User talk:PFHLai/Archive 3

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My Talk Archives

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Hospitalized for Wikistress!!!!! I am suffering from wikiburnout and chronic Wikistress.

And real life is very much in the way these days.

I probably won't be able to log in as frequently and contribute as much as I would like. Messages left here probably won't get a quick response as before. Your patience would be very much appreciated.

Take care, everyone.
Happy editing.

-- PFHLai


...for answering my question. I would thank you over there, but it was already getting bogged down. Youngamerican 18:34, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

You are very welcome. Happy editing. :-) -- PFHLai 18:51, 31 January 2006 (UTC)


Thanks PFHLai for notifying me about the message on Main Page talk. I've responded at the user's talk page. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 05:37, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome. -- PFHLai

Thanks again...[edit]

...for being a patient teacher on the ways of ITN. youngamerican (talk) 17:17, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Really, there is no need to thank me, youngamerican. :-) I ain't a teacher, just another person in the wikineighbourhood. Happy editing. -- PFHLai 17:35, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


Wikipedia began as an open effort to create an encyclopedia of the people, by the people, for the people. Sadly, its bureaucracy has put an end to those goals. To this end, we must promote a peaceful revolution to reform it. We must eliminate the undue influence of certain people and remake Wikipedia as a people's encyclopedia. We, the reformers, are led by TJWhite who endured only briefly before suffering an indefinite block. Visit his user page to see our ideology, roughly outlined. I for one do not condone his call to vandalism. Instead, by using the power of the people, we can reform wikipedia. Join us to recreate an encyclopedia where all are equal; an encyclopedia that does not strive to become Brittannica, but rather seeks to be a one of kind encyclopedia for all of the people of the world. Please pass this message in some form to as many people as you can. Secondly, petition for the unblock of TJWhite, the one who began our glorious movement. Finally, link to his page from your user page and express your sentiments for reform on your page. Thank You, fellow wikipedians. LaRevolution 15:20, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Excuse me, LaRevolution, but everybody can indeed become an administrator in Wikipedia and delete/undelete/block ... etc. You simply have to earn the trust of fellow Wikipedians. What "bureaucracy" were you talking about ? Also, we all have to play by Jimbo's rules here. "A people's encyclopedia ?" This is his turf. If you don't like Jimbo's rules, well, you can always move to User:Fred Bauder's or User:NSK's, etc. If you / User:TJWhite really want to start a movement to improve Wikipedia, please discuss your ideas at the Village Pump, instead of posting notices on encyclopedic articles. BTW, you may want to read Wikipedia:Sock puppetry. -- PFHLai 20:05, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

linking on ITN re: Dublin riot[edit]

No. The Ulster Unionist Party wasn't involved. It wasn't a party political thing. In so far as there was any political allegiance, it was more Democratic Unionist Party than UUP. Thanks for the changes, BTW. I'm on a crap internet link right now that keeps crashing and forcing me to reboot my computer. So I end up having to save what I think are right links rather than do edit summaries to check. Every time I try that the system crashes and I lose the edit completely. So much for technology!!! FearÉIREANNIreland-Capitals.PNG\(caint) 05:29, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick reply on Template talk:In the news and on my talkpage. I thought it was the Ulster Unionist Party because 2006 Dublin Republican riots#Background states '"Love Ulster" is a Unionist organisation...' and links to the party's page (a redirect, though). BTW, I linked to Irish Republicanism because I wasn't ready to point fingers. Are you okay with the link change on ITN to Republican Sinn Féin from Continuity Irish Republican Army ? Please change as you see fit.... Hope your system cooperates. :-) -- PFHLai 05:44, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Yup. 100% correct. I couldn't remember what that IRA's Sinn Fein was called. I've been working on my own book all night and I guess my brain is half-dead. (Well actually I've been working on my own book, doing stuff on WP and playing Sim City, while watching a film!!!) At nearly 6am I really should be in bed by now. See you tomorrow, and good work on the ITN page. FearÉIREANNIreland-Capitals.PNG\(caint)
Thank you for your kind words. You are doing very well, too. I'm amazed how much you can multitask. :-) Sweet dreams. -- PFHLai 06:06, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Image:Panama Canal Gatun Locks.jpg[edit]

Hello, I was just wondering what happened to this image. Did you mean to delete it permanently, or place it as a commons image? I don't have a problem with it being deleted, I just thought it was strange that it was producing errors. Thanks. -- SmthManly / ManlyTalk / ManlyContribs 20:00, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Hello, SmthManly. All images placed on the MainPage have to be protected to prevent vandalism there. This has been the policy for about a year now. If an image from Wikimedia Commons is to be used on the MainPage, an admin would upload it to English Wikipedia for the purpose of keeping it protected locally, rather than remotely at the Commons, while it was on the MainPage. (Admins call it "C-uploaded". C for Commons) I just deleted Image:Panama Canal Gatun Locks.jpg from Wikipedia when the image was no longer in use on the MainPage. The version at Wikimedia Commons was not altered at all, and should be displayed in Wikipedia as long as the filenames are the same at both sites. I don't understand the errors. Maybe there is a problem at the Commons. I can't get Commons:Image:Panama Canal Gatun Locks.jpg to show up on my monitor either, but the thumbnail on Commons:Panama Canal is working. Are the servers being slow again ? I don't know. Let's wait and see. -- PFHLai 01:21, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Hello. I noticed the error on Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 2006 amd decided to check the image history. I the noticed you had deleted it. I know it had been because of the fact it was on the mainpage (I am also an admin) that it was uploaded on here and then you removed it since the image is on commons. I then figured that since the image was no longer showing up, it was probably because you had deleted it completely due to copyright issues, but as you have just shown me, the image is on commons, and it's copyright is ok. Looking at the articles the image points to, the error seems to be caused by a web address problem (seen here). Perhaps a solution would be to reupload the image onto Wikipedia, then remove it again (repeating the process) to see if perhaps there was an error at the moment you deleted the image that is causing it to show up like this. Thanks. -- SmthManly / ManlyTalk / ManlyContribs 01:57, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

