User talk:Prosfilaes

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Yes I, Mark L. Knowles, took this picture of deadheads at Red Rocks here: ty and peace — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grateful Deadhead (talkcontribs) 00:46, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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MBTA Map[edit]

Hi there! Thanks for your note. I'm happy to change the license to whatever is necessary. The work is entirely my own, and I'd like it to stay on Wikipedia. On my website (, all my maps are by default CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 .. but I'm happy to give special permissions as needed. I would like there to be a attribution and a link to the map's original page (, if possible. Just let me know! Citynoise (talk) 11:36, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Done! Please let me now if there's anything else. Citynoise (talk) 22:32, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

List of socialist countries[edit]

You removed the PROD on the grounds that lack of neutrality is not a reason to delete. I disagree on this point as WP:NPOV is a strict policy. And, in any case, this was just one of several stated reasons to delete. Please reconsider. Colonel Warden (talk) 11:00, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


If you looked at what was on the talk page you'd have seen that the flickr user is saying he took the photo in Feb 2007 at the Werder spring festival - a festival which doesn't take place until April, and Madonna wasn't on tour in 2007. In any case we have a WP:Reliable Source that the image was not taken by that flickr user and that the rights are owned by the Associated Press. [[1]] . I'll take it to the copyright problems page Bazzargh (talk) 17:25, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

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John Gallaher AfD[edit]

I'd invite you to revisit this AfD, as I've found evidence that Gallaher has been a finalist in several other awards including the Walt Whitman Award. Thanks, Espresso Addict (talk) 06:50, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Bagh (garden)[edit]

Information.svg Please do not delete content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Bagh (garden), without explaining the valid reason for the removal in the edit summary and discussing at the talk page. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. I know you were strongly supportive of deleting the page, but misrepresenting the consensus is unhelpful. Stifle (talk) 08:30, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I have explained it several times; this is Bagh (garden), not Bagh (word). What bagh means in Turkish might not be completely out of line on Bagh, but it has nothing to do with Bagh (garden). If you'll note the AfD, there was a movement to continue to delete Bagh (word) as a whatever because it was so bad, even if Bagh (garden) was acceptable.
I furthermore take offense to the fact that the edit summaries go
→Etymology: delete text; not a dictionary
rv. You must not put the existence of something to vote and then so blatantly change the nature of the entry on which people had been voting!!!! Please have respect for others!!!!
this isn't Bagh (word), which was going to get deleted, and this isn't a dictionary. None of this entomological trivia has any place here
You are acting against the will of the community. If you have a point, lay it out in the talk page and let the community decide
I note nothing in his responses that pertains to content, and it starts out by saying that changing the article content lacks respect for others, a clear violation of WP:OWN. [2] is another example of WP:OWN and borderline personal attacks. I interpret the consensus on AfD as being that Bagh (word) was crap; unlike that, Bagh (garden) might have some encyclopedic potential. Instead of more accusations about the supposed "will of the community" (coming from someone who stomped off a few months ago because his copyvios were getting deleted), I'd like to see some reason to keep that text.--Prosfilaes (talk) 11:37, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
I've reminded BF about WP:OWN. Stifle (talk) 11:40, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Peter Madden (solicitor)[edit]

Hi, I've never done a 2nd nomination before so not sure about the procedure. I did list on AfD but it disappeared. Will try again. Dreamspy (talk) 15:07, 19 April 2008 (UTC)


I wasn't trying to editorialize or present a half-truth; Most of the aircraft in our fleet are 25+ years old. We inspect them on a mandated schedule and get fined or penalized when we don't -- Just look at the recent American Airlines incident for a good example of this. AA got busted skating on maintenance and it cost them.

Airplanes are not like your car, they don't just rot away and eventually fall out of the sky when they reach some magic age. We maintain them, upgrade them, and replace parts as they age. Besides that, we don't measure their ages in years, but in pressurization cycles. A heavily-used aircraft wears out much faster than one that sits around idle. I guess I could provide some maintenance logs or something as a source, but I'm not sure I would be allowed to do that, and I don't want to risk my job.

I guess I'm unsure what you want me to do. I'm new to this whole wiki thing, I'm a pilot, and I just want to help people understand what happened without being biased or sensationalistic about it.

