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GOCE drive newsletter

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive

The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

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The Wikifier: March 2011

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Hello Wikifiers!

Sorry this Newsletter is late, It should have gone out a month ago. I've been very busy in real life and didn't have time to get over to the newsletter. In this edition of the Newsletter, we have an editorial written by our new executive coordinator; Guoguo12. Guoguo12 has succeededMono due to an indefinite wikibreak. We also have the results of the February and March Mini drives.

Happy Wikifying,

Sumsum2010, the assistant coordinator of WikiProject Wikify

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 02:00, 16 May 2011 (UTC).

Need a WikiMentor

Hi Marek69, I'm a newbie in Wikipedia editing. Well, not exactly a newbie because 2 years ago I was active in fighting vandalism. After 2 years of vacant, I'm coming back with the main missions to help with Wiki-translations and images (since I'm a traveler). I read many of the Wiki guidelines already, but there are tremendous amount of reading and sometimes I'm hoping to find a quicker answer. I remember that you were helpful to me as a newbie 2 years ago, and wondering could you help me out this time too. Or if you could tell me who I should ask for help, that will be superb. Lastly, I would like to apologize if this is not even the right section to talk to you :) VagabondQuest (talk) 15:26, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

And oh, when you reply, could you please do it in my talk page? VagabondQuest (talk) 17:02, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Replied on talk page as requested. -- Marek.69 talk

Mainland High School

How is this Vandalism i am a student of this school and Yet when others do it nothing happens but me im attacked were a group of students having fun and WE have a right to use OUR page —Precedingunsigned comment added by (talk) 02:25, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello, as I noted on your talk page, this edit to Mainland High School is clearly vandalism. If you are unsure of what is considered to be vandalism on Wikipedia, I suggest you read the article Wikipedia:Vandalism
Thanks Marek.69 talk

Customary Aboriginal law

Dear Marek: I have proposed for deletion an article to which you contributed as "Challenge me" - Customary Aboriginal law. While I am sure you meant well, I think that at present the article is unfortunate. Wikiain (talk) 23:57, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Wikiain,
I'm not quite sure what you are refering to. I've looked at the articles edit history and cannot see that I have edited on this article at all.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 00:06, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
My humble apologies - I had misread your welcome to "Challenge me". Very best wishes Wikiain (talk) 00:20, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
I understand now, Wikiain. No problem. Happy wiki-ing to you :-) Marek.69 talk 00:23, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Not fair

Why are you in control of the Nevin page and not me? How do I make my own page where I am the admin then? I thought wiki was meant to keep all edits? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DogDuckGoose(talkcontribs) 23:59, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Wikipedia pages do not belong to any one person.
The edits you have made to the Pat Nevin are considered to be vandalism. If you are unsure of what is considered to be vandalism on Wikipedia, I suggest you read the article Wikipedia:Vandalism.
Thank you Marek.69 talk 00:06, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Well how can you tell what edits have been made so quickly? Are people just sitting there looking for changes to each and any page? Why do you get to delete what I write? Why cant I delete the whole page then? —Precedingunsigned comment added by DogDuckGoose (talkcontribs) 00:35, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

June 2011 Wikification Drive

Sumsum2010·T·C 04:18, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Titanic Engineers' Memorial, Southampton

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Titanic Engineers' Memorial, Southampton

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Talk page vandalism

Thanks Marek. Drmies (talk) 01:54, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

No Problem :-) -- Marek.69 talk 01:56, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tom Kahn and AFL-CIO aid of Solidarity

Hi Marek! Would you look at the DYK nomination for SDUSA? Somebody has raised a blocking objection, wanting a removal of the biographical material in the article, which would make it impossible to use the DYK. Thanks,  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 11:40, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

