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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Brusegadi 05:20, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

The Brazil Star[edit]

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You are awarded this barnstar for completely revamping after more than 70 edits the Ethanol fuel in Brazil article. So much information was added that this article that once had just 16 source citations now boasts over 85 source citations. Good Job! ⇨ EconomistBR ⇦ Talk 02:46, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Japan/Costa Rica without army[edit]

I don't read Spanish, but believe your source is incorrect. Here's a link to the constitution of Japan, promulgated in 1946 and enacted in 1947, which abolishes any war-time force. I can't find a source that compares the two directly, and am not that familiar with wikipedia mores to try an edit again. Can I entrust you with this one? I'll check back in in a couple weeks. Cheers. -Matthew —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:23, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks for droping by and clarifying. Indeed I will check the facts and make the correction if supported. My understanding is that Japan has a peace-time army for defensive purposes only, CR none, but sure I will check on that one, only give me some time since I am right now in the middle of something else.--Mariordo (talk) 11:35, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
      • Wiki has this issue well documented, see Japan Self-Defense Forces, List of countries without armed forces, and particularly read Defence policy of Japan for the interpretation of the Japanese constitution you brought as reference. I hope these articles clarify the issue.--Mariordo (talk) 16:51, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
        • Hi, thanks for looking into it. For further clarification, I think there's absolutely an argument to be made that Japan today has an army. More precisely, the Japan Self-Defense Forces page states that in 1950 the government created a National Police Reserve, which could reasonably be called an "armed force." But it also states that after 1945, Japan had zero military capability, and as you know this was constitutionally prescribed in 1946. What I'm pushing for is that even if Japan recreated its army in the 1950s, the statement "Costa Rica was the second country to constitutionally abolish its armed forces" holds true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:58, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
          • You made a good point, but it is kind of weird because Japan was without army for only for 9 years, CR still does not have one today. A good solution will be simply to state that CR constitutionally abolished its army in 1949, and delete the "first" part. However, I think we should move this discussion to the CR Talk page to give other editors the opportunity to comment and bring more facts. I will do so copying this entire section. Let's continue over there.--Mariordo (talk) 13:19, 11 June 2009 (UTC)


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Congratulations, Mariordo, on bringing Flexible-fuel vehicle up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 05:17, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for San Francisco congestion pricing[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 4, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article San Francisco congestion pricing, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 08:34, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

North American blizzard of 2010[edit]

Hey Mariordo, just wanted to drop by to say great work taking and uploading pictures for the North American blizzard of 2010, it's greatly appreciated. Kind regards, SpitfireTally-ho! 08:41, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Your welcome.-Mariordo (talk) 15:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for Your Work on EV Articles[edit]

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Thank you for your tireless and excellend work improving many articles on electric vehicles! Ebikeguy (talk) 19:45, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Your welcome.--Mariordo (talk) 01:05, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Electric Bicycle[edit]

Wow! You've put a tremendous amount of work into this article, and you've done a superb job. The only problem is that I now feel horrifically guilty for neglecting my own good intentions to improve the article. Thanks! Ebikeguy (talk) 16:34, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome! I have googled a lot, and it does not seem to be much RS info available. If you know of any reliable sources please let me know, I will have plenty of time during the following weeks to improve it even further. I am particularly interested in developing a summary for India and Australia, that I believe have also significant fleets of e-bikes.-Mariordo (talk) 16:45, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Good work, great read![edit]

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For your work on electric vehicle warning sounds. It looks great what you did, I couldn't have done as good a job. - Epson291 (talk) 01:44, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much.-Mariordo (talk) 02:16, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for electric vehicle warning sounds[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for BMW Mega City Vehicle[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Renewable Energy Portal[edit]

Hi. Some of us are setting up a new Renewable Energy Portal. Feel free to contribute and discuss the matter at Portal talk:Renewable energy#Merger proposal. Johnfos (talk) 19:39, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar for you[edit]

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Congratulations, you have contributed a large body of work to WP without sacrificing quality, and now have four excellent GA articles. Thank you for your efforts. You really are the kind of editor WP needs... Johnfos (talk) 22:12, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Capital Bikeshare[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Jaguar C-X75[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:03, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for City Car (Concept)[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:03, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Toyota Prius V[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar for you[edit]

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It was an inspiration to see the way you worked through your holidays to bring yet more articles up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 21:27, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.--Mariordo (talk) 22:29, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

The Environmental Barnstar[edit]

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For extensive, ongoing work on environmentally-important articles. Thank you! Ebikeguy (talk) 01:09, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Veteran Editor Status[edit]

This editor is a Veteran Editor and is entitled to display this Iron Editor Star.

