the edit summary limiter in your preferences (Don't know why it's not defaulted). That source doesn't explicitly say that the PS one is a variant. The burden of proof goes to you. Seeing that PS one sales shattered PS 2 sales, do you oppose the creation of PS one?Marcus Qwertyus 01:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

List of reptilian humanoids

Multiple editors have come to the conclusion that the original reptilian humanoid article was a work of original research that did little except appear to endorse the ideas of David Icke via WP:SYN. If you feel this was in error, then add your opinion to the already voluminous discussion on the talk page. But do not restore the original article without discussion. Serendipodous 09:57, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

"Reptilians" is a term used by UFO conspiracists for evil reptilian aliens. The reptilian humanoids article deals with reptilian humanoids in general, not just "reptilians". Serendipodous 10:00, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. But just because reptilians are sometimes called reptilian humanoids that doesn't mean that all reptilian humanoids are reptilians. Serendipodous 10:42, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Can you cite that? If not reptilian humanoid should be redirected to reptilian. Marcus Qwertyus 10:46, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Can you cite that Quetzalcoatl, the dinosauroid and the Thetis Lake Monster are reptilians? "Reptilian humanoid" just means a reptile that looks like a human. That's all. It's not a specific term. Yes, most talk of reptilian humanoids is going to be about reptilians, but that doesn't mean that we can call every reptilian humanoid a reptilian. Serendipodous 10:52, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
All you have done is incorporate novel synthesis to conclude that these creatures fit your neologism. You have not even cited a definition that would make Reptilian humanoids different from reptilians. Marcus Qwertyus 11:01, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Find me a citation that employs "reptilians" the way you do. Show me that it means anything outside of UFO/NWO conspiracy theories. "Reptilians" is a term used to describe ONLY reptilian humanoids in conspiracy theories. It is NEVER used to describe reptilian humanoid gods or fictional characters, except by conspiracists. The burden of proof is on you here. Serendipodous 11:12, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Have you made your RfD comment? Because the section is not there. Serendipodous 18:32, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Purge cache. Marcus Qwertyus 19:18, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
It's still not there. I'm not sure you've completed the process. Serendipodous 20:17, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of iPad (original)

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Fahd APC

You know, there is one configuration of the Fahd, the Fahd 280-30, that can be considered an IFV. Shouldn't that category stay?--Sherif9282 (talk) 15:15, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

No I didn't realize that. I always like to have a category includes all the vehicles in the family. For instance Stryker would go in the AFV category and not the NBC vehicle, IFV, commander, reconnaissance and ATGM categories. Marcus Qwertyus 17:27, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Local page created for this weekend's meetup

I just created Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis to parallel the page on the WP10 site. Easy to watchlist! Hope to see you there. Cheers.--Chaser (talk) 15:21, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

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iPad 2

I've started a new section on the iPad talk page so that iPad 2 related content can be discussed. This is linkedhere. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 16:38, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

How do I change my username

Hey Marcus, I got a question for you. Do you know how to change a username? If so, can you please tell me how to do so?---Andeep3450 (talk) 08:53, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

You can change your name at WP:CHUS. If the username you want is already taken but doesn't already have any edits, go to WP:CHUU.Marcus Qwertyus 02:22, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

ipad

HJ is a good person, though he did make an error. Don't push him too hard, please. DGG ( talk ) 23:37, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough. I have a suspicion HJ either didn't or still hasn't read the full debate. Oh well. Something good may come of this like a rewording of Chrystal. MarcusQwertyus 23:44, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

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hi, just wondering what is the meaning of the heading "Is this table correct?" in the Wikipedia:Flagged_protection_and_patrolled_revisionspage. Did you mean to ask it in the talk page? Or did you forget to change the heading after experimentation? It seems it has been there since July 2009. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Subh83(talkcontribs) 21:35, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Reliable Sources

I have only included reliable sources. Blogs are allowed if done by professionals on the relevant topic. Thanks.-Eric H Eric H, on the meds (talk) 21:36, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Please seek consensus on the relevant talk pages. (Talk:Carlo Mattogno, Talk:Holocaust denial. Marcus Qwertyus 21:41, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks I have proposed to include the link on the discussion page.Eric H, on the meds (talk) 22:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

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Criticism of Wikipedia

I am about to go ahead with large-scale changes to address the non-neutrality of the Criticism of Wikipedia article. Are you still interested in helping? -- JTSchreiber (talk) 05:07, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Absolutely. Marcus Qwertyus 01:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
All of the Criticism of Wikipedia content is being merged into other articles and then the Criticism article will be turned into a redirect. Currently, the largest task is to copy/merge the "Criticism of the community" section into the Wikipedia article. Would you mind taking on that task? Please leave everything in the Criticism article until we're ready to put in the redirect. Thanks! --JTSchreiber (talk) 01:27, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Would it be easier to move that content to Wikipedia community? The Wikipedia#community is already quite long. Marcus Qwertyus 01:43, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
It's true that Wikipedia#community is already quite long, but Wikipedia community is currently just a redirect back to Wikipedia#community. It looks like the redirect -vs- article debate was pretty heated in the past. I suggest putting all the community content into the Wikipedia article for now. When we are done with the criticism article, we can start a discussion on Talk:Wikipedia about splitting out the community section by making "Wikipedia community" into an article again. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 03:46, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
I've started a draft in my userspace so when I'm done I can attempt to gain consensus through a Requested move or just ask an admin to move it. I can find no discussion where it was decided to merge.
Ironically it's going to be considered undue weight if we try to move all this to the Wikipedia article. Marcus Qwertyus 04:57, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Ask an administrator to do what? If you want your content to replace the redirect that's currently in Wikipedia community, you can just edit it yourself here. This is preferable to a move, since it preserves the edit history of the old "Wikipedia community" article. --JT
Or just history merged. Marcus Qwertyus 07:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
It looks like the merge was done unilaterally and then debated afterward. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 05:49, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Would you like to do any other work related the Criticism of Wikipedia article? -- JTSchreiber (talk) 05:23, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm swamped. I'll see what cleanup I can do to the split articles. Marcus Qwertyus 07:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
OK. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 04:08, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Could you go ahead and set up the Wikipedia community article? I'm getting close to turning the Criticism of Wikipedia article into a redirect, and I'd like the community article to exist by the time I do that. Thanks. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 06:20, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Okay. Admin will merge the two histories soon and then we can move it to the mainspace. Marcus Qwertyus 07:45, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 03:52, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

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QinetiQ

Hi there - I'm really not sure why you've reverted that move. Your move summary says (in respect to my earlier move after closing a move discussion): "you did not have the authority to close that debate". Why is that? --Mkativerata (talk) 00:53, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

While there may or may not have been consensus to move, you participated in the debate which makes you ineligible to move the page. (WP:RMCI). Also "Trademarks in CamelCase are a judgment call. CamelCase may be used where it reflects general usage and makes the trademark more readable". QinetiQ has popular usage with the press [21]. Marcus Qwertyus 01:07, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Please explain - at what point did I participate in the debate other than by closing it? --Mkativerata (talk) 01:09, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
I have made a grave error. I think I accidentally searched for the the nom's username instead of yours.
Still though, isn't the CamelCase rule valid here? if you think not, move it back and I can make another requested move. Marcus Qwertyus 01:18, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
No worries, but I'd appreciate it if you could revert the moves and edits back to the consensus version with an appropriate edit summary (in light of your earlier ones). CamelCase is "open to jugdment" and the judgment of the discussion was that standard English shouldn't apply here (in particular, one editor pointed to non-CamelCase usage in a number of high quality reliable sources). As the consensus is currently behind Qinetiq, the way to get it moved back to QinetiQ is to open a new RM discussion. --Mkativerata (talk) 01:20, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

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Object 187

What are you doing!? Why tagging again? Can't you see it's fixed! Oblivion Lost (talk) 17:22, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

The ratio of references to text is quite low. Marcus Qwertyus 17:24, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
The tank is quite rare! You can't ask for more! Oblivion Lost (talk) 17:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Look what the article looks like now. Busted up. References and all. Oblivion Lost (talk) 17:27, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Kim Jong-chul

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{{Infobox weapon}}

{{Infobox weapon}} is b0rked. Could you please fix it, as you're the last person to have been working on it.

