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Hello Pikks! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:19, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
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Please check back on Template:Did you know nominations/Glamourina - let's see how it goes!

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The best way to contact Chzz is IRC (text-chat), here  · Second-best is my talk page · Third-best is email Chzz@live.co.uk
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 Chzz  ►  01:29, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello Pikks, just dropped by to say hi, and congratulations for your edits, I noticed you made great contributions in a really short time! We've both been helped/nurtured by Chzz, so that's only natural! By the way, it's nice to see another Italian active on en.wiki (and crosswiki too). If you need assistance and can't find Chzz, you can try to ask me (talk page or IRC), I'll try to help. Have fun editing! Zidanie5 (talk) 06:09, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Glamourina for deletion[edit]

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DYK for Glamourina[edit]

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DYK for Paleodictyon nodosum[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Joanna Horodyńska[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Association of Applied Biologists[edit]

Hi Pikks. You have moved my page because I need to edit it to raise it's standard and I can't find it. Please help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CBethanH (talkcontribs) 10:54, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for writing. I marked the articles as copyright violation and I deleted only the copyrighted text. However I did not delete the article. As you can see [[1]] the article has been deleted 2 times. The first time by Nyttend and the second time by Salvio giuliano. In Wikipedia no copyrighted text can be put. It is a very serious matter. At this point I suggest you to: or re-write the article and submit it for review (of course without copied text) or take the article that has been undeleted. You can find it [[2]]. Please make sure that there is no text copied from other sources. If you have questions please ask. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 13:49, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Miasto Kobiet[edit]

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Morrnah's ho'oponopono[edit]

Aloha Pikks, mahalo for yr interest in genuine ho'oponopono. Together with Makana Chai, Honolulu, I created the articles about ho'oponopono and Morrnah Simeona in English, later translated them in German in French. Meanwhile there exists also a translation in Polish by Anna. Would you mind helping us to put it in life on the pl-WP? It is already written in html, so just open up the article in pl-WP as a stub (Lemma plus one sentence), then I can fill in easily the text and the pictures. After this pls take care that no one is vandalising the Polish version (I can't do this as I don't speak Polish, Anna has not enough time). Surely Makana and me would be very pleased if you would find the time to translate the articles in Italian and Sicilian. Maluhia Michael Micklei (talk) 11:37, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Aloha, I can surely help with that. I saw that few days ago somebody started the Italian version, however it is less than a stub. It needs to be done well in order for it to stay there. However I prefer to think about one thing at a time, so I would start with the Polish version. I can see that the article pl:Ho'oponopono doesn't exist yet. Please explain what should be done, because you mention about some existing html. Do you mean that the article already exists somewhere and it just needs to be added to PL-wiki? Or should I start the article translating the English version? --★ Pikks ★ MsG 11:54, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
The article pl:Ho'oponopono existed on my hard disk only, as Anna Kligert translated it (she is Polish) and I made the complete html for WP. Filling in of the article is DONE. Now it's yr turn to correct and add. :-) Instead of Sicilian I meant Sardinian :-)) --Michael Micklei (talk) 13:13, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you :)) I'll take care of it. I had the chance to participate in Anna's seminars 2 times, if you tell her if she remembers some Italian guy in her lessons, she for sure will. She knows I was and still am searching for Pacifica Seminars instructors that teach the ancient Morrnah's Ho'oponopono in Italian and/or English in Europe even better if in Italy. Maybe you know? And yes... After the Polish one will be stable/fine for some time I can start thinking about the Italian and Sardinian versions :) --★ Pikks ★ MsG 13:24, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Aloha, you are already busy with Poland - and somebody else too! Pls consider: Anna Kligert is a wonderful person and teacher, but she is not the only one of Pacifica Seminars, even the last years it seemed like this, as I did not do much public advertising but worked silently behind the stage for a special reason. May be more infos later, as this is changing now. Anna organized a few classes for Morrnah in Poland (with 700 people!) and began teaching since around 10 years. Actually she is following consequently what Morrnah has given to Pacifica Seminars. Therefore not to mention her personal name, but the one of Pacifica Seminars only. Mahalo. --Michael Micklei (talk) 15:07, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Aloha, I agree with you. I removed the personal name and written instead "Pacifica Seminars" members. I think it would be a good idea to add, as soon as we have the right references, the names of the Pacifica Seminars members that teach Ho'oponopono. What do you think? Mahalo --★ Pikks ★ MsG 16:48, 30 December 2011 (UTC) -- I work on it --Michael Micklei (talk) 09:11, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Morrnah's bio[edit]

