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Archive for year 2006


Frederick Emerson Peters[edit]

Could you provide references for an article you started, Frederick Emerson Peters.--FloNight 01:48, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Christopher Rocancourt[edit]

I found another article, Christopher Rocancourt, that needs references.--FloNight 02:43, 2 January 2006 (UTC) & the Mel Spillman article--FloNight 03:22, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I wrote both based on multiple sources, some of them which Google does not apparently find anymore - Skysmith 14:09, 2 January 2006 (UTC)


When you nominate an article for deletion, please use {{db|reason}} or one of the many specific templates. Putting the reason for deletion in the edit summary is pointless and simply annoys admins. Also, review, advert and vanity by itself are not WP:CSD's - please use the AfD procedure. -- RHaworth 18:28, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Henri Dericourt[edit]

Could you please provide references for the article on Henri Dericourt that you started? - x-Flare-x 10:04, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. :-) - x-Flare-x 21:36, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Grey Owl - a fake for sure![edit]

Hi -

How does Grey Owl not count as a literary fake? He wrote books that recount untrue stories purporting to be real accounts. Moreover, he wrote fictions under a fake name, pretending to an ethnic identity that wasn't his. I fail to see the difference between this story and that of Forrest Carter or Nasdijj?

Cheers, Vizjim 12:13, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Good point as such, although Grey Owl was more of an impostor (or "faux amerindian") than a literary fake. At least the books are not particularly significant part of his fame. However, difference may be too minor to matter. - Skysmith 12:22, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Alexander Howland Smith[edit]

It's the usual thing - someone else notices errors that you didn't see yourself. It happens to me a lot as well :-) Tonywalton  | Talk 13:33, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Please check your WP:NA entry[edit]

Greetings, editor! Your name appears on Wikipedia:List of non-admins with high edit counts. If you have not done so lately, please take a look at that page and check your listing to be sure that following the particulars are correct:

  1. If you are an admin, please remove your name from the list.
  2. If you are currently interested in being considered for adminship, please be sure your name is in bold; if you are opposed to being considered for adminship, please cross out your name (but do not delete it, as it will automatically be re-added in the next page update).
  3. Please check to see if you are in the right category for classification by number of edits.

Thank you, and have a wiki wiki day! BD2412 T 02:59, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

CSD for vanity[edit]

Vanity is not a basis for speedy under WP:CSD. Please read up on the topic.
--Jerzyt 14:18, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
IIRC "vanity" is often used on AfD. My memory is not very good abt what used to be on CSD, but in any case, vanity to my understanding implies being the person or part of the group, which is irrelvant for CSD. If someone ran across the Web site and said "Here's something WP needs to cover!", it's still A7 w/o being vanity. Of course none of this makes you a jerk, as my tone might reasonably have made you think i thot. I probably should have said more.Thanks.
--Jerzyt 14:43, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Let me try restating:

  • Vanity may be a significant part of the context of an AfD debate, and in any case, AfD gives plenty of room for clarification of distinctions so that "vanity"'s imprecision is not significantly harmful there.
  • Using "vanity" in a speedy nom'n confuses your colleagues about whether the motivation by vanity is relevant to speedy deletion (it is not), does so where there is no opportunity for clarifying discussion, and is insignificant in the mental and physical effort saved over using {{db-band}} or {{db-bio}}.

Your explanations are not needed to excuse you, nor are they justifications for continuing. Just don't use "vanity" in the context of speedies, please.
--Jerzyt 15:18, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Artists Rifles[edit]

I see that you re-instated an entry on the 21 SAS/Artists Rifles:

"In the Southeast Asian Conflict in the 1970´s 21 SAS was active as a reserve volunteer unit mainly as an observation team. The unit used non-British personnel as well as UK born soldiers. They were disguised as Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian."

Can you substantiate a source for this? I have not heard it before in all the published and private journals. Moreover I have asked people who served in that era and they all said it was untrue.