Looks like unclosed }}, as it's spitting out the first half of an {{#if: test at the top of page. Thanks Andy Dingley (talk) 14:49, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Nett Warrior

Thanks for creating the Nett Warrior page! I work on (parts) of this program. I'll be glad to answer any questions you might have, but will be mostly off the record (proprietary). 166.214.189.31 (talk) 03:52, 19 February 2011 (UTC)DLM

I thought so. If you are up to the challenge, the Future Force Warrior page needs an update and is chok full of incorrect material.
Do you know if the Individual Body Armor program is just an upgrade of the Interceptor body armor system? Trying to decide if its worth making an article about. MarcusQwertyus 04:02, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

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Hey. Just to clarify, a sleeper account is an account created by a sockpuppet that isn't used to edit immediately, but is saved for later. It's akin to being a sleeper agent. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 13:51, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Stockpiling puppets. Got it. Marcus Qwertyus 16:01, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Recce aircraft

Hi, You've created an article Reconnaissance aircraft that seems to cover much of the same material as existing articles Aerial reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft. Would it be better to move any new info to one of those pages and change Reconnaissance aircraft back to a redir ? See also Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aircraft#Possible Content fork. DexDor (talk) 16:29, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Lion of Babylon: No problem, but...

Hi Marcus Qwertyus. Personally I have no problem with changing the name of the article. You should remember, however, that "Lion of Babylon" can also refer to a 2,500-year old basalt monument of ancient Babylon, a symbol of goddessIshtar. No WP article about the sculpture yet, but in that case we will need of a disambiguation page. This is my only objection.--Darius (talk) 18:23, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. A hat note at the top of the page should negate the disambiguation if the article is ever created. Marcus Qwertyus 18:25, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Done. Best Regards.--Darius (talk) 23:25, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Ipad original

What's the point? It simply duplicated content from the existing Ipad article. Nyttend (talk) 04:53, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Come on.

Seriously? --Mono (talk) 00:49, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

I screwed up. I was thinking it was still there from when you added it earlier. Marcus Qwertyus 00:52, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

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Tsunami vs tsunamis

Just wanted to follow up the note you left here. You were quite right to point out that tsunami in the singular is better, but the question of terminology has always been a vexed one. I would phrase it as the article does, a 'tsunami wave train', but that would raise other objections as well. I do, though, object to the periodically repeating surges or run-ups being referred to as 'waves'. Most people's experiences of waves is of surface waves, and tsunami 'waves' are much more than that (the displaced water column is from the sea floor up to the surface, rather than just at the surface). I'm sure you know all this already, but I'm just trying to unpack it here for my benefit as well. One older term used in the article is 'seismic sea wave', which isn't bad, actually. The deprecated term 'tidal wave' makes more sense than it seems, because the surge of a tsunami (effectively a violent local rise in sea level) is similar to that seen in a tidal bore, or a high tide, or a storm surge (see also meteotsunami). Finally, the use of the plural. Though they all originate from a single source, the wave trains can be referred to separately as they impact different areas, so it is actually not that uncommon to refer to them in the plural as tsunamis - for example, look for use of the phrase "Tsunamis Predicted for Pacific Basin" following the earthquake. As I said earlier, I'm sure you know all this, and please don't think I'm objecting to the change to singular (as I said, you were correct to suggest that). I'm just trying, in a long-winded way, to explain why I used the plural form. Carcharoth (talk) 07:45, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Do wave packets really have to travel as a unit as the article suggests? There isn't a whole lot of unity in tsunamis so even wave packet doesn't solve all our problems. Also wave train redirects to wave packet but the former is more common. It should be moved unless a wave packet is a smaller part of a wave train or ENGVAR applies. Marcus Qwertyus 16:16, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't have any sensible answer to the question you came up with here, but the animation is really good - thanks for posting that here. I've been looking round some of the NOAA sites, and there are some excellent pages, such as this and this. The latter has a good definition down at the bottom of the page. Carcharoth (talk) 09:30, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Android

Hi

Just out of interest, what exactly is the test you are performing on the Android db page?

Chaosdruid (talk) 04:17, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh that? It'll tell us what people are clicking on so that a primary topic can be determined. When you type in Android (operating system)#1 on the article traffic monitor you can compare it to clicks on Android (robot)#1. This minimizes search engine bias.Marcus Qwertyus 04:39, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Unless you have other information, I don't think the traffic statistics page tracks traffic to section targets on a page separately from traffic to the page itself. For some other similar situations, such as Lincoln, redirects were used to capture traffic from the disambiguation page. olderwiser 14:33, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

I am offline in five seconds but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:International_reaction_to_Fukushima_I_nuclear_accidents#Move.2FName_Change:_Accident_.2B_Disaster_.3D_Incident_or_Emergency.3F normally I would not rush to judgement but if you can look into this I would appreciate. Geofferybard (talk) 09:02, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

About notability

You made an edit with the summary "because it was notable". I'd just like to point out a few things about Notability. One, it dictates what subjects deserve a separate article, not whether information can be included in an existing article. Second, notability requires that material comply with other Wikipedia policies, including WP:CRYSTAL, WP:VERIFY, and WP:WEASEL ("analysts say..."). Thirdly, please note that "significant coverage in reliable sources establishes a presumption, not a guarantee, that a subject is suitable for inclusion. Editors may reach a consensus that although a topic meets this criterion, it is not appropriate for a stand-alone article." (WP:GNG, final bullet) Such consensus, in our case, has not formed yet but may form in the future, and must be built on arguments relating to this specific case and not on the notability guideline, because both possibilities are acceptable under it. Please understand Wikipedia policies and guidelines before you quote them in situations where they do not apply. Thank you, HereToHelp (talk to me) 00:28, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

I was responding to someone else and the policy I was referring to was WP:Undue. Marcus Qwertyus 18:00, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

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Re: F-15

A friend of mine realized that we met that aircraft there, needless to say, I shot mostly the other exposed F-15E aircraft, '204'.--KGyST (talk) 22:26, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

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Special Barnstar

Hi Guy - your special barnstar is from Harmonia1 - a sockpuppet that has been blocked indefinitely. Do you really think it means much?MarkDask 18:21, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

While I don't endorse her actions I know her in real life and she is a good person. WVBluefield was also blocked for a short time but his violation was a less serious block-evasion charge. Marcus Qwertyus 18:32, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ice Cream (mango)

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Hi5

Hello... FYI, I've restored the original page positions for now. Given the number of items on the disambig page, it would be best to have a move discussion. Cheers. -Ckatzchatspy 17:17, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Timeline of iPad Models

