User talk:Marek69/Archive 5

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I'll award you a barnstar

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Marek, for all your aid, kindness, help in resolving disputes and everything, I am awarding you this barnstar--Theologiae (talk) 11:20, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

I hope you like it. I just thought it was something nice for all your help


--Theologiae (talk) 11:20, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Theologiae. Smiley.svg
Happy Wiki-ing! -- Marek.69 talk 18:49, 24 October 2009 (UTC)



Do you actually live in Great Bridge? This is currently a large problem that our town is facing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by NotASeaOtter (talkcontribs) 19:35, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi NotASeaOtter, where I live is irrelevant. You're edit [1] publishing phone numbers of alleged 'sex-workers' is against Wikipedia's policies.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 19:42, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Marek,

as soon as I realized that this kind of information was not the norm in wikipedia, I removed said information to instead be a brief overview of the problems out citizens and city council are facing. i'm new to internet and didn't realize this was against a guideline. now please stop fucking shit up.

The Vampire Diaries Edit

I have made an edit that was very helpful. The plot section was way longer than it needed to be. The person wrote a whole summary of the series and people don't really want to read that huge paragraph. I shortened it to sum up what the show is about. It is short and to the point. PLEASE STOP CHANGING IT BACK !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you :D —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:52, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

The Vampire Diaries Edit 2

Please stop changing it back, it's seriously annoying me. Nobody wants to read that huge paragraph so I did them a favor and shortened it down. The paragraph was correct but is just a summary of what has happened in the series. The plot is just supposed to tell you what the overall thing is about, and that's what edited. Everything I wrote is correct because I actually watch the show and know what it's about. PLEASE STOP CHANGING IT !!!!! THANK YOU !!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:00, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, an edit as drastic as this [2] should first be discussed on the talk page.
You made the same edit 5 times today, got reverted by 5 different users and still carried on reverting.
You have now reverted 7 times, without discussion, ignoring all warnings and left me the above messages.
Please discuss your edit first on the talk page before repeating it again, because as I see it, at least 6 editors do not agree with you.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:09, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

How fast is Huggle?

Huggle must be incredibly fast. I've been sitting on the history page of Truman Doctrine, clicking refresh, waiting for 71.248 to vandalize it again. The very moment he did, I clicked "Undo" and "Save" -- only to see you had beaten me to it. I couldn't act any faster than I did and you still beat me to the revert three times running. No matter how fast I thought I was, you were faster. Someone, either you or Huggle, is very quick. (talk) 00:49, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Yes I've noticed that as well. I've often tried to revert using Twinkle or the 'undo' feature, only to find that someone using Huggle has beaten me to it.
I am not sure why this happens. I suppose that the software running Wikipedia reacts quicker to the Huggle software, but I really don't know why this happens...
Thank for you message and your efforts in fighting vandalism on Wikipedia. Cheers -- Marek.69 talk 01:02, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Temperate coniferous forests

I'm a biology teacher, trying to get students to force themselves into peer-reviewed literature. Again, sorry to waste your time. I was on my way back to change the edit to temperate coniferous forests. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, but you do also have other similar edits in your history.
Please familiarise yourself with the Wikipedia:Do not disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point article.
Otherwise you are likely to receive warnings from other edits.
May I also suggest you create an account, to avoid any further confusion.
Doing so is free, requires no personal information, and provides several benefits such as the ability to create articles.
For a full outline and explanation of the benefits that come with creating an account, please see this page.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 20:54, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Reverting on The Legend of T

Please note that a user blanking a page they've created is not vandalism. Generally, that's interpreted as a request for G7 speedy deletion. Tag it as such and an admin will delete (of course, if the creator keeps reverting, talk to an admin in person). Thank you! Cheers, Master of Puppets 22:51, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Master of Puppets, Sorry I missed that one. I was aware that the original author is allowed to blank his page, I just didn't notice. Thanks for pointing it out. :-) Marek.69 talk 22:58, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem! It's not like you did anything terribly wrong; you only meant to help. So no worries! Cheers, Master of Puppets 23:03, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
No worries, Cheers and Happy Wiki-ing! :-) Marek.69 talk 23:05, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Yourself too! Keep up the great work, Master of Puppets 23:16, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the save

Thanks for fixing my User page in the QEQQ vandalism. I knew I shouldn't have gotten involved in the templating of vandals... —Aladdin Sane (talk) 00:14, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Aladdin, no worries, but please don't be disheartened, Encountering this sort of behaviour is an occupational hazzard when dealing with vandals. After you warn them they invariable turn their anger towards you, shortly before being blocked...
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 00:21, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

hi mark

does wiki pedia pay you to check their site every few seconds? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:52, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

No, they don't. :-) Marek.69 talk 00:56, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


You keep beatin me at the vandals! stop! lol. Good job. *Awards barnstar, only if I knew how to make one* A8UDI talk 01:25, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry A8UDI, I'll try to slow down a bit ;-) Marek.69 talk 01:27, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
...btw for more info on barnstars, see Wikipedia:Barnstars :-) Marek.69 talk 01:30, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Great work kiddo! A8UDI talk 01:32, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Why, thank you very much! Cheers A8UDI! :-)) Marek.69 talk 01:33, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

From Chris O

Dear Marek, Thank you for your message. Yes I am new to Wikipedia and I will appriciate all help I can get. As you have noticed I've started making some minor changes to pages assosiated with Krakow and its cultural institutions. I am working in english as well as in polish version of Wikipedia. Be in touch and once again thank you for your kind greetings. Is it how I sign? Kgbo (talk) 03:22, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

New entry

Marek, I would like to make a new entry for a polish conductor. Could you advise if there is a template I should use? How to add this person to various categories such as a list of conductors? ThanksKgbo (talk) 03:51, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Chris, thank you for you message.
If you're looking for an infobox, then you could try Template:Infobox musical artist
In order to add the category, then if you add the following code to the bottom of the article [[Category:Polish conductors]] and the article will be added to that category.
I hope this helps you.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 21:25, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


Hello! Please, I need your help to deal with an issue that has appeared in the article about Brazil. See it in here. Thank you very much. - --Lecen (talk) 19:06, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Lecen, I'll take a look and see what I can do. :-) Marek.69 talk 21:32, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, I don´t know how to deal with the issue by myself. - --Lecen (talk) 01:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
I will make a brief summary of the problem: I started to rewrite the section “History” in the article on Brazil. The idea was to improve the text changing the old citations based on websites for books written by several renowned historians. I had already rewritten three subsections without having received complains from other users. In the fourth subsection that deals with the reign of Emperor Pedro II, I received serious complains from user Opinoso who made baseless personal accusations against me for no reason. I sent him a private message asking him to get into a peaceful resolution to the matter, but he simply ignored me and kept with the accusations, attacks and ironic remarks towards me. After that he added untrue information in the subsection. And even more serious: he was not faithful to his own sources and created information that did not exist in the sources, as I managed to prove in the discussion page. - --Lecen (talk) 20:38, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Marek, please take a look at my discussion on the talk page about Brazil. The matter must be settled. The editor need to chose between Opinoso's verson of the history section or mine. Another issue is Opinoso's actions as he fabricate infromation that his sources does not says. That is something that is damaging Wikipedia's credibility as a reliable enciclopaedia. There is no more time for staying neutral, you must pick a side. Mine, his, but please, do it. We must end it. - --Lecen (talk) 00:39, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi Lecen, I have had a fair look at the Brazil article, and quite frankly I am unsure how to proceed.
I realise that this is a very difficult situation, especially when two editor are so 'sure' that their version is the one that must be used. (Please feel free to correct me/comment if I have misunderstood the situation in any way)
I am reluctant to take anyone's 'side' in this matter as I am no expert on Brazil and I do not think this is the correct way to proceed.
As I can see it you both seem to be getting very upset with each other and focussing your attention on this disagreement.
IMO What you both need to do is take a step back and try to look at the whole picture calmly and in a new way in order to find a version that is acceptable to you both. (I don't know - This may well be impossible)
One thing I think may be useful is if we find some more editors to comment and to start a productive discussion. (Note: We're unlikely to attract new editor to enter into discussion if there's a 'blazing row' going on.) I will try to find out more on this option.(RfC possibly)
I realise this has been going for some time now and that you must be very frustrated. I'll see what I can do and will keep you informed.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:10, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Marek, I apreciate your good mood, but unfortunately, it won´t help. If the problem was something like "Editor A says that history fact happened in X way according to some sources" and "Editor B says that history fact happened in Y way according to other sources" we could try to find a solution. But that´s not the problem. I have improved the original text by adding reliable sources and removing wrong information. All is in there, as I explained carefully. Opinoso, however, disagrees. To prove his point he used sources and created information that his sources did not tell. In other words, he faked information, once again, damaging Wikipedia's credibility as a reliable enciclopaedia. This is not the first time that he does that. What is happening is not a legitimate disagreement between to parties, but an editor that is faking information to prove his personal opinions. All you have to do is see the links I put it and you will understand. --Lecen (talk) 01:31, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Lecen, you may want to consult Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. You may find something helpful to you there.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:43, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Marek, we are trying to settle the matter in the article about Brazil once and for all through consensus. Take a look at the 10 points settlement. I do really recommend you to read carefully the other editor's opinions also. This 10 points method is more simples and faster than having to read the discussion page discussion all over it again. I must also warn you (to be careful) that some of the passages in dispute have already been proved that they have no basis on its own sources (that is, they were fabricated). Thank you, - --Lecen (talk) 20:23, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Help please (Manual of Style)

