User talk:Tariqabjotu/Archive Twelve

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Atlant says "Thanks!"

Thank you for removing the vandalism from my user talk page!

Atlant 11:12, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

RE: Birthday

Thanks for the birthday wishes lol my declaration was more like, I'm going to buy some stuff Mom, take me to the mall lol.  :) Darthgriz98 21:41, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Current events redesign

Just wanted to say I absolutely love it! Such a change is long overdue. I have posted a notice on the bulletin board of the Community Portal to try and get more input. the wub "?!" 22:39, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. For some reason the message on the current events portal is sparking enough discussion. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 22:43, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Seconded - this redesign is excellent, great work!--Eloquence* 20:03, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
The Community Portal message will expire on 12 July, but if the support is overwhelming and no more objections come it, perhaps the move could be done earlier. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 20:22, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

GA template

See Wikipedia:Deletion_review for 8 July. Rlevse 12:46, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, buddy...

Just thought I'd swing by and give you a long overdue thanks. Your help at WP:ERRORS is always appreciated, but you may not hear it enough. Oh well, just think... one of these days you'll be made an Admin and then I'll be out of a task. Guess I better start finding another job people don't do often enough. ;-) See you around, my friend. --LV (Dark Mark) 15:06, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

One of these days... hopefully. I appreciate the thank you; until that time comes, I'll continue to point out errors on the Main Page (in between my other contributions, of course). -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 15:17, 8 July 2006 (UTC)


Re [1] [2] - The modern spelling in English is Macao. This is the spelling used by the government in English-language matters. — Instantnood 16:58, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't know about that. We have a Macau article, not a Macao article. While Macao gets 35.3 million Google hits, Macau gets 116 million Google hits. The CIA World Factbook uses Macau as well. And not to cite a Wikipedia article, but the Macau article indicates...
The form "Macao" was the original Portuguese spelling, and has been retained in most European languages. In modern Portuguese, the correct spelling is "Macau". During the 20th century, the official spelling "Macau" became more and more common in English-language sources, including most print media.
Do you believe that last statement is incorrect? So perhaps my edit summary may not have been 100% correct, but I believe we should stick with Macau for consistency on Wikipedia and due to its overall popularity. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 17:05, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Instantnood wages edit wars over this spelling difference. It's safe to ignore him on this. Wikipedia has consensus to use the u form for article and category titles. Within articles both forms get used. SchmuckyTheCat 19:12, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm afraid your Google test failed to reflect its usage in English, since it includes webpages in Portuguese (which is an official language in Macao), other European and Roman-letter langauges. There are more occurance of Macao than Macau for English pages within the Canadian domain (181,000 155,000), Canadian government domain (35,300 10,800), OECD (18,100 452), United Nations Development Programme (919 153), for instance. In my E-Mail exchanges with the Macao Government, they've clearly indicated that Macao is the spelling they use in English, except for proper names. — Instantnood 18:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Converts to Islam category

Assalamalaikum warahmatullah,

I have just been reading your very pretty and quite superb userpage and was wondering if you would like to add yourself to category:Converts to Islam. Kind regards, Wikipidian 01:02, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

That category is only for people with Wikipedia articles, so I shouldn't. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 01:04, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
I see your point, but given the quality of your userpage I think it would be a useful addition - but I leave it up to you. Regards, Wikipidian 01:10, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

re:Happy First Edit Anniversary Day!

Thank you for your wiki-anniversary wishes! *Looks at caption of your pic* Oh, come on, ain't I always careful? :D Cheers! — The King of Kings 16:59 July 10 '06

Thank you for the birthday greetings

Thank you very much for the birthday greetings. It made my day a little brighter. Have a very nice day.
Lady Aleena talk/contribs 20:03, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I do feel really decrepit now. :)

Effective Communication

In case you don't realize, to many users, your page looks like this:

Obviously, it's very difficult to read. Could you consider changing the color scheme and font size to help put the effective back in effective communication? Thanks in advance; we'd all appreciate it. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 23:07, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Could I ask you what article this is in regards to, or how your attention came to be interested in my talk page? Since you find it difficult, please reply here as I have added your talk page to my watch list. Thanks. Ste4k 23:17, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Someone brought it up on the administrators' noticeboard. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 23:21, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Well here is how difficult it is to work with YOUR own comments on my page. The overly large extremely bright pages on Wiki make everyone seem like they are shouting at me. I am so upset about this that I am leaving Wikipedia until it's corrected. See also: Image:Mboverload.jpg.