-- (talk) 03:16, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

2008 Hurricane Season[edit]

Hi there,

I've just started a new section on the 2008 Hurricane Season talk page to clarify why I made the change I did. Please have a look when you get a chance.

Thanks! AlexTiefling (talk) 10:48, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Delete discussion on Halichot Sadeh pdf.[edit]

Since it seems that you know Hebrew, I would ask you to consult professor Eliezer E. Goldschmidt on his e-mail: or by phone: 08-94889353, please notify me about what he says because I'm interested the article should remain accessible(maybe you know how to host it on a different address and correct the link to it). Thank You Critisizer (talk) 18:56, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Aozora Bunko[edit]

Will you please take a further look at Aozora Bunko? I hope this revision of the text is somewhat responsive to the core of critical comments you've tried to express? Perhaps you'll be able to see that I've at least tried to figure out what caused you to reference WP:COATRACK. You may notice that I've added to the categories and to the stub-tags; and maybe we can hope that these additions will attract the attention of editors willing to help improve this article.--Tenmei (talk) 19:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

move back of Saudia Flight 163[edit]

I noticed that you moved Saudia Flight 163 to Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163 on 22 April 2008. The name of the airline at the time of the accident (1980) was, in fact, Saudia (1972-1996) — not Saudi Arabian Airlines.

The commenter on the talk page who suggested that the page be moved was mistaken in suggesting this.

For consistency's sake, it's preferable to use the name of the airline at the time of the accident. For example, accidents involving Northwest Airlines during its early years use its name at that time, e.g., Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710. Could you please move the article back to its former location at Saudia Flight 163?

If you're unable to do so, I'll undertake the move myself within a week or so. If you have any concerns, please leave a note on my talk page. oh my yes (talk) 07:30, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for catching that. The article did read 'Saudia' in the past, and now only uses 'Saudi Arabian Airlines' instead of 'Saudia' in 2-3 places. This can be changed using a find and replace. If you prefer not to make the edits yourself or are unable to do so, I will do it within the next few days. Thanks, oh my yes (talk) 16:53, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Image question[edit]

Hello Prosfilaes, I noticed that you removed the image on the Grendel page. I've wondered about the image on the Grendel's mother page and subarticles as well. Can you take a look and see if you think it complies with WP policies? The image is located at:

Thanks -Classicfilms (talk) 17:55, 18 June 2008 (UTC)



Explain me, please, why did you delete wiki-links added by me in the article Esperanto. It is quite usual in Wikipedia to mark as links years, countries etc. When I see in Wikipedia a year number without link, I always think that it is a little flaw and often add the link. Why don't you like this? --D.M. from Ukraine (talk) 20:30, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the reply. I have somewhat other thought about links, but I don't insist. I'd like to note only the following:

  1. As for me, it is quite normal to create the same links in DIFFERENT SECTIONS of the same article. Maybe, a reader reads only one section and does not notice links in other sections.
  2. Explain me, please, by what a rule should we decide which years should be marked as links and which ones should not. --D.M. from Ukraine (talk) 21:28, 12 July 2008 (UTC)



Lathander has been nominated for deletion. I have noticed you working to help other D&D deity articles get kept, in the past. If there is anything you can do to improve this article so that it may be kept, please do so.  :) BOZ (talk) 06:31, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

your edits to Hurricane Gustav[edit]

The warning label you removed should be allowed.

Look at the edit history to Hurricane Katrina you'll see that a similar label was there for 2 days with no obejections.--Ted-m (talk) 03:17, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

What still remains[edit]

What do you think remain in the language proposal policy - community draft for its approval? remember, it does not matter our personal views as much, but the best arguments do. we can't afford to spend years bickering over minor details. please reply in the talk page. Crazymadlover. —Preceding undated comment was added at 02:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC).

