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Howdy, Rkmlai, Welcome to Wikipedia!

Thank you for your contributions, you seem to be off to a good start. Hopefully you will soon join the vast army of Wikipediholics! If you need help on how to title new articles see the naming conventions, and for help on formatting the pages visit the manual of style. For general questions goto Wikipedia:Help or the FAQ, if you can't find your answer there check the Village Pump (for Wikipedia related questions) or the Reference Desk (for general questions)! There's still more help at the Tutorial and Policy Library. Plus, don't forget to visit the Community Portal. If you have any more questions after that, feel free to ask me directly on my user talk page.

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You can find me at my user page or talk page for any questions. Happy editing, and we'll see ya 'round. Smile icon.png

Joe I 00:14, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Hello There, friend![edit]

I'm glad that you found my userpage. I haven't found many other people I know from Oregon on wikipedia (with the exception of my friends I know in real life who edit. Our school even has a wikipedia club!) It does seem that we share similar interests. I'm also interested in projects like Food Not Bombs and other types of direct action. I do my best to get involved but there aren't many people my age who share my "radical" views, although they are very supportive and believe in change. Anyway,enough of that! Hope we can talk more!

--Miss inarticulate 20:48, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

== hello ==
thanks for your message to me. i am still attempting to figure out wiki formatting code. i am courious where in Oregon you are. i am courious as to if you feel comfortable sharing that info with me. i am corious about what is your age as related to: "there aren't many people my age who share my "radical" views". i have the idea you are chronogically then young but that is my assumption.
i have in the past been known to ask direct question reather than make assumptions. i trust that if this is uncomfortable, you will let me know. i like direct communication even if it may be something diffult for me to hear.
rkmlai 17:47, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I've been quite busy with school and getting ready for graduation. Anyways, I live in Central Oregon. I'm 17, almost 18. Don't worry about asking direct questions, I'm a pretty open person.

--Miss inarticulate 15:16, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

still working on understanding wiki formatting code. i have been busy with real life.
is "Central Oregon" mean like 'Eugene' or 'east of Eugene'. i have been busy with interacting with Permaculture Students here at Lost Valley, helping with organizing resistance to Divine Strake, watching the wilderness in rural Oregon, assisting in the production of the personal Growth workshop that happens at Lost Valley, and various first aid stuff (injuries, bee stings, etc.)
how is your summer going?
--rkmlai 19:10, 8 July 2006 (UTC)---

Regarding proposed merge of Avon Products and Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, I think the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer are separate from Avon Walk for Breast Cancer[edit]

I think Avon Products are separate from Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day and the subsequent Avon Walk for Breast Cancer are separate entities. A few products were indeed distributed during the walks, and there was AVON name recognition, and AVON teams, but the 3Day is not a company product sold to consumers. rkmlai (talk) 19:45, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Breast Cancer 3-Day[edit]

I think that Breast Cancer 3-Day should be in the article as a "See also" as the Avon Walk came historically out of the Breast Cancer 3-Day despite removal of the link by rkmlai (talk) 16:39, 11 June 2008 (UTC)


Please refrain from using Wikimapia links, as they are under scrutiny from the editing community, and wikimapia is not affiliated with the Wikimedia corporation. Instead, we are using {{coord|12.345678|98.765432}} in the form {{coord|lat|lon}}. I have posted this message because I noticed you have several dozen links posted to Wikimapia, that are clogging up linksearch. Yamakiri TC § 06-17-2008 • 19:28:03

Would you be willing to give me more specifics of "they are under scrutiny from the editing community" . Are you asking me to not post to in the Wikipedia box ? or are you asking me not to post an "External link" from Wikimapia on a Wikipedia article ? Thanks for your notice rkmlai (talk) 22:13, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, WP:ELNO #15 (we've got our own version), and also we're not supposed to post external links to websites who's (C) status is unclear. A few users are also removing all of the links to wikimapia, and the links from your userspace are cluttering it. You can keep them up, but if you wouldn't mind de-linking them for a few days while we file the queue that would be nice too. User:Sfan00 can tell you more if you need more than this explination. Yamakiri TC § 06-17-2008 • 22:39:13
Sorry if this seems dense, but what is "C" status ? Are you asking me to unlink all the wikimapia links to wikipedia that I have placed ? I read the EL but don't understand what it is saying, except that wikimapia might not have history of stability or that it is an "open wiki" ? I checked out Sfan00 IMG and am still confused as Sfan00 IMG conversations are spanning different pages. Thanks for your efforts on clarifying this issue for me rkmlai (talk) 05:31, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, (c) is supposed to look like the copyright symbol, and Wikimapia is a for-profit organization. I'm just asking you to cease future linkings, and wouldn't mind if you took your wikimapia page down for a day or four :P. You don't have to unlink them all, I suppose userspace isn't that urgent, and a few users are delinking all the ar

power cut out ? , or hit send before finishing typing ?

In my desire to understand, evaluate and comply, would you mind finishing your thought on my talk page ? :) Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 05:54, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Oops, guess I'm a little enter happy... ticles in the mainspace so you don't need to take down all the links you've previously made. Sorry I can't explain much better...


I see you have been editing stuff on AIDS/LifeCycle. I applaud your efforts. I was a Medical Crew leader for the CAR 9 and a couple of the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Days. Would you be interested in collaborating on what happened during the transition of AIDSRide to AIDS/LifeCycle ? rkmlai (talk) 05:21, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


hi. you left a message about the transition from CAR to ALC. i'd be happy to collaborate; just to let you know up front, i don't know that much. i've been told a fair bit, but i don't have any first hand information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stoneself (talkcontribs) 01:26, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Lavender Heights[edit]

Hi, Rkmlai! On Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lavender Heights, California, what is "SN&R"? -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 15:00, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I would like to discuss your recient redirect to Midtown Sacramento[edit]

as consensus was to keep rkmlai (talk) 05:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