I wanted to reupload it, but I can't even get the image at WCommons displayed on my screen. I don't think I should upload it without seeing it first. Is it displayed on your screen ? You want to try ? I am having trouble seeing many other images from WCommons, not just this one image. I want to upload Image:Flag of Jamaica.svg for ITN, too, but I'll wait for now. I'll check back in a hour or so. (I'm hungry, anyway...) -- PFHLai 02:09, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Yikes! I just noticed all my horrible spelling and grammar mistakes, sorry about that. I can see the image on WCommons perfectly, it loads quickly and all. I can also see the Jamaican flag image easily. The only one that is still troublesome from this end is the Panama Canal image linked onto WP (but not on commons). I will try to re-upload it myself and see if it works, but right now I have a terrible headache... too much stress in my life, I guess. I'm going to go take an advil or something and try to upload it. Enjoy your meal!! -- SmthManly / ManlyTalk / ManlyContribs 02:42, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Alright, I've re-uploaded the image and this has fixed the errors on the pages it links to, but now I'm a bit afraid of causing the error again by deleting it. In that case, I'll wait until you return and see what you think about whether it should be deleted again, or if it should just stay on there. Image:Panama Canal Gatun Locks.jpg -- SmthManly / ManlyTalk / ManlyContribs 02:51, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for taking care of everything. I see that everything is now back to normal. I'd rather not delete Image:Panama Canal Gatun Locks.jpg myself, for I have no clue what I did wrong last time. I've applied the {{NCT}} tag to it for now. ... Don't worry about the minor typos on my talkpage. It was fine, and I could understand what you were trying to tell me. Hope your advil works. Take it easy. Cheers! -- PFHLai 04:50, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


Sorry about the quick archive. I looked at the quantity of posts on the Main Page, not date. --- Dralwik of the Midwest Have a Chat Flag of Chicago, Illinois.svg My "Great Project"

It's okay. No need to apologise. We should all thank you for regularly cleaning the page up. I think we can gradually fill up archive 58 in the next day or so. Cheers. -- PFHLai 00:05, 3 March 2006 (UTC)


Hello. This has reference to your message to Nichalp. As per my information , festival of Holi is on 15th March 2006, preceded by Holika Dahan a day before. Greetings on Holi. --Bhadani 17:11, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, Bhadani. I'll post this holiday on the MainPage for March 15. Happy Holi to you, too. --PFHLai 17:28, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually as per the information I know of, Holi is on Mar 14, and Rangpanchmi on Mar 15th. I've never really heard of a Sikh New Year, but user:sukh might be able to help you out. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:11, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Nichalp. I've posted Holi on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 15. I chose 'Dhulandi' because that's the word used in the article for the second day of Holi. Rangpanchmi (Rangapanchmi ?), according to the article, takes place a few days later. (I don't know when we start counting the 5 nights of the full moon, though.) What I put on MainPage should match the contents in the linked pages. I'd also thought about posting 'Burning of the Holika' on the 14th, but the page has a {{cleanup}} tag and Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 14 seems too crowded already. What do you think ? -- PFHLai 02:02, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm getting confused :). A post to the Wikipedia talk:Notice board for India-related topics would be better able to sort it out. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:25, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Holi greetings[edit]

Hi, I am wishing you a happy Holi, the unique Indian celebration of color and brotherhood among all members of the humanity. The festival falls on 15th March 2006. I have collected A Gift Pack of Quotationsfor you contained in the sections DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY and SOMETHING MORE, which are part of the on-going discussion pertaining to my nomination of Idleguy for adminship. You are aware of the tradition that if you throw colored water on flames of burning Holika, you enable a Prahlad to emerge from the flames!!! I again convey Holi greetings to you and your family!!! --Bhadani 14:28, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your Holi greetings. Same to you and your loved ones. Hope you stick around Wikipedia. Take care. -- PFHLai 01:47, 5 March 2006 (UTC)


...Don't mean to be just another "thanks for telling me that I screwed up" comment but... thanks for telling me that I screwed up. I'm learning the rules of uploading images. Good luck on your own Wiki-ing.Thedrewid314 02:27, 3 March 2006

You see, Thedrewid314, I have no way of telling if the 'screw up' was forgetting a tag or uploading an image that should not be in Wikipedia. I am one of the administrator who does cleanup work in Wikipedia. I want to be sure before I remove nice pitures and any useful materials as required by the annoying copyright restrictions. Hence my reminder on your talkpage, something administrators post on talkpages regularly. Hope you don't find this too annoying. I was just doing my job. Happy editing. -- PFHLai 23:47, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

My aplogies[edit]

The bot just hit a bug there, I was just about to fix it but you beat me to it -- Tawker 02:05, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, Tawker. I'm lost. What happened ? What did I fix ? -- PFHLai 02:08, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
You had edited current events but a bug in my anti-vandalism bot caused it to go crazy and revert a valid edit, I killed the bot as soon as I saw that and I was going to revert back to your version but you fixed it before me -- Tawker 02:12, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay. I thought it was just an edit conflict ..... Don't worry about it. -- PFHLai 02:13, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Minor heads-up[edit]

Hi, thanks for updating the DYK. I find it very difficult to update it for the 0000 UTC monday update as it would be around 0530 in the morning here and an almost unearthly time for me. Good to see the update as the first thing in morning - also, you have left me with no work ;) by updating the talkpages and usertalk pages as well - btw, it is not necessary to sign the usertalk pages, I was the only admin doing so till date. Finally, the only lapse was that you did not update the next updation time counter on the template talk, which may lead some other admin to update the template even before six hours - I have updated it this time. btw, after having a look at your user and talkpages, I know who to contact for selected anniversaries ;). --Gurubrahma 03:14, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Whooops ... I forgot about the clock ! Thanks for covering for me, Gurubrahma. I don't know what to do with the 'Simon Hirst' bit, but I suppose you'll do the next update soon, eh ! It's past midnight on this side of the planet.... Take care. Zzzzz... -- PFHLai 06:18, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

DYK image[edit]

You've left off the copyright info and credit from Image:Pleurodeles_waltl_BUD.jpg when you copied it and protected it! Please add these back. It's very annoying that they're missing. Pengo 04:29, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