An editor has made some changes see User_talk:Lidos#Uxbridge_Lido to my first article, but hasn't the time to explain his or her reasons. I understand that embedded bold typeface is not acceptable, but, for example, his new opening sentence

Uxbridge Lido is a lido in Uxbridge, England.

was just terrble grammar, and I've changed it. Do you have a moment to look at this? Many thanks.--Lidos (talk) 20:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Lidos, Hmmm, I see what you mean 'Uxbridge Lido' is pretty self explanatory, and you're right about the above wording.
However, you have to be prepared for this sort of thing. Now that the article is in the main space on Wikipedia, anyone can edit it. Although that can be a very good thing, it also has its down-side. Its best to discuss any differences of opinion on the article's talk page and try to resolve any problem in a civil manner. It would be unusual for an editor to have very strong feelings about the above line and refuse to budge. Just try to find an alternative which is acceptable to you both.
Another word of advice. I know Uxbridge Lido is your first WP article, which you created from scratch, but please be aware of Wikipedia's Ownership of articles policy. This can be very hard to observe, especially if you feel someone is ‘…mucking up your stuff’. Just try to discuss it calmly and productively, to achieve a result acceptable to you.
I will try to have a longer look at Uxbridge Lido when I have a little more time. For now, I hope this helps
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 20:34, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks that's most helpful, and I look forward to your "longer look" when you have time.--Lidos (talk) 20:55, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Marek, I'm collaborating with user:Lidos on the Category:Lidos pages and perhaps you can help with identifying some WP guidance that relates to format of locations of places in the lead? I've re-checked WP:LEAD and skimmed WP:MOS but a section on how to give location hasn't jumped out at me, I admit that I could easily have missed it. Your change on the Uxbridge Lido page reads well but if we are to trim out (possibly) unnecessary address details from all the other lido pages, I would like to point to some part of WP guidance to ensure a clear rationale for later editing consistency and, of course, to make sure we don't have to re-format the leads more than once. Cheers, —Speedoguy (talk) 09:49, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Speedoguy said "Your change on the Uxbridge Lido..." but it was Master Editor User:MRSC who changed the lead sentence.--Lidos (talk) 17:53, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

surely not that Marek


Given your enormous range of interests I can't help wondering whether you are the same Marek who used to travel around the world with Tadek in the late '70s.Roundtheworld (talk) 20:35, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Roundtheworld, thanks for the message. Unfortunately it's unlikely; most of the above info is correct, apart from the dating of the late '70s. Sorry. -- Marek.69 talk 21:02, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh Marek

Another later night? ;) A8UDI talk 02:44, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Mmm Hmmm :-) Marek.69 talk 02:45, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
I've got lots to do... Marek.69 talk 02:46, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Pawel Przytocki

Marek, I have created a new entry for Pawel Przytocki. It is located at User:Kgbo/Pawel Przytocki. Can you please advise if someone could proof read that and how to enter it into Wikipedia. Kgbo (talk) 03:41, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kgbo, That was quick!
On the subject of proof-reading the article, you could ask a member of WikiProject Poland.
I've had a quick look now. I may be able to help, but not until tomorrow at the earliest as it's very late here.
For more information on how to move a page to Wikipedia mainspace, please see Help:Moving a page
I hope this helps.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 03:56, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Kgbo, You need to add some references and/or inline citations before you move the article. -- Marek.69 talk 04:06, 29 October 2009 (UTC)



Thank you for being the first to welcome me to Wikipedia. I hope to contribute in the areas of my interest and grow the knowledge base of this community.

P.S. I enjoyed the cookies.

P.S.S. Do you know how to edit images. I need to update a Map for the Continental Union article, but I don't have a image editing program or the skills required. I'm working to improve the article now, but if you could make the changes to the map to include the Common Wealth of Australia that would be a big help. Thanks man.

Best Regards,

Orange Corner

(PS: The user thanking you created a new page, Marek69 to express his thanks. I am merely relaying them :) )Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 20:24, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Orange Corner, You're very Welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here on Wikipedia. If there's anything I can do to help you, please let me know, I would be very happy to assist.
Kind Regards and Happy Wiki-ing :-) Marek.69 talk 16:45, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
P.S. Thanks also to you, Excirial, for relaying Orange's message. Cheers :-)) Marek.69 talk 16:45, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome and the offer of help. Is there a user you can refer me to who might be able to help update an image? I've been doing a good deal of work on the "Continental union" article and now the world map for the article needs two continents added to it. Namely Australia, and the United States. If you or someone else could assist me in this it would be a big help. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by OrangeCorner (talkcontribs) 19:09, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi OrangeCorner, thank you for the message.
First of all you could contact the user who created the image, and ask them.
If the image you are referring to is File:Continental unions.svg, I believe you can do this yourself, using a graphics editor.
This file has been created from File:BlankMap-World6, compact.svg. If you download that file to your computer, you can then modify it.
Open it in a graphics editor, Microsoft Paint, for example, you can use the 'Fill With Color' feature.
When you are happy you can upload the file back to Wikipedia, preferably with a new filename. (see Wikipedia:Uploading images for more info on uploading.)
If you choose to do this yourself, I would be happy to advise or assist you.
Alternatively, you can find addition help at the Wikipedia help desk.
I hope this is of help. Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 19:48, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Marek69, Thanks for the assistance. I was able to download a graphics editor, and follow your directions in order to properly upload the new map. Its great to have knowledge folks like yourself to go to for help as I start to find my way here on Wikipedia. Cheers, Orange Corner OrangeCorner (talk) 05:20, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi OrangeCorner, No Problem, I'm happy to help. I had a look at the new map on the Continental union article, it looks good. Well done!
Until the next time, I wish you happy Wiki-ing! :-) Marek.69 talk 05:26, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for Having Me

I appreciate your introduction and offer for help. Fairly new to Wikipedia and look to offer some information on several subjects. Joomple (talk) 21:05, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Joomple, Welcome to Wikipedia, please ask if there's anything I can do to help. Marek.69 talk 16:19, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Agree 100%, Marek69 have helped me very well as beginner at English Wikipedia. And to Marek69 many thanks for grammar and spelling expinations in the English language and other things aswell. Best of reguards Bengt Johanneson (talk) 02:26, 31 October 2009 (UTC) (from Sweden, Skåne County in the most southern part of Sweden that used to belong to Denmark)

