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Reverting changes[edit]

Hi, Templates are in fact used for quick listing/navigating through the works of an individual; there is nothing specific against including writer information. Have a look at Quentin Tarantino; James Cameron templates. Please do discuss with the editor before you remove information.Ashwinkamath

Hello[edit]

Hello Mister! How've you been doing? It has been quite a while. What's keeping you busy these days? Mspraveen (talk) 10:40, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh boy! You leaving?! That's not so good for WP:Indian cinema. You've been such a prolific contributor to Indian cinema articles. By seeing how much patience you have in improving articles such as Ms. Zinta's, I've always grown to admire you and inspire from your work. Hmm..we all have time to move on, isn't it? Thanks for your nice words about me. I hope I can continue your good work. I'm doing just fine, just been DYK-ing some Indian articles. Hoping for Rang De Basanti to clear WP:FILMS A-class review and then have it up for FAC. Otherwise, just expanded one film article from C Kkompany for a DYK hook - it is a different issue that the movie seems to suck! :D Mspraveen (talk) 11:04, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh, not a problem :) I hate such image notices and I couldn't stand so many from Indian cinema articles. Btw, I couldn't address at least 3 of them because of the Filmr templates that you had in them. Did you check those? Please do, if you haven't, else they'd get deleted in 7 days time. Mspraveen (talk) 17:31, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

I am doing fine buddy; just busy getting ready for University, which starts in 3 more days :(( I didn't even know that they had a trailer for Heaven on Earth. When you asked me about it, only then I came to know that the film had a trailer. It looks like a really interesting movie with an award-winning performance by Ms.Zinta. I am just so happy the way her career is progressing these days; it just goes to show how great of an actress she really is :)) People never get bored of actresses who keep on reinventing themselves!!! BTW, how much longer are you here until?? I am really going to miss you when you leave!! :(( Now that University will be starting, I won't be able to come on Wikipedia as often as I did before. Regards -- Bollywood Dreamz talk 22:09, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

I am doing fine buddy; just busy getting ready for University, which starts tomorrow :(( -- Bollywood Dreamz talk 15:40, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

re:[edit]

why, o why are you leaving?

and yes, i did see the zinta page : brilliant work there :D that page never looked better!

take care, -xC- 20:42, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films August 2008 Newsletter[edit]

The August 2008 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.
This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 01:18, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films roll call and coordinator elections[edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:36, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Virus[edit]

COMPUTER VIRUS THREAT. ITS DISABLING MY FREEDOM ON HERE AND KEEOS COMING UP WITH INFECTION WARNINGS AS IT ISN'T SAFE TO BE BROWSING ONLINE. I'LL TRY TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS SORTED. The Bald One White cat 17:01, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I;ve answered LOL but there are some girlie questions in there!. Remember I'm into hard rock, hard action and western films and Xtreme Sports rather than Kate Bush or Madonna! The Bald One White cat 10:00, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL. Do you like my answers? I know you like Bette Davis. They were both awesome The Bald One White cat 10:31, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL The Bald One White cat 10:38, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL I'm sure I would like that too! The Bald One White cat 10:40, 6 September 2008 (UTC)


I'm still having some poblems with Spyware. Anyway. Now, I'm giving you randon questions. Make your choices, and please be quick and funny:

