User talk:Rigadoun/Archive 1

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Wikipedia survey[edit]

Hi. I'm doing a survey of Wikipedia editors as part of a class research project. It's quick, anonymous, and the data will be made available to the Wikipedia community later this month. Would you like to take part? More info here. Thanks! Nonplus 00:50, 2 April 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the work you did merging content on Rifleman's Creed, but in the future when merging articles you should always check "what links here"; no articles link to "Rifle Creed" (since that's not even a valid alternate title), but several articles link to "Rifleman's Creed". Any info you wanted to merge should go to the more popular article. I'm fixing it, but I just wanted to let you know for future reference. Thanks. Kafziel 18:52, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Gallican chant page[edit]

Hi, Rigadoun! I tried to edit the Gallican Chant page, which had been a redirect to Gallican rite, but it's not registering on your plainchant template. WP seems to think "Gallican Chant" is different from "Gallican chant" (a similar problem exists for the "Roman Rite" page - I have to edit it as "Roman Rite|Roman rite" to make the link work). Do you know how to rename the page so your template recognizes the Gallican chant page? --Peirigill 02:03, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

My user page[edit]

A very reasonable and responsible correction, thank you. Not to mention rather funny in light of the sentence I had written! --BillC 19:39, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Cembalo traverso etc[edit]

The vertical harpsichord is a Clavicytherium (page on de: and fr: ) You can see such an instrument at [1] Gérard 17:29, 21 May 2006 (UTC)


I added the sources and answers on the talk page, if you think they should be in the article, go ahead. :) SandBoxer 02:13, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Boal, Asturian municipalities in general[edit]

Actually, the status of Galician in Asturias is a difficult issue. It's spoken in Western Asturias (you can see all Galician-speaking municipalities in gl:Template:Galegoasturias) and, even when all linguistic studies have included it historically into Galician-Portuguese area (mostly Galician), nowadays there are some studies (mostly in Asturies) that says it's a transition-language between Asturian and Galician (called gallego-asturiano, asturgalaico, eonaviego or fala). But clearly it's not Asturian, although some people (very minoritary opinion and with no linguistical reasons) says it's an Asturian dialect. Even Asturian Wikipedia talks of "Gallego-asturiano", so I presume that Spanish Wikipedia just made an error because of the Infobox design. But our problem is even bigger, because the ortography of place names as seen in Boal (that is "semi-official" in Asturias) it's not recognised as Galician ortography nor Portuguese. Personally, I would talk in the article of "Eonaviego" or "Galician-Asturian" language if we would have an article about this issue and controversy (like es:Eonaviego, although this is a bit Asturian-side partial), but, as we still don't have it, I think Galician it's the most correct option (or maybe Galician of Asturias with a link to Galician language article). If you find something most NPOV, feel free to change it. I will include some information about this problem in both Galician language and Asturias pages as soon as I can, but I really don't feel very comfortable on making Eonaviego page myself, because, personally, I think both Galician and Eonaviego are Portuguese, and I could write a POV article. I really hope we won't have problems here with this issue, because it causes very hard controversy between asturians and galicians, sometimes. Guestia 14:27, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Gregorian chant[edit]

Having finished the articles on the other Western plainchant pages, I put the Gregorian chant page through a major overhaul. If you get a chance, would you mind taking a look and giving some feedback? Thanks! Peirigill 07:13, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I've submitted Gregorian chant for Wikipedia:Peer review/Gregorian chant/archive1. If you get a chance, please comment! Thanks - Peirigill 04:55, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Event Management in Pakistan[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Event Management in Pakistan, has been proposed for deletion. Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. --Ioannes Pragensis 10:01, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Swiss municipalities[edit]