Hi Bengt, You're very welcome. Any time... :-) Marek.69 talk 18:11, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

You beat me to it

I was all ready to provide an encore to this edit with the edit summary "and I'm the world record holder for sarcasm", but you beat me to it. Keep up the good work of reverting the vandals. Nev1 (talk) 23:41, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nev1, I'm sorry, if only I'd known... :-) Marek.69 talk 02:09, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Order of the British Empire

Hi Marek69: I've been hit with a automated vandal message. I admit I should have used the edit summaries but that particular block of code was added with an edit summary indicating it was in good faith... (talk) 01:29, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I've removed the automated message and reverted the Order of the British Empire article back to your good faith edit.
To avoid these problems in future, please try to use edit summaries...
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:36, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I will :D (talk) 01:39, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


thanks Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 01:33, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

No Problem :-) Marek.69 talk 01:38, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Just a suggestion: you might want to archive this soon. :P JUST sayin'! haha peace A8UDI 01:40, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, if people will keep adding to it!... ;-) Marek.69 talk 01:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I suppose I'll have to.. Marek.69 talk 01:43, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
LOL, oh dear, i'm sorry! A8UDI 01:46, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Thats it, just keep filling it up! Marek.69 talk 01:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Is that better A8UDI? ;-) Marek.69 talk 02:19, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

</‘humour’> I'm sorry I couldn't resist. Thanks for the reminder, A8UDI. You're right, this page was getting very long indeed (now archived) and I was starting to miss messages (Apologies if I've taken a while to answer anyone). Please feel free to contribute as much as you like here, as I'm always pleased to receive messages.. :-)

Regards Marek.69 talk 02:19, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Yummo! :) goodie A8UDI 02:35, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Yakko's World

The song Yakko's World actually does not mention the country Antarctica at the end of the song. Listen to the song on YouTube, and you will not see Antartica sung or pointed to. Please review my edit further. Thanks (talk) 02:49, 1 November 2009 (UTC) Also, please do not use Huggle to revert edits that may not be vandalism. My edit was not clear vandalism, and thus the edit should be undid not reverted using rollback. (talk) 02:51, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

OK, if you say your edits are good faith and not vandalism, please explain this edit, which, incidentally had the same edit summary of ‘YOU LIE′.
Regards Marek.69 talk 02:56, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi Marek, thanks for welcoming me and for the cookies. I am not a very experienced Wikipedian, and don't even know how to leave messages or how to sign. Please forgive me if I do this wrong right now; feel free to edit it or move it into another location. :) Thanks again for the warm welcome!!! :) Jackroth112 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackroth112 (talkcontribs) 06:41, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Jackroth112, You're welcome. Just let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 06:52, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the cookies!

It was the perfect treat for Halloween :). Thank you as well for welcoming me to Wikipedia; actually, I have been hanging around Wikipedia for quite a while; I would say I have had my account for at least five years, but I am not very active, and I rarely edit an article. Therefore, your advice is very useful as well as very nice.

Thanks again! Pixelada (talk) 07:52, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Help Milano!

Marek, someone has vandalised the Milan page, writing something absurd in the intro, which makes no grammatical sense and is pure gibberish. Please cancel this!


--Theologiae (talk) 10:55, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I've realised that it's been resolved, doesn't matter! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Theologiae (talkcontribs) 11:21, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

excuse me

ummm....why did you delete my thing how do you know it's fake I left proof on the article and your saying it's not real did you even check if it was real? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:46, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

I reverted your recent edit to the page Talk:Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, because the edit basically blanked the whole talk page, including titles and formatting, and replaced it with your text.
This type of action is against Wikipedia's policies, please see Wikipedia:vandalism.
Another policy worth familiarising yourself with is WP:Soap.
Abiding by these policies will prevent this sort of misunderstanding arising again.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 21:58, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


I have archived data on a talk page. For some reason, you have taken it on your own to start a revert war. Please stop and leave the archive alone. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:05, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

The consensus on the talk page was against archiving [3] 3 editors oppose
You have been reverted by 6 separate editors and have received two level-4 warnings for disruptive behaviour.
You seem to have ignored all this, and continued reverting all these editors (same revert, at least 7 times!)
I encountered this situation relatively late in the day, yet you accuse me of edit warring.
I suggest you rethink and stop acting against consensus.
Regards Marek.69 talk 03:24, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Marek, I am not the same user although I agree with him or her in keeping the page clean. The person's rationale is straight forward. In addition, I have added discussion points to the page. I have asked an administrator to intervene in what appears to be some sort of turf war that is not effective to anyone. Jacobe2727 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacob2727 (talkcontribs) 03:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

I just got back and noticed that the IP left a warning on my talk page. It seems that this IP user feels justified in warning other editors when they have no clear understanding of policy. Thanks for your help in resolving this! =D Netalarmtrick or treat! 03:53, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome.

Hello Marek Thank you for the nice welcome. I'm an avid reader of Wikipedia, though I try to not add things unless I see something very wrong or missing and have proof to back it up. I also very rarely log in when using Wiki so I read a lot more pages than might show up.

Today, I only logged in because I found something missing on a page and noticed your message. Sorry for my tardiness.

I have a copy of Ian Fleming's "Live and let die" and was looking up the publication data and noticed that the version I have doesn't seem to be listed. My copy is a small hard cover by The Reprint Society from 1956. So I guess I'll go and add it to the information on If you wish to reply, it may be better to do so on my own talk page (I didn't even know that I had one) Thanks again for the welcome. Derek Scaith (talk) 03:22, 2 November 2009 (UTC)


i don't know how to look at messages !, What Did you Say ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, if you wish to see your messages, click on the 'My Talk' tab, top right of your screen
Also here is a link to your talk page
Basically I sent you a message welcoming you to Wikipedia and offering assistance, if needed :-)
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 17:25, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

1/2 Prince

I noticed that you had made an edit to the page 1/2 Prince on 2009-05-03. So I was wondering if you would be willing to help out some more. The article is in some desperate need of completion and I have been trying my best to work on it. Though, I am fairly new at this and have not been able to get everything in yet. If you could help out that would be great. I hope you'll be able to help. The Sapphire Dragon (talk) 08:44, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

what is it

Is this Galen Marek? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:25, 3 November 2009 (UTC)


Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Keep it up. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 23:36, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi again Seb, Thank you very much for the barnstar. Cheers & Happy Wiki-ing! Smiley.svg


Can you please stop editing User:Yavari Govain's page? It's not your page, why are you worrying about. Leave it alone. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:53, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

You have blanked this users page 9 times today and received 4 warnings. I have only restored it back.
Blanking someone's users page is against Wikipedia's policies, as you have already had explained.
I suggest you stop your actions as you are on you last warning and risk being blocked for disruptive behaviour.
Regards Marek.69 talk 02:01, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

French Montana and Cocaine City

Just letting you know that this edit, which you reverted, appears to have been valid. I've undone the reversion, but please consider retracting the warning you posted at User talk: Cheers, AJCham 02:10, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi AJCham, I've removed the level-1 warning and replaced it with a Welcome note. Thanks for fixing the problem and letting me know :-)
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 02:15, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
No problem - it's easy to see why that would have appeared to be vandalism if one is unfamiliar with the context. It's nice to be able to one-up you Hugglers once in a while - whenever I do RCP you guys are too damn quick, and beat me to every revert! ;) Happy editing, AJCham 02:21, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Although, sometimes with too much speed you can occasionally sacrifice accuracy, so it's good to have someone 'watching your back'. Cheers and Happy Wiki-ing :-) 02:25, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


I appreciate your recent revert on my talk page. That edit was typical of your hard work on recent changes. Thanks for all your efforts. Tiderolls 02:18, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

