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If I left a message on your talk page, please reply there; I will keep it on my watchlist for a while. If you contact me here, I will respond here unless you indicate otherwise. Thank you.  SchreiberBike 

78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

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Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:10, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you and best of luck with your new tools.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  14:02, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

The Three Graces[edit]

I am disappointed that you chose to remove my contribution without contacting me first (Three Graces page). It is not a violation to use someone else's material if that someone else is you. I wrote the book and the website from which I added material due to the lack of substance and accuracy on the current wiki page. Removing another editors contributions are typically discouraged and in the future, I would recommend you contact the editor prior to removing their contribution for clarification. Please add back my prior edits.[user talk:PsychoticDoc) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PsychoticDoc (talkcontribs) 00:46, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi @PsychoticDoc: I see you are referring to a series of edits from just over a year ago. There were two problems with the text you added to that page.
First, before you added the text, The Three Graces was a disambiguation page (information about disambiguation pages at Help:Disambiguation). Disambiguation pages are not intended to have substance, they are intended to redirect readers to another page. The page Charites is the location of the Wikipedia article about the subject of the Three Graces. I returned the article to its status as a disambiguation page.
Second, as I recall from a year ago, the material you added was nearly identical to that at and appeared to be a copyright violation. I explained this on your talk page at the time and linked to Wikipedia:Copyright violations. If as you imply above, you hold the copyright to the material on that page, the procedure for donating it to Wikipedia is at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials.
I'm sorry you are disappointed, but I think I did the right things then. It is not normal practice to check with earlier editors before making changes (see Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle). If you disagree with my changes we can discuss how to move forward, probably at Talk:The Three Graces.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  04:36, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

RfC announce: Religion in infoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC at Template talk:Infobox#RfC: Religion in infoboxes concerning what should be allowed in the religion entry in infoboxes. Please join the discussion and help us to arrive at a consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 22:16, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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... you were recipient
no. 728 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:41, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Gerda.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  15:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Now three years! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:48, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for warming my heart again Gerda.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  15:34, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Cultural depictions of lions[edit]

hi what is the problem with the lionhead is it a photography art?why i cannt put my picture there (King Muh) — Preceding unsigned comment added by King muh (talkcontribs) 19:45, 23 January 2016 year (UTC)

Hi @King muh: Your picture at File:LIONHEAD " Löwenmensch ".jpg is interesting, but it doesn't fit in with the subject of the page Cultural depictions of lions. The pictures that are on the page relate to culture and almost all are significant works of art held in museums or are part of important architecture. Your picture might be appropriate for display on the Internet, but it doesn't seem to be significant for Wikipedia. Thanks,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:01, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
what you exactly mean with fit the cultural article is it art and we are right now in a multi culturel society "200016year" should i start an article with "the imaginnär multi kulti revolution of the prelegion art photography":)(King Muh)— Preceding unsigned comment added by King muh (talkcontribs) 20:33, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
@King muh: I'm sorry I have not replied more quickly and I'm sorry I won't respond more specifically, but I don't enjoy arguing and I can understand very little of what you are trying to say. I presume that English is not your first language and must tell you that in English what you are writing is at very least unclear. Please look over Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and generally compare what you have added to Cultural depictions of lions with what you generally see on Wikipedia. I will remove your pictures and commentary again. If there is further discussion of what should be on that page, let's discuss it at Talk:Cultural depictions of lions. Thank you.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  15:30, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
hi ok no problem with thadt this was anyway to complex "The World is not ready for this kind of Art" i do not concern english writing first second or any other languages it is secondary i write better if id like too but i donnt like too do it anyway was very exiting to find my self thank you " SCHREIBERBIKE " stuning name (KING MUH) ;)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Stay Cool Thanks T King muh (talk) 18:07, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  18:25, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:33, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
@Hawkeye7: I'm sorry it didn't succeed. It must have been be a brutal experience. I hope you you recover well and continue to do the things almost everyone agreed you are good at.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  21:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:20, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you and best of luck with the new tools.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  15:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 07:45, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I hope you recover from that scorching. Keep up the good fight.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  16:01, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar![edit]

Thanks for the barnstar.......It's going to take a while.....but I'm hoping to update them all with all the new taxonomy, and keeping it up to date moving forward.....just doesn't look right having old info in place......Pvmoutside (talk) 20:48, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

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You deserve thanks for the thankless task of all the corrections you've been making to the "List of birds of ..." series. Thank you and keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  15:36, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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You deserve a barnstar because you respond to other editors in a polite and friednly manner and actually make constructive edits and not just deleting material from pages or nominating articles for deletion which some other users who in my opinion undeservingly receive barnstar awards seem to do in drones.Have a great day :) , Sanjev Rajaram (talk) 02:08, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar! Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  22:59, 12 June 2016 (UTC)