  1. One habit you'd like to break: Editing WP (really)
  2. On a scale of 1-10, rate yourself as a Wikipedian: 7
  3. Other than you, the best Wikipedian according to you: Zora, Blofeld of SPECTRE
  4. A Wikipedian who's been your inspiration: User:Zora
  5. An underrated Wikipedian: User:Utcursch
  6. A lesser known article you have worked on which you are very proud of: Manisha Koirala
  7. If you were someone else, you would be: Akshay Kumar
  8. One thing you would like to change about Wikipedia: Anons and stupid users.
  9. If you had an opportunity to come back in time, which celebrity woman you'd like to date? Rekha, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi.
  10. As a child you had a crush on: Rekha; I remember after watching Pardes, I fell in love with Mahima Chaudhary.
  11. The hottest Hollywood actress:Jolie
  12. The hottest Bollywood actress:Ayesha Takia
  13. Bette Davis or Joan Crawford:Both - the best ever - I just can't choose.
  14. Kate Bush or Madonna:Bush - she's better a singer
  15. Tom Cruise or Nicolas Cage:Cruise
  16. Rank in order of preference - Whitney, Mariah, Celine:Whitney, Celine, Mariah
  17. Favourite singer of all time? Lataji and Ashaji, Udit Narayan, Elvis, Aretha
  18. Rank in order of preference - Meryl S, Julia R, Angelina J: As listed.
  19. Which are your top three favourite Bollywood films? Dhool Ka Phool, Kaash, Mujrim
  20. Best Bollywood film of all time? I didn't ask you such questions!!!! Just what comes to my mind at the moment... I'd say Shree 420 or Umrao Jaan.
  21. Best Bollywood actor of all time? Mithun Chakraborty
  22. Best Bollywood actress of all time? Rekha (there are many though - Nargis, Nutan, Meena Kumari, Manisha, Karisma and Zinta all make my list)
  23. Best Hollywood film of all time? Gone with the Wind
  24. Best Hollywood actor of all time? Dustin Hoffman
  25. Best Hollywood actress of all time? Bette/Joan
  26. Who's according to you the best actor to play JB? Sorry I meant the next actor. I'd say: You! LOL!!!
  27. Your take on the following: A) The Oscars: Boring B) WP:GA: Nice C) Youtube: The best site on the net D) Leona Lewis: Well, good but overrated.
  28. Your favourite Preity Zinta film: As a film - Kal Ho Naa Ho/Veer-Zaara; her best performance: Dil Hai Tumhaara/Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
  29. Love or Money: Money
  30. If you woke up one morning and realised that you had turned into the most powerful admin on here (or even the owner of WP), you would: Block all the editors who have ever annoyed me and appoint you as my lead assistant...

What do you say? ShahidTalk2me 11:51, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL cool. Well answered. I'll have to log out in a minute but I'll return in a few hours. I reckon we should develop Dhool Ka Phool a bit. Could you write me a nice plot? Interesting choice of actors and films, there are more oldies in there that I would have thought. I thought you would have gone with a film like Mother India or some more recent ones and an actor such as Amitabh Bachchan or Raj Kapoor or something. I know what you mean about Umrao Jaan although I;ve regretably never sene it. It is an iconic image of Rekha which has become one of the symbols of Bollywood in the UK. Whenever they mention Bollywood or something on the BBC it is always that image they show and Amitabh in the 70s The Bald One White cat 12:09, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Reversal of +cat changes in 'Bollywood films of yyyy' pages, Why?[edit]

Dost, why did you revert my changes, I added Category:YYYY films films to 'Bollywood films of yyyy' as every Bollywood film page belong to Category:YYYY films but since this category contains significant number of pages its difficult to search for a film released in same year and the 'Bollywood films of yyyy' pages have the year wise list so one can always locate this page and search for other releases of same year. Also Dost if List of American films of yyyy can belong to Category:YYYY films films why not corresponding Bollywood pages!!! Ideally I would have liked to have categories like Category:Bollywood YYYY films and similarly for other ones (Hollywood, Tamil, Bengali films etc) but that's a much bigger tasks. 125.19.67.195 (talk) 14:34, 8 September 2008 (UTC).

I would like to do it again once but firstly tell me whether it will remain there or you will revert again, Pl reply here itself as my IP could be a shared one!!! 125.19.67.195 (talk) 10:58, 10 September 2008 (UTC).
Hey dear friend. Please do not add it yet. The problem was that this category is to be used in film articles, not in lists. Let me consult someone, and if this is right I will revert myself. ShahidTalk2me 13:04, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for reverting the changes. 125.19.67.195 (talk) 05:41, 11 September 2008 (UTC).