No Problem. Just trying to keep the vandals at bay. :-) Marek.69 talk 02:20, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh marek

Beating me again at the vandals!! Geezzzz!! do you british ever sleep? ;) A8UDI 03:59, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

 :-) What do you mean? - I do this in my sleep ;-) Marek.69 talk 04:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Reversion on Fuck, Marry, Kill

No welcome is necessary, and my deletion was accompanied by an edit summary which explained my reasoning, after you reverted it the first time. Check again. If you disagree with the removal of the edit farm, perhaps you can do more like explain your reversion informatively. I've posted a statement about the farm on the article's discussion page. --joeOnSunset (talk) 04:25, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi JoeOnSunset, Can I ask what you mean by ‘after you reverted it the first time’? I've only reverted your edit once, as far as I can see.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 04:33, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
I made the edit without signing in. After the edit was reverted, I signed in and made the edit again, this time providing a rationale in the edit summary. That edit was then itself instantly reverted. It would only be clear upon inspection that this ws the same person, but nonetheless, my second edit was accompanied by an explanation. Thanks for removing the warning and undoing the reversion. --joeOnSunset (talk) 04:44, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
OK, you're welcome :-) Marek.69 talk 05:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Drum Major

Hi Marek69, I am the Drum Major of the Blue Band. I would like to add a picture of myself under the Drum major page of the Penn State Blue Band, is this possible? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't see why not. However the methods you are using may appear to other editors as edit tests. Please do your testing on the sandbox page and when you have got it right you can apply it to the actual article.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 04:43, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to do this again, but I have to since you are so good at helping

Marek, I am facing a serious problem with a user called Conte di Cavour. I have recently made some highly praised and complemented edits to lenghten and add valuable content to the article Italy, including quick briefs on its main cities. It was all reliable, not overly factual, helpful to anyone and useful. Obviously Conte di Cavour did not like it, and has paged blanked literally 25% of the page, taking away 13,000 bytes of info, without giving valid reasons, only saying things such as 'too crowded' or 'ugly image', or meaningless things like that. One cannot just revert 13,000 bytes of a page just using that as an excuse. If you want, go and see on the page history, and you'll see that my version was detailed, interesting and helpful. Now, he has just taken it all away, and that is called page blanking. Isn't it true that one just cannot delete 13,000 bytes of info, giving miniscule reasons and deleting info which was valid, verifiable and esteemed by other editors. Help!


--Theologiae (talk) 18:00, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Theologiae, I will take a look and come back to you with my thoughts on the subject, as soon as I can. :-) Marek.69 talk 23:21, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


I was wondering why you reverted my change to that guys page. It is true. He is a DOOFUS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:37, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I reverted your edit because Personal Attacks are not allowed or tolerated on Wikipedia. Please see Wikipedia:No personal attacks
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 23:21, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

OK Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:48, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Red Star


Red Star

Congratulations, Marek69! It's my pleasure to award you November 5, 2009's Red Star for being hard working, kind to others, and for being an excellent user in general. A record of this award will always be kept at User:Meaghan/Shining Stars. Enjoy! Meaghan guess who :) 23:59, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

You could also receive the next higher up award, the Orange Star!

Hi Meaghan, That's very nice of you. Thank you very much! Smiley.svg
Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 00:04, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Not a problem! I've noticed your hard work fighting vandalism for quite a while. You deserve this. :) Cheers, --Meaghan guess who :) 00:21, 5 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the revert on my talk page. So much for my note to that editor on why I deleted the article. I had a feeling that I was going to get a response like I got. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 00:11, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

No Probs, don't worry about it, the user obviously has no idea of the concept of civility.
Kind Regards and Happy Wiki-ing Marek.69 talk 00:16, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm not worried about it. =) Nothing I haven't seen before, just disappointing is all. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 07:14, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.Im jamaican and i know for a fact that Mr.latibeaudiere resigned on october 30 2009 please look it up

wat i said in the headline^ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Adamguru (talkcontribs) 00:42, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Adamguru, OK, so that fact gives you the authority to virtually totally blank the whole article of Bank of Jamaica as in this, this, this and this edit? I don't understand.
Please stop as this is considered to be vandalism here on Wikipedia.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 00:48, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

yes yes it does i want all info on my county to be factual,NO foreign can lie to me about a place i have lived all my GD life! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Adamguru (talkcontribs) 01:04, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Adamguru, I understand that you want the article to be accurate. If you disagree with part(s) of the article, please raise this in a discussion on the Bank of Jamaica talk page
Please do not blank the page again. This behaviour is considered to be vandalism on Wikipedia.
Regards Marek.69 talk 01:11, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

alleged copyright infringement

FORCEONE2000 (talk) 01:55, 5 November 2009 (UTC)hi,my name is derek simmons aka Gee Rock & Tha Cnd Coalition, and i have recently witnessed a copyright infringement documentation written all over my biography, it was said that it came from another site in which they presented the link,and low and behold,it was another one of my many pages on the internet. i dont know why they would deem this a copyright infringement if they checked every piece of info on the other page, they could clearly see that it was of my own is embarrasing since someone entered it there on my behalf,how do i stop this type of behavior,i have recently emailed wiki a link from my homepage,where my licenses are visible...please assist further.(forceone2000)

Hi Forceone2000, On the Gee Rock & Tha Cnd Coalition article, some instructions relating to copyright have been placed.
One of which reads:
If you hold the copyright to this text and permit its use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts):
Explain this on this article's discussion page, then either display a notice to this effect at the site of original publication or send an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en at wikimedia dot org or a postal letter to the Wikimedia Foundation. These messages must explicitly permit use under CC-BY-SA and the GFDL.
Simply follow these instructions, i.e. send and e-mail to permissions-en at wikimedia dot org or a letter to the address posted at Wikimedia Foundation confirming that you are the copyright holder, etc. (as above)
I hope this answers your question
If you have already done this, it is just a question of waiting for a reply confirming permission to continue.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 02:13, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

thank you

yes i recently sent an email to wiki, i will resend just in case....your instructions were better understood,and i will do what i have to do to resolve this matter. thanks again for your help !!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:33, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

No problem, come back if you need any more assistance. Marek.69 talk 16:40, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Hofstra edit

I tried to provide a reasonable justification for the edit: that the news item linked to under the article's History section and the adjoining paragraph suffer from severe recency bias - a now non-story from this past year is not a significant part of a university's history over a century. Anyway, I have nothing vested in Hofstra university or its wikipedia page, so you can leave that stuff there if you really think it isn't junk. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:29, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I see what you mean. Sorry but I didn't look closely enough. Thanks for pointing it out. I've now reinstated your edit. :-)
Thank you and Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 02:33, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

This is a school account!

marek, this is a school account so some vandals only represent a small percentage of our usage —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:45, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I disagree. Looking at your contributions, it seem that almost every edit is non-constructive. I invite you to look for yourself here. (Clicking on diff will show the edit.)
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk


hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:28, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello, can I help? Marek.69 talk 05:33, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I'll explain the case briefly

Look, the matter is this. Over time, I have added valid info on Italy's culture, main cities and etc. I also added a section on Italy's main cities, so people could briefly see how they looked like and what importance they had in the world. This was not too detailed, but not unnecessary, and other editors, such as Ettormo, found it useful. However Conte di Cavour has simply deleted it all, saying "too much info". That is 13,000 bytes of verifiable and praised info blanked for that excuse! Yes, the section was unique to the Italy article, however, also France has a unique section on Law, and so does Spain have a unique section on universities, so what's the harm in having a section which other states do not have?

On addition to that, the article is far blander now that most of the pictures have been deleted. A really important image showing Italy's railway links has been deleted, and he keeps on thinking that sinc the Mona Lisa in France, it is not Italian. Ridiculous! Also, we were working on a project with an editor called Ettormo, and we were considering adding info on Italy's main cities and the grand tour, yet now he has ruined that, made the article clunky and bland, and ruinded hours' work. And, on addition to that, he has not replied to my message, and has not given suffiecient reasons to delete 13,000 bytes (actually nearly 14,000 bytes) of info. I want to see your point of view, and if you agree with me, that'll give me a sufficient reason to rewrite all that has been deleted. I insist that this vital info gets reput inside the article.

