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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

You wrote, on the talk page: I removed a manually inserted Category:Possible copyright violations from the article. If someone thinks this article indeed violates a copyright, tag it with the copyvio template. -Poli 07:54, 2005 Jun 26 (UTC) You might have let me know, since I made it quite clear why i had inserted the tag rather thn the full template. But since you insist, the template will be used. DES 4 July 2005 23:34 (UTC)

  • I did post it in the article's talk page, I suppose I should have posted it on your talk page, too. Well, the process for possible Copyright violation problems in Wikipedia:Copyright_problems makes it clear that the ((copyvio)) template should be used. Manually inserting the category was only half-way on the process and got no solution within the 11 days it remained that way. Only minutes after you tagged it with ((copyvio)), the talk page had 2 comments about it, and it was removed, as you can see in the article's talk page. The copyvio makes it much easier to find.-Poli 2005 July 5 04:11 (UTC)
    • And I suppose I should have watched the EB1911 page. But the Wikipedia:Copyright_problems page says to use the ((copyvio)) tag and blank the articel only when ALL of the content on a page is a copyvio. It is not clear what to do when it appars that much, but not all, of the content is a copyvio. That was, I thought the situation here. That, plus not being quite sure that this was a copyvio was why i acted as I did. DES 5 July 2005 04:25 (UTC)

Whites[edit]

Hi Poli. I've noticed that you've inserted an image of Mariska Hargitay into this article. Don't you think you're being a little too bold, because everybody knows what a white person looks like. Thanks, --Gramaic | Talk 07:59, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello Gramaic. To tell you the truth I just got by that article and I thought it could benefit aesthetically from an image. I had no intention of being that bold about the characteristics of a white person, but now that you named it, I think you are right. I just need to think about something better to improve the article. Thanks, Poli (talk • contribs) 08:07, 2005 July 11 (UTC)
Thank you Poli. Keep up the good work with this article :). Regards, --Gramaic | Talk 03:08, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Copy-edit[edit]

Hi, Poli! Thanks for the copy-edit on my user page. I had thought about doing so myself, but I guess I was too lazy. :) Regards, Sango123 22:04, July 23, 2005 (UTC)

Hi Sango! I got to your page from the RfA article, and, by the way, I think you will be a very fine adition to the admin team. One of my most active jobs has been to fix date formatting, inclunding once in the Main Page, first because I thought it was a good idea, then because I selected some weird format preference and happened to like it! :) So, everytime I pass by some date, I promptly note if it isn't following my (at first) weird preference, and get it formatted. :) Well, I might be the first to congratulate you on adminship, but as I think you are already there anyway, congratulations!!! See you around, and keep up the good work.-Poli (talk • contribs) 22:22, 2005 July 23 (UTC)

IDRIVE[edit]

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You showed support for This week's Improvement Drive.
This week South America was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the welcome! Frühstücksdienst 05:35, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello, and Thank You[edit]

Thank you for your welcome, Poli.

Though...hm...if you don't mind me asking...how the heck did you find me? What few times I edit anything, I forget to sign in at least half the time.

Kell 06:07, July 25, 2005 (UTC)


Hello Kell! It seems that you are a natural Wikipedian! You sure found your way in the Encyclopaedia. :) People who are new to Wikipedia and the whole Wiki concept most of the times are shy to start editing and using Wikipedia, so, we have created the Welcoming commitee, where we always search for new users and try to welcome them to make them feel more comfortable with the editing schema. One of the best way to find them is to use the "Recent Changes" on the navigation menu on the left. There you can see every single change that was made to Wikipedia in the time interval you choose. New users are somewhat easy to spot because their "talk" link shows in red, meaning that their Talk page is empty. Oh, I forgot to mention: you too can become a part of any project or any committee in Wikipedia, don't be shy to include yourself on the list! :) See you!-Poli (talk • contribs) 06:13, 2005 July 25 (UTC)


Ah. That's how you found me, then. Thanks for the welcome, to both you and the Committee. ASL 07:07, 25 July 2005 (UTC)
Yes, yes, precisely. :) ARe you enjoying Wikipedia so far? If I can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!!! See you!-Poli (talk • contribs) 07:26, 2005 July 25 (UTC)

IDRIVE templates[edit]

Hi, Poli. Thanks for your note. I've been only vaguely aware of "subst", but I will try it next week. I appreciate the tip and your help. Maurreen 06:53, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