Hi there! You are to be congratulated on both the quality and quantity of missing articles you are translating. I thought I would let you know, and seek your comments, on a small project I am considering. I am proposing to create a stub entry for every one of the missing Swiss municipalites, of which there remains around 1500. For this purpose, I have obtained a database dump from the German WP (which has an article on every municipality), and have created a Perl script to locate and extract the municipality articles. It translates the 'Ort_Schweiz' table to its English {{Infobox Swiss town}} equivalent, adds in the interwiki links and provides a brief single sentence text body. As an experiment, I created a text case of its output at Sementina, which you might like to comment upon. If you have any insight to add, I would be glad to hear it. Regards, BillC 22:15, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments, I'll take them on board. I still have some work to do on the script (getting it to convert districts correctly) before I make a start. One thing I didn't say -- this will not be a bot: it will be necessary to manually paste text into each new municipality article to create it. BillC 17:57, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
I think Wikipedia:WikiProject Swiss municipalities is long since inactive. At present, the complete output of the program is around 3-3.5 MB, so it's too large to place on a page, even a temporary subpage. I think what I will do is keep it on my harddrive and cut sections of it into the articles. As I go, I'll add the article to a subpage of my user page. Alternatively, they could be picked up by looking at the contents of Category:Switzerland geography stubs. I'll give this one some more thought. BillC 20:06, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Hello again! I have been busy writing a new script, this one to create the navigation bar templates. I'm in the process of creating these where they do not already exist and adding them to the municipality articles already written. I've added a navbar to Sementina, which you might want to check out. Once this is done, I'll amend the first script to add a navbar to the municipality articles. Regards, BillC 00:38, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. I added an interwiki link to the de template, and placed each template into Category:Swiss district templates. I also fixed the final link in the template to point to the correct article for the canton's municipalities. The one thin I didn't do was to includeonly the article to the canton municipality category. This was because the articles themselves are already so categorised. In future, someone might want to include that category with the template and remove it from the municipality articles, but I'll leave that job to the bots. --BillC 18:08, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Hello! I finally got round to completing all the Swiss district navigation templates, which can be seen at Category:Swiss district templates. I standardised on both the format (a 'collapsible' dynamic bar) and the name (they're all called Municipalities of the district of xxxx). There may be some dispute over name: should some be called Wahlkreis xxx, for example?, so I have no problem if anyone wants to go in and rename them. I amended my Perl script to add the appropriate navigation template in each municipality stub. One thing I couldn't easily do was add in the coat of arms image -- not all are on the de wiki or on the Commons, and the naming convention is not standard. The municipalities all have interwiki links out to the same languages as the de article does (plus also to de itself), but I have not been making interwiki links back to the en article. It may be possible to get one of the language bots to do this work for us, I'll look into it. Regards, BillC 21:18, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Pure intonation[edit]

I've made it a redirect to Just intonation. —Keenan Pepper 21:43, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Fauxbourdon and friends[edit]

Hi Rigadoun! No harm, no foul. I'm currently out of town for a while and don't have quick access to a university library, but I will check that article when I get a chance. Thanks for the lead. I'm actually not familiar with the German and Spanish versions. I know Faburden and Fauxbourdon are at least similar in several respects, but Falsobordone is a whole different thing. I'll see what I can sort out. Best wishes. MarkBuckles 04:52, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Your article, Bedhaya, was selected for DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On July 2, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bedhaya, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! ++Lar: t/c 15:38, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


It's great to see others are prepared to do some cleanup on that art, as I was quite nervous if I did too much without others doing something, it would look as though it might fall foul in some way. Thanks. SatuSuro 16:22, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

  • I agree - it needs a lot of work on it (and subsidiary articles) Re info - do you have an off line email address? the 'e-mail this user' comes oveer as blank. SatuSuro 16:46, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  • No problems - if you go to my user page and checkout blah humbug and bleah, it might give you an idea of how I might be able to help with info if you were interested or not, otherwise, the process of putting more info up on or sorting out some complicated links might help in expanding most of the info... SatuSuro 17:03, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

New Missing Articles List (fr)[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could take a look at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/fr#Complete Update if you haven't yet. Thanks, Ardric47 19:03, 30 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, Rigadoun! I had to revert your recent change to Abaza. "Abaza, Russia" implies there is another settlement by the name of "Abaza" outside of Russia (there is not). "Abaza (town)" specifies that there is only one settlement by the name of "Abaza", but there are other concepts called that (in this case a language, a people, a family, and a person). Rest assured, all Russian locations (even redlinked ones) are already named with that distinction in mind. Thanks for your interest! Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 20:00, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

No problem. As for the template, you might want to add your two cents to Portal:Russia/Russia-related Wikipedia notice board, where this proposal is now sitting generating no comments. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 20:56, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I would have disambiguated this one as Abaza, Khakassia, as I challenge anyone to prove that there is no other place in the Russian Federation called Abaza (the challenge comes from experience, it is not necessarily serious, as impossible!). Still the current Abaza (city) seems reasonable in the circumstances. Physchim62 (talk) 16:10, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Catalan municipis[edit]

