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Welcome, ZayZayEM! Are you the long-expected immunology expert for Wikipedia we've long been expecting? Wikipedia has a lot of basic articles on the immune system, but most of them follow outdated paradigms, are sloppy compositions and lack good descriptions in terms that are accessible to the layman. Your work on toll-like receptor is appreciated. Please drop a line on my talk page soon. JFW | T@lk 03:36, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Welcome from across the Ditch! Here's a link to a link to a link to a little thing I have just cooked up with you in mind: - Robin Patterson 15:32, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Relating to Best Page in Universe[edit]

Listen, if you feel it is not NPOV, why not make it NPOV? WhisperToMe 15:10, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Good to see you on board - especially seeing that you know about scientific stuff (I'm not that great on this sort of stuff...). I'm glad to have you on board! Keep hanging around the Aussie bulletin board and I'm sure we'll find something for you :P - Ta bu shi da yu 04:36, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Cats as carnivores[edit]

Yes cats are true carnivores. They are carnivores by almost all definitions. My father told me that cats are one of the few animals that are truly carnivorous. Heegoop, Oct 1, 2004 (UTC)


you may want to use the potuspov tag, up to you. Wolfman 05:41, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Point-of-View Notice: The 2004 U.S. presidential campaign is underway. The race will likely be heated and partisan; the related Wikipedia articles may be the focus of contention and debate—possibly diminishing their neutrality.

Australian fauna[edit]

Thanks for deciding to take on Australian fauna - it's a mess I thought we'd eventually have to fix as an ACOTW. IMO, the problem with it is that it's all lists, when each section should be prose. There's room for quite a good article there, I think. Ambi 07:44, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I see what you mean - that's pretty terrible. What would you think about nominating this for COTW? I think it's something a lot of us could work on, and we might be able to get it done a bit quicker. Ambi 07:58, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Victor Chang[edit]

It's no longer criteria for "Did you know" and has been archived in Wikipedia:Recent_additions. Thanks for letting me know though! I'm glad to see Wikipedia has diligent people. - Ta bu shi da yu 08:50, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Plague in NYC[edit]

Hi, there is a html version which includes more info than the PDF version which I found on Yahoo search.... Petersam 15:02, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Thanks mate, I appreciate the vote of confidence! - Ta bu shi da yu 09:51, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)


I think you misunderstood what I was going for. I just wanted to change the definition from "Alien (life)form" to match more closely to the morph article on wiktionary. Something like "Alien shape-changer". Oberiko 12:37, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Then apparantly there's a problem with the wiktionary entry on this word [1]. Which is what I was going by (and makes sense given the creatures ability to rapidly shift from one form to another and to somewhat mimic the shape of it's host. Oberiko 13:26, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I put up a response on Talk:Haole Zora 07:05, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)


ZayZayEm, I know both you and Ambi mean well, and are both fully committed to Wikipedia. You are both valued contributors, who are quite mature in your dealings with the 'pedia. Perhaps we could cease reverting temporarily at WP:ACOTW until we can work out what needs to be done here? I've left a message on both your talk pages. "We shall know peace in our time!" - Ta bu shi da yu 15:23, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

ACOTW history[edit]

Yes I did copy the text into Word and do a wordcount; and the number of characters = the number of bytes. I counted spaces. I believe unicode characters are more than one byte (?), so they will throw off the count, but I doubt there are many, if any, in the ACOTWs. T.P.K. 08:06, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Hi! There was already an article about Titus Pomponius Atticus not Pomoponius. I pasted your more complete stub there. Cheers, [[User:Muriel Gottrop|muriel@pt]] 10:45, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Australia Naming Conventions[edit]

Ah yes. Vote changed to 3b. Alphax (talk) 05:48, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)

U.S. embargo against Cuba[edit]

You voted for U.S. embargo against Cuba, this week's Collaboration of the week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article.

RFDSA TeleHealth[edit]

Yes, I just deleted the question marks because it's the wiki way, and it's probably right.

I've now done an Australian Google search (approx. 19 200 hits):

  • TeleHealth is a title used by goverment and NGOs; and,
  • telehealth is a general term that seems to mean what we expected.

For example, see TeleHealth Victoria and Qld Gov.