Hello, I noticed that you were the one who created Template:Timeline of iPad models and was wondering if you could get the new iPad 2s onto the timeline. I have no idea how to do it and it's bugging me that it hasn't been done. Be sure to distinguish between AT&T and Verizon models on the template. Sorry for the interruption. Democraticmacguitarist (talk) 19:18, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Sure. I'm busy for next two hours though. Marcus Qwertyus 02:38, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
iPad template is updated but this could also possibly be more relevant. I think people will object to the addition of a template that conveys very little information. I've omitted the separate sub-models since they were are released at the same time. If they are discontinued at separate times the timelines can be split off. Marcus Qwertyus 09:03, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
I think this template is great. See if you can get it official. Democraticmacguitarist (talk) 12:20, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

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Please do not change tags on articles as you have now done twice with the globalise tag in ipad 2. It is not permitted for editors to delete tags withouit discussing the matter first on the talk page. Had you taken the trouble to look, there is already a discussion on the subject. DieSwartzPunkt (talk) 17:02, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

I must of misread it because I misinterpreted it to mean remove the tag from the lead. I don't think there is really a pressing need for globalizing. Marcus Qwertyus 17:16, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. Wikipedia prefers that articles are not written form the point of view of one country (WP:POV). A global perspective is preferred to reflect the fact that the article is universally accessible. 86.183.175.94 (talk) 11:49, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

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Tornado deaths

I appreciate that you were acting in good faith, but we have discussed this on the talk page that we should make sure we are sure we are posting the correct death toll. I just posted an update of the various death tolls being reported at the talk page. Thanks for your edits, and let me know if you have any questions. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 21:36, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

We report what is commonly accepted among reliable sources not what you think is "true". Marcus Qwertyus 21:40, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

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That's pretty funny, I think, that we both AfD'd the same article at the same exact time. What's that they say about great minds?– Muboshgu (talk) 23:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I just thought it should be deleted twice. :) I've had similar experiences with bots removing my vandalism reports on AIV when our edits crossed paths. Marcus Qwertyus 03:32, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy Delete Good Morning Gloucester?

Marcus, you tagged Good Morning Gloucester for speedy delete because it reads like an advertisement. Could you give some examples? Everything seems to be fairly descriptive. Would just removing adjectives like "long standing" do it? There is nothing commercial or for profit connected to Good Morning Gloucester so I find it hard to find the real advertisement. thanks, MBCF (talk) 16:29, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

It isn't tagged for deletion. It's just an informal notice highlighting article issues. There is a lot of humorized editorializing like "Fishermen are an independent, fun loving lot. Some might say [things that are] a bit strange." or "Up close photos of a mouse, chipmunk, mole, etc. that got too close to the cat, JJ Jinglenuts." instead of "...mouse, chipmunk, mole, etc. killed by the cat, JJ Jinglenuts." SeeWP:W2W for tips. Marcus Qwertyus 16:53, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation and you're right, it does need to be cleaned up removing the personalized stuff. MBCF (talk) 18:47, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

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iPad 2

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Declined speedy

I'm letting you know that I declined your speedy request here. I'd like to see discussion and consensus before executing that move. - Philippe 08:03, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

AFV production to combat vehicle production

I consider the moves to be questionable utility. The article titles have been stable for a long while and the content too. I suggest you go through Requested moves and get some opinions from the MILHIST project. GraemeLeggett (talk) 11:10, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I second that. Or are you planning to add unarmoured armed vehicles?--MWAK (talk) 11:37, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

were there any armed vehicles that weren't armoured apart from unusal setups like the LRDG jeeps and trucks? GraemeLeggett (talk) 12:57, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Whether there are or aren't isn't the issue - there might then be some excuse for AFVs as a sub-cat of "combat vehicles" (even thought this is a clear OVERCAT), but what's happened here is to rename the AFV cats to combat vehicles, even though their members clearly belong in the AFV category, however that is represented. That's a ludicrous change. Andy Dingley (talk) 13:11, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Now that we're all here... Just because all the British AFV's of WWII were not unmanned (or add any other variable here) doesn't mean we should go rename the article British manned armoured fighting vehicles of World War II. The fact that they are manned platforms (or armoured vehicles in this case) is unnecessary disambiguation. Marcus Qwertyus 15:28, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I would say that this isn't a matter of disambiguation but of using the normal names. Such vehicles are usually called AFVs — therefore they should be called such in the article title also.--MWAK (talk) 06:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Articles are customarily merged into the larger topic if it doesn't make sense to have two articles on a topic. Marcus Qwertyus 07:07, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
At the moment we don't have two articles on the topic that I am aware of. Production of unarmoured vehicles by British industry would encompass the transport vehicles, Tillys and the like - such an all-encompassing article probably ought to be called British military vehicle production of World War II. And then we'd probably be thinking about spinning off sections to stop it becoming oversized so we'd be back where we started. I'm not convinced that a modern definition of combat vehicle (I am aware of your recent work on the article, I wouldn't say at the moment it was an article ready to be linked thought) fits so well with a period when military vehicles were generally armed and armoured or neither. GraemeLeggett (talk) 09:09, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
I thought it was the opposite way around. Combat vehicles in WWII were "all or nothing", that is to say either armed and armored or low signature unarmored combat vehicles for armed reconnaissance (a certain U.S. vehicle comes to mind that was literally an armed platform with absolutely no possible coverage). With such a diverse arsenal of combat vehicles, the term AFV could only cover an arbitrary selection of armored vehicles including vehicles that were only lightly armored despite an only marginal difference in tactics with unarmored versions. Today, all combat vehicles have some type of armoring, whether it be a reinforced engine block or ballistic glass and window shutters. The term AFV becomes unneccessary to describe these vehicles and will soon fall out of popular use.Marcus Qwertyus 21:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

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Response to Birds and the Bees edit.

Dear Marcus, The addition to the article that I made was legitimate. I think that one of the bots that wikipedia uses to combat vandalism caught it as a false positive. This addition regarding the connection of latin root words and gender specific reproductive organs is accurate. Please reconsider this edit as it is not vandalism. Sincerely, Benjamin Howland (Renegade0894) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Renegade0894 (talkcontribs) 01:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Please explain to me how my "birds and the bees" edit constitutes vandalism.

Dear Marcus, My additional information under the article "Birds and the Bees" has continually been removed by you and I have not been given reason as to why this perfectly legitimate information is being marked as vandalism. Please explain to me what the problem is and I will rephrase my post if necessary. Renegade0894 (talk) 02:20, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Using two template on File:Windows 8 pre-release at D9 conference.png

Hello, Marcus Qwertyus

I see that you have added both an {{Information}} tag and a {{Non-free use rationale}} tag on File:Windows 8 pre-release at D9 conference.png. Well, that would have not been necessary. Simply put:

  1. For free pictures, use {{Information}}
  2. For non-free pictures that are used in one article, use {{Non-free use rationale}}
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Margaret Conditt

Dr. Conditt's birthday is incorrect. Her birthday is August 7, 1953. She has also requested both universities be listed, Univ. of Alabama and Univ, of Colo. I am also in the process of writing more information for the page. I am her daughter and I have been working with her on this. I can put you in contact with her if you would like. Please don't change the information again, especially if it is incorrect! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.83.79.210 (talk) 12:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

It was another editor who changed the birthdates and universities. Since this user is a serial sockpuppeter and blatant copyright infringer I removed the text additions but left the birth changes unchanged. The text additions I removed are below and you can re-add them assuming you have re-worded or otherwise thoroughly checked for copyright violations.
Life and Career

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Conditt received her doctorate in chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Subsequently, she worked in various aspects through Proctor and Gamble, before retiring in 2006. In terms of public service, Conditt was elected as aLiberty Township Trustee in 1998 and served in that capacity until 2001.

