User talk:Wikibob

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King Herod Death & Christ Birth[edit]

Hi WikiBob -

Regarding King Herod Death - Another user had mentioned Appianos date correction on the page, which I added the note about Consular Calendar corrections that supported Appianos. Other than that I have no other information on Appianos, though I am going to research him further.

We have all been conditioned to see and perceive one perspective. However, with logic & science the ancient records can be correlated and better understood. My goal is to provide people with logical, factual information so they can make up their own minds.

I have uncovered additional Astro info and have additional reasoning that I will add shortly. Thanks for your helpful comments and guidance.

Dan Onischuk-- 17:05, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Mars Rovers[edit]

Hey Wikibob, how about an update on the timelines for the Mars rovers? Cool stuff is still coming in! Fawcett5 21:15, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I agree, I enjoyed reading those articles and im not knowlegable enough on the subject to update them myself, I would enjoy reading an updated version if anyone were ever to write it. --Timmywimmy 17:08, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

left to right misordering of image captions[edit]

Per your comments on Talk:Swastika I have changed the article in a way that I HOPE will cause it to render the same for everyone. Could you check and let me know if it looks ok with your browser? It looks the same on mine either way. Dalf | Talk 06:40, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Rosa Luxemburg[edit]

Hi, could you look at Talk:Rosa Luxemburg. Tks -- Obradović Goran (talk 5 July 2005 16:34 (UTC)

John Maclean MA letter[edit]

Hi - I see you've added a link to the image I uploaded "Redcly182.jpg". This image came from the Glasgow Digital Library, who initially allowed "non-commercial" usage of their images - which does not fit in with WP policy, and then declined usage when asked if they would licence it as free - so I'm not sure if should remain on WP - all the other images I uploaded have been deleted.

As for the transcript, I was under the impression that WP was not to be used as a source for original text? The Speech from the Dock was summarised from the full speech on this basis.

Your comments would be appreciated. Flag of Ireland.svgCamillusFlag of Scotland.svgtalk|contribs 04:30, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Hello, I did read what the GDL wrote, but as I see it, it falls into the public domain, at least in the USA, because the author died over 70 years ago (1923), and it's a scan of a printed article from 1914. I tried to think of reasons how the GDL could claim copyright or insist on restrictions, for example claiming it is not 2D art, or that the letter was not first published until after 1934 (ie the cutting is some kind of joke), or that the UK had a different copyright term (it largely follows the EU with the 70 years rule), or that it's Crown copyright, but I failed. I used commons:Commons:Licensing to guide me. I also looked at the other images, but due to their more recent age, could not be put into the 70 years bracket (yet). I assume that the GDL's reply is intended to cover all the images that they actually have the copyright to (or those that the owner had granted them a license).
The transcript is on wikisource, which does allow original text, as long as it has a free license (or public domain). The original text was the text of his letter to the newspaper. If the full speech is available somewhere, that too would be eligible for wikisource. And then any other wikimedia project could use derivatives of it as needed. (all this also copied to User talk:Camillus McElhinney) -Wikibob 05:19, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Heart of Darkness[edit]

Please look at the Heart of Darkness discussion page. Thanks! -Vontafeijos 05:04, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Buffer overflow peer-review[edit]

Hey, looking for reviewers for this article:

It would be great to have lots of input from different sources. - Tompsci 19:11, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

RE: Europe[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for intervening above — I really appreciate it! I apologise if it seemed like I was having a conniption fit (hence my many edits in response to the POV ones repreatedly made), but I feel my actions were/are necessary. By the way, is that behaviour what they call trolling?