D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 17:21, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

2nd AfD nomination of Michael Q. Schmidt[edit]

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Hurricane Hanna (2008)[edit]

If you read the talk page, we've reached an agreement (and it's backed up by Juliancolton) that the (2008) is not necessary in the name above the infobox. So please do not revert the change anymore, thanks. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 23:06, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Kamau Kambon[edit]

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You have been blocked for a period of 24 hours for edit warring on Corn (disambiguation). It is essential that you are more careful to discuss controversial changes with the user in question, rather than simply revert them repeatedly: this applies even if you think or know you are correct. Edit warring helps nobody, and actually harms the page in question, and the encyclopedia. To contest this block please place {{unblock|your reason here}} below. Tiptoety talk 03:40, 6 December 2008 (UTC)


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Request reason:

During my editing I have repeatedly posted to Talk:Corn and have tried to adapt my editing on Corn to deal with parts of my fellow editor's complaints. I don't know what I'm supposed to do when the fellow editor prefers to blindly revert every one of my changes without discussion.

Decline reason:

There are many suggestions for dealing with editing disputes at WP:DISPUTE. They will help you to cope with conflict without getting involved in edit-wars, which are disruptive and counterproductive. — FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 15:13, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

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{{unblock|Yes, I should have used the talk page more and I will discuss the problematic edits in the future.}}

Your block has now expired. Ncmvocalist (talk) 05:19, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


Your understanding of art is fundamentally scewed. Any art which abuses a child (A child cannot have the emotional maturity to allow herself to be photographed nude, never mind the sexual understanding) is not art. Its sexual abuse. This is what is at stake here. Nobody is waging some war against free speech here - we are defending the rights of the vulnerable, who are and have been exploited when they are incapable of understanding or making their own minds up on these difficult issues. I have responded on the image talk page. (talk) 03:29, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Hmong[edit]

For your interest. I've read some Chinese materials for Hmong, and adds some comments in m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia_Hmong. Feel free to have a look. - Hello World! 02:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Dwellers of the Forbidden City[edit]

Hi there. :) I noticed that you had participated in the deletion review of the module Dwellers of the Forbidden City, and helped to overturn the initial deletion. I just wanted to let you know that today, the article was successfully turned into a Good Article. :) BOZ (talk) 21:54, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

2009 AHS[edit]

Hi there

Would you be able to comment on the talkpage why ACE should be kept in the seasonal predictors part of the article please - Many thanks Jason Rees (talk) 00:24, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Hanukkah Bush[edit]

Hi. I've started a discussion regarding the Novyy God paragraph that you re-instated in Hanukkah bush at Talk:Hanukkah_bush#Novyy_God. Take care, --Igoldste (talk) 06:10, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Accumulated cyclone energy[edit]

There is a thread on WT:WPTC about this edit. Please state your point on it. Many thanks. Darren23 My Contributions 01:37, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

I have removed the section 2009 section per consensus in WT:WPTC. Cheers. Darren23 My Contributions 23:40, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

WPTC Assessment[edit]

Hi! Since you have recently posted to WT:WPTC or otherwise been involved with tropical cyclone articles, please nominate and review pages at Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Assessment so we can revive this process. Thanks in advance, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:21, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I'm not sure if we have ever met, but as I've just referred at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Shells (folk band) (2nd nomination) to a discussion that you participated in, I thought I should let you know. Apologies, as that page is very long. You can find the relevant discussion by searching on that page for discussion around the phrase "WP:DELETE". Thanks.--Epeefleche (talk) 06:32, 16 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi Prosfilaes -- sorry about failure to provide an edit summary. That book and its author got pages made and references batched all over the place in two waves, basically by two usernames -- as one editor comented, it looked pretty self-serving. I was taking Grigsby out of a list that consisted of scholarly and academic publications. DavidOaks (talk) 17:56, 25 December 2009 (UTC)


I've nominated List of former Jews, List of former Christians, and List of former Muslims together for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of former Jews.Kitfoxxe (talk) 15:34, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Esperanto article[edit]

Ethnologue is a good source according to my viewpoint on language subject, also if you want to change that, just change that, right now you are also destroying many new links I and also other persons made. So instead of just wiping everything i would prefer it if you talked to me or talked on the discussion section.

Also it just needs to give an overview. This is what ethnologue says, there is already discussion about the number of speakers in the section. In the summery it seems not useful to me to have big debates about numbers, and personally i find the etnhologue number more trustworthy than any other source i have seen. A research by one german student seems to be less trusty then this authoraty on language.

