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Note to myself

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/11/1116_bestplaces_kids/index_01.htm http://mdn.mainichi.jp/culture/waiwai/face/archive/news/2007/20070405p2g00m0dm038000c.html http://web.archive.org/web/20040328164626/http://www.midatlantic-airways.com/ http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ratanews.ru%2Fasp%2Fnews.asp%3Fn%3D573&langpair=ru%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9402E2D81139EF32A25750C2A9609C946097D6CF http://bnfod.ufacom.ru/English/massmedia_2.html http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4221138.html?page=5

Republic of Morac-Songhrati-Meads

http://www.aboutnorthkorea.com/index.html http://www.wsmv.com/slideshow/entertainment/9408766/index.html

Migdia Chinea's comments

Have you tried writing an article about yourself in the Spanish Wikipedia? No, I simply posted a letter in Spanish in my User's or Discussion Page. Please, read the following, WhisperToMe. WhisperToMe 01:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

--Mig 20:23, 24 January 2008 (UTC) Thank you --

Mig 17:30, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Dear WhisperToMe (talk) : I'm concerned that anyone can access "my user talk." I've deleted several pieces. Please advice -- thank you so much Mig 03:58, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Have you tried writing an article about yourself in the Spanish Wikipedia? No, I simply posted a letter in Spanish in my User's or Discussion Page.

Dear WhisperToMe (talk): I may have missed your question -- should I write one (see above)? I don't have a Spanish-language word processing program. For my published letter to our President, I had to make some creative moves to get the appropriate accents on top of vowels. BTW, I know that certain people who are not wikipedians have been going to my talk page for the purpose of learning personal behind-the-scenes information about me. Thanx for your response and I apologize in advance for the inadequate or repetitive signing Mig 15:29, 5 December 2007 (UTC)—Preceding unsigned comment added by Migdiachinea (talkcontribs) Mig 15:36, 5 December 2007 (UTC)


Dear [[User:WhisperToMe|WhisperToMe]. Please, go to LAUSD Wikipedia. My name is there with a citation which goes nowhere. It appears that this person has deleted all information there without consideration and I have no authority nor do I feel authorized about adding it. Mig 16:58, 9 January 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Migdiachinea (talkcontribs)

[[User:WhisperToMe|WhisperToMe], please take a look at the LAUSD Wikipedia History page. Thank you ----Mig 16:16, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Dear WhisperToMe (talk) Here's my January 27, 2008 WND interview: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59900--Mig 17:18, 26 January 2008 (UTC) I've just been informed that 1.3 million teachers were victims of non-fatal attacks in school.--Mig 15:59, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Re:RickK

Probably why he left.

Redmarkviolinist (talk) 04:03, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Your Input

Talk:List of Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga characters#New Articles

Your opinion would be appreciated. This is too large a change to make without prior discussion. The Clawed One 05:20, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

December 2007

Information.svg Hello. Please don't forget to provide an edit summary, which wasn't included with your recent edit to Metis TransPacific Airlines. Thank you. Please see User:MBK004#WikiPet peeve, and for your current edit summary usage, please follow this link: [1] -MBK004 05:44, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

The Meier Suicide

Please stop adding info that further demonizes the Drews. I'm not saying they don't deserve it, but enough is enough. This is an encyclopedia, and one of Wikipedia's core policies is to be WP:NPOV. This case must adhere to that policy. Do you understand? Oh, and more importantly WP:BLP- Jeeny (talk) 06:29, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok. I need to find out what to right about. I'm shy about if it's wrong or not. thank you for your information.--Trinityblood (talk) 22:18, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

SIM Yong Joo

Hi. Why do we have this page? SIM Yong Joo is not mentioned in the article. --Alfadog (talk) 21:15, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Pre-planning of edits

Hi Whispertome. I am writing in with regards to your tireless edit of the article Singapore Airlines Flight 006 which is on my watchlist =D, as well as other aviation related articles(i am too a aviation lover as a PC Flight simulator airline transport pilot). I applauds your everlasting patience in the process. However, there is a flaw in the almost perfect job which is hidden to causual reader but not to those who looks at the Page history (sky-high continuous edits by you). Therefore, I would like to point it out to you that doing some planning of edits - what u gonna add, etc - would save you from unintentionally spams the history page, which is bad =P. kindly consider my suggestion. Awaiting your reply. ADouBTor (talk) 06:26, 7 December 2007 (UTC) writing with the company of a thunderstorm.

AfD:

Replied on the AfD discussion. :) Cheers, Spawn Man Review Me! 05:28, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Minor edit

Hi, I thought I'd let you know that you are marking your edits as minor when they are not, just in case you're not aware. Such as Here. There have been others too, so I'm thinking you may not be aware of it and may have your preferences ticked to mark them all as minor? Please see here, as it explains what is considered a minor edit. In addition you don't use edit summaries. :( I'm not trying to be a bitch, lol, but sometimes I turn off minor edits from articles on my watchlist, so if anything other than a typo or formatting edit does not overwhelm my list. Just sayin'. :) Cheers. - Jeeny (talk) 07:00, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Ahem* Umm, you're doing it again. <tapping foot with hands on hips> - Jeeny (talk) 06:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Jose Luis Aquino

since you voted keep for Zaydra Pena I think you should check out this article's afd. You've Got Mail! (talk) 17:48, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

There is no reason

for you to be rude to someone posting their first Wikipedia edit, especially if you can't claim never to have made a mistake in that capacity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jay.Hazen (talkcontribs) 20:18, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of George Washington Middle School (Texas)

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Your edit summary when fixing Cheese (recreational drug) ...

"(kids.... sigh)" Too cute coming from someone who just graduated high school in May. :) Lawikitejana (talk) 05:17, 11 December 2007 (UTC) out of HS now for 22 years

Need Admin. opinion

Lately, the images on the List of characters in Tenjho Tenge are trying to be removed by Hammersoft. Hammersoft is on a personal crusade to remove fair use images. (see the users talk page and even the Admin. noticeboard). The user is trying to claim it violates the WP:NFC, but I made good effort trying to make sure that these images had good fair use rationals. The violation according to Hammersoft is that non-free images can't be used in lists. On this point Hammersoft is correct, but the naming of the article is only that way because it follows Manual of Style (anime- and manga-related articles). I don't believe that the wording of the WP:NFC are not meant for these types of articles, which are basically stub character articles (one or two paragraphs per character) on a single page. I believe what the list the WP:NFC is revering to is the list as seen at WP:LIST#List_styles. If I could get your outside opinion that would be great. Looking forward to hearing your opinion on the matter. (Duane543 (talk) 17:08, 11 December 2007 (UTC))

Editing to make interesting fiction articles is becoming impossible. I starting to feel that all fictional articles on wiki will read like a computer manual, in that they will contain only the technical information. Fiction editors are getting boxed in at every angle. You can barely use fair-images now and I foresee that too will become non-existent in the future (like the other wiki languages). Most fiction is copyrighted, so their are no public domain images to use. Then their is writing in a Real-world perspective per WP:WAF. Sure you can do to it for the main article, but forget any character articles unless that character has different authors over a time span.(Look at all character examples on WP:WAF. Then more then likely some editor will claim that the article violates WP:Plot or it doesn't have secondary sources. Someone can't write their opinion because it is original research, but if they write the same opinion somewhere else and another person cites it then it is fine. I don't know about you, but I can see a lot of fiction editors giving up or going to other places. What do you think? (Duane543 (talk) 22:03, 13 December 2007 (UTC))

Rocko episodes

The information is good, but it sort of borders on establishing separate notability. For now, I'm going to merge it to the episode list. If you don't like that, you can just revert it, and we can discuss it or whatever. TTN (talk) 21:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

re: Pan Am Cockpit 4 image

I know, I declined the speedy. It was Remember the Dot that kept putting the speedy template on. --Spike Wilbury talk 22:45, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

School Merge tag

The tag is just a suggestion. I've removed the tag on Roberts Elementary School (Houston). AnteaterZot (talk) 07:03, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Pan Am Cockpit 4 image

I intend for the copy on commons to be deleted but for the copy on EN to stay. IMO I don't see how any significant use of that particular image can be lost with a fair use license. WhisperToMe (talk) 14:40, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

In that case, it needs a more specific tag and a use rationale. —Remember the dot (talk) 05:01, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Pre-Meiji Period: Use of Japanese era name in identifying disastrous events

Would you consider making a contribution to an exchange of views at either of the following:

As you may know, Wikipedia:WikiProject Disaster management came up with entirely reasonable guidelines for naming articles about earthquakes, fires, typhoons, etc. However, the <<year>><<place> <<event>> format leaves no opportunity for conventional nengō which have been used in Japan since the eighth century (701-1945) -- as in "the Great Fire of Meireki" (1657) or for "the Hōei eruption of Mount Fuji" (1707).

In a purely intellectual sense, I do look forward to discovering how this exchange of views will develop; but I also have an ulterior motive. I hope to learn something about how better to argue in favor of a non-standard exception to conventional, consensus-driven, and ordinarily helpful wiki-standards such as this one. In my view, there does need to be some modest variation in the conventional paradigms for historical terms which have evolved in non-Western cultures -- no less in Wikipedia than elsewhere. I'm persuaded that, at least in the context of Japanese history before the reign of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912), some non-standard variations seem essential; but I'm not sure how best to present my reasoning to those who don't already agree with me. I know these first steps are inevitably awkward; but there you have it.

