User talk:Marek69/Archive 10

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Agile Sync Kanban

greetings i've added an article about Agile Sync Kanaban, now i want to link the article with Sync Kanban to the same articale. can you please help me, in addition i want to add some photos, but i think i don't have permission, can you please help me with this too, even in my Arabic articles i can't add photos. thank you Hasan —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hasan Jaffal (talkcontribs) 08:03, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Hasan Jaffa, thank you for your message.
For more information on how to create links, please consult this article
For example a link to Sync Kanban would look like this:
[[Sync Kanban]]
In order to add a photos, you will need to add code similar to this:
[[File:Colosseum 2007.jpg|left|thumb|200px|The Colosseum in Rome.]]
This will produce:
The Colosseum in Rome
For more information on images see Wikipedia:Images.
You can upload your own images at Special:Upload.
However, before that you should familiarise yourself with the information on Wikipedia:Uploading images.
Most important of all you need to check the copyright of the image first, before you upload it. (read Wikipedia:Copyrights)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 02:36, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Question!

--QadeemMusalman (talk) 00:04, 12 May 2010 (UTC)Well thank you for welcoming me!

I have a question, I have been using Wikipedia since 4 years. I once edited an article on Emperor Aurangzeb of Mughal Empire.

I used the information from a book about Mughal History that I have and I even wrote the name of the book at the end of the article from which I had taken the text, but the next day the entire material that I had wrote was removed and I was so annoyed, because I took a while to write me.

So can you please let me know why did that happen?

Thank you! M Gohar Aslam Rana

Hi M Gohar Aslam Rana, thank you for your message.
I'm not sure why the material was removed. I will try to find out for you :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Thx for cookies

Ta!

I've been a minor edits/revisions user of Wikipedia since year 1, and probably won't ever be more than that. Sometimes I delete obviously stupid chunks or obvious vandalism, and when I do I always leave a note on the talk page. I (almost) never add new content, but (very, very occasionally) will add a new reference link.

If I have a question that needs a mentor, I'll msg you.

)

5ynic 04:48, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi 5ynic, thank you for your message.
I hope you enjoy your time here on Wikipedia.
Happy Wiki-ing -- Marek.69 talk 01:02, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Munich

Kingjeff (talk) 15:11, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Newsletter

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive! We have now reached the halfway point, and here's what has happened so far.

  • Requests Report - Good news! The number of special requests waiting to be edited has been reduced drastically, with almost all of the remaining items having editors committed to getting them done. Good work, people!
  • Target Report - ɳorɑfʈ's initial target of reducing the backlog of articles for copy edit turned out to be unrealistic insane, so a new target was set: we hope to reduce the to backlog to less than 7,500 items in the queue by the end of the month. The number in the queue was 7,950 as of close of business yesterday.
    • If we "concentrate our firepower" we can wipe out Jan, Feb, and March 2008, meaning the drive will have cleared four months off the backlog queue. Please consider copyediting from one of these months.
  • Rewards Report - We now have some clear leaders on the board in all three Gold Star categories, and many people have qualified for the various barnstars. It is not too late to participate, as it takes just 2,000 words (pre-edit) to qualify for a barnstar! Don't wait! Start participating today. Remember, the ultimate winner is Wikipedia.
  • Notice to Participants - For those who have indicated that you will be working on certain articles on the drive page in your respective tally box, please ensure that you complete these copyedits as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your participation so far!

- Coordinator: ɳorɑfʈ Talk! Co-coordinators: Diannaa TALK and S Masters (talk)

This newsletter by Diannaa (writer) and SMasters (writer and typesetter).
Thrown onto your doorstep by ɳorɑfʈ on a red Huffy bike.

