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Saccharomyces pastorianus

A radical revision of the Saccharomyces pastorianus. A lot of thought has been put in and you are to be congratulated. I have been out the industry for a couple of years, so perhaps you would be able to reassure me on a few points. You have deleted pastorianus being a hybrid of cerevisiae and bayanus, despite strong evidence that this is the case. Would you be able to opint me to a reference that makes case powerfully?

Thanks Steven. A lot of that content was not actually added my myself but merely a reorganisation of the article. The content about the hybridisation of bayanus and cerevisiae is still in the article, and I have just added a reference to this fact. §ĉҺɑʀκs 00:45, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. You have certainly improved the article very much. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stevendavy (talkcontribs) 23:50, 4 February 2007 (UTC).

You helped choose Yeast as this week's WP:AID winner

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Yeast was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

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Ezrakane

Do it - check out the edit to mentawi island (I had edit conflict was about to put 'blatant vandal' and a comment 'why bother? ' but you got there before me. SatuSuro 02:07, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Ha ha, I've reported the vandal at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism so I hope we'll see a block soon. §ĉҺɑʀκs 02:15, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
If you do too many hahas (you sure its not hoho?) I'll drag you into the Orangutan issues as well!  :) SatuSuro 02:19, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that was a fiery discussion on Talk:Orangutan, but with a good resolution. §ĉҺɑʀκs 02:32, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Problem is that I had friends on both sides (no not in, yeahbut in) so the new article will be interesting to see what happens there :) SatuSuro 02:36, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeast-stub

Hi - I see you have created a new stub type, Yeast-stub. As it clearly explains at WP:STUB, and at the top of most stub categories, all new stub types should be proposed prior to creation at WP:WSS/P, so that they can be checked for viability, and to make sure they don't go against either the stub category hierarchy or stub naming conventions. It even says this at the top of the category you created! In the case of your new stub type, it was not proposed, and unfortunately the chances of it reaching the threshold level of 60 currently existing stubs seems very slim, especially sicne there are less that 60 articles on yeasts in total in Category:Yeasts. The stub type has been listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Discoveries - please make any comments as to the reasons for and possible population of this new stub type. Be warned that it may be nominated for deletion via WP:SFD if it is deemed not to reach normal stub type criteria. Please, in future, if you wish to create a new stub type, propose it first! Grutness...wha? 06:47, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for Cape Schanck, Victoria image help

Appreciate your help on this. I had asked User:Orderinchaos78 (info box creator) for help also - but you beat him to the punch. VirtualSteve 09:09, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Thats ok, I have his talk page on my watchlist and thought I'd help out. For future reference you only need to have the image name for the image field. Eg you don't have to put "[[Image:XXXX.jpg]]" but just "XXXX.jpg". §ĉҺɑʀκs 09:13, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Wikiproject banner

No problem, Scharks. :) I saw what you were trying to do with the "mcb-yes" argument in your template, but unfortunately MathBot associates articles with projects based on their membership in one or more categories, and the new template didn't include those additions. Oh, by the way, I found a few articles that I thought really belonged in Micro, so I moved them over completely. If you need any help setting anything up, just let me know, and I'll be very happy to help. Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 00:26, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Award

I award this Barnstar to Scharks for excellence in microbiology and wine articles, especially the work on the Yeast article. —Quarl 2006-12-30
Thanks Quarl, its great to be recognised for my contribution to Wikipedia. §ĉҺɑʀκs 11:55, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Gram-positive merge tag removal. why?

I'm curious as to why you've removed the tag. cow_2001 22:26, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Cow2001, I removed the tag due to comments at Talk:Gram staining, some of which provided a good arguement as to why there should not be a merge. It also seems that this was not the first time the article was tagged for a merge. One comment sums it up best "I also oppose merging Gram Negative with Gram Staining. I arrived at Gram Negative from Proteobacteria and took that path because I was interested in the gram-negative properties of such bacteria. Gram Staining per se holds no interest to me." Thanks for your question. §ĉҺɑʀκs 23:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I'm convinced. ^_^ cow_2001 08:37, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Re:Yeast (good article)

I rethought my position on Yeast because after I just accepted it I started reading through it and saw that it did not have many sources. Then I reverted my judgement.--Natl1 22:00, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Natl1. I think the nomination may have been a little premature and I'll try to put some more work into the article, particularly in referencing. Is it possible to put GA on hold until the changes are made? There has also been a recent peer review which has some great suggestions that I'll implement. §ĉҺɑʀκs 23:09, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi Scharks, I like your contributions on yeast and appreciate your contributions very much. It reminds me to my students time at Geisenheim. Keep on writing and developping yeast!! --Symposiarch 11:12, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Symposiarch, I'm hoping to get yeast to FA status soon. I don't think its too far away. §ĉҺɑʀκs 11:39, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeast looks really good - could be the first fungus as an FA; what do you feel needs doing before nomination? cheers Cas Liber 01:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

