User talk:Rich Janis

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Hello, Rich Janis, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome!  IZAK 14:50, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for coming to my aid in the Gilabrand flak[edit]

I was somewhat at a loss as to how to respond. Your comment was helpful and tactful. --Ravpapa 15:32, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

heads up[edit]

Hi, I've just left a reply to your note at Talk:Gloria_Emerson#John_Lennon_and_the_Anti-War_Movement. Cgingold 14:39, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks your thoughts on GA of Music of Israel[edit]

I put my response to Binguyen's comments on my talk page, rather than on the Music of Israel page because I was so pissed off by the review that my comments verged on the inflammatory. After Derwig sagely advised me to calm down, I moved the main comments over to the MOI page.

I suppose there is a certain vanity in getting GA status. On the other hand, I can't even brag about it - nobody here even knows my real name. It's kind of like the rabbi who plays a perfect round of golf on Yom Kippur ("Why did you let him do that? It's a sin" says angel Gabriel. "Yes, but who can he tell?" says God).

On the other hand there are risks involved, some of which were exposed in this review. The frequent use of sound bites, which are FU, could be considered excessive. The pictures could be challenged. The article presents a synthetic view of Israeli music, which some reviewers (Binguyen among them) could challenge as OR.

My own immodest opinion is that the article is FA material; even more than that, it is a model which other articles on national musics should follow. But my opinions in many matters here have been considered iconoclastic at best, and unhelpful at worst. So I am willing to continue to live with anonymity. It is consolation enough that every high school student that has to write a term paper on the Music of Israel will read our article first. --Ravpapa (talk) 06:08, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Question on mashups[edit]

Hi Rich, I noticed you were recently editing the mashup Wiki, and that there was some dialogue about RSS feeds and screen scraping. There is a space here to elaborate on the enabling technologies that will facilitate future mashup functionality (as originally mentioned in the closing para of [1])

I've tried to summarise the term mashup enabler here draft Mashup Enabler page and I wandered if you'd be kind enough to have a look at it and help toughen it up.

Many thanks in advance. Cadwellian (talk) 17:53, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Rich, love your work, thank you kindly. Cadwellian (talk) 16:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Contra dance[edit]

Thanks, Rich, for pointing out a problem in my last edit. I've made a stopgap fix (details on my Talk page). Tparkes (talk) 17:05, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Mayim Mayim[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up this article following my edits. Your work is much appreciated. Sidefall (talk) 07:09, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Chronological order[edit]

If you look at Sarah Palin as following chronological order, you will perhaps better understand why the article was arranged as it was before your edit. Anarchangel (talk) 07:49, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

re: Extra space[edit]

Fixed, thanks for pointing it out :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 02:35, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Gilad Shalit[edit]

Good bit of detective work - well done! Springnuts (talk) 10:05, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


Possessing many species. Usually applied to genera. DrMicro (talk) 08:10, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Spelling is now corrected/ Thank you for that note. 09:14, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Jan Peerce[edit]

Thanks for your suggestion about replacing the "ibid" in the references I added to the Jan Peerce entry. I have made the changes as per the reference template --PloniAlmoni (talk) 10:24, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Explanation of some XYplorer edits desired[edit]

Noticed that you had edited XYplorer page in late Dec and removed most of the accepted external links. I was wondering why this was done as they were from recognized media and sites and were still valid. I'll agree that some did refer to the free version and removing those is thus not an issue; However, deleting the links to well-known sites and reviews could affect the status of the article and is not consistent with other similar products.

For example, the PCWorld review was an editorial review and not just user reviews. The Windows Weekly podcast reference, while not recent, is still valid and that podcast has a listening audience in the 10's of thousands.

Could you please provide some better justification for your edits since these links were totally acceptable in 2008? Thanks! (talk) 05:27, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply and updates! The only link that was removed that I'd really like to have back is the Windows Weekly podcast since the hosts (Paul_Thurrott LeoLaporte) are both known on WP as published book authors and such. Yes, it's from some time ago, but it's not outdated as comments made still apply. As I said, losing the links that deal with free vers is fine since that vers is now so obsolete, but want to keep enough proof so there won't have notability issues again should someone from a competing product want to cause trouble. And in case you're wondering, I'm not at all financially or personally connected with the author, but have used the product before. (talk) 07:54, 11 January 2011 (UTC)



I am afraid I had to revert your recent contribution to SkyDrive because generally, it is not acceptable to write everything you read in the news. WP:NOTNEWS aside, news website often print sensational instead of factually accurate news, often withholding show-stopper facts. For instance, it is okay to have overlapping trademarks in different domains. Example: There are two Apple trademarks in U.S.; one for Apple Inc. and one for a record label. Another example: Have you heard the fuss about Metro (design language) collision with Metro AG? Well, get this: There is Metro Inc. too, which does not collide with Metro AG. OneDrive too can be registered everywhere in the world but Microsoft can probably register "Microsoft OneDrive" anyway.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 23:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I hope you don't mind me to pitching in without invitation. Your first edit added something about "SkyDrive Pro", right? Maybe because it has "SkyDrive" in its name you thought they are related; they are not. Not even a bit. You see, it is an advertisement technique – A company uses similar brand names in hope of getting attention to its obscure products. I remember Macromedia tried doing this just before being sold to Adobe Systems: It added "Shockwave" to the beginning of some of the software it sold. (See Adobe Shockwave § Branding and name confusion.) Microsoft used this technique a million time. (E.g. see Outlook dab page) It once tried adding ".NET" to the name of everything (see .NET Passport and Windows .NET Server) but wasn't successful. SkyDrive Pro was first called Microsoft Groove, then Microsoft SharePoint Workspace (You see the same trick here; similarity with SharePoint). But Wikipedia does not advertise for others. It's Microsoft's problem to establish its own notability.
But here is a discussion to persuade Codename Lisa: "SkyDrive Pro" might be an irrelevant product, but its name change came as a result of the same court ruling. Fleet Command (talk) 12:54, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Consider me persuaded. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 00:22, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

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I deleted this because it wasn't being used in any articles, but let me know if/when you'd like to add it to one and I'll undelete it. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:26, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, something you might want to read[edit]

Hell Rich Janis, I was checking out the American Sniper (film) talk page and noticed your run in-with DHeyward. This editor has frequently reverted edits that don't fit their personal world view. For just a sample, here's this: Even well sourced quotes from reliable sources are no match for his reverts. So, keep putting it back on to him (and MONGO for that matter) as to why something doesn't belong. They should have to put the reasoning as to why something shouldn't be there, not the other way around. 2601:2:4E00:C662:8026:5D3A:E6A0:DD55 (talk) 05:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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