User talk:Soap/Archive 5
- 1 AWB
- 2 sorry--Bob of Mars (talk) 16:29, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
- 3 Have some cookies!
- 4 Note to self
- 5 Carnoustie update
- 6 RfA ukexpat
- 7 Willie Mays
- 8 Thanks
- 9 Talkback
- 10 Re: Ceranthor's RfA
- 11 Bashar Al-Assad
- 12 Welcome
- 13 Cross-wiki vandal
- 14 Images in userspace
- 15 As promised
- 16 Impersonator names
- 17 Invitation to provide further input on desysop proposal
- 18 Motto of the Day
- 19 Saaranpaskantamasaari
- 20 Re: Hi
- 21 Talkback
- 22 re Domaining
- 23 DYK for Capital punishment in Mexico
- 24 views
- 25 Talkback
- 26 Help me
- 27 Aspberger's
- 28 Dramaonly
- 29 DYK for William Thompson Lusk
- 30 Thanks
- 31 Deleting, or otherwise fixing, other users' userpages
- 32 Username
This is just a pre-emptive message in case anyone comes here to talk about my current AWB project: I understand there is some controversy over the use of AWB to fix functioning but non-standard templates, and so I am only fixing the non-functional ones, such as , Citation needed, and a "fix" template that directs to WP:Contents instead of WP:Citation needed. I or someone else can always go through and convert the remaining nonstandard cn templates later using the exact same AWB function. Also note that I'm busier lately than I used to be so I am breaking this task up across several days. If you are an AWB user and want to help out, feel free. Soap Talk/Contributions 14:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
sorry--Bob of Mars (talk) 16:29, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Note to self
Hi - I'm a bit puzzled why you decided my reversion of possible vandalism was vandalism itself? I was removing a couple of fairly unencyclopaedic and unreferenced comments about the ease of play on a golf course and someone "crying like a baby" beardybloke (talk) 12:43, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
No harm done - just wondered. My edit could have looked like vandalism I suppose as I did take out one line that looked like plausible new information for the article, but having considered the source and the fact that just about every other edit they have made was reverted I decided to be safe and remove that too. beardybloke (talk) 13:26, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I was adding that as his response that he posted on my page. You can delete my nomination for him so that it won't be a rerun in the future. He does a great job but feels he's not ready yet. No need to let it sit there. Thanks! Cliffsteinman (talk) 19:35, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok for at least now it should be since his recent death, but after a couple of weeks or so it should be removed. Thanks.--Yankees10 01:57, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Re: Ceranthor's RfA
- Oh dear, sorry for that mistake. I've added an exception to my bot so it won't do that again. Thanks for fixing it for me and letting me know. CmdrObot (talk) 19:29, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi, Soap. Cross-wiki issues are usually dealt with by stewards, so I recommend that you contact a steward on IRC (irc:wikimedia-stewards) in such cases and you should consider joining SWMT. I would be glad to help you on any matter related to Arabic or Arabic Wikipedia. Pleased to know you. --Meno25 (talk) 20:22, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Images in userspace
Drag. Just out of curiosity, what exceptions are there to using images in your sandbox for the purpose of editing main articles? It's nice to see the whole thing as it will look before I transfer the new material.The Original Historygeek (talk) 04:38, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Invitation to provide further input on desysop proposal
As someone who commented either for or against proposals here, I would like to invite you to comment further on the desysop process proposal and suggest amendments before I move the proposal into projectspace for wider scrutiny and a discussion on adoption. The other ideas proposed on the page were rejected, and if you are uninterested in commenting on the desysop proposal I understand of course. Thanks! → ROUX ₪ 04:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi there, Soap! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottos. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottos there or just pass this message onto your friends.
MOTD Needs Your Help!
Hi! I see you've created an article on Saaranpaskantamasaari. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that there's no significant coverage in reliable sources to be found, indicating that the article doesn't meet the inclusion criteria. The title has exactly 59 Google hits, mostly to forums discussing funny place names. I was going to propose deletion of the article, but decided to wait for a little, since you probably want an answer to your question first. Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 06:09, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks for your response. I know that the island exists, and I did check each of the above Google hits in an effort to find reliable sources before suggesting deletion. The problem here is that Wikipedia's threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth – even information that is objectively true must be attributed to a reliable source in order to satisfy the inclusion criteria. If no reliable sources can be found, the article should be deleted.