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Welcome

Hi Marek69, thank you very much for your welcome and the cookies! I'm a user in the German Wikipedia for about one and a half year and wrote some articles there, as you can see on my user page. Until now I only added some photos to articles in the English Wikipedia and I hope to do this in the future. We are going to Southern England in a few days (if there is no ash cloud over London!) and I think we'll bring back nice photos of many the famous gardens there, because it is a garden tour. If we can take outstanding pictures, I shall add them to the articles. Kind regards, --Schnobby (talk) 08:09, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Schnobby, thank you for your message.
I hope you have a fantastic time in England. The weather is great at the moment, which should help
Wishing you a lovely holiday, lots of great photographs, and of course Happy Wiki-ing!
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 02:24, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi Marek69, yes, our time in UK was wonderful; the weather from 28°C to 14°C with rain. No problem, because it was only one day in Hidcote and Rousham. We took about 2000 photos (but naturally only a few hundred will remain in the computer). I think we have some fine pictures for Commons and for the garden articles. As we have rhododendren in our garden too, I was surprised about the huge plants there. But Munich is not Sheffield Park, Stourhead or Petworth, of course. We also saw Stonehenge for the first time (along with hundreds of tourists); very impressive of course, and bought a photo of the comet Hale-Bopp right over Stonehenge. As we have over 30°C in Munich now, it will last some time to upload the best photos - the garden needs water! Kind regards, --Schnobby (talk) 13:11, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello....

hi! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abirve (talkcontribs) 04:49, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Abirve, thank you for your message.
Welcome to Wikipedia! :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 02:24, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi!

Thank you for my first official welcome! I got a 'thank you' on my unregistered user talk from Wikipelli, but that was the first welcome on my user page! I'm known on Wikipedia! Well, as a matter of fact, I do have a question. About userboxes. I noticed you didn't have any, but it seems like you know a thing or two about Wikipedia. I tried to put custom userboxes as we do on TMBW, but I soon discovered that doesn't work. So is their a list of userboxes (besides the "Wikipedia bable)? Or do I just have to look around a lot of user pages and find some I like? --DidgeGuy (talk) 14:57, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi DidgeGuy, thank you for your message. The Wikipedia:Userboxes article contains a lot of useful information on the subject, as well as a large list of userboxes. I hope it will help answer your questions.
BTW I do have userboxes on my userpage, they're just in a collapsed state to keep the page neat :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 16:17, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
Marek69, thank you so much for that! It's just what I've been looking for! Now I see there is a difference between babelboxes and other userboxes. I see your boxes now. You can tell I'm still new to Wikipedia. : ) Well, thanks again! --DidgeGuy (talk) 12:59, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Jeffrey Street Kirribilli

Thank you very much for your edits! AWHS (talk) 04:59, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi AWHS, thank you for your kind message! -- Marek.69 talk 00:56, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

May 2010 edition of the WikiProject Munich newsletter

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Hi Hello...

Hello Marek. I just want to say "thank you" for all questions. Question which will be asked tomorrow ;) I am not new here but I hadn't used Wiki because of my serious problems. Now I think that I am free. Thanks, once more. TrueInfo (talk) 22:15, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi TrueInfo, thank you for your message.
I will try to help you if I can...
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:06, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

International relations

I noticed that you have introduced a supersection title to some cities, "International relations." Right now there is no approved outline that contains that section. That may be unimportant. What is important is that no one gets the idea that cities conduct International relations. Nations do. Cities do not, however much they may aid their national governments in doing so.

Also, "sister cities" are usually termed "twin towns" outside of the US. I don't know why the US title needs to be used jointly with the more common one. In either case, this is the approved subsection title, as before. Thanks. Student7 (talk) 17:59, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Student7, thank you for your message. Please excuse the delay in response as I have not had a reliable internet connection for a while.
I will take your comments on board. However, there are many different editors with different opinions on this subject and these titles frequently change. As far as I can tell there as yet is no standard section title.
Please let me know if I am mistaken here, as I for one would like a standard name introduced.
Regarding the title 'Twin towns and sister cities', the two concepts are very similar, but still distinct, with histories on separate continents, as can be read in the 'Twin towns and sister cities' article and its corresponding talk page & archives.
Also, many of the country lists on this subject (outside the US, that is) seem to follow the naming convention of List of twin towns and sister cities in... Albania, Argentina, Austria etc.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the subject. I hope we can reach a solution of a standard naming convention in this area.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 02:12, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

