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Bin Laden Acted 'Cowardly,' Confused in Final Moments

the terrorist leader acted "scared" and "completely confused" in his final moments, "shoving his wife" Have you read it yet?--Broccolo (talk) 18:01, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

On the same subject, this edit summary pretty much sums things up. Qrsdogg (talk) 19:44, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Rampage of Deletionism

Not sure if you saw it yet, but I found this AfD very amusing. Qrsdogg (talk) 14:14, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

I am not sure about Mila, but I actually find DYK nomination for Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle to be one of the most amusing things I have ever seen at Wikipedia.

Mila I'd like you to have it. I framed it for you. It reads as a suspense novel. What will prevail common sense or ...?

Broccolo (talk) 17:57, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Abraham Reuel for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Abraham Reuel 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/Abraham Reuel 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 good 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 template from the top of the article. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 21:58, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia

Hi Mbz. Thank you for including me in the DYK nomination, but that wasn't necessary. You are the one who did all the research and wrote the article, all I did was apply a little polish to it. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Coconut Crab

I am writing a children's bug book that includes a bug dictionary. In A for Arthropod I mention Coconut Crabs and would like to use your wikipedia image of the crabs on the trees. I will give you full credit for the image and a copy of the book when it is published.

Thanks for your consideration:

Dennis Burton Philadelphia, PA 19128 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:37, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Start-up Nation

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Poison affair of Palestinian schoolgirls

Hi Mbz1, I'm going to ask you a straight question about the Poison affair of Palestinian schoolgirls article. Please don't be offended, that isn't my intention. I see that Broccolo has just created the new fully formed article in one edit, a very unusual thing for Broccolo to do on the English Wikipedia. It looks more like the kind of article you would write. Did you write this article or provide any kind of input involved in its creation ? If you don't want to answer the question please feel free to not respond. You are of under no obligation to answer but if you do answer please answer openly and honestly. Either way, if you did write the article, can I encourage you to find a way to avoid this way of working either by appealing your ban, posting article suggestions at WP:IPCOLL, discussing it openly and honestly with an admin or anything else you can think of. I'm not accusing anyone of any wrongdoing, I'm not interested in anyone getting into trouble and I'm not judging anything. I just want to make sure that if something has happened that shouldn't have happened, it doesn't happen again and an alternative approach is sought through official channels. Thanks and feel free to delete this message. Sean.hoyland - talk 18:36, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I got the inspiration from Mbz1 activity in this area, and that's her relation to the article. As for the single edit - it's a habit of mine from my home wiki. I wasn't aware it's a problem here. Broccolo (talk) 18:55, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
@Sean: Due to her topic ban, Mbz1 can't respond about this matter. Please don't draw any conclusions from a lack of response. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 19:49, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Here is one article and another (April 24) and another and another one. Also, if anyone wanted to know, I wrote almost 850 articles in my home wiki (, 19 of them are FA. Broccolo (talk) 19:58, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
@Ed, okay that's fine, and as I said, I'm not interested in drawing any conclusions nor will I. @Broccolo, thanks for your response. If you want to attract other users to help you out with a new article remember we have WP:IPCOLL to encourage collaboration. Sean.hoyland - talk 02:10, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Your photos.


I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say that your photography is phenomenal. Your photos on your user page are all excellent. Keep up the good work!

--Chris5858 22:41, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! Cheers.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:46, 12 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi Mbz,

