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Thanks Meelar! --Valentino 03:10, Oct 16, 2004 (UTC)

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Somalia change[edit]

Hi Valentino! I was going to revert your change to the Somalia article, but then I saw that you have seemingly made many very good contributions to other country articles, so I though I'd ask you first. Do you have some reference documenting that Somalia is not "Somali Democratic Republic" anymore? I did a Google search, and it seems to me that it is still formally called by that name. --Dittaeva 12:00, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi Dittaeva, thanks for your comments! Before I edited the Somalia article, I went to check on the name in the CIA World Factbook (which I believe is where most of Wikipedia's country profiles come from). In the Somalia government section, the name currently used for the country appears as Somalia, whereas the name Somali Democratic Republic was only used before the country became fractioned off and no official government was in place. It's possible that only the United States government recognizes Somalia as simply Somalia, while the rest of the world sees it as the SDR. It's a sticky subject, but I will check further and report back. --Valentino 01:51, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I don't think I would call it sticky. It's not like those kind of names always tell "the truth" about a country. Did you take the other name changes from the factbook too? That would be kind of strange because I think most country articles are based on the factbook anyway, hm... Anyway, I'd like to see some note on why / how the change was made, if it has been made, but then again, the factbook should be accurate. Are you implying that the US didn't want to call i "democratic" because they don't consider it so? In that case I would certainly stick with democratic. --Dittaeva 14:39, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
After searching through a ton of websites, I was not able to find a definite answer on the official name of Somalia. Most of the sites I visited seemed to concentrate on the secessions of Somaliland and Puntland, the national chaos, and the "no official legitimate government" policy in effect. So I searched through my hard copies, and in the Dorling Kindersley World Reference Atlas I have, Somalia's official name is listed as "Somali Democratic Republic". But this book is from 1994 - so I don't think it is that accurate nowadays. Then, I checked the Britannica 2004 World Almanac (who get their most of their info from the Britannica Encyclopedia), and Somalia's official name is listed as Soomaaliya (in the Somali language), and as As-Sumal (in Arabic). So for the moment, I am guessing that Somalia is the official name of Somalia, and the SDR denotation stopped sometime during the last decade before the war broke out. I did mention that the US might not recognize Somalia as democratic, and that is because the US has no official embassy or diplomatic representation to and from Somalia, but I think I was wrong on that, unless there are websites that say otherwise. If you have found something else, please reply back; for the time being, we could temporarily put the names I put in bold on the Somalia Wiki entry. --Valentino 04:53, Sep 21, 2004 (UTC)
Real nice that you look this up! When I have searched for SDR on Google it lokks like SDR has been used by amond other the UN and Amnesty up until at least 2000, but electionworld claims that it changed its name to Republic of Somalia just before desintegrating. I suppose documents on the new transitinal government should say something on what they call themselves. I think maybe all the different names belong in some histry section and not in the intro.--Dittaeva 13:25, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Image:HuJintaoPortrait.jpg[edit]

Hi Valentino,

What is the website address of the site where you got Image:HuJintaoPortrait.jpg?. It's a nice portrait, and I wonder if the website from which you got it has any other portraits of CPC leaders. -spencer195 20:01, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi Spencer,
I got the Hu Jintao portrait from the website of the CCP-owned newspaper China Daily. I have searched this website and other websites high and low to see if I could find any other good portraits of Jiang Zemin or Deng Xiaoping in the traditional uniform of the Central Military Commission (the green suit), but I can't still find a hi-res portrait of either. It would be great if you could try and search the rest of the site for these types of pictures. Thanks! --Valentino 04:31, Sep 21, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I've found some decent headshots of Jiang Zemin in a business suit (See [1]), but no larger versions or headshots of him in a Mao suit. I'll keep searching. -spencer195 05:05, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Actually, Jiang's Wikipedia entry has a picture of him in the Mao suit, but a face portrait of the same would be better for the entry. I did find a picture of Jiang in a traditional Chinese suit along with George W. Bush, but I don't think it's close enough. I hope you find it; I'll keep looking also. --Valentino 06:47, Sep 21, 2004 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Welcome! I see you signed up as a French-to-English translator. There is a big backlog of articles needing translation from French (the biggest such backlog we've got) at Wikipedia:Translation into English. If you'd like to sign up to take on one of these, it would be very welcome. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask me. -- Jmabel | Talk 17:39, Oct 21, 2004 (UTC)

esTotW[edit]

Since you put your name down as a spanish to english traslator i thought you might be interested in the new Spanish translation of the week collaboration project. This weeks collaboration is Género chico.(Disclosure: this is a bit of a "mass mailing", I'm working my way down the list of Spanish-to-English translators.)

paz y amor, The bellman 06:31, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Culture of Greece[edit]

Culture of Greece is this week's Collaboration of the week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article.

Deng Xiaoping[edit]

Dear Valentino, You have uploaded the portrait of Deng Xiaoping (long ago, I know ;-). Now, we have taken it into the German wikipedia where I have expanded the Deng Xiaoping article to featured article standard. Now, we are very critical about copyrights in the German Wikipedia, so I would like to know whether you remember where you found the image, to check whether it's really in the public domain. It would be cool if you could answer me on my German talk page, which is here. Thanks in advance, -- 219.137.231.124 09:13, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week[edit]

I would like to revive this project. I noticed that you've added yourself to the list of available Spanish-to-English translators. Are you interested in working on Spanish Translation of the Week? — J3ff 06:25, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Image:PeruCoatofArms.PNG[edit]

Hola Valentino:

¿Podrías indicar de dónde obtuviste el escudo? Pusiste fair use y eso me impide usarlo en la wiki es: Estoy dibujando uno yo mismo, pero saber el origen del tuyo me podría facilitar las cosas. Un saludo. --Sanbec 08:17, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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Thank you, Cindy Williams Webmaster, Sumter County BOCC Information Tech

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WP:Peru, May Collaboration, and Lima Article[edit]

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Meetup[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/Tampa -- You're invited! Hires an editor (talk) 01:40, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:FortLauderdaleSeal.PNG[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:FortLauderdaleSeal.PNG. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --FairuseBot (talk) 09:14, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:HialeahFlag.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:HialeahFlag.jpg. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --FairuseBot (talk) 14:36, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Volusia County Fl Seal.PNG)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Volusia County Fl Seal.PNG. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 05:22, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

File source problem with File:YangShangkun.jpg[edit]

File Copyright problem

Thanks for uploading File:YangShangkun.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, their copyright should also be acknowledged.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 16:34, 16 September 2009 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Garion96 (talk) 16:34, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:OrlandoFlag.PNG[edit]

File Copyright problem

Thank you for uploading File:OrlandoFlag.PNG. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the file. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their license and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. Svgalbertian (talk) 17:45, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Flagler County Fl Seal.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Flagler County Fl Seal.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 04:45, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Seminole County Fl Seal.png needs authorship information.[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Seminole County Fl Seal.png appears to be missing information as to its authorship (and or source), or if you did provide such information, it is confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided),authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which:{{subst:usernameexpand|Valentino}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.
  • If this is an old image, for which the authorship is unknown or impossible to determine, please indicate this on the file description page.
If you have any questions please see Help:Image page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:28, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

50k Challenge poster.jpg You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

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