User talk:MarkPos

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Hello, MarkPos! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! RyanLupin (talk/contribs) 20:31, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
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Help regarding applicability of WP:EL[edit]

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Please can an experienced editor/admin help me? I have raised an (unanswered) question on the talk page for the communications satellite article (see here).

I have rv'd commercial links to external websites on this and on a number of satellite-related article pages on the basis that to me they seem to breach WP:EL. The person(s) responsible keep replacing the links, however (see here and here).

Could someone please advise if these commercial links are in fact acceptable or if I am right and that they should be deleted on the basis of WP:EL? I don't want to get into an edit war or appear to be carrying out a one-man vendetta against the person responsible!

Many thanks!

--MarkPos 14:32, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello, Mark. Based on the other contributions of that IP address, it would seem that they're trying to promote that site for some reason. WP:EL does specifically prohibit links used for advertising, so I'd say you did the right thing here - and you definitely did the right thing bringing it to the talk page, and attempting to contact the IP editor about the situation. I don't see a problem with the edits you made. Good work, and happy editing as always! Hersfold (t/a/c) 15:30, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: Comsats[edit]

I'm just familliar with the language. I have a lot of experience from the Timeline of spaceflight article. One way to make it easier is to copy an entry from elsewhere. Another option is to write a template. I did this quickly, incase it is any use. You'll need to add the current location seperately, then hit enter, and add:

{{subst:User:GW Simulations/Comsats/Temp
|name = 
|bus = 
|user =
|type = 
|coverage =
|day =
|month =
|year = 
|rocket =
|locations =
|notes = 
|ref =
}}

Fill it out with the information for each satellite. It's all self-explanatory except the "ref" bit. This is where you put the date which it is correct up to, and any references. If you leave it blank, today's date will be inserted automatically. I hope this is useful. If it is not, please let me know and I will look for another method. Being a programmer, I could probably write a tool to help you if this template doesn't work. --GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 17:24, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


Notability of Valery Timofeev[edit]

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Valery Timofeev[edit]

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