User talk:Weekeejames

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Image license[edit]

You have uploaded an image with no license, Image:Himala.jpg. This will be soon deleted if you don't provide a useable license for it. Rmhermen 01:42, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

I already fixed it. Thanks for reminding. =) Weekeejames
Did you really take this picture yourself as you claim on the image page or is this a picture from a movie as the caption ("Nora Aunor as Elsa in the highly critically-acclaimed film "Himala") seems to claim in the article where the image is used? Rmhermen 20:31, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
No I did not really take the picture. It was from a movie magazine a long time ago (and this movie magazine does not exist anymore), and I had the picture pasted on my scrapbook. I will change a better license. Thanks! Weekeejames
Ok, now I think the copyright tag is better. I do really believe that the image is not known to be copyrighted and was released in a promotional material to the public domain in the Philippines. Weekeejames

Bienvenido - Welcome[edit]

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Again, welcome! --Jondel 09:01, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Gracias. Salamat. Weekeejames 21:50, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Private pages[edit]

Weekeejames, pls use this format [[/yourprivatepage]]--Jondel 05:21, 11 May 2006 (UTC) This is referring to your Chavacano wikiproject page.

If I used it, what would it mean? Can you cite an example? --Weekeejames 06:32, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

This is my suggestion:/Chavacano de Zamboanga Wikipedia Other wise you would be unintentionally creating a new article page.--Jondel 07:48, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Oh no it won't. The Chavacano de Zamboanga Wikipedia project should link to cbk-zam.wikipedia.org and not to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chavacano_de_Zamboanga_Wikipedia, if that's what you mean. I'm actually starting to link it to cbk-zam.wikipedia.org at the tambay page. The link is still colored red, and when it get's approved, then it will be a legit sub domain of wikipedia.org. --Weekeejames 08:00, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok. Sorry, I thought you were creating your own personal agenda page for later implementation. Anyway if there are no problems pls go ahead. --Jondel 08:19, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Philippines[edit]

Could I suggest that you translate this or the Chavacano article as your first page for the Chavacano wiki. Thanks.--Jondel 00:41, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

I haven't submitted yet the proposal to create a Chava wiki. I became sick during the weekend. Also, I can translate the Philippines article for now. But how do I do that? Is there a template? Can you guide me? --Weekeejames 01:04, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
No problema! Este es mi sugestion:User:Weekeejames/chPhilippines Puedes escriber aqui. Sorry, I 've taken the liberty of creating a link at your user page. I hope you don't mind.--Jondel 05:17, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
1. Done on this User:Weekeejames/chPhilippines. --Weekeejames 11:35, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm done with the request proposal. As soon as we get approval, I will do the Philippines page in Chavacano as the "Primero Pajina" del Chavacano Wikipedia. --Weekeejames 13:23, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
iMaravilloso!--Jondel 05:28, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

My Chavacano article[edit]

Que tal? Puedes tu correcta mi articulo a chavacono User:Jondel/chavacanophilippines. Muchas gracias.--Jondel 05:15, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Buenamente man. Alright lemme do it. --Weekeejames 10:46, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
2. Done on this User:Jondel/chavacanophilippines. Perhaps you should help me with Chavacano de Zamboanga Wikipedia especially in choosing which articles to translate and providing me the templates? --Weekeejames 12:09, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Si, no problema. May I continue to create links directly on your user page like the chavacano Philippine page and this User:Weekeejames/chJoseRizal ?--Jondel 00:05, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

3. Done on this User:Weekeejames/chJoseRizal. --Weekeejames 01:01, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Gracias.--Jondel 01:07, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Proposed starting articles: -Jose Rizal -Ninoy Aquino -Chavacano language -Spanish in the Philippines -Zamboanga City -Zamboanga Province -Manila -Tagalog language-Katipunan -Emilio Aguinaldo -Andres Bonifacio -Ferdinan Magellan -United States of America -Jeepney -Carabao-Spanish (or merge with Spanish in the Philippines if it will be short?) -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo -Governor/Mayor of Zamboannga (whoever he is)