- As for fi.wikipedia having high standards: I consider the Finnish Wikipedia of pretty low quality compared to the bigger ones (like us or de.wikipedia), simply because there are only about 6 million spekers available to contribute, and because a significant part of the people who could contribute choose to write here instead because of the higher general quality and larger audience. (I happen to be one of those people myself.)
- I think the best option now is to start an AfD. Most likely, that will end up with either of three things:
- Someone comes up with a reliable source for the article, and the article is kept and improved.
- Someone comes up with a reason to keep the information as part of another article, and the article is merged there. This option, however, also requires reliable sources covering the subject.
- No reliable sources can be found, and the article is deleted as not meeting the inclusion criteria.
- I'll let you know when I've listed the article for AfD. I hope you understand. Jafeluv (talk) 19:16, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
DYK for Capital punishment in Mexico
Wikiproject: Did you know? 02:14, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
I think you're wrong. I did not use this flag in the pages of the encyclopedia. But in my personal page. It reflects my views. Please do not politicize the free encyclopedia. Trabelsiismail (talk) 11:48, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
I dream of horses @ 01:22, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Hello Soap, thank you for your message:-)
I ´ve got a short question. I want to upload the logo of the company Uhlmann Pac-Systeme and use it in my article. Is it right, that I have to upload the logo on the English Wikipedia? Do I need a permission therefore? Could you please help me? Thank´s a lot! Kartonierer (talk) 07:54, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Thank's for being my first editing reversion experience.
Let's talk about changing the lead paragraph as it currently is written. 1. Aspberger's is a mental disease.
THis fact is not made clear by using the phrase "autistic spectral disorder" I make it clear that it's mental, then that its autistic. I understand that you don't like too many links, and I agree in most cases. I also believe that the audience is vastly uneducated, hence the term is introduced first as mental, then as a specific mental disorder.
The idea of a complex in psychology was a good idea to me because it helped me with the idea of "a set of mental traits", and in this context, it enabled a clear background on which to highlight the Aspbergian fact that cognitive and linguistic skills were not in the complex.
2. stereotypies is confusing.
Misspelling? is a disruptive thought. I made it "stereotypy" to eliminate the disrupting thought.
3. The 2nd sentence diagram is ugly.
The second sentence to the lead of Aspbergers should be Aspberger's in a nutshell. It was the reason I jumped to the editor. The second sentence, to me, reads poorly. It offers many false connections between words and requires several "logic" passes to eliminate noise. The way it is currently worded with phrases like "significant difficulties", it is like using the word "obvious". (If there weren't significant difficulties, it would not be in a wikipedia article as a mental disorder.) The link to the mental disorder will tell readers that mental disorders are all characterized by "significant difficulties" in social interactions. In a nutshell, its got a set of mental traits. The set of disorders is as important as the set of normalities. So I say that assuming most readers want a compact list, a definition, not a rambling disconnected sentence diagram with strange spellings.
4. I added descriptive phrases from below.
I borrowed "severely restricted set" and "highly repetitive" from the other parts of the lead and moved them up to the first paragraph to form what I thought was the key picture: a person focused so intently on some few tasks in life that they must obviously be using their otherwise normal cognitive ability in an imbalanced attraction to life's many offerings.
5. I expanded the first paragraph into two.
In the second I explore "stereotypy" and I can see where I might have extended my knowledge boundary there.
I dream of horses @ 00:32, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
DYK for William Thompson Lusk
WP:DYK 02:14, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi Soap, (you are Soap from the Zeeb right?) Thanks for your participation in my recent RfA. I will do my very best not to betray the confidence you have shown me. If you ever have any questions or suggestions about my conduct as an administrator or as an editor please don't hesitate to contact me. Once again, thanks. ·Maunus·ƛ· 04:38, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Deleting, or otherwise fixing, other users' userpages
If you find another user's userpage that has something to correct, in part or in its entirety, it is considered polite to raise your concerns on the user's talk page before taking any action. This will allow the user to Fix the problem on their own. Please read WP:USERPAGE Thank you. --David - (Wikipedia Vandal Fighter). 22:06, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi Soap! Well you are seriously the first person to have read my username phoenetically, and yes you are correct; "Tie My Shoe" is the background of the name. :) Taymaishu (talk) 22:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)