Aloha Pikks, if you open up the Lemma "Morrnah Simeona" (not "Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona") at the pl-WP, I can fill in the Polish text immediately, same procedure as for → ho'oponopono. ok? And Mahalo --Michael Micklei (talk) 09:11, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Aloha, yes it will be a pleasure. It is better if you publish it when I am online so that I can take action immediately. If you see this message within 30 minutes from now you can publish it, otherwise better today evening or tomorrow, because I will go out soon. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 09:21, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Already done, was more easy than I thought. Happy New Year, Pikks, Greetings to Ukraine --Michael Micklei (talk) 09:46, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Happy New Year from Ukraine too :) O ka maluhia no me oe' --★ Pikks ★ MsG 09:55, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Muroball[edit]

To Whom It May Concern-

I recently submitted an article for the game that my family and invented called muroball. It was denied due to not having sources or references. Unfortunately, there is no references. By the information provided, it was a game we invented at a YMCA on a whim. I am not quite sure where to go from here. Your assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Antonio

Hello Antonio, This is the link to the article. As you can see there are no references. The article can be approved if there are independent sources (eg. web site, newspapers, magazines) that talk about that game. If you can find the right sources you can resubmit the article for review. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 09:17, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

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Review of Pieter Louis Le Roux[edit]

Thank you so much for doing these reviews. There is something wrong with my article because it shows up as blank. When I go to the edit page all the text is at the bottom of the edit page. Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Pieter_Louis_Le_Roux&action=edit.

How fo I fix this and get it created? ShiningWolf (talk) 04:09, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello, your article starts here: {{Infobox Person and finishes here: missionaries in South Africa]]. At the top you can leave the {{AFC submission|d|blank|ts=20120103115744|u=ShiningWolf|ns=5}} template. Remove all the rest ans save it. When you are ready to submit it for review, add the Articles For Creation submit template and save it. It should be ok. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 08:13, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the help Pikks, I have resubmitted. ShiningWolf (talk) 11:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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Rollback[edit]

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I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is because after a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback correctly: for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck and thanks. —Tom Morris (talk) 05:47, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 08:05, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Your review at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/William Harness[edit]

You guys really are destroying the whole point of Wikipedia and I see its gradual demise thanks to such policies. The purpose of Wikipedia began as a process between users and now self-important people like yourself turn into mini-tyrants who take control of a process that was once open.

How can you claim that my sources are unreliable?????? The source which is quoted is a book about the subject by a recognized author of significance!!!!!!!

Well, you can thank yourself for your sloppy, uneducated standard which has now turned me off Wikipedia for good. What I wrote was a good article about an important man and now, thanks to you, people will continue to be ignorant of his contribution. What a joke Wikipedia has become!

If you took the time to do your research you would find that Reverend L'Estrange, far from being an unreliable source, has written a number of good books about interesting Victorian Era authors.

I will now stop contributing to Wikipedia. Why should I, as a professional biographer, take the time to share this information with others if people like you are going to stand in the way. Thanks, and good bye Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirbycairo (talkcontribs) 15:59, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for your message. The source can be good or bad, I don't know since I cannot find information about it. Does it really exist? What is that? Is it a magazine, book, TV program, document, web site? The only information in the reference is "Quoted in L’Estrange, page 4". The reference should allow everybody to find the information in the article. I tried to search it on google (see here), but without luck. There is no information of what l'Estrange is. The article is not deleted, it is just declined. After you correct the references you can re-submit it for review. When using this kind of references, please use the cite templates. You can find the list on the Wikipedia:Citation_templates page. The references should respect the WP:VERIFY criteria. If the subject is notable I am sure you can find also additional references apart from l'Estrange. Please let me know if you have more questions. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 17:45, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

roel files[edit]

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DYK for Volunia[edit]

