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I award this Barnstar to Shawnc for his fine contributions to everything martial arts related, especially for creating new articles and organizing categories.
March 5 2006, -Marcus-.

Welcome!

Hello, Shawnc, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

If you have any questions, see the help pages, ask a question at the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome, and good luck!

Kirill Lokshin 03:39, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Contents

User Categorization -- Pingtung County[edit]

You were listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Taiwan page as living in or being associated with Pingtung County. As part of the Wikipedia:User categorisation project, these lists are being replaced with user categories. If you would like to add yourself to the category that is replacing the page, please visit Category:Wikipedians in Pingtung County for instructions. Rmky87 20:46, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Super Mario 64[edit]

This wasn't the first 3D platformer - there were others. It was just the most well-known and influential. Andre (talk) 19:43, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

Re: Appeal to consequences[edit]

Thanks, my full reply is on the article's talk page. slambo 18:27, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

MMAStatbox[edit]

Very funny indeed! (for other readers: Shawnc tried to add the MMAStatbox to the Royce Gracie archive just five seconds after I´ve added it myself!). They said great minds think the same at roughly the same time when surrounded by the same context (that´s why, they also claim, so many inventions happens to be "invented" by different people, in different places, at almost the same time). Hope it´s true, and not the other way around: "stupid people always think the same stupid things"... let´s hope we are the smart ones, not the stupid ones, only time will tell... (i´m in a kind of humorous mood tonight!) regards and thanks, Loudenvier 03:43, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Argumentum ad populum[edit]

  • hey shawnc, my fault, i confused the two ad-whatevers terms. i think the page looks good, whats the difference between renaming and redirecting? Spencerk 07:15, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Martial arts categorization[edit]

Happy to help. But based on what you have worked on, you have fallen into my trap: You might be the person who can handle the one category in the Sportspeople section that I can't: Martial arts practitioners. There's a large number of different martial arts (hapkido, for example) that I don't know's a subcategory of what. Sometimes an article states it (Jackie Chan doesn't practice kung fu, for example), but sometimes not. So without that knowledge I can't really handle the mass of uncategorized people in the Martial arts practitioners main page. Maybe you can?--Mike Selinker 14:40, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

  • Take a look at Category:American_martial_artists. This is how I'd like to see all the martial artists categorized as they get moved out of the main section. Note that this will result in a single entry under the Category:Sportspeople by nationality subcategory of ("X" martial artists). Make sense? If so, please move anyone you feel comfortable moving appropriately.--Mike Selinker 21:08, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Re: Wushu vs Kung Fu[edit]

I am not too sure if the two terms are exactly referring to the same thing. As far as Hong Kong is concerned, it's called kung fu there, both in English and in Cantonese. — Instantnood 09:23, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Welcome. People use kung fu and 功夫 predominantly whenever they talk about martial arts, e.g. to refer to the genre of films and dramas. In fact 武術 is far less frequently used, except for sport when 武術 is the official name of the particular events (e.g. Asian Games). — Instantnood 10:02, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
They may be similar, but I think the current articles are good enough to discuss the differences of the two terms, the history behind, while telling they're similar, and in some certain aspects the same thing. — Instantnood 20:40, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Categorization[edit]

Greetings! I'm sorry that I haven't gotten back to you about the categorizations yet, but I've been a bit busy for the last couple of days in the "real world"... I think I'll be able to look it over tomorrow. Cheers! --Fire Star 04:31, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Fireball[edit]

Yeah, I have used a few calculators after I made the picture based on a few rough numbers derived from Glasstone's book. I haven't had time though to really try and re-run the numbers to see what exactly it was that mine depicts, because it certainly isn't 20 kt vs. 1 Mt. But now that you've brought it up, I might take another look at it... --Fastfission 18:29, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Company[edit]

Shawn: Would you please modify Template:Infobox Company as you did Template:Infobox Celebrity? Thank you. Adraeus 18:58, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Movie[edit]

User:AzaToth has made some changes to the coding of Template:Infobox Movie. I'm not certain if those are good or appropriate changes. Would you please look the template over for errors? Thank you! Adraeus 04:50, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Okay, thank you! Adraeus 00:45, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

The Supersmashers[edit]

Hi, thanks a ton for the headsup. I speedy deleted it just now. btw, I am a new admin and it is my first delete. Great work, keep it up. --Gurubrahma 16:36, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a ton, man. speedy deleted Boyoscorporation as well. --Gurubrahma 16:49, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Messages for you[edit]

Hi! I seem to have received two messages ([1] and [2]) that I believe were intended for you. I'm terriby puzzled about how they ended up on my talk page, of course. —Kirill Lokshin 22:23, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

One of the messages is from me, Ken Mayer. I don't know how these bizarre talk/discussion pages work. Shawn sent me a message. I clicked on Shawn's name, got Shawn's user page, which says leave a note on Shawn's discussion page.