  • It was not my addition, I restored it mainly because an anon removed it without explanation. That kind of removals are common forms of vandalism here. And as far as I know, SAS does accept non-British soldiers.
  • I also suggest that you sign your messages with "~~~~" - Skysmith 19:12, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

John Macgregor[edit]

I wrote this article and submitted it to Electric Scotland. Rather than rewriting it I have sent essentially the same article to you. I hope this will not stop you from using it.

Gregor Gregormacgregor 15:40, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Then mention it in the article's Talk page.
    Another thing; would you have any comments about the Gregor MacGregor of Poyais? - Skysmith 19:22, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

591 locusts[edit]

Hi Skysmith,

What is your source for the 591 locust swarm? I can't find anyone else referencing this. (by Stereo (talk · contribs))

  • I'm afraid I cannot remember; it came out of my own notes that were based on various historical book sources (at the time I collected the info just for my own use). - Skysmith 10:35, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Excuse me[edit]

Sorry, but why do you consider the article Turkism nonsense? If Turkism is nonsense, can you please tell us why.--User:Fieldmarshal Miyagi


Hi Skysmith, I notice you've been putting a lot of {{uncategorized}} tags on articles. Would you consider dropping by Category Needed every so often and categorizing some entries? It's easier to tag something than to categorize it and there's a buildup of ~800 articles that need doing, and too few people to do the work. Cheers. The El Reyko 21:13, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

No need to apologise, and you're right, sometimes it's hard to find a category that fits the article. The El Reyko 21:29, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia survey[edit]

Hi. I'm doing a survey of Wikipedia editors as part of a class research project. It's quick, anonymous, and the data will be made available to the Wikipedia community later this month. Would you like to take part? More info here. Thanks! Nonplus 01:12, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio on Animal Models for Screening of Drugs for Glaucoma seems wrong[edit]

If you would have checked who contributed the article to Pharmpedia you would have seen the same name and workplace as the contributor to Wikipedia. In addition, your copyvio there comes up in my browser as a hybrid rendered/unrendered mess. TheGoblin 15:51, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

This page was created by myself and posted at 2 sites 1) The Wikipedia, on 01:38, March 23, 2006 2)Pharmapedia on 23:11, March 12, 2006 I don't think it would amount to copyright violation of any sort!!!!! Now would you please help me in getting that article back on the wikipedia? ----Dr M Tariq Salman 17:46, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Request for Collaboration.[edit]


Thanks for tagging the 3 dimensional coordinate system entry for wikification. There is a newer tag which is rather similar in format to the {{cleanup}} tag you used. Considering that you do a fair amount of tagging, could you please use the {{wikify-date|April 2006}} tag in place of the {{wikify}} tag in the future? There is an effort underway to make it easier to sort through articles that may require wikification, and using the suggested tag would be very helpful.

Your assistance with this effort will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Folajimi 13:01, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

P.S. This may be a fine point, but do you think "3 dimensional..." should be hyphenated as "3-dimensional..."?


The reason the cat was missing from engine was because someone had vandalised it. I have restored the deleted cats and interwikis - so it is not you I am calling a vandal in my edit comment! Noisy | Talk 13:15, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio on Rick Baccus seems wrong.[edit]

The possibly-violated site you mentioned [1]is a 'U.S. Government' site (note the '.mil' domain). Under the provisions of the 'Freedom of Information Act', I am allowed to use, copy, and disseminate this information in any way I see fit. I spent a lot of time on this important article and was diligent in sighting all of my sources.