(I withdrew the headache/SDUSA nomination, and substituted Tom Kahn.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 09:17, 4 June 2011 (UTC))


why exactly wasnt my post approved? — Preceding unsigned comment added byMadHaTTer666 (talkcontribs) 01:39, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi MadHaTTer666, please consult Wikipedia:Spam. -- Marek.69 talk 01:43, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

these are not spam links -madhatter — Preceding unsigned comment added byMadHaTTer666 (talkcontribs) 01:43, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

yeah these are not spam and do not fall under that catagorization all of the information and software i listed is free and opensource with the exception of maybe the exams comptia/cisco however they provide extensive training matierals free — Precedingunsigned comment added by MadHaTTer666 (talkcontribs) 01:46, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

MadHaTTer666, it looks like spam links to me (to two other editors, also)
In addition you should look at Wikipedia is not a manual, i.e I read this as 'Wikipedia should not be a manual for hacking'. There are plenty of other sites on the net which do this.
Kind Regards-- Marek.69 talk 01:58, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


The British Library barnstar

Thank you for joining and contributing the British Library editathon, you definitely earned this barnstar!

Further teamwork on the articles created and any issues will be running at WP:GLAM/BL (so keep it on your watchlist) there are some photos from the event at Commons:Category:Editathon,_British_Library and your comments are welcome atfeedback. Future events are listed at the UK Chapter wiki at wmuk:Events so you may want to keep the link in your bookmarks to see if there is anything else coming up you might enjoy. Perhaps you would like to come along to one of our regional social wiki-meets where keen Wikipedians debate all things wiki-related? We are growing the GLAM network which helps e-volunteers of all types engage with their most loved cultural institutions and you can always drop me a note or email if you would like to know more about how you could help with our work. Cheers (talk) 23:21, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much Fæ, I enjoyed the day immensely. Thanks for organising it.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 23:27, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Titanic Musicians' Memorial, Southampton

Materialscientist (talk) 16:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of John Law Hume at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Cambalachero (talk) 18:25, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Facts about Pope

Hi there! Please do not erase information about Ukrainian side of Pope's family. It is importan for Ukrainians and his significant visit to Ukraine in 2001. Thanks! --SeikoEn (talk) 06:23, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi SeikoEn, thank you for your message
I do not consider that I was erasing information, merely restoring to a reliably sourced version.
The original line read:
Karol Józef Wojtyła (Anglicised: Charles Joseph Wojtyla) was born in the Polish town of Wadowice[1] and was the youngest of three children of Karol Wojtyła, an ethnic Pole,[2] and Emilia Kaczorowska, who was of Lithuanian and Polish ancestry.[1][2] His mother died on 13 April 1929,[3] when he was eight years old.[4]

which you changed with this edit to read:
Karol Józef Wojtyła (Anglicised: Charles Joseph Wojtyla) was born in the Polish town of Wadowice[1] and was the youngest of three children of Karol Wojtyła, an ethnic Pole,[2] and Emilia Kaczorowska, who was an ethnic Ukrainian.[5] Pope John Paul II had relatives on his mother’s side of the family who were Ukrainian Catholics of the Byzantine Rite.[6]

The CNN biography reference[2] clearly states, in the opening paragraph,
"He was born in 1920, the second son of Karol Wojtyla (pronounced voy-TIH-wah) Sr., a retired army officer and tailor, and Emilia Kaczorowska Wojtyla, a schoolteacher of Lithuanian descent."[2]

Your changes, as well as replacing the information about his mother' ethnicity, also removed the [referenced] line:
His mother died on 13 April 1929,[3] when he was eight years old.[4]

The edit also broke some references in the process, which AnomieBOT rescued with this edit
My reversion of both of these edits, back to the original, was based on my opinion that the CNN biography was most probably a Reliable Source.
On checking your reference , which was not directly sourced, my thoughts were it was at best speculative.
Kind Regards, -- Marek.69 talk 15:40, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

OK, thank you for your understanding. Best regards!--SeikoEn (talk) 18:03, 7 June 2011 (UTC)


British Library follow-up

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Thank you for participating in the English and Drama Editathon at the British Library on June 4. I hope you enjoyed the day and got something useful out of it.