I see you have started a template for The Modern World Encyclopædia: Illustrated published in 1935. My understanding is that in the UK copyright lasts for 70 years after the author's death. Why are you sure that it is sufficiently out of copyright? jguk 20:33, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The 70 years after an author's death rule applies throughout the European Union. Where the author cannot (after reasonable efforts) be identified, the date is 70 years after the end of the calendar year in which the book is first written. Of course, quoting small amounts from a book is allowed, just not huge chunks. Maybe change your template so it is technically correct and review the articles that apply your template to make sure large chunks have not be copied. jguk 10:09, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)


No. You created an option that nobody held, and ignored (I wonder deliberately) the very thing that everyone else was asking for. So far, that's proven right - which is why 3/4 of the people who have voted so far have voted for that option.

However, I'll grant you that it should be a seperate option - but I'm also putting it back at the top - where it was, and where it belongs, rather than trying to confuse people. Ambi 05:06, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

To-do lists[edit]

I posted about this on the notice board, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention here too. A couple of weeks ago, I had a shot at reorganising the to-do list along the lines of the UK one, and dug up a fair bit of stuff that needed articles. It's at User:Ambi/Drafts/New complete oz to-do if you're interested - would you mind if one of us incorporated this stuff into your new one? Ambi 08:42, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

What I was thinking of doing for that was having our own version of Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Wikipedia:Requests for expansion for stubs and articles needing work. There's so much material that if we tried to put the stubs and the redlinks on one page it'd end up being about 150kb long!
That's also the same reason why I tend to like using subpages in places. What would you do with lists like the Politicians one, where Adam Carr has given us a list of everyone ever to sit in the House of Representatives and Senate? It's quite a useful list, but it's really too long to be on the page itself. It also allows us to keep everything that needs doing in one place, and avoids having a bunch of redlinks, and then a bunch of lists which may or may not have work that needs doing. What do you want to do with the Footballers page?
Also, mine is by no means finished - I only really got through the media, sports teams, and part of the geography, so add whatever you want. Those extra categories are a good idea, too - I can already think of a bunch of articles we don't have that'd fit there. Ambi 09:18, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I think that's a pretty good idea (re requests for images, cleanup, expansion, etc.) Would you mind if we did set up another page to link all those from, though? That way, this could be left just for redlinks. Ambi 09:42, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
But would those links be wikied or nowikied? If the former, the page is going to get very, very, long. If they're not, that's not a bad idea though. Ambi 10:04, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant the template link for the image request page (and the other couple that were there).
Oh, sorry I got you and Xtra confused. Ambi <-- stupid! 02:34, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Your vote for African art has helped bring about the article's selection as this week's Collaboration of the week. Please join in trying to make the article a feature.

Unicode IPA characters[edit]

For the characters to display properly, you have to be using a font like Arial Unicode MS (if it came with your Windows) or Gentium, or, if you don't mind its ugliness, Code2000; Lucida Sans Unicode also comes with some versions of Windows. I think you might have to change either your Wikipedia style sheet (under Preferences) or your browser's font options. - Mustafaa 13:08, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

In addition to Mustafaa's reply: I switched to Mozilla Firefox recently, and one of its many advantages is full Unicode/IPA support. This might be a good reason to consider changing. Or not. mark 16:14, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

disambiguation policy needs clarification[edit]

for some reason the vote on disambiguation has ended up in the archive: Wikipedia:Australian wikipedians' notice board/Archive 6#Again_on_Disambiguation, but i don't feel that we have come to an "official" recognition of the policy either way, and so it shouldn't have been buried in the archives so soon.

in any case we should formally decide the policy and put it in a subpage or link from the general wikipedia:naming conventions (places). i feel that's it's dumb to reflexively disambiguate especially for places like Wagga Wagga and Wollongong (which really annoys me because it's a really big city), so perhaps we could amend the wording to require the (town), (state) format except in cases where it's highly unlikely that there will ever be another city/town with the same name and maybe make the threshold for not disambiguating a major city something like 100,000 rather than limiting it to capitals. perhaps that will keep the over-disambiguationists happy. clarkk 09:15, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

I know you[edit]

From Sparknotes, right? --[[User:Brian0918|brian0918 talk]] 19:39, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Red Dwarf characters[edit]

What exactly was the reason for shifting all pages on Red dwarf Characters to a centralised page, and deleting there individual pages.