Speedy deletion[edit]

Regarding the article George Tiller, which you tagged for speedy deletion with the reason "it is an article about a real person or group of people that does not assert the importance or significance of the subject. (CSD A7)", I wanted you to know that I have removed the speedy deletion tag. This article does not qualify for speedy deletion because the article claims he is known nationally, which is an assertion of importance. If you still want the article to be deleted, please use the WP:AFD process. Thanks! Stifle (talk) 15:20, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Heh, it's been deleted by another admin in the meantime. Never mind. Stifle (talk) 15:23, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I noticed that you tagged the page Dan Gilbert for speedy deletion with the reason "self-promotion". However, "self-promotion" is not currently one of our criteria for speedy deletion, so I have removed the speedy deletion tag. You can use Wikipedia:Articles for deletion if you still want the article to be deleted. Thanks! Stifle (talk) 15:23, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I noticed that you tagged the page Quicken Loans for speedy deletion with the reason "advertising". However, "advertising" is not currently one of our criteria for speedy deletion, so I have removed the speedy deletion tag. You can use WP:PROD if you still want the article to be deleted. Thanks! Stifle (talk) 15:23, 7 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi - a bit of a combination bouquet and brickbat here... It's good to see you adding the geo-stub template to a lot of articles that need it, so thanks for that... but most countries now have their own geo-stub templates (almost always in the form CountryName-geo-stub), so it would help far more if you could try them instead! Otherwise it simply means re-doing the stub shortly after you add it. I realise there's a huge list of different stub types and it';s impossible for anyone to remember them all, but even if you try CountryName-geo-stubs on preview and if they don't exist going back to geo-stub, it'll be even more help. Thanks for the stubbing work, though, it is appreciated! Grutness...wha? 03:05, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you restored the prod tag on LADL. Since prod is for uncontroversial deletions only, once someone objects, the tag should not be restored. See WP:PROD#When not to use PROD. As such, I've sent the article to AfD. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/LADL. Thanks. NickelShoe (Talk) 15:48, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

The same policy applies to your restoration of the prod on Colbeckart. Please remember not to do this. If the article should be deleted but you meet opposition, you must take it to AfD for a full discussion. NickelShoe (Talk) 14:16, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Turkism[edit]

Hi again. Since you tried to speedy this article, I thought you might like to contribute to the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Turkism. NickelShoe (Talk) 14:52, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Francisco Maldonado da Silva[edit]

Hi Skysmith, I just took a look. Never heard of him (but that does not mean anything). Where did you get the info from? Shlomke 13:04, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

AFD:Unicorn Enterprise System[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that the afd listing was incorrect. Please take a look at WP:AFD for a step-by-step how-to list. Please don't hesitate to ask me at my talkpage if you have any questions. Bjelleklang - talk 11:25, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Lester Green?!?[edit]

Do you have a source for Lester Green? Please see Talk:Lester Green. Thank you. --James S. 00:09, 25 April 2006 (UTC)


You should be satisfied by the current state of Irene Gut Opdyke, I think. DS 23:27, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I would want to speak with you, sends me your email? my email is

I would want to speak with you[edit]

I would want to speak with you, sends me your email? my email is kumargo@yahoo.

  • If it has something to do with Wikipedia, you can say it here. Otherwise see the "toolbox" on the left side of the page - Skysmith 10:27, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Random permutation statistics[edit]

Would you please give me some time to write this article. I cannot write it fast enough to keep up with you adding tags.

Traduzione in Inglese[edit]

Non conosco bene l'inglese per produrre una traduzione perfetta. Se non sarà possibile a breve chiederò la rimozione da Wikipedia. Buona serata.

Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie[edit]

Thanks for the kind words on the article -- when I can't find something in wiki, I feel compelled to add it (I'm just a glutton for information). My high school French is rusty but between that and I think I got the gist of it :) Bookgrrl 03:45, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Traduzione in Inglese[edit]

La ringrazio per il consiglio. Lascerò l'articolo fino alla scadenza. Se qualcuno potrà tradurlo ne sarò felice. Il mio inglese non è buono e non conosco bene il meccanisco di posta di Wikipedia. Mi scusi se sbaglio qualcosa. Grazie e buona giornata.

