User talk:R0pe-196

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Vandalism Apparent on Stephen Hawking Entry[edit]

R0pe-196 changed a few barely-noticeable areas in Stephen Hawking at 12:01 on 18 November 2008.

R0pe-196, please do not vandalise entries on Wikipedia. This is part of why it is not recognised as a valid academic source. Please keep your edits clean, to-the-point, and helpful.

Thank you,


Dash Merc (talk) 21:28, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi. The only thing I changed, were 3 vandalizing edits by an IP adress. [1]. I can't see, where I did anything wrong. User Thingg only reverted one edit of that's why some of the vandalizing was still in the text. --R0pe-196 (talk) 23:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
My apologies for assuming. I'm still not quite used to the system here, so I find it slightly confusing to track edits accurately. Please forgive my accusation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dash Merc (talkcontribs) 14:28, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Japanese railway signals[edit]

Hello, I have read your edit summary of Japanese railway signals. I am the translator of the article from jawp. Do you need explanation of the term "kuru kuru pā"? What do you want? Indeed, the term was seemed to be too vulgarly and was removed from the article on jawp. Therefore I have also been thinking whether I should remove the term or not from enwp.--Tam0031 (talk) 17:04, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your answer. I wasn't concerned about it to be vulgarly. But non-Japanese people don't know what "kuru kuru pā" means in English (including me), that's why non-Japanese don't understand why it is vulgarly. Maybe you can explain it somehow? --R0pe-196 (talk) 22:44, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, the term "kuru kuru pā" means stupid, foolish or sometimes it is used to discriminate a mentally handicapped person. It should never be used in public documents, and major Japanese dictionaries don't include the term but most native Japanese speakers can understand its meaning. It is true that railfans and railway staffs call the rotating type obstruction warning signal as "kuru kuru pā", but I think it is very hard to find its citation.--Tam0031 (talk) 14:46, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season. Guettarda (talk) 06:05, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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