I could understand the creation of a summary page, with individual expanded pages left intact. But the current manouvere appears pretty pointless. It has created a really long page (WARNING: This page is 49 kilobytes long. Please consider condensing the page and moving the detail to another article so it is not approaching or in excess of 32KB.) and REDIRECTS do not work to sub-headings. It has also lost all information from the individual talk pages. And its kind of amde this category redindant. And finally, quite a few, double redirects have been made

I'm not trying to be rude. Just direct.

I propose that the main pages be restored to their former glory, and the "Characters" page be reduced into summaries.--ZayZayEM 09:36, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I'm aware of the double redirects and I'm working through fixing them.
The reason for consolidating all characters on one page is to provide a single compendious reference to Red Dwarf characters. The talk pages haven't been lost, by the way (the whole main and talk page histories have been maintained). On the subheadings not working, this is true but I have a workaround which I will implement today.
Now it's possible that I've made a mistake and we would be better off sticking individual articles, but looking at the results I don't think so. It's true that the page is large, but not excessively so and I think with good editing we can trim it to under 40kb. When you click on an individual character link the navigation works within the page and even on broadband the effect is much better than having to load from the website every time. Because of MediaWiki's section editing feature, you can still work on an individual character without having to have the whole page in your edit buffer. I'd ask you to try sticking with it for a week or so and see if you have any complaints at the end. It would be easy to revert to the individual character pages at the end. --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 09:56, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I've now put a small navigation panel at the top of the page so anybody who gets one of the redirects will be able to click on the relevant name, but this should really only ever happen if they come to Wikipedia from an outside site. It could certainly be made a lot prettier with use of tables and colour, and I'll work on that. I've hunted down and fixed all the links I could find so things should have settled down now. It isn't too late to switch back if this turns out to be a mistake, but I'd like you to give it a try for now--I won't oppose you if you feel strongly that the other way is best, in fact I'll help to restore the old links. I also did a merge and redirect on The Rimmer Munchkin Song and The Rimmer Experience because the two items really do belong together. --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 11:57, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
The header you implemented isn't that much better than the natural TOC. I think at the evry least, Lister, Kryten, Rimmer, Kochanski, the Cat and Holly (major charactars) would be best left with own articles + summaries on the character page.--ZayZayEM 13:22, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
The header is intended to fit on the user's first page, which the normal TOC certainly doesn't do on at least one of my browsers. The idea of turning at least the Rimmer, Lister and perhaps Kryten sections into smaller summaries and keeping much longer stuff in the character entries, replacing the redirects, is something that my scheme can easily accommodate--if you don't go ahead I may do that myself this evening. Kochanski and Cat I'm not so sure about. There isn't that much to write about Kochanski once you've got over the multiple portrayals. The Cat already seems to have a whole pseudo-anthropological article written about him (Felis sapiens). But that's just my opinion. Holly? Well that's a possible too. Depends how much work you want to do. --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 13:52, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

New fish categories[edit]

Hi, just noticed you've been creating fish-by-nationality categories. While this probably makes sense for Australia, it probably isn't much use for other nationalities where fish don't adhere to national boundaries. A German trout isn't that different from a French or a Swiss one. Could I suggest that you abandon the Category: Fish by nationality and create a more general category such as Fish by region or even Fish by continent? --Tony Sidaway|Talk 11:57, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • doing (Fish by region), as you might have noticed looking at those categories, something is not right with my editing at the moment. My computer and wiki doesn't seem to be exactly compatible at the moment.--ZayZayEM 14:34, 8 Jan

Trung Dung[edit]

-Concerning putting Trung Dung on deletion, I wished you would have evaluate your decision, how did you come to the conclusion that he is a Non-notable?

He is Notable because his personal and professional story has been profiled in many leading publications including Forbes, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in Dan Rather's book "The American Dream".

-*Software Billionaire, Immigrant Lives American Dream by Miami Herald

-Would you re-evaluate your decision for Trung Dung --Bnguyen 21:35, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Immune system[edit]

Immune system needs help, see talk:Immune system JFW | T@lk 22:12, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Re: 02-14-05 edit/with question on Plague. The Athens epidemic is one of a number of localized incidents of plague - usually notable historically for the death of Pericles. However, the recent literature (see references) use these local epidemics to support a theory about contagion, i.e. that pandemics are caused by the spread of plague bacillus to human hosted fleas and to the development of pneumonic plague while local epidemics are due to the infestation of rats on ships/docks and imported textile goods. As we expand the article, we can talk about these different disease patterns in reference to the various epidemics/pandemics. Of course it might make the article long and we could break it off into the "history of plague" instead. Please see the plague discussion page. -W. (currently anon.)