If you are new to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, I hope you had any questions or problems answered and maybe found being a contributor as addictive as many of the regulars do. If you've got any questions or need help, please feel free to ask any of us on our talk page or by e-mail (, Tom Morris, Sadads, James F., RHaworth,The Land, AdamBMorgan), ask on the British Library collaboration page or through the Wikipedia Help Desk.

If you are interested in working on Wikipedia, you might want to consider joining one of the WikiProjects. These are places where team work between editors interested in a particular topic can be coordinated. Some suggestions for WikiProjects that may be of interest to you as a participant in the event on Saturday include Literature, Poetry orScience Fiction. A full list of literature and language related WikiProjects can be foundhere, and a list of all WikiProjects is here. The WikiProjects often have things that need doing, and if you need help you can often ask in their talk page.

But there are other places you can get involved. If you are interested on working on images, such as improving image descriptions, categorisation or uploading new media, consider getting involved in Wikimedia Commons. Wikisource also needs people willing to help make available original source material, and Wikiquote is trying to compile a directory of quotes which you may be able to contribute to.

If you want to continue some of the work we got started on Saturday, here are a few potential things to help with:

  • Following on from work on Ella D'Arcy on Saturday, work has started to make all of The Yellow Book available on Wikisource. If you go to the page on Wikisource and pick a volume then click on 'scan index' you can start helping to proofread pages from the journal - simply click on the page you want to work on, and go through to check that the text on the left reflects the text on the right. If you need any help with getting started, please ask User:Tom Morris.
  • If you created any new articles at the event, you might want to submit them to Did you know?.
  • If you are able to translate into other languages, why not pick one of the articles we worked on, translate it and post it on another language version of Wikipedia: there are now versions in hundreds of languages. On Wikimedia Commons, it is also possible to provide multilingual descriptions of images and categories: this enables editors on the other language versions to better find images and media files they can use in their project.
  • If you need images from the British Library to illustrate articles, please add them to the image requests page. If you would like a British LIbrary curator to help collaborate on an article, please add it to the collaborations page.
  • You might also be interested in attending GLAMcamp London.
  • To explore more articles related to the British Library, visit Portal:British Library.

Whatever you do, please tell us about the positive and negative experiences you have. On behalf of the organisers of the event, thanks again.

Tom Morris (talk) 11:28, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Leonardo was deslyxic----

.....People like us need people like you!........Amandajm (talk) 06:57, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi Amandajm, thanks for the message.
Yes, I think we make a very good team :-) -- Marek.69 talk 14:42, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Roger Marie Bricoux

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Not a misspelling

[1] Please note that correct spelling of Torvalds is without any diacritics. Actually, a Google search returns zero results for 'Tõrvalds'. Would you care to identify if this correction was automatically suggested by the AWB or did you make it yourself? --hydrox (talk) 04:53, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi Hydrox, sorry my mistake. The AWB run was correcting city/town names which obviously does not apply to Linus Torvalds, software engineer. I wasn't paying enough attention. Thanks for spotting and correcting it.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 23:12, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi. I have never used this software, as it is not available for non-MS systems. But by uneducated guess, this seems to be a bug with the system: Tõrvalds does not exist as a word in any language written on the Internet in 2011 – not even as a town name. --hydrox(talk) 22:10, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi Hydrox, I think the problem is with my settings. I was running a couple of extra scripts at the time. I think it was trying to correct the 'Torva' part of the word to Tõrva, a town in Southern Estonia. Most likely my settings, rather than a bug in AWB. I thank you for bring this to my attention. Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:03, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. --hydrox (talk) 14:41, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Işık University

Dear Marek,

Thank you for your message. However, I do not understand why you accused me of vandalism. There are two universities with the same name. Hence, to avoid confusion, I created a disambiguation page, and made two entries clearly identifying the universities by their geographic location.