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Thanks, replied. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 13:48, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Crissi Cochrane[edit]

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DYK nomination for Crissi Cochrane[edit]

Hello! I've edited the Crissi Cochrane article with additional information. The article should now meet the 1500 character minimum for the DYK nomination. Ceigareit (talk) 18:04, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. It will be checked here --★ Pikks ★ MsG 19:04, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Volunia[edit]

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DYK nomination of Crissi Cochrane[edit]

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DYK for Crissi Cochrane[edit]

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Your review at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Gitikantha Mazumdar[edit]

I created and submitted a page about the Indian author Mr Gitikantha Mazumdar. This article currently at an unpublished state due to lack of reliable sources for verification. Well I only found this one source, http://www.banglaacademy.in/gallery.php?u_pg=6 . The article is based on my interview with him. I hope this will will be sufficient for the article to publish. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parinday (talkcontribs) 02:30, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

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Sourced statement[edit]

I've added a sourced statement to Volunia, may be that the whole article needs to be reviewed, especially verb tenses and to re-evaluate the inclusion in the web search engine list. Since it appears you were interested and also proposed the article for DYK section, I recommend you to read Marchiori's letter in full. --M/ (talk) 18:19, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, just replied on the talk page. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 18:41, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Massimo Marchiori[edit]

Hi. User:Lfstevens copy edited it the other day from the tag, so I'll remove it from the GOCE requests page now. The quote is fine as it is. You don't need to use a template like {{quotation}} or anything else for something as short as that. Rgds, --Stfg (talk) 18:15, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Translation of 95 year old philosophy.[edit]

Greetings,

I am trying to get a team together who would finally translate "Sistema di logica come teoria del conoscere" into English. I thought Wikipedia's list of Italian-to-English translators might be a good group to 'hit up' on this subject. If personal assistance cannot be provided, perhaps suggestions or helping point me in the right direction of who might be willing to help? Best regards & thank you. Nagelfar (talk) 05:29, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Fashion blogggers template[edit]

Hello! It seems there has been some misunderstanding about Zoetica Ebb - thought I'd clear it up with you before replacing her name in the template. She indeed runs a fashion blog in which she does post her own fashions - in more than one place, actually: http://coilhouse.net/category/whats-zo-wearing/ http://suicidegirls.com/news/tags/zoetica/ Hope that helps! Feather Jonah (talk) 02:37, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello, I understand she wears her own outfits sometimes, but see how the typology of her blog is so different from the rest. If somebody clicks on her name, this person is redirected to her article. In the article there is written that she is a "artist, photographer, writer, model and alternative culture personage". The only thing about fashion blogging is the sentence "as well as a photographer for SuicideGirls[9] (where she also ran a fashion blog column titled What's Zo Wearing)". The template "fashion bloggers" should add value for the people that are looking for "fashion bloggers and stylists that wear the outfits they create and show them on their blog". As I can see here, there is no such a thing in her blog. And if there is something it's difficult to find. The links you gave are other blogs, not Zo's. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 06:38, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
She works for both of those sites, so those are her own columns with the pictures of her outfits - it's not someone else writing about her (you can even see her name credited as the author).Feather Jonah (talk) 16:05, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi, yes, I believe it and I see it. However this is not the purpose of this template. Take a look at the other people of this template. They all are fashionistas, they are the main subject of their blog. Zoetica doesn't fall in this category. I would propose to add Zoetica in a photographer template, not this fashion blogger's template.
Let me explain better. Let's assume we have the Michelle Obama and she writes a blog. Her blog is about beauty and cosmetics. She posts several times a week, however once per month she posts her photos wearing her clothes. Michelle would not fall under this template.
Another example. We have some famous journalist for The Time. This journalists writes a blog about fashion. This journalist sometimes posts her photos with her clothes and writes where the clothes are from. This journalist writes a blog about fashion. So is a fashion blogger, but she would not fall into this category.
Third and last example. We have Tavi Gevinson, she writes a blog where she showcases her creations, her outfits, she writes were those clothes are from. She became famous because of this blog. This is the main topic. She falls into this category and she can stay in this template. --★ Pikks ★ MsG 17:03, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

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