It's been fixed now, but please remember to keep the licensing info when copying/protecting images in future. Pengo 04:46, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Pengo. I'm sorry to hear that my editing has annoyed you. I don't mind copying the licensing info, etc. the next time I need to {{C-upload}} another nice picture by you. However, the C-upload template was applied, indicating "file history, licensing and other information" can be found at Commons:Image:Pleurodeles waltl BUD.jpg, I just wondered why it was even necessary to copy things over. ... Oh, well, Essjay has fixed it .... -- PFHLai 05:37, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Just found out that admins are now required to copy over the attributions from WCommons. I've tweaked the instructions on the C-upload template accordingly. Hopefully, I'll be the last admin to miss the attributions. Cheers. -- PFHLai 06:36, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Just found out that admins are now required to copy over the attributions from WCommons. I've tweaked the instructions on the C-upload template accordingly. Hopefully, I'll be the last admin to miss the attributions. Cheers. -- PFHLai 06:36, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
No worries, thanks for taking the time to check it out. Pengo 07:05, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Medieval dates in Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries[edit]

I checked the anniversaries against the articles for March through July. The following events are questionable: Durova 07:23, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

  • March 13 Claims the bones of Saint Nicephorus were interred on this date in 874. The article does not mention the event.
  • March 20 Claims Henry V of England became king on that date in 1413. The article says it happened on March 21.
  • April 30 Claims the Moorish invasion of Iberia began on this date in 711. None of the linked articles confirm more than the year of invasion.
  • June 26 Claims the Western schism began. Article gives no exact date.
  • July 11 Article fails to confirm the date regarding Zeng He.
  • July 16 Article fails to confirm the beginning of the Islamic calendar (although this could be calculated).
It is so nice that someone who actually knows history (I don't know history) is checking up on these things. Thank you, Durova. You deserve a cookie. :-)
BTW, I fixed up the March 13 template and the St. Nicephorus article. Will continue with the rest later. -- PFHLai 14:43, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


In response to this, I would have known this had this site been so damn confusing to post material. In response to your sarcasm, kiss my ass. Simply delete it, and dont make a big deal out of it. Get a life. The preceding unsigned comment was added by S0berage (talk • contribs) 05:11, 2006 March 8 (UTC).

  • S0berage got blocked for other violations. My reply is on his talkpage. -- 16:26, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

My apologies. I misinterpreted your actions. You came off as condesending. I appreciate your efforts. Thanks for clearing things up. Ciao S0berage 23:41, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Bipolar disorder support groups[edit]

Could we still delete Bipolar disorder support groups? Someone has merged the content and redirected it to Bipolar disorder but I don't think we need it at all. -- Barrylb 01:25, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Barrylb. I see that you've unmerged the list from Bipolar disorder and moved it to the talk page. Content-wise, I'll let you and User:Iapetus, who did the merging earlier, decide what to do with the list. I think I'll let Bipolar disorder support groups stay as a redirect. This way, Talk:Bipolar disorder support groups get to stay as well. In case someone re-creates a similar list, you can quickly point to this talkpage and say that we've talked about this already and we don't want such a list. Okay ? Thanks for reminding me on this issue. -- PFHLai 06:24, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Template:In the news[edit]

Please stop wheel warring and read/reply on the talk page, as I and others have been doing. It is very bad form to freely play around with such prominent content without participating in any discussion. — 0918BRIAN • 2006-03-14 22:45

Huh ? What wheel warring are you talking about ? My removal of Meri's obituary ? Someone complained on Talk: Main Page#Slow news day?, so I took it off. What's your problem ? Whoever put it back on ITN is the one wheel warring. Not me. -- PFHLai 02:12, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


It's quite amazing the discovery that I made. A very very amazing co-incidence. When you made this comment, which outlined that you disagreed with my comments, the time of this edit was 21:19, 14 March 2006. I then went to the Selected anniversary section for 15 March, whereas I noticed that you made an edit to change 44 BC to 44 BCE. I, of course, immediately suspected that you did this in reaction to our comments, because as you can see here, you made the change from BC to BCE at exactly 21:24, 14 March 2005. I suspected that this was a mere 5 MINUTES after you made the first edit at the Talk:Main Page but it was actually an edit made almost exactly one year prior, off by a mere FIVE MINUTES. Now, you may say that the second edit actually occured at 01:24, 15 March 2005, and you would be correct. Here's where the second part of the huge co-incidence comes in. What are the chances that I have my Wikipedia-clock set to -04:00 from UST, meaning that I saw the second edit as actually 4 hours earlier (i.e. 21:24), rather than the correct 01:24 UST. As for the first (21:19 UST) edit, I looked at the timestamp that was given from your username stamp that is given with the four tildas (~~~~) at the end of your comment. This was in UST format, but my Wikipedia clock saw the second comment using AST, placing what I thought at the time as a 5 minute difference in your two edits, but they were actually 1 year and 4 hours apart. CrazyInSane 05:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

And you thought I was a rogue admin, eh ?!?  :-)
Last year, before the AD/CE thing became a big topic of discussion in Wikipedia, I was also asked about my change from 44 BC to 44 BCE on the Sel.Anniv. template for March 15th. You may want to see User talk:PFHLai/Archive 1#BC vs. BCE and then User talk:Wereon#BC vs BCE.
Relax, CrazyInSane. It's supposed to be fun 'working' in Wikipedia. Don't get yourself too worked up. Happy editing. -- PFHLai 06:53, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

ITN Main Page candidate[edit]

Hi PFHLai. I posted a candidate "Three charged with 'racial hatred' for protest at Danish Embassy London." at 6am utc. please will you look at it and consider it for the main page. it's a fairly new story (the details of arrests/charged), so i'm keen for it to be seen whilst it's still fresh. ie. before people read it in today's papers. sorry if i seem impatient. this is all very exciting for me. (I've just left the same comment on golbez's talk page. i'm not sure who would deqal with this)Veej 07:21, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Okay. I can take a look. No promises. My decision will be on the ITN Candidates' page. --PFHLai 07:40, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks chap. you've no idea how exciting it was seeing it appear on the main page. i'm so childish! Veej 22:51, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
I like your enthusiasm, pal. :-) -- PFHLai 02:39, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Maltese holidays[edit]

Thanks for the creation of the article and linking to it on the Malta page. This is a step forward towards an eventual 2nd peer review in the future (most probably after a serious overhaul in summer when most editors can dedicate more time to Wiki). Since you are the original author and since you are administrator, I thought I would make this a bit short by telling you directly: Those holidays are National holidays. I am going to edit the article and divide in two sections, National and Public (Religious/Catholic), since it does not make much sense two have two seperate articles (at least IMO). I thought maybe you could rename the article from Public holidays in Malta to Holidays in Malta, since it is a bit strange to do such change with that title! In any case, that article needs to be renamed, if not to Holidays... to National Holidays....