AIV

Your recent report to AIV has been declined, as the last warning was issued in May 2009- a year ago. Bradjamesbrown (talk) 14:00, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Bradjamesbrown, I just realised :-o -- Marek.69 talk 14:06, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Covered Bridge at Stone Mountain

Hello- would you be able to tell me where to find the covered bridge in Stone Mountain, GA where you took this picture? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Stone_Mountain_Covered_Bridge.jpg —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.39.246.34 (talk) 18:03, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your message. I don't think the picture you are referring to above is one of mine.
Could you tell me why you think that I took it?
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 00:21, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Hello Marek69

Hello Marek69; Thank you for your welcoming note and the offer for help. I admire people that do all this great work for the pure joy of it. Were it not for my web-wizard son, I wouldn't even manage to upload a picture of mine! Clearly I do need help; but I am getting the hang of it slowly. I have one maing article in Wiki (in five languages) and, recently, I made contributions to others. I truly enjoy this challenge of writing for the Wiki. I have been a researcher for over 20 years and it pleases me to write down what I know to be the latest jem of knowledge.

As for immediate help, I am not sure if my Fgrammen (my log on ID) signature on the edit page is sufficient or it needs to be changed. Please let me know.

Cheers

Fanis Grammenos--70.27.143.225 (talk) 12:28, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Fanis, thank you for your message and your kind words.
To sign your posts simply type four tildes (~~~~) when you are logged on.
If you need any help please ask me. I'll do what I can.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:49, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks mate

Thanks for the welcome and tip Sagi Nahor (talk) 02:35, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Sagi Nahor, thank you for your message.
I hope you enjoy your time here on Wikipedia. :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:43, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Spirometry

Hi Mareck,

I was the first to put up an example of a spirometer printout. It took quite a lot of effort to get the correct printout to size and put it on the page. The printout is according to ATS requirements and is user friendly and detailed. I see the user Tristaess deleted the printout and put their your own (BTL) printout in its place. There is no reason why that printout should be better or replace the printout I put up. They did not even bother to make their own formatting, merely replacing mine and using my layout.

I also see Tristaess is advertising BTL holter and equipment on Wikipedia.

I think it is unethical for Tristaessu to delete other people's examples that are quite valid and replace them with their own advertising.

Let us compromise as follows: 1. Whoever gets to a page first and posts an example that is valid, should have the right to have their example as the top one. 2. The person who gets to the page after the first one has the right to put their example up as well, but make it below the first.

People could easily delete his holter examples and we could go on and on replacing each other's examples. This would be destructive. Please lets reach a compromise.

Perhaps he should leave spirometry alone, and I leave Holter monitors alone (where I could add my own examples). Leave the AME printout on the spirometry page and I'll let the blue flowtube remain on the spirometery page as well.

Please lets compromise on this. What could I do?

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnvanzyl (talkcontribs) 22:08, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Johnvanzyl, thank you for your message.
I'll have a look at the articles and get back to you as soon as I can. :-)
You have to be very careful with external links which could be considered promotional.
FYI it might be worth reading this article to understand Wikipedia's policy on the matter.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 02:20, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Problem?

You got a problem, you better fix it soon or else bad things will happen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.246.160.62 (talk) 00:44, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure I know what you mean. Please explain. Marek.69 talk 00:49, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
This IP seems to be very rude. He is calling everything I do 'mindless' (which 'is sometimes partially true). He seems to be watching everyone's talk pages waiting for someone to say something so he can make a rude response... Mr. R00t Leave me a Message 00:54, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Mr. R00t, butt out. You contradict yourself by saying I'm the one watching someone else's page when that is not even possible, stop monitoring my contributions and learn how to use rollback.. you wrongly warned a legitimite user/edit. Final warning. Anyways. --216.246.160.62 (talk) 00:57, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
IP 216.246.160.62, please explain your message to me as I cannot help or adequately respond to you unless I understand what 'problem' you are referring to.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:07, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I was trying to when I was rudely edit conflicted with some troll trying to spread problems to other people's talk pages. Anyways, it was in regards to the stale warning left on the AIV noticeboard, it was not appropriate. --216.246.160.62 (talk) 01:13, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but which stale warning are you referring to. Is it possible to provide a diff?
Thanks -- Marek.69 talk 01:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up

Thanks very much to all who helped with the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive. We were very close to meeting our target of 7,500 articles remaining in the backlog. Our most shining success is the incredible reduction in the backlog of Special Requests. That part of the project saw a drop from 62 articles in the queue, some dating back to February of 2009, down to a stunning THREE, all of which were being edited at the close of the drive. The Special Requests page will now be a great resource for people looking to tidy up their article in advance of a GA or FA nomination, instead of a place where articles go to die.