A month later and there are no reliable sources besides the one brief fluff piece. If you can find one source that talks about Lavender Heights, in any detail, I'll let it go. But since you disagree with the redirect, I'm probably going to AfD again. -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 06:21, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
So I will put more effort to finding a source. I will get back to the article soon. Thanks for your response. rkmlai (talk) 06:30, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry if I seem brusk - this "article" offends my sensibilities. All my searching on Google and I found bare mentions, but somehow it survives AfD - just not right :) I'll do some searching too and see if I can find anything different. -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 06:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
What would match your idea and vision of "notable" for Lavender Heights, California ? When I google "Lavender Height, Sacramento, California", I get a lot of references for the district, it's geographical boundaries, it's sights and some history of conflicts. BTW: I do think that the title of "Lavender Heights, Sacramento, California" is indeed a better title than "Lavender Heights, Sacramento". And I do feel it currently is a "fluff piece" but that it needs to be expanded v. deleted. rkmlai (talk) 06:58, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
What makes a neighborhood notable? That's the question. Being listed as a neighborhood for a bunch of realty websites is pretty standard for *all* neighborhoods - does that mean they are all notable? Real estate offices are known for making up names and promoting that 'hood as "THE" place to live.
Some history, or some references from sources other than newspapers, would (IMO) make the place notable. Does that sound right? -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 14:10, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I will look for those kinda items then. Thanks. rkmlai (talk) 14:47, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

The AfDs by User:ScienceApologist of book articles created by User:Johnfos[edit]

I saw the note you left at User_talk:Johnfos. I have added (or in some cases, just reformatted) references to several of the book articles created by User:Johnfos which are now at AfD. I think that reviews can probably be found for the other titles as well. I have also added {{Infobox Book}} to some of book articles. If you would be interested in adding references to the remaining book articles, that would be great. -- Eastmain (talk) 01:23, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks, Rkmlai, for the Special barnstar. That was very kind of you. Yes, I have been staying pretty cool. How are things with you? Johnfos (talk) 05:14, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello re: Al Stewart re: Richard Grenville[edit]

Regarding Al Stewart, what mutiny are you refering to ? in regards to Lord Grenville. I undid your good faith effort then further specified Richard Grenville as the song specifies Spanish Main and sailor motifs. I hope that if you have a specific reference, you will share it with me. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:42, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


Just thought I'd say Hi! How is your work with the Nevada Desert Experience going? Johnfos (talk) 20:43, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

In response to your kind inquiry, I have been feeling busy irl studying Geography at college, and doing other irl stuff, as well as working on Wikipedia:NURSE
I have been doing logistical contributions to the NDE Sacred Peacewalk. We are, in particular, looking at drones from Nellis AFB and the expansion of war by remote . I have been hesitant to add to the NDE article as a potential COI.
I appreciate your kindness, patience, your patience in working on the wikipedia stuff, and your sense of contribution to this very large project.

Anyways, Geography calls, so I must get back to studying. Peace and appreciation for your contributions. rkmlai (talk) 22:13, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


You don;t use a hangon with an article nominated for AfD, just for one nominated for speedy deletion. It's enough to discuss at the fD page. (The way the hangon tag works is to list the article for speedy deletion, because often editors incorrectly remove the speedy tag when they place the hangon.) I removedi t from Community Hospital School of Nursing; btw, the best way to help that article would be to find some 3rd party independent reliable published sources, print or online (but not blogs or press releases)DGG (talk) 21:29, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Snake anatomy[edit]

You can certainly work on it, but be careful not to create the page while it's still got a lot of text copied from somewhere else in it - as was done previously. The best thing to do is to create a user subpage - like User:Rkmlai/snakeanatomy, and work on it there. Black Kite 17:52, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


You seem to have reverted my edit to the Portal:Current_events/2009_January_27 page. What is your reason for reverting my valid edit ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 23:24, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

However this could be a cache problem. rkmlai (talk) 23:27, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Alleged reversion[edit]

No - I did not revert it: I added new heading 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict
Johnbibby (talk) 23:27, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your response and contributions. My mistake, rkmlai (talk) 23:36, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes - please see my comment [1]
Johnbibby (talk) 23:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


Hello Not to be stickler in your side, I appreciate the work you are doing overall, but I am feel worried about your speed in redirecting so quickly. Would you be willing to slowdown a bit ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 01:53, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi mate. I didn't redirect anything, I prodded it. Might be a good idea to check the article history... first I heard of a redirect was when you told me about it. :) Cheers, Basie (talk) 03:47, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello, yes I saw the redirect after I posted my request to you. For clarity, both for you and me, I was not criticizing you or blaming that you moved too fast, but expressing my desire for a slower pace of negotiation and process in deleting, or proposing deletion of, articles. I feel that I am an inclusionist and perhaps hold on to things too long myself. As you can see by my wikipedia user page I tend to build articles rather than delete. I would be excited about building up articles with you, in the spirit of collaboration. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 06:42, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
I think every article should be judged on its own merits. The above stub was never going to make a good article by itself, and I think the admin that merged it made a very good decision. Perhaps a rapid one, about fifteen minutes after I posted the prod and went to bed!
The thing is, the nursing articles are in pretty sad shape. The project has been dormant for some time and badly needs cleaning up. I've only just begun to scratch the surface, but already I see the scale of the job; it's not small. The prod process, as I see it, lets us spend more time on the core WP:NURSE articles and less on valiantly trying to rescue something that probably isn't worth the effort. What I want to do is:
  • get all articles (or as many as possible) classified and prioritised, in which process we can get a sense of what's out there and what needs doing
  • complete the most obvious prods, merges, and redirects
  • review and update the project pages
  • move on to improving the core articles such as Nurse, Nursing and the subspecialties.
So at the moment I'm making lots of edits which might seem to lack consultation, but I would expect this pace to slow as I finish points one and two. In the meantime, I think I've gone overboard in documenting exactly what steps I'm taking, providing detailed edit summaries and reinforcing that I'm happy to discuss changes. So far, only two people have taken me up on that which I think shows just how little attention has been paid to this important area of the wiki!
While we're at it, can you clarify Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Nursing#Please_archive_stuff_that_you_remove as I'm not completely sure what you want me to do (beyond archiving the project talk page, which I set up awhile back). Basie (talk) 11:14, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Hey, Thanks for responding and clarifying your position and approach. I have been feeling busy irl studying and doing other irl stuff, so I appreciate your patience, your patience in working on the wikipedia stuff (archiving and documenting what you have done and intend to do), and your sense of contribution to this very large project.
In regards to the "Archiving", I have not been able to find the archive link to find what you moved, so I posted my question. I am hearing that you did do an auto-archive but where is it ?
I agree that the uofmaryland merge was a good decision, but kinda rapid for me (15min). I was checking on what happened via the article history and was surprised by the rapidity of movement.
Anyways, Geography calls, so I must get back to studying. Peace and appreciation for your contributions. rkmlai (talk) 22:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Rather you than me! The only thing I know about geography is that I don't know very much :)
I may have been too subtle with the archive links. If you look at the header at the top of Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Nursing there are links to the archive index and the first archive page. I was sort of emulating WP:MED's header at the time, which is what made me decide to include the links there. Cheers, Basie (talk) 23:31, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Excellent. Please feel free to archive or delete this discussion. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:25, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Would you be willing to go with these edits to ? rkmlai (talk) 21:46, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it's fine with me. Although it looks some other editors may resist. Tomdobb (talk) 01:30, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. You are the one without only an IP address I can address though. Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 02:51, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