The newly-created 1703 Genroku earthquake article pushed just the right buttons for me. Obviously, these are questions that I'd been pondering for some time; and this became a convenient opportunity to move forward in a process of building a new kind of evolving consensus. --Ooperhoofd (talk) 18:22, 13 December 2007 (UTC)


Spam in Justis

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Jose Luis Aquino and Zaydra Pena

Just to let you know, in case you didn't know these articles were deleted they are currently up for Deletion Review. ''[[User:Kitia|Kitia]]'' (talk) 01:26, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Templates

I've nominated five African regional templates you created for deletion at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2007 December 22#African region templates, as they are redundant to {{Countries of Africa}}. Picaroon (t) 00:03, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

December 2007

Your contributions to the article about WAIS were entirely appreciated. Please tell me, where did you get your information? Merry Christmas and happy editing,--Padawan Animator (talk) 15:48, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Response.--Padawan Animator (talk) 06:58, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Response.--Padawan Animator (talk)17:05, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Response.--Padawan Animator (talk) 02:15, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of YuYu Hakusho chapters

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747

The 747 is being considered for featured article. A League of Copy Editors review has just been completed. Would you consider holding off changing too much so that we can say that we still have the League approval? After FA, I'd be happy to work with you to further improve the article. Let's get that FA star! Help us get it! Archtransit (talk) 20:11, 24 December 2007 (UTC) I hope that I am whispering to you. Not trying to yell at you. Archtransit (talk) 20:12, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Yoruichi Shihouin

The case here is that you can infer the information from the primary source - the anime itself. Listen to the various characters, such as Byakuya Kuchiki and Soifon, pronounce her name. Maybe it doesn't deserve a whole paragraph in the article, but this is not original research and should have weight, for example, on the decision of whether to name the article Shihouin or Shihōin. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 19:33, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I believe the official databook transliterates it as Sihoin, but it shouldn't be taken seriously all the time, because of its seemingly random and inconsistent transliterations (e.g. Toushiro). It has other weird ones, like Iduru Kira, etc. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 20:52, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Also, another official game transliteration is Shihoin, so they're not consistent. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 21:18, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Filburt

I'm not sure, it's been awhile since I saw any episodes (they rarely air on TV anymore in the US and isn't out on DVD yet). I think it was the episode where he and Dr. Hutchenson got married. TJ Spyke 23:02, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Minor edits

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Thanx and Love in the New York -- Mig 02:59, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Hanyō

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Cypress tweak

"Affluence" is a relative term, and not neccessarily a result of development. I changed back to neutral wording, perhaps there is another way to indicate upper middle class nature of Cypress without POV or peacock. Jacksinterweb (talk) 22:58, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I'll tweak it a bit to indicate the growth in cypress is relatively affluent, upper middle class, seems i recall some Chron article about growing pains in Cypress that mentions areas income levels, will work on it the next day or so. I just wanted to give you a heads up, so you wouldn't think I was Hating on the Cy! LOL Jacksinterweb (talk) 23:31, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


Information, please

Dear WhisperToMe (talk): I consider my being on Wikipedia a priviledge for which I'm honored. That being said, if I have something to say on any subject, I say so in an article somewhere and I sign my name to it. Whatever small edits I have done here and there, I also sign my name. I was, thus, wondering if within your high-tech level of WP knowledge, you may be able to tell which computer the LAUSD comments came from? I have never discussed my password with anyone at all, in fact, I have since the incident changed my password. I am, however, concerned that someone with a high level of computer sophistication may be watching me closely and hacking my password at whim. And that this spammer, in question, may use me as a tool to further his/her cause, whatever that may be. Please, let me know. In the meantime have a very Happy New First Day of 2008.

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LAUSD history robbed of relevant information

Re: relevant information: It is still there look further down in history. Note, beware of crossing over Wikipedia:Neutral point of view boundries, which this does. The article hates the LAUSD and has POV problems. Look at the New York school district for a less POV article. Thanks, Group29 (talk) 16:39, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

--Mig 20:24, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

More deletions on the LAUSD page -- some people don't know what's going on at LAUSD

--Mig 16:28, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Workers sue LA schools over long-running payroll problems

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Two workers are suing the nation's second-largest school district, claiming they were underpaid because of a faulty payroll system.

Elizabeth Forsberg, a teacher, and Dawn Amenta, an aide, at a San Fernando Valley high school alleged the Los Angeles Unified School District violated state labor laws by not paying them for all the hours they worked, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court.

The suit is seeking class-action status.

The plaintiffs said they began receiving "improper payment" in their paychecks starting last February, when the district began using a computerized payroll system.

The problems persisted throughout the year, they contend, with thousands of employees being underpaid or overpaid.

In November, the district sent out a letter to 36,000 workers — most of them teachers — claiming they had been overpaid during the year and giving them until Dec. 10 to choose whether to repay all or some of what the district said they owe. In all, the district claims it overpaid $53 million.

The district also pledged to repay about 7,000 employees who were underpaid by $7 million.

But Forsberg and Amenta claimed the district did not respond within 45 days to their claims to recoup pay they were shorted.

The district "failed to properly pay wages when due, made false claims for the recovery of alleged overpayments, and attempted to improperly recoup such payments," the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit seeks general and punitive damages, including unpaid wages plus interest. It also names Deloitte Consulting, the district's payroll contractor, as a defendant.

After-hours calls to Deloitte's Los Angeles office and to the school district were not immediately returned.Mig 19:52, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Not paying is just one of the things LAUSD does to retaliate against teachers! That gentleman on the LAUSD site may be trying to prevent relevant LAUSD information from getting through to the public. Please inform Wikipedia Mig 19:52, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


Deleted info -- --Mig 03:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC) LAUSD is a scary entity. --Mig 03:04, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

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Light/shinigami/mu

Well, I actually haven't seen the finale (I watched the fansubbed anime…my group had only gotten to 32 by the time the cease-and-desist went out, and the series just is so wordy that I find reading the manga a terrible chore), I guess I was just sticking to what was already on the page? You do something, you'd know better than me. Eheh.—Loveはドコ? (talkcontribs) 04:30, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Need outside help.

The situation with Betacommand and Hammersoft is getting out of hand. My first involvement with started when List of characters in Tenjho Tenge images were removed. First of all, I did not appreciate gorilla tactics used by Hammersoft and most recently Betacommand. They never gave forewarning and they don't like to discuss the problems unless their actions are undone. I clearly told Hammersoft that the policy was not as black and white as (s)he sees it and I wanted it to be clearly spelled out before they took these actions. Which to Hammersoft's credit, tried. However editors couldn't come to any agreement on how to modify this guideline so it still grey. Then yesterday Grimjaw noticed these edits and got somewhat hot headed about this since most of the images are ones he uploaded. After he calmed down, we tried using group images since we thought that most of the trouble was coming from the individual images of characters. This way the article uses less non-free images. Betacommand revered these changes because (s)he says something about images can not be on list. I say the only reason it is names that way is because of the naming convention set at WP:MOS-AM. The article easily could be renamed Characters of Tenjho Tenge and then using images would be fine. These List of character in (blank) are do not look the same as the list that are examples at WP:List. These are stub articles that are in one article. They are not one sentence per character but are paragraphs. Another action that I frown on is both Betacommand and Hammersoft use of alternate accounts. Betacommand I know for sure does this (the alternate account is User:Betacommand2 and is even discussed by him/her here) and Hammersoft I have long suspected of being one. Much of this stems from this message. When I pressed Hammersoft to reveal if it was in fact an alternate account, Hammersoft avoided me stating he/she did not want their privacy violated (see here). Hammersoft also has a habit of clearing their user and talk pages when this things are discussed. I know their are legitimate uses of alternate accounts, however one can argue that if they are using these accounts for war editing, to avoid scrutiny, or stir up controversy they have become sock puppets. I wish to follow policy, but I don't like being bullied into following someones own personal interpretation of the policy. (Duane543 (talk) 18:06, 4 January 2008 (UTC))

One If you think that I am abusing sockpuppets please file a checkuser request. otherwise dont insult me. I use my alt account when I dont have access to firefox, and am in public. (I have portable firefox for most cases but at work I can only use IE. due to the fact that certin scripts in my monobook dont like IE I use a separate account instead of blanking my monobook every time). that account is not hidden and I do not abuse it. As for our NFC policy its being enforced so get over it. βcommand 01:55, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Terminated Destinations

Looking back on previous talk subjects it seems it was agreed to include historical destinations with a citation if they were deemed historically relevant. NcSchu(Talk) 05:25, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikiproject: Airlines, since the page is technically part of the British Airways page. NcSchu(Talk) 05:53, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Ah, sorry about that, I didn't realize that would happen. I wish there was some way that could be avoided though, it looks so strange having the section name repeated multiple times in each subsection. NcSchu(Talk) 17:40, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Map of Auckland.jpg

Hello WhisperToMe,

Several years ago, you uploaded the image Image:Map of Auckland.jpg, which I have uploaded on Commons afterwards. Do you remember where it came from? Thanks, Korg (talk) 01:29, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! Korg (talk) 02:25, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Lamar Page Vandalism

I am not the one vandalizing the page. Im J90NEPNJMM except im not logged in. I noticed the page full of mischivious words so I undid what the other person/people did. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.241.136.113 (talk) 02:31, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi there

G'day from Oz. There is a very good chance that you will have to revisit the Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 article, because the User currently known as 202.95.200.17 will likely revert your edit pertaining to the television series names. S/he has been doing this in various articles for quite some time now under various user IDs. Just thought I'd let you know. YSSYguy (talk) 09:26, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Mayday

Yeah, that sounds fine to me. I usually wouldn't care, but that IP is on a very rude crusade to ensure that Air Crash Investigation is the only link to the Mayday page, which makes no sense. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 16:33, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Galveston 1900 Hurricane

Hey, I notice you often make edits to Galveston-related articles, and thought I would pass this along in the event you were unaware of it. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 article is undergoing a FAR/Featured Article Review and currently it looks as if the odds are in favor of removing it from "featured status". Any input you might be able to give/add would be appreciated.

