User talk:Verrai/Archive1

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New Jersey changes[edit]

I see you've been working on cleaning up some New Jersey-related pages. I am part of a group woring on WikiProject New Jersey, and effort to fill in the holes and expand the breadth and depth of New jersey content. I thank you for your efforts, particularly as they relate to New Jersey types and forms of government, a topic of interest to me. Feel free to particpate in any way you see fit. Alansohn 20:38, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Hurricane Dennis[edit]

Hey, I saw that you finished the citations at Hurricane Dennis, and said that you thought the article was ready for a Featured article candidacy. I've nominated it for one at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Hurricane Dennis. Feel free to go there and look every once in a while to see how things are going. Titoxd(?!? - did you read this?) 02:34, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Malwa FA[edit]

First, thanks a lot for your comment on FA nomination of Malwa! Since this is a historical region, no longer considered distinct for administrative purposes, little data is available about its current economy. This is the reason the article focuses chiefly on history and culture. The section has everything that we could find on economy of the region, certainly more than any other encyclopedia has. You might want to consider this factor. Having said this, I'll definitely try to find more stuff that can be included. Cheers, and hoping to see you around! deeptrivia (talk) 14:59, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

I've added even more stuff on economy. I hope that makes your support stronger :) Thanks! deeptrivia (talk) 15:26, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones portal[edit]

I noticed you tried to change the picture of the portal to no avail. What happened was that the picture is too big, and if it is made into a small thumbnail, it will slow down the servers considerably. By trial and error, I figured out that the smallest size the image can be is 800 pixels, so, you might want to resize the picture by half. Titoxd(?!? - help us) 03:13, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

That makes no sense. Really large pictures have thumbnails images; the resizing is only done once and then the thumbnails are stored. However changing any of the portal sub-pages will not take effect immediately; click the "purge" link at the bottom of the portal page to have it be updated. Maybe this is what's causing a problem? Jdorje 06:40, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

infobox hurricane nopic[edit]

I didn't mean to get rid of the {{infobox hurricane nopic}} while it's still in use. According to the "what links here" it is not in use...but I keep seeing places be updated not to use it. How can I find out where it is still being used? Jdorje 06:40, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm surprised - it should be showing up on the template's page. The best way would probably just to go about it by brute force - look through all of the articles about old hurricanes to see which ones (most of them) are missing images and thus used the nopic template. I just stumbled across Hurricane Carrie and fixed it. - Cuivienen 06:43, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, Actually, try Category:Hurricane_articles_needing_a_picture. A lot of those will use the nopic template. I would do this myself immediately, but I really should be in bed right now. - Cuivienen 06:44, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Most unused names?[edit]

Do you have a citation for the "most unused names in a season" thing on 2005 Atlantic hurricane season? It seems to me that either 15 is too low or one of the initial 6 seasons must have had more than 15 storms.... --AySz88^-^ 05:02, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Duh, I could have checked that part at least first. :p --AySz88^-^ 05:04, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
No specific citation, but just look it up here. There have only been a few seasons that even had 15+ storms since names were used (2004, 2001, 2000, 2003, 1969 & 1995), none of which had 15 new names. I think the old record was 12, in 1950. - Cuivienen 18:05, 31 December 2005 (UTC)


You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Tropical cyclone disambiguation[edit]

Storms using the greek alphabet arguably aren't much different than numbered storms though - theres no provision for "retirement" of notorious lettered storms like there is for named storms. Triona 08:58, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Template:User_userbox_purge[edit]

Cuivienen,

No fair! You've got more userboxes than me!

I don't know if you've noticed, but the userbox purge template had been protected deleted. As far as I know this hasn't actually gone through TfD (correct me if I'm wrong), but I was wondering if you'd trek over to the talk page and help me get a debate going. Tom 19:10, 5 January 2006 (UTC)


You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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References at 2005AHS[edit]

I didn't really understand from your edit summaries, why'd you remove the references to the archives of some of the storms? --AySz88^-^ 01:58, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Because the ultimate goal is to use only storm reports (and HPC archives) as references. Directing people to the NHC archives is unhelpful as it forces the reader to sift through the NHC's archive for information. This can't be helped with the HPC, but it can be helped for the NHC. Right now many storms are unreferenced, but they'll all be referenced by about March. - Cuivienen 02:09, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Okay; so you do want the TCRs to be ref'd when they come out? (I thought we might want to have the NHC archives there in the meantime while we wait for the TCR.) --AySz88^-^ 05:21, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Exactly. The archives just aren't worth having; the article really doesn't need references until it goes up for peer review.- Cuivienen 05:31, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't respond earlier - erm, the references are still necessary as per WP:V, I think? It makes the article seem to have more integrity, anyway. --AySz88^-^ 06:59, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
I think it's better to wait for the reports, but I won't remove the archives if you add them again. —Cuiviénen (Cuivië) 05:20, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