Non è mia abitudine dare fastidio ad altri. Vedremo se sarà possibile tempo permettendo, è sempre il tempo che manca. Visti gli assidui contatti e collaborazioni che ho con amici Americani ed Inglesi dovrò decidermi a miglirare il mio inglese. Buona serata.


hi, can u tell me what it mean "ladies in deed" ? :) Unixer 11:23, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Women who has made important "deeds", ie. actions or exploits - Skysmith 11:30, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
    • women who HAVE made :) Unixer 21:52, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
      • Correct - Skysmith 10:11, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Help me![edit]

Hello! I'm a Persian Wikipedian and I wanna build a robot, but I like to build a one in English Wikipedia. So Can you help to make a bot step by step??? Thanks a lot! --MehranVB 16:58, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

To my dear friend Skysmith[edit]

Once again, I removed the unproven gossip about external financing by the Czechoslovak StB and the PLO in the article on the Brigate Rosse. And I am really sorry, my dear Skysmith, but I have to dissapoint you: No, I do not have in the least any connections to "ex-Czechoslovak (!, for what should be ex-Czech ???) intelligence" circles. I'm just a smart young guy that is fond of facts and loves to think before he writes (whether on Wikipedia or anywhere else). Next time better mind your words before you label someone with such ridiculous accusations ! Forever yours, -- 13:18, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Says someone who obviously has a bone to pick. Not to mention that I have had nothing to do with the latest reverts - Skysmith 18:24, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Nice try ! But don't dismiss a justified criticism too easily. Of course I meant your revert of 18:17, 12 April 2006 Skysmith which famously read "(revert anon deletions (related to ex-Czech intelligence?))" ! -- 20:47, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Things you shouldnt do while hugging a police officer[edit]

This is clearly something that should be moved to WP:BJAODN. 13:50, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Then go ahead and do it - Skysmith 13:51, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Soapy Smith[edit]

Thank you for the photograph "fix." Soapy 20:37, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

  • You welcome - Skysmith 22:08, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Cortana Letters[edit]

I've nominated an article you previously proposed for deletion on WP:AFD. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cortana Letters. æle  2006-06-11t14:59z

Hey You[edit]

What the hell? Wat vandalism? Explain or I will report you to the officials u snitch. --Roller-Cola 12:36, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Go ahead and do that. Adding nonsense still constitutes vandalism - Skysmith 12:39, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge of Telecommand into Remote control[edit]

Hi Skysmith. About your proposal to merge Telecommand into Remote control. I'm intending to remove the "merge" tag you placed on Remote control as no one has given a good reason for this in the two months since it's been tagged. However, I'll leave it a few days in case you want to comment. Cheers, --A bit iffy 14:14, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Macarthur Square[edit]

Someone removed your tag and expanded the POV entry you suggested for speedy deletion. If you still think it's not remarkable, please post it on AFD. - Mgm|(talk) 10:57, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Black Friday (1912) nominated for deletion[edit]

Black Friday (1912) listed for deletion[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Black Friday (1912), has been listed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Black Friday (1912). Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Tamino 19:42, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Barry Manikow[edit]

Hey. I responded to your comments at User_talk:JianLi#.5B.5BBarry_Minkow.5D.5D. JianLi 04:12, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

User pg vandalism[edit]

Thanks for reverting the nonsense vandalism on my user page. I kind of wondered if that would happen given the user's history. I see his account's been blocked for sock-puppetage which is a bit like trying to kill the hydra LOL! No doubt he (she?) will return... --Bookgrrl 16:32, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately that is very possible... - Skysmith 18:14, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


stop taking things off my page!

  • You are barking at the wrong tree, I have not even started - Skysmith 07:34, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Alves dos Reis[edit]

Thanks for the work on reviewing the grammar and such on the Alves dos Reis article. I translated a big part from the portuguese wikipedia, but as English is not my main language, grammar erros may be very common. Thanks on the work there ;)--Serte 13:51, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

That portuguese part was nothing important, it was already on the article in English. While I was translating, I copied the Portuguese article and worked on parts. I just forgot to delete that piece after translating it. --Serte 13:57, 13 September 2006 (UTC)