If I can you help in any way, please don't hesitate to ask! :) -Poli (talk • contribs) 07:52, 2005 July 25 (UTC)
Thanks very much for your offer! I will keep it in mind. Maurreen 07:55, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Hello,
thanks for the welcome! I'm already an active wikipedian on the Italian wiki; I think my English is not good enough to contribute here, I'm only adding interwikis here and there when I remember to do it!
best, --Marco Bonavoglia 07:42, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello Marco! Welcome to en.wikipedia! :) I do some interwiki myself too, and it is a very important part of Wikipedia, so please keep up the good work! I know some italian, mostly I can understand some italian, so if I can be of any help, please drop me a line! See you.-Poli (talk • contribs) 07:48, 2005 July 25 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Seems like you have already been thanked enough, but I might as well add to the list. I have actually been around for a couple months now, just reading about wikis and what to do to create my own wiki. I just decided to ask a question now, which is why I signed up. Thanks again. Jediarchives11 16:46, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

COngratulations on your decision to create an account! It is the best way to "feel the full wiki experience". :) If you have questions or doubts, please don't hesitate to ask!-Poli (talk • contribs) 21:48, 2005 July 25 (UTC)

More thanks![edit]

Thank you for the welcome - i'm enjoying my time here so far :-) Dan 00:02, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

I am glad to hear that! :) If I can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to ask!-Poli (talk • contribs) 00:04, 2005 July 26 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the welcome. I have been editing. Mostly the webcomics page. I feel stupid for not joining up earlier... --Kainee 04:38, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Well, having an account has many benefits and I hope you enjoy them! If you need any assitance, please don't hesitate to help! Happy wiki-ing!-Poli (talk • contribs) 04:43, 2005 July 26 (UTC)
Thanks again! Hrm... I think I already ran into an edit war though... I did not expect that. Meh, I'll live. The article might suffer from it though. I guess people take edits personally. --Kainee 06:12, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the welcome Poli! I love this place :-) Anders Nilsson 21:13, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

You are welcome! I hope you enjoy Wikipedia even more now that you have an account! :) Poli (talk • contribs) 21:16, 2005 July 26 (UTC)

Sango's RfA[edit]

Pie for you!

Hi, Poli. Thank you for supporting my RfA! I am honored to have your endoresment and hope to live up to your praise as an admin. Sango123 01:35, July 27, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the welcome note, Poli. I hope adding a new comment is the right way to reply...

Kevin 05:46, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Sure it is! When you leave a message in someone's talk page, the colored "new message" box appears and it can be easily spotted. Enjoy your stay and if I can help in any way, just contact me, you know how. ;) Poli (talk • contribs) 05:58, 2005 July 27 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the nice and really helpfull note Poli.

Tabraiz

Tabraiz


You are welcome, Tabraiz! If you need help, contact me, ok? Hope to see you wiki-ing around!-Poli (talk • contribs) 07:58, 2005 July 27 (UTC)

Ahoy[edit]

Hi Poli, thanks for that warm welcome (as restated from hundreds of messages above). I've sort of been on the fringes of the wiki craze, but I've pulled through.

bluecricket


Resistance is futile :) Good to know that you decided to be assmilated... if I can be of any help, just ask (you know where ;) ). See you.-Poli (talk • contribs) 03:06, 2005 July 28 (UTC)

Thanks plus a question.[edit]

Thanks for the warm welcome you gave me, Poli! I have a question for you, if you wouldn't mind answering it. Could a user be reprimanded for editing a particular article too many times? I know the fewer edits, the better, but I'd like to clarify this so I can keep it in mind.

Joshfist 02:31, 2005 July 28 (UTC)


Hello Joshfist! Wikipedia has no restriction whatsoever on the number of edits you make to an article. As a matter of fact, if you find out a wrong or missing comma or something you don't think is right, Be Bold! and fix it. The only restriction for number of edits exists if there is a fight for some part of or the whole article or some information in it. In these cases, beware of the three reverts rule and discuss the matter on the article's talk page. Hope that was what you asked. :) If it wasn't, just ask again. :) -Poli (talk • contribs) 02:59, 2005 July 28 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the welcome and info! Frühstücksdienst 03:30, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

You are welcome. If you need something, just ask on my talk page, you know how.:) Happy wiki-ing!-Poli (talk • contribs) 03:33, 2005 July 28 (UTC)

Sasquatch's RfA[edit]

Thanks for your support on my RfA! Happy editting! SasquatchTC 04:55, July 28, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi, Poli. Thank you for your support in my RfA. I shall do my very best to live up to your vote of confidence. Thanks again! Redux 01:49, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Guidance[edit]