Yes, please start to create links under my userpage for the articles you listed above and direct those links to me. I will start translating them (one article each night) so that when the Chava Wiki is approved, all we do is to transfer them. --Weekeejames 00:20, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I will try create brief summaries because it will be too much work. As time passes it is easy to expand and imporve in quality. --Jondel 00:23, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Este por favor:User:Weekeejames/chNinoyAquino--Jondel 01:04, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Wait! Can you make your template English? I can only translate from English to Chavacano. I'm not fluent in Spanish, and I'm 100% Chabacano. Hence, the templates and master guides will be solely from en.wikipedia.org to be translated and transferred to cbk-zam.wikipedia.org. --Weekeejames 01:09, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

OK. Actually I tried to make it as Chabacano as possible.--Jondel 01:17, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Can you look at it now? The second paragraphs are English. The first are broken Spanish so that it will be easier to write.--Jondel 01:42, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I knew you were actually trying to make it as Chabacano as possible in your own way, so I edited it and just as I was about to save the page, there was an edit conflit because you already edited it again now with an English translation. I lost my translation. Anyway, when you translate to Chavacano, yo don't do it word for word or your Chavacano will end up even funnier to Spanish speaking people. We do it thought for thought. Analyze my translation. --Weekeejames 01:56, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok. I'll leave this alone now. I'll continue with other articles later.--Jondel 02:01, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

4. Done on this User:Weekeejames/chNinoyAquino. --Weekeejames 14:34, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Gracias por el articulo de Ninoy.

Este por favor:User:Weekeejames/chvChavacano. Sea mejor corta. Better to keep it short until we are sure the chavacano wiki gets approved.

5. Done on this User:Weekeejames/chvChavacano. --Weekeejames 14:34, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Gracias.--Jondel 01:09, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
6. Currently working on this User:Weekeejames/chEspañolNaFilipinas - Spanish_in_the_Philippines. --Weekeejames 14:34, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Great! But the cahvacano wiki hasn't been approved yet. --Jondel 23:58, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Spanish comprehension[edit]

Can you and the average chabacano understand spoken Spanish or the telenovelas in the original? Thanks. --Jondel 02:01, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, but only for simple Spanish sentences and Spanish words that are familiar. A Spanish speaker also has to speak his language slowly. On the other way around, A Spanish speaker will understand Chavacano in the same manner and when simple sentences and modern (Chavacano uses many archaic Castillian words) Spanish words. BTW, I'll continue with the translations shortly. Was out in the fields doling research work. --Weekeejames 04:23, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

You don't have to rush. The chv wiki hasn't been approved yet, and you have forever and hopefully other chavacano speakers will volunteer. Translate when you feel like it so the quality is better. --Jondel 10:28, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Popularidad en Zamboanga[edit]

Imagino que ya sera muy popular en Zamboanga, cuando haya el wikipedia en chavacano. Entonces, haya mucho habalantes de chavacano que escribir y contribuir.Ojala.--Jondel 00:07, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I imagine that the chabacano wiki site will become very popular in Zamboangga. Then you would not neet much help because there would be many other chavacano speakers and writers who can contribute. I hope.

Esperanzaomente. Hopefully! --Weekeejames 06:50, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Fileicon-pdf.png[edit]

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I really do not remember uploading that image to en.wikipedia.org. I do remember though that I edited the article "Pasyon" and added a link to download the file at commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Pasyon.pdf . At commons, after uploading the file, that image was automatically shown http://commons.wikimedia.org/skins-1.5/common/images/icons/fileicon-pdf.png because the file I uploaded was an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. I was new to wikipedia that time and somehow I must have played around with both the file itself and the image file from commons and I must have uploaded the files to en.wikipedia.org Pasyon.pdf. Maybe you should just delete both the icon file http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fileicon-pdf.png and the file itself http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Pasyon.pdf from en.wikipedia.org because the link to download the file in the en.wikipedia.org article Pasyon points to the file at commons anyway. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Pasyon.pdf Thank you. --Weekeejames 11:17, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia en Chabacano de Zamboanga[edit]