Ciao, and reply. Kind regards

Oh, and also, I would really appreciate it if you reply as soon as possible. Of course you'll be busy, but please reply when you've got a free moment. By about 19.00 pm (in Great Britain), I shall update the Italy page as it was before, and list all the reasons on the talk page why it should remain as it was before.--Theologiae (talk) 13:36, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Theologiae, I have taken a good long look at the Italy and it looked to me that the biggest difference of opinion between yourself and user Conte di Cavour was the inclusion of the new section which added, namely 'Main Cities', which Conte di Cavour later removed, [4].
I see you re-added a cut down version of the 'Main Cities' section again yesterday [5]
It appears you have found a compromise with the situation. In a situation like this, it is not black-and-white, you being 'right' and the other user 'wrong' (or vice versa) We all have our different opinions.
In my opinion, sometimes articles can get very long and addition of large amounts of new information, however useful does not help the article. For this reason sometimes sections of text are 'split' from the main article, forming new ones and leaving a summary in the main article.
Your new section,I think, is useful to the Italy article, but as separate detailed articles already exist on Rome, Milan, Naples etc., there is no need to go into too much detail on the main Italy article as readers can simply click on the links to find out more.
Anyway, the situation seems stable at the moment. If people object to this new section you could always offer to 'trim it down' as a compromise, instead of complete deletion.
I shall continue watching this article and help as much as I can
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 17:57, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Sorry to butt in. I learned there were guidelines on how to do this. Some of the articles I work on have this problem (mere size creep over time). I found the official guidelines primarily at WP:SS and WP:LENGTH. I noted that an article gets a flag at 30k bytes (about 30,000 characters). The flag only shows up if you click the "Edit this page" tab at the top. —Aladdin Sane (talk) 18:15, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
That's OK Aladdin, you're not 'butting in'. The two links you have provided are very useful and relevant to the discussion. When article get too long and have lots and lots of photos, they can take forever loading up '(especially for people with slow internet connections). We have to bare this fact in mind, as it can put readers off an article.
The Italy article is currently 158 kilobytes long, (way over 30k) so we need to be very careful with additions. Thanks for the helpful info. :-) Marek.69 talk 18:26, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism assist

Thanks for your help earlier ... I've only just logged back on this evening, and saw this character had vandalized my page and you (and another editor) helped clean it up. Much appreciated. --McDoobAU93 (talk) 06:49, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

No Problem. You're Welcome :-) Marek.69 talk 17:32, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Hey there. This user, User talk:, vandalised the Neighbours article this evening. I was going to warn them, but noticed you had placed a last warning notice on the page. I'm not so sure what to do next, I'm still learning about how to deal with vandals and the various warnings that can be given. I was just wondering if you could help me out? JuneGloom07 (talk) 01:18, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Just as I was typing the above message the user vandalised the page again and was blocked from editing by someone else. Sorry to have bothered you! JuneGloom07 (talk) 01:29, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
That's OK. If a vandal ignores the last warning and continues vandalising, you always have the option to file a report at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism.
Kind Regards & Happy Wiki-ing Marek.69 talk 17:30, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Hello,Marek69.I'm User:Purz12 and I have the article of Poland on my watchlist,and it says that you made the most recent change on it.I have been able to gain access on your user page and it says that you're from UK.Do you originate from Poland or are you interested in the country?I want to know,because my family originates from there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purz12 (talkcontribs) 16:21, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Purz12, thank you for your message. I live in the UK and my family's roots are in Poland. I edit some Polish articles but am also interested in a wide variety of things here on Wikipedia.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 16:38, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks,Marek.I also saw that you are helping John Mytton.He is also part of some Polish Wikipedia Foundation.What is it,and how do I sign up? Regards,User:Purz12. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purz12 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Purz12, you can find out more info if you look on Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland. :-) Marek.69 talk 18:10, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you were a big contributor over at Barcelona. The article, in its "Demographics" section, currently does a wonderful job of clarifying Catalan proficiency levels, but when looking for the same information about Spanish, nothing is found... strange. Colipon+(Talk) 18:27, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

How can one become an administrator on a Hindi Wikipedia?

Hello Marek,

I am a new editor and contributor to Hindi Wikipedia. I want to know that how can one become an administrator on a Hindi Wikipedia. Well not for getting an honour badge or get god powers (as some think) but to do real job there. There are thousands of pages that are misspelled and have duplicated all over the site with different spellings that stands for same article. Most of the pages have only one or two word article. I am saying from my experience that to do serious work, for a new user it is pretty hard there. Like our English Wikipedia the help and community pages are no help and have no links or dead links to other resources. Help pages are not there or scattered all over and there is no centralised solution for all banners and things that editors and writer need for an article.

The homepage get updates after 2-3 days.

Will you please spare a moment and tell me how it is possible to be a sysop there so I can contribute to full for my language Wikipedia, the Hindi Wikipedia?

And thank you for your cookies!

Siddharth --Wikisidd (talk) 18:33, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Siddharth, I very sorry but I am unfamiliar with the Hindi Wikipedia. I am only guessing, but I would imagine that they have a procedure similar to the RfA here on English Wikipedia. You are probably in a better position than me to find this info out.
The English Wikipedia:Administrators article links to a Hindi version on hi:विकिपीडिया:प्रबन्धक, which seems to contain a list of Hindi administrators. Maybe you could approach one of them for more information.
Meanwhile, on English Wikipedia there are the following articles, administrators' reading list, administrators' how-to guide, and guide to requests for adminship, which may be of some help to you.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 20:27, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Hello Marek, I have rewritten the article on Sfumato.

Dante4848 (talk) 16:00, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Dante4848, I've had a look at the article and I'm impressed. It's very good.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 16:39, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind remarks. I plan to expand this a little and add the names of one or two other practitioners of sfumato but I can't do it right now. I would like to go on and add articles on 'cangiante' and 'unione' because I think Wikipedia needs these articles but, again, it'll take two or three days to do. Best, Bob Consoli. Dante4848 (talk) 16:48, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Good luck with your new articles. Let me know if you need any help with anything. :-)
Regards Marek.69 talk 17:06, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for your welcome.

Actually, I have done quite a bit of proof-reading of materials such as dictionaries and encyclopedia, and I know that it can be difficult and time-consuming (and incredibly boring).

The following are several suggestions I wish to make.

1) I notice that there is a page in Wikipedia: ... where common misspellings are noted. I also have noted that misspelled words from this list, when put into the article "search" box, will produce hits for articles containing such misspellings.

For example, the misspelling "guidence" is illustrated here:

The hits are given in context, so one may easily determine whether they should or should not be corrected. (Obviously, one would not want to make corrections to the page with the list of common spelling errors, for instance!)

These result pages could then be each saved, the HTML edited appropriately to include only the errors and their context (a macro can be easily devised to do this), these pages combined, the ones needing attention flagged (this process could be automated with a macro, and could be done fairly rapidly and easily), and then, using a "bot", or a macro, automatically make the edits to the relevant articles (a program or macro that would open the page, search for the mispelling, click the "edit", make the change, and save the article).

Huge numbers of misspellings could be eliminated from the encyclopedia relatively (or even very) easily.

All edits would have been first screened by the human who had flagged the errors, and a record would exist of which pages had been edited, so as to allow for a relatively easy second review of the corrections which had been made so as to assure that edits had been correctly made (I make it a point to always double check my work, which I have found helps assure its accuracy).

I would suggest that if more than one misspelling [of different terms] were detected on a single page, that that page be flagged for a more thorough human checking (this procedure could be automated, too).