Sydney Hilton bombing[edit]


I note that you made a contribution to this page some time ago. There is a rather nasty revert war going on at the moment with user:ambi. She makes no changes, never edits the talk page, but continuously reverts the page. This is of particular concern because she appears to have gotten herslef onto the Arbitration commitee, so this is more important than just the Hilton Bombing page.

Could you please review the page. Please make some (possibly small) contribution to it to indicate your general support.

(But please check the history and be careful to review/contribute to the full page, not a reverted one. The full page is quite long and includes an "Evidence of Misconduct" section.)


Aberglas 05:09, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC) aberglas


Hi, ZayZayEM, thanks very much for your support for Colley Cibber on WP:FAC. It was great to see people come out and vote for the old fraud, it really made my day (week). Bishonen | Talk 17:51, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Bernhard Baron[edit]

Clarification needed in the article you created. Please answer the question at Talk:Bernhard Baron. Mikkalai 04:12, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)


You expressed opposition to my suggestion to merge these terms with Population ecology and community ecology respectively. Could you explain your opposition? Thanks. Guettarda 23:50, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Maybe Katie[edit]

Salve, ZayZayEM!
You were kind enough to support my Julia Stiles article when I nominated it for featured status. Another article on an actress, my Katie Holmes, is now also a FAC here and I wonder if you would offer your comments. PedanticallySpeaking 15:26, Apr 18, 2005 (UTC)

Request to merge folk/fake etymology[edit]

I have removed your request to merge folk and fake etymology. In retrospect I think I shouldn't have done so-- it was heavy handed and I suspect NOT the way one is supposed to handle requests for merging that one disagrees with. Sorry! In any case, I still think the articles should be separate-- take a look at the final comment by mendel on Talk:Folk_etymology. If you disagree, put the request back on and I'll leave it alone. Mwanner 00:01, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)

Category:Queensland mining towns[edit]

I think the creation of this category was a great idea - but I'm cfr'ing it because I think for consistency with the vast majority of "Towns in ..." categories (see Category:Towns by country it ought to be "Mining towns in Queensland". Unfortunately the cfr notice looks rather fearsome and therefore I feel bad about putting it on categories that are clearly good ideas. So regardless of the fact that I am cfr'ing it, kudos for starting it! --VivaEmilyDavies 00:51, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)-

New creationist user injecting nonsense[edit]

IIRC, you were a regular on the Evolution board on Sparknotes. A new user has started injecting creationist nonsense alongside widely-held content, in articles such as Grand Canyon, Dinosaur, and Giant (mythology). Would you be willing to keep a watch on him? User:Temtem (contrib). Thanks. --brian0918™ 14:15, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Look "ZayZayEM", removing a merge tag from articles when a) the tag is incorrectly used, and b) you have not given ANY reason to merge, is not vandalism. Since you are requesting the merge, it is up to you to explain why on the articles' talk pages. And you are not using the tag correctly, as I doubt you want to merge XIII (comic) with XIII, but you want to merge it with XIII (game) instead..Jordi· 01:06, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I came here to say the same, however, I feel theres no reason to merge the comic with the game either. K1Bond007 01:10, May 1, 2005 (UTC)

Ouch. Be sure to also check out this page Wikipedia:Civility. I'll go ahead and reply to that one-sided "discussion" though. Thanks for the heads up. K1Bond007 01:22, May 1, 2005 (UTC)

I was quite couteous in my expressions of disappointment. Being courteous does not mean sitting back and taking whatever it is thrown at you.--ZayZayEM 01:29, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Again, removing a notice is not "vandalism". Jordi· 01:34, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

uwe kils[edit]

hallo Zay! can you vote on we would like to have that for our Virtual University project - good luck - keep up with your fine work Uwe Kils 23:32, May 29, 2005 (UTC)