Hola, vengo a avisarte que ha sido aprobado tu propuesta de Wikipedia en el lenguaje de Chabacano de Zamboanga, más detalles aquí. m:Approved_requests_for_new_languages, ahora bien, debes avisar a un desarrollador (developer) de la Wikipedia a través de una lista de correo para pedir la creación. Mucha suerte! --Taichi 08:35, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Gracias por tu suporta! Ahmm...Sorry, I am not fluent in Spanish (I'm really Chavacano), but I can understand what you wrote. The proposal for a Chavacano Wikipedia indeed has been approved, and thank you for your support while it was being proposed. It is now on incubator.
Wikipedia en Chavacano de Zamboanga
Also feel free to use the Chavacano user Category for Babel. And here is another sample.
I will ask the mailing list for its creation. The Spanish Wikipedia is the source of guide and inspiration for the Chavacano Wikipedia. Thank you and we will not hesitate to ask for you and other Spanish Wikipedia admins and sysops for help. Muchisimas gracias otra vez. Abrazos. --Weekeejames 02:58, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Block[edit]

I didn't block you, that was an automated bot. Jayjg (talk) 04:04, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Independent cities[edit]

Is it OK for Zamboanga City to be mentioned in {{Zamboanga del Sur}} as seen on {{Pampanga}}? --Howard the Duck 15:55, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

No it is not. Zamboanga City is not a part, in any aspect, of the del sur province and vice-versa. I resent the changing of the caption on the locator map on the Zamboanga City article. Again, the "map of Zamboanga Peninsula" is irrelevant to both Zamboanga City and her location. I edited (re-wrote the sentence) the caption before to emphasize the "location" not the map of the peninsula. But oh well, it is back again.
"Map of the Zamboanga Peninsula showing the location of Zamboanga City." (current caption)
"Location of Zamboanga City within the Zamboanga Peninsula" (my edited caption)
See the difference? --Weekeejames 21:40, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
No, the navigational template at the bottom. If you'd see Template:Pampanga, there's a blurb at the very bottom that Angeles City is not within Pampanga's jurisdiction. --Howard the Duck 04:09, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
There is no need to explain that Zamboanga City is not a part of the del sur province (in any aspect) on a provincial template for the del sur province. The explanation should be within the articles. The templates are there for navigational purposes only. It shouldn't be there to 'overdo', but rather augment a well-written article. --Weekeejames 19:10, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
However:
  • Several people know that the City is part of the del Sur province.
A well-written article - not a navigational tool like the template - should correct this misinformation.
The footnote would be at the very bottom of template - outside the province logo, like this:
Province of Zamboanga del Sur
Pagadian (Capital)
80px|Seal of Zamboanga del Sur
City Pagadian
Municipalities Aurora | Bayog | Dimataling | Dinas | Dumalinao | Dumingag | Guipos | Josefina | Kumalarang | Labangan | Lakewood | Lapuyan | Mahayag | Margosatubig | Midsalip | Molave | Pitogo | Ramon Magsaysay | | San Miguel | San Pablo | Sominot | Tabina | Tambulig | Tigbao | Tukuran | Vincenzo A. Sagun
Note: Zamboanga City is politically and administratively independent from the province.
--Howard the Duck 03:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • They'll be confused because they can't find the City in any of the del Sur pages.
Actually, it's the mistaken association of the city with the del sur province and vice-versa all these years that has been causing the confusion. If we just stop all these association and explain right on the article, then we can help solve the confusion.
Although the article would help, very few read all of the article (an example would be the Main Page when the article count was removed when it was actually placed in the languages section, people began shouting to high heavens why it was removed when it was actually placed at a section).
Having footnotes is a fairly common practice, see for example, {{Asia}}. --Howard the Duck 03:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Rest assured that the wording would be clear that the City is, was, and will never be a part of del Sur. --Howard the Duck 08:33, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm strongly against the inclusion of Zamboanga City in any of the navigational province templates. I strongly support the inclusion of the city only in the Indy template. --Weekeejames 19:30, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Note that {{Zamboanga del Sur}} would not appear in the Zamboanga City article, only the {{Indy Philippine cities}}. --Howard the Duck 03:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
The footnote would look fine if it was a footnote to explain further about something that is right on the template. There is no need for a footnote explaining Zamboanga City when Zamboanga City does not exist on the template. See the Asia template. What footnote no. 3 is saying is that Egypt (which is right there on the template) is mostly in Africa. Footnote no. 3 exists because Egypt is there on the template. In this case, why create a footnote for Zamboanga City when it does not belong to the template. Again, this explanation should be there on the article not on the template. Yes, only the Indy template should appear in the Zamboanga City article. --Weekeejames 20:17, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
However, not too many people know Egypt should be on that template (see Template talk:Asia#Egypt??). And the inclusion of Taiwan there means that the ROC exists (so the one-China policy is not observed here). That means even if the City is, was and will never be a part of del Sur, a lot of people know it is currently a part of del Sur. Ergo, the template should be a summary, just like all templates should be; since the City article says it is not a part of del Sur, so it should reflect in the template.
Notice that this is a compromise on the Independent Cities which are independent from a province while being associated with its mother province, and independent cities which do not wish to be associated with any province. I don't see any offense on "Note: Zamboanga City is politically and administratively independent from the province." appearing as a footnote for it fortifies the truth that Zamboanga City is not a part of Zamboanga del Sur. --Howard the Duck 01:26, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
What I was trying to say is that a footnote exists because there is a need to explain further as a "side note" or a reference or citation to something that is being written about. In this case, there is no need for that footnote because the template is not talking about Zamboanga City. Again, the explanation that Zamboanga City was never a part of the del sur province should be right on the Zamboanga City article. While your explanation note (actually it's not a footnote) on the template is certainly not offensive, it is simply superfluous. --Weekeejames 02:14, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
However, several materials continue to assert that the City is a part of del Sur; even the government regularly publishes information saying that the City a part of del Sur; adding info/note that the City is not a part of del Sur in the template, as well as the article, reinforces and asserts that the City is not a part of del Sur or any other province. (Can you suggest how the sentence should be reworded?) --Howard the Duck 04:21, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

