User talk:Timl/Archive2

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Welcome to WP:WikiProject Death. The Singularity is near, and the Methuselah Foundation is helping in its approach, so our project might have no objects of study soon. :( As to "orange" on your user page, orange is not a colour, it is a color! :) Cheers. PPdd (talk) 02:39, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Re:Tri-State Tornado

I have replied on the talk page.-RunningOnBrains(talk) 04:42, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Saros 131

Hello Timl2k4. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Saros 131, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Do not blank a page and propose for speedy deletion as such; if you want a redirect deleted, please start a discussion at WP:RFD. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk about it! 13:34, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

re: pic

Oops, I'm really sorry. I meant to remove the other picture, when it was a precursor over the Bay of Campeche. I don't think it adds much of anything (since it's a generic blob of clouds), and there are already several relatively similar images. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 03:26, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Could you please upload the satellite images directly to Commons the next time, other language versions want to make use of them as well. :) Thanks. --Matthiasb (talk) 07:30, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Sure, something led me to believe I was, I'll read a little closer next time. --TimL (talk) 13:30, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Arlene images

I am very sorry for not replying until now, but I wasn't intentionally not doing so. I got your message last night just as I was about to head off to bed, and in all honesty I forgot all about it the next day. As for the images, I feel the infrared image contributes significantly to the impact section, considering it displays the severity of convective activity (which is in essence what determines the degree of impact) associated with the storm. Similarly, the satellite image of Arlene developing contributes its fair share to the meteorological history—or genesis— of the storm. I do not take any stand against the removed image in question, though with a similar image for the infobox I personally feel it does not add to the article as much as the current ones. This is, nevertheless, just my opinion, so feel free to contest it and talk to other editors about it. Once again, I apologize for the delayed response and making it seem like I was inattentive toward your inquiry. ★ Auree talk 06:48, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Timl2k4. I happened to see your question about adminship on Fastily's page. An individual admin talkpage is probably not the best place to ask; I think your query will attract more attention and interest on Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship. Wikipedia does need more admins. However, there is no mechanism for adminning people for mundane tasks only; an admin is an admin is an admin. You may want to read a few RFA's, and perhaps swing by Wikipedia:Miniguide to requests for adminship to get a sense of the kind of questions that will be asked of candidates. Regards, Bishonen | talk 00:10, 4 July 2011 (UTC).

Thanks! --TimL (talk) 04:30, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I would like to point out, however, that you stand a very low chance of passing. Many RFA !voters tend to want at very minimum 5000-10000 non-script edits before supporting. Reaper Eternal (talk) 23:40, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
I understand. If the community wants useful admins they will =have to rely on my answers to the standard questions. Thanks. ``TimL (talk) 23:43, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Template:R for convenience

Hello. I noticed you tried to "fix" Template:R for convenience; however, it's not broken. You probably can't see the categories on the redirects because they're hidden categories. You need to set a user preference in order to see them. Just thought I'd let you know. McLerristarr | Mclay1 14:19, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

No worries. In case you were wondering, hidden categories are usually maintenance categories – categories that are useful to editors but not readers. They're hidden so they don't clutter up the categories at the bottom and it makes them harder for vandals to find. McLerristarr | Mclay1 08:54, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Your RFA

Hi Tim. I'm just letting you know I have closed your recent RFA early per WP:SNOW because there was no chances of it succeeding this time. I'd recommend that you be more active on Wikipedia and take the advises that other people have given you. Good luck. -Porch corpter (talk/contribs) 08:39, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Timl2k4. I just want to add my commiserations to Porchcorpter's close. I'm afraid it was clearly headed one way, so we generally halts these sort of RfAs once there there is no longer any constructive feedback. I wouldn't worry though, just because the community does not feel you ready to be an administrator at the moment, it does not mean you will not be ready at some point in the future. What's more, the outcome of your RfA has little or no effect on anything outside of RfA, there is unlikely to be any consequences. Anyway, good luck in future, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. WormTT · (talk) 09:50, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
I'll just add my support, reiterating Worm's message above. Don't worry too much about people voting with a vengeance - there were some particularly nasty comments on my own RfA from people who came out of the woodwork with half-truths and smoke and mirrors, and some immature voters. There's not much than can be done about it. The best thing is to AGF, get yourself known like Worm did for being helpful, civil, and creating a few articles, and you'll sail through your next RfA. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:47, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Ditto! Everybody makes mistakes: "The road to wisdom, well it's plain: To err, to err, to err; but less and less and less". Look at Shakespeare's earliest plays (*shudder of horror*)! I hope that your weather is beautiful and sunny, like the weather in Sweden! :)  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 13:39, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Mistakes, yes I sure do. However, why you bring that up though beats me! And it's been rainy and cloudy for three days, in the Sunshine State! Go figure. --TimL (talk) 20:19, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Worm That Turned's talk page. WormTT · (talk) 09:05, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Simply as an FYI, the closure of your RFA is being discussed here. –xenotalk 15:09, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

RTFM [[1]]

RTFM [[2]]  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 21:37, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

I did, but apparently not far enough. --TimL (talk) 21:41, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Your question

Nope; it's block evasion. Daniel Case (talk) 06:07, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

SockPuppetForTomruen/Userboxes/WikiProject solar eclipse

Hi. I'm just letting you know that I have deleted the page that you inadvertently created in main space. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:29, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Asansol Arunoday High School

If a page qualifies for more than one CSD criterion then by all means tag it for both criteria. If I see a page which doesn't qualify for the criterion it's been tagged for but does meet another criterion I will happily delete it under the other criterion instead, and I would imagine most admins would do the same. In this case I don't think the article met CSD G2 at the time you tagged it, because although it was very badly written it does look like an attempt to write an encyclopedia article rather than experiment with the editing interface. Hut 8.5 10:40, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Stay off my talk page

Hi Tim! You should not write again on my page, unless WP policy requires you to notify me. You should not send me e-mail, and in any event your account is now black-listed and I shan't receive any email from you. Sincerely,  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 11:02, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Wow, that's incredibly mature! --TimL (talk) 11:28, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

For the record, my email to Kiefer.Wolfowitz, which aparently prompted his talk page ban:

Subject: LOL, Help?
You think you are trying to help me, I think I am trying to help you! Quite presumptuous of you to assume that either you or my RfA are causing me stress. Your bad faith oppose to my RfA and your treatment of the Denial of Death article are frustrating, but not stressful. What may be stressful is that you are both presumptuous and rude. You need help more than me as far as I'm concerned. I wish you only the best, regardless of my feelings towards you.