Please be very careful with what you tag for {{empty}}. For example, ARF had a lot of history which was blanked. See [2]. There were a couple of others I reverted today as well. - CrazyRussian talk/email 15:47, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Argh. Fair enough. In couple cases original writer had apparently requested it, though - Skysmith 16:03, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Sigma Phi Chi[edit]

Hi Skysmith, I see you nominated Sigma Phi Chi for speedy deletion. Unfortunately, "advertising" is not one of the [{WP:CSD|creiteria for speedy deletion]]. You may want to consider using one of the Prod or AfD processes instead. Thanks, Gwernol 01:29, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

I have been going over my page again and again and comparing it with other greek pages. I have also reviewed the rules for speedy deletion and cannot find where mine would be considered "advertising" or a candidate for deletion at all for that matter. It may also help if you define what is in question, and also remember "WP:Bite", thank you. --MDeyo 15:43, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Chevalier d'Eon[edit]

I see that you contributed to articles about "ladies as men". Could you please take a look at Chevalier d'Eon? The article is poor and needs attention. --Ghirla -трёп- 08:39, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

DIY Generation[edit]

I posted this on the "talk section" of the post I wrote as well, but I just wanted to let you know that the DIY generation is not nonsense. It is a well used term in the arts and technology field that applies to creative people who use web applications and various other tools to create new work. It is commonly applied to the term Generation C, which Wikipedia already has an entry for, and a source for this can be found on FutureWire ( Or just google the term. You'll find fifteen million results.

It occurs to me that this entry should probably be rewritten to appear in the DIY section of Wikipedia. - PJ

Copy it if you want. And use ~~~~ for signatures - Skysmith 09:31, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Lists of missing articles[edit]

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Skysmith, I am very impressed with your series of lists of missing articles! To make sure I don't accidentally do redundant work, may I ask you what you've based your lists on? Please respond on my talk page.this is messedrocker (talk) 17:04, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Interesting! Would you mind if I added some more article titles, and increase awareness, of your lists? —this is messedrocker (talk) 18:50, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Very useful lists - I think I'll be back to look at these and see what I can do. I've added a couple of redirects (Leo Viktor Frobenius and Pwcca) and I wonder if the Giuseppe Arcimboldi in your painter list is Giuseppe Arcimboldo. If I come across a possibility like that, do you prefer that I add it as a note in the list or mention it here? --Spondoolicks 13:11, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, there have been other mistakes like that as well. If you add a note in the list others can see it more easily. And you can add any obvious redirects you notice. - Skysmith 13:28, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

A nice cup of tea and a sit down[edit]

Hey, it was just a bit of fun. It seemed like the right place for it. --Spondoolicks 12:27, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


I just deleted a page you tagged with {{prod}} for "vanity". Please use other words like "self-promotion" instead of "vanity" in the future. As the Wikimedia Foundation is getting complaints from many people accused of "vanity", we are trying to avoid the word in deletion debates and deletion logs and similar places now. Thank you for helping in the fight against self-promotion on Wikipedia, and happy editing, Kusma (討論) 13:03, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I knew that and still used that word. Urgh. - Skysmith 18:39, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

The Centre at Salisbury[edit]

Shopping malls can often be notable, and it is frequently possible to demonstrate their notability through independent reliable sources. I have expanded The Centre at Salisbury, and I think that the article is now an adequate stub. I have nothing to do with The Centre at Salisbury or its owners, by the way. --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 17:29, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

The search for Hortense Lepaute[edit]

Check out the Nicole-Reine Lepaute article in the Galego wikipedia - [3]. They give her name as Nicole-Reine Etable de la Briere Hortense Lepaute. It's plain old Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute in the English and French language articles. I don't know what source they used that was different from the source for the other two but it's a bit more support for thinking that it is the woman you're looking for. --Spondoolicks 13:58, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

  • That would certainly make sense if it were a matronymic (for example, I am not sure) or something like that. Thank you.- Skysmith 19:13, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Florence Nightingale's mother[edit]