So please talk instead of undoing everything I and other people made to improve the Esperanto article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Douwebeerda (talkcontribs) 12:18, 8 January 2010 (UTC)


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Someone is after arcane US copyright info. I have asked for the hard data, and would appreciate you providing a view point when the data is provided. Thanks. :-) billinghurst sDrewth 11:01, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Acetylseryltyrosylseryliso...serine[edit]

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Wizards and David Brin[edit]

Mike Patton's opinion about the band Wolfmother is not notable enough to report in either article, nor is David Brin's opinion about the movie Wizards. This is not censorship or POV pushing, it's common sense. (Sugar Bear (talk) 00:18, 24 March 2010 (UTC))

I don't care about Mike Patton or Wolfmother. Don't post to my talk page to discuss what goes in an article; that goes in the article talk space.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:33, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

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Recent Reverts in Esperanto[edit]

Hello, the reason I changed the maximum estimate to "1000" is that is the highest figure I saw sourced elsewhere in the article. The claim as it stands now doesn't appear to have any citation whatsoever. It has to be backed up by a WP:RS or it can be challenged and deleted. Fell Gleaming(talk)

You have't answered this query, but you're still reverting out cite tags from the article. Facts must be verified, especially hard figures like you are presenting. Without a valid reference, they can be challenged and deleted. Fell Gleaming(talk) 23:16, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
The infobox is a summary of information in the article. You don't put citations in the infobox for the sake of clarity. I don't see if you insist on all the citations being duplicated in the introduction, why you can't copy them yourself?--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:18, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Dragon chess[edit]

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Quinton Hoover[edit]


I am letting you know that Quinton Hoover has been nominated for deletion again, as part of a series of AFDs based on the deletion nomination of List of Magic: The Gathering artists, as you participated in the previous AFD for Quinton Hoover. (talk) 07:05, 20 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, you may be interested in the Lovecraft discussion at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2010 July 27. --John Vandenberg (chat) 14:28, 30 July 2010 (UTC)


No problem about undoing my edit about Colin... but he is back. NHC site is having issues... TDI19 (talk) 21:41, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Both rules apply.[edit]

Although the United States notably applies the rule that all images before 1923 are public domain, they apply the life + 70 years rule in addition to it. On the other hand, if it's less than 70 years in the template, the {{possibly non-free in US}} applies. mechamind90 16:48, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

  • I've replaced the "Do not move to commons" templates with those that will actually display the year when it becomes public domain. "{{PD-USonly|expiry=January 1, 2011}}"
  • In addition, I've found a middle ground for the PD-old-70 template.
  • Finally, when a work is already PD in the source country with 70+ applied, might I suggest using {{PD-US}} instead of {{PD-art-US}}? Doing so will prevent contradiction. mechamind90 17:23, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

September 2010[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Cum shot. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If the edit warring continues, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 22:22, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

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The problem being that there are so many more people willing to block someone then to actually mediate; how much more effective it could have been to post to the talk page about the issues instead of wildly swinging a banhammer?--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:15, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, it's not like we didn't try to explain to User:DMSBel why we were reverting their edits and the content had been in place for years AFAICT. It's no surprise no one else was there to revert instead of you, if reverting what is pretty obviously vandalism in the form of censorship ends up with you being blocked. Smartse (talk) 23:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Instead of repeatedly reverting, you could have asked for help from the WikiProjects under whose aegis the page falls, WP:WikiProject Sexuality and WP:WikiProject Pornography. You also could have brought the matter to WP:RS/N when User:DMSBel continued to remove sourced material.
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Project Gutenberg[edit]

Hi there -- saw you removed the link to, reason being EL's to linklists aren't the policy. In this case: also links to other sites providing free e-books, but the main occupation is producing e-text for PG, and looking for people to help out with that. If you want, you can contact Michael (Hart) -, who personally helped setting up this site. Thanks for reconsidering... Marc ( (talk) 19:09, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Please see WP:COI. Frankly, your page doesn't sell itself well, given that it looks only like a collection of links. There are several other sites that have produced PG books that aren't linked, and I think that the article would be better served by a narrow collection of links.--Prosfilaes (talk) 05:51, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

It's about free literature - we don't sell - narrow views do enerve me - later :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcdh2010 (talkcontribs) 07:19, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Fonts in the number articles[edit]