Moving forward

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 May

The drive has not only forced a great leap forward in reducing the backlog. It has helped promote the Guild, and led to a greater awareness of the level of vigilance required to keep the backlog manageable. Ideas such as charts, graphs, and barnstars helped motivate editors, and meeting other users helped quell any feelings gnomish editors may have had in the past that they were toiling all alone. Keep up the good work people!!

Stats

Almost everyone who participated will receive a barnstar. We will be handing these out over the next week or so.

  • Five people will receive the highest award for word count (80,000 or more), the Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star: Bullock, Diannaa, NielsenGW, S Masters, and Torchiest.
  • The Order of the Superior Scribe (40,000+) goes to Auntieruth55, Bobnorwal, Kojozone, Lfstevens, and Mlpearc.
  • fds wins the Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (30,000+).
  • The Old School League of Copyeditors Barnstar for 20,000+ is awarded to A. Parrot, mono, Truthkeeper88, and The Utahraptor.
  • the Tireless Conributor Barnstar (12,000+) goes to dtgriffith, Laurinavicius, and Quinxorin.
  • Buggie111, Brickie, cymru lass, liquidluck, noraft, and Yellow Monkey get the Cleanup Barnstar for 8,000+ words.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar for 4,000+ words goes to Annalise and fetchcomms.
  • The Modest Barnstar is awarded to Theo10011 and The Tito.

Gold Star Award

The Gold Star Award goes to the top editor in three challenges: Number of special requests fulfilled, number of articles edited, and number of words. Here are the final results.

Final results: Gold Star Award:
Requests Articles Words
1. SMasters (17) Torchiest (250) NielsenGW (150,360)
2. Bobnorwal (13) Diannaa (212) Diannaa (136,200)
3. Bullock (9) kojozone (76) Torchiest (125,000)

Coordinator: ɳorɑfʈ Talk! Co-coordinators: Diannaa TALK and S Masters (talk)

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Welcome

Hey, thanks for the welcome! I was getting tired of Wikipedia not being correct and people just adding crap without correct knowledge or sources -- I now see why professors detest Wikipedia.

Meg E. McGath (talk) 01:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Meg E. McGath, Welcome to Wikipedia! :-) Marek.69 talk 01:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks...

Will give the material you linked to a read. Thanks for your courtesy. Gbsrd (talk) 22:43, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome Gbsrd. :-) -- Marek.69 talk 01:41, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Images

Hi Marek :) I have a question... how do we put a picture from google images to an article ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Garrennahabedian (talkcontribs) 17:54, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Garrennahabedian, you can upload images at Special:Upload.
However, before that you should familiarise yourself with the information on Wikipedia:Uploading images.
Most important of all you need to check the copyright of the image first, before you upload it. (read Wikipedia:Copyrights)
If you need any further help with this, please come back to me.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:41, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

TX

Thanks for the cookies and the warm welcome! :)Singident (talk) 04:19, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Singident, thank you for your message. You're very welcome :-) Marek.69 talk 01:04, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome

Hi Marek, Thanks for the welcome. I just did a quick search and there were two other cases of vandalism done by 190.201.254.8, which I already deleted. I don't know how, but that user should be reported. I will sign up soon! -Tomás 190.248.228.61 (talk) 00:06, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for letting me know. I've left the user a message regarding their edits.
Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:08, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

I NEED HELP :) !

hi Marek !