Sorry to revert your revert on the Florence Nightingale article by - but I believe the details about her mother to be correct rather than "nonsense" as you suggest - although it was poorly formated I feel we should Assume good faith. — Rod talk 20:08, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Rechecked that. Mistake on my part. Sorry about that - Skysmith 08:08, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

African military history[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to lay the foundation for an African military history task force within the Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history. Would you be interested in joining (I read your edits on Impi)? Greatings Wandalstouring 11:00, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Thank for asking, but I'm afraid there is still too much about African military history I don't know. However, I keep your project in mind in the future. - Skysmith 14:02, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Well, none is asking for perfection, some knowledge about some topics is enough. Wandalstouring 14:10, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I'll see what I can do - Skysmith 14:12, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Expanded article in british crime project[edit]

Which article were you talking about on my talk page? and would you like to join the project?--Lucy-marie 10:13, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Skysmith,
I hope you don't mind, however the format I used was indeed originally based off your own missing topics list (with of course some minor alterations and additional research). As it had already been used on WikiProject Organized crime's wanted articles, it didn't occur to me to ask if it was alright. MadMax 21:20, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
I don't mind at all. And if the format works elsewhere, all the better - Skysmith 22:19, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Mock Duck[edit]

Heya, thanks for your comments on Mock Duck's potential deletion. Now that you've expressed your opinion, though, you should remove the {{hangon}} template at the top of the article, since it's only really meant to buy additional time to write your opinion. Now that you've explained it, the template has served its purpose -- the administrator who decides what to do with the article will make sure to read the talk page before making up their mind, so there's no harm in removing it.

I thought it would be polite to let you do it, though. :) --Daveydweeb (chat/patch) 08:39, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you - Skysmith 08:42, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for removing the template, too. Daveydweeb (chat/patch) 09:19, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
I suggest you take this to WP:DRV, so you can avoid this happening again. :) Daveydweeb (chat/patch) 21:20, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Annie Pootoogook[edit]

Annie Pootoogook is listed at User:Skysmith/Missing topics about Art. I wanted to let you know that I created a stub about her. If you are familiar with her work, you might want to expand the article. --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 03:36, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Thank you, althought the list includes mainly the things I do not know enough to write about. Therefore I'm afraid that I cannot expand it. Thanks for notifying me, though - Skysmith 10:51, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Spam prevention[edit]

Hi Skysmith. Someone has randomly picked an address in your userspace (User:Skysmith/w/index.php) to start spamming Wikipedia with ads for porn, pharmaceuticals, and the like. This is a fairly unusual occurance, but it does happen (see, for example, Talk:Phorum/w/index.php, which has had the same problems), usually ending ... w/index.php. I've deleted the spam, and protected this page. You shouldn't have any problems. Proto::type 14:41, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for letting me know - Skysmith 19:54, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Hugh O'Flaherty[edit]

I was just wondering why you twice deleted my linkless tag re Hugh O'Flaherty. You claimed in the first edit summary that there are "9 links to be exact"; I see zero (0) links and one book for suggested reading, which is not the same thing. Can you enlighten me please.

Look I can Google and copy and paste URLs as well as anyone, I just think whoever created it should do that. As far as I can see there are no links, and your summarily deleting the well-deserved linkless tag is unprofessional.

Pls. respond, if you bother, on your page as I am not yet registered b/c I don't have my own computer right now.

Sincerely, 02:54, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Links of {{linkless|}} tag do not refer to external links (but if you can supply good ones, by all means do that). The last time I checked the page was linked from 9 other Wikipedia pages about related topics that are not project or user pages, which does not make it "orphaned".
  • As for not having your own computer, is it not a hindrance to having a Wikipedia account. I have used Wikipedia from number of different computers including my own, from work and internet cafes, depending on where I am at the moment. That also allows you to specify your user preferences to date formats and the like. - Skysmith 10:37, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Removed prod for Holy jerks[edit]

I noticed you tagged this article for proposed deletion; however, I removed the tag. The article, to me, didn't seem like it was religious advocacy at all; it merely described a phenomenon of the Second Great Awakening. It could definitely use more sources, but the text as written seemed fairly neutral. Crystallina 22:40, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

The Man Laws speedy tag[edit]

Sorry about that - I forgot to check the edit history. Think I'll leave the prod on there as well, though. Cheers, Tonywalton  | Talk 14:36, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

  • No problem - Skysmith 14:37, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Bounce board[edit]


Thank you for your stub submission. You may wish to note that it is preferable to use a stub template from Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types instead of using simply {{stub}}, if you can.