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Nsaum75 (talk) 00:44, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm attempting to make the changes nec. in order to help the article stay a FA, but I think its going to require a complete re-write in order to satisfy the "powers that be" -- not a small undertaking. You asked about source information, The New York Times has a vast number of articles. NYT Archives Nsaum75 (talk) 09:35, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


"Insector" Haga

The article didn't give me this impression. Nowhere is stated the word "insector" in quotes within the article. Even the Japanese name is without quotes. Friendly, 21:05, 11 January 2008 (UTC) Thanks for the explanation. the redirect has to remain then. :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:10, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

RE: Saito Hajime and Rurouni Kenshin

Isn't his dub name Hajime Saitō? Think it's what we should be using. And I believe the nihongo on his article is incorrect, but I haven't been able to confirm it. I'm assuming you fixed the redirects? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:04, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Right, what of my other concerns? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:08, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Last question: which names are we using? If English dub, then Hajime Saitō. If Japanese versions, then Saitō Hajime. It's really confusing for me, you seem to grasp the Japanese writing more. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:13, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Jack Thompson criticism

Perhaps I could have better expressed my concerns. It seems to me that the point you raise on my talk page could be applied to all subjects covered by VG Cats. VG Cats' notability and popularity as a webcomic hardly implies that it is a reputable source of criticism, and I don't think it would make sense to mention criticisms of, say, N-Gage, or the PSP, in their respective articles. It would probably be even more of a stretch to argue that a video game-themed webcomic's critique of an attorney, rather than a video game, is so relevant that it should be mentioned in an encyclopedia article about the attorney.

Beyond this concern is that of whether such a mention of Thompson merits the creation of an entire section labeled "Criticism." To create a section in the article creates a mention of the section in the article's table of contents; it hardly seems neutral or balanced to have entire sections about Thompson's activism and legal career that are very, very well-sourced placed on equal standing with a section noting that a webcomic used Thompson as a subject of parody. Also, to characterize VG Cats' portrayal of Thompson as criticism would also seem to elevate the webcomic's portrayal of any subject in a negative light as criticism. I think it would be a mistake to assume that each comic created by Scott Ramsoomair accurately represents his views on the comic's subject. Perhaps the webcomic is widely-read, has an Alexa rating of 3,324, and provides Ramsoomair with income and opportunities for convention appearances because his writing is meant as humor and targeted towards a specific demographic. Even if the comic accurately reflects Ramsoomair's personal opinions of Thompson, and it probably does to an extent, your argument seems to imply that a website's Alexa rating, rather than it's status as a reputable source or not, controls whether it should be used in an encyclopedia article. I'm not sure that's a superior test. --Maxamegalon2000 06:59, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Westheimer History and Lamar High School

Since I know you seem to try to stay on top of HISD's system (Excellent work, BTW), I'd thought I'd point out a little info about Lamar High School. Turns out it's on land (a farm) that was owned by Michael Louis Westheimer. I made a mention of it on the Farm to Market Road 1093 article. The appropriate references and link to the PDF is on there as well. This would make an excellent addition to a terrific article. Regards.--Hourick (talk) 03:05, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

I stumbled across the source, actually. Historic Houston Streets was mentioned in a Chronicle article and did a little snooping around and there it is! amazing what a little googling digs up if you know what to look for. --Hourick (talk) 03:14, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Great work on the inclusion. I'm not that great of an editor, so I usually let the specialists do a proper job of it. Goes to show, when you pay close attention to news articles, things pop out. No wonder the KGB and other intelligence services used our newspaper and TV news for info. --Hourick (talk) 03:31, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Hey, I've notice other then random IP numbers editing the page, you have made significant contribution to the List of Kyo Kara Maoh! characters article. Thanks for that, but there is a more pressing question to ask you. Do you have any reference or data books for Kyo Kara Maoh? It is difficult to find sources for random ages, trivia and stuff being inserted into the various sections of characters and the article lacks a lot of references. If you do have information or sources of that sort, can you please help me clean up and add reference to the page? Your time is appreciated. --Hanaichi 04:41, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

The anime DVDs of other shows usually doesn't include information like that, except the main characters information sometimes might be. Hmm, any reliable websites you know? I know for a fact www.kyokaramaoh.com might be reliable, because its the official one, but I seriously lack any other sources. --Hanaichi 04:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Q about Camp Lazlo stuff

I seem to recall reading somewhere with Joe Murray talking about some of the details of Camp Lazlo; specifically how he wanted to present certain details, such as the sky being yellow. I can't find the reference offhand. Wonder if that might ring a bell for you? One of the Lazlo sub-articles went thru a successful AFD, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of locations in Camp Lazlo, so I'm merging some of that information into the main Camp Lazlo article, and thought it would be a good reference for the settings detail. Hope I am making some sort of sense! Thanks! Yngvarr 00:13, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

js morton high school

Perhaps you should contact the Athletics department and ask for the coaches for the Cheerleader and Pom Pon squads. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.99.216.2 (talk) 23:19, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


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Rocko

Yea, I think you do

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Updates to Cheese (recreational drug)

Thanks for the hard work. I actually had read the articles when they came out, but didn't get around to updating the article. It's definitely still around, as I have a couple of students who show many signs of using (and dealing) it, but who've not yet been caught with it on them or in their systems, and a neighboring teacher just the other day found a hollowed out pen with bits of the drug inside. We're trying ... that's all we can do with the DISD's cutbacks in security staffing (in the name of directing funds to the classroom, ironically -- won't help to have more or better teachers if more kids are too high in class to learn!). Lawikitejana (talk) 23:18, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

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Category:Deaths by year and it's subcategories contains biographies. It is a people category. 2006 Texas assault incident is not a biography and doesn't belong there. --kingboyk (talk) 21:27, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Neuro

Neuro hasn't been confirmed or denied in the US for pickup. The thing is that the title "Demon Detective Nogami Neuro" was used in the omake for vol. 3 of "Muhyo & Rojo BSI", where Kano and Matsui did something together. Thus if Neuro is picked up by Viz, this will pretty much be the title. -StrangerAtaru (talk) 00:25, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately I didn't buy it...I have Muhyo vol. 3 in Japanese (that's how I know there was a Neuro omake) so hopefully someone else will do it. -StrangerAtaru (talk) 00:48, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

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I know jack shit about policy or PORD or whatever the hell this means. I sure hope you do. The Clawed One (talk) 05:04, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
We removed the PROD, the article still gets taken to AfD, and you know that because there's exactly three people here who care about the Yugioh articles anymore, they'll be deleted anyway. The Clawed One (talk) 05:15, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
If I had sources like the ones you speak of, don't you think I would have added them a year ago when Benten and AMIB would around? I'll ask at the Wikiproject though, but I fail to see how it will help. Isn't there policy about sources in other languages or something? I was told there was something about that somewhere. The Clawed One (talk) 06:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
The what-comic-what? The Clawed One (talk) 06:21, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


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Battle Royale

Hi there. Yes, I do have the Battle Royale DVDs, but locating reliable sources has never been easy.

All the Battle Royale articles are, to be honest, a complete carcrash and need serious work. Aside from the fact that I don't have the time to do this, sourcing has always been an issue due to the underground nature of it all. It's definitely notable - the novel was brought up in the Japanese parliament and passing reference is made to it frequently by film critics and sometimes beyond that, but finding sources that say something meaningful - such as about the production - is something else entirely.

I'll ask on the relevant wiki projects, and I'll also ask on the main external Battle Royale forums to see if something can be done. I don't know if its actually worth creating a task force for this? There's a lot of work required, but I don't know if there's enough articles for a task force? Caissa's DeathAngel (talk) 09:10, 22 January 2008 (UTC) Ok, when I get home (I just got into work) I'll set up a task force, as this does need it. The DVDs have pretty sparse extras, unfortunately, and there's no commentary, plus the director of the first film has died, which is why I'm saying sourcing the articles will be difficult - we need to go beyond the primary sources.Caissa's DeathAngel (talk) 09:20, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

RE:Fansites

I can see where you are coming from: fansites are biased, but there is a point to be made. The reception of a TV character/show is best seen through the opinions of the viewer. Although fansites may be unreliable as they are likely to be entirely positive, an ordinary site with a debate on the concerned topic would maybe be acceptable as long as no extremist views were there and the site was controlled. Bowsy (review me!) 13:22, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • That is an interesting point Bowsy - and I suspect it especially applies where one or two sites are considered "the" authoritative resource(s) on the piece of fiction, though unofficially due to the site's unofficial nature. This is definitely the case with Battle Royale, for example, where one site (and, its owner, one person) is considered universally among the fan community as a reliable source of information. The problem is justifying it to those who, admittedly with logic on their side, question the reliability. To those within the community its fine, its the universality of it that causes problems! Certainly its not set in stone just now however that fansites are acceptable, and it may require a rather protracted battle to change that Caissa's DeathAngel (talk) 13:37, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Crime and punishment in the Netherlands