I would like to help, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about how to whitelist a page. From what I can tell, it looks like you should make a request here. Sorry I can't help. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 23:31, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) No, that link is for requesting removal an entire site from the blacklist - without knowing what link is being discussed, I have no idea if that's appropriate. If the intent is to permit a specific link within an otherwise appropriately blacklisted site, then the request should be made to WT:WHITELIST with a reference to the specific link within the domain. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 00:53, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you both for trying to help me! I actually made request here, but so far nobody responded. All these thing are so complicated. Is my request wrong? I'd really like to finish writing this article. Would appreciate any help I could be offered. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:16, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
The request looks correct - could help to show context (ie: a link to the article where you want to use the link).
Only a handful of admins monitor the whitelist requests ... someone will reply, but could take a bit of time for one of those admins to be on-line. I've done some work with the blacklists in the past (several months, maybe even over a year ago), but I've never before added a whitelist entry. I'm guessing the processes are related, but would want to confirm before reviewing and adding a link myself. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 01:24, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the response, Barek. I am working on the article in my user space here. It is directly related to the source I would like to use. It was my understanding that any admin could remove the block. I guess I will add the link to the article I am working on to my request.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:34, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Interesting story — did you already notice the article about Franz Stigler? Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 06:14, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the link, AFBorchert. I did not see it. I believe, when the article I am working on now is ready Franz Stigler should be merged in a new one because this person is notable only because of this single episode in his life. Besides I am not sure, if the source used for Franz Stigler is a reliable one. I found this source also and decided not to use it. Best wishes--Mbz1 (talk) 06:33, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
You are surely right, Mbz1, that this should be joined. Regarding the notability I would suggest to add a section that summarizes the coverage of this story in the media. The Miami Herald had some reports of this story: 24 December 1995: A LIFE IN THE BALANCE IS SPARED ALOFT AIRMAN FINDS COUNTERPART WHO REFUSED TO SHOOT, December 7, 2008: Death Notice for Charles Brown, December 12, 2008: DEATHS CHARLIE BROWN, WORLD WAR II PILOT: WWII hero dies, but a remarkable story lives on, In 1943, a German pilot decided not to shoot down Charlie Brown's damaged plane. Brown died last month, but he lived to finally see his heroism recognized. The full text of these articles is unfortunately behind a paywall. (I've just full access to the NYT archives which did not cover this case.) --AFBorchert (talk) 05:21, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, AFBorchert, for trying to help me! I actually was able to find online link to Herald's article, and another user found a few more sources. So now the article Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler story is well sourced. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 14:19, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Given the above, I'm not sure if you still wanted the other link whitelisted. In case you hadn't noticed, I saw today that the request was reviewed - but they are directing you towards MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist/Common requests#Self-written commission-paying sites. It looks like there are some reliability concerns with the site hosting the article, so extra clarification is needed before articles on it are whitelisted. --- Barek (talk) - 17:27, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Barek. I saw the review. All these policies are so complicated, that I decided to give up on this article from Examiner. I like to write new articles, but reading wikipedia policies makes me tired. BTW my unwillingness to dig dipper in these boring policies is the only reason I have never submitted my RFA :-) --Mbz1 (talk) 18:14, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

RE: Removals from Article

Sorry if I wasn't clear there, my thinking was: we should cut the article down to a skeleton based on a couple sources, and then bulk up the article later by re-adding more of the details with inline citations. When I try to work quickly I always end up doing more than I should, and I was trying to get that in right before supper. I think it's usually best to note in the article when sources disagree, but that's tricky to do.

Also, the Weekly World News has a reputation as being merely a humor paper and making up stories about Bat Boy and so on. I'd never actually read one before, so I was surprised to see that they had actually covered a serious story from World War II. Qrsdogg (talk) 00:55, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

No worries,it's OK, but I could only repeat what I said on that matter on DYK nomination: "This article is not about an exact science, this article is not under any topic that is a subject of discretionary sanctions, this article is about a war story, a story that is retold every single time with some new details added and some old details missing and/or changed. The reliable sources that are used in the article now have some discrepancies too. It is OK. What the difference does it make how many engines Brown's plane lost? What the difference does it make,if Stigler was ordered to fly after the Brown's plane, or he decided to do it on his own? How this particular information could affect wikipedia's main page readers?"
Thanks for working on the article and finding more sources.Regards.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:13, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I would generally assume that members of the German Air Force were under blanket orders to shoot down American planes--I would think that comes under the "don't have to cite that the sky is blue" rule. Qrsdogg (talk) 01:23, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Well, at least you discovered a new face of Weekly World News that you did not exist, which means that at least something good came out of this DYK nomination.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:43, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Sea foam