At the top of Shawn's discussion page there's a note from Kirill ending "If you have any questions, see the help pages, ask a question at the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome, and good luck!

Kirill Lokshin 03:39, August 17, 2005 (UTC)"

I was just following orders, I didn't know whether Shawnc and Kirill Lokshin are the same person. So my message ended up on Kirill's page. I suggest removing Kirill's greeting from the beginning of Shawn's discussion page.

--Kenmayer 16:19, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Exercise equipment/Exercise machine[edit]

Howdy. I removed the merge tags. Click over and take a look at the differences. If you want to know why, the answers are because I say so and because everyone I asked agrees. (just kidding). The stub tags are still there, so these two pages can grow apart like an old married couple... --24.221.8.253 06:25, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: J-Russ[edit]

LOL, double CSD tagged =-=-J\/\/estbrook       17:13, 9 December 2005 (UTC)


Feelthedeal[edit]

Thank you for (correctly) listing this article for deletion. However, spam is not grounds for speedy deletion, and it must be voted at AFD--File Éireann 18:05, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Biographies +Tarquin Gunnell[edit]

Is there a template for that talk message? WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 21:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Awesome. Thanks. WikiThanks.png WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 22:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
That was an accident. I know that auto-sigs don't work in templates. I'm using a friends laptop and it's giving me some problems. I must have inadvertantly switched browser windows and mistaken it for the talk page I had just used it on. Sorry. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 23:02, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

explanation[edit]

Some n00b got got upset with me for nominating his article, G.I.S.T, for deletion. So he put {{afd}} on my user page [3] and went so far as to create a discussion page for it. I don't find this amusing. — FREAK OF NURxTURE (TALK) 22:25, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

unprotection[edit]

go for it. Please drop me a line on your talk page when you're done, so i can reprotect it. Nandesuka 07:03, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

I reprotected it, since it looked like you made your change. Let me know if you need it unprotected again (or reverted). Nandesuka 07:18, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Please join[edit]

Hi, Shawn,

Please join the Wikipedia:WikiProject Asian martial arts.

P0M 20:39, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Nero[edit]

I found that it reported no errors when subsequently I found that there were; and funnily did find errors when there weren't any. This was verion 6.x, they may have addressed it in v7. I use this to verify my discs now. --Paul 08:17, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Advice request[edit]

Thanks, Shawnc! I was looking around and find the contributors generally include a bit description of themselves. I find that gives me some perspectives to their entries. I am all for deleting anything that does not fit into the guideline of Wikipedia. Is it advisable that I delete the main article "Hal.Lee-McWhorter"? Also, as I am not familiar with the rules, what is a "user page" as compare to a main article? Regards, - Hal

Advice request - follow-up[edit]

Hi Shawnc, I moved the text to the user page following the link you provided - thanks! I realize the main article page has already been deleted. Regards, - Hal

CSD templates[edit]

I answered on on the db-reason talk page, as you indicated. It will be nice to have a centralized discussion there, I think there has been too much ad-hockery with those templates. Jamie (talk/contribs) 13:09, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I think that 'nocat' is a very bad idea. It's only reason for existence seems to be that it makes testing the templates easier (but anybody who doesn't know who templates work has no business working with speedy deletions); and if this parameter is used improperly it will mess up the category system, by listing speedy-deletable articles in the wrong category, or nowhere at all. Radiant_>|< 18:11, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Alright![edit]

I'll try to find appropriate references. I've tried to have links in the major articles i've written, but the stubs are incomplete in that aspect. Which facts or terms do you think that should be referenced, and do you mean footnoting? Also, is it enough with external links in some stubs, or should there be a specific "references" section?

And about the armlock article. I was working on it yesterday, and was going to propose that the stubs armbar and shoulderlock would be merged into it. The reason is that there is confusion about whether keylocks are shoulderlocks or elbow locks(alnd if i include some elbow locks i should include armbars too). And after looking into the matter i found out that they can be either one, which was why i tried to write an integrated article. I fell asleep yesterday before i could put up "suggested merging" signs ont he other articles. If the armlock article gets too crowded we can separate it, but so far it looks logical and resonable i think.

Anyways, great job with the grappling categories, i think they'll come in handy, and also all the work you've done in the martial arts section. ---Marcus- 12:24, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

So what do you think about merging armlocks to the elbow and shoulder? I've got the discussion here: Talk:Armlock ---Marcus- 13:33, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Wong Jack Man[edit]

(From Talk:Bruce_Lee) I've wanted to read that Chinese Pacific Weekly article for a long time, and you're the first person I know of who has seen it. Could you possibly get a digital copy of it? I could probably do a translation of it for interested readers. Shawnc 14:49, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