2) Another possibility to reduce spelling errors in articles would be to establish a tie-up with some company ( was one which Google gave - but there are certainly dozens or more [please note, I have no affiliation with any spell-checking software company]) and put a spell-checker option in the editing pages. I'm sure there must be software companies that would allow use of their software free of charge to the Wikipedia, it being a nonprofit organization.

The benefits to Wikipedia users would be obvious, and the providing company would get credit and publicity simply by their name being in the spell-checker - a "win-win" situation as I see it. There may even be an open-source spellchecker available (sorry, I have not checked - my Internet connection is fading in and out).

3) As for my own spell checking, one technique I use is to take the entire body of the text, put a CR/LF in lieu of each space, sort the results, then remove duplicates (actually, there are a couple of other steps, but it is a little too complicated to go into here).

Then I run a spell-checker on the results, and this will usually (though it does sometimes take a great deal of time) discover large numbers of errors. It will, of course, not find all errors ("their" when should be "there") but it picks up misspellings like "seperate". (I have very limited Internet access. Were someone interested, I could describe in greater detail how to produce a file as described above).

The wikipedia articles could be dumped into a text file, processed, and the resulting list of words "zipped", sent to me, and I would be happy to spell-check it, which would give me great satisfaction knowing I had contributed (perhaps) greatly to the quality of Wikipedia. Of course, the suggestion number (2) above, regarding using a "bot" or a macro would be much much faster and easier.

Please respond to this at my user page (I'm a newbie - I think the following URL is correct):

Perhaps this message should be forwarded to some other person in the Wikipedia staff. If this is the case, could you please be so kind as to forward it?

Thank you.

perry (talk) 19:53, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Perry, I've replied on your talk page. -- Marek.69 talk 23:26, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Image question

Hello,Marek.Its me,Purz12 again.I was just wondering,how do you put pictures on your user page?Thanks,Purz12 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purz12 (talkcontribs) 22:36, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Purlz12, In order to put a picture onto a user page, you would use exactly the same method as you would anywhere else, i.e. the following code:
[[File:Colosseum 2007.jpg|left|thumb|200px|The Colosseum in Rome.]]
will produce:
The Colosseum in Rome
For more information on images see Wikipedia:Images.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 22:51, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


Purz12 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purz12 (talkcontribs) 22:58, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Bank of Jamaica

I have edited the Bank of Jamaica article to show that Derick Milton Latibeaudiere has resigned as governor. I also included a reference to confirm this. Once a new governor is named, the article should be updated with the new governor's name. -- Eastmain (talk) 05:46, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Eastmain, thanks for your help with the article. Marek.69 talk 00:37, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


A person in NZ called Peter Wadams, aka P-Money forced a young woman's head onto his penis. This is a fact established by the Police and Judiciary. People in New Zealand would very much appreciate it if you could stop editing his Wiki page to erase these facts from history. Wiki is NOT about erasing facts, is it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:00, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, You're right Wikipedia is not about erasing facts, but it is also not a tabloid paper. It is not our job to be sensationalist.
As the P-Money is a BLP or Biography of a living person, we must pay particular attention to verifiability.
If these claims can be verified, they can be included in the P-Money artile. At the moment, however, there are no citations whatsoever for this statement. This is why, amongst other reasons, why I removed the edits.
If you can provide a verifiable source for this information, then you may reinsert the statement. For Wikipedia's policy on this, please read: Wikipedia:Verifiability.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica

please be advised that as of December 1 2009 Mr.Brian Wynter will take up the position as governor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Adamguru (talkcontribs) 13:35, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

OK Thanks Adamguru. Regards Marek.69 talk 01:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi Marek69, I've drafted an article on 'Cangiante'. One thing: These terms ought to be rendered in italics and I don't know how. Thanks,

Bob Consoli Dante4848 (talk) 15:10, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Bob, to use italics, simply put '' before and after the word you want in italics.
i.e. the following code:
will give you:
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


I don't know if I've told you this before, but you do a singularly excellent job with your AIV reports. You make more than almost anyone, and your accuracy is practically 100%. Excellent, excellent work. Thank you for doing what you do :-) J.delanoygabsadds 05:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Keep it up! -FASTILY (TALK) 05:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for your kind comments - I just do my best to keep things running smoothly :-) Cheers Marek.69 talk 05:11, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

User name Callum Johnston

Hello Marek

I was browsing the Internet when I found a post on here about me. None of that was written by me which comes under User name Callum Johnston on here. Can you please delete the whole page.

Kind Regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:20, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Callum, Is this page specifically about you or is just the same name? Marek.69 talk 05:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Its about me somehow... Someone used a log in under my name, and someone has put up very personal infomation which could later on embarress me. I don't know who done this, but I would like it fully removed please.

Regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:35, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I've already notified the other party and asked them to comment.
I expect you will have to prove your identity before any action can be taken. I will look into it and let you know.
Regards Marek.69 talk 14:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the [6] on my page. Cheers! freshacconci talktalk 16:01, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Freshacconci, you're welcome. :-) Marek.69 talk 17:35, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

How to delete an image file

I need to take down a file (picture) I uploaded, I tried, but think I didn't do it right. How do I delete a photo I im-properly uploaded? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nothingon (talkcontribs) 19:02, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nothingon, to delete an image, as you are the original uploader, place the following code at the top of the page:
This places the file under the category of G7. Author requests deletion.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 19:09, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

thank you!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nothingon (talkcontribs) 02:03, 10 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for welcoming me here on this english wikipedia! Greetings from the capital of Macedonia, Thessaloniki in Greece!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by ItsMeAthan (talkcontribs) 19:26, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi ItsMeAthan, Welcome to Wikipedia and Happy Editing! :-) Marek.69 talk 01:31, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Blue boxes

Hi Marek,it's me,Purz12 again.I want to ask you a question:how do I erase these blue boxes on my user page?Thank you,Purz12 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purz12 (talkcontribs) 00:45, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Purz12, the reason you have blue boxes is that you have indented the code on your user page
If you intention is to indent the text, you must use a : (colon) before the code, rather than indent the code. (I hope this makes sense to you)
i.e. the following code:
:Word gives the following result:
::Word will give:
:::Word will give:
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 01:31, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Marek,Purz12 here.I didn't really understand what you said,so can you simplify what you said?Thanks,Purz12 --Adam "Purz" Purzynski (talk) 01:36, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Adam, When you enter text in an edit box like this, you must start your line of text at the left margin. Do not put a space first.
If you wish you text to start indented (i.e. some space before it starts), then put a colon (:) at the beginning of the line.
Take a look at how this page is put together (I'm using a colon at the start of every line)
Then look at what it looks like after its been saved (this line had two colons at the start)
I hope this is clearer (three colons here) Marek.69 talk 01:44, 12 November 2009 (UTC)


This text has no space before the first word

This text has a space before the first word and appears in a light blue box

Does it make sense now? Marek.69 talk 14:50, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Different names