I see that you readded Category:Sustainability to WiserEarth. It is already categorised as an environmental organisation. Also, if every other enviro organisation was placed in the sustainability category there would be 10s of 1000s of articles in the category. To make to category system work articles should be place in a category that is approp. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 22:50, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I see your reasoning. I am not attached to "Sustainability" being the Category regarding WiserEarth. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. rkmlai (talk) 22:57, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Lupoe murders[edit]

Ervin Antonio Lupoe murder-suicide[edit]

On January 27, 2009 Ervin Antonio Lupoe killed his whole family: an 8-year-old girl, 5-year-old twin girls, 2-year-old twin boys, and his wife Ana. He then committed suicide. Both parents were medical technicians at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, but recently had their employment terminated. In a suicide note faxed to a local TV station, Lupoe wrote that a Kaiser administrator had told the couple they should not have come to work and said "You should have blown your brains out".[1] [2]

We have to be careful what we write. BLP is for people, not entities, but even entities deserve fair consideration. We don't know if a clerk told Lupoe to kill himself. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship, past or present, with Kaiser. In fact, I don't think particularly highly of them Spevw (talk) 02:18, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

We do know what we read in reliable sources. We can report what they say, but need to make sure we don't go beyond what they say. However I'm not sure that this tragedy belongs in the article. I'm sure that, unfortunately, many corporations have fired people who've gone on to commit suicide. Even if the boss did make the alleged comment, it does not make the corporation culpable.   Will Beback  talk  02:27, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Good point. Agree. Ucla90024 (talk) 05:42, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Someone deleted the material, and it was restored, so I looked into it to see if there was more reporting - if the story had "legs". The only two reports in the past week have been a general editorial about seeking assistance before situations become desperate [2] and a report about the funerals.[3] The latter includes the information that the parents were fired "for trying to defraud their employer". Rather than fill out the story with this unhappy detail, I again think it's better to remove the material from this article so that's what I'm goping to do. It's a sad case, but it really isn't about Kaiser.   Will Beback  talk  22:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
So I am not sure who is behind the IP that has multiple times cut the story and references both from the KP article and from the current event page when the story happened. I personally am fine with Lupoe not being in the KP article, feel that as they are dead, they cannot defend against the charge of "trying to defraud their employer" (which I feel is suspect, but what ever), and believe that Kaiser did not pull the trigger on Lupoe to pull the trigger on his family. I do believe it is part of a larger story reflective of Kaiser's handling and support of it's employees as well as reflective of the economy of Wilmington. But that is not what the Wikipedia article is about.
Thank you for letting me having my say. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:13, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Lupoe tragedy[edit]

I don't know who the IP is or why it was being cut, and I endorse the routine restoration of sourced material cut without an explanation. However I made the deletion after discussion and delay. I'd proposed deletion on the talk page, and it was endorsed by another editor but I let it linger to see if there were other views or if the story would develop further. The IP brought it back to my attention on my watchlist. If the story does grow I wouldn't object to having an article on the deaths. Also, if there is something new about Kaiser's involvement, like a wrongful death suit that brings up evidence of poor treatment of employees, then it'd may make sense to mention that in the Kaiser article. So there are certainly circumstances in which this material might re-appear in one or another article. The sad fact is that there have been countless tragedies like this in the past in relation to many companies, and there doubtless will be more. I just heard that a record 126 U.S. military personnel committed suicide last year.   Will Beback  talk  01:00, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, a request for assistance and a trade[edit]

I am looking for a kml file for Google Earth of reliable nuclear tests worldwide. Do you know of such a reliable (as in accurate) file ? In trade I have seen this kml of energy resources and choke points from ASPO-USA: Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas that I think you may be interested in. "Global Energy Infrastructure Google Earth Tour of Global Energy Infrastructure and Key Oil Transit Choke Points Add key global infrastructure and oil transit choke points to your GoogleEarth places by opening your GoogleEarth and then clicking the following KMZ(google earth) file: /ASPO-USA_Global_Energy_Infrastructure.kmz " I am finding this file interesting for a Geography course I am taking. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 07:49, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Glad you are enjoying your geography course, and thanks for the links. But sorry I can't help with the file you are looking for. I have done some work on British nuclear tests at Maralinga and wonder if this may be of some interest. Johnfos (talk) 20:20, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


I applaud your work here. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 05:08, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Re:Piracy in Somalia[edit]

Thanks for the kind words. However, I think the real credit should go to the good folks who first brought the other side of the story to our attention on the article's talk page, as well as the editor(s) who later added that much-needed section to the article proper. Best, Middayexpress (talk) 05:25, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you Jimd[edit]

... for you contributions to the Characters and races of the Dark Crystal article. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 18:30, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome, the film is a treasure Jimd (talk)

Response to Johnfos[edit]

On Feb 21, I put a "semi-retired" notice up on my user page. I am taking a break from wikidrama. Johnfos (talk) 20:12, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I hope you enjoy your time off. I have enjoyed interacting with you, seeing the goodworks and edits that I have seen of you. I look forward to your return, if that suits your best interests. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 20:32, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
Several times now you have put kind and encouraging notes on my Talk page. It is greatly appreciated and I sincerely thank you for that. It is good to be working with you. Johnfos (talk) 00:56, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

re Peoples Park[edit]

Hello User:Apostle12. I took the liberty of undoing your reverts of "O.R." on the Peoples Park article here: as I see it that it is a matter of interpretation of what is seen in the references. I appreciate your efforts in contribution to the article. Care to discuss your views ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 09:37, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