I'll do my best. I saw it at my friend's father's house (he studied under Wong Jack Man) years ago. I haven't spoken to my friend's dad in a while, but I will try to connect with him and at least get another look at the article. He still lives here in Oakland, so hopefully I can make it happen. Evidentally I arrived at a holiday party about a half hour after he had left a few weeks ago, and I was going to ask him about it. Another reason to be on time. At least occasionally. Reggaedelgado 00:37, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

unsourced[edit]

You really shouldn't be adding this tag to all sorts of random undisputed pages. I noticed these:

It seems you've decorated a bunch of martial arts articles as well. You're doing two things:

  1. needlessly calling in to question the accuracy and NPOV of articles
  2. making the "unsourced" template become ignorable

A bit more on that second problem: Most people instinctively click "OK" when a Windows dialog box pops up. Mentally, there is little awareness that the dialog box was ever there. People click "OK" before they really see the damn thing. They have been conditioned to be this way by the overuse of annoying dialog boxes.

Tagging articles all the time will make the tagging be ignored. It becomes invisible to frequent wikipedia visitors, while being disturbing to new visitors. This is bad.

If you do have some major concern, spell it out on the talk page. It may be that the experts find something to be way too obvious and well-known to document. (if we documented every fact, the documentation would outweigh the articles by 100 to 1)

24.110.60.225 03:17, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

The articles I tagged did not cite references or external links, hence the tag of "unsourced". Please refer to Wikipedia:Verifiability: "When adding information: The burden of evidence lies with the editor who has made the edit. Editors should therefore provide references. Any edit lacking a source may be removed." The accuracy of all unsourced article are in question of violating Wikipedia:No original research, such as in John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy. Shawnc 03:29, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Fedor's Muay Thai[edit]

Shawnc, Fedor trains in Muay Thai frequently in Muay Thai with Ernesto Hoost in Holland at the Vos Gym. It is mentioned here:

http://www.graciemag.com/?c=147&a=3191 Rizzo: That is it. And Fedor looks like a small refrigerator on top with those little legs underneath. But he invests a lot in training: the same way Rodrigo goes to Cuba and I go to Holland, Fedor is now in Holland all the time training muay thai with Ernesto Hoost.

http://www.muaythaibrno.cz/links/news.php?id=397&lang=english The official website of Fedor Emelianenko reports that Fedor flew to Holland on January 28th , and will be training his Muay Thai technique with 4-time K-1 champion Ernesto Hoost .

http://fedor.bel.ru/index_eng.shtml?id=25

http://fedor.bel.ru/index_eng.shtml?id=24

Contrast ratio[edit]

Hi, added sources to most of the material and removed the unsourced template added by you. I haven't written the entire article so it was a bit difficult to find all the needed references, but I think that about half of the most important points are now covered. I'll add some more soon. Talk back on my user page if you have a comment to drop. Santtus 12:04, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Template:nn-warn2[edit]

I created nn-warn2 for my own purposes, but if someone else finds it useful then of course it should be in the main template space. Thank you for engineering this move. --Alex 00:11, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Bruce Lee[edit]

Greetings. I've added the talk page to my watchlist. It looks like the blanker's IPs are one-timers so far, which limits us to reverting for now, but I'll keep an eye on it. --Fire Star 00:33, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

jkd[edit]

Personally,man which is the best Chinese martial art?Batzarro 05:10, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Practical[edit]

I am interested in something practical. I tried Karate before but it sucks bigtime. How is korean hapkido. I am interested in Wing Chun too but Choy li fut does not sound bad.

Anyway,which style focuses on grappling? Batzarro 14:13, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

cap[edit]

Wot do u think of capoeira man Batzarro 08:41, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

I am interested in grappling. Which style is the most PRACTICAL :hapkido,aikido,san shou,choy li fut.

HAve you done ninjutsu? It sounds like a classic example of bull shido crap.

I have tried shotokan,boxing and some karate. I was disappointed in all but boxing. Batzarro 13:39, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Infobox Automobile changes[edit]

FYI, as noted in the discussion page, I have changed the syntax for Template:Infobox Automobile in a few areas: "engine" and "body_style" are no longer plural; "shares_with" has become "related"; and "similar_cars" is now just "similar". Thanks for your contributions! --SFoskett 14:42, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Lindsay Lohan and Karen Dotrice[edit]

Wups... thanks for catching that :) RadioKirk talk to me 18:37, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi RadioKirk, I was just about to inform you of my edit, but you got to me first. Keep up the good work. :-) Shawnc 18:39, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Not a problem, and thanks again. I'm still beaming over my first Featured Article—one that didn't even exist before 12 December. :-D RadioKirk talk to me 18:42, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
The Feature Article status is great to hear. I only hope we get more editors like you on this project! Shawnc 18:50, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Much appreciated, thank you :-) RadioKirk talk to me 18:58, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

More Bruce Lee[edit]