Please translate the above, the English version is provided. Thanks.--Jondel 07:25, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Done. We now have a request for translation page http://cbk-zam.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Petici%C3%B3n_Por_El_Traducci%C3%B3n_De_Maga_Articulo Please make use of it. Also, can you request yourself for sysop permission for Chavacano Wikipedia? --Weekeejames 20:29, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Where do I apply for sysop? Also I place a new translation request at the page you indicated.--Jondel 14:11, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Sa Tambayan page, I was directed by Sky Harbor to this page:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_permissions where I applied
and I was given sysop status. --Weekeejames 22:26, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
I already placed my name. Thanks for the translation.--Jondel 02:09, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Let's vote for Mariano Trias[edit]

Hey there Weekeejames! I would like to ask for your vote for the article of Mariano Trias in Wikipedia's Article Creation and Improvement Drive.

I believe that this article still needs a bit of clean-up and expansion. I hope you would vote for the article in this link.

Thanks a lot!!! ---- Kevin Ray 08:37, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Alright. --Weekeejames 20:22, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

List of people of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary[edit]

Buenas...Que tal? Habla yo Chavacano poco. hahaha! The reason for this message is that I am trying to track the priests currently serving in the Archdiocese of Zamboanga who are graduates of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. Off the bat, these people would include: Frs. Ding Vano, Cris Manongas, and many more. Can you direct me to a relevant resource? Thank you...BTW, I have registered sa Chavacano wiki hoping there is something I can do later on. I will have to see. Tiene yo mucho trabajo en English wiki, y mira lang yo si tiene yo tiempo, y inspiracion! hehehe. Pabor escribi tu mensahe para comigo aqui: User talk:Pinay06. Gracias. --Pinay (talkemail) 21:08, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I am sorry I cannot help you on that. I have been away from Zamboanga City for almost 8 years now. The names of the priests you mentioned above dont sound familiar to me. You can try to contact the archdiocese by looking up info about it using google. Welcome to the Chavacano Wikipedia. --Weekeejames 19:41, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Kurów on Chavacano wiki[edit]