I apologise for any inconvenience.

David.meddleton (talk) 02:23, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi David. Sorry, I didn't really 'accuse' you of anything.
I revertedyour edit on Işık University, because at first glance it looked like an 'unexplained removal of content'. As I was using huggle, you were also messaged.
I changed my mind about 30 seconds later and reversed both of my edits.[2] & [3]
I then placed a welcome message on your talk page a minute later.
I am also sorry for any misunderstanding or inconvenience.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 15:23, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for your message Marek. I appreciated it!. David.meddleton (talk) 16:25, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

GOCE elections

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days and ends on June 30, 23:59 UTC. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! There is also a referendum to appoint a Coordinator Emeritus. Cast your vote today.

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DYK for John Law Hume

The DYK project (nominate) 18:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Diacritic comment

An excellent comment on JW talk page, could you copy it to the main discussion linked in the heading there? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:55, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Piotrus. I've copied my post under my support of the proposal. Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 20:54, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Ancient Greek architecture

Dear Marek, thank you! Amandajm (talk) 04:11, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

You're Welcome, Amanda :-) Marek.69 talk 22:12, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


Ciao! Thanks for the collaboration and sorry if my edits looked a bit blunt. The article was rather good but had some faults in POV, weasel word etc. I also removed your "personalized" format of the gallery (which I anyway I think it'd stay better at Commons) as I found it a bit so-so. :) As for imperial units, I also abhorr them (why only TWO countries in the world are still unable to learn the more intelligent metric ones?), but it's OK if you want to restore them. I think our collaboration was a perfect example of how a good Wikipedia article can finally stem up from side-to-side collaboration and soft-minded goodwill. Ciao and good work...--'''Attilios''' (talk) 20:36, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi Attilios, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your help with the article.
Pie chart showing the relative numbers of native English speakers in the major English-speaking countries of the world
The two countries you refer to are the USA and the UK, which both use miles, and also happen to contain the majority of English speakers in the English-speaking world. (diagram on right)
In view of this, I think English Wikipedia should cater for the large amount of English readers who are more familiar with miles
This is easily achieved by having a {{convert}} template which will display both kilometres and miles.
This also works the other way round; for articles having only miles, there will be a conversion to km for those more familiar with metric.
Attilios, I am also very impressed by the amount of excellent contributions you have made to Wikipedia. Please keep up the good work.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 17:38, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Jan Van Beveren

Please be advised, Jan van Beveren DID NOT reside in Houston, Texas. He resided in Beaumont, Texas where he was the Director of Training for the Spindletop Select Soccer Club. I personally, traveled with Jan to and from Houston, TX for games and tournaments, I assure you, he did not have a residence in Houston. — Preceding unsigned comment added byHumanradio (talkcontribs) 21:49, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi Humanradio, thank you for your message. However, I am unsure why you have addressed these comments to me.
From the article's edit history, I can see that I have not edited this particular page. I also have no recollection of contributing to any discussions about it.
Please look at the edit history again. It may be that your comments need to be directed to another user.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 22:04, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Humanradio, I keep undoing your edits in this case because all the news articles talk about Houston and not about Beaumont. Please provide asource stating that Van Beveren lived and/or died in Beaumont. Thank you.
Styath (talk) 22:35, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
Thank you for tidying up after me! Do you want to come and live at my place?Amandajm (talk) 01:54, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Amanda!
It's a very tempting offer. ;-)
It depends on what rent are you charging? Marek.69 talk 02:04, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
They are really quite friendly. It's just a bit unpleasant when they drop off the ceiling and run across your face at night
Let me say that my house is much messier than my Wikipedia articles! Amandajm (talk) 02:21, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Ah, a challenge. I'm already packing my broom... ;-)) Marek.69 talk 02:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh! Hubble-bubble! I didn't know you were like that! I usually fly Qantas! Amandajm (talk) 08:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Pardon me, I misunderstood! I thought you said "taking your broom"! ..... Never mind , Dear! I don't mind sharing my spiders!Amandajm (talk) 08:05, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Mmm.... You have spiders?... :-) Marek.69 talk 00:20, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
...OK, I think I'll have to pack my heavy duty broom ;-) -- Marek.69 talk 16:41, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