Very many thanks.I added the terms under notes see Sericinus.The single species is best kept separate (not merged) since the info under Sericinus relates to the genus only. Best regards and thanks again Notafly (talk) 18:46, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

@Notafly: Thanks for the clarifications. I formatted the notes you added. I'm not so good with the biology, but I can format things pretty well. Feel free to edit further. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  00:51, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Ugbo - moved from user page[edit]

Moved from user page by SchreiberBike
Some very important infos are missing,
1. Ugbo is made of 3 Autonomus Town: Ugbo Okpalla, Ugbonabo and Ngene Ugbo
2. Ugbonabo has Igwe in person of HRH. Igwe L. U. Chime Nabo 1 of ugbonabo, who represents the hole of Ugbo as Traditional Ruler since Ugbo Okpalla and Ngene Ugbo are yet to chose or elect thier Traditional Ruler.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Okeohia (talkcontribs) 20:11, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Okeohia: I don't know anything about Ugbo. I just changed "heath" to "health" and fixed a section heading. I'm reluctant to add the material you suggest above because I can't find any reliable sources to document it and I'm not much of a writer. As a Wikipedia editor, you can make the changes yourself. If you do, I would be happy to copy edit it to make the English more standard. Thank you,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  19:01, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Sulphurs Comment[edit]

Thank you for your cleanup work on butterflies. One quick note: "sulphur" rather than "sulfur" is used almost universally for the butterfly, even in US English; see, eg, Happy editing! Gould363 (talk) 03:41, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

@Gould363: Thanks for the note. I've looked around and found a mix of uses. Wikipedia uses the "ph" fairly consistently with regard to Lepidoptera so I'll follow that. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  04:53, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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 :) For your reference-formatting & copy-editing burst. (I suspect we're mutually flooding each other's watchlists with our Lepidoptera gnome work? Face-tongue.svg) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 00:26, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
@AddWittyNameHere: Thank you for the barnstar. You are right about us seeing each others names on our watchlists. I go between different kinds of projects to keep from getting bored and I've been using an AWB script that shortens links to the NHM Lepindex as you suggested at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Lepidoptera#NHM LepIndex/Butterflies & moths of the world links. The real fix would be to search out the page with the genus description, but at least I'm able to quickly shorten the URL; here's an example. Thanks again and keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  01:01, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, those NHM-links were overly long to the point of complete and utter ridiculousness. I mean, I'm hardly going to complain about a link with an unnecessary empty parameter or two in them, but five lines of blank parameters? Jeez. A couple of the smaller stubs had the freaking links take up more space in the edit window than the actual (non-taxobox) content. Thanks for taking up that job. :)
Right now, I'm mostly diffusing Category:Lepidoptera genera (and finding unlabeled or misplaced monotypic genera—my list of articles to round-robin move is getting into the low 40ies now, and that's while I've actually been moving a few in between categorizing stuff...), and decapitalizing common names as I come across them. Which still is a lot more common than it should be. /sigh. But I tend to switch between various tasks as well. Boredom lurks, but also the risk of stupid mistakes due to sheer repetitiveness. (*cough*like diffusing some 550 'Category:Monotypic Lepidoptera genera' to Category:Monotypic moth genera and its new butterfly counterpart by 'hand' (well, with help of HotCat, but that's not so much semi-automatic as, hm, quarter-automatic or so? :P). In the span of just over 8 hours. Glad that one's done, though, and if I can keep up some reasonable speed, its non-monotypic counterparts should be done in a day or two as well. Who knows, perhaps the Lepidoptera categorization structure will be something approaching sensible before the end of the decade...) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:28, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

We crossed paths....LOL[edit]

I'm a newbie who has been working my way through the moths, adding info and refs as I can.

I have some questions:

Should I be referring to "funet" as "Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms"?

Also, a caption was removed for the drawing I added. Is there guidance for the use of captions in the taxobox?

Many of the descriptions I have added were transcribed verbatim from the original sources. In some cases changes were made, like "forewing" for "fore wing" and "Exp" (for expanse) to "wingspan". My understanding of policy on references is not to make those kinds of changes. My question is, how to prevent that?