I need help ! How do i add pictures to an article ? For example there is this article... I have a good picture to add for it but i dont know how to... can u tell me by detail how to add one ? please answer as fast as possible :)

Garren --Garrennahabedian (talk) 15:25, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Well, first ensure that the image is available under a free license. Then, you can upload it to the site, and add a link to the image in the article you want to use it in. J.delanoygabsadds 16:22, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your help J :-) -- Marek.69 talk 01:17, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Garrennahabedian, I've left a reply to your first message above -- Marek.69 talk 01:38, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you!

Marek69 - Thank for your participation and support in my RfA.

I can honestly say that your comments and your trust in me are greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if you ever have any suggestions for me as an editor, or comments based on my admin actions.

Thank you!  7  23:33, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi 7, thank you for your message.
You're very welcome - you deserve. I'm sure you will make an excellent admistrator :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:20, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Censorship

What personal analysis?Tell me which ones.And if so,is it illegal?Are we all supposed to be one and the same people of no opinion on any matter?I made some edits and got warnings.What for?Censorship is everywhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PolskiNarodowiec1985 (talkcontribs) 03:22, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi PolskiNarodowiec1985, thank you for your message. The recent edits you have been making to articles such as Szczecin, Gdańsk and History of Gdańsk etc., have, in my opinion, contravened Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy. This is why I reverted them left you a message to inform you that I had.
Neutral point of view (NPOV) is a fundamental Wikimedia principle and a cornerstone of Wikipedia. All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing fairly, proportionately, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views that have been published by reliable sources. This is non-negotiable and expected of all articles and all editors.
For more information on this subject please read the Wikipedia:Neutral point of view article.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 14:04, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello. I am not attacking anyone innocent but German writers who lay claims for 1/3 of Poland for Germany. In fact it is about 2/5 of Germany {north-eastern} that is former Western Slavic land {the Velettis,the Obodrites}.Poles are a Western Slavic Nation.Yet no Pole lays claims to Germany!! When will the Germans gracefully accept Poland's western border on the Odra and Nysa Łużycka rivers? When? I am a Polish nationalist and I will always hate German cheauvinists! What's outrageous is that Wikipedia has become Bash-the-Pole-pedia (alternative name could be:Serve-the-German-pedia).On basically every Poland-related topic there are overt but very cleverly-made manipulations and lies that are to diminish/erase Polish influence and enlarge German influence in contemporary and past Polish territory.

Ps.If you still stick to your point of view then I challenge you to debate me instead of censorship.

Ps. nr 2.Are you a Pole?If so why write to me in a foreign language?Trzeba po polsku.

Ps. nr 3:Notice the INTENTIONS of those who write the above mentioned paragraphs.Are they NEUTRAL?Ha ha ha ha ha!Don't kid me.Please...

~~PolskiNarodowiec1985~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by PolskiNarodowiec1985 (talkcontribs) 09:32, 23 June 2010 (UTC)


Colour usage in display of changes

Hello and thanks for your message! I seldom edit Wikipedia; mostly I correct grammar, but occasionally I correct or add facts. I have had 5 or 6 identities - I lose my password after a year or so of not making changes and then I see a new error so I make up a new ID. I think I was CleverHans at one point. Welcome to meld these identities if you like but please let me keep my present ID and password - Wikipedia seems to hang onto them better now, or it lets me do so.

I left a message for this chap:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Praveen_pillay

about problems for the colour-blind. No reply yet. Since you are an editor, perhaps you know how to contact Jimmie Wales or a subordinate to correct the problem - namely that dark red tends to look black as seen by colour-blind persons, so you guys might use blue or a very bright orange-red to show changes in version comparisons. Perhaps this "pillay" fellow is not in charge of anything - I hope you are. Thanks again for the "hello." SavantIdiot (talk) 15:52, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi SavantIdiot, thank you for you message.
I shall endeavour to pass your message on to the relevant person(s) on Wikipedia.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 13:06, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
SavantIdiot, I have asked around as to which user will be able help to best. User:Kim Bruning has recommended contacting User:Eloquence. I've copied over his messages below