AWB - trivial edits

Hi, I believe that edits such as this and this are inconsequential edits, and so fail WP:AWB#Rules of use no. 4, because the File: namespace is exactly equivalent to the Image: namespace, see WP:Namespace#Aliases. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:39, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi RedRose 64, thank you for your message.
Technically, you are correct, the edits you refer to have minimal effect on the articles.
The rule you mention, discourages "only adding or removing some white space, moving a stub tag, converting some HTML to Unicode, removing underscores from piped links, bypassing a redirect, etc." However, I am not simply performing one of these actions; I am running multiple scripts at the same time.
The Image namespace was depreciated early last year and was replaced by the File namespace, as described inWP:Images, so I have added the rename as one of my AWB settings.
My AWB scans do more than just the rename; they also include checking for common typos (as well as custom typo lists), reformatting and consolidating references, checking wikilinks, repairing links to disambiguation pages, adding convert templates, sorting interwikilinks, as well as several other customised scripts, such as list aphabetisation.
One edit may contain one or several of these changes, in a variety of combinations, as in my last few edits:[4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15].
Sometimes there will be more changes made, sometimes less. The examples you refer to are on the lower side.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 21:52, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't think that the Image: prefix is deprecated as such - WP:Images states 'The "File:" prefix may be used interchangeably with "Image:":', and has done since before I registered in May 2009 (here is the version that was current then). WP:Namespace states 'The prefix Image: can be used instead of File:', and also 'There are six aliases defined for namespaces: ... Image: (for the "File" namespace) and Image talk: (for the "File talk" namespace)'. There is no actual discouragement of Image: on either of these pages; indeed, phrases such as 'may be used interchangeably with'/'can be used instead of' actively encourage its use. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:08, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
It's not really a big problem. That particular script is quite easily switched off... -- Marek.69 talk

WikiProject Wikify Discussion Invitation

Sumsum2010·T·C 23:25, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

The Art of War

Thanks for uploading the new topmost image on The Art of War page. It is much better than the previous version. ;0)--OliverTwisted (Talk)(Stuff) 01:11, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

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This Month in GLAM: June 2011

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Volga River Steamers

Marek 69 can you intercede in a spat-- user Mesoderm is brutalizing the Volga Steamer page. i was doing some light editing with my 179.. id and he claimed it was vandalism. He then took a chainsaw to the page and nominated it for deletion. The guy is out of line and completely bad faith. thanks. [ps the page needs some edits, but shows promise]

Hi Sfsorrow2, the article needs referencing. Do you have any you can add? -- Marek.69 talk 03:05, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

1950 CIA report on Soviet shipping. Cherviasky, Soviet general, memoirs. very little else. I'll try to get full citations sfs


please can you leave my page alone, who are al those people that keep doing my page! Information is incorrect! Please stop that! I am going mad, just finished a busy 18 hours day! Reading again that incorrect information! Thank you! Silvena Rowe —Preceding unsigned comment added by SilvenaRowe (talkcontribs) 23:38, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi SilvenaRowe, I'm not sure what you page you are referring to. Could you let me know what the name of the page is and what is wrong on it?
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 23:44, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Marek, I am Silvena Rowe and have no idea whats is going on! Am most alarmed as the info on the page with my name on is incorrect! Please help me, first of all, I have to protect my private life and there is also incorrecet and liabellous info on that page that i keep amending and then someone always make undone! I am not very good with those sort of things! I keep puting my email on that page so that you do beleive is really me, have now contacted Mike Peel who is the UK administrator and have emailed press at wilcopedia! What shall I do?! This page is incorrect! thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added bySilvenaRowe (talkcontribs) 00:28, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi again, Marek that page is Silvena Rowe