Greetings, I have been having the beginnings of a revert battle with a new user at the Bruce Lee article, I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to look in and give an opinion? Thanks, --Fire Star 03:04, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for restoring the archived talk page for 2001: A Space Odyssey. I thought that there were some interesting items on it and it is nice to be able to send friends there to read the discussions. It was a good idea to seperate the book and the movie and I didn't say that in my original note so to you and whomever else may have worked on it - Thanks User:MarnetteD | Talk 15:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

Hi there! I'd like to invite you to explore Wikimedia Canada, and create a list of people interested in forming a local chapter for our nation. A local chapter will help promote and improve the organization, within our great nation. We'd also like to encourage everyone to suggest projects for our national chapter to participate in. Hope to see you there!--DarkEvil 17:11, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Xian Xing Zhe, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Gurubrahma 17:49, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging for Image:BEngineering_2001_Edonis.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:BEngineering_2001_Edonis.jpg. The image page currently doesn't specify who created the image, so the copyright status is therefore unclear. If you have not created the image yourself then you need to indicate why we have the right to use the image on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the image yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the image also doesn't have a copyright tag then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture then you can use {{GFDL}} to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the image qualifies under Wikipedia's fair use guidelines, please read fair use, and then use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use. If you want the image to be deleted, tag it as {{db-unksource}}.

If you have uploaded other images, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find a list of image pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion.

This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. If you have any concerns, contact the bot's owner: Carnildo.

(Fairuse tag added.) Shawnc 13:46, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Linking to Wiktionary[edit]

Hi Shawnc —

I'm wondering whether it is really necessary to link all thse articles to Wiktionary. In these articles with non-English words (capoeira, bremsstrahlung, übermensch etc) the wiktionary articles never add more information, and half the time just repeat the first line of the article. If a reader can't gain any more information by clicking on a link in an article, then I would question its value. — Asbestos | Talk (RFC) 12:55, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Is there logic?[edit]

Is there some logic in adding the Category:Chinese martial arts to articles where you had deleted that category only a little while ago? Also considering that Category:Traditional wushu is already a subset of Category:Chinese martial arts? --JohJak2 11:43, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

I followed your directions. But why then not immediately remove the trad. wushu and contemp. wushu cats removed. You have my blessing :). --JohJak2 12:07, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Sure, i will add my (biased) sources as soon as I have finished added some pages. Thanks. -User:Jah69uk

jah69uk Articles[edit]

Could you possibly delete all my articlex except IRSG, International Solidarity Foundation and Wolfe Tone Soicety. Thanks

wikilinking[edit]

World War II was the single deadliest conflict the world has ever seen, causing many tens of millions of deaths. The tables below provide a detailed country-by-country count of death by side.

What should not be linked: plain English words like "deaths". People know what the word means; there is no need to call attention to it or refer them to the article on death.

What should be linked: Technical terms, unless they are fully defined in the article. However, "death" is not a technical term. Neither is "conflict"

What should also be linked: Major connections with the subject of another article that will help readers to understand the current article more fully. This can include people, events and topics that already have an article or that clearly deserve one, as long as the link is relevant to the article in question.

Linking to "death" does not help a person understand WWII deaths; the topic of who died in WWII is a political and social one; it is not about what happens when the individual dies.

Only make links that are relevant to the context. Drogo Underburrow 07:58, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Redirects from subtopics[edit]

Why did you move all these templates around? You broke the categorization! Category redirect doesn't work. The "rewrite" puts everything into blank. The previous discussion was Keep. Although there was a suggestion that some might be renamed individually, you didn't follow the template or category rename process.

--William Allen Simpson 15:24, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
Please refer to the discussion at Template talk:R with possibilities. The template was poorly named and will be renamed unless new objections are raised. Shawnc 17:27, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Amazingly enough, I can read, such as the dates on the comments. When folks don't rename something, it's usually because it's a bad idea. Especially as the previous TfD wasn't successful. In this case, many things other than subtopics are in the category.

Moreover, there were some rather serious errors in your work. Heck, you didn't even bother to fix the numerous double redirects you created. It's taken me a couple of hours to fix. Please don't do that again.

--William Allen Simpson 17:35, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
There was a concensus on renaming the template, so could you please join the discussion there? Thanks. Shawnc 17:43, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Firmly disagree. Moreover, you are referring to a couple of offhand comments amde on the talk page 6 months ago. Finally, please follow the Talk convention and keep this on your page, rather than posting your responses to mine....

--William Allen Simpson 17:49, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
Mr. Simpson, let's discuss the proposals at Template talk:R with possibilities. Shawnc 17:52, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Template:R with possibilities[edit]

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've commented on the subject and dug up/revived my old suggestion for these templates (User:Pengo/R). —Pengo 22:44, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Ad hominem references[edit]

Hi Shawnc,

thanks for you input on the Ad hominem page. You are quite correct that the page doesn't cite its sources; however, I would be very grateful if on the article's talk page, you could maybe indicate which sections in particular need references. I ask this because having the banner at the top of the page gives the impression to the casual reader that there is possibly erroneous or contentious information on the page, or that some datum within is in dispute, when, to the best of my knowledge, this is not the case. I do feel that a discussion on the talk page would be a better way to go than using the "unsourced" tag; you have obviously identified some problem areas, and by sharing them, we can get some sources on there much quicker.