Sea foam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco -1 on 3-25-11.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Sea foam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco -1 on 3-25-11.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Makeemlighter (talk) 05:49, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Byssus picture

Dear Mila, My name is Elena Krasnova, I am researcher working for the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov Moscow State University. I am preparing a popular scientific article about invertebrate silks for russian magasine "Priroda" (translated as "Nature"). I need some picture to illustrate mussle byssus, and I'd like to use your picture of Mytilus with the byssus as an illustration in my article. Could you, please, allow me to use your picture situated in Wikipedia Mytilus_with_byssus.jpg, or, if it is possible, to send me another one, with full resolution?

Sincerely, Elena Krasnova, PhD, researcher, WSBS, MSU, —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:08, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Perseid image


We are interested in reprinting your Perseid Meteor image in a commercial book. It appears that that is acceptable under the license agreement, but I wanted to double-check.

The book is being prepared for publication by Professor Jim Bell ( It is The Space Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Astronomy. The book is being published by Sterling and is part of a series of photo-rich chronologies of different scientific fields. They expect to print 50,000 copies in the first printing. Although the the current plan is for a single paper version of the book in English, we request world rights in all languages in both printed and electronic formats to use the material above specified in this book, and in subsequent and alternative editions.

Your image will appear alongside a short essay written by Professor Bell and related to the same topic. There is a special section for web site references, in which we would reference the WikiMedia link. There is also a photo credits section, in which we would reference you (......).

Please let me know if this is acceptable to you and if you have any particular requests requiring our use of the photo.

Thank you,

˜˜˜˜Maureen Bell

maureenbell4 at gmail dot com —Preceding unsigned comment added by Maureenbell4 (talkcontribs) 19:26, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler story

The DYK project (nominate) 08:19, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Emergency bandage