Antarctic krill[edit]

hallo ZayZayEM! can you please take a look at maybe help with some editing / formatting / vote - best greetings Uwe Kils 20:53, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)



you recently voted to delete John 20:16

Uncle G has made a wider proposal covering a much larger group of verses.

would you be prepared to make a similar vote at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Individual Bible verses, which covers the full list of verses in Uncle G's suggestion?

~~~~ 9 July 2005 16:44 (UTC)

Tom Brinkman[edit]

You were kind enough to support my nomination of Julia Stiles as a featured article and I wonder if you would look at my newest FAC, Tom Brinkman. The voting page is at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tom Brinkman/archive1. PedanticallySpeaking 15:01, July 29, 2005 (UTC)

Australian rules[edit]

Gday mate, dont know if you still use this site, but was wondering if you could provide pages for the WikiProject AFL? Rogerthat 05:24, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Saints Wikiproject[edit]

I noted that you have been contributing to articles about saints. I invite you to join the WikiProject Saints. You can sign up on the page and add the following userbox to your user page.

Gloriole.svg This user is a member of the Saints WikiProject.

I also invite you to join the discussion on prayers and infoboxes here: Prayers_are_NPOV.

Thanks! --evrik 18:08, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Threat to Australian Flora and Fauna from WTO regulations[edit]

Why don't you re-write it?

I've got better things to do than muck around looking supporting references.

Do you even live in Australia?

I do, and it's well known amongst the Australian scientific community that Australia's quarantine regulations are being watered down thanks to the WTO's inadequate quarantine regulations and perverse powers.

Australia should of course leave the WTO but I know that's not going to happen...

Codman 12:45, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for adding Wikilinks to the article Central African Empire. Just FYI, individual years (e.g. 1977) do not need to be linked. Some editors prefer to link them anyway, but the Wikipedia Manual of Style makes it clear that this is unnecessary. I hope you register an account and continue to contribute to this project :) -- Ynhockey (Talk) 12:49, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Years do not necessarily need to be linked. I like to link them; and in a lot of situations, they allow a point of referencce for certain events.--ZayZayEM 14:25, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


See my reply here. —Khoikhoi 06:14, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Pygmies / Dwarfs[edit]

Sorry, declining to comment. Not certain if the PROD was mine (there was a 2 or 3 day period when someone else was spoofing my ID). In any case, as I understand it, PRODs die after a given time. If that article wasn't deleted, presumably the cabal want it there. -- Simon Cursitor

Scientific versus common names[edit]

Hi ZayZayEM. I feel strongly that species should go under their scientific name (yes, I know they change sometimes!). However, if someone else has created a page using the common name, and there is no conflicting common name in English (it doesn't go by more than one name), I leave it there. If it has more than one common name as many do, I think they should go under the scientific name. And if someone creates a page titled with the scientific name, it should be left that way (regardless of the number of common names). I hope you agree. (To see an example of the problems that common names can get one into, look at the Talk:Macroglossum stellatarum page!). Anyway, I hope you agree. Satyrium 22:01, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Science Collaboration of the month[edit]

Nuvola apps edu science.png You voted for and this article is now the current Science Collaboration of the Month!
Please help to improve it to match the quality of an ideal Wikipedia science article.

NCurse work 06:37, 1 October 2006 (UTC)


Please don't take offence, but I'd like to revert the changes you made to Bridgewater. Yes, Bridgewater Canal and Bridgewater Monument etc, are places, but they aren't places called "Bridgewater". Articles where "Bridgewater" is only part of the name belong in a "See also" section - see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages)#The "See also" section. CarolGray 10:13, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Palm Island, Queensland ACOTF[edit]

Hi ZayZay, I notice you have made significant contributions to the Palm Island article, I just wanted to let you know that it has now become the Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight and so will (hopefully) be receiving a lot of attention over the next two weeks from editors, I have created a to do list for the project to get things started, it would be great to hear any thoughts you have about how we can improve the article :) Thanks, WikiTownsvillian 08:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Use of <gallery> tags is discouraged - but I was part way through this when I was interrupted.... Is this what you meant in your edit summary?Garrie 02:16, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for all your great contributions to the Palm Island article over the past couple of weeks during its term as the Collaboration, I think it’s amazing how much it has been improved to this point. It was probably at Stub level when we got into it, now I think it would be competitive for Good or A Class article and perhaps over the next few months it will get up to the standard of Feature.