I support SierraLaw's changes, the old verbiage gave an extremely skewed picture of the park. Dlabtot (talk) 17:44, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
I believe the current sources and references are adequate to not have User:Sierralaw's additions to this article be counted as O.R. When I read and additionally when I read "Hip-Hop Festival Takes Over People's Park" I get more the feel of Sierralaw's edits. I will add that article as a reference.
The hip hop article supports the occurence of a hip hop event. This article ( supports the fact that the homeless dominate People's Park. Apostle12 (talk) 18:43, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
A multi year annual occurrence within the park. While I agree that homeless may dominate the annual population at People's Park, I believe that the park remains a multiuse, multifaceted piece of ground that refutes "your version " (which I see as POV) of the park as only a homeless hangout. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 19:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Please read each of the citations provided. I realize that the L.A. Times article is no longer available free of charge, however that piece and the other freely available citations do support the fact that on a day by day basis the park remains largely inaccessible to those unwilling to tolerate a large homeless presence. The central problem is that People's Park homeless are not just benign folk who desire to sit on a bench or ruminate on nature--no, they view People's Park as their turf, many of them are mentally imbalanced in a very angry way, and residents who might wish to enjoy the beauty of the park cannot do so because of human detritus, trash bags that serve as suitcases, temporary shelters and other accoutrements of the homeless.
I helped build People's Park nearly forty years ago; it was a great idea. That idea has been corrupted over time, and I believe that today the evidence is overwhelming that the park fails to fulfill its original purpose. That certainly is my "Point of View."
The important thing, though, is that the article be supported by legitimate references and that it reflect the reality of People's Park. Recent revisions extended into the realm of advertising promotion and they were definitely O.R.Apostle12 (talk) 19:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


... for adding what you did here: . BTW Martin Sheen used to be a board member for Nevada Desert Experience. Additionally, FYI I am Ming in the reference 42 (though I feel I was poorly quoted that windy day over a cell phone) and so feel that to add stuff to this portion of the article might be a COI. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 21:47, 8 March 2009 (UTC)


added to User talk:Viriditas and User talk:Dlabtot

I have appreciated your input to the People's Park article . I appreciate also the sense of contribution that Apostle12 and Dlabtot have added. In having read the recent comments on the Talk:People's Park page, I propose a "breathing space" before editing comments or responding to Talk on the Talk page.

Peace, rkmlai (talk) 23:13, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd prefer to use Wikipedia's standard dispute resolution process. Thanks. Dlabtot (talk) 23:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Breathing space[edit]

Hello ![edit]

I saw your notice on William P. Quigley and then added some references and text. Would you be willing to look the article over and suggest further direction, or remove the {{Notability}} notice, if appropriate. BTW are the rumors true that you are Theodore H. Frank ? Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 22:11, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello again,[edit]

My intent is to be open, friendly, and inviting of conversation with you. I thank you for your comment on the William P. Quigley article. How does this version work for you now ? I guess what I am seeking what is your vision of "Third Party Sources". Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 00:02, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

See WP:RS. The issue is one of independent third-party sources, i.e., newspaper articles and books discussing the man. THF (talk) 00:04, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, Thanks. I will look for some tomorrow. I appreciate your 'research guidance' collaboration suggestions. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:10, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Wrong ref[edit]

This ref: "^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Episode Guide". Retrieved on 2006-07-30." though nicely formated, is wrong as the URL changes with time. This, for example, is the correct ref for Season 2 episode 13 <ref>[ Big Love s2e1]</ref> . Peace, rkmlai (talk) 05:02, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

to User_talk:Debresser[edit]

Hey, thank you for fixing the ref tagging thing on the article. I could not, in my haste, figure out how to do it. I think that I, by mistake, reverted an edit that you did, as you were trying to be helpful, in between my edits. I appreciate you correcting that tag. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 23:28, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

My pleasure. Debresser (talk) 12:14, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

to User_talk:John2165[edit]

I used to live in Oregon, outside of Eugene, and have interacted with Katr67 via Wikipedia. I saw her portions of the comments made on her talk page, which bring me to you. Would you like any assistance with articles ? If you believe that I may be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me, as I cannot your page. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:21, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

== Accepting Offer for help ==

Rkmlai, I can use some help. I am just learning wikipedia. I am going to research Detroit and Detroit Lake. I found some great photos today at the Salem Public Library web site. They have descriptions that should help us write an article regarding the history of Detroit Dam, and the town of Detroit. I will post a link here to show you what I found. I will begin to write an article on my talk page if you think that is a good idea. I read today that the temporary housing erected for the Dam construction was capable of housing 600 workers, though rarely used to full capacity. Over the next week, I will try and glean information to use in an article, giving credit where due. If you can watch my page and help me edit, I am not so great at grammar, etc. I tend to ramble on and sometimes another editor can make the message more succint. Mongold photo from Salem Library I received this warning from Katr67, so I will try hard to confirm this information. If you know how to research things like this, I am all ears.
Katr67 Writes: Cool photo. The Salem library collection is a great resource. So far I don't think anyone has been successful in finding a way to use the pics on Wikipedia, but they are good for reference. Watch out for inaccurate information in the descriptions though--they were written by volunteers and and are full of speculation, typos, etc. It's good to try to find a second source for anything written there. Katr67 (talk) 00:13, 19 March 2009 (UTC) End Quote Thanks! --John2165 (talk) 04:51, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Katr67, Thanks for the warning. rkmlai has offered to help me. I will try and research the information for accuracy. I have to keep reminding myself that not everything you find on the web is accurate. I emailed the library about using the photos, so we shall see what happens.--John2165 (talk) 04:55, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
So I am feeling appreciative of your assistance yielded on the Lost Valley Educational Center article. Thank you. I have volunteered to assist User:John2165 in wordsmithing the articles John2165 is working on. If you have further ideas that you would like to share (as I have read what you have discussed above), I would welcome the collaboration.

rkmlai (talk) has smiled at you! Smiles promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by smiling at someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Go on, smile! Cheers, and happy editing!
Smile at others by adding {{subst:Smile}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Peace, rkmlai (talk) 10:49, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

to John2165[edit]