After discussion at AE, I am withdrawing my reservations with regards to your proposed article, with basically the conditions you proposed (exact text at the bottom of the discussion). Good luck and happy editing, - 2/0 (cont.) 13:28, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, 2/0. I will comply with all conditions you stated, but I believe in your closure you forgot to add the restriction on DYK nomination for this article, except you have no objection it being nominated on DYK. May I please ask to clarify this, when you have a time. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 18:16, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
I've reviewed your draft of an Israeli bandage article at User:Mbz1/article2, and I don't see any problems with moving it to main space. In your original statement at AE you said "I will not nominate it on DYK, and, if somebody else will I will not comment on the nomination." I assume you still intend to follow this voluntary restriction. Due to the controversy which the Start-up Nation article encountered at DYK this appears wise. In case of any doubt, 2over0 should decide. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 03:13, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Ed. Of course I will follow all restrictions voluntary and non voluntary :-), but because neither HJ nor 2/0 mentioned DYK I thought they do not mind, but I see you do, and your reservations are enough for me not to nominate the article on DYK. Regards.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:24, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
I cannot, in good conscience, find any reason why DYK should be treated more restrictively by a topic ban than articlespace itself. Nonetheless, as a matter of realpolitik as well as with respect to the expressed reservations of others, I do not think that you should submit this article to DYK while this topic ban is in place. The article looks pretty neat (I just did a little minor stylistic clean up, I hope you do not mind), but I do have a few requirements and recommendations. You are free to argue the requirements (I like to think of myself as reasonable), ignore the recommendations (they are just my editorial opinion, because, well, we are here to write an encyclopedia after all), or hold the article in your userspace for the duration of this topic ban.
  • The article should not be named Israeli bandage. That is just a nickname (metonymy, if you want to get fancy), though it may be listed as an alternate name and redirected to the article. The manufacturer sells them as The Emergency Bandage. The first page of Google results for me gives pages that are all except the paid advertisements related to this product, so that should be a good name. First Care Emergency Bandage or similar would also work.
  • The Horowitz opinion piece comes awfully close to skirting the edge of the topic ban. It is not currently the sole source for anything that looks like contentious material, but please be careful with it.
  • The sourcing and relevance for the inventor being descended from Holocaust survivors are unclear. This tidbit is mentioned nowhere except in the lead.
  • Add an External links section and link to the manufacturer: First Care Products Ltd..
  • After reading the article, I was still unclear on how exactly the bandage works. To be fair, this was also after reading/skimming the sources, but a clearer explanation of how it applies enough pressure to seal a wound without creating a tourniquet would be good. A picture or link to a video would be even better. The Boing Boing article here has what looks like it might be a picture directly from the manufacturer, so there is some chance that they have compatibly licensed media. Maybe.
  • A little more specificity in the lead would be good. Maybe something after "innovative" but before summarizing the inventor and the usage.
  • Point (1) under #Bandages is too busy - vacuum-sealing the packages to maintain sterility is unrelated to using a bandage that will not stick to the skin to re-open a wound on removal (and I do not think that either of these are unique features, though they are certainly desirable and presumably were intentionally engineered).
  • Articles do not generally give pricing unless it is in some way significant to the topic itself (e.g. Detective Comics #27; there is probably a guideline on this somewhere). They appear not to sell the bandages directly, I doubt the several sizes are priced the same, and I found several different prices listed from various distributors.
  • People were killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting; the last sentence of the lead should be reworded.
  • 1942 predates modern Israel. Presumably, then, Bar-Natan was not reading dates of manufacture. It is in the source so it is fine for the article, but purely to satisfy my own idle curiosity - do you know where he got those dates?
  • I might have simply missed it, but I did not see the size of the company in the TJP source (end of the first paragraph of #History).
  • Needs categories, of course. You can link the relevant categories without including the draft in the category itself using a colon between "[[" and "Category" - Category:First aid. - 2/0 (cont.) 11:18, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi 2/0. Thank you for fixing my grammar and spelling!
I have three questions about requirements, not arguments, but rather request for clarifications.
  1. I agree that "Israeli bandage is a nickname, yet it is the name that is used in scientific publication Emergency/Israeli bandage. Would you mind the article is named Emergency/Israeli bandage? It is not even because I want the word Israeli be in the name of the article, but IMO it is more descriptive and unique name. After all all bandages are emergency bandages, and I do not believe the name Emergency/Israeli bandage used by American military doctors in the scientific publication was just an accident.
  2. Do you require I remove all the information taken from Horowitz opinion piece altogether?
  3. The sourcing of the inventor being the son of the Holocaust survivor is this article that I did not use as a source by Jweekly and the one you called "The Horowitz opinion piece". You question the relevance of this information. Well, IMO it is relevant, if for nothing else, then at least for its symbolism. Gabrielle Giffords could have been shot because she is Jewish, and her life was saved because the first responders used the bandages invented by an Israeli Jew, the son of the Holocaust survivors. Do you require I remove this information from the article?