While I don't disagree in principle with your edits at 5 (number), I do note that consistency across the number articles should be maintained. Accordingly, this is an issue probably best opened for discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numbers, so changes can be made to all numbers' infoboxes. —C.Fred (talk) 20:04, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Cum shot[edit]

How can you say I censored this article? I did not delete the picture... --Prust (talk) 01:18, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Where's the consensus?? Please be responsible. --Prust (talk) 01:41, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Issues about the article belong on article talk, not here.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:44, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Srry. --Prust (talk) 01:56, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

The Very Secret Diaries[edit]

Back in 2005, you participated in an AFD discussion this article. It was kept, but I have renominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Very Secret Diaries (2nd nomination). Robofish (talk) 01:27, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


You reverted a message at Talk:Metre which has been there since January and has presumably been seen by every editor watching that page. Whilst I don't share the sentiments expressed, I do recognize it as humour which is only mildly disparaging of some citizens of the USA. I have in the past seen far, far worse comments on talk pages that have survived and which have not produced any comment. I suspect that you may be being a little over zealous to the extent that it feels like censorship. Can I ask that you revisit that edit with slightly more rose-tinted spectacles on ? Many thanks  Velella  Velella Talk   17:11, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

It is an edit that, as you admit, is hostile to people of a certain nationality. It contributes nothing to the creation of an encyclopedia.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:41, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

book may appear without a printed ISBN[edit]

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If you choose to respond, please do so over there or here. HairyWombat 21:59, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Child protection RFDs[edit]

Just a technical correction; in your RFD at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2012 March 13#Pedophilia and child sexual abuse in fiction (which I support), you refer to the redirects at issue as "cross-wiki redirects". They're not. All of the redirects are within Wikipedia. They don't for example, redirect to another language's wikipedia or to a non-Wikipedia project like Wiktionary. I think the term you were looking for was "cross-namespace redirects". TJRC (talk) 00:19, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:41, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Please read your talk page at Wikisource.[edit]

Your contribution history at Wikisource reveals you to be an infrequent contributor there, so I am informing you here that you have received a request there. — O'Dea (talk) 00:10, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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Jefferson Bible[edit]

Why did you delete my edits, stating my source was "unreliable." My source is well documented and comes with a very reliable bibliography filled with primary sources, including Jefferson's memoirs, correspondence, and a ton of other sources both contemporary and secondary. Emperor001 (talk) 03:39, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Take it to the article talk page.--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:57, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

New message from Gareth Griffith-Jones[edit]

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Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 07:58, 29 July 2012 (UTC)


I'm afraid I find you comment that my suggestion was "inappropriate" rather impolite. There are good reasons why one might want to come to MCQ (where I am a sometime answerer). Most notably, we cannot expect contributors to use Commons, they may only be on Wikipedia; second, the header of MCQ says nothing about not asking about Commons images and the given description of "A place for help with image copyrights, tagging, STBotI, non-free content, and related questions." seems to fit just fine. Whilst Commons may be the best place to answer some questions, it should be perfectly possible to answer those about US copyright (in particular) at MCQ. Since a given question is a fait accompli, I would therefore ask that you only direct users to Commons where strictly necessary and do so in a more polite manner. Thank you. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 22:02, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

An image that's not in the public domain in the US needs to be deleted from Commons. I think you would be quite annoyed if discussions started up on Commons about Wikipedia articles that were copyvios that never got fed back to Wikipedia. If a picture is on Commons, the discussions on its copyright need to happen on Commons.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:33, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Re:Owning images[edit]

Yea, that was more of a reply to Supportstrom, but what did you mean "please don't make such changes as minor"? YE Pacific Hurricane 22:10, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Warning re edit warring[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Jones Law (Philippines). Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware, Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made; that is to say, editors are not automatically "entitled" to three reverts.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing.
See Talk:Jones Law (Philippines)#Another revert, and a warning re edit warring for discussion Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 07:37, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

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--The Olive Branch 19:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Dispute resolution discussion[edit]

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Historical usage of long-s graph[edit]

Since some approve of the graph, others don't, and I'm to close to it, I've asked for an assessment at the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard. You might want to comment there yourself. --Farry (talk) 10:15, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Minor spelling correction[edit]

You might want to replace

"as such the second statement is now mute"


"as such the second statement is now moot".