Again, thanks for your interest in Malta :).

VodkaJazz/talk 20:02, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Hello, VodkaJazz. I like your ideas. Go ahead and edit Public holidays in Malta as you think best. To avoid edit conflicts with you, I'll let you move it to Holidays in Malta yourself. You don't need to be an administrator to do this. Happy editing. Cheers ! -- PFHLai 20:14, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah I had a sudden memory loss... how stupid of me. Anyway, I did some stuff. As usual with new articles, it took a bit more than expected heh. VodkaJazz/talk 22:59, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Nicely done. I like what you did there. Good work, VodkaJazz. --PFHLai 15:40, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Images on ITN[edit]

Hello, Zanimum. Please be reminded to protect all images on the MainPage to prevent vandalism there. For images from WCommons, such as the Harper shot you've added to ITN, you can upload it to English Wikipedia with the {{C-uploaded}} tag and then protect it. (See Category:Protected main page images.) Thanks. -- PFHLai 13:03, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Oh geez. Forgot about that. I try to stay away from the Main Page most of the time. Thanks for reminding me! -- Zanimum 13:06, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Thanks, this is a challenging piece of investigation... cheers, Mme. Lebrun

You are welcome. -- PFHLai 15:55, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Kat Shoob page[edit]

Hi, you don't want people e-mailing you so I'll stick this here instead. I want to say that you deleted my page and linked to an old deletion discussion. The argument was that she wasn't famous enough, she is now on ITV1 and part of a presenting team who all have Wikipedia pages. My article has changed drastically and is a worthy addition to Wiki. There is no reason to delete it. I thought admin had to check if the article changed before using speedy deletion - you can't be doing your job right if that's it. Check The Mint page and The Mint official website to see how popular she is. Also, stop picking on this article when there are thousands of pages all over Wikipedia about people less famous or notable. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mr.bonus (talkcontribs) .

Frankly, there are more than thousands of similar wikipages about minor celebrities that should be deleted. Okay. I'll leave Kat Shoob alone for now. Good luck. BTW, may I suggest using Image:The mint tv.jpg ? Image:Kat Shoob.jpg is of poor quality. --PFHLai 12:40, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll consider getting a better image. --User:Mr.bonus

No speedying once AfD has begun?[edit]

Hi, this is a question over your removal of the speedy deletion notice from AnimA (JK2) with the edit comment of "no speedying once AfD has begun". This is the first time I have seen this, so I have had a look around and could not find it or the like written down any where or something similar given for a direction, but it is easy to very easy to be text blind. Could you please point me in the right direction. Thanks.--blue520 09:33, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Blue520. Wikipedia:Deletion_Policy#Lag times states that "Once a page is listed for deletion by listing on one of the different pages, the nomination is kept open for a period of time to allow for community comment." We'll have to wait 5 days for an AfD to end. I might skip that if there is clear copyvio or vandalism. How's that ? -- PFHLai 09:37, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, I guessed I had missed it some where. It was just the first time I had seen it.--blue520 10:12, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
You are welcome. Have a nice day. :-) -- PFHLai 10:16, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

User:Yao Ziyuan[edit]

User:Yao Ziyuan appears to be a bot designed to leave welcomes without summaries. I have not seen such a bot to date, but have a number of resons to believe this one is a bot. Kukini 14:43, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so, Kukini. See Wikipedia:Changing username#Yaohua2000. Only humans change their minds like that. :-) Yaohua2000/Yao Ziyuan/Yaohua1982 forgets to leave edit summaries in his/her other edits, too, not just when posting welcoming messages. -- PFHLai 19:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for Reverting my User page[edit]


Thanks a lot for reverting my page, i never expected someone would vandal my page. Thanks Pal :-) --M.arunprasad 09:44, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome. It's hard to understand those vandals, eh ? Oh, well. Have a nice day. ;-) -- PFHLai 10:10, 17 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi PFHLai, thanks for your copyedits on Chet Bitterman. Also, if I came across as rude when you said the article was on the shorter side, I apologize. It seemed to me that you were trying to say that the article did not meet the DYK requirements (you said "Please expand", which I took as meaning that the article was unacceptable in its current state). Anyway, I respect you for trying to improve the DYK standards (I try to do that all the time on FAC), but could I recommend that you change your wording somewhat so that you are clearly encouraging others to go above and beyond rather than appearing to say that their work is ineligible. Also, I'd be happy to work with you to develop consensus to raise the minimum standards; I see nothing wrong with doing that. --Spangineer[es] (háblame) 16:26, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Spangineer. No, you weren't rude. Don't worry about it. 'Ineligible' ? Hmmm... Thanks for the tip. I'll be more careful with my comments. Yes, I'm an admin, but I rarely update the DYK template. (I'll do it when someone complains on Talk: Main Page.) I'm usually not the one who chooses which DYK candidates go on MainPage. I see what you mean. Thank you. -- PFHLai 16:50, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
I just saw your explanation on the template talk page—your reaction now makes more sense; sorry about that. --Spangineer[es] (háblame) 18:24, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Okay. -- PFHLai 18:45, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks again for reminding me about my comments on nominations. Being too curt while trying to be concise may be a bad idea. And I'd like to avoid any appearance of abuse of admin powers. Some Wikipedians are very sensitive about their contributions and can be rather easily "ticked off" for the slightest thing in a comment by an admin, or an "admin-wannabee" one irate contributor recently wrote after an AfD on his article. (WP:VAIN was mentioned a few times, and that guy probably felt he was accused of being vain. Instead of reading the long VAIN guidelines, he went on a mini-spree of vandalism and personal attacks, getting himself banned. But that's another story.....) -- PFHLai 19:15, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