Ciao, Poli. It seems everyone you welcome thanks you for it; I can hardly buck such a clear trend. Thanks for welcoming me, Poli. After a few edits here and there I discovered the Special:Newpages and Special:Recentchanges pages, and decided to do a little pruning in the garden. If you happen to get a chance, perhaps you could take a look at the way I tagged some articles. I'm definitely still learning the ropes. (Only if you happen to get the chance, otherwise, don't worry about it.) Cheers! LisaCarrol 06:10, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the welcome Poli. Steve 13:34, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you for helping me get promoted to an Admin! Thunderbrand 15:20, July 31, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your vote of support on my recent RfA. I was quite surprised by the amount of support I received, and wish to extend my thanks to you for taking the time to support my nomination for adminship. -- Longhair | Talk 12:11, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Origami[edit]

Yes, Poli, it's obviously the bird... in Portuguese, its name would be "grou".

But now, I've also learnt to build other things by folding paper. Like boxes, for example. I even asked my mother to give me, as a birthday gift, the book "Fabulous Amazing Boxes", in which there are many models of modular origami boxes, it's sooooooooo beautiful!

Anyway, the crane (grou) will always be my favourite, because it was the first model I learnt to fold! :-D

Bye,

Milena

kmccoy's RFA[edit]

Hey, Poli,

Thanks a lot for your support on my RFA.  :) kmccoy (talk) 03:44, 4 August 2005 (UTC)


RFA[edit]

Gratias ago pro tibi sufragiam. (How do you say? Thank you for your vote, Muchas graciaas por su voto ). --Jondel 05:19, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Thank you for supporting my recent RfA. I was surprised and humbled by the number of positives votes. I'll be monitoring RfA regularly from now on and will look for a chance to "pay it forward". Cheers, --MarkSweep 02:30, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

IDRIVE[edit]

subst:

You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Hi, Poli. I appreciate your tip. I have a lot to learn about templates. Maurreen (talk) 19:43, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Latin America[edit]

You have voted for South America on Wikipedia:This week's improvement drive a few weeks ago. Now Latin America is nominated. Hope you can help us again by voting for Latin America. --Fenice 07:59, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Dino Campana clean up[edit]

Hello, a while back (June) you marked the Dino Campana article for clean up (I just noticed it), could you give me some idea of what you had in mind? Thanks.E. abu Filumena 05:32, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

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WP:MIND 06:18, 21 September 2005 (UTC)[edit]

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Belated thanks for the welcome[edit]

Hi Poli, please accept my belated thanks for your welcoming user:Erkabo on July 25.

Being new to the Wikipedia I first thought it was a program that welcomed me and only later found out that it was A HUMAN WHO I DO NOT KNOW AND WHO IS NOT BEING PAID FOR IT welcoming me.

There are surely not many places in the world, where this is likely to happen! So thanks to you again and three cheers to the Wikipedia!

Rolf of Erkabo 08:04, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Poli, nimm meinen verspäteten Dank bitte auch auf Deutsch. Gratuliere zu dem reichen Schatz an Sprachkenntnissen! Dem Mathematik-Freund empfehle ich "unseren" Artikel Floer homology (von dem ich überhaupt garnichts verstehe) und Andreas Floer, an dem mein Herz hängt und der natürlich zur Zeit noch in Arbeit ist. Herzlich, Rolf von Erkabo 08:15, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

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Version 1.0 "Release Version Qualifying"[edit]

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WP 1.0[edit]

I thought since you are interested in this project you might be interested to see a CD version of en now exists see Wikipedia:Wikipedia-CD/Download & 2006 WP CD Selection. This is being discussed on the 1.0 project pages but progress breeds enthusiasm so I thought I would let you know. --BozMo talk 09:09, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Libya[edit]

Hi,

I've recently added Libya to the list of featured article candidates. Overall the candidature is going well with many of the objections now sorted out. The final concrete objection is with the article's prose. I have been the main contributor to the article and have been looking at it for the previous 9 - 10 months. My eyes no longer see it freshly, so I am not a suitable copy-editor!

To meet the final demand of copy editing, I have been advised to ask different people to edit parts of the article.

I would really love to get this article featured as you can probably see from the page's history! I've worked very hard on it and I see this as possibly being the final hurdle.

You can see the prose objections, mostly raised by Sandy, on the candidature page. If you have the time, please choose a section (Politics, Religion, Culture etc.) and copyedit, perfect, ace it! I would be very grateful with any help I can get.

Thanks a lot,

--Jaw101ie 16:51, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Untagged image[edit]

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the Public Policy Initiative Assessment Team wants You![edit]

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