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Welcome, from Journalist[edit]

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Hurricane Katrina[edit]

Mardus, I think we've working toward the same end on the Foreign Aid section. I am ready to publish my version. Do you mind if I do so and then you can work out the diffs if you've got something different/better? Thanks. Chris 14:34, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Dear Chris. I was blocked for a short time and tried very hard not to feel like a dick. Now, this statement made me laugh out. I failed in trying to not feel like that, so I actually went on to make myself ready to go out and buy some chocolate for consolation....
I contacted one of the admins who sent a message to me through an IP-based talk page (While I was blocked, I was forced to use an open proxy to access it) and explained him/her that I was working in good faith and not attempting to vandalize the page. I was busy fixing some of the minor mistakes a few days earlier and also proposed dividing the Criticisms section into subsections. Now that I can access wikipedia again, I feel like a happy man again.

Re[edit]

Talk:Russia#Russia.27s_opinion_on_Kosovo.3F

I replied to you there. --PaxEquilibrium 19:49, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Moscow Does not Believe in Tears[edit]

I have answered you at Talk:Moscow Does not Believe in Tears. Geevee (talk) 08:48, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Plame affair/CIA leak scandal[edit]

could you please vote again on a preference for the article name on the talk page? your input could very much help to reach a consensus. thanks!!Anthonymendoza 20:21, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Re:Categorized images at Commons[edit]

Thanks for letting me know! enochlau (talk) 16:37, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Ellington[edit]

Hi. I just saw the quick addition and deletion from Ellington. Then you made a comment on Talk:Ellington, Northumberland. I checked it out and found that the redirect from the dab page's talk page to the town had never been erased. I assume you had meant your post for the dab page rather than the town's page? —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 03:00, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

That's correct. -Mardus 03:06, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
I've erased the redirect. It was there because once upon a time the article about the town in Northumberland resided at that name. When it was moved, whomever made the page into a dab neglected to erase the redirect from the talk page. Anyway, as I said, I've fixed it now. Do you want to move your comments to the correct page? I think it'll just confuse the folks in Northumberland. :-) —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 03:18, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Do I move the comments by cutting them from the Northumberland talk and then pasting them into Ellington dab talk or is there some other way, too? -Mardus 03:41, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Cutting and pasting is the way to go. Just be sure to explain what you're doing in the edit summary. Cheers! —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 03:44, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Redlinking[edit]

I am still unsure about redlinks and whether to create them for titles of old films. I have also removed and fixed my share of redlinks, while still not sure if I have created more redlinks into articles than I have fixed or removed any. I do feel that there must be some kind of a balance between the two at least...

One way to gauge whether redlinks are useful is to check if any have existed before my additions with What Links Here. At least if one is there, then this should be a sure-fire way to add more into relevant articles.

I was thinking then that if there was no redlink at all for a movie, then it should not be added.

I've been reading Wikipedia talk:Red link#Redlinks useful? and am unable to make up my mind about all these arguments.
-Mardus 09:37, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

For example, I was editing an actor page which has quite an extended filmography (actor pages are usually filled up with filmographies copied from the IMDb and then reformatted).

My personal opinions about these filmographies is that actor's pages should rather have selected filmography lists based on existing articles in Wikipedia... Just as well, if there is a redlink already in existence, it does not appear to be any harm in adding another one into another article... I think the point would then be not to create new redlinks that have a very low likeliness of getting their own article.
-Mardus 09:42, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Another thought I had is that if there there might as well be no need to summarily create redlinks in articles that I am not thoroughly editing anyway, even if these redlinks have more than one to several articles that already link to them.

I also think that redlinks are useful for disambiguation purposes. For example, if a relatively short article about an actress contains numerous redlinks to films and some of them are blue and link to pages that are not about films, then it's duly useful to fix those Wikilinks and make them redlinks of the type "Film title (film)" or "Film title (year xxxx film)". This may create more redlinks in the end and perhaps even a disambiguation page (provided it contains numerous blue links already), but these new redlinks would still link to the right place.
-Mardus 09:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

While What Links Here is a useful tool to gauge requests for an article that is at that time redlinked, then the most useful way for the user to do it would be by adding just one redlink to his/her article of interest.

For example, a redlinked article has two articles that refer to it and these two articles were written and given redlinks to by two differnet users. There are other two articles (among several others) that use exactly the same text as the redlinked article (a movie title is one such example) and a user is doing major edits on one of them. To guarantee impartiality, a user can add necessary redlinks to that article only and not make similar redlinks to other articles that contain exactly the same text that can be used for the redlink, unless they are editing other articles as thoroughly as their primary article of the moment.