I apologize. I thought you were an admin. The other two admins involved in this matter have seriously upset me. I consider their condescending remarks rude to the point that I am leaving. Please accept my apologies for my thinking you had something to do with that. Ste4k 02:07, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


regarding the image Image:Ste4k.gif please remove it. Without any explanation it appears to be drawing attention to me personally and is highly likely to be misconstrued. Thank you. Ste4k 04:14, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. I noticed your request. Perhaps we will meet again under better circumstances. Ste4k 05:04, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

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Cowfight image

Hi there,

I wonder why you uploaded this image under a different name than the one on the commons. Doesn't it make sense to upload it with the same name? That way image links don't go dead once it's off the main page (and gets speedy deleted). - Mgm|(talk) 08:52, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I mistakenly believed the image needed to be uploaded under a different name so it could be protected while it was on the Main Page (I wasn't sure whether overriding the Commons image required administrative privileges; I've never attempted it before and didn't want to since the image was on the Main Page). Regardless, it did its job and it most likely didn't cause a problem. The image was always, and still is, available at the image location similar to that on Wikimedia Commons: at Image:Cowfight0a.jpg. But the next time, I'll make sure to just override the Commons image. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 12:10, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Current events annoyance

All "[edit]" links on Portal:Current events give empty pag NM, it fixed itself. Strangely, I could edit create pages, despite being an IP :D 03:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Alright; as long as it works now. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 03:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

India map

(rest of conversation removed) Dab, Now I see the problem, 1.9 em is misaligned on Internet Explorer (looks fine on FireFox) and 2.4em is misaligned on FireFox (looks fine on IE). Do you have suggestions on fixing it? - Ganeshk (talk) 01:34, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I do. Use an image I just created, Image:Mumbai-main.png:
Problem solved? Or is that took much of a shortcut? Optionally (although this may be a bit deceitful), you can still link the image to Image:India-locator-map-blank.svg. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 02:13, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Hmm... is that the correct location? Comparing the current image in IE and Firefox, I don't see a significant difference (that was taken in Firefox by the way). -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 02:18, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay that should be correct (sorry for thinking out loud). -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 02:21, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Cool solution! Dab and myself were trying to save space on Wiki. :) Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 03:21, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I hope that ten-kilobyte image won't crash the server; that would not be good. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 03:23, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Good work with the Mumbain blasts article

Joturner, Good work for moving the statements to a separate article, but you should have left some more international statements in the main article. --Wikindian 22:52, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. You are, of course, free to add more international statements to the main article. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 02:30, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

About the outlines

Joturner, I really like your Userpage layout, so I decided to put a page outline on mine. However, when I did, it didn't outline the enitre page and has a huge blank spot in the middle of it. How do I fix it? I'm only 13 and don't understand WIkipedia's complex stuff for the most part. If you can help me, that would be great. Scrumshus 20:19, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

