User talk:Wantok/2006 Archives

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Welcome back[edit]

Hi there! From your contributions, it looks like you're back at Wikipedia after a long break, so I thought I'd say welcome back. Thanks for your contributions on Papua New Guinea related topics - it's always good to have contributors who have knowledge and interest in non-Western countries, to help counter our systemic bias. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 11:16, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for welcome - most unexpected! Good to see such a positive spirit among contributors. I've contributed a little in the past, but hope to be able to do more now. - Wantok 00:34, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Fair use[edit]

An image can only be used under the terms of fair use if it meets several criteria, see WP:FUC, in particular the image did not add significantly to the article - it was basically there for decoration. The image in question was a copyright problem anyway given lack of the required information on the image page.--Peta 06:34, 16 May 2006 (UTC)


I note you tried to raise some points with Dougg on the Melanesia discussion page without success.

Just above your entry Dougg had stated "Melanesian Austronesians, usually (I think) to contrast them with the Polynesian and Micronesian (and perhaps other) Austronesians" - - which certain indicates he believes Austronesians to be a super-set of Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. Yet inside the article he wrote as if Papuans were something different again and that Austronesians were a sub-set of Papuans who arrived four thousand years ago. Where he gets this from he will not say. I suspect his theories are all based on so called linguistic groups - a system whereby if you trade with somebody and start sharing words you are suddenly deemed to be related. Such theories would also fit US Indonesia business needs to claim Malay people have been intermixing with Papuans for thousands of years and that Jakarta's administration is just their way of helping their own people.

The Polynesian explanation I have heard claims the first Chinese people travelled to Taiwan around four thousand years ago and that during the pass two thousand years people have travel from Taiwan to New Zealand and out to Hawaii etc.

But Melanesian ancestors like indigenous Australian ancestors had settled our regions tens of thousands of years before hand.

I thought the generic marker which had been in some earlier versions of the Melanesia article was a useful means to settle once and for all that Melanesians were not just dark skinned Polynesian nor Malaysian, but were a separate group of people who had got here on their own and managed their own lives up until modern times. 13:18, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Football transfers[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Football Transfers

Just to say to take a look at the above and add in the talk page what you want to say.

Niall123 15:25, 3 August 2006 (UTC)


Good work on improving articles associated with the A-League. If you propose to continue with this fantastic editing, we would be honoured if you join Wikipedia:WikiProject A-League. There are many handy links and templates that can help you on the project page. Even if you have no intention of joining WikiProject A-League, feel free to use the tools and links provided on the page. Thanks, Killfest2Daniel.Bryant 02:24, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, will do. I didn't know the A-League project existed. Wantok 03:48, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


I like the new table on the A-League page, but I switched "premier" and "champion". Adelaide were Premiers [1] while Sydney were Champions [2]. -[dM] 05:23, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

A-League Barnstar Proposal[edit]

A barnstar for WikiProject A-League has been proposed here by Daniel.Bryant. Feel free to add your opinions.

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Hello. I am glad I found native of PNG. I just wanted to say that I am currently creating some geo-stubs about Papua New Guinea. Maybe you can sometimes check and contribute with your knowledge. For my recent creations see Cat:Geography of Papua New Guinea and subsequent categories. Articles created recently include Gazelle Peninsula, Duke of York Islands or famous Goroka Show. Have a nice day. - Darwinek 10:26, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Serie A[edit]

Hi Wantok. Just wondering if you could lend me a hand. I'm trying to do the complete Serie A results table for 2005/2006 at User:Niall123/b. I'm adding the odd week now and then, cause to be honest, its the most sickening thing I've ever done on wikipedia. Just wondering if you want to add another week now and then. I'm saving the grid after each week is added, naming the week etc so I know where I am. I'm working off the results at

Just to say though, if you do add a week, please make sure to leave 5 spaces between each ||, to leave it like | 1-1 | etc. Also please write in the comment box what week the grid is up to.


Niall123 13:39, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

A-League Newsletter II, 2006[edit]

WikiProject A-League Newsletter
Issue II – September 2006
Current Player project status
10% complete
A-League News

Project News
  • The Player project has been moved, overhauled and refined. It now is not limited to the 2005-06 player list. However, only 10% of articles are considered "complete", and hopefully we can get this figure to approach 100% by the end of the season.
  • Major changes to the layout of the 2006-07 A-League season page have taken place recently, and an infobox created. A table for attendances, as well as top scorer etc. are now in place. All users are encouraged to update the scores for completed matches as they come in.
  • Recently, Perth Glory F.C. was moved to Perth Glory FC after no objections were raised at the Wikiproject talk page. All links to the old page (including various templates) were changed.
  • The project requires pictures of games and stadiums to help improve articles. Any pictures are much appreciated.
  • The A-League Portal has been set up. Feel free to update the scores, and make sure you check out the selected article and picture each fortnight.
  • The football (soccer) barnstar has recently became the official award of the Wikiproject. Feel free to hand it out to anyone you see making excellent contributions to all things A-League related.

High-importance articles

High-importance templates


06:58, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Italian Football[edit]

Hi ya. I see you add to Italian Football articles from time to time. Just wondering if you want to check out Wikipedia:Italian Football. We are just hoping to organise our efforts towards improving articles better. If you want to sign up just put your name down under participants on the project. You can do as much or as little work as you like and any ideas on improving pages would be great. Niall123 19:14, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Expansion of WP:A-League[edit]

Hi Wantok,

Just thought I'd let you know there is currently a proposal to expand WikiProject A-League to include all areas of football/soccer in Australia, including the NSL, A-League, Socceroos, state leagues and more. A more formal proposal page can be found here. Please indicate whether you support the idea or not at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject A-League, and also add your 2c about what the new project should be called. Cheers! – AlbinoMonkey (Talk) 04:17, 19 October 2006 (UTC)