Conditt practices Catholicism and serves on the Catholic Social Services board in both Butler County andWarren County. She is also a campus minister at the Northern Kentucky University.

Ohio House of Representatives

When Senator Gary Cates, a long serving legislator who once held the 55th District, resigned from the Ohio Senate, RepresentativeBill Coley sought to replace him. He ultimately attained the seat, and went on the resign from the Ohio House of Representatives soon before. As a result, Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder was required to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the 129th Ohio General Assembly. Conditt was among thirteen other Republicans who opted for the seat.

Ultimately, it was announced that Conditt would indeed succeed Coley in the House. Conditt was sworn into office on June 8, 2011. She will have to run for a full term in the fall of 2012.[1]

Margaret Conditt

Thank you. I do not know who made the original entry. We only made the changes to her birthdate and college information. I will check for copyright infringement, but I will be writing the information along with Dr. Conditt. Ehritzaa (talk) 19:21, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Bold move has been reversed

Hi Marcus. This is to inform you that I have reversed the move you made, without any consultation, of Electric vehicle warning sounds. First, this is a Good Article, which means it has been formally reviewed and the name checked. Second, if you read the content you will realize that the new warning sounds (yes several) are quite different from a conventional horn. Last, considering this is a GA rated article, I think you should have opened a discussion to rename it rather than doing a bold move. Since I reversed the move, feel free to open a discussion in the corresponding talk to rename the article. Thanks.--Mariordo (talk) 01:10, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Ohio politicians

Hi Marcus. This is to inform you that the articles that you have been diverting from what is called a sockpuppet are often good edits, despite the worry of plagiarism or infringement. Specifically, the edits made to Karen Gillmor, Margaret Ruhl, and others. Specifically to those two articles, I recommend keeping them as previously updated. As you may or may not know, Gillmor will be leaving shortly from the legislature, so it is important that this specific article is updated. Furthermore, Margaret Ruhl's article was severely outdated, and after inspecting the newer article, it seems to be up-to-date. I am a member of the Ohio General Assembly staff and a legislative expert in Ohio, and recommend leaving those articles as they currently stand. Thanks. 69.99.117.240 (talk) 22:14, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Marcus, I would also like to help you check for copywrite violations and incorrect information amongst the articles I read. If this is OK, please let me know. I will leave notes in the discussion pages for the articles which I read, regarding what page information is correct or up-to-date. Once again, I am a legislative expert in the state of Ohio with years of research and institutional knowledge about the Ohio General Assembly. Additionally, I will add knowledge pertaining to the legislative journals, and from news clips that are compiled by the legislative service commission pertaining to our legislators. Please make sure you check the discussion pages of ohio legislators before reverting edits. 69.99.117.240 (talk) 22:22, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

After checking the four articles reverted today, it looks like the previous revisions are all correct and in accordance with wikipedia policy. As a Ohio legislative expert, I recommend keeping them as they were, and have reverted your reversions. 69.99.117.240 (talk) 22:31, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Although I have little interest in Ohio politicians I have done my best to preserve edits that are purely constructive. If you want to independently verify each of his/her contributions then that is fine with me. I highly recommend that you create an account so that I may discern your edits from other sockpuppets. Marcus Qwertyus 01:45, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Per your request, I have created an account. Thanks for your hard work and continued interest in the Wikipedia project, notably with the sanctity of Ohio politicians. Hopefully I can curb your intrest in the future in terms of Ohio politics! PaulKreder (talk) 01:59, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

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Rory McIlroy image

Hello! Thanks for arranging for the file's license to be changed. I searched Flickr for a free image of Rory McIlroy, and I found that one after the license was updated. Having noticed your request, I looked up your Wikipedia account (so I could inform you that I'd uploaded it to Commons), but I see that you're already aware. I updated In the news to include a cropped version.
Thanks again!  :) —David Levy 00:26, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I have also messaged a few other uploaders with images licenced CC by-NC. Sent the Flickr uploader a gracious thank you too. Marcus Qwertyus 00:32, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

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Alexa figure

Firstly rounding a figure and sticking in the figure is you doing your own thing to the figuree and is unlikely to stop anyone changing it. They simply see you doing it and copy.

Secondly and increase in the figure means the ranking went down. I view marking the ranking as going up as confusing.

Thirdly you removed the American ranking. That is probably the most important thing about the Conservapedia ranking as they don't care about the rest of the world. Dmcq (talk) 08:45, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I fail to see the harm if someone really gets a kick out of constantly updating the Alexa. The Increase indicator shows whether the web traffic has increased in the past three months. It is indicated in the upper left corner of the alexa page.[22]. The ranking by nationality is hardly relevant in an infobox which should only give a brief summary and not delve deep into the statistics. It just isn't done. Marcus Qwertyus 08:56, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

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Deleted entries

Hi Marcus, I recently deleted some of your contributions from the record because an automated log from Twinkle contributed an entry that needed to be deleted under RD3. As a result you will see some strange entries in your contributions. You, however, have done nothing wrong. Thanks for patrolling new pages. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:02, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Should I disable logging for patrolling? Marcus Qwertyus 01:06, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
No it's fine. I just wanted you to be aware of why some entries ended up getting deleted. It's not the first time something like this has happened; I make a note to mention if I'm deleting entries by non-vandals because sometimes people get confused or think they did something wrong. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:24, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Help

But for which my username did not meet Wikipedia's username policy, can you explain. Sorry, but I did not remember that. So please tell me about that, thanks.--AssassiN's Creed (talk) 01:58, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Your name could be considered a conflict of interest. So far you are okay as long as you don't start editing articles related to Assassin's Creed. I would highly recommend that you change your name. No rush though. Marcus Qwertyus 02:10, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

But I want unified username change, where do I put request for that? --AssassiN's Creed (talk) 02:52, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

After changing your name at WP:CHUS you need to go here and claim your global account by following the steps. Marcus Qwertyus 03:04, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of File:Gratingwide.svg

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I have had a message that this image has been flagged for speedy deletion. I have no idea why this is. I created it myself in Gnuplot and I use it in an article I am writing about Fraunhofer diffraction. So there are no copyright issues, and it is totally innocous. Have I missed some vital aspect? Can you tell me what I need to do to stop it being deleted? ThanksEpzcaw (talk) 23:16, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

The file itself is not getting deleted. Just the redundant file description page you created on Wikipedia when you added the category. Make sure all future categories are applied to the commons version. Marcus Qwertyus 00:09, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for this. I still find uploading images a somewhat mysterious process, and I presumably created this page by accident. I normally use the Upload Wizard, which enables categories to be added to the uploaded image, but then don't appear in the final image, so I am frequently reprimanded for not having set categories when I thought I had done so. Will keep trying. Epzcaw (talk) 08:01, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:The Hermitage Quarry.jpg

Hi

If this is just a page deletion after transfer to commons, why is there not a notice to say as such?

