User talk:Salvio giuliano/Archive 12

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Proper translation needed[edit]

I would like to ask you for a favor in translating the following into proper Italian if you don't mind. It might (or might not) solve a real silly feud between neighbors.
"If you're a real Italian act like one and get over "it" so we can solve it."
Thanks, TMCk (talk) 01:57, 23 September 2010 (UTC) And a little add on for the subject line: "And one more thing" (e mas una cosa(?))TMCk (talk) 02:22, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, más is Spanish Face-wink.svg; in Italian "and one more thing" is "ed un'altra cosa"; while "If you're a real Italian act like one and get over "it" so we can solve is" can be translated as "se sei un vero Italiano, comportati come tale e cerca di fartene una ragione, cosicché possiamo risolverla. (or cosicché possiamo risolvere questa storia)" Hope this helps. Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 11:21, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • It helped a lot. Molto grazie, Signore :) TMCk (talk) 17:30, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome; it was my pleasure. Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 23:18, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Adopt-a-user reminder[edit]

Hello, I have completed a general cleanup of the adopter information page for the adopt-a-user project, located here. During my cleanup, I have removed several inactive and retired users. In order to provide interested adoptees with an easy location to find adopters, it is essential that the page be up-to-date with the latest information possible. Thus:

  • If you are no longer interested in being an adopter, please remove yourself from the list.
  • If you are still interested, please check the list to see if any information needs to be updated or added - especially your availability. Thank you.
  • You are receiving this message because you are listed as an adopter here.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Netalarm (talk) at 03:47, 23 September 2010 (UTC).

Good work[edit]

Keep it up. Best. Wifione ....... Leave a message 16:37, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll try. Face-wink.svg Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 22:11, 24 September 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your offer, but I've closed the ANI thread by User:Alpha30 as baseless. If you want to continue to give them a hand you're welcome.--Tikiwont (talk) 16:18, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: Adoption[edit]

Hello Salvio! I'd be glad to have you as my adopter! I look forward to learning from you. :) ShatteredSpiral (talk) 21:47, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm at your disposal, whenever you need anything; so, feel free to ask away. Face-wink.svg Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 23:18, 26 September 2010 (UTC)


Would you by chance know how I can get those collapsable boxes on the bottom of your userpage on mine? Or some sort of variation of them anyways... :) ShatteredSpiral (talk) 20:56, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

I use {{collapse top}} and {{collapse bottom}}.
And, by the way, I've snooped about your 'tribs: you're doing a jolly good job! Face-wink.svg Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 22:12, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Also, one more question. How can I get an article to Good Article status? I'm unsure of the process. ShatteredSpiral (talk) 01:45, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, if you'd like to have an article promoted to good article status, you should nominate it here, after making sure it meets all the criteria listed here — a very good guide can be found here —. Unfortunately, the process is quite backlogged; so, if you chose to nominate an article for review be aware that it might take some time.
However, since you're still fairly new, perhaps WP:FEED OR WP:PR might be better venues to receive feedback regarding an article you've written. Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 15:11, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I'm not there yet, lol. I'm just starting to look over the article at and see what needs to be fixed/added. I read both of the reviews over there so I'm gonna get started today. I'm looking for sources/references for a certain part of the article that seems to have none. :)ShatteredSpiral (talk) 16:48, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
Whoops, I thought you were referring to an article you were about to start; sorry...
In this case, the article has already been developped and might be easier to have it promoted; first, you could tackle the issue highlighted here... And remember to inform the main contributor(s) of your intention, as it is considered polite. I really hope you manage to get it to GA status! Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 09:44, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 September 2010[edit]

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Hey, it's cymru.lass again. This is probably a newbie-type question, but what's a circular redirect? I couldn't find the answer to that question by searching or on WP:REDIRECT. Thanks in advance! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 02:18, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, it should be when page A is a redirect to page B, which, in turn, is a redirect back to page A; in these cases, however, the double redirect doesn't work, as it is blocked by the software and only shows you the link (I believe). Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 09:46, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! I've been looking for the information everywhere! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 23:42, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Always glad to help; by the way, I see you're becoming a template expert! Face-grin.svg I might seek your assistance soon... Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 23:52, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Hahaha, expert? Remember this? I wouldn't call myself an expert just yet—I'm still making those mistakes. The only difference is I've discovered the preview button! Face-devil-grin.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 00:41, 30 September 2010 (UTC)


No one ever says "Let's talk 'bout it". While the "a" is often left off of "about" to begin a phrase (for instance "bout time"), "talk-a-bout" is much easier to say than "talk-bout", and I have never heard anyone anywhere say the latter. Keepscases (talk) 16:12, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Changed, tanks. Face-grin.svg Salvio Let's talk about it! 18:40, 30 September 2010 (UTC)


Looking at my talk page, I see it's getting pretty long—50 conversations! I was wondering if you could help me get a bot to start archiving it? I'm flummoxed as to how to start. and I was wondering if there was any way I could get my archive box to say "Archive 1: Month Year - Month Year" instead of just "Archive 1". Thanks! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 15:49, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, if you wish to get a bot to archive your talk page, my suggestion woul be to try MiszaBot — you can find the instructions [User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo|here]] —. However, personally, I archive older threads manually, because, this way, they can be removed when I think they no longer serve any useful purpose; and, more importantly, because I really can't make heads or tails of those instructions... Face-blush.svg I'm really sorry... Salvio Let's talk about it! 17:06, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Don't worry, I can't make heads or tails of them either. (And I call myself a geek...) So you just create a talk subpage and copypaste old messages over? --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 20:40, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, using this code
{{archive box|image=[[Image:File-manager.svg|35px]]| [[/Archive 1|Archive 1]] - [[/Archive 2|Archive 2]] et cetera}}
you create that box you see at the top of my talk page, on the right; then, I copypaste old messages over... Salvio Let's talk about it! 20:46, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Okie doke. Thanks for putting up with all my technically inept questions Face-wink.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 21:54, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the hello![edit]

I have been reading Wikipedia for a while now, and thought I should register. I think that I will probably start very small with maybe minor copy editing. I will look into the categories where I have some knowledge such as yeast bread baking and classical guitar. Thanks again--Romantic Mollusk (talk) 16:55, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, welcome again! And, if you need any help (except with bots Face-grin.svg), feel free to ping me. Salvio Let's talk about it! 17:08, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 October 2010[edit]

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Currently dabbling a bit in NPP.