I look forward to your input, and thanks again. MartinRobinson 02:22, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Hi Shawn,

I saw your name on a bunch of martial arts pages. My article on cutmen is currently undergoing peer review: could you look at it and see if you have any feedback for me?

Thank you! -- CasualFighter 14:45, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Contrast ratio[edit]

Hi, I've liked your contributions to some articles on display devices and related subjects. You might want to check out what I've done for the article on contrast ratio. Santtus 12:07, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Unsigned message removal[edit]

Hello, I saw your comments regarding the removal of unsigned messages by users on Template talk:Unsigned. Do you know if there is any consensus on this matter? Presently, there is a user who is removing all unsigned messages from an article talk page (mostly consisting of his comments) and I was wondering where you stand on this. The motivation of the user appears to be based on a comment he made. By removing signatures, the user can give a false impression of "consensus" for his views, since the dozens of unsigned comments make it look like more than one person is supporting his position. Can you recommend any course of action? —Viriditas | Talk 22:13, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm going out for a bit, but when I return I'll try to think of something. —Viriditas | Talk 22:57, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
I've made brief comments on both Wikipedia talk:Sign your posts on talk pages and Template talk:Unsigned. On one hand, it seems that the removal of signatures is disruptive, interferes with effective discussion, and approaches vandalism. On the other hand, if someone doesn't want to use their signature on their own talk page or in their user space, I think that should be allowed. Do you have an opinion on this matter? —Viriditas | Talk 09:27, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Motion Sickness[edit]

I posted this on first person shooter but I'm posting it again so that I'm sure you get it. I don't suffer from motion sickness wile playing FPSs, but PC Gamer has gone of this many times, and if I remember correctly, they suggested motion sickness pills. Gewehr

They did not recomend any one motion sickness pill, or type of pill, if I remeber correctly, and I cannot rember what issue it was in. They answer the question fairly often, and if it comes up again, I'll let you know. Gewehr

Alexis Bledel is multiracial.[edit]

Her father is Argentine and her mother is white. Argentine is in South America not Europe. (Oahc)

So she's not multiracial? Is she considered Caucasian? Someone told me Latinos and Caucasians are different races....how come they are the same? (Oahc)

Marloes Coenen[edit]

Hi I saw you uploaded the picture about Marloes Coenen. I am sure that you used a picture of somebody else, that picture is *NOT* Marloes coenen for sure. I have uploaded a correct picture of her. Europimp 09:08, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

name change of article Edward Seykota[edit]

Hello

Please vote on the name change of article Edward Seykota , please vote here Talk:Edward Seykota wether you Oppose or Approve.
Thank you.
Trade2tradewell 11:27, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:395px-Keratoconus1-800-edit.png[edit]

Hi,

I noticed Image:395px-Keratoconus1-800-edit.png and had to ask you to not publish this sort of edit in the future. If a reputable news magazine had run your edited photo, then the photo editor would have been fired. Journalists consider this sort of editing a breach of ethics because you are essentially "reporting" something that never happened. By editing the photo you may be inadvertently reducing the red blood vessel count in the eyelid which may be a critical part of diagnosis, or something. We need to keep the photos here real - we're not reporters most of the time, but the articles of Wikipedia serve a similar role.

I don't mean to be unduly harsh; I did see a lot of people were freaked out by that photo; but photo editing is extremely controversial in journalism (and by extension ought to be controversial here). There's an ongoing war about it, and it's considered especially bad if central concepts conveyed by the photo are altered.

Cheers - Tempshill 04:24, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Nice boxing picture. I would add in addition to the above that altered photographs violate WP:NOR. Tempshill 06:01, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
A couple of paragraphs after the line you cited in WP:NOR, though, it's stated:
A known disadvantage of allowing original photographs to be uploaded is the possibility of editors using photo manipulation to distort the facts or position being illustrated by the photo. Manipulated images should be prominently noted as such and, if they are not, should be posted to Wikipedia:Images for deletion. Even noted as having been manipulated, they should not be used to illustrate articles in the main namespace, although editors are free to make use of them on user pages.
Tempshill 21:58, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
I'd say the featuring of the water drop picture was an error. It's convincing but is manufactured and is not an illustration of reality as it purports (AFAIK) to be. Altered photos don't belong on Wikipedia for the reasons above. This isn't a new debate; it's been all the rage in journalism ethics classes for the last 20 years. National Geographic moving the two big pyramids together (they did it for aesthetics too, for a cover) caught them a lot of flak for the same reason: Something is being illustrated which is false. Essentially this is original research. I'll go about seeking to expand the NOR page on why. Tempshill 04:56, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