The exception to the rule is only when other users have created wrong redlinks that are ambiguous and/or link to irrelevant articles and in which case these redlinks mut be fixed. Alas, this form of action can be manipulated by malicious users that make use of sockpuppets.
-Mardus 10:52, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if you'd take a look at my talk and user page. You seem like a respected user, so your expertese would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Madrus 12:09, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

A4Tech[edit]

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Deletion review for Template:World Trade Organization (WTO)[edit]

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MicroXwin grammar[edit]

Thanks for the correction of the grammar errors on the page :-) - Justin545 (talk) 07:48, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Deceased hosters[edit]

Hey, are you still interested in adding notable deceased hosters to the Comparison of free web hosting services? As you can see on the talkpage, I've made a suggestion for another worthy candidate. --79.193.49.126 (talk) 06:27, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Pretty awesome talents you have![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg I enjoy the work that you do! It's far more than I am able to do at the moment. You're so precise with your attention to detail. Hopefully, I'll keep learning at a nice pace and gain as much knowledge as you have. :) Teammm (talk) 08:51, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Firefox release sandbox template[edit]

I'm not entirely sure how you plan to improve that template... but I do wish to point out that the reference link to the system requirements for Firefox is broken. I fixed it in the normal template. Wrldwzrd89talk 13:31, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

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സംവാദം:ഉബുണ്ടു#References[edit]

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See Long names discussion[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chemicals#Style guidelines.2FLong names. Thanks. 67.101.7.242 (talk) 20:53, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Citation Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for all your help adding and cleaning up references in articles!—Entropy (T/C) 06:56, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

January 2013[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Carmen Ortiz. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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I believe my changing from {{recentism}} to {{current}} was not done in bad faith, and issues around recentism are new to me, while I just found some aspects of it rather useful. See also Talk:Carmen_Ortiz#Possible_edit_dispute. -Mardus (talk) 11:12, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

MARDUS, KINDLY PAY ATTENTION[edit]

Hi,

Thanks for uploading File:Firefox18.png

Do you know an unknown foolish person have replaced your image with other image i.e File:Firefox 19 on Windows.png in the article Mozilla Firefox.

As i like you and your work very much, i had restored the image uploaded by you in "Platform availability" column in the same article.

If you had any queries, i am waiting to listen from you.

Thanks Himanis Das (talk) 12:26, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

That's ok, my screenshot was outdated. I haven't managed to create a new free screenshot of Firefox 19.x yet. And thank you for your kind words. -Mardus (talk) 18:28, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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June 2014[edit]

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Disagree. I believe that I was not using the page as a forum or chatroom, and used my discussion for improving the article; neither have you pointed out the specific thread or subsection where you claim 'general discussion of the topic'. -Mardus (talk) 23:16, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Re Condon (surname)[edit]

Please check out MOS:DABNAME and Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthroponymy/Standards. Sortable tables seem to be out of order for surname articles, the entries should be in a bulleted list. Kraxler (talk) 14:34, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

I've found the sortable table to be a compromise solution, given that some editors want names to be sorted in alphabetical order, and some chronologically (mostly by date of birth). -Mardus (talk) 19:14, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorting by birth is not always possible, since the birthdate is often unknown. Alphabetical sorting is always possible, since all articles have names. There's the logical answer to sorting by alphabetical order. In short lists sorting is not at all necessary, since all entries are still together on the screen. But that is not the issue. The problem here is that you can't overturn consensus/standards established by a whole WikiProject on your own single-handed initiative. That will lead to future disagreements about the appropriate format, as soon as a member of the project get's aware of your changes. Kraxler (talk) 13:57, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
If the birthdate is often unknown, then there's the floruit date, or first active date, as it is with historical figures. Agree about short lists (up to five names).
It would be a fair amount of work to change the formatting back manually, and someone has already added another name using the formatting I introduced. I do believe I understand your concern. I have had issues with at least one user who seems to own all Microsoft- and technology-related articles, so I tend to stay away from there. I won't revert this yet, so I could use the page to propose some ideas at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anthroponymy/Standards. -Mardus (talk) 21:58, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
But you see that sorting birth years and floruit years together makes a muddle of things? Most people floruit about 20 or 30 or even more years after they were born. I added another name without changing the format, because it is not good form to revert first and discuss afterwards (in case of format). I'm not a member of the Anthroponomy project, so I'd rather see it discussed there with them. Kraxler (talk) 17:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've put up a proposal at MOS:APO standards talk. -Mardus (talk) 23:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

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Quick question[edit]