Is something considered plagarism if parts of it are word for word from a site, even if the source is in the article? If so, how should I handle it? Should I drop a note on the article creator's talkpage, rewrite it, or both? Any other suggestions? ShatteredSpiral (talk) 02:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, it depends; per Wikipedia:NFC#Text

Brief quotations of copyrighted text may be used to illustrate a point, establish context, or attribute a point of view or idea. Copyrighted text that is used verbatim must be attributed with quotation marks or other standard notation, such as block quotes. Any alterations must be clearly marked, i.e. [brackets] for added text, an ellipsis (...) for removed text, and emphasis noted after the quotation as "(emphasis added)" or "(emphasis in the original)". Extensive quotation of copyrighted text is prohibited.

So, if they take short parts from the original source, highlight this fact and provide proper attribution, then I'd say there's no violation. If not, there is a copyvio.
If an article is entirely a violation and there's no clean older version, it can be speedied per G12. If only parts of it are problematic, per Wikipedia:Copyright violations#Dealing with copyright violations you can either remove those parts from it, revert to an older non-infringing version or rewrite them (trying not to closely paraphrase them) and then leave a {{subst:cclean|url|insert URL or description of source here (optional)}} (which reads like this: {{cclean}}) on the offending editor's talk page. Salvio Let's talk about it! 12:29, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Metallica's Black Album[edit]

Hello,i've noticed you're updating the best selling albums topic so i have a favor to ask.

I've posted 9 links from various different websites including BBC,none of which is a fan-connected in any way,every link is about as reliable as it gets.Please post the album on the list.Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kargetina (talkcontribs)

First of all, I'd like to welcome you to Wikipedia and to apologise for my delay in replying.
That said, I've taken a very cursory look at the issue on the article's talk page as I'm a bit pressed for time lately, and I see that you've been told that the sources you offer to back the change you're proposing have been said not to be reliable, according to our policy. I'm sorry I cannot give you a more specific answer; but I'll try to as soon as I can.
Again, sorry. Salvio Let's talk about it! 01:55, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

An update from adopt a user[edit]

Hi there Salvio giuliano! You may be wondering, what have I done to sound the alarm this time? Nothing. I'm messaging you in regards to the adopt-a-user program, which currently has a backlog of users wishing to be adopted. This doesn't make much sense, as we have a considerable list of users offer adoption, so there shouldn't be any backlog. I've begun to eliminate this backlog myself through a matching program, but I need your help to make it work. Of course, adoptees and adopters don't have to go through there, but I believe it helps eliminate the backlog because someone is actively matching pairs.

On the list of adopters, I have modified the middle column to say "Interests." It's easier working with other users that have similar interests, so if it's not too much to ask, could you add your interests in the middle column? For example, if I was interested in hurricanes, computers, business, and ... reptiles? I would place those in the middle column. Counter-vandalism and the like can also be included (maintenance should be used as the general term). The more interests, the better, since adoptees can learn more about you and choose the one they feel most comfortable working with. The information about when you're most active and other stuff can go into the "Notes" section to the right.

Finally, I've gone around and asked adoptees (and will in the future) to fill in a short survey so adopters can take the initiative and contact users they feel comfortable working with. We all know that most adoptees just place the adopt me template on their user page and leave it - so it's up to us to approach them and offer adoption. So, please take a look at the survey, adopt those that fit your interests, and maybe watchlist it so you can see the interests of adoptees and adopt one that fits your interests in the future.

Once again, thank you for participating in the adopt-a-user program! If you wish to respond to this post, please message me on my talk page.

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The Signpost: 11 October 2010[edit]

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Your input is requested[edit]

I have started an RfC on inappropriate userboxes, i.e. those that don't follow the introductory paragraph at WP:UBX:

"A userbox (commonly abbreviated as UBX) is a small colored box ... designed to appear only on a Wikipedian's user page as a communicative notice about the user, in order to directly (or even indirectly) help Wikipedians collaborate more effectively on articles."

How does a userbox about a user's own preferences in regards to what topics on Wikipedia they hate and what type of sexually explicit material they like and actively view help Wikipedians collaborate with one another? Which is the question I am raising.

This introductory paragraph over at WP:UBX contradicts WP:NOTCENSORED so I'd like you to weigh in at WT:UBX, it'll only take 5 minutes of your time. I've sent this message because the topic has not had much community input

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Fridae'sDoom (talk) at 20:53, 15 October 2010 (UTC).


Thanks for the message.. Just going to comment that I've always personally admired your comments and input whenever I see your username. I think you're a smart and valuable member to WP. And you're Italian, which is always bonus points. haha Tommy! 04:13, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

please allow me to edit the page and remove what u feel is only advertisiment

The Signpost: 18 October 2010[edit]

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The Signpost: 25 October 2010[edit]

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