South Dakota abortion law controversy[edit]

All righty then, would YOU be so kind as to close the AfD process on that page? In about fifteen hours, barring objections, I'm going to move South Dakota reproductive rights controversy to South Dakota H.B. 1215 Controversy, and South Dakota abortion law controversy needs to be deleted and redirected to South Dakota H.B. 1215 Controversy. Struct 08:32, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, Struct. Wikipedia:Deletion policy#Lag times states "Once a page is listed for deletion by listing on one of the different pages, the nomination is kept open for a period of time to allow for community comment." An AfD needs to stay active for 5 days, accordingly. I'm not a regular participant in AfD and not sure when it's appropriate to bend this rule. Try User: Mailer diablo. -- PFHLai 08:46, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Nah, you're right, best to strictly adhere to the rules to avoid even the semblance of impropriety, even if there seems to be a clear consensus. Thanks anyway and sorry to bother you. Struct 08:49, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I've left a reply on Struct's talkpage, and subsequent comments would probably be there as well. - Mailer Diablo 08:58, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, Mailer Diablo, for your swift response. -- PFHLai 09:02, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

About Wikireality[edit]

You deleted this, so I thought I'd have a discussion with you about it. Firstly order of buisness: is it wiki appropriet? The reason I feel it is is because wikipedie is the only medium to try a cooperative experiment like this. I want to see how people will chang and effect this fictitious world. understand? PS: Please note that I was in the prosses of adding to it when you deleted it. --Hakusa - Wiki addict: 05:18, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Hakusa. I found your article "Wikireality" in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. It was then deleted, as requested by User:William Graham who had tagged it with {{db-nonsense}}. I don't think this article is appropriate as an article in an encyclopedia.
This website is meant for building an online encyclopedia, so please do not use this website to run your experiments.
Frankly, I don't understand what you were trying to say in the article. (You lost me with "one could say "Yuri eats grass to survive".....) If you want a discussion on 'Wikireality', I suggest that you go to Wikipedia:Village pump.
Hope this helps. -- PFHLai 05:37, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Kay. Thanks. --Hakusa - Wiki addict: 05:42, 24 April 2006 (UTC)


is not used by an article anymore. Wikipedia already contains hi-quality images of budgerigars. It is not designed for cemetery purposes. No problem with this bird, but anyone could upload similar pictures. The budgerigar is not significant. To be that, it would require high-res to see details. Akidd dublintlctr-l 10:26, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, this is not a speedy candidate. Please go through IfD. (See Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion#Instructions. Don't forget to notify the uploader.) -- PFHLai 11:12, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
I believe it is a thumbnail, no article links to it, and it is not in good quality. It is taken from a website, thus easily recoverable.
I have a hard time justifying a speedy-deletion following Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#Images/Media. -- PFHLai 11:21, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
You requested it, and i have taken all the formal steps. Though i believe it is noticeable bad quality/thumbnail. The uploader was noticed formally. By the way (see this users discussion), it is not the only case of image problems. Akidd dublintlctr-l 11:34, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, Akidd dublin. I think the ugly picture should be removed from Wikipedia. It should, hopefully, in a few days. -- PFHLai 11:44, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Satellaview system.png[edit]

Before you remove a deletion request, you should inform what {{NowCommonsThis}} means. --KAMiKAZOW 13:45, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello, KAMiKAZOW. I'm not sure what you're asking for. I removed your speedy request because this image didn't qualify for a speedy deletion. Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#Images/Media says "Please remove images from any pages they are used in before marking them for speedy deletion." and the image was still in use on two wikipages. Hence my edit summary "no speedying of an image still in use". Also, NowCommonsThis is not a speedy-deletion criterion. -- PFHLai 15:47, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes[edit]

Ha, sorry about that one; were attempts at helping out a new user. ~ PseudoSudo 04:22, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Ha, yeah, got a good laugh there. Good that I checked the official website for the official (but AFAIK wrong) spelling. Everything is back to 'normal' now. Cheers ! :-) -- PFHLai 04:30, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Raymond D. Mindlin[edit]

I did not see that he was notable in the article. ThanksUser_talk:Dlohcierekim 04:53, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

It was the newbie's first ever edit. Let's give him/her a break. :-) I've left a brief note on the author's usertalkpage, asking for specific stuffs for the article. Hope this helps. Cheers. -- PFHLai 04:58, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
It does, but what about the poor, bewildered, novice new article checker? <chuckle> .- This is definitely more challenging the RCPatrol.
From Midlin, I went to the contributions of User:Starstreams. It all looks like commercial plugs for a radio station. If you could look at it and let me know, I'd be gratefull.

- ::Thanks for your help-- and wisdom. So much to learn. Too tired. Time for bed.User_talk:Dlohcierekim 05:08, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for alerting me about User:Starstreams. On Waveform records, I found nonsense like "...visited the UFO filled canyons of Sedona, Arizona, and mind melded with Musical Starstreams radio producer and host Forest ..." ??? That's silly. I've tagged it for a speedy.
The rest of the contributions from this user, I dunno. Not sure about notability of Musical Starstreams. An external link to its webpage is found on an earlier (March '06) version of Ambient music. So maybe it's well established in its field. If you are concerned, please free feel to add a {{prod}}.
No need to thank me. We are all doing our part in maintaining our Wiki. Good night, Dlohcierekim. Sweet dreams. -- PFHLai 05:37, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

deletion policy on vanity[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you moved the db-bio notice I placed on Gurdev S Moore to a PotentialVanity notice. So what is the procedure now? Wait a few days and then send it back to Afd? Thanks Deepak 20:07, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Deepak. I think it's best to get the newbie to userfy it. -- PFHLai 20:15, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
And, after the pagemove, the resulted redirect can be speedied. -- PFHLai 20:19, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. :-) Deepak 20:25, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
You are welcome. I just did the userfying myself. The {{nn-userfy}} template isn't entirely accurate, but I think it's okay. -- PFHLai 20:33, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Bright Eyes[edit]