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419 Scams and South Africa

Thanks for the comments. I am aware that US sources are often - although it is not clearly stated as such - discussing crimes originating elsewhere, as are many other sources from many other countries. Fortunately the US is not alone in warning its citizens against those of other nations. Interestingly though, other than Nigeria, there is really no indication of any other country as being a haven for 419 scams and they don't discount the possibility of scams originating the US.
I cannot see how the story of the Japanese man escaping Nigerian kidnappers is proof of a 419 scam originating in South Africa. It is proof of probable kidnapping, but the article does not itself contain proof or even an outright assertion of 419-related activity, as demonstrated in the last paragraph: His kidnapping could be linked to the so-called 419 scam letters. Nigerians write these letters, luring victims into depositing money in their accounts with promises of large returns. Pure speculation. Will see what others say on the talk page.
The SAPS advisory compares with the FBI's and should be taken with the same kind of attitude. The late reference to a scheme in JHB is not linked to 419s per se. If you look into exchange control regulations, you may see that it's an attractive idea but one which would ultimately leave someone open to many potential scams, included but not limited to 419s.
Other than that, if you really must leave it as it currently stands then do, I'm sure that others will take it up and we can come to some kind of agreement. Until then, from the authoritative person's capital of organised crime ;) later. Kit Berg (talk) 20:48, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, the Japanese man definitely was not proving your point particularly. The research paper might not prove all the points that you wish; or alternatively it might make this a long battle. The paper is discussing AFF in general, although it has reference to South Africa. It notes conversations with perpetrators but also notes the origins and nationalities of those taking part in a quantitative sense. If this were to be relied upon, it would to some extent (a) negate the discussion insofar as South Africa and The Netherlands are concerned, and (b) if you seriously want to pursue this rigorously you could be looking at inserting corresponding sections into the pages of Ghana and other West African countries, Malawi, Pakistan, etc. Kit Berg (talk) 21:00, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

IAH-LGW

Ah, sorry, I merely assumed that because the EWR flights were switching from LGW to LHR than the IAH flights will do the same. Thanks. NcSchu(Talk) 13:03, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Are you sure? When I went to book a flight for this summer there weren't any options to fly to Gatwick from EWR. NcSchu(Talk) 16:34, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Well I was looking in July, maybe that's it. Strange. Well okay, if you haven't done so I'll remove the "ends" template from the LGW flights. Though I'm assuming because the flights are able to be booked and uploaded into timetables that approval/slots have been secured? NcSchu(Talk) 16:40, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! NcSchu(Talk) 16:42, 23 January 2008 (UTC)


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Iran Air Flight 655

I disagree that this sentence contains POV words: In 1996 the United States agreed to pay US$61.8 million in compensation for the Iranians killed, but has only expressed regret only for the loss of innocent life, and never admitted responsibility nor apologised to the Iranian government.

Iranians are very upset about the whole thing and very much want an admission of wrongdoing. I'll paste this issue on the flight 655 talk page and see what others think. --BoogaLouie (talk) 15:42, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

If Iranians are upset and, say that "XXX says YYY." Yes, that would be ideal. I'm too busy right now to do the research unfortunately. --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:33, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

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The Little Cars

I saw your comments on my talk page. Being on Amazon doesn't make it notable--they are way too inclusive. That's just documentation that it exists. Please try to find some reliable sources; I'll check back in a few days and see if it's all set or if it should go to AFD. Good luck, I'd rather see a good article than a deleted one. Matchups (talk) 03:22, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Sengoku-jidai

I understand why you redirected the page. It was basically a list and lacked sources. I did a google search and found these [2], [3]. Are these reliable? And perhaps we can scrap the material from before it was a redirect and placed some of the content on the Jidaigeki article, which is pretty much a similar genre. Please respond on your talk page, as I'm watching it. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:57, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm familiar with the guideline. That's why I struggled a bit. Can you reply to my other idea? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it seems like a good idea to put the content in "Jidaigeki" :) WhisperToMe (talk) 19:06, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
May I do the honours or would you prefer to do something with it first? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:11, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure what to merge yet, so if you want you may do so first :) WhisperToMe (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
I'll get right on it. What do you think about the edits I did to Namekian? I'm thinking it may not pass WP:NN. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 20:34, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
And are userboxes allowed on user talk pages? WP:USERBOX doesn't seem too clear on this. Either that or I'm missing something. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 21:54, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Honestly, I'm not sure. The edits to Namekian seem okay; I'll look it over later. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:58, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
You may wish to cite more material - I.E. cite a English-Japanese dictionary for the slug bit, etc. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:10, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Or for that matter cite Toriyama himself saying that Namek came from Namekuji.. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
I might look into that. Awhile back, you said you'd let me know if Yoshihiro Togashi used the Anoichi Budokai from DBZ as a basis for his Dark Tournament arc. Anything you could tell me? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 00:47, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure if Togashi did that. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:52, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Regardless, I'd like for you to take a look at Jidaigeki. I'm about to get all the redirects updated, but I'm a little bothered with the placement. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:19, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
What to do? Should I go ahead and get the redirects nailed? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:54, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Please update the redirects :) WhisperToMe (talk) 03:46, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm about to hit the hay. Was I correct in adding the Sengoku-jidai category here? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 07:45, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I think it is best as a type of jidai-geki (I moved sengoku-jidai) - So having it stay at a type is best, IMO. WhisperToMe (talk) 07:46, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, so I've noticed. And of the category? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 16:33, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I think the category is fine :) WhisperToMe (talk) 16:35, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Great! Oh, in case you're interested there is a merge discussion going on here regarding the existence of some Death Note-related pages. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 16:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
You think this is fine? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:16, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I think this looks good. :) WhisperToMe (talk) 03:25, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
See Fg2's edits, the person changed the location of the "Sengoku jidai" redirects. Should Fg2 be asked why or should we move the section away from Jidaigeki to Sengoku period? Or perhaps you have something else in mind? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:08, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
The reason why is that the name "Sengoku jidai" is exactly the same thing as "Sengoku period" - There may be a drama genre about the period, but the period itself is more prominent than the genre. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:15, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Interesting. What to do with the section? We could integrate the content (and the list) into Sengoku period. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
See how integrating the content in Sengoku period works - but try only to integrate sourced material. - For unsourced stuff see if you can find sources. :) WhisperToMe (talk) 04:28, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
I tried looking for sources, no such luck. Can you try to find something reliable? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Which statements do you need sourced? I know the English InuYasha books have sleeves explaining the period drama aspects. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:35, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Also if you want sources in Japanese ask on ja:Wikipedia:Chatsubo - Also you may ask Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Anime_and_manga for help with sources WhisperToMe (talk) 04:36, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
I didn't know we could talk to people on the Japanese wiki. I'm at a loss, however, on what to do anymore. Think you could do me a HUGE favour? You probably already know what I'm going to say. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:44, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, there are several possibilities I could think of... I will look for sources regarding the period, and I may ask on Chatsubo :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:09, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Superb! You let me know if you've done anything, ok? Hit me on my talk page in case I forget about coming here. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

HISD school names

Don't know if you know about this website, I stumbled across it and figured you would like it. Regards. --Hourick (talk) 14:58, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Gol 1907

Hi Whisper. I am sure your edits are well intentioned, though I disagree with some. But keep on doing what you feel is right, and I am sure we'll find a common ground. Just so you know, the article received a GA designation on a previous version, and we hope to bring it FA level as soon as the final CENIPA report is in. With the final report, the article will likely undergo a major rewrite, since it was essentially written "on the fly", as events unfolded. Hopefully you'll be around to help with that task. Thanks, Crum375 (talk) 21:47, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Great! (on both counts. ;^)) Crum375 (talk) 00:37, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Question about your edit

What did you intend with this edit? When you added the first Mayday ref, a sentence fragment was also added. I'm going to assume this was a copy-paste error and remove the fragment. jhf (talk) 13:36, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Award

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For having made 117324 edits as I write this, I, Majorly give WhisperToMe The Original Barnstar. Congratulations! Majorly (talk) 13:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)


And you're actually contributing to the encyclopedia the whole way, not just RC patrolling - thanks for all your hard work! Majorly (talk) 13:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks :) WhisperToMe (talk) 15:11, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Varig Flight 254

Hi, Re your edit to the article, I have placed the removed text on the talk page so that it can be reinserted if it proves to be referenced. Being a Brazilian related incident, most of the references are in Portuguese, which I can't read. Mjroots (talk) 11:38, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Debito Arudou

Hi WhispertoMe. Thanks for all of your hard work on the Debito Arudou page. As a courtesy, I'm letting you know that someone initiated an AfD on the Arudou article on notability grounds. No worries. The article is not going anywhere, but the general consensus was that there were way too many citations (20+) from his personal website in conflict with Wikipedia not being a soapbox and the policy regarding publication of too much self-serving, self-published material per WP:BLP. It looks like they need to be mostly all removed and replaced with secondary source citations. I'm not sure that it's something that I want to do myself, because that means I'd have to spend hours on Lexis-Nexis and Factiva and the libraries researching the specific quotes that will be deleted (and I'm quite busy recently), but if no one else wants to hit the libraries and do this research (any chance you could help me out?), I guess at some point it will have to be me. Best regards, J Readings (talk) 22:53, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Researcher of Wikipedia would like to ask you something

If someone gives a death threat and is blocked indefinitely from editing, but the death threat seems to be an actual death threat, what would Wikipedia do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fiery Mastadon (talkcontribs) 07:57, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, interesting. Sorry to have bothered you, I'm just doing research on Wikipedia (on my own time) to find out what makes Wikipedia reliable, what it would do in certain situations, how it deals with problem contributors, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fiery Mastadon (talkcontribs) 08:01, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Kenshin Himura

After making some changes to the article I started a discussion. Please check it and comment if it is possible. Regards.Tintor2 (talk) 22:22, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query On 5 February, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Anna Loginova, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel Case (talk) 17:34, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh boy

I need some of your expertise over here. Now it's about the romaji of Dragon Ball. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:59, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll go ahead and do the changes. Is there anything you'd like to do or say beforehand? You may reply here or back at the appointed talk page. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:59, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

I have no further comments as of this moment. :) WhisperToMe (talk) 04:04, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to bother again but how do I romanize Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball AF and the like? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:10, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, regarding the examples you could go with Doragonbōru or Doragon Bōru - As I said there is no spacing in Japanese. I prefer the latter, though. When in doubt check the talk page and ask at Wikipedia:MOS-JA WhisperToMe (talk) 04:21, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
I think I get it. For example, Dragon Ball GT would be DoragonbōruJīTī. No spaces, correct? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:26, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
It's up to you to put spaces or no spaces - If someone disputes the romanization, though, it is best to go to the MOS-JA talk page. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:54, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Roger that. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 05:03, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