As the (co-)author of Image:Water drop animation enhanced small.gif, I think this WP:NOR interpretation is ridiculous. We went to great length to make the water drop image as accurate as possible within the technical limitations. If you would film a single drop, it would look just like this, with the exception of the timing. By your stance, every image on Wikipedia (digital, or on film and scanned) falls under WP:NOR, since the photographer has selected an exposure and a film type, possibly used a filter and a tele, macro, or wide angle lens, and hence the image is not as you would see it. -- Chris 73 | Talk 16:39, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Fully support Chris 73 on this topic --Fir0002 11:33, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

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Masutatsu Oyama[edit]

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Infobox "if" parameters[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Stock Exchange World Wide[edit]

I have started a group and maybe you would like to join. Wikipedia:WikiProject Stock Exchange World Wide I could use your help. John R G 17:51, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

commons:Wushu (sport)[edit]

Hi Shawnc, we have to delete all images from the Commons article commons:Wushu (sport) because the original licence from the source say "Copyright © Wushu One Family, licensed under a Creative Commons License" (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) but CC-by-nc-nd is not allowed on commons. Sorry. --Raymond de 20:03, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I am currently trying to get permission from w1f.net. -- mh 12:58, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks man. I see that you have gotten permission from them. I sent out an email but did not received a reply. Btw, I want to point out that this image depicts the Jian (straightsword), not the Dao (sword) (broadsword). I have re-uploaded it here. -- mh 12:37, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Asian_martial_arts[edit]

This project seems to have died - you're listed as a participant, perhaps we can join with Wikipedia:WikiProject_Martial_Arts (which also seems to have died) and revitalise the aims of both. -- Medains 08:30, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stock Exchange World Wide[edit]

That sounds like a good idea. I will join the other group. John R G 05:22, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

Hi, I just moved a couple of redirects you created (namely Yung Chi Kin and Larry Yung Chi Kin, after they were tagged for speedy deletion under CSD R3. I'm curious if you really meant them to be in a non-standard charset; if so, my apologies. What charset is that, anyway? -- Visviva 10:05, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

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New Video Game Article[edit]

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Crazy Monkey Boxing[edit]

Hi, I saw that you tagged verify on the Crazy Monkey article. Could you specify what exactly you believe to be unverified? I believe the article can be verified with the external links. Thanks. --Mista-X 02:27, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

More replaceable fair use images[edit]

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Please do not recreate deleted content[edit]

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Reply[edit]

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Copyrighted MMA images[edit]

Hi Abu badali, you commented on Image talk:Tatsuya Kawajiri.jpg that the image does not qualify under fair use because it does not satisfy "No free equivalent is available or could be created that would adequately give the same information." I asked what this means at the WikiProject because I can not find a free image for it. What do you think about other similarly copyrighted images such as: Image:Fedor.jpg, Image:Mirko Filipovic.jpg, Image:Wanderlei de Silva.JPG, Image:Matt-hughes.jpg, Image:GeorgesStPierre.jpg and so on -- do you think they are fair use or not? Thanks. Shawnc 17:27, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for taking this lonk to reply. I don't exaclty remember what the image Image:Tatsuya Kawajiri.jpg was about, so I'll have to comment on the other ones. I hope this could clarify the matter, but if it doesn't, do be shy to drop me another note whenever you want.
As you may know, unfree copyrighted images can only be used on Wikipedia in accordance to Wikipedia's policy on unfree materia. Note that, altough this policy is called "'Fair use criteria", it's not to be confused with the Fair use concept on U.S. law. Wikipedia's criteria is a stricter set of requirements.
Images Image:Mirko Filipovic.jpg, Image:GeorgesStPierre.jpg and Image:Wanderlei de Silva.JPG are unfree and, as such, should only be used in accordance with the above mentioned criteria. But unfortunatelly, it seems they fail the very first criterion, that says we only use unfree images when it's not possible to create a free alternative. This criterion, for instance, rules out virtually all images of living people that are used to illustrate the person on a bio article. Yes, this is also the most abused criterion. But it's almost always abused in good faith, as this criterion has not being enforced in the last years, and a huge number of unfree images of living people, cars, household object, etc were uploaded to Wikipedia servers.
The rationale behind this rule is that when we use an unfree image on some article, editor would not have motivations to upload free images. And one of the Wikipedia's goals is to increase the amount of free knowledge in the world.
Image:Matt-hughes.jpg has no licensing tag, and, if not fixed, may be deleted in 7 days.
As a last point, as someone interested in martial arts, do you use to attend presentations? If so, to you use to take a camera? You could realease some pictures unfree a free license, so that they could be used here. You shouldn't be shy if some of them doesn't look as good as official publicity images. They will be a great contribution to Wikipedia and it's goals. Or if you don't have such pictures, you may know people who does. Or take part in foruns of martial arts fans where someone could be interested in makeing such contributions. Wikipedia is in need of free images and we could help.
I hope this was informative. Let me know if you still have any questions. Best regards, --Abu Badali 17:36, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey Shawn, sorry that was the only image i have of GSP. I took it with my camera phone when i bumped into him at the WAT gym. -nmenez

Understood[edit]

I understand your request. I am only posting the data to 'boron additive' now, and there will be no product 'promotion'. I am only an avid user of the additive - not a representative or advertiser.