Thanks for updating the interwikis on my Catalan articles, which I am not always in a position to do easily (due to Internet access problems). However, the interwikis with Catalan Wikipedia are updated regularly by YurikBot, so it isn't neceesary to change them unless you are adding encyclopèdic content at the same time (for example, the external links from Catalan which I can't always include myself). Keep up the good work, Physchim62 (talk) 16:10, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Enforce inclusion of categories[edit]

Hi, I've made a proposal to change the software to prevent mainspace pages from being saved unless they contain a category. Since you've done a lot of work at User:Bluemoose/Uncategorised good articles, which would be affected by this proposal, I'd appreciate your thoughts! bd2412 T 23:37, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi mate thanks for your appreciation it means a lot. At present I am going through the A-z OF Italian provinces and starting articles on all the comunes within them. Initially I will provide a map and a link to other wikipedias. When I have gone through I will create the info boxes from italian wiki and city coat of arms. I then plan on translating other wikipedias and fourthly researching each comune further to create hundreds of very good articles. This will take time though! A bit every day!! Once all that is done Slovakia municipalities are practically uncovered. THanks James Janderson 09:11, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Paama article[edit]

Your article states "The largest village is Halos", but according to this source, that village is on Lopevi, not Paama, which furthermore your article says is "now uninhabited". Is that a contradiction, or is the MSN map wrong?

Anyway, your article now has a small map like most other articles about Melanesian islands. Kelisi 01:41, 12 August 2006 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 16 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Javanese poetry, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Enjoyed reading it. It's on the main page now for DYK. Many thanks for the contribution! -- Samir धर्म 09:12, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Bonze (Buddhism) should really be a redirect to Bonze, which is a disambiguation page that incidentally defines "bonze". I don't really see the point of having an article about it—seems more like something that would be an entry in Wiktionary. Looking at the interwikis doesn't do much to persuade me otherwise. The German article seems to be primarily about some slang usage of the term (nevertheless, that should probably be in the German Wiktionary). The French article is apparently copied from some ancient French dictionary from before people in the West knew much about China. The Japanese article, although people have linked to it from bonze, is really about the original Chinese/Japanese word (坊主), and I'm not sure that's really the same thing (and it, as well, seems like a candidate for Wiktionary). The Russian is impenetrable to me.—Nat Krause(Talk!) 19:45, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Poli, Italy[edit]

Hi, my bot tried to add an article at Poli, but it failed because that page already existed. I will start a second bot run in a while, to replace some of the existing articles (those that are no more than a single name), and to add the infobox and statistics to the other existing articles. During this run, I will handle cases like Poli (there are several other similar cases). When I'm finish, all Italian comuni except 1 will have an article. -- Eugène van der Pijll 15:44, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Language templates[edit]

Thank you very much for informing me. - Darwinek 17:47, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Indonesia[edit]

Hey how are you going? Welcome to WikiProject Indonesia! From what I've seen on your talk page, you seem like a very great contributor with many undiscovered information, heheheh. Well, we've got a collaboration of the week, and you are more than welcome to participate. Okay, I got to go, exam this monday :( Cheers -- Imoeng 13:12, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Viceroyalty of Peru[edit]

Hi Rigadoun. I posted my reply on my talk page, and I'm pasting it in hear in case you aren't watching that. --Rbraunwa 19:13, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi Rigadoun, you're right about the Viceroyalty of Peru article. It needs a lot of work. It's possible I will get to that, but I'm not sure I'm the best person to do it. For one thing, all my printed sources are much better for New Spain than they are for Peru. That also seems to be true of Internet sources, so maybe a person would have to go to libraries in Peru to really do the topic justice. Secondly, all my articles so far have been biographies. I think I do pretty well with those, but I've never tried my hand at a broader topic, especially one as broad as this. It would be nice to get a contributor from Peru to work it. Perhaps a translation of es:Virreinato del Perú might be a good start. Maybe you could do that.
Even the article on New Spain needs a lot of work. For beginners, it doesn't include a real account of the changing boundaries. It seems to me the dates of changes in its jurisdiction are essential, but I don't know them and haven't gotten around to seeing if I can find all of them. Right now reading through the viceroys' articles in order gives far more detail than is included in the New Spain article. Of course those articles should give more detail, but I don't think the discrepancy should be as wide as it is.
I noticed you've been working on articles about the Solomons, Vanuatu and Indonesia. I don't know if you're also interested in the Philippines or not, but I've done some work on Spanish colonial officials there too. Spanish colonialism was very interesting. I started out just interested in Mexican history, but working on that got me involved in both Peru and the Philippines. There is still so much to do — the later South American viceroyalties, independent Mexico, etc.
I'm impressed with your language abilities. I know how much I like being able to work from Spanish sources, but I can only imagine being able to work from French, German and Russian as well.
--Rbraunwa 19:13, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Fancy being an admin?[edit]

