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Scoutiing[edit]

With your obvious interest in Scouting, you should join the Scouting WikiProject. Let me know if you have questions. Rlevse 02:41, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

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Scouting article work[edit]

If you are getting this, it is because you do or did work on Scouting articles (see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Scouting#Participants_and_primary_areas_of_interest).

As the Scouting WikiProject has been formed since early January 2006, we've had many great improvements made in this area of Wiki and I want to personally thank everyone for their help. We don't always agree on things, but we keep moving forward. YIS, Rlevse 22:09, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Big shiny welcome!
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Hi, and welcome to the Firefly WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Firefly's coverage of topics.

A few features that you might find helpful:

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask another fellow Browncoat, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! Keep flyin'plange 20:42, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm also a member of the MILHIST project ;-) plange 20:42, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Ship tables[edit]

Hello Splamo. I have been changing ship infoboxes to change the "Launched" field to "Placed in service". The folks at CruiseCritic apparently don't know that ships are launched months or a year or more before they are finished and commissioned, formally named (sometimes), and placed in service. And the use of the military template for passenger ships causes problems-- unfortunately there is no agreed-upon passenger template yet. So I have been changing "Displacement" to "Tonnage", and have also changed "Launched" to "Placed in service" as the last is a date applicable to all ships, regardless of the differences in the method of their construction (on slipways or in graving docks) or inauguration formalities. If you want to discuss, reply here; I'll watch your site. Thanks. Kablammo 02:49, 19 July 2006 (UTC)


Carnival Spirit[edit]

Greetings Splamo!

I'm writing you in regards to your article on the Carnival Spirit. Have you ever been on that ship before?

                                   -OxfordScholar09

August 2006 Firefly Newsletter[edit]

The August 2006 issue of the Firefly 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. plange 01:25, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


Beanie Baby tags[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Beanie Baby tags, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a direct copy from http://www.aboutbeanies.com/swingtags.html. As a copyright violation, Beanie Baby tags appears to qualify for speedy deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Beanie Baby tags has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message. If the source is a credible one, please consider rewriting the content and citing the source.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under the GFDL, you can comment to that effect on Talk:Beanie Baby tags. If the article has already been deleted, but you have a proper release, you can reenter the content at Beanie Baby tags, after describing the release on the talk page. However, you may want to consider rewriting the content in your own words. Thank you, and please feel free to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Matt Eason 19:08, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Aah, okay, I can certainly see why you moved it to a new article. It's almost certainly a copyvio on the part of the original contributer (User:63.157.234.208) so I'll leave the db-copyvio tag on the new article. Matt Eason 19:34, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Camp LaNoChe Article[edit]

Please help me keep this article from being deleted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_La-No-Che

Commercial vessel template[edit]

Hello. As you may know, there are a variety of infobox templates used for ocean liners; at least one of which is ill-suited to passenger vessels. As a consequence of a discussion I had with User:Ebyabe at User_talk:Ebyabe#RMS_Queen_Mary, Ebyabe has generously agreed to create a template for passenger vessels. It appears at Template:Infobox Commercial Ship. Its creator needs assistance with the fields for the template. For example, it will need a tonnage field, but would not need a displacement field. Should beam be moulded breadth, or extreme beam? Should length be pp, or oa? Given your interest in this area, would you be willing to particpate in the project? If so, go to Template talk:Infobox Commercial Ship and weigh in. It may be that different templates are needed for passenger ships (gt), freighters (dwt, net), containerships (TEU) and that one size will not fit all. Thanks for your interest. Kablammo 21:23, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Clive Cussler[edit]

A request for confirmation that Cussler is an Eagle Scout has been on Talk:Clive Cussler since September. I did some searching at the time with no results. If you can confirm that he is indeed an Eagle, then we will welcome the cited entry. --Gadget850 ( Ed) 15:22, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Category of Clive Cussler[edit]

A few things here - the term Book or Novel are in the case of Cussler's work nearly as applicable. But they are Novels, delivered in the form of Books. A small semantic point but there it is.

The other thing it is normal when proposing a category removal to propose first and empty the categories only if the debate is in favour.

The next thing is that "most of the novels are grouped in "Dirk Pitt novels" which was already a "deeper" category under "Novels by Clive Cussler".