I feel that the reproduction and history sections need to be expanded. I'd also like to add a morphology section explaining the average sizes and shapes of cells. There are also some outstanding items from the peer review. I look at the article Bacteria to see how much more could be done, that article is amazing. §ĉҺɑʀκs 00:24, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Will have a look and compare when I get the chance. have a busy week ahead..Cas Liber 09:24, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Qwert.net

Hello, I was not aware that the page was created by the author of that webpage. After reviewing the notibility requirements, I agree with you, and I will replace the tags. Thanks, and sorry for the mix up! Viperphantom 01:56, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

No problems, I'll be more descriptive in the db tag next time. §ĉҺɑʀκs 01:58, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

impressive editing of {{chemicals}}

Well done! Thanks. Wim van Dorst (Talk) 21:08, 28 January 2007 (UTC).

You're welcome. I don't know if you've seen this yet but it is interesting, and shows there is a lot of unrated chemicals articles out there! §ĉҺɑʀκs 23:10, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Indeed, a great edit, the template really looks nice now! About the graph .. there are almost 1800 articles that did not get the template, yet .. I have called in for bot-help. --Dirk Beetstra T C 23:13, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

My focus was more on this, which shows the core list. Doing the assessment and putting in the template makes it slow: I need to do another 300 here, too. And using your fancy template version makes it pleasant work. ps. Did you program all that yourself, or did you use another one as source? I'm working on learning more from other esoteric templates. Wim van Dorst (Talk) 23:53, 28 January 2007 (UTC).

Fair comment about the assessment, it takes a while and I still get some things wrong. I copied most of the template code from other templates and modified it to work as intended. I've done the same to the banner templates for WP:MICRO, WP:WINE, and WP:FUNGI - all were based on the banner from WP:MCB. I saw that the WP:CHEMS template was new and could do with a "facelift" so that I did. I have also done a lot of work on WP:IAP which was where I picked up most of my coding from, most of which was trial and error anyway. If you'd like further modifications done, feel free to ask. Oh and feel free to change the image (ethanol) if you don't like. §ĉҺɑʀκs 00:44, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

New Wine Discussion (by Agne) : Input Requested

Dear Wikipedia:WikiProject_Wine member:

There is an ongoing discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Wine#Vintage_Infos_.28part_II.29 that has become

Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a wine guide

Please add your comments/input to the talk page Wikipedia_talk:Wikipedia_is_not_a_wine_guide.

Thanks! Regards -- Steve.Moulding 19:53, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

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Wine Discussion : Input Requested

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There is an ongoing discussion and voting at WP:WINE regarding Top Importance for Wine articles. Please add your input and/or votes.

Thanks! Regards -- Steve.Moulding 17:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Invite to participate in Wine Newsletter

Hello! I am curious if you would like to participate in our Wine Newsletter "Wiki Winos" feature which is a get to know you section of the new Wine Newsletter that we are trying to develop to foster more of a community sense within the wine project. The feature is a questionnaire that you are free to answer any or all questions on that is located at Wikipedia:WikiProject Wine/Newsletter/Wiki-Winos. Please post any response or feedback on my talk page. Thanks for your time and consideration! AgneCheese/Wine 13:18, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

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Proposed RFA Nomination

Hi Natl1, I've officially accepted and answered the questions. Thanks again for nominating me. §ĉҺɑʀκs 13:00, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Elder_park.jpg listed for deletion

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RFA

Additional questions have been asked on your RFA at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Scharks. Please answer them.--Natl1 (Talk Page) (Contribs) 22:27, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

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Issue II - March 4th, 2007

In this edition:

  • News & Notes Updates on Wine article assessment ; Wine Portal, Barnstars; and Notability of Masters of Wine
  • Wine Sub-projects- Ongoing need for Wine labels with tips on removal. Project drive to get Wine article up to GA.