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FAA certifying an Ethiopian Airlines

Thanks for that I hadnt realised it was direct quote - still would be interesting to find out what he meant by it. MilborneOne (talk) 22:01, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Only reference I could find so far is that the maintenance organisation is FAA licensed - Ethiopian Maintenance and Engineering Division is recognized as one of the finest aircraft engine and components maintenance and overhaul center in Africa and the Middle East, meeting the approval standards of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. (FAA license No. ETIY 102F). Still not sure if that is what he meant? MilborneOne (talk) 22:36, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Hmm

This is against Wikipedia policies, I'm sure. Perhaps the user should be told to use a sandbox, because of the fair use image and the article cats. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:35, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for dealing with that user. Question: what kind of articles go to this category? I was a little surprised to find that Category:Shinigami in Bleach and some InuYasha characters (like Sesshomaru and InuYasha himself) weren't here, but Hiei is. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 05:23, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
I think they can go in that category :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:45, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Great! Am I missing any others? You probably remember more characters than I. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 05:49, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
I asked that andrews guy something of redirects. Hope he responds. Speaking of responding, did you think of any other swordfighters? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:50, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Trunks uses a sword. :) WhisperToMe (talk) 06:51, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
You're right, he did. Any other fictional characters? I might have to look at some samurai-related articles. BTW, what did they inform you at chatsubo regarding sengoku-jidai? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 07:00, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Whups, I forgot to start the section. I did that and you can see it hereja:Wikipedia:Chatsubo_for_Non-Japanese_Speakers#Sengoku_Era_Fiction_-_Any_essays.2FNews_articles.2Fetc_describing_them.3F WhisperToMe (talk) 07:10, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Think you can also ask for sources on magical boy there in that request? It'd be greatly appreciated, and I don't think a separate section would have to be created. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 07:26, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Some suspicious users are vandalising User talk:Philippeandrews. You might have to semi-protect it. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 00:08, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

If it happens again I will semi-protect the page. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:09, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Would these attackers be considered single purpose or sock users? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 00:11, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Prolly the same guy. The IP addresses trace to the Philippines. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:14, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Now the rotating ip is going after me, see 203.215.112.102 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). Perhaps you can temporarily semi-protect my talk? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 16:01, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
203.215.112.102 left me an incivil comment, (s)he didn't blank any pages. Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 20:30, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Point him to WP:CIVIL if he does it again. If he does not follow it all of his IP addresses may be blocked. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Alberto "Beto" Gutierrez

Dear WhisperToMe: Here's an article about Alberto "Beto" Gutierrez, a social sciences teacher and youth advocate in the San Fernando Valley who is suing the LAUSD over retaliation for teaching both political sides of the war in Iraq and what (to me) appears to be a First Amendment issue. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/08/26/state/n022940D76.DTL&hw=school&sn=007&sc=299. Beto is a San Fernando Valley resident and a product of the LAUSD. He wrote the book "A Sentence with the District" -- http://www.lulu.com/content/1116190 and gave a KPFK 90.7 radio interview on February 7, 2008, in Los Angeles, on the subject of his book and the prevailing educational problems at LAUSD. Beto mentioned to me that his life was threatened at one of his schools. He now teaches at Cal State Northridge. Someone entered his name on Wikipedia as a notable teacher. However, there are no links and he may be deleted. Would it be possible for you or someone else to do the proper links on Beto? --Mig 01:36, 8 February 2008 (UTC) Mig 14:42, 8 February 2008 (UTC) Mig 15:25, 8 February 2008 (UTC)--Mig 15:25, 8 February 2008 (UTC)--15:57, 8 February 2008 (UTC)Mig

Dear WhisperToMe: "Jose Luis Rodriguez, the principal, says that he spoke to Gutierrez because some parents did not appreciate Gutierrez requiring students to attend off-campus screenings of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Crash."

The above blurb seems odd. It is Gutierrez who wrote a book and he is the teacher about whom articles are written. Somehow I don't believe that Gutierrez would have required his students to watch anything -- and I would imagine that suing LAUSD is too big an endeavor in which to engage over being "spoken to" -- especially since LAUSD is a 14 billion dollar bureaucracy. Mig 04:10, 9 February 2008 (UTC)--Mig 04:10, 9 February 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Migdiachinea (talk • --04:14, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Mig--04:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Mig

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Los_Angeles_Unified_School_District"

Dear WhisperToMe: Thanx for your contributions to the LAUSD page. I don't know Beto Gutierrez personally, but heard him on radio and then we spoke on the phone. I wish for better things for all and for me to regain a sense of optimist which seems lacking at times. Kindest regards -- Mig 19:27, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

"This User"

I like that bar under "this user" How do I make one or where do I get one? Superstarwarsfan (talk) 04:14, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, thank you :) Superstarwarsfan (talk) 04:20, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

ARTCCs

I'm sure there are other ARTCCs that are outside of city limits. I'd say just list the postal address' city. HkCaGu (talk) 17:10, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Sitting here at ZLA, I'm within the City of Palmdale, and so is the PMD passenger terminal. Across the street is the LAWA PMD office. It's technically in unincorporated L.A. County, which is pretty meaningless as to where things are. Even my City doesn't care about all the "county islands" when considering discounts at Dry Town Water Park. If there's actually another city/town, go ahead, but unincorporated county means much less than the postal city. And if that's going to be done, the ZIP codes should go away. As to the street addresses, I think it's meaningful since those cities are often large. HkCaGu (talk) 17:24, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Here we say "unincorporated (postal city)" when referring to those places (especially since CA cities can't possibly cross counties). Would "unincorporated Miami, Florida" sound better? HkCaGu (talk) 17:34, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

"ARTCC" is a U.S. term. (See first paragraph.) You might want to restore "ACC" to those other ones. HkCaGu (talk) 17:36, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm a text kind of guy and don't work with picture much. In fact I don't even have a camera other than my cell phone (one that produces 30kB pics), but you may be able to grab a picture from here [4] and edit out the bottom. One other thing you can do is add an illustration of ZLA's airspace by editing [5].

I removed the "Los Angeles" template since it only covers the City. ZLA is as much about LAS (if not more) as LAX since LAS hits capacity much more often than LAX. Maybe someone can build an ARTCC template or you can find a better one. HkCaGu (talk) 17:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Citations and intros

Please see WP:LEAD:

Because the lead will usually repeat information also in the body, editors should balance the desire to avoid redundant citations in the lead with the desire to aid readers in locating sources for challengeable material. Leads are usually written at a greater level of generality than the body, and information in the lead section of non-controversial subjects is less likely to be challenged and less likely to require a source; there is not, however, an exception to citation requirements specific to leads. The necessity for citations in a lead should be determined on a case-by-case basis by editorial consensus.

So, what specific information do you find contentious that requires citations? Cirt (talk) 18:50, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

I have added the citations, in accordance with your request. Next time, please avoid overly long edit summaries, and instead voice your concern's on the article's talk page. Thanks, Cirt (talk) 18:55, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


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ZLA/PMD

Something to clarify here. The whole Plant 42 is U.S. government property. Plant 42 belongs to USAF of course, but a little corner was cut out for the FAA. LAWA acquired many square miles of land around Plant 42 (mainly south and east), hoping to develop it into an airport bigger than LAX (not going to happen any time soon). LAWA owns the little passenger terminal building north of 20th East and P, probably also the road, the parking lot and the immediate tarmac. But the taxiways and runways are all USAF Plant 42. (In fact, private companies like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed operate flights to transport personnel between PMD and other offices--all this activity has nothing to do with LAWA.) So "LA/Palmdale Regional Airport land/ground" has very unusual meanings compared to other airports (e.g. the ranch is, the runway isn't). HkCaGu (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


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User:Dpm12/My favorite articles

Is it violating the guidelines? I ask this because of the category confusion an images on the page. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 00:40, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Tell him that he needs to get rid of the fair use images. I'm not sure if anything else is at fault. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:45, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
That's the thing, if you click "edit this page" there, you'll see that the articles are templated. Should I remove the templates altogether? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Tell him on his talk page first and see what he does. If he doesn't do anything in 48 hours remove the content. WhisperToMe (talk) 01:10, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I decided to get rid of it myself. User was told more than a week ago to take it off and did not. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:20, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

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Marta Suplicy / Relaxa & Goza

Regarding your question: well, you asked for a reference for the meaning of the verb "gozar." I can give you a few dictionaries -- there's this Portuguese-to-English one [6], for instance. In Brazil, the use of "gozar" meaning "to come, to reach an orgasm" is pretty widespread. In particular, the usage without an explicit object implies this meaning. Here in São Paulo (where Ms. Suplicy was born and lived most of her life, by the way) usage is pretty consistent in that way; if you wish to use "gozar" in one of the other meanings, you have to give it a clear object.

