User talk:Semperf

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Welcome to my user talk. Please put new stuff at the bottom. Semperf 12:43, 15 May 2006 (UTC)


Archive 1 (to April 6, 2007)

RfA thanks from Akhilleus[edit]

Akhilleus gets new weapons.
Semperf, thanks for your support in my successful RfA.

As the picture shows, the goddesses have already bestowed my new weapons,
which I hope to use to good effect. If you ever need assistance,
or want to give me feedback on my use of the admin tools,
please leave me a message on my talkpage.
--Akhilleus (talk) 17:11, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

look, I`m not trying to be mean to jason dolley. i`m just trying to have a little fun. I`m not trying to vandalize anything on this site, I`m just playing around a little. If you want to change it, that's fine, but please don't block me from editing. I`m not going to do this all the time.

Athens, history of a major power in ancient Greece[edit]

Athens, history of a major power in ancient Greece is a potential wikireader I do have in mind. Major issues are fairly well covered with FAs. In my opinion, especially the editors from Pericles and Alcibiades are capabale of extraordinary works and with their help we could create an excellent wikireader. I already discussed the idea with Yannismarou. He is supportive, but lacks time to do the whole task. I'm quite certain this project could benefit from your participation. In the Battle of Marathon, for example, the social tension are mentioned, something that escapes mostly when one only talks about brave soldiers and brilliant statesmen. Naturally this is difficult to research and I do think you might be especially capable of helping us to provide some more useful background on similar issues(food of the rowers and hoplites, social structure and changes, tools and techniques of the craftsmen, silver mining, btw.) to provide more than just a list of engagements and casualties. Wandalstouring 10:21, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Ludwig van Beethoven as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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

Pious7TalkContribs 10:33, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Saskatchewan WikiProject[edit]


Hello. A new WikiProject about Saskatchewan has been started as an attempt to better organize information in articles related to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. If you would like to participate, you can Saskatchewan articles, add Saskatchewan content, or visit the project page, where you can join / edit the project and/or contribute to the discussion. WikiProject Saskatchewan

SriMesh|talk Julia 02:15, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I am contacting all non-anonymous editors who participated in the debate at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Québécois. It has been very difficult achieving consensus on the appropriate scope of the article, and the use of the word Québécois in a series of articles proposed by one editor. I am requesting input at Talk:Québécois. Joeldl 23:35, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Government as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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

Diez2 00:45, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

What What (In the Butt)[edit]

Hi, I'm kind of new to Wikipedida. I saw that you voted to keep the article on "What What (In the Butt)" and I'm wondering if you could help me out again. We tried really hard to fix up the article, add more info, add more links, and make it less spammish. Recently some kid who calls himself Spectre ( removed all the information on the whole page because he thinks it is doesn't show a neutral point of view and is not noteworthy. We already showed that it was noteworthy when it was up for deletion, and the article seems neutral enough to me. How can we stop this guy from vandalizing our article? I have little experience and he's been an administrator, so I feel powerless. If you can help in any way it would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Shatner1 19:55, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Why the rollback?? (cur) (last) 23:41, 4 May 2007 Semperf (Talk | contribs) m (47,665 bytes) (Reverted 1 edit by to last revision by Mini-Geek. using TW) (cur) (last) 23:40, 4 May 2007 (Talk) (47,665 bytes) (→As sole author - "God Is Not" --> "god is not" conform to capitalization of published book title) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:47, May 4, 2007

Talk message from you[edit]


I made an account for wikipedia perhaps two year's ago, then drifted away, and just received an email about a new password being created from me.

I changed it, then found a message from you:

"Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and it has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you may want to do. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. semper fictilis 23:07, 12 April 2007 (UTC)"

"Please do not add unhelpful and unconstructive information to Wikipedia, as you did to Edison, New Jersey. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. semper fictilis 23:23, 12 April 2007 (UTC)"

I like Wikipedia, but do not have time to work on it at all. I do not like vandals.

I would like to delete my account, as I think someone has been trying to access wikipedia using my account name. Or, someone was spoofing my IP (I use a wireless card and often use public routers, that may be the problem). Either way, I am sorry for the confusion. I have nothing against Edison, NJ, nor do I even know what was posted that constituted vandalism. Thank you for at least bringing it to my attention. Seed


Semper fictilis, thank you for your kind words in support of my RfA, which closed successfully yesterday. Please feel free to drop me a note any time if there is anything that I might be able to do for you. Pastordavid 16:06, 14 May 2007 (UTC)


Semperf, you recently reverted the article on Laudanum, but to a previously vandalized version. I fixed up this little mistake. Keep the good work up!!! --Patar knight 22:02, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

YechielMan's RFA[edit]

Thank you for participating in either of my unsuccessful requests for adminship. Although the experience was frustrating, it showed me some mistakes I was making, and I hope to learn from those mistakes.

Please take a few minutes to read User:YechielMan/Other stuff/RFA review and advise me how to proceed. Best regards. YechielMan 21:58, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Hello there[edit]

You sent me a warning for keep on editing, however it is Akhilleus that keeps on deleting sources, and i just keep on putting them back. Akhilleus has not offered any reason as to why the references should not be added in the article, he keeps assuming and assuming.

