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Axolotl edits[edit]

Hi, thanks for your edit to Axolotl. Please do provide an edit summary for every edit so that other editors can easily see the purpose of your edits.

Thanks. PhilMacD (talk) 22:02, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Tbhotch. I noticed that you made a change to an article, When I Look at You, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 05:19, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest in Prospect Hill...[edit]

Information icon Hi! I'm Mike Spathaky. I appreciate the additional content that you have added. I felt that some of it was not very well integrated into the article and I have made some changes to improve the flow. A few sentences duplicated existing material, especially in the lead section where only the word igneous added anything new. I have also reverted the order of sections so that Geology comes before History. You gave no reason for switching them and I feel the original order is more logical.

A couple of your references (Boral 2 and Holroyd 2005) are rather cryptic. Perhaps you could expand them so that readers would be able to follow them up if they wished.

You are absolutely right to bring in some material about the aboriginal experience and I have expanded on what you have contributed.

Please feel welcome to discuss these issues on my talk page. Mike Spathaky (talk) 04:50, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Green rain[edit]

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There is consensus for blue rain in Wikipedia (formerly also as status quo), please do not add green option to climate sections of articles. You can have a different opinion on a topic, like everyone, but to large changes is needed discussion and consensus. All of your changes (with change colours) have been reverted. If you ever make (again) hundreds of the same changes in hundreds articles without/against discussion and consensus, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Subtropical-man (talk) 17:57, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Can I add back the 'green rain' to the climate boxes of the Sydney suburbs? As Sydney's climate box is itself green. They are just around 5-7 climate boxes. Meganesia (talk) 11:37, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Just researched the weather box template, and there was no 'consensus' at all. I believe your reverts were unfair in nature. Meganesia 15:58, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
First of all, do not revert the colour change. It would likely lead to an edit war and may possibly lead to both editors being blocked over a content dispute (I had this problem before). It seems so that people may favour the green colour over the blue colour but few people edit the climate section so most edits remained unchanged for months or even years and most would blindly accept blue or green colours. I know Subtropical-man has favoured blue colours and supports the removal of green based on previous discussions (see the archives in the talk page of the weather box) and I am pretty sure that the user is using this statement as a reason why he/she wanted the blue colours. Although I think it is unfair to force a user to accept a colour just to impress the user (especially if only few of them support this colour scheme while the others support the other colour scheme), I do not think it is appropriate when your edits are being stalked by another user (this actually happened to me as well), even though it would not constitute vandalism and then being threatened to be blocked over a small issue rather than larger ones. If you think that the other user has done any wrongdoing, I think you should use ANI given that the user has a history of doing this. Ssbbplayer (talk) 05:17, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I don't think I would be able to revert all of the edits, but what about some selected ones? As I said, just around 7-9 (namely the Western Sydney region). Sydney is already green, so why not its suburbs? That's just 7 out of 130. That isn't much. I think I will greenify them only - He surely can't make *that* into a big deal (when they're just around 7 or 8). The world isn't here to please him. Oh, and where is he? I really want him reading this. :/ Meganesia 18:48, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

key[edit]

Hello, this song is in F major ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 01:10, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

It's in B major. At the end, the song modulates to G major. (talk) 4:38pm, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
You mean B major or Gb major ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 12:01, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
B major. NOT Gb major or F major. It is in B Major. Towards the end of the song, or the 'climax', it modulates to G major. Why are you asking me this? (talk) 11:11pm, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Because I want to know that it is in F major or Gb major. Do you hear a difference between this two keys ? The first video is in B major, but in the second video, the key is different than the first video. Maybe the second video is not in B major ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 12:28, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

The second song, Payphone, is in B major. Yes, there is a big difference between the key of B and Gb. Of course the key would be different - not all songs are set in the same key. (talk) 11:04am, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Why you told me that this song is in B major ? Maybe it is in G♭ major ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 00:14, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Both of them are NOT in Gb major. The Chinese song is in B major. The American song is in B Major too. I know because I use the 'Chordify' app. (talk) 11:22am, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