I will now leave you with the classic Ode to a spellchecker song. (smile)

The Spell-Checker Song: Owed to a Spell Czech Her

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my Rhea view,
Miss steaks aye Ken knot see.

Iran this Poe Em threw it.
Your sure lee glad two no.
It is core wrecked in every weigh,
My chequer tolled me sew.

A Czech her is a bless sing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right stiles ewe can reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen,
Is trussed two bee a Joule.
The check Ur pours o'er every word,
To Czech sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling cheque curs,
hour spelling mite decline.
If wee R. lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid two wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling,
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den,
With words sew fare too here.

2 rite with care is quite a fete,
Of witch won should bee proud;
and wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws R knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays.
Such soft wear four pea seize.
And why eye brake in 2 averse
With righting sure too please.

--Guy Macon (talk) 12:21, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

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Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Your edit warring over at Copyright status of work by the U.S. government[edit]

I see you reverted me and I'm upset by your edit summary, "revert to longer, more descriptive text," which is not a substantive explanation, IMO. What's the logic behind insisting on having the same detailed (that is, "longer, more descriptive") information in two articles on territories, and in only one article at all on states? (Consider the respective populations.) I added a little info on the states ( with the edit summary, " CA, FL incl. Page moved"), and that was reverted. I removed redundant info - redundant because it is on the page Copyright status of work by the U.S. government where it belongs, adding the edit summary, "Info in the main article. (See previous edit.) Refine wording and rm. redundancy.)". In response to the wholesale revert and obnoxious comment "unsourced and completely wrong; there is no constitutional issue, it's purely statutory" I addressed the concern and ignored the obnoxiousness. And you reverted, providing no explanation. Please engage in discussion instead of edit warring, which is when you just revert (fight), and do not communicate (cooperate) so as to try to reach consensus. If you're going to defend having information in two articles on territories, and in one article on states, then do it by discussing the merits thereof, or by reverting and discussing the merits thereof, but not by just reverting.--Elvey (talk) 06:59, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Excuse me, edit warring? I've edited that article once this year, and gripping about my edit summary is pretty outrageous when the edit I reverted said "Correction", when in fact it was a revert.--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:23, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok, there was a series of reverts that you participated in merely to the extent that you made one revert which I guess makes sense if you hadn't seen the bigger picture. I won't call it edit warring if you prefer. Now that I've tried to provide some context, and struck the 'warring', can you address my concerns with your edit?--Elvey (talk) 07:43, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
No, meaningful communication is too much to ask for, it seems. --Elvey (talk) 05:29, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Bible quotations[edit]

I've started an RfC concerning what should Wikipedia's policy be on the use of non-free Bible translations: Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 60#RfC: Use of non-free Bible translations.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 14:01, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Navboxes on author pages[edit]

Since you have over 25 edits at Talk:H. P. Lovecraft, you might want to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#Derivative works and cultural references templates regarding including navigation boxes for adaptations of and related subjects to an authors works on the author's bio page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:44, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status of work by the U.S. government[edit]

I see you reverted me and I'm upset by your edit summary, "revert to longer, more descriptive text," which is not a substantive explanation, IMO. What's the logic behind insisting on having the same detailed (that is, "longer, more descriptive") information in two articles on territories, and in only one article at all on states? (Consider the respective populations.) I added a little info on the states ( with the edit summary, " CA, FL incl. Page moved"), and that was reverted. I removed redundant info - redundant because it is on the page Copyright status of work by the U.S. government where it belongs, adding the edit summary, "Info in the main article. (See previous edit.) Refine wording and rm. redundancy.)". In response to the wholesale revert and obnoxious comment "unsourced and completely wrong; there is no constitutional issue, it's purely statutory" I addressed the concern and ignored the obnoxiousness. And you reverted, providing no explanation. Please engage in discussion. If you're going to defend having information in two articles on territories, and in one article on states, then do it by discussing the merits thereof, or by reverting and discussing the merits thereof, but not by just reverting. Can you address my concerns with your edit? --Elvey (talk) 18:10, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Bitching and Harassing[edit]