Fact is that these references are valid. They are relevant and valid, and they deserve to be in the Minoan article. Whether Akhilleus likes them or not, is another subject. Fact is that these references are valid. --Mimon 21:30, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for you message as well. I offered verifiable scholarly sources both from the perseus project. Why does Akhilleus delete them? And supporting my point? But i have not added any point, i have not added any comments and none at all, only specified sources that one of them mentions relevant material about the Cretan legal system and is indeed worthy of addition and the other is the definition of the term Minos as provided by Liddell and Scott. What point? I have not added any points, only material as they are straight from the source. --Mimon 21:38, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Again which point? I have not added any point? Why is Akhilleus correct? Why? --Mimon 21:52, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


Hey Semperf. long time nno speak. I was thinking about plp who would make good contacts for WPMILHIST and your name sprung to mind. Would you like it if I nominated to you be a contact for ancient Rome? Tell me what you think. :) Kyriakos 06:46, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I have placed an official invitation. All you need to do is go to the link here and add your what you are willing to be a contact in. Good Luck. :) Kyriakos 09:16, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

What are your subjects? I suppose ancient Greece and Rome. Wandalstouring 14:15, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

You were elected contact for Ancient Rome. You will be notified about peer reviews within your scope. Please help us to find other editors capable of becoming a contact. Wandalstouring 19:34, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Congrats on becoming a contact. :) Kyriakos 14:40, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

June 2007[edit]

Information.svg Hello. Please don't forget to provide an edit summary. Thank you. ~ Wikihermit 01:09, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem. If you want to you can go to my preferences, go under the edit tab and select "prompt me to use edit summaries." ~ Wikihermit 01:13, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

contact userbox[edit]

Waricon.svg This user is a contact for the
Military history WikiProject.

Encyclopedia author? Userbox[edit]


I've created a userbox as per your query at talk:userboxes

Do let me know if you need any assistance in modifying it, or setting it up in your userspace. Regards, Lynbarn 22:47, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:V opinion request[edit]

Hi there, do you have an opinion on which of these formulations of a paragraph in this policy is preferable? Tim Vickers 16:23, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

WWI vets vandalism[edit]



who has been cited multiple, multiple times for vandalism, continues to concoct fictitious data. Please block this user from further edits.Ryoung122 22:12, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey Semperf. I need some help. In the article i am wsriting I am trying to add inline cits to Livy. But the website I used to cit the War against Nabis doesn't work on this one. Do you have an other website that might help. Thanks. Kyriakos 07:16, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Offer of RfA nomination[edit]

Would you like to be nominated for adminship? Reviewing your recent contributions, I think you would be a suitable candidate. WaltonOne 11:33, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi semperf

I think there is a pretty good start on Auxiliaries (Roman military) that could do with some help in copyediting.

Greetings Wandalstouring 11:29, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

expanding Roman colonies article[edit]

Is it worth trying to compile in the roman colonies article a list of all Roman colonies rather than just a few isolated examples? - PocklingtonDan (talk) 11:43, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, replied on the colonies talk page - I have this one my watchlist now, so no need to reply on my tlak page from now on. Cheers - PocklingtonDan (talk) 16:59, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Peer review request for Galatian War[edit]

There's a new peer review request for Galatian War that may be of interest to you; any input there would be appreciated. Thanks! Wandalstouring 16:12, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

help Second Punic War[edit]

I have been working on a structure for all the battles of the Second Punic war. My idea is that there are three theaters and three phases. The Theaters are Western-, Central- and Eastern Mediterranean and the phases are from 219 until 213, and from 212 until 207 and from 206 until 202. What's your opinion, is this an acceptable approach? Wandalstouring 06:44, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

The problem is that it leaves out all the naval engagements and Syracuse. According to "The Punic Wars a Reappraisal" these were decisive engagements because they prevented Carthage from being able to supply Hannibal. I will try to work with the structure you found and see what we get. Wandalstouring 08:46, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thank You for the welcome so quickly. I hope to contribute in some small way. Thanks!Bonko24 21:57, 6 August 2007 (UTC) Bold text

REPO MAN 8000: The Beginning Chapters...[edit]

hi and welcome to wikipedia and me too - repo man 8000. i shall be providing useful information on my specialist areas to help with the evolution of the best website

thank you[edit]

Thank you for the quick welcome message. I spoted some missing info on one of the pages a few days ago, so decided to register and add the info. hope to learn to do this over the bank holiday. Thanks Nokian70 21:27, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your welcome. I copied your user page. Hope you don't mind. Mrs.EasterBunny 21:30, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Help with citing sources[edit]

I have some information from an old magazine which I would like to site. Do I need to scan it and submit it or is the citation of the Magazine name, issue no, page, published date sufficient? Also Can I cite information from radio show and TV programme without published transcript? Thanks for your help Nokian70 00:57, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


thanks for the welcome message. --Bullet234 14:07, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi semperf

I'm trying to get the Wikipedia:WikiProject History on track and I need some competent support, so I'm trying to recruit some good editors. Greetings Wandalstouring 14:48, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Take a look

I found an interesting list in the German wiki that is along the lines of what you were working on about the Samnite wars. http/ Greetings Wandalstouring (talk) 13:44, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Renaissance Canada[edit]

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Late Roman army[edit]

Could you do me a favor and take a look on Late Roman army? Thanks Wandalstouring (talk) 18:59, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Please participate in this review[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Review#Auxiliaries (Roman_military) is a current A-class review that would greatly benefit from your input. Thanks a lot Wandalstouring (talk) 08:17, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Ancient Roman inquires[edit]

Your input would be appreciated at

Thanks.--Doug Coldwell talk 20:55, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi Semperf

I was wondering if you would be able to tell me if you yourself made the map of sparta that you posted. I saw it in an article for antigonos doson. I would like to know how such maps are created, as I need maps for articles that I intend to publish. Gordon Davis - —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jordy180 (talkcontribs) 14:27, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Semperf! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 04:05, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Daniel Stelmacker[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:RomColTop[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:RomColTop has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. DH85868993 (talk) 14:05, 21 July 2012 (UTC)