I just looked at your edit count, and it would appear you are entitled to display the box above, if you want. If not, erase this whole post. Ebikeguy (talk) 22:36, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I will display it.--Mariordo (talk) 01:54, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! - (talk) 19:11, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hybrid Scorecard[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Motor vehicle[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Autolib'[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Milan Area C[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:06, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Costa Rica[edit]

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¡Hola, Mariordo!

Estamos creando el capítulo Wikimedia Costa Rica, ¿te gustaría participar? Wikimedia Costa Rica (WM-CR) es una iniciativa para crear una asociación civil que promueva los proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia en Costa Rica. Buscamos personas comprometidas con Wikipedia u otros proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia para que se incorporen. Solo debes firmar en la lista de participantes, ¡y ya serás miembro!

Nuestra misión es facultar y animar a la gente de todo el país a reunir y desarrollar contenido educativo neutral bajo una licencia de contenido libre o en el dominio público, y a difundirlo de manera efectiva.

¿Conoces a otro costarricense o residente de Costa Rica que pueda participar? Extiéndele esta misma invitación. Ah, y recuerda que para firmar debes colocar el código {{Sultool|TU-NOMBRE-DE-USUARIO}}

Si deseas más información, puedes contactarnos:

¡Te esperamos!

Allan J. Aguilar Castillo

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for the good work at Wheel hub motor!

Ebikeguy (talk) 04:08, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, and sorry I couldn't drop by earlier, my Wiki editing has been limited lately (and will continue to be intermittent in the following weeks), as I am in the middle of moving back to Brazil. See you around.--Mariordo (talk) 04:13, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Happy moving! I hope you've found something good to do in Brazil! Ebikeguy (talk) 04:15, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Primera reunión de Wikimedia Costa Rica[edit]

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¡Hola, Mariordo!

En Wikimedia Costa Rica (WM-CR) estamos organizando una reunión qe involucre a los editores de los proyectos Wikimedia que residan en Costa Rica y a los miembros de este capítulo.

El objetivo de la reunión es organizar las pautas del capítulo para que WM-CR sea eventualmente aprobado por la Fundación Wikimedia. Aún no hemos asignado una fecha ni un lugar de reunión, pero tenemos previsto que se realice en abril en San José.

Si estás interesado y dispuesto a asistir, añade tu firma de usuario en la página de discusión del capítulo en Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Además, si no te has inscrito a WM-CR, añade tu nombre de usuario en la lista de miembros.

Estamos conscientes de que pueden haber limitaciones espaciales o económicas. Si este es el caso, por favor comunícamelo por correo electrónico a <> para asignarte un beca que incluya transporte, alimentación o estadía según sea necesario.

Finalmente, para facilitar las comunicaciones entre los editores costarricense (incluyendo trámites de becas y notificaciones), te pedimos que nos envíes voluntariamente un número telefónico para contactarte y tu dirección de correo electrónico personal a <>. Toda la información que envíes será siempre confidencial y se utilizará exclusivamente para la organización interna de WM-CR.

Gracias por tu tiempo. Esperamos ansiosamente tu respuesta.

— mantis [religiosa] — 19:53, 5 March 2013 (UTC) 4096R/BE3B1B2C 7DE09C02 8FF24CA1 CD1523F7 1CB197FE 7EAEF27C
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Superior Scribe Award[edit]

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Dear Mariordo, You are an outstanding editor, contributing quality text (in various languages) and superb images. You have brought many articles up to FA and GA and created other recognised content. You are always polite and helpful with other editors. Well done... you really are a Superior Scribe... Johnfos (talk) 12:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Frederic Hauge[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 12:04, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bay Area Bike Share[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:03, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 21:56, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.--Mariordo (talk) 22:04, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the cleanup on Kia Soul EV. I was not aware when I created the article that it must contain the name of the car manufacturer in the title. I was able to read through the guidelines and now have a better understanding. You cleanup on the article is what led me there. Thanks again. CNMall41 (talk) 13:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hong Kong[edit]

Hi, I did try to discuss Hong Kong in the talk section ages ago but no one replied. If you had looked at the table properly, you'd have noticed that Hong Kong was not removed, but rather moved to the "selected regional markets section" given that it's not a country but rather a region of China. It makes more sense for it to be there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:56, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. For the time being I agree with your change, sorry I did not realize you just moved HK below. I will continue the discussion in the talk of the "Electric car use by country" article, so that other editors can participate and bring other ideas.--Mariordo (talk) 14:48, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Cite tool[edit]