Hello. I am enthused by what I perceive is your desire to create good wikipedia articles of the Detroit Lake and area. In regards to posting to your talk page content for intended articles, may I introduce to you the idea of creating sub pages like User:John2165/Detroit_Dam (for example: User:Rkmlai/snakeanatomy ) which then creates a workspace for you and does not clutter up your User talk page.
I would be glad to assist you in what ever way is appropriate. May I ask, what is your purpose and direction in crafting this article ? I saw some beautiful photos in the panoramio link . I am guessing your purpose is to share the fun and knowledge you have personally of the lake and surrounding area. Is this close to correct ?
Peace, rkmlai (talk) 11:06, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
I thought my intent was to share my knowledge. However, since then I have read the "what wiki is not" and so if I continue, it would have to be factual, verifiable history about the town, lake and Dam construction. I am not sure I have the temperament, or patience to participate in an environment where everything you write gets deleted. I may just opt out for fear of frustration. Detroit Lake is a fantastic place as you have seen from my photo's. I am eager to share this information but I am not sure wiki is the platform for me. Thanks for looking at the photo's. I will get back to you.--John2165 (talk) 14:19, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
I spent some time looking for online sources about the lake and city. The most unique bits seem to have been written by you. (Link omitted since they have your last name). Unfortunately, they're in blog form, so don't qualify as reliable sources. Of the hundreds of other hits, most have nothing useful to add; the others have a sentence or two about the city being inundated and relocated in the 1950s. Lots of listings of boat ramps and campgrounds, water levels, and weather—probably regurgitations of the Oregon Blue Book entry—but unfortunately little enlightenment. The facts from books in a library seem called for. —EncMstr (talk) 14:55, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

EncMstr, please read my user page. User:john2165
Thanks for trying to help me locate information on Detroit. Perhaps someday I will go to the library and research. Warm Regards, --John2165 (talk) 17:41, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Template talk:Alcoholic beverages[edit]

I am observing that this template above , as it is now, seems to require me to know what I am looking for, by name, first, rather than finding it by seeing the template and seeing, new to me, stuff. I come to wikipedia templates, to find new things, where as this proposed template would, I think, require the user to have to know what they were looking for before finding it. Additionally I would like any future version of this template to reflect a worldwide view. Thats my $0.02. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 14:41, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


I reverted your edit cause when I read the references and sources, there is stated a clear connection between the lack of control of western nations dumping and the pirates seeing them selves as the coast guard, defending their territory. Care to follow the discussion on the talk page ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 03:55, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd like to avoid an edit war on the intro paragraph of "Increase in Hate Crimes" Talk:California_Proposition_8_(2008)[edit]

I think the existence of an intro summary paragraph for the section is useful for understanding the information quickly. I've made attempts to discuss that section here and discuss it with the editor who has twice deleted it today, to no avail. I am appealing to y'all for suggestions toward constructive ways of resolving this dispute. --Joe Decker (talk) 19:28, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree that an intro summary section seems to introduce the article subtopic 5.4 to understand the information quickly. Is there a way to delineate this section so the piece of text being a potential edit war target becomes more specifically unidentified as a lede section of 5.4 without becoming a topic defined and directed to a {{main| article ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 20:14, 23 March 2009 (UTC)[edit]

  • Strong Keep as the article is about well RS sourced controversies that involve Bank of America. As long as personal attacks against the bank ("I don't like them"), personal grievances about the bank's policies ("They took my money"), and wikipedia editor comments are out of this article, I believe it should be kept as it reflects what is being said by Reliable Sources about the bank and it's policies. Indeed to not have this article would ignore the fact that there are reliable sourced criticisms of the Bank. The BofA article is long enough without merging this article into it. That's my $0.02 . Peace, rkmlai (talk) 16:54, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


I saw what you posted to . What a nice introduction. In the spirit of helpfulness, if you would like any assistance, please feel free to ask myself or others. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 02:38, 25 March 2009 (UTC)


I actually felt that that last edit, before you reverted it, was ok, except the "herded" part. Would you be willing to reconsider it as a compromise ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 21:17, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I understand that you would like to see something different than what exists at present. The "herded" part was obvious O.R., however the editor also introduced grammatical errors--the edit seemed quite poorly written to me. Perhaps you could come up with something more polished for consideration by the various editors. Apostle12 (talk) 05:00, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

There was[edit]

....a lengthy discussion about List of Six Feet Under deaths that resulted in a keep. I took the liberty of reverting your redirect as I was unclear about your recent redirect and note. Care to discuss ? rkmlai (talk) 00:49, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

  • There was an AFD 28 months ago that closed no consensus (which is a default to keep but is not itself a keep) and a more recent discussion Talk:List of Six Feet Under episodes, in which you participated and in which you supported a merger. Rather than revert a page which you supported merging, why don't you make the merge? Otto4711 (talk) 01:17, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I see. I appreciate your time and consideration. I will move the merging of the articles higher on my que of things to do. Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 01:29, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


Rewrite Peoples park to be more in alignment with sources of a public park Rewrite List of Six Feet Under deaths into List of Six Feet Under episodes Rewrite Avon Breast Cancer Walk to reinclude history of event Snake Anatomy AIDSRide ListofStreet Medic Assoc.

Somalian Piracy[edit]

Hello I reverted your edit cause when I read the references and sources, there is stated a clear connection between the lack of control of western nations dumping and the pirates seeing them selves as the coast guard, defending their territory. Care to follow the discussion on the talk page ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 03:22, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I do not read the references the same way you do. Please provide specific cites. LuxNevada (talk) 16:00, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your message to me. I will look for additional citations, in a couple of days, as I am presently on a camping trip. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 19:32, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Breast Cancer 3-Day[edit]

Would you User_talk:Careyparis be willing to work to restore the historical portions of the Avon Breast Cancer Walk back into this article ? Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 18:47, 27 March 2009 (UTC)


Hello I reverted your edit reverting my edit placing coords for the Rock of Gibraltar . I have placed the coords to the peak of the rock. Should I not ? It has been my observation that a lot of coords on wikipedia are approximate and so I have been adding accuracy. That is my intent. Comment ? rkmlai (talk) 23:26, 14 April 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Re: hello[edit]

Thanks for your message Rkmlai.

The reason I reverted your edit is because although they might be the correct coordinates of the summit, those fields are to position the marker on the map to show the summit's location. After your edit the map did not show the summit's location correctly, hence why I reverted. I do apologise for not having provided a descriptive edit summary explaining my reason for reverting. I will proceed to revert it again to show a more accurate position on the map, I hope you understand. Thanks and regards, --Gibmetal 77talk 11:52, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

In fact, you can add the actual coordinates in another field, further down the infobox if you like : ) --Gibmetal 77talk 01:39, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

On leave since April 14, 2009, 5p[edit] from #13 from Halverson

Hello to User:PeteinDC[edit]

I am User:Rkmlai using an IP currently. Thank you for adding: to the Eve Tetaz article. As she was there, please feel free, and invited, to add her to the articles on UAV attacks in Pakistan, Nevada Desert Experience, John Dear, Louie Vitale, Stephen Kelly, SJ. I would do it, but I didn't find Eve in the Democracy Now! source provided, and I am using a borrowed computer as mine is getting repaired. Peace, (talk) 19:26, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

to User:Ntb613[edit]