Image copyright problem with Image:ERTMC.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:ERTMC.jpg. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --FairuseBot (talk) 09:42, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually that ANI discussion was old. He seems to be very active with his deletions, one crazed deletionist. Could you provide the images threatened. Thanks The Bald One White cat 17:10, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Remember to credit the copyright holder of the image. Thats the only problem I see The Bald One White cat 17:14, 11 September 2008 (UTC)


E.g State Copyright is owned by Warner Bros. Pictures 2002. Given that you're usinig a copyrigted image you still need to acknowledge the owner of the image. Imagine somebody was using a photograph you took, you'd expect them to acknowledge you wouldn't you? The Bald One White cat 19:00, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

I wouldn't worry about it. Why do you think somebody is going to start questioning neutrality now? FAs don't pass without going through strict requirements and you can guarantee that if the neutrality issues hadn't been sorted when it passed FA it wouldn't have passed. If an actress is particularly successful and the reviews genuinely reflect the critical response to a performance in a film rather than cherry picking then this is perfectly appropriate The Bald One White cat 11:55, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Just keep a link to it on your user page or something if you feel it may be required. The Bald One White cat 12:02, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Of course it is. Shahid surely you know that they pick up on every tiny detail at FAs. Do you think it honestly would have passed if it had all these flaws you seem to be seeing? The Bald One White cat 13:49, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL I've seen the CROC clip how many times now? The Bald One White cat 15:03, 14 September 2008 (UTC) Wow how 80s chic does Rekha look? I;ve seen the croc clip three times now, although I had only seen a different clip of her later on the dance floor The Bald One White cat 15:06, 14 September 2008 (UTC) LOL have a look at my contributions today. Pretty mixed bag isn't it!! My computer has been a little better today. it would be good for it to be 100% again so I can resume editing properly. Did you see Agriculture in Mauritania, Agriculture in Sudan, Agriculture in Laos, Agriculture in Mongolia, Agriculture in Nepal, Agriculture in Armenia and Agriculture in Georgia (country). All public domain text that was missing!! It gave me an excuse as admittedly I love looking at beautiful pictures to accomany the articles!! The Bald One White cat 21:21, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

LOL yes. The film looked early 1980s though. I thought it would have been earlier than '88 The Bald One White cat 21:35, 14 September 2008 (UTC) Yes sort of like a Ben Kingsley. Hey you didn't touch Dhool Ka Phool. I added some tings, I;d hoped you knew the film well another to share the plot! The Bald One White cat 21:46, 14 September 2008 (UTC)


Sounds like a good un. Mm I wonder if there are any online reviews of it? The Bald One White cat 21:56, 14 September 2008 (UTC) If you were to name an older woman e.g around 50 odd that you have a crush on now I bet you;d say Rekha. Mine are Linda Lusardi and Nigella Lawson. I find them as sexy as any fit actress in her twenties. Google image both and you;ll see what I mean. The image of Lawson's page doesn't really do her justice. Nigella Lawson is like a fine wine LOL, so classy. See her here. The more you watch the more alluring she becomes. Oh Sarah Brightman is nice too. The Bald One White cat 20:12, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

I knew you'd like Lawson. Its funny but Lusardi is sort of an opposite, a bit slutty looking lol but I find her sexy. I have a few of the Bollywood people on my watchlist but I everybody seems to beat me too it in regards to vandalism The Bald One White cat 20:38, 17 September 2008 (UTC) Wowo how hot is Mila Kunis!!! The Bald One White cat 20:25, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Why remove list of songs by Lata[edit]

External Links are for this purpose, no ? Why do you remove them ? Baba roy (talk) 22:47, 13 September 2008 (UTC)baba_roy

No, this is a spam. Please see WP:EL and WP:SPAM. ShahidTalk2me 12:29, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films coordinator elections - voting now open![edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 00:15, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Answer[edit]

Hi Shahid! How are you? Yes I definitely intend to renominate Pather Panchali in FAC. However, I don't have the time to follow an FAC properly. Evein the last nomination I could not work and respond properly to the FAC suggestions. And with Tony's oppose on prose, it needs really good copyediting. Some works are being done, but prose needs much more. That's the problem.