There’s only one day left of it being the Collaboration so if we have any last ideas as to how it can be improved lets be bold and get into it now. But most of all I just wanted to thank you for all your work and help before it was finished. Thanks, WikiTownsvillian 08:32, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Regarding "Ethnic Comedy" definition.[edit]

Doesn't this make Chappelle's Show an "ethnic comedy" as well?--Steven X 06:25, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Yeah. I don't know every Ethnic Comedy. Add it--ZayZayEM 11:50, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

PAMPs on TLR, PRR and PAMP pages[edit]

Hi ZayZayEM, Hope you don't mind me leaving this message. I noticed that you are also concerned about the exclusion of the term PAMPs from the Toll-like receptor page (that is also being removed from the pattern recognition receptor page and criticized on the pathogen-associated molecular pattern page by the same editor), and wanted to ask for your comments. I've started a discussion section on the pattern recognition receptor talk page with some references for Utriv's point of view, so you can get info for both sides. Please add your comments! Be nice to avoid another edit war with this editor. Thanks, Ciar 03:57, 26 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi ZayZayEM. You added an "article unreferenced" tag to the article Yamatohime-no-mikoto earlier this evening. Obviously I've gotten a little lazy and should have kept it up to date from the start (its only a new article, this whole section in early Japanese myths is either woefully brief or simply doesn't exist), but I've added reference sources to it now. If you're happy with it you can either remove the tag or let me know otherwise. Thanks. Ka-ru 12:25, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi try to be more objective when you change things on storys like Lindsay Hawker you have done some changes i saw. Just telling you. And the comment from the faimly is true if you looked in the external.,. and their is nothing saying that we cant bring in comment from other people. Their is numours cases of that on wiki.--Matrix17 09:49, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

"Serves the bitch right for going to gooksville" isnt even close to the case that i wrote. so dont compare those two.Thats just wrong--Matrix17 10:50, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Strangnet has done proper wiki of the article now anyway and restored soem of the external links you removed so its no worries.--Matrix17 10:53, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Drop Bear[edit]

Hi ZayZayEM, I've watched with some humour the Drop Bear article recently. I think policy should be conformed to despite the obvious widespread temptation to vandalise it as part of the joke the article describes. One thing I thought was a shame was your removal of the image (unless the image itself is a breach of policy, in which case that should be dealt with at the image's page), while I don't think it should be tagged as a real Drop Bear ready to strike unaware yanks, I do think it should remain with the tag of 'an artist’s impression of a Drop Bear'. This image in my opinion adds to the article (which, it must be kept in mind, is about a humorous subject matter). Your thoughts? WikiTownsvillian 12:14, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification on the image, particularly the advertising which I didn't notice. I agree that the article should not be a joke, which is what I was trying to say above. WikiTownsvillian 13:17, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Happy Pesach[edit]

ZayZayEM - I have a Passover present for you. You'll like it. A science book. Send me your snail mail address, so I can send it on. My email is my wikiID at Yahoo dot com. Shalom. --Metzenberg 15:44, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Suit yourself. I can get copies of my brother's book for free. Working with DNA, by Stan Metzenberg.

Reason for content deletion?[edit]

Hey ZayZayEM, I noticed you deleted some additions I made the Allergy page a few days ago. The information I included is intended to be an accesible and helpful treatment in addition to the ones already included. I've noticed that the direction of the article is under discussion; however, I am hoping you might be able to provide an explanation for the deletion. Thanks and hope you had/have a good Passover/Easter. --TinyE 08:08, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi ZayZayEM, Thanks for your welcome greeting as well as the solid explanation for deletion of my contribution to the Allergy page. I appreciate the guidance from an experienced Wikipedian and hope to make valuable contributions as I get more "wikipediafied". --TinyE 04:37, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Drunk koalas?[edit]

It's funny someone should bring up drunk koalas: I used to live in Port Macquarie and whenever koalas used to eat from a particular tree nearby, they used to appear to get "drunk" and fall out of the tree. It was very odd. It would help though if the author of that addition had a reference though. Mattabat 08:43, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Bushranger is now ACOTF[edit]

Hi. I hope you make it back to "Active" :-) You voted for Bushranger, which has been selected as the new ACOTF. Please help to improve it if you can. