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This represents everything from 2008 through November. This tries to cut the main talk page down to about the last 25 entries and keeps the conversation flowing.

Image:LiIon_300x165.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:LiIon_300x165.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. MECUtalk 21:09, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Black days template[edit]

TfD nomination of Template:Black days[edit]

Template:Black days has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. — DodgerOfZion (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Template: Area code footer[edit]

I would appreciate your feedback at Template talk:Area code footer. Perhaps there is an alternative to taking this to TfD.
Regards,
--JKeene (talk) 21:10, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:FIPS3[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:FIPS3 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes.

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:FIPSStateItem[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:FIPSStateItem requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes.

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:FIPS Place States[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:FIPS Place States requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes.

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:49, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Area code footer[edit]

Template:Area code footer has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you.
--JKeene (talk) 03:38, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:MarchMonCalendar[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:MarchMonCalendar requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:54, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:MaySatCalendar[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:MaySatCalendar requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:01, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Jack Webb 250.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Jack Webb 250.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content carefully, then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies for fair use. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot (talk) 22:32, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:OctoberFriCalendar[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:OctoberFriCalendar requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 04:12, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:PLUS_Logo_60x40.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:PLUS_Logo_60x40.jpg. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in Wikipedia articles constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use. Suggestions on how to do so can be found here.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Project FMF (talk) 23:21, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:User classes[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:User classes requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:56, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:UL_100x50.jpg[edit]

I have tagged Image:UL_100x50.jpg as {{no rationale}}, because it does not provide a fair use rationale. If you believe the image to be acceptable for fair use according to Wikipedia policy, please provide a rationale explaining as much, in accordance with the fair use rationale guideline, on the image description page. Some examples can be found at Wikipedia:Use rationale examples. Please also consider using {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Non-free. Thank you. Project FMF (talk) 14:14, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:AugustSunCalendar[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:AugustSunCalendar requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 04:30, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Cream skimming[edit]

Paul, I'm concerned that this article comes across as an excuse to level charges at a specific company, or at least takes a particular point of view. Furthermore, we need some verification that the specific phrase "cream skimming" is notable and in common usage. I think you can fix this, but it does need fixing. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 17:50, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, the sourcing is getting better — I think you were posting more as I was posting my original message. It might help if you could find an additional source from sme sort of news media, especially one that specifically uses the phrase "cream skimming." But you seem to be headed in the right direction. Just watch the POV. Hey, you've been around WP even longer than I have, so you know the drill. (By the way, the tabs deal you have at the top of this page is neat! Is that a script or something I can grab?) - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 17:56, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. By the way, I just saw the phrase used in the School vouchers article (see the "opponents" section), so you might want to work that in. Also found this in reference to health insurance: [1] I think we can now safely establish that the phrase is in widespread use. I don't have time to work this stuff in myself - gotta go back to work. BTW, thanks for the tabs info. A new project for me to work on! - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 19:01, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

I have used the codes on Wikipedia:Tutorial/TabsHeader to create Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh/Deshipidian tabs. But, I can't get the edit tag to show along with headers on the pages I used it in. Can you help? Aditya(talkcontribs) 17:12, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

You see, on Wikipedia you get little "edit tags" ([edit]) on the right hand side of every header and sub-header. It makes editing much easier, especially for longer pages. But, when I use the tab codes, that [edit] tag vanishes. It did on you talk page, too. Wikipedia:Tutorial/TabsWithEdit supposedly should help at that, but I couldn't figure out how to make that work. It could be a bug in the codes. I don't know who created the codes and can't get directly to that person. Would you take a look at the problem? Aditya(talkcontribs) 03:18, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

PageTabsWithEdit[edit]

Hi, I created Template:PageTabsWithEdit to help out Aditya Kabir with Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh/Deshipidian tabs. If I goofed something up, please go ahead and fix it! >:-o)  ;-) RichardF (talk) 01:56, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Pictures of you[edit]

Hi. Would you mind if I deleted the B&W and Sepia images of you? You are using the color ones, but the others don't really seem to have any value, and if you are not going to use them, then there doesn't seem to be a point. I guess it doesn't hurt to just leave them, but if you could find a way to use them somehow it would be better. Thanks. MECUtalk 13:53, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I originally did a B&W, Sepia and Color picture for the article on Sepia tone, to show the difference between sepia and black and white, also, because someone had used a Playboy playmate for a previous example, which would not qualify for fair use. Since then, someone else found a better picture (something nonspecific if I remember correctly) for sepia tone. This means that I no longer need the B&W or Sepia Images. As noted above, if you had marked them for deletion I would not need to do anything, but I see that - perhaps out of respect - you asked me first. If you have administrator priveleges or otherwise can delete photos, I have no problem with the deletion of the black and white and sepia images and you may do a speedy or immediate delete on those two. As you noted, I am still using the color image, so of course I would object to deletion of the color image (but as you said you were not raising an issue of the color image I presumed you were not planning to do so anyway, but when it comes to something as permanent as an erasure I tend to be anal retentive in being exact, if not pedantically so). Thank you for asking me. Paul Robinson (Rfc1394) (talk) 22:38, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I was just trying to be polite. The B&W and sepia ones are now deleted. However, deletion isn't permanent. "Deleted" images can be restored, and they aren't actually deleted (just removed from public viewing, much like articles). Have a good day! MECUtalk 03:59, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Woolmark_130x90.jpg[edit]

I have tagged Image:Woolmark_130x90.jpg as {{no rationale}}, because it does not provide a fair use rationale. If you believe the image to be acceptable for fair use according to Wikipedia policy, please provide a rationale explaining as much, in accordance with the fair use rationale guideline, on the image description page. Some examples can be found at Wikipedia:Use rationale examples. Please also consider using {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Non-free. Thank you. Rettetast (talk) 13:20, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Image copyright problem with Image:A.G.Lafley.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:A.G.Lafley.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 04:16, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:A.G.Lafley.jpg[edit]

Replaceable fair use

Thanks for uploading Image:A.G.Lafley.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could reasonably be found or created that provides substantially the same information. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the media description page and edit it to add {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}, without deleting the original replaceable fair use template.
  2. On the image discussion page, write the reason why this image is not replaceable at all.

Alternatively, you can also choose to replace this non-free media by finding freely licensed media of the same subject, requesting that the copyright holder release this (or similar) media under a free license, or by taking a picture of it yourself.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified how these images fully satisfy our non-free content criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, non-free media which could be replaced by freely licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if uploaded before 13 July 2006), per our non-free content policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? --Geniac (talk) 04:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

An old page you created[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#User:MZMcBride and large numbers of deletions and User:MZMcBride/Sandbox 9 for background on this. One of the pages you created, User talk:Test article, was on the latter list because it was a user talk page for a non-existent user. I'm curious ... what was the page testing? And do you want it anymore? If you don't, tag it with {{db-author}} and it will be deleted. Graham87 13:17, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:PageTabs/tabs[edit]

Template:PageTabs/tabs has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. – ThatWikiGuy (talk | life | I'm watching you!) 14:42, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

The page is not blank. It is there to allow someone using the PageTabs system to see an actual working page to understand exactly how to use the system, as PageTabs is not necessarily easy to understand, and it's simpler to have a demonstration page which someone can look at the source to understand how to use it. Paul Robinson (Rfc1394) (talk) 17:26, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:RFC1394 B&W 1600x1200.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:RFC1394 B&W 1600x1200.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice?ThatWikiGuy (talk | life | I'm watching you!) 18:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia meetup[edit]

As someone who may live or work near Washington D.C., you may be interested - if you've not heard already - about the meetup scheduled for Saturday, May 17th, at Union Station. For details, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 4.