The size of the company is in the source, if you are just look up for the text "1.5", you will find it.
This source states that "The bandages available might have manufacture dates as early as 1942 or as late as the previous month, yet they remained essentially unchanged. ", so apparently some of them did have manufacture date of 1942, and it is how Bernard Bar-Natan found about this.
Thank you for taking the time to write the recommendations. If the article is approved for the main space, I will try to fix it as you suggested.
Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 14:58, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
  1. Yeah, that is why I went to the manufacturer's page - I was hoping for a less nondescript name. They seem like they are genericiding themselves right off by calling it The Emergency Bandage. If some other uninvolved admin sees no problem with it, I will withdraw this one.
  2. No: because the source appears to be basically reliable by the standard definition, I will not require that it be removed. He interviewed Bar-Natan, but it does throw up red flags for this article. I guess that is not really a requirement, but I put it in the 'I am approaching this article as an admin' section of my notes instead of the 'I am approaching this article as an editor' section. If you were using it to push Israel is awesome or something then it would be over the line, but I think currently you have done a good job of using it as a neutral source. Just please be careful with it. The JWeekly source you link here is in the same category.
  3. The way it is now, it looks shoehorned into the lead, which I think might have spurred some of Gatoclass' criticism. If you slip it in the History section, it becomes just another tidbit about the inventor. Maybe something like Bar-Natan, the son of two Holocaust survivors, grew up in {wherever} and joined the Israeli military as a medic in {19xx}.; with actual data and sources, of course. Mentioning aliyah would be fine.
Re: manufacture date. Neat, thanks. I am surprised that they did not degrade over forty years. - 2/0 (cont.) 22:34, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
2/0, thank you for your response.
I took the mention about the Holocaust off the article.Thank you for allowing to add mention about alliah.I did not use this permission it could be to close for breaching my ban. Topic ban is topic ban, and I have to comply with it no matter how hard it is sometimes.
Instead of using a quote from Talmud in the History of development section I added this sentence to the lead: "The company's motto is a saying from Talmud: Save One Life, Save a World." If you believe it should be removed, or put in another section I will comply with it.
I added Jweekly as a source only to clarify 1942 manufacture date. It is used in a single place in the article.
I added the external link (thank you for the suggestion), removed the price of the bandage, removed the mention of vacuum-sealing and rewrote the lead.
The category will be added, when, and if the article is moved to the main space.
It is hard for me to clarify how the bandages work. When, and if the article is moved to the main space I hope somebody more knowledgeable on the subject than I am will clarify it. I did email to the company and asked to release an image with a free license.
2/0, if you see any other problems with the article, may I please ask you to feel absolutely free to edit this article as you believe it should be edited?
2/0, although in your closure of my request for clarification you stated the condition of the article being moved to the main space that it should be approved by at least two uninvolved administrators, I promised Gatoclass that I will respect his suggestions. I am going to live up to my promise. I will not move the article to the main space until Gatoclass is OK with me moving it there. If he and me would not be able to agree on proposed changes the article will not be moved to the main space for the duration of my topic ban. If Gatoclass requires it is to be deleted from my user space, so it be because I promised. In other words I am going to treat an involved administrator Gatoclass's suggestions as suggestions of an involved administrator.
2/0, once again I'd like to thank you for the time you're spending on working with me! Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Well thanks, but for the record, I have never asked nor expected to have any sort of veto power over your contributions. Our agreement was simply that you would consult with me if you had doubts about a topic. I asked you to do this for the simple reason that it should save everyone a lot of stress and wikidrama if you get feedback about your articles before creating them or moving them to mainspace.
In regards to this particular article, I already said I would not continue to oppose if two uninvolved admins agree the article does not violate your ban. My only request is that if you do manage to get a couple of admins to approve it, to keep it in your sandbox until I've had time to make a few tweaks. Once you move an article into mainspace and nominate it for DYK, the clock is running down and it's a hassle to everyone involved to try and get the problems sorted out before the nom expires. Gatoclass (talk) 08:43, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Gato. Couple of admins have approved it already, but I am not allowed to nominate it on DYK. So this time you'd be the one, who makes couple of tweaks and nominates it on DYK after you're done. How's that? :-)--Mbz1 (talk) 12:09, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, but I have had far too many distractions over the last month and I really want to concentrate on my own content creation for a while. So unless you want to wait a few weeks, I can't be of any assistance there. Otherwise, if the article is not to be nominated for DYK and you have the permission of two uninvolved admins to do so, then as far as I am concerned you can load the article into mainspace anytime. Gatoclass (talk) 07:59, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
OK, I am still waiting for 2/0 final permission.--Mbz1 (talk) 12:50, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think it looks good, except the colloquial vs. official title question. WP:COMMONNAME would support Israeli bandage if that term is used significantly more frequently than the manufacturer's term. I did a quick Google comparison, and this appears not to be the case; I could be convinced otherwise, though - the NPOV of not applying our own editorial biases overrides any other considerations. - 2/0 (cont.) 16:38, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