New Main Page Election talks[edit]

A discussion has begun on how to handle an official election for replacing the Main Page. To ensure it is set up sensibly and according to consensus, your input is needed there. --Go for it! 22:52, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

"Again, welcome! —Cuiviénen "

Thanks for the welcome to wikipedia! Do you do these as an admin? I've been using and contributing for months, but I always forget to log-in or even use a single IP address. Anyway, I was looking at your user page, and we seem to be rather similar people (well, except for politics/morals, but there's no need to get into that). I'm 17 as well, and going Ivy League next year (Penn!). In a world of iPods, I see we are both Windows people. :D Also, I'm a dog owner and enjoy photography. Finally, I live right across the Delaware in PA! Well...it's nice to see someone so similar on wikipedia!

SearedIce 04:37, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

What's the deal with Userboxes anyway? I can't figure it out. Now that I've got a userpage, I just have to learn about these "ultra-important" aspects of wikipedia... SearedIce 04:55, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

RE: 2005AHS[edit]

The intro is too long and many of the storms are severely lacking in information. I also just generally dislike the format of the article but that doesn't influence my feelings on its grade. There is just generally significanly less information here. We don't have an article, we have a summery. Also the pre-season forecasts are a little to technical. A-Class means almost finnished. I think that this article needs some more work before we declare it "almost finnished". I believe Jdorje agrees with me on that one, unless I misread a post of his, which I don't think I did. -- §HurricaneERIC§Damagesarchive 06:50, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

wikilinked years[edit]

Years should be wikilinked if they're part of a full date. I reverted your 2005 AHS change that removed the links (no biggie). See WP:MOSDATE#Date_formatting. — jdorje (talk) 02:00, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Weird[edit]

It's a little bizarre to see CFC personalities out of their element. I just had to comment when I saw a comment of yours on the main page discussion.

Wait a second, apparently your her twin brother. Sure..... ;) Yom 03:07, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Online acquaintance of Karen's? My first! I assure you, we are different people. I have been accused of being the more feminine ;-). Seriously, if you ever want to talk, my AIM screenname is Adan Hildorienin. Maybe I can convince you that we're different. —Cuiviénen (Cuivië) 03:27, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

New Orleans[edit]

Hi. I reverted your edit to New Orleans, Louisiana, where you claimed "New Orleansians is just as often used as New Orleanians". I'd never heard of "New Orleansians" before (and I live here); a google search shows 177 hits for that, as opposed to some 455,000 for "New Orleanians", so hardly "as often used". I suspect it's just either a typo or a mis-construction, and not a particularly significant nor common one. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 04:53, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Anonymous posting from US Congress computers...[edit]

I saw your note about how it was inconvenient for the IP addresses devoted to US Congress computers to be blocked from posting. Well, you have a userid. Why aren't you always posting when you are signed in? If you are signed in can't you edit even if your IP addresses is blocked?

Some of the anonymous posts from US Congress computers were ugly. I don't see why anonymous posts from US Congress aren't permanently blocked. -- Geo Swan 04:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Vacancy in New Jersey General Assembly[edit]

Actually, there was a vacancy in the Assembly at the time of the election. Donald Kofi Tucker had died in office before the elction took place, yet still won his bid for reelection. For several weeks after the election, there was an ongong battle to fill his seat. The seat was to be filled first by Evelyn Williams, and has since been filled since then by Oadline Truitt, but it was vacant for a periof of time. Alansohn 01:57, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Roma people won![edit]

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National emblem of Belarus[edit]

Jumping into a revert war to help you buddy without having a minimal idea what was all about and without reading talk pages is unprofessional. mikka (t) 22:15, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

"Well-sourced content": you probably cannot read Belarussian and don't known that "well-sourced content" is 50% "misquoted content". I used the term "buddy" without special meaning: I buddied you together because you both reverted me without actually knowing the detail in question and judging superficially: "this guy removed a piece of text with link pasted to it. Must be bad guy, then". mikka (t) 22:58, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

NJ Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Thanks for participating in Wikiproject New Jersey. In an attempt to create articles for some of the non-existing pages related to New Jersey, NJCOTW was recently created to bring members of WP:NJ together to work collaboratively on a certain selected topic, which this week is List of Governors of New Jersey. Please help by nominating/voting/commenting on articles on WP:NJCOTW, or by helping to improve articles in the scope of the topic for the NJCOTW. AndyZ 00:45, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Cyde.png This user thinks it is ironic that thanks for supporting Cyde's successful RFA came in the form of a userbox.

Here's a userbox for you. --Cyde Weys 04:45, 9 March 2006 (UTC)