The expression "relaxa e goza" is also well-known in the context of "If the rape is inevitable..." MCBastos (talk) 23:00, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, let me try again. "Relax and enjoy it" is a correct translation... kinda. It's right because is the way an American would refer to the old phrase about "if the rape is inevitable...", and because "relax and cum" (like the translation that somebody posted before me) would be far more shocking to an American public than "relaxa e goza" is to the Brazilian public (different cultures and all that). However, it fails to convey the fact that the verb "gozar," in that particular phrasing (without an object), has a very clear, specific meaning to a Brazilian, particularly one from São Paulo (like Ms. Suplicy) -- that of "reaching an orgasm." I can't point you to any site doing this kind of analysis, because for a Brazilian it is self-evident -- no newspapers here bothered to explain it AFAIK. It would be like an American newspaper taking the time discussing what "cum" means. MCBastos (talk) 23:41, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Found one reference: This guy[7] is a featured writer in Veja, which is the largest weekly news magazine in Brazil -- similar to Time or Newsweek. His analysis is similar to mine, although he goes on to argue politics. MCBastos (talk) 00:08, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Better, but... I don't know where you got the "masturbation" reference from. Might be an bug in whatever autotranslator you used. "Gozar" refers to "orgasm" -- check that dictionary entry. Reinaldo Azevedo refers to RAPE a number of times -- both in the sense of the "If the rape is inevitable..." sentence, and to suggest that the acts of the current Brazilian government are a kind of "rape" of their citizens. I reread the article, and couldn't find any word there that suggested "masturbation." MCBastos (talk) 00:45, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Li Er

Why isn't the name Li Er mentioned at all at Laozi? Is it 李耳? Badagnani (talk) 04:02, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

That's good; why not add the characters too? Badagnani (talk) 04:05, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Looks like he was also called Li Dan (李聃; misspelled Li Tan in the SG article you sent me to). Wonder why that wasn't already in our article? Badagnani (talk) 04:10, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Westside (Los Angeles County)

We need Sources for the above article. Can you help. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 18:56, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Amharic

Thanks for the explanation - sorry about my deletion of Amharic text in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 the characters are not readable on my computer and it just looks like rubbish. Just out of interest is their a reason why non-english characters are used on english wikipedia? MilborneOne (talk) 22:14, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

OK thanks MilborneOne (talk) 22:20, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Need advice from Admin

User:Badagnani and I are trying to reason with User:Gene Nygaard with regards to the removal of Chinese names to non-Chinese nationals with Chinese ancestry. I have only dealt with genuine vandals, so what avenues do I have to bring the current issue to a larger group to discuss or get a consensus? HkCaGu (talk) 02:48, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Dragon Ball RJ

Please delete it. It's an obvious hoax, not to mention another recreation of DragonBall RJ. BTW, I'm assuming 13 supposed is the page? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:08, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

There's a fair use image at User:Bikabot/Dragon Ball Z. Is this against policy? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 05:50, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
AFAIK we generally do not like fair use images on userpages. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:54, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Death Note characters

Per this injunction, character articles related to television should not be redirected or unredirected until it is over. You should include the details in the main list for now. Seeing as they are just creation details, and the list really needs some good information anyways, there is no real point in separate articles. It would be best to just work on that list as a whole. TTN (talk) 21:23, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

I have to doubt that adding some creation info is going to make a 30KB article ridiculously long, especially compared to some of our featured articles. The list really needs that kind of information anyways, so unless you're also going to find numerous reception sources for each character, it would be best to just add them to the article under concept and creation sections for each applicable character (similarly to Characters of Carnivàle). TTN (talk) 21:35, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
That doesn't really have anything to do with my question. If you're trying to say that those can be brought back because you have some different information, I doubt it. Though, you could probably ask on one of the case talk pages. TTN (talk) 21:53, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Re Arbcom injunction

The arbcom injunction does not prevent the creation of new articles. If it was being done over a redirect with history I would imagine that the new article would have to be substantially different than the redirected article (akin in spirit to CSD G4). IronGargoyle (talk) 21:46, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


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Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 image

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Jesse died and no one cried

I just checked. The whole article is designed to propagate the Matthew Shepherd propaganda. Jesse is used as a prop. It leans towards the idea that he was "willing." He was just a child and couldn't be willing. That whole article needs rewriting. Don't try to sell me the BS that wiki is somehow not a forum. We both know that's untrue. Gays work very hard to downplay their hate crimes and wiki is one place they do it.70.108.117.53 (talk) 21:49, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Abu Mohammed

I have nominated Abu Mohammed, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abu Mohammed. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Jfire (talk) 19:39, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Stupid redirects?

14a and 14+: what is the point of these? Think they should be deleted. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:33, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I alerted a sysop about the content on User talk:Nagdy but the person didn't answer. Can you check it out? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:58, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of the categories anime series / manga series. Perhaps taking off the templates {{Infobox animanga/Header}} from there altogether? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 22:18, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Just do<!-- --> to them on that talk page and they will go away :) WhisperToMe (talk) 23:19, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I just took them off. Regarding the silly 14 redirects, can you delete them or do they serve a purpose? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:22, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, it is best to add them to Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion and see what others think :) WhisperToMe (talk) 01:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

User replacing words with incorrect term

User User:Zerotta has been replacing the word 'Rims', which is the iron part of the wheel of vehicle with 'wheels' which is the whole wheel. Please drop a warning to him on this matter as he is obviously doing the wrong stuff. Thank you. Also, is there any other means i can report to in the future? ADouBTor (talk) 14:06, 1 March 2008 (UTC)


Look up the definition of rim yourself. [8]

A rim is the outer part of a wheel. Any wheel, alloy or otherwise. A tire is mounted to the rim of a wheel . A rim is part of the wheel, ergo the wheel is X size. By definition, rim and wheel are not synonymous. In slang usage, the two terms can be. Slang does not belong on Wikipedia.

When someone says, "I got new rims." they're likely talking about new wheel, not new outer edges of their wheel upon which their tires are mounted. (Maybe they have two or three-piece wheels, sure.) Change it back if it makes you feel better. Looks like you already did. I'm over it.

Reporting me without discussing it with me first was rather classless in my opinion. I have a talk page and a registered email on wikipedia. It really just comes across as you taking this way too personally. Like some great wiki-righter of wiki-wrongs. You sure got me. I ruined Wikipedia. You got me in trouble. You win.

I'm just curious as to how my edits are viewed as "experimenting with wikipedia" or a "test edits" too? I haven't been reported until now (frivolously, I'll venture to add), I don't have a history of vandalism. Zerotta (talk) 21:37, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

I just went back to the Civic and Prelude pages and see what ADouBTor (talk) is talking about. I stand corrected on those pages. Just the rims of the wheels were being mentioned. In haste, I changed any mention of rims to wheels. I apologize for that. As far as the C5 page, I'll never agree with the use of rim over wheel on that page. I haven't gotten to the others yet. Apologies again.Zerotta (talk) 22:34, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

DRAGON BALL

I'd like to create the redirect DRAGON BALL (and include the {{R from other capitalisation}}) but I'm not sure whether it should redirect to the disambiguation page or the Japanese manga. Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:19, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Takaaki Ito (author)

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Oops, my bad!

Sorry about the redirect on that Plaquemines Parish stub. Had I realized it was you, I'd never have moved it. I've gone ahead and restored your original edit. Talk (or whisper) to you soon! --PMDrive1061 (talk) 04:02, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

  • I hear you. Small towns are kind of the same thing. In fact, I was getting ready to research an old eastern Mojave Desert ghost town that used to be on an old alignment of Route 66. No article yet. I did Eagle Mountain, California, Goffs, California and Rice, California under the old "Lucky 6.9" moniker. Eagle Mountain had a couple of schools back in the day; in fact, I used to know a irl who attended high school there. Nothing much left except the buildings. It was kind of smack-dab between Blythe and Coachella in the middle of nowhere and I believe that the town had its own district. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 04:08, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hear back from Chatsubo yet?

Unfortunately, I'm still depending on them for sources to the articles Magical boy and Jidaigeki. Did a search, however, am uncertain if these Sengoku-jidaigeki links are reliable: [9], [10], [11], [12]. Could you look into them? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 23:16, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Damn. Those guys never answer my concerns. Could you try or do I really have to attempt that board? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 00:27, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, I think you would know how to state the issue better than I would :) - Why not make a post there? WhisperToMe (talk) 04:04, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Alright, guess it's my job. Least I have a witness to prove if I'm being ignored or not. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:26, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Here we go. Anything else you want to add? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:36, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I know of nothing else at the moment. WhisperToMe (talk) 07:05, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

As you can see, I've been neglected. Why am I not surprised? I'll go ahead and apply the links. Any thoughts before I do? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:12, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
I would wait longer. It's usually better not to use a source if you are in doubt. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:13, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Give it a day or two? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 19:25, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

CSD on THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Sorry about that. That was added before I realized the page was created by an admin (you). My rationale for that was simply that it was unlikely that a person would search for it in all caps. scetoaux (talk) (My contributions.) 04:06, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Fort Zumwalt West Middle School

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Chen Min probably should not redirect to Min Chen...