Hi, which cite tool do you use for filling refs with CiteWeb format ?. I use reFill when an article has 5-10 unfilled refs and if I have the time, but I would like a similar tool that fetches the ref data directly when adding content. TGCP (talk) 17:38, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi TGCP. Since I have been around on Wikipedia for several years, early on I made my own templates for the most used cite types on the default Windows Notepad (no format), so I do a manual cut and paste from this external file, and complete/fill as required. Any tip about existing tools is welcomed. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 14:33, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I did that too but I am tired of it. I have installed User:Zhaofeng Li/CiteGen in FireFox. Just click on the {{}}-button in the menu line, and it makes a Cite from the webpage. It's not perfect, and I am still learning, but it seems to improve the process. TGCP (talk) 16:43, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Best would be to simply use the mouse to drag a tab into the edit window at the precise point in the text, and a ref would be made with wikilinks to the article about the source. FX, NY times . Oh wishes. TGCP (talk) 16:46, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips.--Mariordo (talk) 16:48, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Here's a similar idea - I'll try to make ref'ing as a Grant idea, and you are most welcome to endorse that or even get involved or suggest involvement for others, as I cannot go further than suggesting the idea. TGCP (talk) 16:54, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Certainly I will support it, let me know.--Mariordo (talk) 17:24, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
I added TabToReference, but it needs someone else than me to lead and/or contribute. Please pass the word around. TGCP (talk) 21:43, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Tesla Model 5[edit]

Hi, just wanted to discuss the self-driving reference you're making. The Tesla Model 5 is a Level 2 vehicle which is incapable of self-driving. This is supported by Elon Musk, his directors, and all expert sources. Self-driving requires level 4.

Much of the media is either being sensationalist or is ignorant of what self-driving actually means. We should work to be specific on wikipedia. Thanks.

All the reliable sources say it was in self-driving mode when the accident happens, you are confusing autonomous driving with just level 4, there are four or five levels by official definition of NHTSA and SAE, check the corresponding section in autonomous car. The Model S is between level 2 and 3, as explained and supported by reliable sources in the Tesla Model S article, see section about Autopilot. Level 3 requires the driver attention. So please stop removing content supported by reliable sources and consistent with the technical definition of autonomous vehicles.--Mariordo (talk) 21:46, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Recent edits to "electric car use by country" regarding Estonia[edit]

Hi, @Mariordo: really appreciate your hard work sir.

I made the edits to the electric car usage article because I believe the vocabulary was flawed, but found you reverted them in your later edit. You said "40 to 60 km or no more than 60 km are not exclusive" in the reasoning for your edit, which I fully agree with. The problem I have with what was\is written is the grammar surrounding the usage of the word minimum in the "at a minimum distance between 40 to 60 km" statements.

First, minimum truly means smallest value. One could legitimately say there is a minimum of "40 to 60 km" and mean there are two locations in the whole country separated by 40 or so km. Sometimes minimum does get twisted to mean "at most", and common sense suggests that must have been the intention by the original references and thus our text. But "maximum" or "at most" or "no more than" are much cleaner words to be clearer on meaning.

Even more vital, there really can't be multiple minimums, at least without some kind of explanation suggesting they come about in different ways. The minimum (and maximum) temperature today were a specific and single value. If there are different minimums in different places\situations (such as on major highways versus secondary highways), then that should be indicated, or the greater value should be used for simplicity (probably best given it's a big expansive article subject).

Just seeking to make positive edits and improve meaning where possible. I gave my best try at researching the intended meaning through additional articles and changing the wording, but I certainly don't know the true setup in Estonia well, so perhaps since you are avid in the electric car circle, you know it better, and can better clarify the language. But as it sits, I'm set that the meaning is hazy in the words used. If you are uncertain or disagree with my viewpoint, perhaps one of us can ask a question at English or ELL Stack Exchange for a wider opinion. Sorry to distract from your busy editing, appreciate the heavy work you do.
To God be all glory alone, thanks again,
Shane (JeopardyTempest (talk) 12:24, 7 November 2016 (UTC))

Coincidentally, the Electric Vehicle Network article uses the phrase "at intervals of no more than 60 kilometres", for what it's worth. I'm about precision. So if worst comes to worst, perhaps we measure on to get the true value. Though there's probably better ways we could each use our time!
Thanks again,
Shane (JeopardyTempest (talk) 12:24, 7 November 2016 (UTC))
Go ahead and restore your edit, but please, rmv the source talking about 40 to 60 km, and add any additional sources you consider necessary. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 01:23, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Nissan Leaf GA reassessment[edit]

Nissan Leaf, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:18, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Green Car Congress for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Green Car Congress is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Green Car Congress until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Dennis Bratland (talk) 16:00, 5 July 2017 (UTC)