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template:good article[edit]

i think you misunderstand the nature of the vote. there is an already successful "GA" template which goes on talk pages of articles. it must stay, as it is good & useful. what is in contention is a new template "goodarticle" that goes on the *main article* itself. i am also a supporter of the GA process, but dont like templates being stuck on the article page when they are better in the talk page. i hope you can reconsider your vote in light of this. Zzzzz 17:21, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Speedycleanup[edit]

Template:Speedycleanup has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. --Calton | Talk 13:30, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

PLEASE SEE the Wikipedia Manual of Style[edit]

Dude, the Manual of Style (WP:MOS) clearly prescribes sentence case unless the title is a proper noun. Fair use is not a proper noun (it is not a place, person, or thing) and thus is traditionally kept in lower case or sentence case where it starts a sentence. I'm moving the article back. --Coolcaesar 01:48, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Neutral point of view[edit]

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Category:Lawsuits[edit]

Considering how every court decision not arising from a criminal prosecution is going to qualify, I question the need of this category. We already have a system of case law categories organized by legal subject area and court; this doesn't add anything to that. Postdlf 21:40, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Moving of articles[edit]

Hello. I moved File-Transfer Protocol back to File Transfer Protocol. I believe hyphenating it is incorrect per the RFC. If I've missed some discussion someplace, could you please direct me to it? Thanks! Ewlyahoocom 22:05, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello, again. I also notice that when you're moving these pages you're sometimes leaving "double redirects". There are some software limitations that make double redirects undesirable. When a page is moved, the mover is generally responsbile for checking for these double redirects and updating them to point to the new target. Please see Wikipedia:Double redirects for more information. Ewlyahoocom 22:20, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Microsoft Entourage rename[edit]

You moved Microsoft Entourage to Microsoft Office Entourage. Can you provide any evidence that Microsoft Entourage is ever called Microsoft Office Entourage? -- Steven Fisher 15:24, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

It is already taken of I guess. From the excel talk page I'm gathering that the windows versions have the "office" in them whilst the mac ones do not... RN 10:33, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for helping to improve the articles here :)! RN 10:46, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Swedish National Encyclopedia[edit]

I reverted your move of Nationalencyklopedin because I feel there needs to be a minimum of consensus for it at the talkpage first. Please motivate your edit.

Peter Isotalo 11:05, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

User:Coolcaesar and Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration}[edit]

I have noted you as an involved party and/or commenter upon the behavior of user:Coolcaesar in the filed Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration. I greatly wish that you would comment on his behavior, and add references, links, etc. supporting your particular view to the current evidence already there. Please also explain his attitude/comments/witnessed behavior with detail about your experience in dealing with him. I do greatly appreciate it, and note that your reputation is protected upon comments at arbitration, and cannot be used against you. Thanks for your Time. --Mr.Executive 07:59, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

template:windows-software-screenshot[edit]

I've reverted your page move of this template. In doing so, you broke hundreds of license templates, which are extremely important for us to be displaying correctly since we're claiming fair use on images that use this template.

Aside from that, "windows screenshot" is simply not a better name than "windows software screenshot", given its usage across the encyclopedia, and how it is presented in the drop-down list on the image upload page. The word software is vital in discerning the fact that we are talking about software for Windows, not Microsoft Windows in and of itself. -/- Warren 09:34, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

also[edit]

If you thought this vandalism wasn't going to be caught, you were mistaken. If you're going to have problems with making any contributions at all to the encyclopedia that isn't damaging or vandalistic in nature, please find something else to do with your time. Thanks. -/- Warren 14:17, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for that contribution, it wasn't really my fault. My brother was playing around with the PC during that day. I forgot to log out, leaving the door open for him to come along and type in gibberish. Sorry about that. Off! (talk) 20:30, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Symantec.png)[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Microosft Passport Network logo.gif[edit]

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Spam in Watson Systems[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:IDC logo.png[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Fingerprint Reader.png[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Comparison of Windows Vista and Windows XP[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Internet Explorer 5.png[edit]

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RfD nomination of Chair throwing[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Write31.png[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Windows Update v3.png[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Windows Update v3.png[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Lawsuits[edit]

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Windows 9.x. listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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System monitor[edit]

Hey Off! how did you get System Monitor to run in Windows XP? it just says the "PERF" device driver is not present to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.145.89.170 (talk) 20:21, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

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Yahoo!.com listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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