Hello @ThorbyTech: Thanks for asking. There are about a million rules on Wikipedia and then lots of ways to interpret them, so usually it makes sense to just do what seems right, but gradually learning the rules helps.
  1. Funet: I saw a bunch of links to pages on this website that just said "Funet" or "" and since the Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms is just part of, which Wikipedia has an article about at FUNET, I was changing the reference text on the articles as I was editing them, then I started doing that primarily part of the time because I can do it faster with AWB. So basically I do think that "Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms" is better, but I'm open to suggestions for the best way to refer to that website.
  2. Captions: There are guidelines for captions at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Captions. The ones I suspect you are referring to are like this one where the caption had a synonym for the present name and a reference that repeated the information at the image's page. Since the synonym, if appropriate, should be listed under the synonyms section and anyone can see the source of the image by clicking on the image, there's no need to repeat that information as a caption on the species' page.
  3. Quotes: I didn't know that those were quotes. They weren't in quote marks or quote boxes. There's guidance for how to handle quotes at Wikipedia:Quotations. We shouldn't be putting other people's words into Wikipedia unless we are making it clear that we are quoting them, even if the material is in the public domain. Honestly I don't know much about how that all works, because I spend most of my time editing what's already here instead of adding material to Wikipedia.
I hope those thoughts make sense; I'd be happy to discuss them or anything else further. I'm mostly working on Lepidoptera articles from the point of view of a copy editor because Wikipedia guidelines changed a while ago so that species common names should be in lower case and I'm fixing other things as I check those. Thanks,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  21:48, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

January 2017[edit]

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A page you started (Large Castor) has been reviewed![edit]

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Thanks, @Tymon.r:, but no need to let me know. I create thousands of redirects for species common names and they stay on my watchlist for a while. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  00:00, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

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Careless of me.You are absolutely correct. Thanks for pointing this out. Best regards Notafly (talk) 15:21, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Referencing: Talk:Charaxes chanleri. Thanks,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  18:53, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Stop fixing my plants page[edit]

Hey. I appreciate your interest in making everything fit the guidelines, but in this case they do not help. Since Wikipedia has many taxonomic pages that are not quite up to date with current classifiction it is possible for the same organism to be known under several scientific names. The reason both names are included on the page with links is that the taxonomy is not settled, or has recently been changed, or there are a large number of people who know these plants by the second name. Not all of them know enough to click on the link for the current name. Leaving the second link in even though it goes to the same place clarifies this for the people in question. Removing the link leaves them no clear place to go. I can see removing duplicate links where the same concept is mentioned repeatedly by the same words, but that is not the case here. Having the second link is useful to people with outdated or different taxonomic conceptions of the organism. Avram Primack (talk) 16:03, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

@Primacag: I disagree based on Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking, but it's not that big a deal. If you feel strongly about it that's fine. Do take a look at Wikipedia:Ownership of content to avoid making that kind of mistake though. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  18:21, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

I would agree if I were writing a scientific article, but this is not a scientific article. When the reader does not know that the scientific names have been combined into one name it is usufull to have one link for each name even if they do go to the same page. The style manual is more directed at repeated links to the same page from the same name, which would be a waste of storage resources. If I were writing an article about trains, it would be obvious and there would be no reason to link every time I mentioned the word train. But, for people who dont know that asteraceae and compositae are the same, or that mimosaceae are part of leguminosaceae the fact of a link is important and educative. The words have different meaning even if the links are the same. Anyway, thanks for the consideration and the help. Avram Primack (talk) 17:32, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

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Just in case the ping didn't work. :) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 16:55, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

re:Acraea zetes[edit]

Hi SchreiberBike. No, I didn't mean to make all the changes I did at Acraea zetes; I accidentally edited an old version of the page and wiped out your edits. My main intention was to switch |image2 caption= to |image2_caption=. I also wrote out Acraea zetes zetes in the first caption. I'm generally opposed to abbreviating scientific names; Wikipedia isn't paper, so saving space isn't a concern. Abbreviation might be desirable in running text where frequent mention of the genus gets repetitive, but I don't think it's a good idea in captions and lists.

As for changing [[Animal]]ia to [[Animalia]], while I don't think link directly to the title "Animal" is wrong, redirects (i.e. Animalia) aren't broken and it seems simpler to me to just link to the term that will be displayed in the taxobox. Changing links like that is not a priority for me though; it's something I sometimes do if I'm editing the taxobox for other reasons. Plantdrew (talk) 18:08, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

@Plantdrew: That all makes sense. Thanks for getting back to me.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  21:43, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

New article report[edit]

I noticed you asked another user a few months back if there was a report showing newly generated Lepidoptera articles. There is, it's User:AlexNewArtBot/LepidopteraSearchResult. I've added it to the WikiProject Lepidoptera page, but you might want to add it to your watchlist as well. It updates once a day. There are equivalent reports for most of the other Tree of Life daughter projects. Plantdrew (talk) 20:17, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