Colorblind colors

I've answered on my page as well. Summary: For now, you could try to contact User:Eloquence per wikipedia mail. He might be somewhat busy atm, though, so some patience may be required. HTH! :-) --Kim Bruning (talk) 18:41, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much Kim, I appreciate the help.-- Marek.69 talk 12:21, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

[copied over from Kim Bruning's talk page]

Until very recently, I would have referred you to Naoko Komura (User:Shuhari ). Let me see who you need now... --Kim Bruning (talk) 14:06, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Opinion_Colors <- this page seems relevant. Note that it is possible to use a custom skin, so -for instance- one could design one's own skin to offset particular forms of color-blindness.
I'll ask around some more this evening (at work right now) --Kim Bruning (talk) 14:08, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I've asked User:Bastique; he recommends you ask User:Eloquence. You may need to use Wikipedia e-mail to reach him reliably. :-)
--Kim Bruning (talk) 18:39, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your help Kim :-) -- Marek.69 talk 12:38, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello y'all,

in the course of the Wikipedia Usability Initiative, we've primarily focused on general barriers to entry for potential new editors, but we've recently begun an ongoing dialog around accessibility issues, in large part thanks to the efforts of Maria (user Lecartia), an accessibility expert and German Wikipedia volunteer. Maria has created an initial hub page for a volunteer-driven accessibility initiative. On the WMF side of things, we'll try to make sure that we have at least some allocated engineering capacity to address these issues.

Finding a balance between solutions that are accessible without getting in the way of average users can be a bit tricky, and this is no exception. Making easy widgets for font and color configuration available may be the best solution. The existing mechanism of user stylesheets may provide an interim solution for anyone affected, and could be used by interested and capable volunteers to prototype alternative stylesheets, perhaps for different types of color blindness.--Eloquence* 00:46, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Eloquence, thank you for your prompt reply and for helping us with extra insight and information on this subject.  :-) -- Marek.69 talk 01:22, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm 195.53.5.10

{{helpme}}

Hi, Marek, thanks for your advice. It's a long long time I'm contibuting at Wikipedia; actually I'm user Enric from Catalan Viquipèdia and I translate a lot of articles from English wikipedia, or I create new ones based on this site (as well as creating articles based on French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese wikipedias). I wanted to create my own user page here, but I cannot do it with my user name; can I usurpate the user name "Enric" from English wikipedia? Please, send me an answer at my Viquipèdia discussion page. --195.53.5.10 (talk) 12:28, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I will answer this one for you :). Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 12:58, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Excirial. It's appreciated :-) Marek.69 talk 13:00, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Grab some glory, and a barnstar

Hi, I'd like to invite you to participate in the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. In May, about 30 editors helped remove the {{copyedit}} tag from 1175 articles. The backlog is still over 7500 articles, and extends back to the beginning of 2008! We really need your help to reduce it. Copyediting just a couple articles can qualify you for a barnstar. Serious copyeditors can win prestigious and exclusive rewards. See the event page for more information. And thanks for your consideration. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 14:57, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Noraft, thank you for your message. I tried to get involved with the project in May, but unfortunately had very little time due to work commitments.
I will hopefully be able to participate more in July :-)
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 15:02, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I hope you have more time too. Would love to see you. We've set an ambitious goal of clearing all of 2008 from the backlog, which I think we can do if we can hit 60+ active participants. We'll see! Just remember that no contribution is too small. I invite you to add yourself to the participation section. Take care, ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 02:19, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for signing up for the July Backlog Elimination Drive! The copyedit backlog stretches back two and a half years, all the way back to the beginning of 2008! We're really going to need all the help we can muster to get it down to a manageable number. We've ambitiously set a goal of clearing all of 2008 from the backlog this month. In order to do that, we're going to need more participants. Is there anyone that you can invite or ask to participate with you? If so, we're offering an award to the person who brings in the most referrals. Just notify ɳorɑfʈ Talk! or Diannaa TALK of who your referrals are. Once again, thanks for your support! Diannaa TALK 03:06, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

email

In inbox (: Tommy2010 [message] 23:49, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

I got it. Cheers Tommy2010! -- Marek.69 talk 00:21, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Amman - Quality of Life section removed

Hi Marek,

I wonder if you could just check that the first edit I have made is ok? I removed a whole section from the Amman article (entitled "Quality of Life"). Information was included that was supposed to be from Mercer's (Human Resource Consulting firm) Quality of Living Reports - the information was NOT the same as in the reports and in any case, I believe permission from Mercer would be necessary to publish this information (the reports are not free).