Hello, I saw your questions about . If I may, WiserEarth is a social networking site. I worked in collaboration with others to write the article. First there was the networking on the site , with others who were interested in having an article. Then an attempt at an article was written by consensus and collaboration here: then I began the article here: and then more editors added to it. Then, after a month or so, when the wikipedia WiserEarth article was not challenged (as we had referenced and sourced all of the points of the article) then I added it to the List of social networking websites. That seems to me how to write an article (as a group), how to pass 'notability' (in that the website was referenced and sourced [see the footnotes and references]), then how to have it added as a notable social network. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 21:59, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Scott Mingus[edit]

regarding "Thanks for improving"

Would you be willing to add the RS to the References section ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 22:44, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. BTW is the template for,_California for where some one is born ie: hometown, or just that they were there before they died ? Peace, rkmlai (talk) 16:35, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
The categories for "people from" are to be used for the place of birth, and anywhere the person spent a significant portion of his/her life and/or made a lasting contribution to that place. In the case of General Davidson, he of course was born in Tennessee, but he lived the latter half of his life in California. Regards from historic York County, PA!!! Scott Mingus (talk) 17:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Delta Queen[edit]


How do you remove the Louisiana Map? It is not accurate to the current location (Chattanooga, TN) and has nothing to do with the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:19, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

done: Thank you, rkmlai (talk) 18:53, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Contribution to AMR page[edit]

Thanks for adding the link to the New Life Church page on the AMR wikipedia page! LMTabone (talk) 14:34, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Detroit Lake Boating Guide[edit]

Rkmlai: We have created a Boating Guide for Detroit Lake. Some of my earlier contributions were not accepted. You were kind enough to offer help. Please review this information and if you think it is suitable for the Detroit Lake, Oregon listing, please include it. Thanks, John

Watching my page[edit]

Hi Rkmlai, I take it you are still watching my user talk page because you put that hatnote on Government of Oregon that was being discussed there? I'm sure it's not your intention, but I'm feeling uncomfortable with your continuing to watch my page, since we really haven't interacted all that much. Especially when you get involved in situations where it's clear I'm having a conflict with another person. I think that's happened at least two other times that I remember. I'm sure you're just trying to be helpful, which is an excellent quality in a Wikipedian, but I have to admit I'm feeling a bit stalked. Of course you're free to do whatever you want within the project's policies, but if you want to help me out, you might be better off watching Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Oregon and helping with requests there, rather than my watching talk page. Thanks! Katr67 (talk) 05:30, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello Katr,
I hear your concern. I will take action to not be in conflict. If you are willing to read my experience: I have an appreciation for your edits on wikipedia especially when you were able to help me with the Lost Valley article. I have appreciated learning from other editors and observing how they handle conflicts and use wikipedia tools like templates and hatnotes, by example. It is of course good for me to see that you have verbalized a request. Seeing requests on the project page seems less helpful to my learning how to edit wikipedia effectively rather than seeing actions performed by editors, but I see and appreciate your perception, will honor you request, but will not be watching the project page as it doesn't seem to fulfill my goals, (as I understand how project pages function). I thank you for the suggestion and apologize for any perceived rudeness for my part. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 05:52, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


This is just a quick reminder that if you answer a request at Wikipedia:Third opinion you should remove that item from the list to avoid duplication of effort. On the other hand, I am not sure if that is how you reached the Talk:Van Jones discussion, so no worries either way. - 2/0 (cont.) 16:27, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. I did see from my Watchlist the ongoing conflict and how it was progressing. I saw a request for a third opinion but did not even know it was a "page" (with a process) till I saw your reference to it. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 00:22, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi ya,[edit]

... do you have a citation for the homecoming ? I could not find one. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 17:56, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi ya, it is just about to happen any time now. Live history as it happens!--Cyber Fox (talk) 17:57, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 04:54, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
The pc brigade removed the edit without the slightest discussion but I redid it later, it is nice to meet a civil editor once in a while. --Cyber Fox (talk) 10:02, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

to User talk:AlbagubrathMegrahi re: SPA re:[edit]

I invite you to widen the scope of your interests and wikipedia edits. Happy surfing and editing. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 15:52, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi ==
Hi Rkmlai and thanks for the tip. You know I went through a phase where I was interested in Gaelic names in the Scottish Lowlands and William Wallace. At present I am (as an Edinburgh citizen) interested in the recent political happenings in scotland that have suddenly thrust the whole country into the limelight. Also, Ive been commenting recently on the Richard Dawkins language skills and the genetic makeup of irish people.
however I take the hint and will widen my scope (though this will have to wait a week as Im off camping until a week tommorow)
cheers (talk) 16:03, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Enjoy your trip
Peace, rkmlai (talk) 16:09, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks I will : D AlbagubrathMegrahi (talk) 16:14, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

State of Oregon listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

I see that you added a hatnote to Government of Oregon, perhaps prompted by the State of Oregon redirect there. That redirect has been nominated for discussion (whether to keep as is, retarget to Oregon, or turn into a dab page), and you might wish to participate in the discussion. -- Thinking of England (talk) 01:45, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

I put the hatnote on the Oregon page and received this message back:
I respect Katr's request and moreso hear the feeling she expressed, of feeling "stalked". I choose to recuse myself from the discussion as I am choosing to not interfere in areas she might feel more of an attachment than I do. I hope the best for the discussion. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 02:36, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

To User talk:Thor zine films[edit]

Regarding this edit: would you have a published citation to back up your personal research ? Thanks rkmlai (talk) 19:39, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

To User talk:David Eberhardt[edit]

Regarding the edits you made to the articles: and , would you have available an online resource that could be cited to verify your edits. I will look up Arthur J. Laffin, ed. (2003). Swords into Plowshares: A chronology of plowshares disarmament actions 1980-2003. ISBN 0-9636224-8-X.  but I have more ready access, as would other editors verifying citations, to a current website of plowshares actions. Thanks rkmlai (talk) 19:47, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

A little more:
As you may see by the edit history on these two articles, I am very interested in improving the coverage of this subject area. I would like to find more Wikipedia:RSs on the subject. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 20:14, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Regarding the edit[edit]

Regarding the edit

I do not have a published citation to offer, but I personally counted the rings on a cut down redwood tree that was within 100' of Luna. I counted 1,536 separate rings on the cut tree. That's 1,536 years old. This tree is only slightly smaller than Luna. As a member of Julia Butterfly's resupply crew in 1998, I spent a lot of time in and around the Luna tree sit with Julia and many others. As far as comparisons to other similarly sized redwoods, the Luna tree sits atop a ridge, meaning she is roughly the same age as trees half her size that occur on lowlands. This is because of more water being available to the tree, produces thicker tree rings, makes for a larger girth tree. So the Luna tree being on a ridge is going to be a smaller diameter even though her age is quite ancient. Like I said, I personally counted the growth rings on a slightly smaller diameter redwood tree stump that is within 100 feet of Luna. There were exactly 1,536 growth rings on that tree. There is no way that Luna's age is less than 1,536 years. I would venture to say that she is closer to 2000 years. I don't know what other citation to give you, other than to offer to take you up there myself to go-a-ring-countin!