Thank you for your assistance in arranging the various Bright Eyes pages. Elvrum 23:09, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Don't mention it. Actually, I think I messed up something. Bright Eyes (disambiguation) now has no history before my edits. Very strange. Hope it's okay. -- PFHLai 23:21, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 9[edit]

The Victory Day (Eastern Europe) seems to be the only universally accepted and highly regarded Holiday in Russia. I am getting E-mails from the members of the Russian community complaining that it is not visible enough on the Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 9. Is it possible to add something Victory-Day related for at least a part of the day? E.g. the poster or anything? abakharev 02:29, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

May I add to this? The good discussion we had over May 7 perhaps is a proof that I always try to be reasonable. I am second on requesting the image and the explicit mention of the event in the text returned. Of course I may be viewing this from my background's perspective, but this is indeed the only holiday not only in Russia, but in Ukraine too, over which most people agree. We have a complicated history which divided people over different background. The Great Patriotic War for the USSR was an event of an unimaginable scale and, despite the victory, a national catastrophe compared to the worst events in the national history. I think this by itself deserves a return, irrespective of the sentiments people have over their (great-(grand))-fathers who died. Would you ammend the page to this version? If something else needs removed, please devide which one, Thanks, --Irpen 02:52, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the message, abakharev & Irpen. I'm aware of the importance of this day. That's why I moved Victory Day on the top line to give it top billing. I don't think the reversion to abakharev's version is a good idea. Links are placed on the MainPage to feature good wikicontent -- what page are being featured ? I thought about having a line about the signing of the capitulation papers, maybe bolding the link to Wilhelm Keitel, a page with the date (a requirement to get on the Sel. Ann. template). Then, I discovered that the formal signing of the capitulation papers actually took place on May 8, not May 9. Can't put that on the Selected Anniversaries template for May 9. .... Can either of you come up with a line with a few internal links, one of which links to a decent page (no stubs, not problem tags like {cleanup} or {NPOV} etc.) with good content including the date 'May 9' ? If so, let me know, and we'll bump the 328 item off. (I hope I won't get e-mails from all the Christians around the world complaining about their Doctors of the Church not being visible enough in Wikipedia.....) The pic of VE3 is used because it's the 60th Anniversary of his abdication, but I'm not dead set on keeping it there. I'd like a different picture every day anyway. For now, I'm thinking about putting Wilhelm Keitel on the May 8 template for 2007......
I have to go to work, guys. Abakharev, since you are an admin, you can edit the protected template. Do whatever you think is best, following the Sel. Anniv guidelnes. Thanks. -- PFHLai 03:24, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! abakharev 09:53, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
You are welcome. Thank you for making me read. I learn more this way. :-) -- PFHLai 09:56, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Bokassa Dynasty[edit]

Did you see the explanation I put on the speedy template? I'm just not sure such a thing as a "Bokassa Dynasty" ever existed. Ergo, there wouldn't be anything to merge. Google Books comes up with one hit for "bokassa dynasty" with dynasty not capitalized. Not sure what kind of source the contributor might have had. Maybe a bit rash on my part to request speedying as I'm no expert on the subject? -Wiccan Quagga 12:30, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Wiccan Quagga. While I agree that it was a junk article with nothing to merge, I have a hard time justifying a speedy deletion following the criteria listed on Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion. (A simpler rule of mine: if I have to think, it's not a speedy candidate.) I was also trying to avoid creating a redlink (on just one page, though). Furthermore, I hope to preserve an edit history that involves multiple genuine accounts. It looked like wikipedians over the past few months have made some good-faith edits trying to improve the article. A deletion will take away the "credit" these "authors" are due. (Some people really care about their edit counts...) I don't think you'll find my third reason on any Wikiguideline pages, but I believe it's the right thing to do. Anyway, it's now a redirect to Jean-Bédel Bokassa, with the edit history intact. And, one could argue that Jean-Bédel Bokassa indeed attempted to establish a "Bokassa Dynasty", he just failed. Okay ? --PFHLai 01:17, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Sounds good. I'm sure you did the right thing by redirecting. And thanks for leaving me a message on my talk page (it gets so lonely there sometimes that it's tempting just to stir up controversy on minor points to get attention). Happy editing. -Wiccan Quagga 01:50, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm glad that you approve of this. Thanks. ..... "Lonely" ? Haha.... If you really want to stir things up, try making quirky comments on an AfD or at the admin election page. You will get noticed. SFriendly.gif. Happy editing for you, too. Take care. -- PFHLai 01:58, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Cincinnati Stroke Scale[edit]

Hi. I'm curious why you speedied this article. Sure, it's badly written, but it doesn't appear to meet any of wp:csd, and a quick google search showed that it is real. I think your prod was reasonable, but not the speedy delete. Anyway, I unprodded, stuck a stub and cleanup on it, and hopefully it'll get improved by somebody. -- RoySmith (talk) 01:47, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello, RoySmith. It appeared to be nonsense the first time read it, so I deleted it. That was a mistake. When it re-appeared with better formatting, I read it one more time and decided to prod instead of speedying. I went to get the proper spelling of {{med-stub}}, but you beat me to it and gave an edit conflict. -- PFHLai 01:53, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Date pages/Wikicalendar[edit]

Hi PFHLai, I removed the Memorial Day listing only because I thought that only holidays/observances that occur each year on the same day should be included. I didn't read any policy/guidelines for it or against it. I'm not new to Wikipedia, but I am new to working on the Wikicalendar, and my initial impressions of the project are that there is a lack of specific information about what should be included and what should not (for example, when people list the release of an upcoming movie in the United States on a date page, I revert it because I feel it's non-notable on a global scale, but I think more specific guidelines should be listed in brackets on the pages for this sort of situation).