Thnaks for dropping by. How's life been? i am really busy these days, hardly get the time to be in WP.--Dwaipayan (talk) 01:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi. That is too bad, I mean the news that you are considering leaving wikipedia. Whatever may be the reasons, please do not do so. Whatever circumstances there are, I believe there is nothing that cannot be dealt with. Wikipedia needs editors like you.
Regarding Pather Panchali, well I wish to go for FAC in future, definitely, but do not know when. I have been in touch with Shmitra, and he is busy too in real life. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 22:18, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Megan Fox.jpg

You have an email related to lounger stealing. Amazingly virtually all of the points of Rudeness I have seen happen on holiday. The Bald One White cat 14:05, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

The first one is probably best. I've replied email The Bald One White cat 16:37, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

It looks fine. I;ve responded email The Bald One White cat 17:30, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Wow Megan Fox thinks shes the new Angelina Jolie? To me Megan Fox looks like a perfect female action hero. She looks mean doesn't she? The Bald One White cat 21:38, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes theres not many people who've got that kind of chiselled looks. Tends to be only action hero types doesn't it, the Jolies and Brosnans of this world. Black hair and blue eyes is a killer combination in my book. The Bald One White cat 14:22, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

See this byu Tibetan singer and actor Tsering Dorjee. It is quite atmospheric if you turn it up quite loud! The Bald One White cat 19:17, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Hehe I've just been watching Nigella. You;d be amazed how many double entendres she uses LOL. I counted 13 in the half hour programme. Man shes sexy. You;d have to see once of her cookery programmes to know what I mean, the way she flirts with the camera. Hey talk to me, nobody speaks to me any more, I;m too evil! The Bald One White cat 19:24, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey I am!! It takes two to tango LOL!! Yeah back in May my talk page was the 27th most edited page that month on the website!! 27th out of 9 million odd in total! Virtually always when I log in there is a message but of late it really seems so quiet! How are you my friend?

LOL perving at women like this on TV mostly!! Shes Northern Irish and gorgeous. I love Lisa Snowdon too -google her and you'll love her -she used to date George Clooney for years. Normally I hate that programme but I;m wathcing it this year for the shee rnumber of beauties on it. Rachel Stevens too See her here The Bald One White cat 19:48, 30 September 2008 (UTC) So when are you off? I'd expected you to have left by now? You said you were leaving? The Bald One White cat 19:54, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Can you believe that Space Science Fiction Magazine is up for an FA and so far mostly has support? The Bald One White cat 12:55, 1 October 2008 (UTC) Well just imagine you'd read an article on the Ming Dynasty and then read that. Personally I think the article on the front page Electrician and Mechanic is better The Bald One White cat 13:04, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Actual length of course is not of primary importance. It is whether or not the article gives a sound and full understanding of the subject and is as informative as possible which generally means that the article is of a reasonable length. I don't know what sources exist for the article, but I'd imagine that article could be a lot more informative and it should at least have some fleshed out paragraphs on the aspects of the magazine in a way the guidelines to literature articles have on here. It would be like a film article being up for an FA with only a plot and a few sentences on its release and saying sorry, no other information is available for this film as an ezcuse for its lack of content. The Bald One White cat 13:16, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

What are you talking about???? "Please don't call me "self-obsessed", I find it extremely offensive"???? LOL where did you get that from? The Bald One White cat 13:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC) Shahid what on earth are you talking about??? I'm discussing an article as a topic of conversation. I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what you mean or how I am somehow offending you? The Bald One White cat 13:26, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Shahid you're alarming me. What do you mean? When has anybody ever said you are self-obsessed??? When was the last time I talked to somebody about you??? I completely do not understand why you suddenly left me such a strange message? The Bald One White cat 13:29, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Just stop making fun of me in front of other editors???? Shahid really your're scaring me. I don't know what you mean? The Bald One White cat 13:33, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Shahid that not funny doing that online. Its never easy communicating online anyway but I found that very weird. The Bald One White cat 13:36, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Not stressed, just find it a bit disturbing that many editors would support something so brief thats all. "Wikipedia is all about content". LOL if you are bored go and expand some of those film stubs!!! You shouldn't be bored on wiki, theres too much to do!! The Bald One White cat 13:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