If you think the article would benefit from a short section on Quality of Life, perhaps you could contact an editor with experience on city articles to take a look at it. For now I think I will concentrate on less ambitious edits whilst I get to grips with Wikipedia :-)

Thanks in advance!

Entwined7 (talk) 07:23, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Entwined7, thank you for your message. I've had a look at your edit to the Amman article and I suspect you are right. If the information does not match the report it is supposed to be sourced from then it should be treated as suspect and removed.
All material in Wikipedia articles must be attributable to a reliable published source to show that it is not original research, but in practice not everything need actually be attributed. This policy requires that anything challenged or likely to be challenged, including all quotations, be attributed to a reliable source in the form of an inline citation, and that the source directly support the material in question.
This is strictly applied to all material in the mainspace—articles, lists, sections of articles, and captions—without exception, and in particular to material about living persons. Anything that requires but lacks a source may be removed, and unsourced contentious material about living persons must be removed immediately.
Verifiability is one of Wikipedia's core content policies, along with No original research and Neutral point of view.
You can read more about this subject in the Wikipedia:Verifiability article.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 13:31, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks, Marek. I've seen the latest report for Amman which is how I know - the headings were correct but that was it, everything else was not from the report (and the comments were not even similar).
I think that most city articles don't in fact have a section on Quality of Life (it's generally only mentioned for cities that have a very high position in these type of rankings).
Once again, thank you for checking this edit.
Entwined7 (talk) 09:00, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

How do I contact a user?

Hello Marek,

I'm not sure how to contact another member called "passportguy". I was wanting to ask him for his permission to use a template map on the page he wrote in Germen of the Swiss passport called "Schweizer Pass".

How do I contact him?

Kind regards,

barefeetdude

E-mail: ilivebarefoot@yahoo.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by Barefeetdude (talkcontribs) 07:30, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Barefeetdude, thank you for your message.
I'm sorry for the delay in replying to you, but I have been away from Wikipedia for a few days.
In answer to you question, the quickest way to contact User:Passportguy would be to leave a message on his talk page.
Kind Regards & Happy Wiki-ing -- Marek.69 talk 15:22, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Userbox format

Can I please copy your userbox format on my userpage if I say I got it from you? Munci (talk) 19:27, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Munci, thank you for your message. Feel free to copy the userbox format from my userpage.
I think I copied it from the Wikipedia:Userboxes page anyway. ;-)
The relevant code looks like this:

{|align="right" width="160px" style="background-color: transparent;"
|-
|<div>
{{boxboxtop| }}
<div class="NavFrame" style="padding: 0; border-style: none;">
<div class="NavFrame" style="border-style: none; padding: 0;">
<div class="NavHead" style="background: #edf1f1; text-align: left; text-style: normal;">
Caption</div><div class="NavContent" style="display: none;">
Place your userboxes here...
</div></div></div>
{{boxboxbottom}}
Place additional userbox groups here...
</div>
|}

Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 15:16, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that! I'd actually already found your code from your userpage and the subpages but then I thought I should actually ask you first. Munci (talk) 17:00, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks :)

Hi Marek. :) Thanks for the kind welcome! I think I'm getting the hang of this editing thing, but if I need help I'll be sure to ask you.

Tiffany331 (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Tiffany331, you're very welcome :-) Marek.69 talk 15:29, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello, Marek

I had mixed you up with another user, my mistake. I am wondering if you could help me with an article I am trying to protect, Derek Murawski... it is being abused and currently some users are trying to help turn this around. I wrote parts of it and put in many solid sources (many more than a typical article of this length). I am wondering if you can somehow dispute or remove the tags added to the top, as they are not valid. I believe the tone is neutral. Thanks 66.41.49.195 (talk) 10:27, 20 June 2010 (UTC)