Wow. You [use the terms Bitching and Harassing] to describe the above comment of 18:10, 19 August 2013! a)Is it your contention that it's the words I just used when I tried to ask about your edit that are "Bitching and Harassing?" b)Is it your contention that the fact that I just did so here, inherently "Bitching and Harassing" no matter what words I use to do so? I ask because knowing if it's a) or b), then I can perhaps come to see a good reason for your use of those terms. Please don't reply if you're not willing to answer a) / b). If you're not willing to discuss your edit, no matter what words I use to do so, then I don't want to ask any more. --Elvey (talk) 14:18, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Jones Law (Philippines)[edit]

Talk:Jones Law (Philippines)#Topical importance re nature of and terminology describing the PhilAm War[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Jones Law (Philippines)#Topical importance re nature of and terminology describing the PhilAm War. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 01:06, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status of work by the U.S. government[edit]

Hi, Prosfilaes. Elvey and I are going back and forth on the talk page of this article, still. I'm growing weary, but he's still trying to remove the sourced material both you and I have restored, in favor of his unrelated material about states' works. Would you be willing to join the discussion? I don't know if he's unreachable or if it's just that I'm failing to reach him. I'm hoping someone else knowledgeable trying to explain from a different angle would help. He's clearly not getting it from me. TJRC (talk)

OK, I'm done battling (noun deleted) / WP-otaku -- you win, kthxbye.[edit]

I tried to add something -- which I thought was useful -- to the "Eskimo Words for Snow" article. Between Maunus and now you -- I GIVE UP. Fine. Please consider that you've merely REMOVED content, possibly useful to those looking up this entry -- you've NOT contributed, edited, cited, added, or clarified -- merely enforced, and REDUCED. [I looked up your histories -- seems you both have quite a record for controversy, and a taste for WP battle -- I'm not going there. (For chrissake, we're talking about an article about snow and linguistics -- and, btw, what I added was dead-on accurate, and then sourced. THEN you guys went and killed 3-5 paragraphs that *I* didn't write, based on me saying THEY weren't ('properly') sourced EITHER. I do NOT mean to violate guidelines, nor insult, but: could you CONTRIBUTE, FIX, ADD -- rather than (and I refer to each of your RATHER lengthy talk pages, replete with controversy, and that is NOT subjective nor personal nor insulting) -- act as fussy schoolmarms to everyone else?] Basically, you cut off the article's nose to spite your face.

DS - I quote, from your own talk page (slight paraphrase): "those who don't like unnecessary drama, shouldn't go around creating unnecessary drama". Heh. >;-) Goose. Gander. Sauce.

Think, please, about this: you, and Maunus, deleted a LOT of info. Probably almost all of which was relevant and accurate, and which was NOT from ME -- y'all just dove into delete, NOT contribute mode (deleting not just my para, but a bunch of other ones from other contributors, too. Emphasis on "contributors".

Seems like more than a few people on y'all's pages have similar observations.) Now, back up, to what you deleted: that's subtraction from WP -- not addition.

Wikipedia isn't particularly useful if self-appointed pedants go on delete-patrol for everything that's inadequately (or 'incorrectly') sourced >;-(. OTOH: it WOULD be particularly more useful if people -- such as maybe yourself -- focused on POSITIVE contributions. Fix stuff. Make it better. Vs. being righteous Wiki-cops. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A Doon (talkcontribs) 19:41, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Have fun:[edit]

Has all life on Earth descended from a single bacterium that mutated to make the final optimization in the universal genetic code? Frank Layden (talk) 03:51, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

List of aircraft accidents and incidents resulting in at least 50 fatalities[edit]

Your edits on the List of aircraft accidents and incidents resulting in at least 50 fatalities are mathematically incorrect. You are saying (for the American Airlines Flight 11 entry) that 1,600 + 81 + 11 = 1,700 as opposed to the correct math which says 1,600 + 81 + 11 = 1,692. You are also saying (for the United Airlines Flight 175) that 900 + 56 + 9 = 1,000 when the original and correct number is 965. I am considering this vandalism. Please let us let the issue drop here. Thanks and Happy New Year.--Godot13 (talk) 02:22, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

A Grammatical Exercise of an Egyptian Schoolboy.png[edit]

Mr. Prosfilaes, a couple years ago you gave me some advice regarding an image I wanted to upload. You concluded it would be safe this year, and so I uploaded the file shortly after newyears. I listed it as {{PD-old-70}}, but I just noticed a very important warning in that template: "You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States." Well, I took a look at Commons:Copyright tags#United States, but so far I'm not finding one that matches the conditions you originally described. Can you help me figure out how this file should be tagged?