As there seems to not be a deletion notice on it, or at least I cannot see one - though commons has been playing up for the past two days - can you please enlighten me to why I have been informed? I cannot see if I added the category, nor see the page history, or if I added it, whether I added it to the wiki or commons version. Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 12:07, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

You likely added a category to the Wikipedia version instead of the commons version that created a redundant file description page. This is what was deleted. Marcus Qwertyus 20:52, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

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Heroes in Hell merger

I think you should reconsider reverting my merger changes. I suggest you read over the AfD for Lawyers in Hell, because the merger "discussion" is merely an brief extension of the discussion on the AfD. Authors supporting to keep the article(s) on separate pages bludgeoned the process and at least some were confirmed to be authors in the series, constituting a POV concern. I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 22:05, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

A no-consensus, no matter how off-the-wall that last AfD might have been, is no substitute for consensus. Marcus Qwertyus 22:18, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Also, the merger discussion was given a week, and there was exactly one oppose that made the following arguments:
  • For completeness alone, with different authors in each volume, each volume needs its own page. Many other books, including every other book (but not these three) by CJ Cherry, whether important or not or reviewed or not, have their own pages on Wikipedia, many of these with lesser credentials than these books as part of this landmark series. WP:NOTINHERITED.
  • Two volumes had Nebula award finalists. One volume had a Hugo award winner. One volume had a cover nominated for a Locus award. WP:NOTINHERITED
  • Proof of existing reviews in non-trivial sources should be adequate demonstration of notability; content of the reviews is largely immaterial. WP:INDEPTH
  • ...Lawyers in Hell demonstrates that this series and this form continue to be viable, no matter the author's choice of publishers or perhaps because this series was chosen by the editors as a candidate for a modern marketing approach not dependent on old-style publishing methodologies, and is noteworthy because it brings the series out of a twenty-year hiatus using alternative publishing. WP:ITSIMPORTANT
Therefore, the oppose vote was not especially strong. Considering the lack of other editors participating in the merger discussion, and the weak arguments by the opposing editor, the merger did not appear controversial. I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 23:43, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

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Why put up a Commons image for speedy delete as a corrupt or empty image when it's not hosted on the English WP, when it isn't empty and it isn't corrupt? --The Pink Oboe (talk) 02:09, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

It is a deletable image "as an image, hosted on Commons, but with tags or information on its English Wikipedia description page". All categories need to go on the Commons version. Marcus Qwertyus 02:18, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
And if those categories aren't available on Commons but are available on en? --The Pink Oboe (talk) 02:30, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Then just go ahead and create them. You won't need to add National flags since the Commons version is already in the Flags of Fiji category. Marcus Qwertyus 02:34, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
The current Commons categories for that file are Flags of Fiji, SVG flags - Fiji, and Images created by Fred the Oyster. – Athaenara 06:56, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Follow-up on page move

Following your page move of Ivan Melnikov to Ivan Melnikov (singer), may I ask you to observe the fifth paragraph of Wikipedia:Moving a page#Usurping a page title ("If you do decide to boldly usurp a title, it is strongly recommended that you modify all pages that link to the old title so they will link to the new title.") There are about 13 articles which need to be modified. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 10:11, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject St. Louis#St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Globe-Democrat

As a member of WikiProject St. Louis, can you help out at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject St. Louis#St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Globe-Democrat? Thanks, Goodvac (talk) 21:47, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Your reverts on Ohio politicians

As someone who is concerned about the quality and authenticity of Wikipedia, I've noticed some harm being done to a significant amount of articles in which you have worked. I've noticed that there have been a lot of reverted edits regarding members of the Ohio General Assembly for quite some time now. I wanted to make sure that you understand the dynamics of this problem. While I appreciate your concerns of policing Wikipedia, there are significant reverts that have effected the integrity and have nonetheless dated articles. Plus, some reverts have not allowed for resignations and other recent events to be demonstrated. While there are problems addressed by you in regards to Wikipedia's safety in which I appreciate, please don't revert non-infringing information just because of that reason. For example, the articles Ohio House of Representatives, 129th Ohio General Assembly, Robert Mecklenborg, Kris Jordan, Thomas C. Sawyer, and Jarrod Martin are all now dated due to reverts. Please refer these to an administrator who knows about ohio elected officials to see if he can fix them. Thanks, from a concerned Wikipedia enthusiast. SantaCristina (talk) 13:58, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello Jansport. Marcus Qwertyus 16:24, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

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August 2011 Wikification Drive

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Winans moves

At the top of your user page you say:

I'm unusually bold so feel free to revert me with an explanatory note.

I'm afraid you were way too bold in the edits, or moves, you did over the weekend to:

Whatever reasons you may have had for moving the previous versions of these articles to their new locations, you have made it necessary for a huge amount of work to be done to resolve the problems created by the moves, i. e., links all over Wikipedia now pointing to wrong articles. I see that you're doing a huge amount of editing and moving and can't believe you had a chance to give serious consideration to what would need to be done after you moved these two pages.

I tried to take you up on your suggestion and move the two Winans pages, and their talk pages, back to where they came from, but I obviously don't possess your skills and was unable to accomplish this task.

So, Qwertyus, I implore you, please undo what you did July 30 and put these pages back to the way they were!

Thank you, DutchmanInDisguise (talk) 05:31, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

It sounds like your only concerns are the wikilinks. If you will permit me, I will change all the links for the politician and point them to the correct article. Marcus Qwertyus 05:45, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

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William Richard Arnold

You recently moved William Richard Arnold to William Richard Arnold (rugby union), but did not move any of the linked articles to the page, thus making several broken links. Please could you ensure that after moves that you update these pages. Thanks. FruitMonkey (talk) 08:12, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

I found three more pages that needed to get moved the last time someone asked me to clean up my move. Having a disambiguation page accessible by a rotten link is the lesser two evils. Marcus Qwertyus 21:33, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
What a pathetic response. Take account of your actions, rather than expect other people to pick up the slack to your half-arsed changes. FruitMonkey (talk) 23:15, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

requested move: Edwin B. Winans (general)Edwin B. Winans (U.S. Army general)

Just making you aware of the requested move for Edwin B. Winans (general)Edwin B. Winans (U.S. Army general) given you moved the article to its current location.Labattblueboy (talk) 17:42, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Cleaning up

You moved Gary Evans to Gary Evans (golfer). Please, clean up after yourself per WP:USURPTITLE. Tewapack (talk) 14:48, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't need it. It is accessible by a disambiguation page. If I was moving Person X (guy) to usurp Person X then yeah, that would be a problem. The current solution works just fine. Marcus Qwertyus 14:53, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
There are over a dozen pages that link to "Gary Evans", leading to the disamb. page, when they should link to "Gary Evans (golfer)|Gary Evans". For example, English Amateur. Look at the "What link here" link from Gary Evans. Tewapack (talk) 15:04, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
As I said, doesn't need it. There are only three people listed on that page so it should only take a split-second to find the right one. Marcus Qwertyus 15:09, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
Quoting from WP:USURPTITLE, "If you do decide to boldly usurp a title, it is strongly recommended that you modify all pages that link to the old title so they will link to the new title." That's what I'm asking you to do. Go to the pages like English Amateur and List of male golfers and 2004 Open Championship and change all instances of "Gary Evans" to "Gary Evans (golfer)|Gary Evans", so that a user doesn't have to go thru the disamb page to get to the golfer page. Tewapack (talk) 15:21, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
Forget it, I cleaned up after you. Tewapack (talk) 17:48, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Khamis Ghaddafi

Stop posting western biased things on the wiki! There is no confirmation about his death. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frajjsen (talkcontribs) 08:21, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Renaming articles

Please look at the button on your left, (What Links Here), before willy-nilly re-naming articles. You turn links to individuals into links to dis-ambiguation pages. For example,
you re-named
Timothy Sylvester Hogan (1864) to Timothy Sylvester Hogan (politician). No problem so far.
you re-named
Timothy Sylvester Hogan to Timothy Sylvester Hogan (judge), still no problem.
Now a bit of mischief: you turn Timothy Sylvester Hogan into a dis-ambiguation page, making links to the judge into links to a dis-ambiguation page without bothering to fix anything!
If you were a newbie, I'd give you a pass. Please think before editing.
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Plastic bullets in 2011

Please stop claiming that plastic bullets have been "authorised" for use on the UK mainland in 2011. They have been authorised for years, but the police were (and still are) reluctant to use them. The Times article you cited makes no claim that there is any new authorisation for their use. You have also cited Time magazine here, which is hardly WP:RS for a subtle issue of a foreign nation's politics.