Could you please write a stub http://cbk-zam.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur%C3%B3w - just a few sentences based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur%C3%B3w or TL wiki? Only 2-5 sentences enough. Please.

PS. Article about Kurów is already on 134 languages. If you do that, please put interwiki link into English version. Pietras1988 20:15, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Unable to access pasyon.pdf file[edit]

I have tried unsuccessfully about ten times to access the subject file with no results.

Would you be so kind as to forward me a copy of the file so I can access? Thanks in advance.

Rexxlang 13:01, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

I upgraded my Adobe Reader to version 7 and I can now access the file. Thanks for posting it on the internet.

Rexxlang 04:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Greek to me[edit]

Greetings. I just wrote the page Greek to me. I am comparing similar expressions in other languages. I was wondering if you would be able to add the expression in any languages with which you are comfortable. Btw, I just found your page/profile by running a search for users who have a level 4/level 5 ability in non-English languages. Thanks much! samwaltz 20:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedians by Language[edit]

Hello, I wanted to discuss this with you, since you are the creator of the pages in question, and are pretty obviously the "go-to guy" for all Chavacano-related discussions.

In Category:Wikipedians by language, there is a cat called Category:User cbk, which is great, since that is the ISO 639-3 classification for Chavacano. However, there is also Category:Wikipedians by Pidgins and Creoles, subcatted into Category:Wikipedians by Spanish-based Creole languages, which is further subcatted into Category:Chabacano Wikipedians and Category:Chavacano Wikipedians. Since the ISO-standard category is already in place, I'd like to delete the whole Category:Wikipedians by Pidgins and Creoles tree, which would prune four superfluous categories out of the Babel classifications. Right now, you are the only user in that whole tree (twice), using non-standard naming conventions. Do you have any problems with my proposal? Horologium t-c 17:57, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

The categories (and sub-categories) Category:User cbk, Category:User cbk-N, Category:User cbk-1, Category:User cbk-2, Category:User cbk-3, and Category:User cbk-4 were created when I first created and categorized the Chavacano userboxes. The category Category:Wikipedians by Pidgins and Creoles subcatted into Category:Wikipedians by Spanish-based Creole languages were created because I found it necessary for the categories Category:Chabacano Wikipedians and Category:Chavacano Wikipedians to be categorized under those umbrellas. Now the reason why I created Category:Chabacano Wikipedians and Category:Chavacano Wikipedians was for ethno-linguistal purposes. The mother category is called "Category:Wikipedians by language" and so we are not only categorizing languages (by ISO naming standards), but we should and more importantly include categories of "people who speak a certain language" hence, in the ethno-linguistic context. Wikipedians who speak = People who speak. Future Chavacano/Chabacano wikipedians will find it easier to categorize themselves using the category Category:Chabacano Wikipedians or Category:Chavacano Wikipedians than looking out for CBK - the ISO name. I even thought categories such as wikipedians by romance languages, wikipedians by ancient languages, wikipedians by austronesian languages, etc... should all be there in that one big umbrella called "Category:Wikipedians by language", but I cannot understand why the categories were broken down directly as languages. We're not categorizing languages, but wikipedians in that mother category, now aren't we? This is just my opinion. You might want to put this up as a discussion where this should be properly discussed first before having then deleted. Thank you for informing me on that matter, and whatever the consensus will be, I will have no problem. But this is what my opinion (POV) is on the matter. Also, I am not on Wikipedia regularly these days because of work. Thanks. --Weekeejames 02:49, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
(after edit conflict)I understand your concern, but would it not be more appropriate to head over to Category:Wikipedians by ethnicity and nationality and create a new category for Chavacanos there? (or perhaps Zamboangueños? I'm not sure if Chavacano is just the language, or also an ethnic identification as well.) That way, both the ability to identify as Chavacano and the integrity of the languages project are maintained. I brought it up in your talk page first because you don't log on every day, and I wanted to discuss the matter with you before submitting it to WP:UCfD, and possibly zapping your work without you getting a chance to participate in the discussion. Horologium t-c 03:09, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I still dont get it. The mother category says "Category: WIkipedians by language" and not "Category: Language by Wikipedians". We are sorting out Wikipedians (people) by language and not languages where people (Wikipedians can fit in). And yes, Chavacano/Chabacano is not only a language, but a certain group of people call themselves Chavacano/Chabacano as well (see the main article on Chavacano. --Weekeejames 03:34, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Good job[edit]