You are receiving this automated message because your userpage appears in Category:Wikipedians in Virginia. MelonBot (STOP!) 18:13, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Achtung.svg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Achtung.svg. You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. If you have any questions, please post them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 14:42, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Judicial Review[edit]

Rfct1394: I would hate to sound harsh, but I have some issues with your latest addition to the article judicial review that I'd like to bring to your attention. First, the paragraphs you added appear to be based on original research, which as I'm sure you know, is not encouraged here. Second, the argument you are making is not one for which you'll find much support. I have never seen anyone ground judicial review in Article VI, and I will tell you why it is unlikely you ever will: it is not a logically acceptable inference. It is a circular argument that (perhaps inadvertantly) assumes its own conclusion. True indeed, the Federal government is a government of enumerated powers; laws that exceed the scope provided in the Constitution are outside the scope of the Supremacy Clause of Art. VI. But who decides the scope? The inference that because someone must, the courts must, only follows if you assume there is a basis for judicial review. See the problem? Someone writing the Constitution could have meant for review of the scope Congress's powers to NOT be judicial. Perhaps they were meant to have oversight over themselves. Now I know that is NOT what the framers intended, and so do you. It would have been a bad idea. Nevertheless, the possibility renders the argument you've made untenable.

I bring this to your attention because I don't like to nuke good faith edits. However, I would urge you to strongly to undo or rewrite your own edit. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my position. Non Curat Lex (talk) 07:53, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Your commons image: Usa_and_Canada_with_names.svg[edit]

Could you please correct an error on your image, you have the Canadian province of New Brunswick marked as "NS" (for Nova Scotia) instead of "NB", and have neglected to label NS. Thanks. Cavenba (talkcontribs) 03:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Could you do the same to Commons:Image:Usa and Canada with names natural.svg as well Cavenba (talkcontribs) 03:04, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for noticing my error in marking New Brunswick as Nova Scotia and not marking NS at all on the two images Usa_and_Canada_with_names.svg and Usa_and_Canada_with_names_natural.svg. I have created new images which correct this but for some reason I'm not sure if they uploaded correctly as they still appear as the original image. I checked by using Firefox to view the images and they do show up. (The two indications are that the pointer for P.E. Island is bent and NS is a marker.) I think I have to check because this was a copy and paste of the circle and arrow; I may need to mark labels. Paul Robinson (Rfc1394) (talk) 22:42, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, that's much better. Cavenba (talkcontribs) 02:29, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Area code maps[edit]

I've noticed in your New York City-area zip code maps you incorrectly have Nassau County as part of New York City. If you could fix that, that'd be great. Thanks. (You can respond here.) --Zimbabweed (talk) 04:06, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:PLUS Logo 60x40.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:PLUS Logo 60x40.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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New area code articles[edit]

FYI, I don't know if it's your intention or not, but the redirects on those articles you've created aren't working.... CultureDrone (talk) 20:43, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

The redirect page cannot have any comments in it. The #REDIRECT line must be the first line in the file. Area code 679 has been corrected. Would you please correct the others. Thanks. Truthanado (talk) 21:04, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Zip_5_postnet.png listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Zip_5_postnet.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. OsamaK 22:16, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, This discussion has been closed. I think image is OK.--OsamaK 22:19, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

{{UFO-stub}}[edit]

Hi - I see you have recently created one or more new stub types. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types are proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it is otherwise correctly formatted, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any rationale for this stub type. And please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 01:56, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Image:Soft drinks 800x600.jpg[edit]

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Image:MD Map 200X150.jpg missing description details[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Template:3Columns[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:3Columns requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 06:00, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Area code NU[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Area code NU requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 06:11, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of em and en dash templates[edit]

The em and en dash templates have been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Kaldari (talk) 15:50, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

C6 (explosive)[edit]

I can't find anything on the web about C-6 (or nothing coherent/relevant). Did you get the information from a book, and if so, which one? Thanks! Octane [improve me?] 17.09.08 0917 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Imagemap Bug[edit]

As the bug has been fixed [2], this page can probably be deleted now. --Eleassar my talk 09:13, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:X8[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Template:X8, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to have no meaningful content or history, and the text is unsalvageably incoherent. If the page you created was a test, please use the sandbox for any other experiments you would like to do. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions about this.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on [[ Talk:Template:X8|the talk page]] explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. FlyingToaster (talk) 03:11, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:X8[edit]