If you feel that Memorial Day, though its observance date fluctuates, should be listed on May 29, I won't revert it again. However, while this is a significant observance, I don't know of many people using the date pages as their personal calendar or reference to figure out, for example, when Father's Day is so they can remember to buy their dad a gift, etc. What's probably more effective is, and this seems to be in place already, listing the day this type of fluctuating observance will be celebrated each year, both for the current year and a few years in the past and future. It seems logical that people wanting to know the date on which Memorial Day falls this year will search "Memorial Day" on Wikipedia or Google or whatnot rather than flip through dates in the end of May on the Wikicalendar.

I apologize if my reversion was inconsistent with guidelines or policies of this project. Perhaps as I gain more experience working on this project, I'll better learn its guidelines and be able to suggest any amendments I feel may improve the project. Fabricationary 05:56, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Fabricationary #Floating but Recurring Holidays. -- PFHLai 22:36, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Proposed event policy for Wikicalendar[edit]

Hi again :). I posted on the Wikicalendar Project's talk page with some ideas of what events should or should not be included on date pages. Since you're actively involved in this project, I thought you might be interested in heading over there and adding your thoughts. Thanks. Fabricationary 23:36, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks for letting me know. I'll go there now. -- PFHLai 03:07, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

you ruined my life[edit]

when you deleted my page. i cry every day now. good night sweet earth. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Susumirmir (talkcontribs) 15:57, 2006 May 15 (UTC).

Sorry to hear that. What exactly did I delete to have done that ? I delete many things when I do housekeeping work in Wikipedia. -- PFHLai 16:03, 15 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot! Your efforts, too, are greatly appreciated. Flcelloguy (A note?) 22:14, 18 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi I marked this article for a speedy delete. I saw where you switched to userfy. How do I know when to do which. Thanks22:20, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Should be easy to tell when the username and the article title are the same or quite similar. If in doubt, apply both speedy and {{PotentialVanity}}, and let another admin decide. Hope this helps. -- PFHLai 07:28, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikidate Event Policy Proposal[edit]

Hey PFHLai, I modified the guidelines for events to be included in the Wikicalendar pages to include your suggestions and posted the updated proposal here. I've also listed it at the Village pump policy page and Requests for comments for policies page. Hopefully we can make it an official policy and start improving date pages. Thanks again for your continued input, and please visit the linked pages to add your comments. Fabricationary 22:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks for letting me know. I'll go there now. --PFHLai 17:16, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Louis_pasteur.jpg & Image:Louis_Pasteur.jpg[edit]

I hope that you know what you are doing; I spent a lot of time to orphan Image:Louis_Pasteur.jpg on some 50+ projects, changing them all to Image:Louis_pasteur.jpg. I am not in the mood to verify that you reset all of that. JdH 19:51, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

I was a third of the way and got bored. Planned to resume later. May I ask why you choose the one with the lower case 'P' to orphan ? Looks very odd to me. Hence my change. --PFHLai 19:58, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Very simple: Louis_pasteur.jpg (lower case) was used in far more projects than Louis_Pasteur.jpg (upper case). Moreover, the precise name of the image is irrelevant: it is invisible in the article anyway. JdH 20:04, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, usage is now determined by my edits and your edits. If one of the two copies of the same image has to be deleted, I would like to keep the one with the proper capitalization. How's that for an explanation ? -- PFHLai 20:10, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Whatever. But I don't think it's worth the trouble, especially in view of the fact that there are names around like commons:Image:SIL14-P002-03a.jpg, commons:Image:Tableau_Louis_Pasteur.jpg, and commons:Image:Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895) - London Illustrated News, 1895.jpeg, etc; so who cares anyway what the precise name is? JdH 20:18, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
I don't mind the trouble. There are two copies of the same image. I just picked the less desirable copy to orphan (and delete afterwards).
I have to go to work now, and I plan to continue later. If you have any strong reasons why I have chosen the wrong version to keep, please let me know. Thanks. --PFHLai 20:33, 5 July 2006 (UTC)


Very nice! You beat me to adding it to ITN :( I've been dying to add it for the past 3 weeks, and I thought I would cleanup the article (in progress) before doing so. But you beat me fair and square. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 10:36, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, I didn't really beat you or anyone. I was just posting whatever User:Petaholmes suggested at Wikipedia:In the news section on the Main Page/Candidates. The Nathula article looked fine and was properly updated. I hope I hadn't posted the blurb on ITN too early. -- PFHLai 10:47, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! :) I meant no harm, except I was disappointed that I could't post an event that I was looking forward to updating for weeks. PS. I had been to Nathula in 2004, and created the article so it has an extra special meaning for me. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 11:42, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I'm done with it. Take a look at the article now. :) =Nichalp «Talk»= 18:18, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
So much more information after such a short time. A very timely expansion. Good job, Nic. -- PFHLai 15:18, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

July 7th selected anniversary[edit]

Article link

I see the selected anniversary page is locked. The page says:

A series of four bomb explosions struck London's public transport system, killing 56.

It should really say:

A series of four terrorist explosions occur on London's transport system killing 52 people, plus four suicide bombers.


1. Terrorist emphasises the gravity and organised nature of the attacks.

2. The four bombers are never counted amongst the casualties in other media articles. To put it bluntly they don't deserve to be counted as part of "56", there were 52 victims and four suicide bombers - seperate entities. For example BBC News state "In total, seven people died in the Aldgate bombing a year ago" meaning seven victims and one terrorist. Link

Please could you make the appropriate changes.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:28, 2006 July 7.