We have diff ways of writing one word in this language (because of having non-universal keyboard) and it causes some problems in finding articles while users search for one, in Google or Wikipedia's search.
What can I do? should I create shortcut pages for each one? (a several for each single article - all possibility)
Or you got better idea? TanX--Marmzok (talk) 16:50, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Marmzok, I think I know what you are asking, but I'm not 100% sure.
Could you please provide an example of what you mean, i.e. Could you please explain how the two different ways of spelling a word relates to Wikipedia articles.
Is it the case that there is another spelling of the title a Wikipedia article? If this is the case, then yes, you can create a redirect page to that article with the alternative spelling. (For more info on redirect pages, please look at Wikipedia:Redirect.)
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 17:06, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if you can see these words correctly or not, but here it is an example:
  • بەبە
  • به‌به
both of them have same look. difference is in "ه" letter. someone use it by this code: 06BE - Arabic letter Heh Doachashmee, and the others use it by: 0648 Arabic letter Heh.
Having article in name of one of these words means user that search for this article by the other one, cant find it. we have same problems in these characters, too: (ـه‌ , ە) - (ك - ک). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marmzok (talkcontribs) 20:35, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi Marmzok, Yes I can see them correctly as I have Arabic fonts installed.
In this case, where as you say,if it is the article name, searching for one version the other would not be found, then you would created a redirect page for the other instance.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 21:08, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
It looks like very simple to create redirect pages, but as you see, because of these special letters (we spoke about them above) there are a lot of pages that we should make one, two, three (or more) redirect for every single pages of them. I thought I can create a new page include all off possibility word for an article's name. But you say its ok to create this big number of re-directions. Thank you! --Marmzok (talk) 23:00, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
One thing I forgot to ask, does this relate to the Arabic or the English Wikipedia? If it is the English version, then I was going to ask whether there are any articles with Arabic letters in their title.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 14:46, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure understand what you want to know, but I am talking about ckb.wikipedia, and its not Arabic, its one of Kurdish dialect that just uses arabic script; anyway I want to ask you check this pages out: ckb:ھاوڵاتی and ckb:هاوڵاتی. if its not enough I can explain more. My Regards --Marmzok (talk) 19:06, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
I've an idea. I find out in other Wikipedia that have same problem, they've created a bot; first for create redirect pages for each new page created by users, second automatically correct this problem (using wrong character) in body of articles. now I wand to ask you to help me use this ability. Can I use other Wikipedia's bot (other languages)? if not, would you help me to prepare one? or show me how can I do this. My Regards--Marmzok (talk) 13:29, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you!

For your recent edits of Russia article. Greyhood (talk) 17:50, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Greyhood, No Problem :-) Marek.69 talk 17:51, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Afro-textured hair

Hi Marek69. I wanted to edit the last sentence in the first paragraph on this page "Afro-textured hair From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Natural afro-hair)" however, there are no links provided to do so. the sentence reads as such: [4] Adjectives such as "hard", "kinky", "nappy" or "spiraled" are often used to describe natural afro-textured hair in Western societies.

(((the adjective "hard" IS NOT an accurate description for ALL afros and therefore should not be included in this definition. Instead the adjective "firm" should replace it.)))

There are several afros that are soft in texture and with loose curl patterns. Please email with the solution to removing the word "hard" from the definition/description.

References [1]


Afromosaical (talk) 05:18, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Afromosaical, I have made the appropriate changes to the Afro-textured hair article you requested and added the reference you provided.
If you wish to edit articles, it is the same principle as you have used to leave this message on my talk page, i.e. click on the edit tab at the top of the page.
You may find it useful to read the Wikipedia:How to edit a page article.
I hope this helps.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 14:09, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Apology

Why I tend to dislike automated edits :). But hey, no problem: thanks for the reply and apologies if I seemed harsh in my edit summaries. Dahn (talk) 05:19, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Dahn, Yes a little bit of a mix up, I certainly wouldn't have intentionally reverted back after your edits, if I had been aware of them. Unfortunately, this is one on the pitfalls of automated 'search-and-replace'; if you change it back the program simply finds it again!
A brief explanation of why I am doing these edits (yes, there is some method in my madness):
Some cities have separate sections for twin towns, sister cities & partner cities. Some cities have twin or sister ports, other international partnerships, and sometimes foreign embassies are listed. I have been trying to condense these into minor sections under the title 'International relations', (for example Kobe). This cannot always be done in one step, hence some edits may look illogical at first.
Thank you for you understanding :-) Marek.69 talk 12:37, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
No contest there: I would not claim that the idea is without uses in so many places (even if the nomenclature is still a bit weird). But wouldn't it be a good idea to only apply the change in articles where it does serve a purpose? I realize this may be laborious, but if, as I believe you're suggesting, the alternative is to do 1,000 edits and then undo (I'm guessing) 500 of them, it's ultimately the same thing. With a city like Piteşti, there is a chance that the section in question will never feature stuff even remotely resembling Kobe, and in fact Kobe etc. appear to be exceptions to a rule of "sister cities and that's about it" entries. Dahn (talk) 17:32, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
You are basically right, I agree. However I would hope that the number of 'false positives' would be a lot less than 500, otherwise I agree it would indeed be a pointless exercise. The AWB settings I'm using probably could do with some fine tuning. Recently there has been an increase of the number of new partnerships, city co-operations and friendly relationships, which technically do not come under the category of 'sister cities', and editors have had a tendency of listing them under a new section heading. Some places even separate 'twin towns' from 'sister cities'.
One could also argue that it is unnecessary to do this until it happens, but what I am attempting to do is to standardise the nomenclature of this section of the article, before that. Piteşti at the moment has the section heading of 'Twin towns' , Târgovişte says 'Twin cities', Timişoara has 'Sister cities', Sibiu; 'Twinned towns' and that's just a few of the variety of different headings I've encountered. I thought a standard neutral naming such as 'International relations' would cover this, with the various different subheadings within the section, and located in the same place on each city article (much like 'History', 'Geography', 'Climate' which are all 'standard' headings) would make this subject easier to reference.
I would happily welcome any additional ideas you may have on the subject, as I find generally very few editors have a definite opinion on the subject.
Thank you for you message and Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 18:20, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
While I have said the nomenclature is a bit weird, I don't believe this invalidates what you're doing - you have a system, and, aside from the cases where it merely adds a redundant (sub)heading, it's obviously a good system. You're also right about the inconsistencies in titles, but it may be that, in the particular case of Romanian cities at least, that would best be solved by simply picking one out of what seem to be several translations for the same basic notion ("twin towns", "twin cities", "sister cities"... any will do). I don't however claim that this "should" be done, and, unlike you, I obviously don't have the global perspective on the matter.
So let me summarize: I see the necessity of uniformity, and will both endorse and apply your system myself in cases where the section can actually be divided into paragraphs on separate aspects of a city's life. However, Piteşti (and presumably other cities in various countries) is unlikely to ever be in that situation, so, yes, something will have to be worked out eventually for the real or potential kinks. Thanks for hearing me out, and all the best. Dahn (talk) 05:32, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments Dahn. Feedback and discussion is always useful in such cases.
At the moment I am concentrating my efforts on European towns and cities and will hopefully make some progress in implementing a standard format. As with most things on Wikipedia, I'm sure another editor will come along and improve it.
Also, this is just one step of the process. I have many other additions and changes I would like to make to these articles, which I'll be moving on to shortly.
Thanks for your help and best wishes :-) Marek.69 talk 01:02, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Wow that was fast

And many thanks. It's nice to know people like you are around. Take care. Dr.K.praxislogos 04:55, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Dr.K. Thanks for the message, you're welcome and Happy wiki-ing :-) Marek.69 talk 04:59, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much Marek. Take care. Dr.K.praxislogos 05:11, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


...for the vandal reverts; keep up the good work. Mahalo,  Skomorokh, barbarian  04:57, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Skomorokh, No Problem :-) Marek.69 talk 05:02, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Ya Marek, keep it up! A8UDI 05:11, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi A8UDI, & U2 :-) Marek.69 talk 05:18, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Trajan's Market vs. Trajan's Forum

Hi Marek, Trajan's Market and Trajan's Forum are really the same thing. Wiki has two separate articles. It is true that Trajan's Market is located inside Trajan's Forum but the differences are negligible. "Trajan's Market" should be a subsection of "Trajan's Forum" and "Trajan's Market" should disambiguate to "Trajan's Forum". I'd like to try combining these two articles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dante4848 (talkcontribs) 16:49, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi again Bob, sorry for delay in answering, but it's a bit hectic at the moment..
To start with, you should start a discussion on the Trajan's Forum talk page, title Merger proposal. If you receive no objections you can proceed to add merge templates to both talk pages:
i.e. place {{mergeto|Trajan's Forum|discuss=Talk:Trajan's Forum#Merger proposal|date=July 2017}} on the Trajan's Market talk page,
and place {{mergefrom|Trajan's Market|discuss=Talk:Trajan's Forum#Merger proposal|date=July 2017}} on the Trajan's Forum talk page
For more detailed instructions on merging see Help:Merging
Good luck and Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 15:45, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

finding templates

I'm new here, and am attempting to work on enhancing English versions of French city pages. In particular, the heraldry (to start with)

French pages have their own templates, which mostly don't work in English. There is presumably some way to look for available templates to see if there might be an existing equivalent, but I don't see how.