Thanks, Iustinus (talk) 17:32, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

A group of people, so they[edit]


regarding this edit: if 'crew' is seen as 'the group', 'it' would be correct. However, 'crew' can also designate the people in the group, in which case 'they' is better. So, your edit makes sense, but the summary was (in my opinion) flawed.

Richard 08:35, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

"The [..] crew [...] they" should be constructio ad sensum, which often is considered to be an error. "crew" is a singular noun (the plural is "crews"), thus requires a singular pronoun ("it" - as "he" and "she" shouldn't fit). But well... -eXplodit (talk) 07:48, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Languages of The United States[edit]

Sorry, I didn't know where the template was located... Also, my edit didn't violated WP:Crystal --Prcc27 (talk) 03:09, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Go and[edit]

read this[3] instead of undoing edits you don't know....William 20:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't care what any WikiProject says if it involves posting knowingly false material. That template says "Incidents resulting in at least 50 deaths shown in italics"; so long as it says that, it's a lie for those incidents not to be in italics.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:36, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm WilliamJE. I noticed that you made a comment on the page Template:Aviation accidents and incidents in 1982 that didn't seem very civil, so it has been removed. Wikipedia needs people like you and me to collaborate, so it's one of our core principles to interact with one another in a polite and respectful manner. If you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Your edit summary is a personal attack and uncalled for. ...William 14:18, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

You mean a personal attack like the last post on my talk page? You repeatedly changed a page so it contained lies. Repeatedly. I'm not sure how I was supposed to be nicer to you.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not attack other editors. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Any further attacks on me will get you reported to Wikipedia authorities, either ANI or an administrator. ...William 20:32, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

When I tell you you're adding falsehoods to an article, comment on the content.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Have not introduced any falsehoods. You have however accused me three times falsely of something. I'm getting an administrator....William 21:20, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For your excellent comment on medical imaging here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 18:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Zero Hour![edit]

See edit comment re: "plane". This has nothing to do with Americanisms. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Young (longevity claims researcher) (2nd nomination) EEng (talk) 01:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:32, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

File:Andre Lambert Footjob 1917.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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Esperanto and Criticism[edit]

Hello, i'm the author of this edit you've undone here Undid revision 698119454 by (talk); You said the reason was "too argumentative in a section about criticism". Here's what two Esperanto learners from Duolingo commented on my fb post about this: "I like your version a LOT better. The version on the page now seems irrational, just another way for skeptics to insult Esperanto." and "Too argumentative in a section about criticism, it's a bit ironic... Is it better to criticise without arguments?". If there's a criticism section I believe, in order to be serious and objective, that there should be both points of view (separated or every critic followed with an objective countercritic as I think I did for example).

The French article about Esperanto does not show any criticism section but they do have a separated article only about it (with counterarguments to see both views and let the reader know and maybe even choose). The Spanish and English wikipedias show that section in the main article about esperanto, and they also have separated articles for further (almost repeated) criticism.

Well, that said, as i posted on fb too, I do not understand why there is not a criticism section for the main articles about English, Spanish, French, etc., big ethnic languages that are playing a role they weren't born for... a role as international (or interpeoples/interethnic) communication tool. There's a lot writen about inequalities in so many fields caused by this role playing, even university lectures. Do you think the Spanish Wikipedia editors would accept that section for every article about those three languages? One year ago i saw this article, for me very interesting when i read it for the first time 4 years ago, being speedy deleted. The reason was "not relevant because I can't find any thesis or many articles about this report on the internet" (so articles are relevant only if you find thesis about it? why not adding a button "you've reached the end of the article, do you think this was relevant to you?" and let readers decide?). I guess they didn't quite like the conclusion from that economist and the wanted it out of view.

Alekso92 (talk) 16:36, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Take it to the Talk page, not the User page.--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:54, 15 January 2016 (UTC)