The first version is in G♭ major and the second version is in F major, right ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 00:31, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Now both of THESE songs are in Gb major. There is no F major at all. Maybe, since F# is a pitch higher than F you might hear the F (music can be complex). But in short, both are in the natural key of Gb major. (talk) 11:44, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

The Chordify has some errors. I don't believe that this song is in B major. Are you capable to guess the key with your ears ? 166.48.189.93 (talk) 01:10, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Actually the song has 'errors' - I tried playing it on the piano, the song is offkey by a pitch (perhaps the uploader changed the pitch to get away from Youtube's copyrights). It's probably F# but I'm making an estimated guess. Got another audio of the song? (Meganesia) 1:13, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

The uploader has not changed the key. This video is like that too. I think the musician uses F♯ major, but someone turned down the key in digital audio workstation. The song is between F major and F♯ major. 166.48.189.93 (talk) 02:30, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Or maybe the video was downloaded having a slight pitch change. Yes, the song could probably be between F and Gb major. But the F# chord (provided by Chordify) doesn't sound like a perfect F# chord. (Meganesia) 1:32, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

The F♯ major makes me think the color orange, I don't understand why. 166.48.189.93 (talk) 02:42, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I see, but a song's key doesn't really matter that much - The key alone doesn't tell us the mood of a song or whatnot. I could play that very song in the key of Eb major, D major or any other major key (and even minor key) it will sound the same. The chord progression is what mostly matters in music - that's what gives your music the 'feeling'.
Btw, that song is definitely in Gb major (if it didn't have a pitch dodge), because Ebm is the relative minor (which was commonly used in the song). However, Payphone is MOST definitely in the key of B major (it was written in Bb major though). (Meganesia) 1:48, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Categorization is for defining characteristics[edit]

You have been adding left-handed categories today. I saw you put one in at Harry S. Truman. I took a quick look at the various biographies and none of them says that Truman's left-handedness was important. At WP:Categorization, the instructions say that a category should be a defining characteristic, not a trivial one. Please keep the instructions in mind as you add categories. Thank you. Binksternet (talk) 06:02, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

You're right. He is not left-handed (some sites can be wrong) - I did a check on his pics and what hand he's using. But fear not, for confirmation, I have checked on most of the people I've added (i.e. pictures of them signing autographs) and they're all seem to be using their left-hand. Thank you for pointing him out. Oh, about characteristics and trivial - well, homosexuality is mostly a trivial part of a person and yet it has its page? Meganesia (talk) 04:06, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Category:Left-handed people[edit]

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Leonardo yes; Michelangelo no.
There is only one bit of evidence that he was left-handed: one of his students, made the claim that he was "naturally left-handed but did everything with his right hand except things requiring strength." Whatever that means. His drawings, writing and paintings are right-handed.
My comment on what the student wrote is that perhaps he wielded his mallet with the left hand, in order to maintain fine control over the chisel with his right. Most right-handed people would use a mallet or similar instrument with their right hand.
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Recent climate additions[edit]

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  • Thanks for clearing it all up. I actually realized this but I didn't have time today to go and include the titles (although I was still going to do it). User:Meganesia 05:14, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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Coverage[edit]

Not sure what is inspiring you to do so, but have you any idea how close in distance Cape Leeuwin, and the other 2 locations you have just added are? Most weather coverage for the south west can be understood by something for Busselton and Augusta say, but you additions are concerning to say the least. satusuro 02:28, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Around 50km or so? That is still far. Weather conditions change in a few kilometers. Both have BOM links (they're sourced to their climatic pages at the BOM website). Don't know why this is "concerning" to you? Meganesia 01:36, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Some concern in that western australia is a large state - if 3 so very close locations are considered valid entries = the whole of the Western Australian project is by precedent one vast set of weather inserts, it is an online encyclopedia, not a weather map.