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AfD nomination of Walking away[edit]

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I have nominated Walking away, an article you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Walking away. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Leo Laursen –   17:34, 4 October 2008 (UTC) Leo Laursen –   17:34, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Explaining the US$700 billion bailout[edit]

Hi there. I am sorry that you spent so much energy writing an article that violates some of Wikinews' core principles. As per policy, Wikinews does not carry editorials, which is what your contribution must be considered. We will still welcome your future contributions in other articles. Cheers, --SVTCobra (talk) 02:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

You suggested: a straight fact piece, e.g. explaining how Fractional Reserve works, that banks have to foreclose on mortgages to raise money when their loans go bad in order to restore their reserve, and that's the purpose of the bailout, to ensure that banks both have cash on hand to pay depositors who make withdrawals, I am wondering if that would be acceptable, or whether the only thing Wikinews is for is straight reporting of events, no back-story or explanation of issues, even if strictly facts only?
I think this is a great idea for the current crisis and perfectly acceptable for any major story as long as it is an ongoing event and is up-to-date for the latest developments. We have had other "In depth" pieces before. Cheers, --SVTCobra (talk) 22:20, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Italian Wikisource[edit]

I'm Aubrey, from italian wikisource. The message you received was just a "new user welcome", so do not worry ;-) Bye! Aubrey (talk) 08:27, 22 October 2008 (UTC)


Referendum templates[edit]

I appreciate your help with the proposition result templates, but I don’t think the changes were necessary. For example, {{referendum pending}}, {{referendum approved}}, and {{referendum rejected}} are basically the same as {{referendum box begin}}. The only difference is the check and X images. I would like to keep all the election result templates as similar as possible, so if you have no objections I plan to changes the pages back and just use {{referendum box begin}}. – Zntrip 21:41, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I think the first is easier to edit. Most editors, including me copy and paste the code anyway. In the original code, an editor does not have to guess what the parameters are. For example, "nopct" is not as clear as the original layout. I think it is important for editors to easily find the code they want to edit, especially if they are unfamiliar with it. – Zntrip 00:28, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Your new edits are an improvement, however I still think the original template was easier to use. The original template is more fluid as well because new templates can easily be created for special case. For example, if a jurisdiction does not report invalid ballots or if the referendum has multiple questions new templates can be made for {{referendum box begin}}. I also think it is important that users not familiar with templates can easily edit them. I know the new one is more efficient, but what ultimately matters is what appears on the page and for that to happen I think all users have to feel comfortable with editing the template. Additionally I want the referendum template to be as similar to the other election templates, which in my opinion are both easy to use and flexible. – Zntrip 06:24, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Forget what I said before, everything in Template Land is just fine. :) – Zntrip 06:10, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Deja vu[edit]

I have moved Test:Date to User:Rfc1394/sandbox. See also this message! — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 18:28, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Image:Tripod_170x250.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Image:USA_Map_260x110.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Image:Gate_500x400.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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PageTabs[edit]

Hi. I have modified the PageTabs template (and associated templates) to stop tabs from being taller than they need to be. As the number of tabs decreased, the height of the tabs increased, because the script would embed only a carriage return for each missing tab (of the possible 9). I have added an extra | in each line of the PageTabs template (resulting in a double pipe when the PageTab1/2 template is expanded) to force a new cell and commented out the carriage returns so that readability of the source is maintained while not impacting the height of the tabs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.--Jeffro77 (talk) 19:41, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

File:Garrett County Maryland 300x360.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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C-6 (explosive)[edit]

Hello Rfc1394, do you have any sources to support your article C-6 (explosive)? It has stood with a {{references}} tag for 3½ months, without improvement. I am fairly familiar with military explosives and I have never heard of it and cannot find it in any of my references (although I will be the first to admit that there have been a zillion designators for military materials over the years, and it is possible some country has used this one sometime.) However, a C-6 plastic explosive does occur in one of the Cyberpunk role-playing games, where it is meant to be a further future development of the composition C series. Is it possible that you have been misled by gamers? -- Securiger (talk) 06:34, 30 December 2008 (UTC)


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