To quote Time, "Cameron, who has authorized the use of water cannons and plastic bullets to combat the rioters, even though it has emerged that the police do not believe they need those things."

There are two problems with this quote - one of which is Cameron himself making a less than clear statement.

There are no water cannons. You can hardly "authorise" water cannons that don't exist. The UK's only six water cannons are in NI, and there is no way that the PSNI will let those come over to the mainland when it's still the marching season in NI and they might really be needed there in a hurry. Yet it's a good soundbite for Cameron to talk tough.

There are plastic bullets. They were there last year too, and the year before that. They have been authorised for police use in a riot situation for some years, yet have not yet been used (one case in a hostage situation). One might assume that this was due to police reluctance, given their limited tactical value and the backlash against them in NI. It is highly misleading to claim that plastic bullets have now been "authorised" for use when nothing of the sort has changed. Cameron, and some newspapers, are making this statement because they have a vested interest in talking tough. We though are supposed to be accurate and objective. Pulling up claims of new authorisations when the situation is the same as it has long been is far from NPOV.

If you insist on adding something to this article re 2011 riots (which is the worst sort of recentism, unless they are actually used), then at least make it objective. Describe the claims being made (as above) and explain how they don't actually mean what they appear to. Give the whole picture, not a spin doctor's biased propaganda of it. Andy Dingley (talk) 13:18, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Verifiability, not truth. Multiple sources are saying that these have been recently authorized and you haven't given any evidence to the contrary. There are also different types of authorization. Politicians say the weapons are legal, a conflict arises and the police agency headquarters permits law enforcement to bring these weapons, a situation occurs that requires use of force and unit command gives permission to fire. All our information has to come from the media because you don't know the full story. The story has been covered by multiple sources and the WP article has been viewed 46,900 times in the last three days. Recentism is undercoverage of past events not overcoverage of recent events. Marcus Qwertyus 04:16, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
Verifiability never outweighs truth. This simplistic interpretation is hugely harmful to WP, and this isn't the first time I've seen you falling into the same fallacy. If you ever start thinking that it really does, it's time to give up working on an encyclopedia.
Verifiability is a real need, and its absence often reduces the detail we can say about a topic. But if verifiability is difficult, our answer should be to remain silent, not to start repeating untruths because there is a paltry source to "support" them. This is particularly so for any political topic, where there will always be sources produced to support a politically advantageous position. An untrustworthy newspaper, and even The Times is sometimes guilty of this, will sometimes reprint what it is offered, if that meets with the bias of its editor or owner.
A source can be found for almost any statement or opinion, of either slant. The trick is to know which of these sources are reliable. US mass media are almost never a reliable source for foreign politics, at any real level of detail. The UK Times generally is (even though it's a Murdoch paper), although most UK newspapers wouldn't be either (the Daily Mail is far too frequently cited on WP, as it's very far from neutral and almost never a good source).
As to the plastic bullets issue, there are several highly dubious statements in circulation. There is considerable politcal spin-doctoring by the Tory government to present themselves as having taken charge of the situation. These claims are repeated at press conferences (Cameron's speech outside No 10) and even to Parliament itself (Theresa May's claim that she had withdrawn police leave, rather than the Chief Constable). If you want to see a more reliable statement of fact, following Sir Hugh Orde is likely to be far more accurate than the government.[23]
There are a few simple statements of fact that can be made about these riots, all of which are easily checked and sourced, yet all of which disagree with government statements
  • Water cannon. We have no water cannon available, so it's unclear what difference "authorizing" them means.
  • Police strategy and leave. Theresa May claimed to have set these policies. She didn't, they're under the control of the Chief Constables.
  • Plastic bullets. These have been ready and waiting in police armouries for some years. Nothing has changed here. They haven't been used, because the police have seen them as tactically inappropriate for a small dispersed group of looters rather than to break up a solid phalanx of massed rioters. There has hardly even been a "riot" in these riots, per the normal meaning of the term.
Andy Dingley (talk) 12:57, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Verifiability isn't difficult because there are an abundance of reliable sources out there. There is no reason to remain silent. As I said, there are different types of authorization. If Cameron's claim is incorrect, a media source will report this. So far you haven't been able to provide a single instance of this. WP is not a primary source of information nor does it synthesis primary sources. Marcus Qwertyus 14:02, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

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Rick Perry

Hi Marcus, I made minor edit to very good bio of Perry regarding the Tbone Pickens discussion. The part regarding environmentalists doubting Pickens is subjective at best and not the broad view. So less is more in this case, as the rest of the summary is quite good and factual (without undue editorialization or one-off statements that can be construed as biased). Nice work.... Rick — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rlfstrat (talkcontribs) 10:26, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

I would suggest bringing that suggestion up at Talk:Rick Perry. In your argument make sure to bring up undue weight. Marcus Qwertyus 10:31, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
I just looked more closely at the removal and realized it has very little to do with Perry. I've removed it. Marcus Qwertyus 10:38, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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Heroes in Hell

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"Edit War" (Non-Leathal Weaps Page)

I attempted to resolve the matters (in the plural) on the talk page; The disputes are the listing of lethal waeps on the page (which hasn't gotten to this point yet) and the neutrality of sources. I objected to the use of Amnesty International as a source for the "Torture" section; I let my objections to the entire section go for the time being, and focused on the source, specifically that the ONLY source given is AI, which Wikipedia itself acknowledged is NOT neutral (please see the effective talk page). When ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► himself said in essence to make the changes, I did so. (I also removed the tag.) If anything it IS ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► who is in the wrong here on two fronts; One, for disseminating dis-information (caltrops and batons are lethal weaps, both legally and realistically) and for including a source that Wikipedia itself acknowledges in highly biased.Wikipedia- Best Source Of Information Since The Weekly World News. (talk) 20:18, 18 August 2011 (UTC)A REDDSON

"No Bullshit" Flag

It appears that HAS been done before. ¿How do I remove it?Wikipedia- Best Source Of Information Since The Weekly World News. (talk) 20:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)A REDDSON

Unless you have a need to keep it, I'd like to deleted this and the section on my own talk as now irrelevant (since the iimage is now gone).Wikipedia- Best Source Of Information Since The Weekly World News. (talk) 02:19, 26 August 2011 (UTC) A REDDSON
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Hi. There is a request for mediation at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification#Request_for_mediation:_Non-lethal_weapon_page.3B that mentions you.   — Jeff G.  ツ 01:48, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi again. Now there is a request for mediation at Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2011-08-20/ that mentions you.   — Jeff G.  ツ 12:52, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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Vortex Ring Gun

  • As an editor who has addressed this article previously, could you perform the review again now that my input is complete?