Hello there, I noticed the evidence put forward at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Infoboxes/Review/Evidence, which I thank you for. I'm not sure what the procedure is for these cases or if any editor is allowed to put forward evidence or is it restricted to clerks/admins only? The reason I ask this, is because the behaviour you picked up on at TfD dated 6 December 2014, continued at the project's talk page and then at subsequent TfD's dated 17, 28, 29, 30, and 31 December. The one of 17 December was a nomination of a universal template that was suggested to be created at the TfD of 6 December. Any advice on whether I would be able to put across further evidence or where it should be sent to would be much help. Thank you. Wes Mouse | T@lk 19:25, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Different questions in the context, from my position, having nothing to do with merges/deletions of infobox templates so far but gotten interested in the topic by the suggested merge of {{infobox hymn}}.
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  • I write articles on many hymns, and found the template not useful. While I simply didn't use it, Andy made a formal request for a merge, - probably the better approach for the community than my silent resistence.
  • You say: "Normally, major changes to a useful template should at first be discussed with affected editors on the template talk page (this requires raising of awareness through appropriate notification). Because a person who wishes a useful template deleted, anticipates substantial opposition to this, he avoids discussing this or any changes to templates on templates' talk pages and goes instead directly to TfD." - Now you could of course argue that hymn doesn't fall under this statement because it is not useful, but let's assume it is. What should (if I follow you) have been discussed before the merge request with what editor(s) and project, and why? Look at editors/projects of some articles? The notice of an ongoing merge discussion, which comes with the template wherever it appears, seems to be a notification which should reach ALL interested editors, much fairer if you ask me, on top of much easier. It "avoids" nothing, - just the opposite, it's open to all, rather than only a selection, which would indeed avoid other editors and projects. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:51, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

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Maadajävri is jävri not matter how many times you edit it[edit]

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Noted. If other people have made this false correction before, then it seems that most people familiar with Finnish consistently find it confusing as to why the letters are not in order. -Mardus (talk) 12:14, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Mullah Omar photos[edit]

I do not think the picture used in the current article is the only known image of the man. This screen-shot of Mullah Omar in 1996 holding the cloak of Muhammad filmed by the BBC shows him [1], This image is also believed to be of him before he lost his right eye [2], This image of a man described as being Mullah Omar [3] looks very similar to this image [4] and this image [5],[6] shown in this Vanity Fair article [7] also bears similarities with [8], in terms of the beard line along the mans cheekbones. --Ritsaiph (talk) 03:28, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

The New York Times article I'm referencing shows the same photo that's in the article, and says it's the only known photograph of him. -Mardus (talk) 03:30, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Furthermore, "the only known photograph" rules out films, and other photos are not confirmed with certainty that it is him. I can qualify the caption with the word 'confirmed'. -Mardus (talk) 03:33, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
And I forget to add these images:[9],[10],[11]--Ritsaiph (talk) 04:22, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
There is no more certainty that the image used in the article is him then any other image which purports to be him. The New York Times can make any statement they like regarding this, it doesn't mean that they are correct. Far more reliable sources use many images depicting him than just the one used in the article stating it is the only one known. This article states that a different image is one of the few images known to be him [12] while this states that the two images used by the U.S State Department, of which the one from the article is from, are not of Omar [13]. So there is no real consensus over which images are of him or not, nor of when each picture was taken. This article describes the current image used in the article as being taken from the late 1990's [14], in contrast to the Vanity Fair article which stated it was taken in 1993. I'm not saying the image is not of him, but I am saying that stating it is the only confirmed photo or the only known photo of him is probably not a correct statement. It might give readers the impression that it could be true, when it might not be. --Ritsaiph (talk) 04:22, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Moved discussion to Talk:Mohammed Omar#Mullah Omar photos (discussion moved here). -Mardus (talk) 12:17, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

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Nilüfer Demir[edit]

Tks vm for your comment re Nilüfer. Jatayou (talk) 13:42, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Your primer about licensing on Commons[edit]

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RE Reverting of good faith edits[edit]

Hi Mardus! I have read your comment in the Salebot user talk page im portuguese Wikipedia. The problem is solved for me. if you have new problems of the type, just undo in the same time the edition of the bot account, because the bot cannot undo more than one edition for day in a same article. I hope I have enlightened! good editions, and greetings!--Leon saudanha (talk) 01:20, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. -Mardus /talk 13:11, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Usage of non-free images in the userspace, etc.[edit]

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Tibla[edit]

Ths for the great improvement. Can you do the same with another my article, Ivan Orav? Unfortunately my knowledge of Estonian is quite limited :-) - üser:Altenmann >t 04:45, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Oh, Yestonians, too. - üser:Altenmann >t 04:46, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

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Ueli Steck[edit]

Hi, I'm a purist, too, and agree it's better to say Steck died rather than he was killed, but to insist on it seems pedantic. Nearly all sources say he was killed. What killed him? His fall. Best wishes, YoPienso (talk) 23:20, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

It's not pedantic, but unambiguous to have correct wording: If someone was killed, then it means, that someone else did it to the person who 'was killed'. If someone died, then it could just as well have been an accident. -Mardus /talk 22:55, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Doping in East Germany[edit]

Would you please correct reference 1? Xx236 (talk) 11:58, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

@Xx236 | I think you meant Reference 2. Should be ok now. -Mardus /talk 01:55, 18 May 2017 (UTC)