Thor zine films (talk) 20:42, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

User talk:DBordello[edit]

In regard to your edit: , Thanks for improving this article. rkmlai (talk) 21:22, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

to User talk:Kimberlykl2009[edit]

regarding your edit, I reverted your good faith edits by Kimberlykl2009; Please incorporate new information (under a CC License) into the Rubberwood article rather than deleting information and replacing with the link:

Peace, rkmlai (talk) 04:31, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

toward User talk:[edit]

Regarding your comment: , Firstly wikipedia is not a forum so you might get some feedback requesting not to post such item more suitable for a forum. Secondly, yes I have it as well and from what I read into your question, I hear fear from you said, and in relating, I fear sleeping as well. Send me an email if you have further questions and / want to converse about your issues and what I have found to be slightly helpful. rkmlai (talk) 18:16, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

toward User talk:Wkerwin[edit]

Regarding you edit: would you be willing to explain your removal of the citation citing "The Nuclear Resister, November 4, 2002" ? rkmlai (talk) 18:24, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

underpants. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:47, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello Sagebunny, I feel I have stepped on your toes in my reverting of the edit,_Nevada&diff=prev&oldid=314475617 to Indian Springs. It was not my intent to Wikipedia:BITE you. In the established "pillars" of Wikipedia, I reverted the edits as they were based on personal observations and not Wikipedia:RS, which is the measure that edits are kept or rejected throughout Wikipedia. I hear that you have a desire to contribute your personal observations to the world. I hope your feelings were not hurt. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 22:05, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

User talk:Derek.cashman[edit]

In regards to , my objections was that from the article: "Others chanted pro-marijuana slogans behind the riot police, and another group took up the stadium chant of "Let's go Steelers."" says nothing about it being a 'counter protest' but just a protest. rkmlai (talk) 17:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Actually, that's not true. It was done directly in response to the protesters, in an effort to drown them out. They may not have been had an opposing viewpoint to the protesters, as is typical of what a true "counter protest" would be, but it was done directly in response to the actions of the protesters. Dr. Cash (talk) 18:45, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Norfolk Academy geo-coord's[edit]

Just a note, that when you changed the geo-coord's for Norfolk Academy here, you changed the coordinates in the National Register of Historic Places Infobox (which locates the 1840 building) to reflect the current location of the school. This has been corrected.842U (talk) 10:35, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks ! I appreciate you adding accuracy to my edit. rkmlai (talk) 20:39, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for caring re: my loss (and also, you might want to be careful which pages you leave your messages on). DS (talk) 01:34, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


Hello regarding your removal of contents on the ISM article , I think the article you say is missing is here: . Please amend as you feel appropriate. rkmlai (talk) 02:36, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

That's the article they were replying to, though don't have WP:RS to that effect. And the original article was not up at all except at "anti" sites so who knows what it really says. Couldn't find New Republic reference either, but the CNN description was good enough so I used it. CarolMooreDC (talk) 02:40, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

In regards to edit: I will concede that I saw 6 and understood "season 6" yet now I see "Season 3" clearly. Thanks for your efforts. rkmlai (talk) 20:35, 5 October 2009 (UTC)[edit]

How about: "In modern times, nonviolence has often been a powerful form of social protest, although in some cases, the tactic of nonviolence has given way to other means that have included violence to bring about social change" since 'proven' does imply some sort of science, nonviolence is a tactic that has been used just as violence is a tactic, this suggested statement provides for "some cases" v. "gave up" which I think is more accurate. I appreciate the work you all are doing to improve this page. Peace, rkmlai (talk) 19:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

What the ...?[edit]

You used TWinkle to undo this, commenting: "revert edits that were npov, though they may be true, they are not neutral.." What the he** are you doing? You reverted my edit which corrected a numerical error. Please fix your mess.--Elvey (talk) 08:37, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Regarding this, I hear I offended you and for that I offer my appologies. I reverted the npov section and meant to restore the numerical difference you cited. I recall wishing at the time that I was desiring and wanting editors to check the previous edit before making their edit to check for vandalism or other pov pushing. Alas I see that I bit you. Sorry rkmlai (talk) 14:53, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Great. Kudos for your counter-vandalism work; I've had the same thought. Oh, and sorry, my tone should have reflected an assumption of good faith. (OTOH: Please don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. Sometimes POV pushers contribute good content. Do you think the claim that the PMG is for-profit which you removed is false? I'm going to revert part of your revert of this, including a typo fix.) --Elvey (talk) 17:41, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

User:CMFHWA has been blocked[edit]

This was an obvious role account and spamusername, editing only articles about the CMFHWA and its exhibits. I thought you'd like to know that it has been blocked for those reasons, since you did such a good job of trying to keep the article's tone appropriate. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:32, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Categories on User:Rkmlai/Wikicodebox[edit]

These lines at User:Rkmlai/Wikicodebox are adding that page to the encyclopedia categories and should be deleted.