You are doing a really good job with the wikipedia in chabacano. You are preserving the cultural heritage of your people and this is one of the best thing that a human can do in his life. Please don´t be tyred of bored about working in your wikipedia, the chabacano need you.

Hello. Muchas gracias. I'm back after a hiatus and will be back shortly to work more for the Chavacano Wikipedia. --Weekeejames 10:10, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

New Filipino Wikipedia[edit]

Please help me. I want to create Bikol Wikipedia or Central Bicolano Wikipedia. I dont have a clue how to start. Yes, I have read the How-To but it's complicated. --Filipinayzd 06:04, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I've already gave out my full support for the Bikol Wikipedia over at meta. Good luck! --Weekeejames 10:12, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
Dios Mabalos! --Filipinayzd 15:32, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Samoan Scouting[edit]

Can you please help render Be Prepared, the Scout Motto, into Samoan? Thanks!

Also please see the suggestion I have made to expand the now inactive AmSam WikiProject to include both Samoas, as the Council is now deleting inactive projects. Chris 05:34, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm really very sorry. I am not fluent in Samoan. I can only write and edit few articles relating to American Samoa in English. --Weekeejames 10:14, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Rename and expansion[edit]

Description 
I propose to expand the now-inactive Wikipedia:WikiProject American Samoa into Wikipedia:WikiProject Samoa to be more inclusive of both Samoas and all Samoan-topics. Including the independent nation, with three times the population, would improve (and perhaps save) the existing Project. Not to mention the large Samoan diaspora, Los Angeles being the largest Samoan city, as well as notables who have come from the culture, like The Rock, Sosene Anesi...
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Chris 04:00, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Comments

You could request that the project change its scope, and, if whatever response you got was affirmative and sufficient, change the existing project page, templates, blah blah blah. At that point, you could start tagging the articles of the new broader scope and try to get members that way. Listing it on the Community Portal would probably work too. But you really should get the approval of the project itself before making such changes. Of course, if others were to join the project and agree to the changes, no one could argue that. John Carter 22:12, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Chris, I do really understand your intentions to bring back activity on the Wikiproject American Samoa by your proposal to expand it into a Wikiproject Samoa. But, I refuse to participate because I do believe the current Wikiproject is for American Samoa in particular, and that is why it was created as such. There will be American Samoans, US Nationals and US Citizens affiliated with this US territory who will eventually help this current Wikiproject in the future. Yes, it is inactive and I do not see any reason to change its scope and objectives just to make it active in a hurry. --Weekeejames 10:26, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Christmas in Chavacano[edit]

So what is the usual Chavacano greeting for "Merry Christmas?" Is it "Feliz Pascua?" --Chris S. (talk) 22:26, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

People Power Revolution[edit]

Do you think we can submit it for Peer Review yet? ætərnal ðrAعon 07:09, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

CATI[edit]

Hi there, if you are interested in supporting the Coalition Against Tagalog Imperialism, and if you have an account on the english wikipedia please add {{User:Arikasikis/Userbox/CATI}} .