Thanks! --Vox Causa 21:48, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup Nomina Anatomica[edit]

I don't understand this tag. Could you specify what, if anything, needs to be "cleaned up"? Btarski 20:25, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

The article provides a good example of Wikipedia’s wise policy regarding links: "Only make links that are relevant to the context."
Links that would be relevant include Anatomische Gesellschaft, Basle Nomina Anatomica, Birminhham Revision, Jena Nomina Anatomica, IFAA, IANC, Parisiensia Nomina Anatomica, Roger Warwick, FCAT, and Terminologia Anatomica.
Terminologia Anatomica has already been linked. Note the other possible links: FCAT directs you to an article on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and the rest do not exist. Nomina Anatomica clearly a subject that is not covered elsewhere in Wikipedia at the present time.
Links that add nothing to the article (at least in my opinion), but only make it harder to read, include all of the years – 1887, 1895, 1903, etc. – and all of the cities and countries – Basel, Switzerland, Spain, United States, Birmingham, Jena, Geneva, Oxford, etc.
Readers who follow these links will find absolutely no information relevant to this article. It seems to me that, at the present time, there is only one appropriate link (Terminologia Anatomica) in a fully “Wikified” article on Nomina Anatomica.
As to classification, it seems obvious: it’s an Anatomy article. It has to do with the history of the current, internationally accepted, standard anatomical terminology, as exemplified by the landmark publication of Terminologia Anatomica.
This is a niche article that is of potential interest to only a few Wikipedia readers. I personally was always curious about the fine print in the introductions to older anatomy atlases that referred to the “BNA”, the “PNA,” the “BR,” the “JNA” and the “NA” – What were they talking about? Who are these authorities? I found it fascinating to realize just how arbitrary modern anatomical terminolgy is, and what flimsy authority it rests on.
If you look up “NA,” “BNA,” “PNA,” “BR,” and “JNA” in Wikipedia, you will find that the first four do not list this article on their disambiguation pages, while the last produces a fascinating article on the Yugoslav People’s Army. Does this mean that we need more links? I don’t think so. The article should be linked to equally technical articles on certain subjects in human anatomy, but to link it more broadly would only invite information chaos.

Bye-bye Belgium[edit]

It is the official name given to the conceptor of the program to the show. Thus, there is no debate over whether or not it should be named otherwise — it should not. We don't call Mona Lisa The Strangely Smiling Lady simply because it is more descriptive. Thierry Caro 20:46, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Horse archer[edit]

You are right, of course. Nice user page. Going to borrow some of your ideas (i.e. shamelessly steal them). Nik Sage 14:33, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

  • By all means :-) - Skysmith 20:45, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


Hi Skysmith. You suggested Reciprocity (evolution) needs a cleanup. It's pretty much all out of a hyper-recent Science paper, can you elaborate? NBeale 22:02, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Mainly some style editing, nothing drastic. But I looked at it again, it does not need that much of it. - Skysmith 10:24, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Jacques Desoubrie[edit]

Could you help out with references at Jacques Desoubrie. I noticed it on your list of missing articles, and someone started a basic article recently, which is not referenced. Agathoclea 18:14, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Problem with Desoubrie is that most sources are in French and I don't really understand that language. Airey Neave barely mentions him (see, for example this) - Skysmith 19:54, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks - I entered that as a starting point, but left the references tag up. Agathoclea 20:53, 31 December 2006 (UTC)