OK it was just weird timing thats all. If you want to amuse me, best to avoid something where it appears we have suddenly lost a friendship for no apparent reason. Draw me a picture of David Cameron with a sheeps head or something. LOL The Bald One White cat 13:47, 1 October 2008 (UTC) Don;t worry I'm relieved that you eren't serious its not always easy to interpret messages over the web.

OK no worries. Ever heard of Borley Rectory? This image was taken in the grounds. Its supposedly haunted by a french nun. The Bald One White cat 13:51, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Its supposed to be the most haunted place in the U.K. Hev a read of this The Bald One White cat 13:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure I'll, put it on my watchlist. I gather you noticed that I have some of the other articles on there too and have beaten you to reverting it first! The Bald One White cat 13:54, 8 October 2008 (UTC) Its odd but I had just that minute been telling somebody not to call Rajesh Kumar a "superstar". I guess some people can't help themselves by implanting their love for these actors. Best The Bald One White cat 14:06, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Fair use[edit]

Please provide a list of the mistagged images, and mesaures will be taken to ensure they got resolved. It's possible that some images may have been modfied since the original tags were placed, and on which the tags weren't removed. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:33, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Consistency[edit]

Hi there, the changes made to the section headings are consistent with that used throughout Wikipedia, used more as a convention. You can refer to any article on actors, actresses etc. Do consider them before reverting the edits. I've been contributing for a while now and know what i'm doing. Cheers! Randhirreddy 16:46, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Changing 'His' to 'He' would suffice, wikipedia is no place for sarcasm, and only meaningful contributions matter unlike blogs. Thanks Randhirreddy 16:45, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Celine Dion[edit]

Hi there. A few days ago, you deleted an entry in the Celine Dion article about her having the 9th best Voice, according to an MTV countdown (diff). I've reverted your change to the article. The list is, in fact, true and was broadcast on MTV some years ago. There are clips of it on youtube. This is a clip of the singer who was placed at #1 (I can't find Dion's entry, but i know it was there). Notice the MTV(2) sign throughout the video (top right of the screen), and especially at the end of the clip. Orane (talk) 00:09, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure thing. I'll try to find a better source, and I also think she should have been higher. Thanks for the compliment. Also, Ive reverted the "multi Grammy award winning" description from the into. That was probably added by an anon some time ago. It's hard to keep pov from piling up in the article. If you ever see it, just go ahead and revert it :). Orane (talk) 14:24, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Honestly, if I wanted to pay attention to a message from someone behind the screen, I'd be taking you way too seriously. So do yourself a favor, get me BLOCKED or leave the IRS after me to nag me in my grave. You don't decide what's trivial or what deserves the Booker Prize. You think this means the world to me? This might come as a big shocker, but I have a life beyond wikipedia. (Obviously that's something completely strange to you) So go ahead. And you didn't have to warn me hon. Do as you feel, and I shall do the same. Luck.Naughtyinae (talk) 17:34, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Cornwall[edit]

If you came to the UK you;d love Cornwall. Check out the beauty of the churches, coastline and rolling green pastures at Porthcurno, Zennor and St. Ives. What do you think The Bald One White cat 19:52, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Well??? The Bald One White cat 10:23, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes I;ve been to Cornwall a few times. I love it. Ever eaten a Cornish pasty? Delicious. My parents are going there next week. I remember the wonderful holidays we used to have with my Grampy at Morgan Porth. When I was in primary school we used to go on week holidays at Duporth activity camp, where we used to do abseiling and other sports, and travel around and visit places like Mevagissey too where we used to buy cockels, recently fished. Happy times! The Bald One White cat 11:50, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, fond memories. I remember also when we used to catch a boat from Penarth across the Bristol Channel to Ilfracombe and spent the day there. The food in Devon and Cornwall really is amazing, the smell of freshly baked bread and scones, clotted cream, fresh stawberry jam, fudge, Cornish pasties and lusciously rich Cornish ice cream. All very fattening but wonderful... The Bald One White cat 12:04, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