Someone else started this article, and since I was the Army Project Leader back in 1998 I have contributed, text, footnotes, references, and supporting video.

  • Will your responses be on my luceyg talk page or the Vortex ring gun discussion page, or here?

Luceyg (talk) 00:45, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Although the counter has been known to screw up in the past, it is more likely that a news article on vortex ring guns or a link on the Wikipedia main page triggered the view count. External links should be placed in there own section after the references section or in Template:External media. Inline references also look better if they are placed after punctuation. You should also provide links in the image descriptions to the actual source of the images if available. File:Slaby model.jpg looks like it is a work of Adaptive Research inc. and not a work of the U.S. Government. Marcus Qwertyus 01:12, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review, I will make the changes.

Re the "Slaby" image - This is Army property published long ago in one of my reports. I wanted to give him recognition he earned, so if it is not breaking a policy I would like to leave the credit.

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Article moves at Dan/Daniel Choi

The normal process involves the "Move" command, next to the Watchlist star in the top bar - it moves both the article and its edit history and its logs, and the talk page and its history and logs. Please DO NOT copy/paste whole articles/redirects anymore. The Move process involves deletion pending move, and so requires an admin. Admin help can be requested on IRC.

So I requested an admin to undo the copy/pastes and perform the proper moves, making "Dan" the main article, and "Daniel" the redirect, since the sources use "Dan" more frequently by far.

Good catch on the name preference, though. --Lexein (talk) 03:27, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Template:Google sucks nominated for deletion

a tag has been placed on Template:Google sucks suggesting it be speedily deleted. – Phoenix B 1of3 (talk) 05:04, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

I note your comment on my talk page. I regret that I do not agree with it. your template is against policy, and will remain so unless policy changes. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:09, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Why don't you nominate it at VfD if you are so confident that it is against policy. I have demonstrated that it isn't against policy and it isn't even interfering with anything because I am the only one using it. "I do not agree with it" doesn't contribute anything to the debate and you failed to leave an edit summary or user talk page response. Marcus Qwertyus 02:22, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
There is no need to nominate it at VfD as it has already been deleted. And my comment "I do not agree with it" related to your comment, not to the template itself. There is no ongoing debate, and the question as to who was using the template is not relevant. If you feel that it should be re-created take your case to DRV.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:10, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

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IOS

Where is the discussion, exactly? It seems kind of inconsiderate, by the way, to take them straight to the page about the Apple product given Cisco IOS has been around about 20 years longer. You could have at least had a disambiguation page. In any case, I am not a part of any consensus to direct visitors to the Apple page.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:07, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

ok. I found the original discussion at "Talk:IOS_(disambiguation)#Requested_move." It appears the consensus was actually to direct visitors who typed IOS to "IOS (Disambiguation)," which is certainly not where I was taken when I typed that.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:11, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict):It was actually at Talk:IOS (disambiguation)#Try it as a multi-move. You can try another WP:Requested move but that was a rare unanimous opinion that I don't think you can hope to overturn until Apple iOS is long gone. Marcus Qwertyus 05:16, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Again, it appears the consensus was actually to direct visitors who typed IOS to "IOS (Disambiguation)," which is certainly not where I was taken when I typed that.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:18, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
It was a multimove request with IOSIOS (disambiguation), and IOS (Apple)IOS. Marcus Qwertyus 05:19, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. And our search box doesn't appear to be case sensitive when it comes to the first letter you type into it, so we should redirect anyone who types those letters to the disambiguation page.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:22, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

No. The consensus was to point this to a disambiguation page. BDE Go read Talk:IOS (disambiguation)#Try it as a multi-move again. Marcus Qwertyus 05:32, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

That's what I just did. It's pointing to the disambiguation page, now. You're trying to make it point to the Apple iPhone OS page.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:36, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
The consensus was that IOS (Apple) should be moved to IOS not that IOS should redirect to IOS (disambiguation). The arrows don't mean "redirect to". Marcus Qwertyus 05:40, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh. I get it now.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:49, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
I would appreciate it if you restored the redirect and speedy until you get consensus. Marcus Qwertyus 05:54, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Will do. But I can't edit the page for 24 hours since I've already made three reverts to it.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 05:56, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Self-reverts are exempt from the rule. Marcus Qwertyus 05:57, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Reverting the page move required administrator assistance because IOS had been modified from the original redirect. Everything is now back to where it was. Favonian (talk) 10:47, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Template:Infobox file format/doc

Hi. Please be careful what you are doing. Unless I am fatally wrong, you just broke a link in Template:Infobox file format/doc. Carefully, now. Fleet Command (talk) 07:47, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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Redirect

"Is daniel tosh gay?" - I'm sure you had a reason to create this redirect - could you explain it? AndyTheGrump (talk) 01:47, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

This is the #1 searched for "is" question according to Google instant. Marcus Qwertyus 01:51, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. But why does that require a redirect? From a WP:BLP policy perspective, it is a somewhat questionable redirect. Ok, Tosh may play on the ambiguity over his sexuality in his act (apparently - I've not seen it, I'm going by Google reports myself), but I'm not sure that we need to create redirects based on transient Google search results. Especially when our article neither answers the question, nor probably needs to. AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:06, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I suspect this will not fare well at RfD. Deleted. Marcus Qwertyus 02:29, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Ok - to be clear, I wasn't necessarily suggesting that it should be deleted, but was rather trying to figure out why you thought it worth having - I just happened to see it among 'recent changes', and it seemed unusual. In itself, it is probably harmless (or even to Tosh's advantage), but it looks a little awkward as a precedent. Actually, I should probably look at policy regarding redirects a bit more closely myself (and policy regarding pointy article moves for that matter - I seem to have got away rather lightly with my last dubious escapade...) AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:41, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:J-1 Jayhawk.jpg

A tag has been placed on File:J-1 Jayhawk.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused redundant copy (all pixels the same or scaled down) of an image in the same file format, which is on Wikipedia (not on Commons), and all inward links have been updated.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, contest the deletion by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". Doing so will take you to the talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Marcus Qwertyus 13:03, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

A cupcake for you!

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank you! I just want to contribute to Wikipedia on the weapons part. Also make it a better reliable encyclopedia. Roughbeak (talk) 13:19, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Yumm! Thank you. Marcus Qwertyus 13:23, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

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Edit Wars; Rules

¿How exactly does one go about ‘charging’ (for lack of a better word) someone for starting an edit war? Thank you. A. J. REDDSON

Usually Wikipedia:AN/EW if there are more than three reverts by any one party in 24 hours. Marcus Qwertyus 06:56, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
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Police Departments

Just fyi, there was a discussion a few years back within Wikiproject Law Enforcement on how to title police departments. It was decided that because there were multiple agencies with the same name, there needed to be a standard within the project. The two main contenders were:

  • Baltimore, Maryland Police Department
  • Baltimore Police Department (Maryland)

The latter won. It was done mainly because editors were writing all kinds of different ways to differentiate different departments of the same name [e.g., Pasadena Police Department (California) and Pasadena Police Department (Texas)]. It was understood that some departments are obviously identifiable in their own right (e.g., NYPD); however, for uniformity, it was decided to include the state name after all department page titles. So, long story short, that's why the state is there. Just fyi. Cheers!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 23:25, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