--TimL (talk) 11:56, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


You removed octaeteris from the Eclipse cycle page. Well, you commented it out. I mentioned this on a calendar-related list I belong to and someone mentioned that it has historically been an eclipse cycle so deserves to be listed. I suggested they update the page with that information and references. I know the description attached to octaeteris stated it is not an eclipse cycle, and maybe that's why you removed it. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know this may be corrected down the road. I'm leaving it alone myself, because I don't actually know that much about octaeterides besides the math involved. Victor Engel (talk) 19:29, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

That's the problem with making typo's. They mask the edit summary on your watch list (spending on how you have it configured). The edit summary said "Commented out octaetreris. If it's not an eclipse cycle, why is it here?" --TimL (talk) 19:33, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't understand this remark. I did see that edit summary. The word "octaetreris" was not in the article, though, but "octaeteris" was, and that is spelled correctly. Out of curiosity, I did a query on my database of eclipses. Of the 3874 eclipses from 1601 through 2400, 2528 of them are either an Octaeteris before or after another eclipse. That's about 65%. Victor Engel (talk) 19:45, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
That is one extra 'r' an unfortunate typo of an unusual word. Edit summaries can't be corrected after the fact. I am surprised you are confused, I got the other 10 letters right! Is it really that hard to figure out I made a typo in the summary? (sorry frustrated) -- Anyways Does your data show a pattern? Do series of eclipses occur octaeterides apart? Interestingly the octaeteris is not listed here. I cannot find any documentation on the internet that suggests it is an eclipse cycle. --TimL (talk) 20:13, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
I didn't know if you were referring to your own typo or to someone else's. No big deal. Yes, my data shows a pattern, as I described. Anyway, I don't know the term except from the calendar email list I belong to, so I'm not going to make any changes. I just wanted to give you a heads-up. There should be a reference backing up the change if it happens.Victor Engel (talk) 20:57, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I see how my earlier comment was ambiguous. Sometimes I forget that not everyone is thinking from my point of view :). Just a minor point, I don't think you described a pattern, but a fact. I don't see a pattern. What I'm getting at, actually is does your data show how long a series of octaeterides lasts? Cheers. --TimL (talk) 21:05, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
I haven't tested it, but suspect they're just pairs. Victor Engel (talk) 22:49, 22 July 2011 (UTC)


is creating books useful on Wikipedia or its mostly for personal uses? (I ask this because its the only useful thing I can do for now).And how do I know that the book I'm creating is not created before?--Irrational number (talk) 18:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

There are no books on Wikipedia. It is the equivalent of an online encyclopedia. Wikipedia simply has articles. If you want to create a book, that falls outside the scope of Wikipedia. However if you just want to play around, just create a link on your userpage like User talk:Irrational number/test follow the red link and create a new page. You can create as many pages as you want, whatever you find useful for organizing information. Wikipedia, however, does have a sister site called Wikibooks. Take a look! Cheers. --TimL (talk) 19:09, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

thanks for your help--Irrational number (talk) 19:19, 24 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi I know that you may be asleep now, so answer me any time you can.I wanted to know how to translate articles.A little bit of information just to be able to start.thanks--Irrational number (talk) 08:49, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

just woke up, good morning. I see your speak fārsi, fārsi has it's own Wikipedia at If you want to translate an article first see if it exists or not on the fārsi Wikipedia. If not type in the translated name of the article in the search box and you should be given the option to create a page with that title. Translate away. Note, one option, would be to summarize a longer article and put the appropriate {{stub}} tag (or it's fārsi equivalent) at the bottom. When you are done put an interwiki link at the bottom of the English language version of the article: [[fa:زبان فارسی]] (in double brackets as per usual), which will let users on the english wikilepedia that the language has been translated to زبان فارسی. That being said, head over to Wikipedia:Translation or it's fārsi equivalent, because I only know one language and actually know woefully little about translating. :) I don't see a fārsi keyboard option on my iPhone, just Arabic. I was going to type some just for fun (what you see was copied and pasted). I'm going to type some Arabic for fun, لبيقتنسل نين Hopefully that is gibberish. I'll read the article on fārsi so I'm not so ignorant about your language. --TimL (talk) 09:49, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Sorry for asking many questions!but how can I "put" my article in some category? I want to translate the Platonic hydrocarbon article and put it in chemistry category in farsi, for example(small enough for a start!)--Irrational number (talk) 11:08, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

No problem with the questions. I've created User Talk:Timl2k4/Irrational Number, feel free to post as many questions as you like.
If you click edit on the Platonic hydrocarbon article (which by the way you can link to the article on discussion pages or in other articles by simply typing [[Platonic hydrocarbon]] ) You may want to examine that text carefully and ask me about the wiki markup. How familiar are you with wiki markup like === This === for subheadings? You should be familiar with the basics of article layout. Peruse WP:YFA if you haven't already and especially read WP:T which is a great short tutorial on properly formatting articles.

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