  • {{Birth date|1886|10|21}} {{Death date and age|1993|10|05|1886|10|21}}
  • [[Category:1837 establishments]]
  • [[Category:National Aviation Hall of Fame]]
  • [[Category:Missing middle or first names]]

Also the "Leave me a message here." message on your User pages points to the wrong page. And the "Feel free to leave a message on my talk page" message at the top of this page is confusing because we are already on your talk page. Maybe "Feel free to leave a new message" or something similar is better. Jason Quinn (talk) 21:21, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello[edit] my opinion, as someone who has hoarded, is that it refers to crisps. I am assuming that is the assumption of the cite of the blockquote, but is an assumption. In my apartment I would not have necessarily had ready access to more liquidy chips v. a bag of crisps that became unattended then becomes refuse to be dry inedible and left around. Hoarders tend to see the mess that might occur so, in my case,I might leave crisps around but would have picked up a can of half eaten food or oily soggy fish and chips. Not to say it dosent happen, but that is my read of the colloquial and the experience I have had. Hope that adds some clarity, from my opinion. Peace rkmlai (talk) 14:24, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

== Reply to your message ==
Hi, thanks for your message on my talk page. I think you're right: "crisps" (rather than "fries") does seem the more likely meaning of "chips" in this context, especially since it mentions she had children aged 11 and 14: in the unlikely event of a parent chronically failing to dispose of unfinished takeaway food, I think kids of that age would probably chuck it in the bin themselves eventually. All the best, Contains Mild Peril (talk) 21:05, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
== Hello ==
Well my initial response to your comment is a caution to assume the the kids would chuck it out. Specifically, my mom hoards stuff, so there is a genetic and learned behaviors, both of which would probably more predispose kids to _not_ throw out anything that was in the house of someone they were growing up when the parent would be upset for disposing of things, least it be 'important'. I have trouble myself distinguishing between what is 'important' v.'not important' cause my mom has it too, and I believe this is the learned and genetic portions that contribute to family generational patterns of hoarding. I fear that good examples of decernment is lacking in hoarders, IMHO. rkmlai (talk) 21:30, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
You're right: I'm not assuming that the kids necessarily would throw out rancid food, just saying that the presence of other people in the house who might throw out rubbish adds to the likelihood that the "chips" are crisps, not fries. I'm a hoarder with a teenage son whose definition of "rubbish" differs from mine, but if I left smelly rotting food lying around he wouldn't hesitate to throw it out (if nagging me to do it failed). Hoarding can run in families, but sometimes the converse can happen: my mother is obsessed with throwing things out, so I overcompensated and went to the opposite extreme, and my son now rebels against my hoarding. Contains Mild Peril (talk) 22:21, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of User:Rkmlai/snakeanatomy[edit]

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You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Reed Gym[edit]

Hello, While mapping out my bicycle trip to Crater Lake National Park, I found the marker for Reed Gym, located in the forest,-122.428889&spn=0.3,0.3&t=m&lci=org.wikipedia.en&q=42.864467,-122.428889(Reed%20Gym)

Tracing the edit that added cords to the Reed Gym I found you. Since I dont know where Reed Gym is, but dont recall seeing it in the forest, I am asking you to consider correcting the cord as I have the idea you, being a fan of basketball, may know way faster than me searching for it.

Thanks, rkmlai (talk) 00:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

== Coordinates issue ==
Thanks for the heads up. I certainly wouldn't expect you to miss the arena in the forest.  :) Kithira (talk) 02:15, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello regarding Loukanikos[edit]


I placed a tag on the article Riot dog and placed the contents of your article Loukanikos here: .

Thank you for providing references :)

rkmlai (talk) 20:37, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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Some falafel for you![edit]

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Lundberg v. County of Humboldt[edit]

Regarding User:Rkmlai/Sandbox, the importance of Lundberg v. County of Humboldt has become paramount in the last few weeks due to the pepper spraying incident at Occupy UC Davis. Are you still interested in creating it? We really need an article on this topic ASAP. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 03:26, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

== Lundberg v. County of Humboldt ==

Hello. As I've explained over at User_talk:Rkmlai#Lundberg_v._County_of_Humboldt, we really need an article on Lundberg v. County of Humboldt as many of the sources on Occupy UC Davis keep referring to it. Can anyone help? Viriditas (talk) 03:28, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Here is what I got: . Please feel free to add and edit to the article, as I am not a lawyer. rkmlai (talk) 06:58, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you so much. You seem very familiar, have you and I interacted in the past? Viriditas (talk) 09:30, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articles[edit]

This means you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 12:07, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I appreciate your message to me, alerting me to events happening in community, a proposal that seems to me to be against the purpose of wikipedia, which would adversely affect the wikipedia work I have done. rkmlai (talk) 16:37, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Ellibirdfly[edit]

Hello Ellibirdfly,

I made some edits to the LV page and hope you find them contributions to what you had added.

Peace, rkmlai (talk) 16:40, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Sortable by age[edit]


Would it be helpful to make this list a sortable table by using:

{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
|+ Sortable table

It would look like this:

asked in a sense of contribution, rkmlai (talk) 15:03, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

from rkmlai[edit]

I appreciate the prompt to produce the Lundberg v. County of Humboldt article and appreciate your further contributions . In response to your question "Thank you so much. You seem very familiar, have you and I interacted in the past?" . In receiving that question, I knew we had interacted before and indeed found (today, though I had appreciated receiving it then) you had left me this:

Thanks rkmlai (talk) 16:29, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Sortable table[edit]


Would it be helpful to make this list a sortable table by using:

{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
|+ Sortable table

It would look like this:

asked in a sense of contribution, rkmlai (talk) 16:41, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for linking names in the article List of journalists killed in the Mexican Drug War rkmlai (talk) 00:12, 21 August 2012 (UTC) *No problem. I don't know why I didn't do it earlier. Thanks for being the first one. [[User:ComputerJA|ComputerJA]] ([[User talk:ComputerJA#top|talk]]) 00:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

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hello I noticed your edits on Plowshares Movement, an article which relates to this is Ploughshares Fund. I am attempting to source this article, do you mind at the least watching this article and possibly assisting me? Thank you so much. Igottheconch (talk) 06:49, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hello, do you realize your revert transform a statement into misleading the reader to think the airplane was lost and destroyed ? I don't see the point to dramatize this. Did you saw the video and read New York Times's "World’s Largest Aircraft Crashes, Gently, in 2nd Test Flight" article ? This news is a non-event. Putting is as a "airplane crash" is misleading. --Yug (talk) 11:09, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello Yug, Well, I thank you for your message to me. My response and reasoning is that my reverting of your edit was based on a review of your past contributions and tone verses the contrasting tone of the edits in question and the tone of the Edit Summary. When I saw your edit and Edit Summary here with the misspellings, I thought your account must have been hijacked. When I saw the other following contributions from you for that day:
eople's Protection Units|YPG]] positions, an other group fiercely opposing ISIS, to prevent them from capturing areas th
id Air Vehicles HAV 304 Airlander 10]], make a wild landingcrashes at RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, during its second test flight. Cockpit is damaged, the crew is safe and has debriefed.
I tried to contribute by reverting what I saw as misspellings from a hijacked account. So I apologize that I reverted your true contributions to wikipedia. rkmlai (talk) 08:00, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

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