Anyhow, if you have any added feedback or questions, please let me know. Thanks again! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 23:54, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

wikimedia error on viewing images[edit]

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Image deletion[edit]

Hi Wikibob,

Why did you delete Image:AlbinEggerLienzSchnitter.jpg ? On December 17, you listed this on Possibly Unfree Images and wrote "Image:AlbinEggerLienzSchnitter.jpg not disputed, but added created by Albin Egger-Lienz who died 1926". Austrian copyright extends to 70 years after the creator's death. This painting has been in the public domain for quite some time. I hope you usually check more thoroughly before you delete valuable images... And why did you not notify me on my talk page? Do you think people have every last thing they upload on their watchlists? Mstroeck 00:23, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Saint Petersburg[edit]

Hi, I work with the de:en translations. On our requested articles page St. Petersburg is listed in progress with you as the one to is working on it. But it seems like you haven't touched it in a while. Without having read it all the way through it seems like it's pretty much done, but I'm not sure whether you or anyone else did. If it is done, can you please let me know and we'll remove it from the list. If there is anything left to do on it and you don't have the time please let me know that as well. If you don't know and no longer want to work on it, please let me know that too and I'll return the article status to "unclaimed". It's one of just a couple of requests that were placed in 2004 (!) and if it shouldn't be there anymore, we'd like to get it off the list.  :) Thanks already for taking a look. --Mmounties 00:06, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Color index correction[edit]

Hiya. I dunno what source you used, but using data I found at a U-Strasburg page, I made a correction to your expansion (a year ago) of this stub. If you have data that conflicts with that listed at U-Strasburg, perhaps we should look for a third source, or a different example...especially if the goal was to find a star w/ a color index = 0... Cheers, Tomertalk 05:20, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

King Herod Death - Birth of Christ[edit]

Hi WikiBob - I was just going through some of the changes since adding my edits in Dec 2005 to King Herods death date. Thank you for reinstating several of my notations which, although controversial at the time, have in fact led us to a clearer understanding that is supported by my earlier notes. I think my notes should also be reflected in the date of the birth of Jesus "wiki-page" - it is now likely Jesus was born either June 17/18 -1 BC or early March year zero. I am disappointed to see after all my groundbreaking independant research, I get zero credit in your refence section. ALthough I have not read the other references noted, more professional courtesy for my efforts & website accessible skymap images ( - research link ) would be appreciated. my email is cheers ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:54, 17 December 2006 (UTC).

Change to Common.css[edit]

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Image:Beslan_siege_rough_plan.png listed for deletion[edit]

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TfD nomination of Template:GFDL image description[edit]

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I have obtained permission to use 2 images of Siulá Grande on Wikipedia...[edit]

from the mountaneering club with a web portal called Nuestra Montaña,

I visited their site after viewing the movie "Touching the Void" in an attempt to see if anyone else has climbed the western route up the Siulá Grande, and after seeing that there were no images of the mountain on Wikipedia.

While there I found an image of the Siluá Grande from the east and another from the west (the side Joe Simpson and his partner climbed and descended). I read their legal discaimers page ( and found that by contacting them I could request permission to use their images on Wikipedia, so I e-mailed them.

The next morning, they had replied with his:

Hola Antonio, Gracia por escribirnos. Por supuesto que puedes usar nuestra imágenes, pero respetando los créditos respectivos. Sobre la repetición de esa ruta, efectivamente nadie aún la ha hecho, solo hay 2 variantes pero la ruta original de Joe Simpson sigue siendo como tal. Saludos

--- Sergio Ramírez Carrascal Nuestra Montaña SAC Expediciones a las cordilleras Blanca - Huayhuash - Cusco & Sudamérica

In sum, they say that of course I could use the images to post on Wikipedia as long a there is language stating that the images may be downloaded for personal, non-commercial use with a credit that would lead people to their web site.

They also informed me that there are two other routes up the Siulá Grande, but that no one has yet climbed Joe Wilson's and Simon Yates' route up the mountain.

Here is their contact information:

NUESTRA MONTAÑA SAC - EXPEDICIONES DE MONTAÑA - VIAJES AL PERU Y SUDAMERICA Oficina principal : HUARAZ - Jirón 27 de noviembre 659 Huarupampa - Código postal (Zip) 043 / Teléfonos (51 43) 42 5880 - móvil (51 43) 94367 1526 LIMA - Jirón Casma 224 Covida - Lima 39 / Teléfono (511) 523 3594 /

How can I send you the images? My home e-mail is:

Tony Santamaría

NowCommons: Image:Mars first Deimos transit 1P131641517ESF0544P2666R8M1.JPG[edit]

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A note re: Talk:Rorschach test/2009 consensus review[edit]

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Pentagram of Venus[edit]

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