Arikasikis (talk) 03:22, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Non-Tagalog Philippines Notice Board[edit]

I am inviting you to join and become a mover of Non-Tagalog Philippines Notice Boards. It aims to become a forum in countering Tagalog-centric information related to the Philippines within wikipedia. Thanks and more power. Arikasikis (talk) 10:16, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Non-Tagalog Philippines[edit]

I am inviting you to join and become a mover of Wikipedia:Non-Tagalog Philippines | Non-Tagalog Philippines Notice Boards. It aims to become a forum in countering Tagalog-centric information related to the Philippines within wikipedia. Thanks and more power. Azumizoku (talk) 05:12, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Please participate on Wikimedia Philippines discussions[edit]

-Jojit (talk) 03:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Notability of Comic Relief (band)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:Comic Relief.jpg)[edit]

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Chabacano-Zamboanga Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Weekeejames, I'm Joanlm from cbk-zam wikipedia and I wanted to know why can't I create a portal or an Infobox. And where can I find a list of the users? Answer in my talk page from cbk-zam. Thank you very much, User:Joanlm User Talk:Joanlm —Preceding undated comment was added at 10:45, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello, i have a request for this wiki too. I have seen that you're sysop on this wiki. The template cbk-zam:Plantilla:Wikipedialenguaje isn't update and this page is protected. Can you update this ? Sebleouf (talk) 11:00, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

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

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You removed the source as you provided earlier. Why? --Bluemask (talk) 07:41, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Image permission problem with Image:Fortpilar.jpg[edit]

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As of this edit, there is still no evidence that zamboanga.com allows their content to be used freely. Please provide a link stating the permission of follow the steps above. Thanks. --Bluemask (talk) 03:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Subanon[edit]

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Duplicate File:Ph locator rizal pililla mun.png[edit]

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Wikipedia meetup in Cebu, May 2009[edit]

Gracias![edit]

Hola!

I just wanted to thank you for your hard and brilliant work on the Chavacano language on this Wikipedia, and in creating the cbk Wikipedia. I became really interested in Chavacano in preparation for a stay I have lined up in the Phillippines and Zamboanga. Your article has been both useful and fascinating.

I was wondering if you know any way I can purchase the Chambers English-Chabacano dictionary cited?

Also, in addition to thanking you, I wanted to just say that upon reading your page about your disaffection from Wikipedia, that I sympathise and think that given your contributions, you should be happy with what you have achieved in your time here.

Have a good day, -Kez (talk) 13:16, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Vandalismos es Wikipedia en chavacano[edit]

Hola:

Te he dejado este mensaje. Saludos. Ferbr1 (talk) 12:07, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Governors of American Samoa[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Hola James[edit]

Que tal ya usted? James, puede pregunta si quilaya pone stub como alli na de tuyo perfil que tene ta aparece "Certified ChavacanoHablante"? Gracias! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Acer Cyle (talkcontribs) 13:50, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gerald Salonga[edit]

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Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Philippine WikiCon[edit]

You are invited to the 3rd Philippine Wiki Conference (WikiCon) on May 26, 2012 9am-1pm at the co.lab.exchange in Pasig City. Please fill this form should you signify interest. --Exec8 (talk) 17:45, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Proposed blackout in protest of R.A.10175[edit]

Dear Weekeejames,

Greetings!

As a Filipino Wikipedian, I hope you are aware of the passage of Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on September 14, 2012. Currently, there is a discussion on the Tambayan, the noticeboard for Philippines-related topics, about a proposed blackout of the English Wikipedia in the Philippines in order to protest the passage of RA 10175, similar to the blackout against SOPA and PIPA held earlier this year. I feel that your input on the subject will definitely help in the discussion.

Please feel free to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines#The Cybercrime Prevention Act, and I hope your input will help the Filipino Wikipedia community determine which is the best course of action against this law. Similarly, we hope to get as much input from as many Wikipedians as possible.

Thank you and maraming salamat po!

Kind regards,

Tito Pao (talk) 02:17, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

RfC: New helper policy[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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