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A welcome from Andy Shen[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Songs of the Cat[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Mel Odom (artist)[edit]

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December 2008[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, you may not know that Wikipedia has a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Using different styles throughout the encyclopedia, as you did in List of The Story of Saiunkoku characters, makes it harder to read. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 15:15, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi again-- is there a general stylistic preference to place notes at the end of a sentence, rather than directly attaching them to the information in question? If so, would it be acceptable to reword the section intro to pop the "Ran clan" phrase into a separate sentence? because imho, the current placement of the note would suggest to the unwary reader that it documents the relative status of both clans, rather than pertaining to the Hong/Kō clan alone. Wombat1138 (talk) 02:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, in general, notes/refs are placed at the end of the sentences. The only time they are usually stuck in the middle of a sentence is at the end of a direct quote where it may not be clear which source the quote comes from (i.e. a sentence has multiple references). It keeps the sentences more readable visually. That said, I've removed "second to the Ran clan" since that isn't really needed anyway :P As a side note, please don't leave new comments in talk page archives. Those are primarily intended to be "read only" rather than a place for new remarks. You can either leave a note on my main talk page, or reply here since your talk page is on my watchlist as well. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:47, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Oops-- sorry about that... also, thanks for the Manual of Style link; I hadn't noticed it until just now. Two more questions about the main paragraph: should "Saiunkoku" really be italicized there, as a reference to the external fictional framework rather than the narrative-internal country? And is the British-style collective-noun/plural-verb combo of "the Hong clan [...] are" acceptable usage here? (For that matter, I'm torn between tweaking the note to "English-language R1 DVDs" to remove possible ambiguity wrt DVDs released in England, even though those would be R2, or just removing the word "English" altogether since R1 DVDs default to English-language anyway.) Wombat1138 (talk) 03:06, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Ahh...I didn't realize the fictional country was Saiunkoku as well. In which case, no, they don't need italics. Fixed that and the grammar. I tweaked the note as well. Were the DVDs released in England? If so, they have the same name change or do they use the original name? -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 03:33, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Amazon.co.uk only lists the R1s, so I assume this means there wasn't any official release in England-- which would theoretically remove any question about English-langugage US R1 vs. English-nationality UK R2, at least wrt Geneon licensing. OTOH there could be bootleg R2s out there with English subtitles (shrug), but the ambiguity just bugs me @_@ Wombat1138 (talk) 17:23, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
We don't care about bootlegs anyway. But I tweaked the language so it should now be clearer. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 17:35, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Maia[edit]

I think you had a good point about Zirek and Meris in Maia (novel). I added them, though I'm really not sure it's a good idea to add a subplot. Another method would be just something like "With the two freed prisoners and the assassins who killed Sencho, she flees..."

I enjoy writing these things, but does anyone read them? I wonder. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 06:23, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

The most compelling reason for most people to read plot summaries is probably as a shortcut for schoolwork, but there's always hope of gaining interest from new recreational readers as well. I'm amazed that Maia hasn't been reprinted recently, since it would probably have good crossover appeal for fans of Jacqueline Carey's "Kushiel" series. --Wombat1138 (talk) 02:02, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Pictures in commons[edit]

Hi I noticed you put in some pictures for the article tamatebako. If you set up an account on wiki commons and upload pictures there it makes it easy for all wikis to use the pictures. Here for instance is some origami pictures on commons commons:category:Origami. Any pictures uploaded there must have no copyright problems restricting their use so no company logos or suchlike. The pictures can be used in wikipedia without any special prefix just as though they were uploaded here. Pictures here which have a permissive copyright will normally migrate to commons after a while but it is pretty slow. Dmcq (talk) 09:15, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Burrito[edit]

Great job adding the usage and source. How did you find it? Viriditas (talk) 20:50, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Plugging keywords into Google Books' 19th-century search, basically. --Wombat1138 (talk) 21:07, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Excellent find. When you have a moment, would you take a look at Timeline of the Burrito? I'm trying to merge relevant information into the history of the burrito section you've been working on, and could use some help. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 23:15, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
Looks like I succeeded in missing most of the carnage over there :| I've resumed poking around through Google Books' 19th-century stash, which seems to have some interesting proto-burrito references such as this 1887 ref, which uses the word tamal to describe something that sounds more like a burrito-- "chopped meat, tomatoes, and chile wrapped in a (pre-baked) tortilla" rather than solid tamales that've been wrapped in leaves and steamed-- but that might be sliding into irrelevant territory. --Wombat1138 (talk) 21:08, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Shinji Yamaguchi[edit]

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George Bogle's children[edit]

Hello Wombat1138, this is in relation to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Bogle_%28diplomat%29&diff=prev&oldid=380754450 where you say that Bogle's children married in Scotland. I am now editing s:Narratives of the mission of George Bogle to Tibet.djvu and I cannot find anything about his children, while Markham clearly states that he knows one lineage that survived, that of Mrs Martha Brown, George Bogle's sister. I would like to know more about Bogle's children. Maybe this fits into the wikipedia article as well. Tar-ba-gan (talk) 16:15, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Songs of the Cat[edit]

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