There we go Cinema of Senegal and Rionegro, Antioquia (translated). Cool? The Bald One White cat 14:21, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Oh and of course the destubbing of Assumption Cathedral, Bangkok earlier!.I wish i had the time to just write full articles, but so much needs doing with stub building to try to get this encyclopedia give a balanced view of the world that this ends up taking up all my time. The London Buses project has like 70 members and there are only like 3 active editors working on articles on the whole of Southeast Asia or some of the places like Colombia. Its such a shame that many people are so narrow minded in their view of the world. And then when I see peeople spending all their time arguing at ANI it really frustrates me that we can't assign some of the people to help the mainspace! The Bald One White cat 14:30, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

OK I'm going to start Concatedral de San Nicolás el Magno now, the church of Rionegro by translating.... The Bald One White cat 14:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I;ve translated it but have somehow messed up the referencing so the bottom section is missing. Can you see what the fault is? The Bald One White cat 16:09, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Yep thats all it was. I've DYK nominated it as "DYK that the Cathedral San Nicholas was built after the original church was believed to have been occupied by evil spiritis" or something like that. At present I'm creating about 30 new categories to reorganize Colombian cities. At least when everything is in order I can begin to develop the stubs and know where I am. 700 articles in one category is too daunting! The Bald One White cat 17:39, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

P.S did you hear that John Carter is terminally ill? Thats why he hasn't been here. I do hope it is nothing life threatening The Bald One White cat 18:11, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Howz this for a DYK tagline:

Cristobal Rojas 46a.JPG

If the link is dead replace it, Why is it I always respond to your questions as soon as I can but when I ask you what you think of a thread you don't reply....Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:03, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

I asked you what you thought of the DYK tagline above, complete with picture to go with caption. I thought it was quite a sombre one! Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:06, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry, I thought you might have seen my work on Cristóbal Rojas, quite a character I think. Its a shame more info isn't available for some of these obscure Latin American subjects, I'm having to find scraps to compile them! Today I've been working on Xalapa, particularly the history and geography sections. See the diff, an article on a state capital should have been much better than this. I managed to write a half decent history on it given the lack of meaty web content in english. Translation from spanish is going quite well I think. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:11, 14 October 2008 (UTC)


Well you need to replace the dead link. Try to find a suitable replacement that links to it somehow even if not directly. I think I'll leave it for a DYK on Xalapa actually. Much of the other info was from spanish wikipedia which wasn't referenced. Why is it that most of the other wikipedias really don't seem to care about referencing!! Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:23, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

I know. The thing is so many people slag wikipedia off for being inaccurate or written by a bunch of kids or whatever but if the text is referenced then they can verify most of the information themselves which is the good thing about it. In many places wikipedia is actually more neutral than many of the biased publications on people or events by "scholars". The problem is wikipedia has always been a project to "build" an encyclopedia rather than seeing a completed version like Britannica so it is inevitable that there will be a huge inbalance in quality. Some of the articles I've seen on German wikipedia make the English equivalent look pathetic but in other areas makes some of the other wikipedias look worse in terms of knoweldge detail. Overall I still think english wikipedia is the best, but its a shame we can't have more people who take stubs and undeveloped parts of the project or referencing articles more seriously. Hey have a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mexico/State templates. I wonder how long it will take to fill them and start the articles. More than likely I'll be the only one again.... Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:37, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks yes they have a sort of "ocean" shade to them don't they. Cool. Aqua blue and green are my favourite colours Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:44, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Wanna help translate Museo de Antropología de Xalapa? How about writing a DYK together? Would you be happy to collaborate? Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 16:45, 14 October 2008 (UTC) Seriously, see if you can do it. Just use babelfish translation to get all the text in english, then what I do is copy the spanish text and then write it by comparing the two and proof reading the spanish to correct the crappy babel grammer and mis translation. It would be cool to have a joint DYK on something! Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 17:13, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