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THANKS

WikiThanks

Charleenmerced gives Scharks this WikiThanks for all his hard work. Please enjoy a glass of Wine for the great work you did. --Charleenmerced Talk 13:57, 6 March 2007

Thankyou Charleenmerced. Feel free to change anything on the portal where required. Hopefully I can help to keep up maintenance on it as well. The portal could be a great tool for WP:WINE. §ĉҺɑʀκs 15:11, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Hello! I saw yout tidied up the wine templates table. Could you change the heading color to light blue or something like that (anything is fine). The current blue is too dark and it belds in with the black font. Charleenmerced Talk 08:52, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Charleenmerced
Hi Charleenmerced, I've lightened up the colour a bit. Let me know if you'd like it changed more. §ĉҺɑʀκs 11:39, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Hey, well, the color looks the same. It's the part that reads - "What it reads...." The top header on the wikipedia sample templates table at the end, on the Wikiproject WIne page. Charleenmerced Talk 19:04, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Charleenmerced
I thought you were referring to the {{Wines}} template colours! I know what mean now. I've worked out that for some reason the background colour appears dark blue for IE users, but for Firefox users like myself it appears an easy on the eye light grey. I've just patched it up and tested it in IE so I think its fixed now. Sorry for the mixup. §ĉҺɑʀκs 11:50, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Australian Winery‎ Template

Did you have a reason for removing Australian from the template title? I rather liked it and I think Agne did also. --Bduke 21:35, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

The convention for infoboxes is to not have the subject or topic of the box in the header, as this is usually obvious from the prose. {{Infobox company}} for example does not include "Company:" in the title. For longer winery titles this will also result in text wrapping which would be harder to read. If there is a good reason to have it put back in I have no problems with the change being reverted. §ĉҺɑʀκs 12:34, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
OK, I see your point. I have just added the infobox to Hardy Wine Company, replacing the general company infobox. It needs more work on the varieties. Have a look, as it is a good example of a large company and it may need changes to cover it better. I think it is still better than the general infobox. --Bduke 21:25, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Agreed, you've done well. §ĉҺɑʀκs 21:59, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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  • News & Notes New look for Wine Project Page; Wine Article assessment; Operation Stub-killer; New Template for Australian Wineries; New wine stub categories proposed.

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Thank you!

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A well deserved Kudos for all your outstanding work with the templates and layout of wine related pages. You have the magic touch and are a tremendous asset to the Wine Project. AgneCheese/Wine 07:05, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

You really have done outstanding work and deserve a world of praise for it. AgneCheese/Wine 07:05, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the recognition Agne. I really enjoy contributing to the wikiproject and I feel like I'm only getting started. If you find any more work template wise, please let me know. scharks 07:43, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Scharks, I also wanted to say thank you so much for all your valuable work. If you wouldn't more work...a template for welcoming new members would be great. A ood example (although too much info) can be found in User talk:Theorb. It's the WP:Film Welcoming sign. Something a lot simpler would be great. Thanks again Scharks. Charleenmerced Talk 18:11, 22 March 2007 (UTC)Charleenmerced

Shochu

Why did you relist shochu as a rice beverage in your reorganization of the template? Akihabara 23:01, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Help on User page

Hello Scharks, since you seem to be very good at this wikipedia/html language thing, I would like to ask for your help. I have been trying to fix my user page forever! But the formatting is all wrong. Can you help?Charleenmerced Talk 02:45, 23 March 2007

  • Scharks, thanks you sooooo much for your help. Finally, my page is fixed!!! I had been trying forever. Can I ask you for 2 more requests? Cna you make the barnstar smaller, much like the style you use in your user page, vertical? And also, the self-given awards ;-), can you also make them smaller, a lot smaller?
I've made the changes. I removed a couple of awards that were superseded by other awards, I hope that's ok! Anything else, just ask. Oh and thanks for the cookie. scharks 00:27, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Choco chip cookie.jpg Cookie!
Here's a chocolate chip cookie for your help in fixing my userpage. You deserve it after all of your hard work. Enjoy. Best regards.--Charleenmerced Talk 14:55, 23 March 2007

Meetup on 23rd April 2007

Hi Scharks,

Apologies if you're already aware of this, but I'd like to let you know that the second Adelaide Meetup will take place on Monday 23rd of April at ZUMA Caffe, 56 Gouger Street, Adelaide. The meeting is at 7:30am for breakfast with Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Meetup 2 for more details and indicate if you might attend.

Thanks,–cj | talk 13:53, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
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Riesling

Hi, any reson for you to revert this edit of mine, or was it unintentional? I can not understand why 'Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada' and 'Other regions' is on header level 2 instead of 3. Stefan 06:39, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry that was unintentional. I was trying to revert the edit by the anon and reverted back one version too far. As it turned out I accidentally also reverted my own edit! I think I'll give up on using popups to revert things! scharks 07:29, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
OK, no problem, I reverted to the right version, including your last udpate. Stefan 07:43, 25 March 2007 (UTC)