Whether they deserve to be counted as part of the "56" is a subject of debate. They are probably victims of their own terrorist acts. ... I'm avoiding the word "terrorist" on MainPage. No need to "sensationalize" things any further, IMO. -- PFHLai 15:47, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I've copied your request to Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. Maybe another admin can look at it. I'm logging off soon. -- PFHLai 15:59, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
No, I do not agree. It is universally held that there were 52 victims, that is 52 people who died at the hands of four people. Therefore please correct the item to distinguish that there is a group of 52 and not one of 56.
And please don't accuse people of sensationalising these matters. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)
I'm not accusing you of anything. You may not have such intent, but what you proposed, IMO, has such an effect. It goes without saying and is unneeded. Also, I happen to think 56 is not a wrong tally, neither is 52. Universally ? I guess I'm not in "your universe". I've changed it to "more than 50 people" on MainPage to avoid trouble. Does another admin want to look at this ? I'm logging off to go to work. Thanks. -- PFHLai 16:24, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 20[edit]

Hiya, there's a link on this page that needs to be disambiguated (details at Wikipedia_talk:Selected anniversaries/January 20). I see that you were one of the last people to tweak that part of the page, can you please adjust it? Also, I'm considering applying for admin access so that I can get in to do these kind of janitorial things... Do you think I'd have a good case? --Elonka 22:02, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick turnaround!  :) --Elonka 22:38, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, you are welcome, Elonka. I just happen to be in.
About the "wikimop".... I don't pay attention to RfA these days, so I don't know what the standards are now. You may want to check out Wikipedia:Guide to requests for adminship. You may also want to take part in the voting at RfA now and make some friends there. It will help. Looks like you have a good track record. Keep up the good work and one of your wikifriends will nominate you soon. Good Luck. --PFHLai 22:56, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

World Cup[edit]

You messed up the ITN on the mian page! It's not the Jules Rimet Trophy for goodness sake. Brazil won that outright in 1970. Jooler 22:10, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Really ? Thanks for telling me. FIFA World Cup Trophy says "The replacement trophy, officially known as the Jules Rimet Trophy, ....", though. Anyway, is it better on ITN now ? -- PFHLai 22:19, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Some idiot just added that Jooler 22:23, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
And I got duped by the idiot ...... -- PFHLai 22:26, 9 July 2006 (UTC)


Hey there, PFHLai. Thought I'd give you and a few other regulars a heads up about this straw poll which concerns a possible name change for "In the news." Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. The Tom 00:36, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. I'll take a look at it soon. -- PFHLai 00:42, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

That Summer Day on DYK[edit]

You added some wikifications to DYK. Thanks for that, but I removed the ones referring to television series on this entry. The programme was in fact one time thing, and linking to series, when there's just one "episode" sounds kind of misleading to me. Good job on the other items though! Hope you don't mind... - Mgm|(talk) 08:27, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't mind at all. You are right. It wasn't a series, and shouldn't be wikified as such. Television movie would be better. Thanks for fixing it. -- PFHLai 08:37, 10 July 2006 (UTC)


Nice meeting you. Me too trying to be away from wikipedia. I even go to the Simple. But, I can not keep myself away. Regards. --Bhadani 15:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Nice meeting you, too. It's hard to stay away, eh ? Sometimes, I suspect there are some subliminal messages on the wikipages, maybe on the logo, to keep us around..... :-) .... Take care. -- PFHLai 15:33, 12 July 2006 (UTC)


I think I may be mildly retardedGabenowicki 21:55, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I ain't sure why you're telling me this, Gabenowicki, but I'm pretty sure you are not retarded at all. Take it easy and enjoy wiki-editing. Cheers. :-) -- PFHLai 22:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Gerard Kleisterlee[edit]

OK, as per your instructions, a temp page was created (maybe twice--that won't be a problem will it??, sorry I'm new) for Kleisterlee.

Catofninetails 19:18, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the re-write. Good job! I've moved your version over to replace the old one. -- PFHLai 19:30, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Oh yeah[edit]

*slaps forehead* - oh yeah, there it is, top and centre. *^^* Thanks. Mithridates 14:17, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome. :-) -- PFHLai 14:23, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Image[edit]

Thanks for catching that; I only briefly glanced at the Flickr page and didn't notice that and assumed that the license tagging on the image page was correct. I'll try and be more careful next time. (Though I think In the News could do with a new image now...) Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?) 16:53, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

The nice guy at Flickr has changed the licence there. We can use that picture now. Yeah ! :-) -- PFHLai 18:41, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


Since Wikipedia:POTD row/July 26, 2006 is now protected, can you include the last line of Wikipedia:Picture of the day/July 26, 2006 there? Thanks --Oblivious 16:58, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

I've added "It is one of the world's most densely populated city." Hope this helps. Cheers. -- PFHLai 17:06, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Oblivious 17:08, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
You are very welcome. Have a Happy Independence Day tomorrow. :-) -- PFHLai 17:11, 25 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Several days ago, I tagged Image:Ac-Cobra.1999.arp.750pix.jpg for a speedy deletion under criterion I2. You removed my tag saying, "this image is at commons, there is no media here to delete". That is actually the reason I nominated it for a speedy. Any time an image is at commons, but has a description page here, the image gets added to Special:Uncategorizedimages. The deletion of the description page will remove it from this listing. BigDT 02:46, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Aha... Now I know what you meant. I saw 'CSD I2', so I was expecting some corrupt media file to delete there. Thanks for letting me know. -- PFHLai 13:24, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Drug-eluting stent[edit]

Er, I'm not certain to whom this comment is intended. Where was the link suggested? I didn't see it. Drug-eluting stent already links to restenosis, if that's what you meant. — Knowledge Seeker 07:54, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Knowledge Seeker. Sorry for being unclear. I meant a link on DYK, as per the section heading (on your talk page). And "to prevent blockage by tissue when placed into arteries" seems a little funny to me, but I don't know how to phrase it for laymen to understand it. -- PFHLai 12:56, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. DYK just got updated. Never mind. --PFHLai 15:10, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
I tend to agree; my suggested wording was actually much simpler: "...that drug-eluting stents are devices used to open blocked arteries in the heart?" but it was not used. I thought that would make more sense and be more appealing for laypeople. Anyway, you have my permission to edit DYK entries on my articles whenever you like. Wow, DES was on the main page for over 24 hours! That's the longest any of my article's has been up; good thing that this is probably the best DYK I've ever written. — Knowledge Seeker 04:00, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I tried to tweak the line on DYK yesterday. I didn't like what I wrote, so I didn't save my changes. Anyway, it's off the MainPage now. Your article is great, BTW. Keep them coming, please. Happy editing. -- PFHLai 04:34, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

See your commons talk page[edit]

commons:User talk:PFHLai. NielsFTalk to me.. 19:58, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know, NielsF. I'll respond at WCommons. -- PFHLai 16:37, 30 July 2006 (UTC)