@Plantdrew: Well that's brilliant. I've had it on my list of things to do to try to figure out what would be involved in creating such a thing and you've gone and done it. Thank you. Keep up the great work.20:23, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh, it wasn't me that made it. It's been around for years, but I guess never got added to the project page. It'll be nice to have somebody else paying attention to it; I've been monitoring it pretty much single handedly for a couple of years to make sure new pages get a project banner (fortunately, the Lepidoptera regulars creating article usually take care of the banners).
I've added a couple more project based reports that have been around for awhile, but weren't mentioned on the WP Lepidoptera page. Plantdrew (talk) 21:24, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for that too. I'll be studying how to add that to my workflow.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  21:26, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Capitalization: Butterflies anf birds[edit]

I have suggested, on MOS:LIFE Talk [2] that it should better reflect the common usage of major authorities for butterflies and birds. Audabon's website provides valuable insight into why they break with the common rules of grammar, with regard to the naming of birds. Rwood128 (talk) 15:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@Rwood128: I've replied at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Capitalization for names of butterflies and birds, but want to let you know that it is an ongoing project. After the decision at WP:BIRDCON it took a team of editors about six months to go through all the bird articles and lists to fix them. I've been working on the Lepidoptera articles for just over a year and I'd guess I'm about halfway done; there are over 100,000 of them. My project page for that is at User:SchreiberBike/Lepidoptera caps if you want a flavor for that job.
Also, we don't have both capitalizations in Wikipedia like "Camberwell beauty (also Camberwell Beauty)" because if we are going to do that for one common name, we'd have to do that for all common names and that's not Wikipedia's style.
I don't want to seem argumentative, but it is an issue that has had a lot of argument already and there has been a lot of effort made to make species common name capitalization consistent across Wikipedia. Thank you.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:57, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I realise that this is a huge task and that it would be foolish to attempt to add parenthesis throughout – though I'd claim that my two edits are valid: they simply provide a clarification and don't. therefore, contravene Wikipedia style. Best of luck with the editing and I'm sorry to have added to your work . Rwood128 (talk) 22:08, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Butterflies on the Plettenberg( Germany)[edit]

Tank you Thomas PS: the next action do start 23.06.2017.A light is built up. In a textile the butterflies are catched. Setting in a bottle everybody can find new butterflies.[1]-- (talk) 16:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

@ missed your note above when you posted it last month. It looks like you are referring to the article Plettenberg (mountain) which I edited about that time. I read a Google translation of the article you referenced and if you have anything else you'd like me to do to that article, please let me know. Thank you.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  22:36, 15 May 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ : [1]2. Juli 2015. In: Schwarzwälder Bote.

Links to Wikispecies[edit]

Hello again Cannot give a full comment now as I am traveling in Portugal until June but I used these links to provide quick access to the otherwise (and most unfortunately wasted photos and images on commons and the albeit limited taxonomic info there. External links from a stub would be better but very time consuming this I think is a useful shortcut providing a photoguIde Best regards Talk to you in June Notafly (talk) 19:41, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

@Notafly: I'll respond as part of the conversation at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life#Links to Wikispecies. Thanks,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  22:39, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
 :::: Left this general message.Back. I will change my position and alter all the Wikispecies links to stubs as time permits.Sorry to have caused this problem and thanks to all. Notafly (talk) 20:09, 2 June 2017 (UTC) Many thanks for waiting for my return. Will you let me know of any deletions you intend so I can replace the link with a stub. I will begin with Indochina.Very best regards Notafly (talk) 20:09, 2 June 2017 (UTC) PS This will take a few weeks in total.PS I did not originate Wikispecies links and have no idea who did. Just chanced on one and finding it a simple solution copied it without much thought.
@Notafly: Welcome home. The ones I noted were: List of butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia (271 Wikispecies links), List of butterflies of China (Nymphalidae) (17) and List of butterflies of Indochina (149). I expect that will take a while to do. If I run into any others I'll let you know. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  04:05, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

These pages are fixed. There may be a few Wikispecies links in Diptera. Not sure of the rest. Still some work to do on the stubs but Ruigeroland is adding the synonyms so maybe no so much.Best regards and thanks for your page additions.Notafly (talk) 13:15, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

You responded 2 me![edit]

I am nice that you have left a message on my talk page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ms. Stephens (talkcontribs) 18:06, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. By the way, when you are done with a note on a talk page, add ~~~~ to automatically add your signature.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:01, 19 May 2017 (UTC)