User talk:Mwng

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Thomas Bainbrigge Fletcher[edit]

Thanks for the additions and cleanup to this and the Harold Maxwell-Lefroy. Shyamal 12:14, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Great Tit[edit]

I've noted your many helpful edits to bird articles, but there is one minor point I wanted to discuss. Great Tit has two alternative generic names, Parus and Periparus. My preference would be to have just one of these in the taxobox, to make it less cluttered, and comment on the alternative in the text.

I don't much mind which goes in the taxobox, although generally we follow Handbook of Birds of the World, which uses the newer Periparus.

Another example where we have adopted a similar approach is Great Egret, which is allocated to no less than three genera. Thanks, Jim

Thanks, Jim

wader[edit]

Hi, I'm a bit concerned that you seem to be systematically deleting the important link to wader, the relevant subfamily of birds for eg Turnstone, but sparing the American equivalent shorebird, which is a redirect to wader. Is there any reason for this, or did you just not appreciate that wader is a taxonomic group? jimfbleak 06:48, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Pictures from other language wikipedias?[edit]

Thanks for adding the other lanquage links on Common frog. Some of thos other language wikipedias have arguably better pictures of the frog than mine, although obviously mine is English croaking. If this is the case should one copy the picture to the english version (if it is GFDL or public domain), or link to it? Maybe its a good idea to use the scientific name for the image file name, as I did with the Common toad so that non-english speakers reliably know what it is? Let me know what you think . Billlion 09:05, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Moussier's Redstart[edit]

Well spotted - I thought I knew what was on the British list, so I didn't even check

Incorrect move[edit]

Your move of Conway River to River Conwy was performed improperly. Instead of cutting and pasting, you should have used the "move" button (above the article frame, between "history" and "(un)watch". Please read Wikipedia:How to rename (move) a page for details. _R_ 18:50, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)

European Hedgehog[edit]

I've submitted the article you created, European Hedgehog, for deletion. The information in the article is contained in the parent article Hedgehog. There is a distinct subsection of that article labeled European Hedgehog. I would be grateful if you had further information about Hedgehogs to add to the Hedgehog article, but I feel that separating the European species into a separate article is not needed. Kainaw 15:32, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Yellow Oriole[edit]

Any thoughts on the best way to disamb these birds? It seems to be the common name for both. Adding New World/Australian is a possibility, as is (Icterus)/(Oriolus). The former is probably more intuitive, but let me know. I'll do an article for the icterid Yellow Oriole when I get the time. jimfbleak 03:45, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, on balance I preferAYW, with a redirect from Green warbler, so I'll go with that(not tonight though) jimfbleak 18:57, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Syrian Woodpecker[edit]

Are you able to clarify the author(s) on this? My book says "(Ehrenberg), sometimes credited to Hemprich and Ehrenberg". How do we know which is correct? jimfbleak 16:08, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought you would be able to sort this, jimfbleak 06:33, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started the Free the Rambot Articles Project which has the goals of getting users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to...

  1. ...all U.S. state, county, and city articles...
  2. ...all articles...

using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) version 1.0 and 2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to the GFDL (which every contribution made to Wikipedia is licensed under), but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles (See the Multi-licensing Guide for more information). Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. So far over 90% of people who have responded have done this.

Nutshell: Wikipedia articles can be shared with any other GFDL project but open/free projects using the incompatible Creative Commons Licenses (e.g. WikiTravel) can't use our stuff and we can't use theirs. It is important to us that other free projects can use our stuff. So we use their licenses too.

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} template (or {{MultiLicensePD}} for public domain) into their user page, but there are other templates for other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

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OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} with {{MultiLicensePD}}. If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know at my talk page what you think. It's important to know, even if you choose to do anything so I don't keep asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk) 14:39, Dec 3, 2004 (UTC)

Categories: Botanists by various nationalities[edit]

Hi Mwng - these are not useful. It breaks up the complete list of botanists at Category:Botanists, thereby making pages much harder to find when one needs to know (a) if a particular botanist has a page, and (b) what the page is titled, when adding links at e.g. a plant named by that botanist. Botanists are also highly international in their work, and the their nationality is often completely irrelevant to the areas they worked in, making it hard to predict what their nationality might have been (e.g. Siebold worked mainly on Japanese plants while based at a Dutch mission, making it very hard to know that he can only be found listed at Category:German botanists). I think these subcategories would be best deleted, or at the very least, any botanist listed at one of these subcategories must also be kept on the full list at Category:Botanists - MPF 14:26, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Hi Mwng - many thanks; they were created by User:Bill Thayer; I'd left the same note on his page. If he is agreeable with the points I raised, I'll list them on Categories for deletion. I know what you mean about Category:Birds, I feel much the same about Category:Trees :-) MPF 14:56, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
This points out one of the many problems with Wikipedia's architecture.... Certainly, dividing up the botanists makes no sense from an internationalist modern perspective (who cares whether they're from Luxembourg or Lesotho?) — but from the other end: someone starting from Lesotho, and trying to navigate the category tree to see whether there are any botanists from the place.... Bill 18:42, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
PS Forgot to add, many thanks too for making the botanists cat so comprehensive! I've been adding a few too as I need them, mainly authors of conifer species - MPF 14:58, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Nice catch[edit]

I was using the Birdlife International Page to get the author (Wilson), it didn't have the SB bit. Is there a better online resource to get the full name of the describer? Anyways, thanks for cleaning up after me, I try to catch all the typos but one or two seem to slip me by. Sabine's Sunbird 19:07, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Grey-fronted Dove[edit]

I'm going in circles trying to get anything on the authors for this species, both of whom unhelpfully have surnames which are also common first names - any ideas? thanks Jim

lots of edits, not an admin[edit]

Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list, although there is certainly no guarantee anyone will ever look at it. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 13:51, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)

taxobox problem[edit]

Do you know whom to contact regarding the fact that the horizontal rules created by == bleh == section headings are running through the images and text in taxoboxes (as well as in other places I just haven't noticed yet)? Tomer TALK July 1, 2005 02:53 (UTC)

Sources for Mary Rathbun[edit]

Hello, good work on Mary Rathbun, and thanks for the contribution. However, you did not any references to the article. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a push to encourage editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. From what websites, books, or other places did you learn the information that you added to Mary Rathbun? Would it be possible for you to mention them in the article? You can simply add links, or see WP:CITET if you wish to review some of the different citation methods. Thanks! Lupin|talk|popups 21:22, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

about Tarentola mauritanica[edit]

Hello. I'm currently working on the french pages for geckos. I saw your Tarentola mauritanica page, and for various informations it seems to be uncomplete. If you understand french, you cn have a look to the french page, or you can ask me for translation. I do not edit myself the page as my english should not be good enough for that. I'm just adding the french equivalent on the page. Regards. hexasoft on fr.wikipedia.org 15:51, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Please check your WP:NA entry[edit]

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Thank you, and have a wiki wiki day! bd2412 T 03:38, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Copyright violation in Gordon Laing[edit]

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about "Müllers"[edit]

Dear Editor!

I noticed that in enwiki articles (and therefore in other Wikipedias as well) in some of the infoboxes of animals not the proper zoologist's name is shown.

For example in the article List of authors of names published under the ICZN.

Salomon Müller (1804–1864) is shown as "S. Müller", while Johannes Peter Müller (1801–1858) is simply "Müller". However, in many articles the "Müller" link points to "Salomon Müller".

I think that the link "Müller" should refer to "Salomon Müller". There are two examples for it: Exilisciurus; Celebes Dwarf Squirrel.

The following zoologists can be found in their list:

DenesFeri (talk) 08:50, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

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