[1] - with karridale in the middle (ie 20 km from each) - less than 40 km - I do not think it is necessary to have the 3, specially as I have spent considerable time in the district in the last xxx years... I woukld be more concerned about wind direction at cape leeuwin than annual weather for the further north locations... satusuro 03:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

But, vip, WP:AGF - I am not touching them, but would strongly recomend a very careful check about clustering of weather templates in close localities, in wa - unless there ia very good reason to do so. There are parts of WA where any coverage less than 200km apart is simply wrong. satusuro 03:59, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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January 2015[edit]

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Haircuts[edit]

Hi - I have reverted your extensive edits to Template:Human hair footer. Many of the links you removed were not duplicates. Even in the case of "duplicate links," many hairstyles have multiple common names which should be included in such a navigation template, even if they all go to one page. You should have raised this on the talk page for the template so that these edits could be discussed and debated. In fact there is a relevant discussion on Template talk:Human hair footer about this very thing. Although a couple of the removed links are arguably removeable, a lot of the deletions shouldn't have been. Mabalu (talk) 11:37, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

ref needed[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Queenstown,_Tasmania&oldid=644252869 - you need to find s WP:RS - i have lived in queenstown in the past and that is crap, unless you have a good ref, adding info like that is not helpful. It might be a statistic, but it would help not to have revert it if you can show the WP:CITE satusuro 14:32, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

I added the reference, it was from BOM. Click on it and scroll down a bit to "mean number of clear days", you'll see that Queenstown gets 29 days of clear days annually. Remember that this counts days with FULL ON CLEAR skies. This measurement doesn't count partly sunny or cloudy breaks days.Meganesia 1:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

References[edit]

Hello. Your edits on Guttural are impressive. However, the article lacks the "Bibliography" section. It's not enough to source something as "Ladefoged & Maddieson (1996:323)", you need to create the "Bibliography" section and copy-paste everything (in this case: Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-19814-8.  - make sure you are on the edit page first) the Harvcoltxt template is linking to, otherwise the content cannot be considered as sourced. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 20:14, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm not really familiar with this (as I really can't always tell the difference between the ref & biblio sections), but I tried my best anyway. Please check it out. — User:Meganesia
Some of it is ok, but that's not the place for templates like Harvnb or Harvcoltxt. You need to go back to articles you copied the content from, and copy things like (without the colons):
All in all, it must always be the case that when you hover the mouse over the reference (in the article, above references/bibliography sections), you either:
A) are shown the exact book or link
B) you see "Author (YEAR:PAGE(S))". When you click it, you must be redirected to the bottom of the page and shown the details of the book - that's what I'm talking about. See also WP:CS. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 10:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I've just corrected a small portion of it. You need to fix the rest. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 10:38, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, but that just won't do. You've just removed some of the references, which has also made one sentence incomplete ("and, according to, it"). — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 12:45, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Postalveolar affricates in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic[edit]