I tried to fix it for you. By the way, you can link to pages on Wikipedia like [[Wikipedia]]. If you want different text to appear than the name of the place you link to (like this link: my user page), you can type [[User:Joturner|my user page]]. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 21:37, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, man. I owe you one. :) Hey, if it's no trouble, could you tell me how to create a little "quotes" box like the one that you have by your "Final Words"? That could be useful. Thanx anways, Scrumshus 22:28, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
You can use {{quotation}}. Type something like {{quotation|To be or not to be}} to get the desired effect. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 22:42, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I took your advice, and it worked! Thanks a ton, man. It's like speaking a differernt language (php, rigth?) here! Just one little nag. On the right, there's a infobox stuffed with userboxes. I inserted a quote in there. The only problam is, that I wanted to attach a link to the quoter's name, but the blue color distracts my red color scheme. Is there a way to make links red (while leading to a real article)? Scrumshus 00:29, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
You can do [[School of Rock|<font color="red">Dewey Finn</font>]], although I must warn you that red links - like gdkhagkjdshgjksah - tend to indicate articles that don't yet exist. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 00:53, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
For some reason, the quote box read {{{1}}} when I took your advice. No problem, though. I just changed my color scheme to blue. :) Hey, do you know if there's like a suggestion box for Wikipedia? I figured out how to make text appear with different fonts, but the selection is very limited. My suggesetion: Make WIkipedia's fonts compatible with [3]. There's a great selection there, and it would be a great addition to Wikipedia. Scrumshus 18:26, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, I created a table of contents like you, but my 'My Music Interests' link doesn't bring you to the 'My Music Interests' part of my page? How do I fix it so my TOC will work? It works fine with 'My Life'.Scrumshus 23:16, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanx again, dude. Scrumshus 00:20, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

BF2 jpg

Uh, thanks for removing it. EVOCATIVEINTRIGUE TALKTOME | EMAILME | IMPROVEME 23:34, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA thanks

GMK RfA Thanks.png Hello Tariqabjotu/Archive Twelve, and thank you for your strong support at my Request for Adminship, which succeeded with an overwhelming final count of (105/2/0). I was very pleased with the outpouring of kind words from the community that has now entrusted me with these tools, from the classroom, the lesson in human psychology and the international resource known as Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia. Please feel free to leave me plenty of requests, monitor my actions (through the admin desk on my userpage) and, if you find yourself in the mood, listen to some of what I do in real life. In any case, keep up the great work and have a fabulous day. Grandmasterka 07:08, 16 July 2006 (UTC)


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yeah, you actually explained your standards quite well. With clarification, it actually seems fine to me. RfA always makes me worried because of what sometimes appears to be a patchwork of rigid standards held by a variety of editors. I do think that posting the things that you look at is entirely acceptable. Thanks a lot for the clarification and the kind and courteous response. Regards, Alphachimp talk 19:00, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

I'd agree, I would like to hear his answer to the question. Even if you do choose to oppose on those grounds, I applaud your willingness to reasonably consider the opinions of other editors. A lot of people do "drive by" voting in RfA's, which can be quite frustrating. To be quite frank, I really haven't bumped into many editors in a similar situation to him. The shear fact that he has been around so long and contributed so much was certainly enough for me. Anyhow, let's just wait for that response. Alphachimp talk 19:10, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Current Affairs Portal

  • Jo,

I will follow the new arrangements from now on. Thanks for the advice. Capitalistroadster 01:11, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi there, sorry for the delay in replying (just got back from holiday)...About the userpage, I'd go for option c.), it seems the most reasonable to me. Feel free to use your own discrection though. :) Regards -- Banes 14:11, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

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My comments on RfA

I was going to ask what you meant by repeatedly stating my opposition in the other RfA, but now looking it over it I see what you mean with regard to two of my three-four subsequent comments. Their reason was to engage the comments by others, in the same vein as is done on article and policy discussion pages, and was not intended to "furthermore" oppose beyond the comments I had already made. That is, they were subordinate to the comments by other users rather than "top-level", subordinate only to the overarching RfA. I did not intend to strengthen my position in the context of the RfA nor to offend or "rub it in". —Centrxtalk • 13:45, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Don't worry; I have seen far worse. In fact, I'm worried some may think I was doing a little rubbing in of my own on the RfAs for Sean Black and JD_UK because my comments were so long. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 13:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

As someone mentioned in a recent discussion about revising the process, in Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship, one way to change the process is to only submit discussionary comments, without black-and-white "support" and "oppose". —Centrxtalk • 14:06, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for supporting my RfA!

Double tulip blue.jpg Thanks for contributing to my successful RfA!
To the people who have supported my request: I appreciate the show of confidence in me and I hope I live up to your expectations!
To the people who opposed the request: I'm certainly not ignoring the constructive criticism and advice you've offered. I thank you as well!
♥! ~Kylu (u|t) 01:08, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll see you soon, probably begging for your help. :D ~Kylu (u|t) 01:08, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

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