The consensus was later rejected as entirely premature. [24]. Also "City Police Department" was moved to "City Police Department (state)" which is out of the scope of the original proposal which wanted "City, State Police Department" moved to "City Police Department (state)". For now I have moved articles where the city name is the primary topic like St. Louis or when Los Gatos redirects to Los Gatos, California. Marcus Qwertyus 23:45, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

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ITN/C and light speed

Please, next time you advance a position try and check your facts. You've responded to commentary and you're very wrong as even a cursory Google search would have shown. I appreciate your efforts but you need to exercise a little more restraint and indulge in a bit more fact checking. Not having a go, just saying. Pedro :  Chat  22:14, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

The point of my argument was that the editor's definition of gossip was wrong. Apparently everyone is hung up over a point I wasn't trying to make. This sounds more like a case of Telegraph.co.uk needing to be a little bit more clear. Marcus Qwertyus 22:21, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
The point, good sir, is that you proposed a blurb of "CERN announces that neutrinos were recorded exceeding the speed of light" when CERN announced no such thing, no relevant articles had any updates anyway - and then you proceeded to protest that it was CERN making the announcement when (as has been amply demonstrated) they did not. Bluntly you read it on telegraph.co.uk and assumed it was right. That's not a wise move. We're not a breaking news outlet and we need to exercise caution and look at our reliable sources before posting stuff. Pedro :  Chat  22:30, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
I, wise sir, was merely reporting what I had time to read so that others such as yourself could come to some conclusion about what to put up. That I said CERN was making the announcement is totally incidental and unrelated to the central point I was trying to make: that the claim that it was gossip was unfounded. Marcus Qwertyus 22:56, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hi, I see that on 18th Sept you moved 29er to 29er (boat), stating that it was not the Primary Topic. You then created a dab page at 29er. As a result, there are now a lot of links which used to lead to the boat page, which now lead to the dab page. It is your responsibility, as the editor who moved the page, to update the links which pointed to it and which now point to the dab page. Please do so, and remember to do so in future when you move a page and create a new page at the old name. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PamD (talkcontribs)

  • We're still waiting - you've damaged Wikipedia by breaking a whole set of links which used to point to a correct page and now point to the dab page. Please fix this: you made the moves, it's your job to clean up. PamD 07:29, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Ohio Senate changes

Hi, can you take a look at this edit request and revert your last change if it makes sense? I took a look at the links and the IP editor seems to be correct. Thanks, — Bility (talk) 22:22, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

He's a sockpuppet [25]. Nothing else has been working so we've been trying to deny him as much recognition as possible. Marcus Qwertyus 22:25, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Regardless of the sockpuppet, the changes requested are 100% correct and are referenced from the legitimate senate journal. I think it undermines the integrity of wikipedia to not allow the changes. Therefore I have reverted your deletion of the requests. I am appalled by your actions, not only as someone who seeks to trust the authenticity of wikipedia, but also as an Ohio citizen. I have contacted Jimmy Wales regarding your actions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.252.209.140 (talk) 06:16, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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Ohio politics

You need to stop reverting edit requests for these articles. You are causing the articles to become dated and therefore problematic for those who wish to use this information. I'm reverting all of your reverts. 76.250.190.255 (talk) 17:24, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Sockpuppet. Marcus Qwertyus 23:14, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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edits against banned users

Just thought I'd clear up something you may be unclear about. Your edit summary states that "edits against banned users don't count towards 3rr". This is true, but if an IP is not confirmed as a sock, WP:3RRNO doesn't apply. Thinking someone is a sock doesn't protect you from 3RR, even if you're sure. If an IP is confirmed as a sock, then 3RR doesn't apply, but otherwise the better course of action would be to leave a note on Q's talk page stating that the user is a likely sock, and then an administrator would be able to take a look at it from there. It isn't worth even risking getting blocked for 3RR over a sockpuppet. - SudoGhost 23:35, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Question: Has the IP editor confirmed that they are the blocked user, or is it just editing behavior that matches the banned user that is causing

you to believe they are a sockpuppet? - SudoGhost 23:39, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

(edit conflict, originally added to section above, but this one is more to the point) As you know, an IP raised a question regarding these reverts on talk pages (in the future, you don't need to delete such messages on my talk, just leave a message or link indicating your suspicions). I just looked at the ban discussion, and at some of the edits, and I see a similarity, but I just want to be sure. In other words, do you have a specific means for distinguishing a legitimate new editor on the same topics from OSUHEY? As 2012 elections near, we should expect to see legitimate new editors, who may even share a political stance with the banned editor, wanting to edit these articles. I want to be sure that we don't go overboard in labeling every IP editor on Ohio politicians a sock. Perhaps you have specific linguistic or other indicators that tip you off; if so, I'm wondering what they are. Per WP:BEANS, it may be better if you send me an email rather than give anything away on-wiki. Just to be clear, I'm not in any way accusing you, nor do I believe that you are acting out of anything but good faith. I just want to know how you're making the distinction. Qwyrxian (talk) 23:42, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
I emailed you. Marcus Qwertyus 00:04, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

My roommate at Ohio State's who happens to be interested in Ohio politics (as am I) has been the one in question who is providing edit requests for these articles that Marcus is reverting. As you can see, they are all referenced by the official senate journal, making the edits requests 100% factual. It is devastating to me that his reverts of the edit requests are blatantly making all of these articles obsolete and dated. I have recently created an account to try to clear these things up, as the IP to our house has been labeled as a "sockpuppet". However, I have been afraid to make edits, as he will almost certainly block this account if I do. We need help! These articles are in danger. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LynchburgLongIsland (talkcontribs) 01:28, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Is your roommate by any chance named Ryan Monell? Marcus Qwertyus 01:36, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Our tools indicate that you just edited from the same location as OSUHEY. Marcus Qwertyus 02:06, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
My apologies if I seemed to be supporting the actions of the sockpuppet. I just wanted to remove any doubt that the editor was just a good-faith contributor that just happened to be mistaken for somebody else. I wanted to make sure the editor was confirmed as a sockpuppet before their edits were treated as such, and I apologize if it seemed like I was taking his 'side'. - SudoGhost 23:22, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I don't think it needs to be proven that someone is a sock before reverting them as long as it's obvious. Vandals are routinely reverted before any reports are filed. Marcus Qwertyus 00:04, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
I personally didn't see the obviousness in the editor's edits. It is true that vandals are reverted before reports are filed, but this was not the case of a vandal, but a sockpuppet, and what you reverted did not have an obvious appearance of vandalism. - SudoGhost 00:52, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I got the email...I'm just concerned here that it is inevitable that, as we approach the election, your approach is going to be too heavy-handed. It's one thing to revert the edits of a likely sock to an article--but you were also reverting edit requests on talk page, and comments on user pages. Yes, banned editors can't edit anywhere in any way, but when no actual harm is done by the edit, you need to be extremely certain that it comes from the banned editor, not from someone else with a similar POV. Perhaps in the future it would be better to go ahead and revert any article edit you suspect is the banned user immediately, but for other edits actually file an SPI and at least get a second pair of eyes on the issue. As a side note, I personally have no problem with semi-protecting all of the articles on Ohio politicians, as that actually seems to be a safer solution to me, though I imagine that my opinion is in the minority. Qwyrxian (talk) 01:31, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

The problem is he breaks through semi-protection anyway. I don't always have time to leave a note on every edit request so a temporary revert doesn't seem to do any harm. Marcus Qwertyus 01:39, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
you have now asked that the entire group of articles involved be deleted. Since the people are unquestionably notable, are you planning to reconstruct them afterwards? I sugg