It was my understanding that after I pointed out that the only scientific publication I used as a source uses name Emergency/Israeli bandage you withdrawn your reservations about the name of the article, but if you see it as violation of NPOV, I will of course rename the article. Besides after it is put to mainspace I will not edit it anymore because I promised I will not. So I guess, if it would not me who renames it now, Gatoclass, who promised to make a few tweaks to it :-) will. So I'll do as you'll tell me to do now. There have been more than enough arguments about this article already, and I am sorry it took so much of your time.
Another request please. Could you move it to the mainspace yourself please? The thing is that, if I am to do it as a copy-paste operation your contributions on the article in my user space are going to be lost. If I am to move this article to the main space, it will move many other edits that are sitting in my sandbox and that have no connection to this article at all. You as administrator will be able to delete them.
Once again thank you for allowing me to write the article, for spending so much time on it with me. If I were allowed to nominate it on DYK, I would have given you a credit, but because I am not, the only thing I could give you is my "thank you!".
I guess that from now on you are going to be much more cautious in issuing topic bans. Topic ban a few more problematic editors :-) as I am, and you end up fixing and discussing their articles instead of writing your owns :-) BTW may I please sometimes ask you to copy-edit my other articles (not only the ones that are at borderline of my topic ban) :-)
OK enough jokes for now. 2/0, you are one great person, and I'd like to repeat what I have told you already: I am happy you topic banned me because for all things I am not allowed to do now I am allowed to get to know You! Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:10, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah, my bad - I meant only to agree with the more descriptive and unique name part of your comment, but I see the ambiguity. I am not so worried about the licensing issue for myself (pseudonymously contributing to a free online encyclopedia is unlikely to build me a writing career any time soon), but it is simple enough to do it the right way. It looks all ready, so I am going to fix myself a little lunch and then make the move unless you tell me otherwise.
I saw your 2011 CDC warning about zombie apocalypse - fun stuff. Imposing my preferences for logical punctuation and serial commas on the world is much more fun than trying to figure out topic bans, and I am quite enjoying refocusing my Wikipedia time in that direction. - 2/0 (cont.) 18:39, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
That's OK, no worries.
Thanks for commenting on the article! It was fun to write it. BTW this article I started Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler story was viewed 15,000 times in DYK date.
So, I guess I was one the lucky ones who got topic banned by you before you started refocusing on other stuff:-)
Please do with the article about bandages as you wish. It is as much yours now as it is mine. Best wishes and once again thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:15, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Done - the encyclopedia has one more article. Your user subpage is currently a redirect, but the history has all your old workings.
15,000? I had to write about sex to get even 2,500! - 2/0 (cont.) 21:15, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for moving the article! I am not going to watch it.
Thanks for linking to your article. It is an interesting one.
15,000 is not my personal record. I got a few more articles that have more views than this one, for example Earth's shadow with more than 26,000 views and La Pelegrina pearl with 24,500 views, Clubfoot George with 16,900 views, and so on. Pinocchio paradox was viewed only 7,900 times on DYK day, but then it probably was linked from another site and got many more thousands views in next days,
but guess what, when I wrote an article about sex it was viewed only 2,7000 times. So, looks like the number views a wikipedia article is getting on DYK days is one of a very few cases, in which sex does not work as it usually does :-)--Mbz1 (talk) 22:22, 21 May 2011 (UTC)