Hi; Chen Min should likely not redirect to Min Chen, the convicted kidnap-murderer, because there are articles linking to Chen Min expecting it to be about the musician known by that name (though I am unclear as to which is actually her surname). The best fix would be to create an article on Chen Min, but lacking that a disambiguation page would be appropriate, and lacking that I think no Chen Min page at all... Sharkford (talk) 19:38, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Well, I was thinking about a disambiguation page, but given that the convicted murderer has been consistently referred to as Min Chen by the media, and the musician seems to be pretty consistently billed as Chen Min, I'm thinking that Chen Min should be the article on the musician, with a blurb at the top saying "This article is about the musician. For the convicted murderer, see Min Chen." I could do this, but not immediately, and I have nothing to say about Chen Min, though I'm sure I could Google a fan site and glean enough factinos to keep the anti-stubbists at bay until her fans took it over. Sharkford (talk) 13:23, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Death Note and sources

And that is fine, but that does not warrant removal of the template. Adding more references is fine, but to remove the template, you need to have more sources. Rau's talk 18:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

YYH character categories

Could you double check the ones at Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Genkai, and Hiei? Some don't look legitimate. For example, Kuwabara is categorized as a fictional swordsmen. Seems wrong? I don't recall who Hiei's twin is. Is it his half-sister, Yukina? And what became of this? The following links, [13], [14], [15], [16], pass, however, I'd like to hear from you first. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:44, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

  • 1. Kuwabara uses a spirit sword so he could be called a swordsman
  • 2. Hiei's twin is Yukina
  • 3. I'll chec the other diffs in a sec. :)

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:03, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Still no reply from Chatsubo. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:41, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I knew about that transformation but the basic shape of his body seems to be the same - He just has more eyes and green skin... WhisperToMe (talk) 06:57, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
    • I see. If that doesn't constitute as a transformation then what can one call it in regards to a category? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:12, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
      • Honestly, I'm not sure... WhisperToMe (talk) 19:28, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
        • I was going to argue against it's removal per the category's descrption but I'll leave it alone for now. It only happened once anyway, right? And do you think Kurama and Genkai are better examples? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 20:58, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
          • Yup - Kurama with the Fox Demon is definately one - Also Genkai's age change may fit too WhisperToMe (talk) 21:13, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
            • Let's decide: what should become of "shapehifter" for Hiei, Kurama and Genkai? Or should I leave it in your hands? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 21:17, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
I dunno who would be immortal and even thought Kurama would be at least 100 I'm unsure if the category is useful for that kind of character. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
And the other things? Shapeshifters? Telepaths? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 23:47, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Did you see this thread? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:56, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, sorry - I didn't notice the continuation of the discussion - Anyhow, I can't recall any other telepaths or shapeshifters at the moment :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:49, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
It's fine. Just want to know who of the five characters (see first sentence) would be categorized as a telepath and/or shapeshifter. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:53, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Again, you're not responding. Does this mean you have no idea? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:18, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I said that I am not aware of any of the characters that could be telepaths, etc. so I do not know which characters that the categories fit for. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:26, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Free standing Popeyes

Upload as CC-BY and enjoy. miranda 05:34, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

/me is a she, btw. miranda 19:39, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Alberto Gutierrez

Dear WhisperToMe: Greetings! I've noticed the edit on Beto Gutierrez on the LAUSD page and could not find a user page for its contributor. I was wondering if you could take a look at his edit and do your magic. Thank you and regards -- Mig (talk) 19:41, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Los_Angeles_Unified_School_District" Mig (talk) 19:04, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

KAL 007 and the Russian Ramming Attempt

This article is an eyewitness account of an event that is pertinent to the article on KAL 007. The whole article is his account except the introductory sentence by myself. I have written permission from the eyewitness author for it to be posted. Will that do for the reference to the Ramming article not to be deleted in the KAL 007 article?Bert Schlossberg (talk) 01:49, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

WhisperToMe, Thanks for the suggestion! I put the article in Wikisource and linked to it from the KAL 007 site. I have the written permission from the author for me to use the article as I see fit. Thanks again!Bert Schlossberg (talk) 07:05, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Congrats

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This barnstar is for your tireless efforts in creating and improving Taro Kagami, and Shinigami (Death Note)#Ryuk. Please, keep up the great work. Thanks! Dwilso talk 04:52, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Would like to know from you

Isn't linking a single year discouraged by MOS:NUM? And I can't tell whether you're ignoring these questions or missing it. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 05:44, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

  • It seems like it is, so you can delink it if you want: - The text says: "Links to date elements that do not contain both a day number and a month are not required; for example, solitary months, solitary days of the week, solitary years, decades, centuries, and month and year combinations. Such links must not be used unless the reader needs to follow the link to understand the topic see WP:CONTEXT. Autoformatting must not be used for the following purposes" - As for number 2 I answered above :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:51, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Link to the Tintin in Thailand story

I fixed the ref link. Sorry about that. I have a PDF that you can find on the web if you look hard enough. Was planning to write up a plot summary, but haven't gotten around to it yet. It sounds like the writers of the articles themselves didn't actually read Tintin in Thailand as some of what they say is inaccurate. BrokenSphereMsg me 15:20, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Airport

Seeing that you're an administrator listed in WP:AIRPORT, I am seeking your involvement in the heated discussion between me and User:Huaiwei in Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Airports. Given his history, I had tried for much of my Wikipedia days to avoid any involvement with him, but in the past day, I got myself unfortunately entangled with his hostility. I don't quite know how to deal with him. You're welcome to leave message at this IP talk page. (Signed: HkCaGu) 75.42.1.223 (talk) 06:46, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

an alternative romanization

Dear WhisperToMe-san,

Excuse me for my long silence. I hope you remember that I have something to say about Romanization.

I read "Multiple romanizations?" in the archive of "Manual of Style for Japan-related articles/Romanization" this morning. All the participants including you take it as a matter of fact that most Japanese people stick to Hepburn system when they write in Latin alphabet. But their method is not to be called Hepburn for it lacks macron letters.

We must start from the fact that no authentic Kana scripts have letters for long vowels, if we should work out a transliteration system. And it must be able to differetiate ヂ and ジ or ヅ and ズ. But it is the matter to be settled first in Japan. And I think what effect the shift of Japan/Mark to macon-less or circonflex-less system would make should be watched. cf ja:ノート:ローマ字論#擴張ヘボン式.

Please also see 学生時代に憶えた懐かしい唄の数々 http://home.att.ne.jp/grape/shindo/mougo5.htm#NatukasikiUta Here, songs are shown in two colums, in traditional Kanzhi-Kana script at the left side and in EHS at the right side.--Kmns tsw (talk) 02:10, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt answer. Please read Talk:Kimi Ga Yo#Kana script. I do not know if you have already read [擴張ヘボン式 or EHS (Extended Hepburn System)] and Talk:Romanization_of_Japanese/Archive_2#An_Extended_Hepburn_System, but I would like to say that EHS could transcribe any Japanese texts since 萬葉集, and that it would produce very satisfactory spellings as far as reading were concerned if applied to the classical Kana script but that those systems synchronically conceived for the Japanese language of the Meiji period like Nihon system or Hepburn system could neither differentiate affricate and fricative pairs such as English soft 'g' and French one nor represent such syllables as ティ ディ スィ ズィ etc. found in borrowed words in the present-day Japanese. The classical Kana script abounds in seemingly useless symbols of 'w' and medial 'h', but the Present-day Kana script discarded them except when immediately followed by 'a' sound. Hence trasliteration of the present-day script produces far more juxtapositions of vowels, which Hepburn and his comtemporaries tried to fold into half so many long vowels when possible using macrons or circonflexes.

Apropos of Gendai Kanadzuka`i or Present-day Kana Usage, you could liken it to a spelling reform of the English language. Many attempts were made but all failed before officially adopted, though English spelling was notorious for its incongruity. G.L.Brook told more truth than he meant when he said, "the pronunciation of English is constantly changing and we have reason to be grateful that spelling is not constantly changing along with it." in his "A History of the English Language." You can read Bejamin Franklin's opinion in comment 18 at [yaskuni why the emperor stopped going]. Blessed are the people of the United States for neither M.Webster nor B.Franklin remained spelling reformer to the end. Please read Henry Bradley's "On the relations between Spoken and Written Language with special reference to English."

In postwar Japan, a radical reform was adopted without much deliberation. Befor the war, we could talk about orthography of a word. But today, you are no longer sure of the spelling of a word for it depends how you pronounce it. Besides official proclamation often comes in. Take 稲妻 (flash of lightning) for example, it was seplled イナヅマ (inadzuma) for lightning was believed something to fertilize the rice plant. You can analize イナヅマ into イナ the combining form of イネ(稲 ine) and ヅマ the combined form of ツマ(妻 tsuma). But immediately after the war, it was officially proclaimed to be spelled イナズマ (inazuma)for people should think of the etymology of the word no longer today. But in 1986, it was proclaimed those people who might still think of the etymology could spell it イナヅマ. So today you can spell the word in either way. I think this faltering spelling was brought about as an excuse for Romanization, for it could be fixed once transcribed by either Nihon (or Kunrei) system or Hepburn system. --Kmns tsw (talk) 06:00, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

[on the 143 section]

Let me put down a comment to "Kitaro, Kitarou and Kitarō" here, lest it should make the discussion there tangle. The original Kana spelling should be キタラウ or Kitarau if in prewar times. The vowel sequence "au" made by the vowel of the third mora "ra" and the fourth mora "u" was pronounced as the firsty syllable of "autumn" or long "o" sound, and analyzed as a single vowel by James C. Hepburn and transcribed by ō. After the war, Gendai Kanadzuka`i changed the top of this vowel sequence to "o", in anticipation of this transcription. But this change did not make the phonetic value of the sequence self-explanatory. Instead it made it more difficult to explain. Can you think of a word which contains "ou" spelling with the phonetic value of the first syllable of "autumn"? And perhaps because of the difficulty to input the macron-capped vowels, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan stipulated not to use macron-capped vowels on passports (they must be replaced with macron-less counterparts). Hence the first rendering in the section title line. The second rendering is the transliteraiton of Gendai Kandzka`i or post-was Kana script and the third rendering is a Hepburn rendenering. The first rendering should by no means be called Hepburn system, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs still proclaims they are using Hepburn system. This is the whole story.--Kmns tsw (talk) 03:01, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

There are several sequences to be analyzed as a long "o". In the following table, 歴史的假名(the time-honoured classical script, which can be applied to the Japanese language panchronically) and 現代假名(which is believed to be more adequate for the Japanese of Meiji period) are shown by EHS (Extended Hepburn System). It shows some other examples other than so-called long vowels too. In EHS, the medial "h" is shown by a reversed apostrophe or grave accent. The medial "h" as well as the consonant of the "wa" column of the Kana syllabary is realized only when immediately followed by an "a" sound. In case of 硫黄、it is not an "a" sound that follows the "w", for "au" is pronounced like that of "autumn". The sequence "eu" is to be pronounced like that of "Europe". It is not hindered by medial "h". I am not sure which is to be rendered into "ō" of the two candidates of 大 and 應 by wikipedians. Here I took the former. Most Japanese would take the latter rather than the former, for "o`o" sequence is two distinctive vowels for us.