LOL every time I see one of those Olmec heads I think of this guy Al Murray. Heheh Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 17:15, 14 October 2008 (UTC) Well yes I naturally do read the spanish article word for word, I find it quicker to do it this way and it sets up the bones for the article I'm about to translate. Have a look at Xalapa now, I've DYK nominated it now. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 17:28, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Yeah the HIstory, geography and economy is GA quality which I wrote. The problem is the lack of reliable in depth web info on some of the others and difference sources available. I'd love it if we were at that stage where everything had been started and I could completely concentrate on increasing GAs. The problem is the next article you click in that category is likely to be a one liner, thats why I can't stay on one article too long when half of the country is still missing one here.Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 17:51, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

For Spanish articles I am! See here Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 18:07, 14 October 2008 (UTC)


Aw come on 1/10th? Thats not even 1/500th!. I tried checking to see how many articles I created using the tools but anybody with over 100,000 edits it doesn't work. I;ve created far too many articles to keep track of from just about every country or topic going. I would hazard a guess its surpassed 30,000 by now. maybe around 35,000. That list will grow, and if I primarily focus on writing articles from the spanish speaking world, it soon become a large proportion of the decent articles I create. I still create tons of stubs because of what is missing, but I generally only create content these days that can be expanded by anybody else within minutes. The other day I stubbed Monte Baldo. Within two days somebody had fully translated it (not perfectly) it needs rewriting but it shows that it does happen Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 18:19, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

OK Xalapa's just about GA standard I think. Could do with some more filling out of sections but it will get there Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 21:48, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Shahid I;ve begun a hugely ambitious task of translating Tenerife. The article before was only the top part a few paragraphs, I'm going to try to translate the whole lot. I'll do it gradually over weeks. What do you think. Potentially a resourceful article? Its 148kb at present, will need cutting down to around 100kb Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 22:34, 15 October 2008 (UTC)


Have you seen the Tenerife article or not?? Oh and notice the resemblance of Juliana of the Netherlands to Mrs Doubtfire. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:45, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm on a wiki break today, I was bored so logged in for a mo. Once it is translated all of the references will be filled out and if possible I'll add other sources from english sites on the web so eventually it should be up to featured standard with a bit of work. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 18:32, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Shshshsh. Typical POV?. I don;t know what it is with some Indian editors and their heavy use of "mega star" and "supperhit" but its not exactly wikipedia compatible. It must drive you crazy reverting such edits wherever you look. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 09:09, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Thats 3 times you haven't responded in 3 days. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 15:01, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Very true. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 15:08, 18 October 2008 (UTC) Hi friend. I had that trouble yesterday a couple of times in the last few weeks actually. I thought it was because my computer has had a virus (and still plays up every now and again) but youtube and ebay seemd alright. If you think a geek has hacked in you can always change your password anyway Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 14:07, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Pier Gerlofs Donia[edit]

Did you know (DYK) about Greate Pier? Last king of Frisia (talk) 09:08, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

No, why? ShahidTalk2me 09:10, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for Image:Asha BhosleKQ.jpg[edit]

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SRK controversies[edit]

Hi, you removed a valid and sourced item, albeit probably not the most notable controvery connected with this actor. There's not much discussion on the talk page at Talk:Shahrukh Khan#Controversies and it doesn't back up your edit summary "rm controversy section, which contains only one line of some non-notable incident. The inclusion of this section has already been discussed.many times." What have I missed? "Controversies", provided (like all other content) they are properly sourced and expressed according to WP:NPOV, are valid and worthwhile encyclopedic content, in an article on any subject. Ruling out a controversy section from an article might look like POV editing by supporters of the subject. - Fayenatic (talk) 09:28, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Accepted. I'll note that on the talk page. - Fayenatic (talk) 12:23, 21 October 2008 (UTC)