Next thing if there is a valid debate about the future of these categories it is really the "Books by author" or "Works by author" of the 22 March that should set the precident.

I didn't mean to cross sword with anyone and still don't, but the area of categorisation is such a fiddly thing it is difficult to bring clear order to the caos, hope to understand and I'm sure that is what we are all "trying" for. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:30, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Hang on a minute you have just moved them all again - this is a little silly - they are novels after all. Can we agree to put them back - at least until the debate is had. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:34, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
"The Sea Hunters" books I notice are "not" in the "Books by" category as non-fiction (i.e. not Novels) that doesn't make too much sense. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:36, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that - we are here to co-operate after all and that is how I like it. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:48, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

As to the "Deeper" category issue. I personally would tend to agree with you and place the individual articles in both the "Novels by" and "Dirk Pitt novels" cats but that is not the way it appears to be done here. Plenty of editors make it their work to remove articles to the deeepest category possible and reduce the category count per article. I can see why, but it makes the logic of a category less easy to see. If you did that I personally would not object but I can see it being reversed by others, and fairly soon. Cheers. Thanks for you efforts on the Clive Cussler articles by the way, and I think articles on the other series is a good idea! Regards :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:48, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

National Scout Jamboree (Boy Scouts of America)[edit]

Per the Language of Scouting, the BSA style guide:

jamboree
A term chosen by Baden-Powell to describe the first international gathering of Scouts camping together in London in 1920. The term is restricted to indicate a national or world jamboree. Not capitalized unless in the title of a specific jamboree, as: "1993 National Scout Jamboree" or "19th World Scout Jamboree." The BSA has a national jamboree every four years. See "contingent" regarding the use of the word to describe Scouting groups attending a jamboree.

--Gadget850 ( Ed) 12:52, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Category name formatting[edit]

Hi, I Noticed your work on all the Holland America ship articles in formatting their names in the categories. You may already be aware, but you can use {{DEFAULTSORT:Insert preferred name here}} which will automatically format the names of all the categories to whatever your "Insert pereferred name here" is.

Hope that helps!

Jarfingle 22:40, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

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Cruise ship reviews in question[edit]

FYI: I urge you to take a look at WT:SHIPS#Cruise_Ships_and_use_of_review_links. I do not know why you were not notified on your own talk page already - but the cruise ship reviews you inserted are being brought into question as to their appropriateness as well as questions of if you have personal gain in the Adsense account used on that site. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 01:51, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Splamo: I am glad that someone notified you of this discussion. It is also taking place at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Potential_Sneaky_spam.3F. I am familiar with your work (and I see I posted once before to your page). I personally have no doubt that it was in good faith and proper, but others unfortunately are not familiar with it and perhaps have not fully reviewed it or looked at your userpage and history of valuable contributions to this project. In any event it might be a good idea for you to answer at both of these locations in order to allay any doubts. Regards, Kablammo (talk) 13:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
I just came across your comment on the noticeboard. You did nothing wrong. You started or improved a lot of articles with the best source of information to you at the time. Much later someone came along and thought the source was spam; it was not, and it does not appear that anyone agreed with that suspicion. In the meantime a lot of links were deleted. Now future editors will have to add them back.
Keep up your good work. Regards, Kablammo (talk) 01:13, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


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why adding parent cats?[edit]

The western australian mines category is the parent and iron ore mines the child, any particular reason why you are adding a parent cat when the child cat is there - there is at least one western australian ed who will come in and revert all your edits on that basis alone JarrahTree 06:57, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

In case I am being obscure - Iron ore mines of Western Australia, is a child of Mines of Western Australia. Per MOS and Cats on wp en - parent and child cats do not sit together on article category space JarrahTree 07:07, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
In particular WP:SUBCAT says (with my examples inserted):
"... an article should be categorised as low down in the category hierarchy as possible [eg Category:Iron ore mines in Western Australia], without duplication in parent categories above it [eg Category:Mines in Western Australia]. In other words, a page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and a subcategory or parent category supercategory) of that category ..."
Please undo your recent additions of Category:Mines in Western Australia to articles in Category:Iron ore mines in Western Australia. Thank-you, Mitch Ames (talk) 09:21, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

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