Hello once again. What is the phonemic status of [tʃ, dʒ] in Assyrian? Are they merely regional realizations of /k, ɡ/? — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 11:56, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, you are right. They are, as you said, "merely regional realizations of /k, ɡ/". So is ʋ, which is only prominent in the Urmian dialect (thanks to the Farsi influence), but you somehow reverted the edit(s) I made when I added that consonant on the table. I'll be content if we agree to add it back in 'bracketed' form. [ɣ] is also merged with /x/, albeit in very few words, so I'm not sure if it could be added in the table or not (preferably bracketed too). I thank you for taking your time editing that article.
About my recent change, I realized that Assyrian may use pharyngeal, especially /ʕ/, but in educational speeches or in church mass. Day-to-day Assyrians, no matter what their dialect is, do not. Also /ħ/ is nonexistent, but is heard in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. Assyrians who use Arabic words may have /ħ/, but this shouldn't be accounted or credited for. — User:Meganesia
Thanks. Ok, so:
- I'll remove tʃ, dʒ from the table, as they are already covered by the symbols k, ɡ. The things is that, strictly speaking, phonemes are not sounds. For example, /k/ is an abstract symbol that can denote any sound possible. It just so happens that most often, it is used to transcribe what phonemically is a voiceless plosive articulated in the velar region.
- If ʋ is a regional realization of /w/, then what I wrote above applies to that sound as well.
- I'll add ɣ to the table, as it is a marginal phoneme.
- About /ʕ/, what you write clearly describes a marginal phoneme, which is already covered in the article. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 12:39, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your contribution, but may I please stop you on one little problem - tʃ, dʒ are NOT always phonemes or mergers. Some Assyrian words like "jureh" (urine), "jumee" (collect) and "jareb" (try), for instance have a NATURAL dʒ sound, regardless of the dialect. "Chachma" (toilet), "akhchi" (only) and "saparchi" (traveler) NATURALLY use tʃ, also regardless of the dialect. HOWEVER, the Urmian dialect somehow likes to "J-ize" and "Ch-ize" every word that has the G and K sound to it, respectively.
/ʕ/ should be bracketed on the table, because, as I said, day-to-day Assyrian speakers don't use it. No regional dialect uses it. In church, among priests and in some hymns you'd hear it. That's why, I believe, in a bracketed form it would be appropriate on the table. Might I add, when these Assyrian priests and/or deacons, whom I mention, are with their family or friends (outside their business), they do NOT use /ʕ/.
Urmian is regarded as "Standard Assyrian", thus I still would think that ʋ is necessary in the table. But since the majority of Assyrians aren't Urmian, maybe you can leave it out. Your choice for that one. — User:Meganesia
1. Sorry, but I just don't understand. I suggest that you tell me what you mean after reading this article.
2. It already is bracketed in the table.
3. Well, is [ʋ] a regional realization of /w/? If so, please re-read what I said about phonemes. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 13:05, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Apologies for not too sounding clear. And thank you for the phoneme link.
Thank you for leaving /ʕ/ bracketed. Please re-add tʃ, dʒ on the table - As I said, Assyrians generally use those consonants regardless of the dialect. And I made this clear (when I gave you the words as examples). I guess I was hasty on my earlier post, when I didn't mention this.
Yes, [ʋ] is a regional realization of /w/ among Urmian speakers. I guess you don't have to include that consonant on the table. However, if I may repeat this, tʃ, dʒ are a MUST. Again, some Assyrian dialects (which I mentioned above) may use them for /g/ and /k/ too, but that does not mean standard Assyrian doesn't use them. I hope you understand me better now. I apologise if I'm a little ignorant on phonetics. — Meganesia
Thanks. So [tʃ, dʒ] are phonemes. I've re-added them. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 14:27, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
One more thing - what about /l, r/? Are they plain, emphatic, or both? — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 17:47, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
They are both commonly uttered consonants, like the L's and R's in English. A few dialects (as mentioned in the article) would make the /r/ sound like an /ɹ/ though, but they're a minority - and it's in SOME speakers of these dialects too. — Meganesia

What I meant is that the "Dental/Alveolar" section of the consonant table is divided into "plain" and "emphatic" consonants. My question is: are /l, r/ plain, emphatic, or both? — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 01:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

They are both plain. — Meganesia
Thanks! — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 09:22, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi again. What does this mean - "[what's the rounding of the second vowel?]" — Meganesia
Hi. Read roundedness. — Peter238 (v̥ɪˑzɪʔ mɑˑɪ̯ tˢʰoˑk̚ pʰɛˑɪ̯d̥ʒ̊) 06:44, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Dawn Fraser[edit]

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Broad Australian /iː/[edit]

Hello. I find it quite shocking that you'd write something like this. It's just that I've never seen that comparison in the relevant literature. We've all heard (especially from Americans/Canadians) that Australian /aɪ/ (phonetically [ɑe ~ ɒe]) tends to sound like North American /ɔɪ/ (phonetically [ɔɪ ~ oɪ]), which is a quite accurate description (but it's clear that these are distinct sounds in Australia). But /iː/ (well, [əːi ~ ɐːi] in Broad Australian) and /ɔɪ/? Nobody pronounces the first element of /iː/ with rounded lips and/or as a true back vowel, except maybe non-native speakers with very weird accents. There a few accents with a central first element for <oy> (e.g. very old-fashioned RP had [ɐɪ]), but none of them are spoken in Australia or NZ.