Please take into consideration the fact that this is not pseudo-science, but is in fact internationally recognized by scientists in many laboratories. I do feel there should be a link to the only known distributor, for the use or getting more information or obtaining the product for use.

I will tag holdon until I become more familiar with citations, so I can make the reports and other resources linked clearly and understandably.

- Camden —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Camdenz (talkcontribs) 17:39, 12 December 2006 (UTC).

Article in need of cleanup - please assist if you can[edit]

Consumption tax[edit]

I noticed you added a merge tag to this article but did not add a corresponding merge tag on the VAT article. You also did not put anything in the talk of either page or more importantly the VAT talk. I was planning to vote against the merge as a consumption tax can take many forms (sales taxes, property taxes, and even income taxes). So.. I figured I would drop a note and see if you were going to finish the merge tag process or perhaps remove the tag. Morphh (talk) 18:59, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Bruce Lee flexing his muscles in the 1972 movie Way of the Dragon. Frontal shot[edit]

Good day, Shawnc I were wondering about the photo you updated "Bruce Lee flexing his muscles in the 1972 movie Way of the Dragon. Frontal shot" I think this is your best work yet this is the picture that truly shows Bruce Lee's physique. I were wondering if you have the same picture but in a bigger resolution or could you tell me where to get it. Thanks, Maikeo —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maikeo99 (talkcontribs) 06:00, 28 December 2006 (UTC).

Foreign influences on Chinese martial arts[edit]

Your placement of the lines was in question not the information itself. In fact, the article explicitely mentions that "Chinese martial arts, like martial arts of Greece and India, have existed before the arrival of Bodhidharma." Freedom skies| talk  19:45, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I did write a bit there. Your concerns are very genuine. I was about to implement my solution in a min. Well, visit here in about 3 mins and see if your concerns are addressed. Freedom skies| talk 
Did that help ? Freedom skies| talk  19:58, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Good thing we were on at the same time. I'm going to be very busy for the coming few days and thought it would be best to resolve it here and now. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed adequatey then please mention it on the talk page of the article. Freedom skies| talk  20:22, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks. I removed the later portion and put the Wren mention in the intro. It was that way in the original form but changed in subsequent edits (the intro).

I removed these lines:-

Chinese armies during the Zhou Dynasty (12th to 3rd century BC) were known to practice, jiao li<>Classic of Rites. Chapter 6, Yuèlìng. Line 108.<> a form of wrestling derived from an earlier form known as jiao di.<>Chinese Kuoshu Institute. History of Shuai Jiao. <URL accessed January 26 2006><>

I never actually did put either the Greek art of Pankration, the Indian Mallayuddha or Shuai Jiao in the first place in this para:-

Chinese martial arts, like martial arts of Greece and India, have existed before the arrival of Bodhidharma. Bodhidharma's status in martial arts is due to his role in the institutionalization of Chinese martial arts, presumably by introducing excercises, meditation, discipline, newer techniques etc. to the native fighting methods during his tenure at the Shaolin monastery.

Examples were unnessasary and links to Pankration, Indian martial arts and Chinese martial arts are given in the article.

Thanks for making haste. Freedom skies| talk  20:35, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

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Could you help me write this article?[edit]

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I was wondering if you would be willing to help me write either Seikichi_Iha or Shorin-ryu_Shido-kan. Tkjazzer 21:48, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

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Image help[edit]

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Bruce Lee[edit]

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re:Seeking assistance[edit]

Bruce Lee is one of my watch list pages so I generally check it throughtout the week. --Xiahou 21:12, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

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eye tracker[edit]

Thanks for merging! Tony 02:01, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Diablo 2[edit]

Hi Shawn,

       How many disks come in the diablo 2 computer game package, 3 or 4? Please email me the answer at clcook1059@aol.com. Thanks.
                              Chuck C  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.221.246.139 (talk) 20:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC) 

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Yo-Yo Ma[edit]

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Chi Mei[edit]

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After I translated your article to german wikipedia, we are wondering what "AS" stands for. I already asked on the talk page, but yet no one answerd. May you help, please? 124.8.81.105 (talk) 17:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


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Your merges[edit]

These don't need to be history merged. Most of them have an article history and a redirect history. Are you trying to move them to the lower case versions? I think what you're really looking for is WP:RM. Cool Hand Luke 05:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Anyhow, if that's what you're trying to do, I'll move them all for you. Cool Hand Luke 05:59, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
You're apparently offline, but I see that is indeed what you're trying to do. I'll move the articles. Cool Hand Luke 06:02, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

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Harai goshi[edit]

Can you please expand the "Technique History" of the article Harai goshi. The section is completely blank now and hence the article looks bad. All the sections should be uniformed. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 18:24, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I have formatted the article so that no section remains blank. However the section titled "Technique History" is needed, but it should be complete well-written section, not a simple heading only. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 18:28, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
It will be also good if you use some inline citation for the article. Thanks. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 18:30, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


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You post IT'S SHOWTIME match infomation: 2008-11-29 Albert Kraus_W vs Buakaw_L Don`t you know, where i can take this fight video?