I had no intentions to sign but first of all, there was an addition by someone TURCO who has added personal information about what year I got married and how old was I then! That is incorrect! I did get married in 1996 not 1986! Also that same person added info of my husband and two sons, which I do not want there! I have a TV profile in the UK and do not wish any personal info on me in the public domain! Also why do people beleieve what they read in press! What do I do please!? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SilvenaRowe (talkcontribs) 00:38, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Silvena, thank you or your message. I see now you were referring to the Silvena Rowe article. I'm sorry.
I think you have already done the right thing. It's not a good idea to put your email on the page, though.
If there is something on the page you disagree with, you can mention on the article's talk page, which can be found at: Talk:Silvena Rowe
From what you have said, it may be that you require the assistance of an administrator, who can protect the page from vandalism, in which case simply type {{helpme}} on your talk page, which can be found at User talk:SilvenaRowe
Unfortunately I must finish editing now, as I too am in the UK.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 00:48, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Message 2

you didny go through anything i i ll give u the ref. according to the page 157-161 of this free book(book mentioned in the article[16] tells us about various attacks on nadar defandants.but the account also doesnt mention that these attacks were made by the nairs o anythin at all..moreever this book is based on court cases and it is not quality source.nesamony tried to include these contend without any refs lastime an this time he is trying to post them by irrelevant ref.try to look into this issue.please consider wat i am sayin and look into this issue patiently.i am goin to revert ur edit because the older article was more reasonable with proper reference n user nesamony was jus vandalising the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by59.96.137.38 (talk) 01:55, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your message.
If you are referring to the Upper cloth controversy article, after a closer look, I decided to change my mind, and have alreadyreverted my edit.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:59, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for understanding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by59.96.137.38 (talk) 02:08, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you (hope you enjoy the strawberries).

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Dear Marek69,

I just wanted to pass by, since it has been a long time since we last spoke. I have, more or less, returned to Wikipedia, being a semi-retired editor, and I think that I cannot express anything else other than gratitude for the way you helped me with my experience as a Wikipedian.

Thank you,

Yours, Theologiae (talk) 15:58, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Theologiae, thank you for stopping by - you're right, its been a long time!
Thank you for the strawberrys - they look delicious!
I'm glad to have helped.
Please feel free to stop by any time if you wish :-)
Best regards -- Marek.69 talk

Joining a WikiProject

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A cup of tea

Dear Marek69,

Since I know you live in the UK, it's morning over here, and I thought you might like some rich tea biscuits and tea to help you start off the day  :-{). I was wondering, I would really love to join some WikiProjects now that I'm semi-active on Wikipedia. How do you join a WikiProject? Do you just put your name down, or is there a more complicated method? Also, I was wondering, once you join a WikiProject, are there any specific things you have to do, and are you expected to participate actively within that wikiproject? I am currently semi-retired, and I won't be around all the time, so if you, let's say, join WikiProject Italy or WikiProject Architecture, do you have to actively edit/contribute to related articles, or can you just be a member anyway?


--&レア (talk) 08:42, 10 July 2011 (UTC) (BTW, I'm Theologiae, that's just my new signature.)

Hi Theologia, thank you for the tea :-)
Normally joining a WikiProject is no more complicated than adding your name to a list of participants.
Obviously it is a good idea to actively particpate to the articles covered by the Wikiproject, however it is not compulsory to be continuously active in any particular project, as with the rest of Wikipedia.
If you are away for a length of time you may just be marked as inactive.
I hope this helps. Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 22:14, 11 July 2011 (UTC)


