User talk:Zanotam

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Hello, Zanotam, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Cirt (talk) 22:40, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Help Me Question[edit]

Where could I get a list of common tags and their uses? I currently know and use a few, but it's really quite a pain to track down a new one, when I need it. Zanotam - Google me (talk) 14:09, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Try WP:TM. See if that is what you are looking for. GtstrickyTalk or C 14:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi Zanotam,

I see you're trying to add categories to articles. You need to use [[Category:Insert your category here]] rather than {{Cat:Insert your category here}}. Pop the text at the bottom of the articles before any stub tags or interwiki links. Hope that's helpful.  : ) Ka Faraq Gatri (talk) 21:21, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


While somewhat badly done, I'm fine with the vandalism of my user page, so no one needs to change it.

List of flexible fuel vehicles[edit]

Do you think the ref tag you just put is necessary? Many of the models already redirect to a Wiki article, where reader can confirm. Also you can see in the pics 9(at least the Brazilian models, where you can see the Flex badging. In my experience this type of list does not uses refs as text articles.--Mariordo (talk) 04:12, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Only about half of the model names redirect, there were a few statements I thought should have a cited source (not that they were controversial or anything), an article without citations is never a good thing, and I always err on the side of caution whenever I mark a page as patrolled. Zanotam - Google me (talk) 02:55, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Last Decade Dead Century[edit]

Hi there, you recently added a verify tag to the page for the album Last Decade Dead Century by Warrior Soul. Out of curiosity what content on that page do you feel needs a cite? The page is currently basically stub class with just a sentence stating its their debut album and a track listing. Seems pretty non-controversial. P;ease let me know thanks! Jeffreybh (talk) 04:33, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

While not necessary, I always figure that an article should have at least one source, but I do understand that many, especially music related, stubs do not. A completely uncited wikipedia page is always a little bit of a negative I thought, and even not-controversial topics and statement should use citations. Plus, I try my best at looking through new pages, but I'm still new so I always error on the side of caution before marking something as patrolled Zanotam - Google me (talk) 02:52, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Mega Drive to Sega Genesis?[edit]

  1. The Sega Genesis was the most successful brand of the Mega Drive, with sales accounting for over 55% of the consoles sold bearing the name "Sega Genesis".
  2. There are more native English speaking people in North America than everywhere else in the world combined.
  3. Genesis name is used on GameFAQs, GameSpot, GameRankings and other CNET websites, as well as MobyGames, Ebay, and These are sites a user new to the subject would go to, and are considered valid resources for Wikipedia articles within context.
  4. To date, no equal importance third-party websites shown using the Mega Drive name as a primary have been presented in this discussion.
  5. Sega continues to use Genesis branding for North America releases. See Sega Genesis Collection.
  6. Per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English), most English references used in the article use the name "Sega Genesis" or simply "Genesis".
  7. People new to the subject are more common for English speakers to encounter it as "Sega Genesis" due to the primary hubs used for information on video games for said group.
  8. Genesis name is much more common to produce results in search engines over Mega Drive, and Sega Genesis turns up more google search results than Sega Mega Drive.
  9. Sega Genesis was the brand that was first presented to English speaking consumers,
  10. Original name doesn't matter - only common name.

Ten reasons. Wow that's a lot.--SexyKick 14:40, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

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Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.θɒn/ (talk) 17:50, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

I do agree with this change, however I am not ready to open this discussion myself.
There are three reasons why the Sega Genesis article is name the Mega Drive article.
  1. The product was intended to be called Mega Drive in America, but a trademark dispute prevented it.
  2. The product is originally named Mega Drive in Japan.
  3. Apart from North America, the rest of the world knows the product as Mega Drive.
Based on reasons, it's 10 to 3. Both sides have very strong reasons. If you seriously intend on changing the name of the article, then we'll move the talk to the articles talk page. If not, and you're just wondering about the information, then right here is just fine.
This also effects other articles, Variations of the Sega Mega Drive, List of Mega Drive games, Mega-CD, and List of Japanese Mega Drive games.--SexyKick 21:14, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
This is up for review on the Mega Drive talk page now.--SexyKick 13:46, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Zanotam,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:30, 13 November 2016 (UTC)