User talk:Montemonte

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Talk:Shenzhou 7[edit]

A message awaits you at Talk:Shenzhou 7. —Politizertalk • contribs ) 22:26, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I have responded to your comment at Talk:Shenzhou 7. Please provide a direct link to the naming convention you are talking about, or I will not be able to respond any more. —Politizer talk/contribs 23:07, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hi, I hope you enjoy your time here and please also consider joining WikiProject China. Thanks! --Techfast50 (talk) 23:29, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Why do you think I am interested in this project? Montemonte (talk) 22:44, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
He thinks you're interested in the project because you've been contributing to lots of China-related articles. —Politizer talk/contribs 23:04, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Did I? Montemonte (talk) 19:31, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

PRC vs. China[edit]

Please do not make sweeping changes to naming conventions across multiple articles without getting consensus. You already brought this change up at Talk:Shenzhou 7 months ago and no one supported these changes. If you think the naming convention should be changed, please discuss your changes at the article talk pages before you edit the articles themselves, or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject China. Thank you, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 22:50, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

There have been endless discussions. None has made its way to change the existing set of naming conventions. What have been successful is to keep the dispute tag there. Montemonte (talk) 23:04, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
If the "endless discussions" have not changed the existing naming conventions, that means that there is not support for your proposed changes to Shenzhou 7. rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 18:41, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
Interesting logic. The endless discussions have never succeeded to gather enough support to modify the existing naming conventions. In other words there are support to defend the existing naming conventions (which my proposed changes to Shenzhou 7 are based on) from being modified. Did you actually read and see what had happened there? Montemonte (talk) 22:24, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Grammar schools[edit]

A question regarding your recent edit of Category:Grammar schools. Your edit is much cleaner but not may not be better. The category is a United Kingdom and related countries category. For those in the US, Grammar schools would be a redirect to elementary schools, while Grammar schools in the UK would be secondary schools. I am wondering if it would be better to revert back to the previous, or at least include the information that this is secondary school sub class. Dbiel (Talk) 00:37, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

There are English-speaking countries other than the UK and the US. In some of these countries grammar school has roughly the same meaning as in the UK. Montemonte (talk) 23:13, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Very true, as was mentioned above by using the term "and related countries". My question is more of, should there be some sort of definition in the category or links to other categories which would be:
Category:Elementary and primary schools
Category:High schools and secondary schools
With grammar schools being more closely related to Category:High schools and secondary schools than to Category:Elementary and primary schools
Just not sure how it should be handled. Dbiel (Talk) 03:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Would making it a subcategory of Category:Secondary schools be an option? Montemonte (talk) 22:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea, so I when ahead and added it. Thank you Dbiel (Talk) 03:29, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Welcome. Montemonte (talk) 22:27, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Stub templates[edit]

Hello, I found that you recently created many Hong Kong related stubs. Just to let you know, you have to notify Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals before you create them. I know it's kind of lame but it's to let them keep the stubs organized. But upmerged templates, like the ones you created, usually will get approval from them! Keep up the good work, and thanks for changing the Taiwan stub templates according to Wikipedia:Naming conventions! :) impactF= 23:02, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I see. Thanks. Montemonte (talk) 22:27, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Unparliamentary language[edit]

Thank you for adding the Hong Kong section to the Unparliamentary language article; I really enjoyed the to-and-fro about the meaning of "foul grass grows out of a foul ditch"; it's every bit as comically poetic as the New Zealand ones below it. You also added a thing about "仆街 (stumble on street)", but (without context) it's not clear why that should be unparliamentary (or really what it means at all). I wonder if you might find a transcript for that discussion also, or provide a sentence or two in the article by way of explanation. Thanks. 87.115.166.150 (talk) 23:05, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

That's not yet published in the hansard. Montemonte (talk) 10:19, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

{{HK-hist-stub}}[edit]

Greetings! I see you have recently created one or more new stub templates or categories. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types be proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. This helps to reach consensus about whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it is otherwise correctly formatted, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Your new stub type is currently listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Discoveries, where comments are welcome as to any rationale for this stub type. Please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals! Grutness...wha? 00:44, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of largest cities by the end of each century that did not exist by the beginning of that century[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article List of largest cities by the end of each century that did not exist by the beginning of that century, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

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Articles for deletion nomination of List of largest cities by the end of each century that did not exist by the beginning of that century[edit]

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I have nominated List of largest cities by the end of each century that did not exist by the beginning of that century, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of largest cities by the end of each century that did not exist by the beginning of that century. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Scjessey (talk) 19:24, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

I think that the first thing to do is to work on something similar on a user page; let the naysayers win the battle on this particular list. I understand the concept and I can envision different ways that it could be re-packaged. I totally understand the concept-- what had been a fishing spot on Lake Michigan in 1800 was the second largest city in the U.S. by 1900, and a location deep in the rain forest in 1900 was a national capital with several million people in 2000. The big question is how to illustrate it, and how to defend it, since there are people out there who enjoy to nominating things for deletion. The topic of the growth of cities is definitely encyclopedic (one of my favorite sections in the World Almanac was a table called "How the Cities Grew"), and in those cases where a city grew dramatically, it's worth noting. If you want more advice on how to present a topic, let me know. You've learned the same lesson that I did on the first article I ever had deleted-- an unusual title will get a negative reaction. Mandsford (talk) 19:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, user space problem solved. I tried to create a user page for you so that you can work on the project at your convenience-- unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) a person cannot use another user's name for a user page. Anyway, click on this-- User:Mandsford/Fastest growing cities -- rename it (click "move" or undo the redirect) as User:Montemonte/whatever --and there's where you'd work on the topic. The other thing that comes in handy is to look at an article with a table of information in it, copy the format, and then experiment with it. Type in "fastest growing" or "growth of cities" or whatever into google or google books, and you'd be surprised at how much is out there. Mandsford (talk) 01:23, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of ethnic groups with a larger diaspora population than their countries of origin[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of ethnic groups with a larger diaspora population than their countries of origin[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, List of ethnic groups with a larger diaspora population than their countries of origin, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of ethnic groups with a larger diaspora population than their countries of origin. Thank you.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. DMacks (talk) 17:07, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Definition of 'Kowloon peninsula'[edit]

I am seeking to change our definition of 'Kowloon peninsula'. See that talk page.
Earthlyreason (talk) 06:36, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

ROC-politician-stub and ROC-university-stub[edit]

If the article mentioned both Taiwain and mainland China, I tagged them with both China and Taiwan templates. If it only mentioned one, I only tagged the article with that one. Looking in my contribution history, National Southwestern Associated University and Tien-Min Li appear to be the only two articles I retagged. -Mairi (talk) 21:41, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

As I've earlier mentioned, these articles are more likely to be edited and improved by editors from Taiwan, where the Republic of China has been resided for more than half a century. Nevertheless they are not immediately related to Taiwan. How can the problem be resolved without a set of ROC templates? And meanwhile there are apparently more than two articles previously tagged with these two templates. Montemonte (talk) 21:49, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:ROC-party-stub[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:ROC-party-stub requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an unambiguous misrepresentation of established policy.

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First ethnic & minority rights in England[edit]

When was the first ethnic & minority rights (culture education political language rights) declared in England? Don't confuse it with immigration and citizenship laws/acts! Can you write me? Many Thanks! mail: stears333@gmail.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.2.100.11 (talk) 07:05, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of MTR Light Rail Route 705/706 for deletion[edit]

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