I find a lot of the 'explanation' pages not very helpful. Of course, I'm jumping in the deep end, trying to translate some middling complicated stuff, so it's probably not surprising.

Cienkujo (sp?) --David V Houston (talk) 00:37, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi David, sorry for delay in replying, but it's a bit hectic at the moment at work!
I find typing your query into the Wikipedia search box very helpful.
For example, a search on 'List of Templates' gave me Wikipedia:List of templates by usage
This template, Template:Heraldry may be the one you are looking.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance. I'll be happy to help.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 16:00, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
thank you for the reply. I did post a helpme on my own page and got some more suggestions. Just knowing where to START looking is half the battle. I tried searching for templates didn't try lists of templates.. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by David V Houston (talkcontribs) 16:28, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


I did not write an unconstructive thing! Mine isn't vandalism! I correct the total number of Italian population because It was wrong. I invite you to read more about it so you can distinguish between an unconstructive thing and a correction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by FrankVonPedro (talkcontribs) 18:22, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi FrankVonPedro, please check again. In this edit which you made to Italian people, you added your signature to the article. This is the edit I was referring to, and as this is not a talk page, I reverted the edit.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 18:27, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes I understand, but my correction is right. If you add the population of all countries as in the article you will get to my same result! Italian population is betwenn 130-140 million and not 120 million! Please check it! I am in right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by FrankVonPedro (talkcontribs) 18:41, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi FrankVonPedro, I have updated with 140 million (total of individual figures) my edit and removed my warning from your talk page.
Please try to use edit summaries in the future to explain what you are doing to other editor. It avoids confusion.
I trust you understand that your original edit, which had no edit summary or explanation and also contained your signature twice could be mistaken as a 'non-constructive edit'
Kind Regards & Happy Wiki-ing Marek.69 talk 15:12, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Really thanks for correction! Finally.....thanks! I have the same problem with another administrator about "french people", the right number is 100, not 130! Please correct it for me because the administrator threat me without a logical reason! Anyway, thanks for your support, I am just doing my part to get better wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by FrankVonPedro (talkcontribs) 16:37, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Question from a newbie

Hi Marek, thanks for your warm welcome ! The last time I tried to create an account, I was told that my preferred name or a similar one was already taken and I should choose another one. So is there are an easy way to get an account name one can at least remember ? -- (talk) 18:54, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not sure of any short cuts to doing this. I guess just keep trying with different permutations until you are successful.
You may find some help in the following article, Wikipedia:Username policy.
What is your preferable username, which you would like to register under?
Regards Marek.69 talk 16:33, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


I don't have a link to a source for the info I posted. I used to be in contact with the audio team who work for the UFC and they used to hit me up with the song list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:41, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, try to provide verifiable sources for you addition, otherwise they may get removed by other editors. Also try to get into the habit of using edit summaries as this helps other editors understand what you are doing.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 16:23, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


There is so much vandalism tonight on the recent changes patrol... could use some help. Thanks :} A8UDI 00:58, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

I'll be there in a minute... Marek.69 talk 01:00, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Please help us stop Piracy

Please don't bring back the torrent, music links

We are concerned about PIRACY

Thank You for understanding

Official website of the movie has everything Different Music website links are causing piracy of music ...

Following link need to be removed ^ "Paa Music Review". Filmicafe Media. November 16, 2009.

Thank You for understanding Piracy concerns and efforts produce a great movie

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:42, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your message. The torrent link is no longer on the page.
Please note: I did not add that link originally. I reverted your edit which removed references without discussion or explanation, which is against Wikipedias policies.
I do not support Piracy or Copyright Infringement in any way.
Wikipedia does not either and has strong rules against it.
However, we cannot control the actions of third-party sites.
I have removed the link to "Paa Music Review" for the time being, while I look into the sites content.
In future, when making edits, please try to leave an edit summary explaining what you are doing and why, to avoid any misunderstandings.
Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:59, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Help at United Arab Emirates

Hi Marek69. United Arab Emirates is currently a good article nominee, and there are some issues that need to be cleared. So can you pleasde help me make it a GA article? Please respond ASAP on my talkpage. Secret Saturdays (talk) 02:16, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Sure, I'll give it a go. Please let me know what needs doing.
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 02:18, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Most of the issues are mentioned here. I hope this helps! Secret Saturdays (talk) 02:27, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

OK Secret Saturdays, I'll probably have some time tomorrow :-) Marek.69 talk 02:47, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh well sorry to tell you this, but the GA has failed. Sorry to tell you this, as you looked eager to help out.<:_-( Secret Saturdays (talk) 03:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry, wel just have to improve the article and give it another try :-) Marek.69 talk 04:02, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


This edit, while perhaps not advisable, is not vandalism. Tim Song (talk) 03:41, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Tim, I'm sorry but it looked like non-constructive edit at first glance. I have reverted my edit and removed my message from users talk page.
Thanks for pointing it out :-) Marek.69 talk 03:46, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
That's great. Thanks. Tim Song (talk) 00:30, 21 November 2009 (UTC)


Userpage Protection Barnstar.PNG The Userpage Shield
Thanks for reverting vandalism to my talk page - 5 seconds - That's impressive!  7  03:44, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi 7, Thank you very much. :-)
I'm just using a very fast tool: Huggle, which helps speed up the process significantly!
Kind Regards Marek.69 talk 03:54, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks - I use it too - just can't from the office.  :(  7  03:57, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Right. Thanks for the acknowledgement and Happy Wiki-ing! :-) Marek.69 talk 04:01, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Spread the joy

Please reply! Have fun with your cookie! Don't let the cookie monster steal it :-(

Me, GKT5 04:23, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much, GKT5 :-) Marek.69 talk 04:25, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Jonas Prank!

I was just pranking around with the jonas thing i really do like the jonas brothers my name is chris and im not gay i just like there music sorry i pulled the prank plz dont get mad i wont do it again but truthfully im not a huge fan of J.O.N.A.S. i just think there a decent band not the best or in my top 10 bands but there a good band my favorite band is muse but again sorry —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:29, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Welacz (talk) 11:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)Welacz

Hi. Thanks for welcoming me. I will not probably edit Wikipedia on regular basis, but I'll try to correct/extend articles as I see it neccesary.


Thanks for your vandalism revert; I'm actually making something out of the article. It's a pretty revolting subject matter, by the way--much worse than whatever that vandal edit proposed. Thanks again, Drmies (talk) 20:52, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for welcome

Hello. I'm sorry because I don't speak well English. I'm a Spanish Wikipedian, and I'm already registered as User:Goldorak2 in English wikipedia, but I have to change my user name when I enter in English version, and sometimes, I forgot it. A greeting. Goldorak2 (-- (talk) 00:28, 21 November 2009 (UTC))


Hi Marek69 thanks for offering help, I could have everything managed so far, i use templates from other locations when i am adding something, i will certainly turn to you if needing help somewhere. (Tantawi82 (talk) 01:38, 21 November 2009 (UTC))


Hello, Marek! Good morning! Or at least, I hope it's morning where you live! Anyway, the article Brazil is blocked due to a dispute over a content. I would like to know if you would be interested in giving your opinion to end it once and for all. In case you do not know much about the subject, I could explain it better to you. This is the link. All help is needed. Thank your very much and kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 11:39, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

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