Hi Rigadoun, you probably don't know me, but I know you. I've been following you a bit, and want to nominate you for admin status? Would you like the ability to delete pages? If so, I'll nominate you at WP:RFA if you like.--Dangherous 15:32, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm going to be on vacation soon and wouldn't be able to follow the nomination, so I'll at least wait until that's over. I'm thinking about it. Rigadoun (talk) 15:49, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 28 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Gyrostigma rhinocerontis, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.


Hello Rigadoun- I chimed in my 2 cents on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Missing_encyclopedic_articles/fr#4 -Eric (talk) 17:12, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikiproject Indonesia Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Indonesia has grown incredibly! Two months ago, when the project was created, there were only two members, but now, we have got over 20 members, and hopefully it will keep increasing. Because of this large number, now WikiProject Indonesia has it's own newsletter, which will be delivered every week on Monday morning, around 22:00 (UTC). If you have any idea and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contribute to the next newsletters. We also need to find a better banner for the newsletter, so just post it on project's talk page. With your help, we can reach the even the impossible goal!
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What's new?
Several ways to increase the interactions between editors have been proposed. For now, the best solution would be the IRC Channel just for WikiProject Indonesia. Please go to #wikipedia-id if you have had experiences with IRC Channels. Or read the instructions at Wikipedia:IRC.

Three new barnstar design have been proposed! If you find a great editor with excellent contributions to Indonesia-related articles, give him/her a barnstar, or maybe two or three! See the barnstars at Wikiproject Indonesia Barnstars.

Articles improvements
The previous two weeks were maybe the best and tiring week for some of us. On the good side, we have got a new Good Article, which is Toraja. Congratulations for all editors who have involved in the expansion. Yet we have failed to get two Good Article status, which are Tourism in Indonesia and Indonesia. However with the spirit of 1945 we will always accomplish many things!

Starting this week (October 17), the collaboration durations have been extended, so now we can collaborate to improve a particular article for two weeks straight. Please leave any recommendations or suggestions on the collaboration talk page.

Many thanks to MartinBotII, a state-of-the-art Martinp23's bot for delivering the newsletter

Java collaboration[edit]

Hi Rigadoun/Archive 1! Starting today, the Indonesia Collaboration is Java. Come along and help make this an article worthy of the world’s greatest island. There’s a suggested to-do list on the the talk page to which you can add, or just pick a task. All sorts of tasks are required, Images, Citations, Research, Copy Edit; you name it, it needs to be done – this important article needs your help!! Regards -- Imoeng 08:44, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Indonesia Newsletter[edit]

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Last week, two more members have joined the project, and really boost the progress of articles editing. Danny Yee and Lestari, welcome to the project, hopefully you will enjoy your stay. So, we officially have got 26 members!

More than 440 articles have been tagged with the WikiProject Indonesia template, well done to all editors who have contributed this far. Also, while copy-editing is a very useful thing to do, researching and expanding the article, or maybe one or two sections would be extremely useful, because it is the goal of the collaboration, expanding and getting a good article status.

What's new?
Several ways to increase the interactions between editors have been proposed. For now, the best solution would be the IRC Channel just for WikiProject Indonesia. Please go to #wikipedia-id if you have had experiences with IRC Channels. Or read the instructions at Wikipedia:IRC.

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Articles improvements
We have got another Good Article nomination! Congratulations to all editors, especially Indon, who have improved it significantly, maybe you can give six barnstars. So, with the nomination, we officially have had four good articles. Hopefully we can get plenty good articles in the future, or even featured articles.

The last collaboration was not a huge success, the Pulau Dewata is still a "start" article and has not improved much. However, seems like the collaboration spirit is back and Java has improved gradually, thanks to all editors.

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