Long story short, it'd be nice if you could back up that statement with a reliable source. Peter238 (talk) 12:44, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

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Sunshine hours[edit]

I was just wondering how you got the "Mean monthly sunshine hours" for Sydney and Melbourne. Currently Sydney has the following:

Month                          Jan      Feb      Mar      Apr      May      Jun      Jul      Aug      Sep      Oct      Nov      Dec      Year
Mean monthly sunshine hours    235.6    208.8    213.9    207.0    189.1    180.0    204.6    244.9    237.0    241.8    228.0    223.2    2613.9
Mean daily sunshine hours      7.6      7.1      6.9      6.9      6.3      5.9      6.6      7.9      7.9      7.9      7.6      7.9      7.2

I may be missing something important but to get the monthly totals it should be the daily hours multiplied by the number of days in the month. So August, October and December should have the same monthly hours and September should be less than December because it has only 30 days. I think it should look like this:

Multipler                      31       28.25    31       30       31       30       31       31       30       31       30       31       365.25
Month                          Jan      Feb      Mar      Apr      May      Jun      Jul      Aug      Sep      Oct      Nov      Dec      Year
Mean monthly sunshine hours    235.6    202.4    213.9    207.0    195.3    177.0    204.6    244.9    237.0    244.9    228.0    244.9    2629.8
Mean daily sunshine hours      7.6      7.1      6.9      6.9      6.3      5.9      6.6      7.9      7.9      7.9      7.6      7.9      7.2

Melbourne shows the following

Month                          Jan      Feb      Mar      Apr      May      Jun      Jul      Aug      Sep      Oct      Nov      Dec      Year
Mean monthly sunshine hours    290.3    275.8    219.3    186.6    125.8    116.6    119.3    151.6    186.6    203.2    233.3    241.9    2350.3

but I think it should be

Multipler                      31       28.25    31       30       31       30       31       31       30       31       30       31       365.25
Month                          Jan      Feb      Mar      Apr      May      Jun      Jul      Aug      Sep      Oct      Nov      Dec      Year
Mean monthly sunshine hours    279.0    228.8    210.8    168.0    120.9    108.0    114.7    145.7    171.0    195.3    210.0    232.5    2191.5
Mean daily sunshine hours      9.0      8.1      6.8      5.6      3.9      3.6      3.7      4.7      5.7      6.3      7.0      7.5      6.0

Thanks. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 17:37, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

The mean daily sunshine hours is the default way that BOM measures the sunshine hours. This is Sydney Airport's climate box from BOM: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_066037_All.shtml - Scroll down to "sunshine hours" and you'll see that they have the two-digit mean monthly hours recorded.
Here is Melbourne's BOM page: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_086071.shtml
If you calculate and "convert" these daily figures into monthly hours they'd rightfully be around 2350.
User:Meganesia 11:47, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Those are the two sources I was looking at. Sydney Airport doesn't have the mean monthly just the mean daily. The Melbourne source has an annual figure of 6.0 and that gives a yearly total of 2191.5 but if it was 2350.3 then the daily would be 6.4. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 08:30, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
I stand corrected. I thought you'd divided these mean daily figures by 30 or 31 (whatever the month's length is), where they add up and tell you the year's total. I will go and correct them. But now I understand that you should multiply instead. Thanks for the correction and also thank you for providing Sydney's sunshine data (so I can fix it). I will also go and revert Melbourne's data. It was a misunderstanding on my part. User:Meganesia 08:13, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought that I was making an error or that there was another source with the monthly data. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 11:27, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Third opinion from another user. The correct way is obtain monthly values if the source provides daily mean values only is to multiply the mean daily figures by 30 or 31 (except February which should be 28.25). It is accurate when you multiply the daily values to obtain the monthly values but not the other way around. If the numbers don't add up, it can be easily checked. I support using monthly values as it allows better comparison of the climate with other cities as not all National Meteorological Services provide mean daily values. Ssbbplayer (talk) 04:33, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Sunshine hours, Sydney[edit]