漢字 歴史假名 現代假名 Hepburn Passport Wikipedia Kunrei
ou ou ō oh ō ô
au ou ō oh ou ô
a`u ou ō oh ou ô
wau ou ō oh ou ô
o`o oo ō oh ō ô
ka`u kou koh kou
te`u chou chō choh chou tyô
富士 fuzhi fuzhi fuji fuji fuji huzi
fuji fuzhi fuji fuji fuji huzi
鼻血 hanaji hanaji hanaji hanaji hanaji hanazi
歪み hizumi hizumi hizumi hizumi hizumi hizumi
hidzume hizume hizume hizume hizume hizume
硫黄 iwau iou ioh iou
琉球 riukiu ryuukyuu ryūkyū ryukyu ryūkyū ryûkyû
女王 jowau joou joō jooh joou zyoô
小路 kouji kouzhi kōji kohji kouji kôzi
大黒 o`oguro ooguro ōguro ohguro ōguro ôguro
飯田 i`ida iida īda ida īda îda, iida

I must add that the prevocalic "i" is semivocalized when the said vowel is "u". Take "riukiu(琉球)" for example, "i" is pronounced with "y" onset but still retains the full duration of a vowel. So "riukiu" (the original spelling) represents a quite different pronunciation from that suggested by "ryukyu" (the Passport spelling). In the case of the "eu" or "e`u" sequence, it palatalizes the preceding alveolars. Hence the pronunciation of "chō" of 蝶 (te'u). When the sequence is ambiguous, it should be differentiated by a hyphen. e.g. 仔馬 (ko-uma), 丸の内 (maruno-uchi), 飴賣り (ame-uri).--Kmns tsw (talk) 07:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

HP picture

Hey dude!

I see you've posted this picture all over the place with references to HISD in the articles. You might want to exclude that part of the caption - short captions are way more useful and nobody visits the HP page to find out about their contract with HISD.

Keep it real

Neal (CVHS) Nialsh (talk) 04:12, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Also, on the topic of HISD, what does EE mean? (see List of Houston Independent School District schools) I went to T. H. Rogers and I don't even know what it means. Nialsh (talk) 04:21, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Strikes up

I'm like 99% sure that "'strikes up' a conversation" is correct; "'strikes' a conversation" sounds wrong ... Dp76764 (talk) 02:28, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

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DISD school pics

Wow - I never noticed there wasn't a picture of W. T. White HS! That should be an easy one, and fun, since I'm an alum. As for the others -- Franklin and Preston Hollow are near me, but the others aren't. I'll see what I can do. Lawikitejana (talk) 22:59, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Need Help with Cachao image

Dear Whisperto me -- I need help with the Cachao image I tried to upload (gave up all rights). I repeated it and don't know how to delete. Please, delete redundancies and place the picture on his page -- which is what I intended to do. Sorry for the well-meaning attempts. I love Cachao and am very saddened by his passing last Saturday. I am consoled to know that Andy Garcia helped Cachao in gaining the recognition as a great musician he so deserved. I know he's in heaven. --Mig (talk) 20:16, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Than u for ur help as usual!!! Regards, --Mig (talk) 02:03, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Kitaro, Kitarou and Kitarō

Think a new disambiguation page should be set up? I ask this because there looks to be a mess here: Kitaro is targeting Kitarō and, for some reason, Kitarou redirects to GeGeGe no Kitaro. Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:26, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Lemme redirect Kitarou to Kitarō WhisperToMe (talk) 04:28, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
That takes care of that. Are you familiar with the series by any chance? That gallery on GeGeGe no Kitaro should be deleted. Thoughts? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:41, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm not particularly familiar with it. I may remove the images in a sec to satisfy rules on image use. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:48, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
FYI, I placed a strong support for you at Talk:666 Satan, using guidelines as back-up. Could you look at Himura Kenshin? I just can't quite phrase that first line (second paragraph). Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:04, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
I fixed the grammar :) WhisperToMe (talk) 04:45, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
About this, shouldn't it be "he is" rather than "he was" per fiction prose in present tense? And a comma after story? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 04:57, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmm - the parts of Kenshin being a hitokiri are flashbacks. At the beginning of Rurouni Kenshin he gave up his hitokiri ways. I think it is okay to use past tense in that sense. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:31, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
For the other line, which sounds better: "During the story, Kenshin wanders Japan ..." or "In the story, Kenshin wanders Japan ..." or the way it is now is fine? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:47, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
What about "For the duration of the story Kenshin wanders through Japan..." ? WhisperToMe (talk) 18:54, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
That could work. But wouldn't English grammer say to use a comma after 'story'? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 20:35, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure; I remembered hearing that whether a comma appears depends on how related or important the clauses are - BUT I am not an English major. Maybe someone more knowledgeable in the language can help :) WhisperToMe (talk) 21:37, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Anyone in mind that can help? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 21:44, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps Wikipedia:WikiProject Languages can help :) - Just make an inquiry in the WikiProject talk page :) WhisperToMe (talk) 21:45, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Emo

It wasn't removed, look carefully at the diff, i moved it to the appropriate section.

Houston Meetup tomorrow

Hey Whisper,

I'm meeting some open-education folks tmw at the Jungman library -- I'm back in my hometown for a few days and would love to meet WPans in the area. Drop me a line if you'd like to come, or meet for drinks in the evening! +sj + 18:05, 28 March 2008 (UTC) (617 529 4266)

Just to be clear

Nothing I'm saying in the 666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter debate is intended to be personal. You're normally a great editor, I just really disagree with you on this one point. Hopefully it can be resolved one way or the other soon.

Incidentally, am I reading too much into things or do you dislike scanlations in general? --erachima formerly tjstrf 11:43, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Edward Elric

Hi do you know japanese or anybody knows? If that is the case could you tell what says here? It sounds related with the Elric borhters. Thanks.Tintor2 (talk) 14:38, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


What is a "blacklist hyperlink"?

Hi again -- sorry for the bother. It seems that I've been placed on a "blacklist hyperlink" on the LAUSD page. I noticed it while I was editing the following entry: Steven Thomas Rooney -- Accused of molesting a 13-year-old at Markahm Middle School. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-principal13mar13,0,5522349.story Can you tell me what that is and why. I don't have viruses. Thank you so much. You may delete this information Mig (talk) 16:20, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanx for the info -- but it is I who is on the blacklist. I can't even sign. Odd. Mig (talk) 19:52, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Do you have a screenshot of the error screen? WhisperToMe (talk) 21:36, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Cant save Mig (talk) 00:44, 30 March 2008 (UTC) Can't cut and paste. I think you need to go there yourself. Someone is trying to prevent me from editing or adding to the discussion. Mig (talk) 00:45, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


Well, I'm now in. However, the font is tiny. What did I do wrong? I still think someone is trying to stop me in some respect.

Thanks Whisper2me. Mig (talk) 04:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

  • You didn't do anything wrong. You weren't intending to spam - See, it just happens that the URL was blacklisted long after you posted it - The thing is that nobody would be able to post on that talk page until the blacklist URL was dealt with. WhisperToMe ([[User

talk:WhisperToMe#top|talk]]) 04:44, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

No, I never tried to spam anyone. How was the URL blacklisted? Still on the LAUSD discussion, the font on my posting appears tiny. I have not been able to change it. I wished to post for informational purposes my tort letter to the district and the L.A. Times article (with a link) about the Markham Vice Principal child molester. The District doesn't usually respond to anything or anyone -- including complaints about the child molester himself. BTW, I'm being helped by NOW and other well-known organizations on this issue. Regards -- Mig (talk) 12:28, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Understood. I post some LAUSD info because I believe there's a modicum of safety when information about LAUSD is available. Thanx and kindest regards Mig (talk) 20:34, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, I still have not been able to change the font on the LAUSD "discussion page" to which I have recently contributed. Pleeze, look at my addition of the L.A. Times article on accused LAUSD VP/child molester Rooney and my tort letter. I mean, the whole planet should know about what is going on in that place. Last night, I got a recorded phone call at home from LAUSD Superintendent Brewer asking for donations to his charity. mnwkjgyvng/! As if -- thanx for your help. Mig (talk) 20:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Kana script reform

I have enlarged the section 137 "an alternative romanization", mainly by taking the post-war Kana script reform into consideration. I write this in case you have missed it.--Kmns tsw (talk) 09:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Jonathan Caveman Williams

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Please do not make personal attacks. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images in violation of our biographies of living persons policy will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Redfarmer (talk) 23:08, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

  • It wasn't a personal attack - "Caveman" is the guy's nickname. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:34, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


HSPVA

I don't understand why you removed names from this article who are notable and have Wiki articles to substitute names without articles in this edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=High_School_for_the_Performing_and_Visual_Arts&diff=prev&oldid=202453882 Your choices seem purely subjective, since they are neither inclusive of the HISD list or of the list that you removed. Please explain your reasoning. TheMindsEye (talk) 17:09, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes, I agree that the entries need to be sourced. Why then did you remove entries that appear both on your source list and have Wiki articles? For example, Mark Seliger is on your list and has a Wiki article. Yet you removed him in favor of persons who merely appear on the HISD list, but do not have articles. TheMindsEye (talk) 17:09, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Reminder

Destinations for Japan Air System. WhisperToMe (talk) 10:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

The ICAO citation

I'm pretty sure that the info is in ICAO report as well as book. It's just that I can't get to it right now. Thanks for the interest and your work!Bert Schlossberg (talk) 21:55, 2 April 2008 (UTC)