Haha, thanks for your note there, that was really nice. All the best, Drmies (talk) 17:19, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

I am happy you liked it, but I just was quoting you. Good luck, dear administrator! After I voted for you you nomination is certain to succeed :-) if of course the end of the world will not happen tomorrow :-)--Mbz1 (talk) 18:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
It hasn't happened yet, at least not in my timezone. But I quake and tremble with fear, of course, and I would give serious consideration to my sin if I wasn't drinking a very tasty beer just before dinner time, with two cute monkeys running around, and the lawn mowed. Have a nice weekend, and write something fun again soon. Thanks for your vote! Drmies (talk) 00:45, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah looks like we're safe at least for now. Please have a nice weekend too.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:12, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

WSJ blog

News "blogs" maintained by news sources, such as the Wall Street Journal, are generally considered reliable sources. I don't see why there should be a problem using this as a source. PS: I hope you're enjoying ל״ג בעומר. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 05:25, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Malik. I am enjoying Lag BaOmer.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:02, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Your photos

It was a real pleasure to see your photos. Thanks for uploading. -- Ashot  (talk) 10:47, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, Ashot, for commenting on my images. I have never been to Armenia, but I have always dreamed about skiing in Tsakhkadzor. Maybe one day I will... Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:05, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

New article

Sure, no problem, I will copyedit it for you! Invertzoo (talk) 17:30, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

False accusation at ANI

Don't worry. His anger is clouding his thoughts so he can't see things clearly so he's confusing with what he wants to see with what he actually sees. Others [4] have seen through RolandR's incorrect conclusion. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:18, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding, and for being so kind to me. I was concerned because from my own sad experience I know how quickly the false accusations made on AN/I might result in unfair blocks. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 18:36, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Please stop removing my comments

I understand that you think my position is wrong. Obviously, I disagree. Please stop deleting my comments and if you feel suppressing my views is important, you'll need to build support for that.Westbankfainting (talk) 19:03, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, I removed a personal attack you made against me after another user asked you to drop the matter. BTW I cannot care less neither about your views nor about your comments. You are not talking clearly, you are just barking as one of the dogs from this dogs school I wrote about, and what else could be expected from a user, who is fainting somewhere in westbank? So could you please continue fainting, wherever you have started, but not at my talk page :-) --Mbz1 (talk) 19:15, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Question

No, believe me, it's a joke. Think "Purr-fect pussies steal show", etc, etc. - Jarry1250 [Weasel? Discuss.] 19:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

But what about this article "Hitler’s plan was apparently to ensure that his “Wooffan SS” forces could communicate with their SS masters"? Here “Wooffan SS” is not named an experiment, but it is named “Wooffan SS” forces. Also a joke? Also could you please take a look at this search result especially at the first item. Also a joke? I am asking the questions not because I'd like to keep this language in the article, not at all, I am simply trying to understand what I got wrong. Thanks. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:15, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
All jokes. The press were obviously very proud of that particular pun, and it got repeated a fair bit. The secret is to accurately decide which newspaper articles can be trusted to deliver factual information (most things in the Financial Times for example) and which are trying to give a story popular appeal (most things in the Daily Mail. Never rely on the latter on issues like this one. They're just trying to sell newspapers. Also, here, as noted on the talk page, German dogs don't say "Woof", the closest they say is "wuff". It certainly sets alarm bells ringing. Regards, - Jarry1250 [Weasel? Discuss.] 20:45, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
See also Humanzee by Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (biologist). That's why the monkey station at Sukhumi was built, if I remember correctly. Hodja Nasreddin (talk) 21:34, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I think you'll struggle to find a newspaper company that isn't 'trying to sell newspapers'. That's business! Jebus989 21:42, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess so. Probably it is my Soviet education played the role here. We were thought to believe everything that was written in our Communist newspapers :-) I have stopped believing communists a very long time ago,but who could have thought that The Daily Telegraph will make jokes and even not on April Fools' Day :-) --Mbz1 (talk) 22:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
It tells: "Another dog was apparently able to bark: "Hungry! Give me cakes" in German.". [5]. Some birds can do it. Hodja Nasreddin (talk) 04:01, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I saw it, and it is in the article. Funny.--Mbz1 (talk) 08:10, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
In fact dogs can talk about all matters important for them, but they are just using different language. This is actually related to Nazi dogs.Hodja Nasreddin (talk) 00:12, 29 May 2011 (UTC)