For the Sydney weatherbox, I partly reverted your edit on the Template: Sydney weatherbox since the data should all come from the same station in an ideal situation. Since both Observatory Hill and the airport have sunshine data available, we should use the sunshine figures from it, despite being quite outdated. It's more accurate for its location since using the airport's values is misleading as it is located at a different location, which has a different climate compared to Observatory Hill. The only time where sunshine hours from a different station location should be used is when none of the other stations provide any sunshine data. You should add back the data from the airport in Climate of Sydney. Ssbbplayer (talk) 04:33, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I respectfully reverted your edits. I have put the reason on the edit summary on the template page. Another reason, a major one, is that Sydney's sunshine hours recorded at Observatory Hill have long been halted - They started from 1955 and ended on 1992 (please check the BOM page). The recording site wasn't a really reliable one. One reason for this was building and tree obstruction, which insidiously lowered the sunshine hours count. Though they are still recording temps, rain and humidity on Observatory Hill. So it's reasonable for these figures to stay, but the disused sunshine hour figures seem rather redundant and "unfaithful". Btw, Sydney Airport lies at an open area with not many trees and buildings, thus the sun can fairly shine on the device. The Airport is also on the coast and not that far from the CBD. Thank you for your opinion up there, by the way. User:Meganesia 12:13, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

"Supernatural thriller"[edit]

You made this edit to the supernatural thriller subgenre of thriller films: * Supernatural thriller: This subgenre combines the frightening elements of horror with the tautness and tension of the thriller genre. Supernatural thrillers would have otherworldly elements (such as ghosts and the occult) set in a tense, menacing atmosphere.

You basically described the supernatural horror subgenre of horror films word for word, and this is not the case. Supernatural thriller is also not a hybrid genre of horror and thriller, so this is entirely not fitting. They may overlap, but there is a difference.

See: http://thescriptlab.com/screenplay/genre/supernatural --FollowTheSigns (talk) 15:01, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I described the supernatural genre basing it from Allrovi.com (see here: http://www.allmovie.com/subgenre/supernatural-thriller-d2276). The Script Lab isn't a very reliable source. - User:Meganesia
Allmovie also provides a very basic, non-descriptive definition of supernatural horror that doesn't make any distinction between supernatural horror and thriller, and since they're clearly different subgenres of distinct major genres this shouldn't be included since it's fairly inaccurate, and the previous wording was perfectly fine. http://www.allmovie.com/subgenre/supernatural-horror-d583. A website may be considered generally reliable but not everything it says is true. --FollowTheSigns (talk) 15:20, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

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Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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Thanks for the heads-up, Diana. I did not know this. The thing is, was that the Medieval dance article had immense background info on circle dancing and its history. And so I thought that the content there was more suited to be in the circle dance article, the 'history' section. (Meganesia) 14:00, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Sample of Assyrian speech[edit]

Hello! As I understand, you're the author of this recording. If so, could you please tell me what is being said there? I find the sound of the language quite appealing to me :-) Fume-la (talk) 06:27, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for enjoying this beautiful language. I appreciate it. I'm not the most perfect speaker of this language, especially the educated or the formal speech (that this woman is speaking in). The opening goes out like this: "Peace to every individual of Assyria, the sons and daughters of our Christian church and every other Assyrian Christian". Please give me the time frame of the audio clip and I'll try translating the specific parts. :)
May I ask, what's your background and what made this Afro-Asiatic language so intriguing to you? :) User:Meganesia, 25 January 2016
I'm a translator. I take an interest in linguistics too, because it was part of my degree (nothing fancy, just the basic stuff). Perhaps it has something to do with that interest, or perhaps not, but some languages have just the right flow for me. Like Welsh, or Greek, or Classical Arabic, or Tibetan. With Assyrian, this makes five. The nature of that flow is unexplicable, and I absolutely couldn't say what makes a language have it, but once I hear a speech sample, I'm in love. Eh, I suppose it is some sort of a professional deformation. Fume-la (talk) 15:10, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

Hello. I'm sorry if I sometimes sounded rude or patronising to you. Peter238 (talk) 00:43, 29 January 2016 (UTC)