Just wanted to let you know that I felt that you were biting a new editor (Mighyodonuts). I tagged the article for speedy deletion and the user for COI and username violation. He then blanked the content of the page, except the CSD tag (good thing), and you gave him a level 4 warning for vandalism. I just think that is extreme. I have removed it from his page, even though he will be blocked soon for the other issues. If you disagree, just let me know. Thanks!!! jsfouche ☽☾Talk 23:15, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jsfouche, thank you for letting me know about this.
It was certainly not my intention to 'bite' anyone. I saw this edit by user: Mighyodonuts (talk · contribs) and took it for page blanking.
I reverted it with Huggle, which also leaves an appropriate template message on the users talk page.
Unlike Twinkle, where the user decides on the level of warning, Huggle looks for previous template warnings and then gives the next level template, accordingly. As I left a level 4 warning, the user must have previously got to level 3 with his warnings.
I'm not sure if COI templates should be really be included in this count, maybe that is worth further discussion with the Huggle developers...
However, thank you for removing my template, which in hindsight does look a little harsh. Perhaps I should have just reverted and not left a warning?
I am also thinking maybe I should not have reverted at all, but at first glance the edit did look very much like substantial 'unexplained removal of content/page blanking'.
I would like to say that there was definitely no intention on my part to 'bite' anybody, as I am acutely aware of this problem and its negative effects on Wikipedia.
I thank you for bringing this to my attention and for your help in the matter.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 17:21, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I am glad you did not interpret my message as mindless criticism. I am sure your intent was good, and that is why I wanted to let you know my thoughts. I know I want people to point out any possible places to improve, and that was the intent of my message. Thanks for all your hard work; it is appreciated by other dedicated editors!! Cheers!! jsfouche ☽☾Talk 21:08, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Mao (card game)

Talking about the rules is completely forbidden. -- (talk) 05:02, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

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1969 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hi, you restored my edit(s) to the article specified in your dicussion post. I'm sorry for not being clearer but LOOK AT THE TITLES. These storms are not real. They've been copied and pasted from other seasons and the people don't even attempt to change the titles. I just saw a storm in the 1969 atlantic hurricane season that says Tropical Depression 29 .

Thats not a real storm in ANY season. Not even in the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season. I do have an account but I haven't logged in for so long I doubt I'll remember the password (and yes I'm aware of password recovery but that takes time and frankly my IP address serves as identification enough). Now, if you would be so kind as to reassess your re-installment of the season (and maybe check out the seasons surrounding it because I had to clear up suspicious activity in the 1967 and 1968 season, that would be wonderful. Oh, and here's a source if you're not sure that the storm is real or not:

That is a link to an official hurdat on NOAA's site. As I'm sure you know, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmostpheric Administration) is in charge of the NHC (National Hurricane Center) which is where nearly all of the information on wikipedia about the statistics of the storms (directly or behind the scenes) comes from. Therefore, the source is both trustable and official. Hurdat stands for hurricane data. This one is basically a log of all the officially recognized data about each storm since the 1850's. When it comes down to it, this hurdat is what calls the shots. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please restore my edit and feel free to search the articles.

Oh, and so you know, the articles I have been searching since 1950 contained uncited statistical information much of which is made up. Wind speeds are off for many storms as are barometric pressures (and some storms which never had a recorded barometric pressure suddenly have one on wikipedia). Remember that this hurdat contains that information with and official air. Please feel free to ask me other questions. It is now hurricane season and we need to tighten up this information.

Much Obliged, 60'smusic (<-my username if I remember correctly) — Precedingunsigned comment added by (talk) 13:51, 18 July 2011 (UTC)


And so you know I wasn't lying about the username, I logged in. :) Wiki (talk) 14:08, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Big H

Dont revert the changes! — Preceding unsigned comment added by79.70.80.32 (talk) 15:31, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the quick action on the revert. I have been getting about one a day recurrent vandalism; I have no idea who the guy is. My bet is he's a kid on summer vacation, with too much time on his hands. In any event, thanks! --TeaDrinker (talk) 23:16, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

No Problem. I will keep an eye on them. Marek.69 talk 23:21, 20 July 2011 (UTC)