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Systema subcategories[edit]

Hello, you look to be a very active person involved in many conversations, as I can see from this extensive page dating back to 2005. It sure looks like it's worth archiving ;) Anywho, I noticed some subcategories of Category:Systema namely Category:Systema practitioners you created in 2005, the subsequent Category:Category:Systema practitioners by nationality created by User:Scottalter in 2007. You also created Category:Canadian Systema practitioners in 2005 which was placed into this with the newer Category:Russian Systema practitioners created by User:Sysy.

What I am wondering is, since there are so few Systema practitioners currently with biographical articles (3 russians, and 1 of them is also Canadian, so 3 in total rather than 4) do you think such extensive subcategorizing is required at this point? I have no way of knowing how things used to be, but were there initially more people with articles placed in these categories and they got deleted or something? I am trying to figure this out because obviously more than 3 people know Systema, but I know there are people who delete a lot of informative articles on the 'notability' precept. Do you think it might be interesting to create a Systema task force under the WikiProject Martial arts and WikiProject Russian history? Or perhaps a 'russian martial arts task force' with a Systema Taskforce being part of that?

I am especially confused by the whole Kadochnikov vs. Ryabko disputes, and looking at some of the talk pages it almost looks as if edit wars have occured and that there are ill feelings between editors. Would it be worthwhile to have something like this to help resolve this so that it could lead to mutual protection of all articles concerning the two forms, because as it is, I expect each article's advocates may support deletioninsts in harming their rival's, and in the end everyone loses out to people trying to delete information on martial arts in general, and then inevitably Wikipedia is nothing other than descriptions of Pokemon and that is not desirable. Do you think Scottalter or Sysy or other editors would be interested in this? I find that people who get involved with editing the categories are concerned with order and preservation above and beyond those who merely edit only the main articles. Tyciol (talk) 20:57, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

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"Bernstein"[edit]

That part of the article by "Bernstein", just cites figures from Morton, page 57 (we generally agreed Morton was not a reliable source). Their argument is incoherent. Morton actually claims in the same passage that the Rothschilds had the biggest fortune ever. But he had no access to their records. It's not clear how his figure was adjusted for inflation or where Morton even got it from (he lists Rockefeller's fortune as significantly smaller, and he doesn't list his method or how he exchanged currencies), and it's not clear how the article further adjusted the figure for their argument.

I don't think that part of the article was actually written by Bernstein. It's only on their website. It seems to be a response to emails they received. They probably assigned a journalist or intern to write it in response to complaints the article got for forgetting to list certain historical figures. The photos they use even come from wikipedia. Niall Ferguson, working from family records, cites one member of the Rothschild family as having alone more than 5 times the fortune of Bill Gates. 82.26.0.138 (talk) 16:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Apple Store news[edit]

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry I dismissed you out of hand; it's very common to see trolls who want nothing more than to tarnish Apple's reputation with the most trivial, ephemeral misstep, i.e. disrupt Wikipedia to make a point. They start with the criticism and look for a place to put it, rather than try to write the best article on the subject and use the information available, without a POV. That's what I meant in the previous post, but let me emphasize that that's just my personal heuristic; it's not any official policy or guideline that I know of. So my advice, and this is only one person's intuition, is to wait a week and see how it pans out. There is no deadline, and one of Wikipedia's strong points is to take the long-term view. As for posting on other pages, they're not going to see any additional traffic (and repeat posting is a tactic commonly used by POV-pushing trolls). Final piece of advice: chill out. It's impossible to get into serious trouble here without meaning to. HereToHelp (talk to me) 05:25, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

You're advice about separating my interpretation from the policy is well-taken. I meant to do that in the original post, but somehow I wrote "the rule of thumb" instead of "My own personal rule of thumb". An for disclosure, I also own an iPhone, and I understand and value your concern for not letting our biases get in the way. Thanks, HereToHelp (talk to me) 17:27, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

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Picture of the kimura/gracie article?[edit]

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Speaking in that regard, I noticed that you posted the following photo for the story of kimura vs. gracie:

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I think it's an awesome photo, and that story embodies so much of jiujitsu that I'd like to find out more about this newspaper. Do you have any idea where I could find a better quality image/more info on this newspaper article?


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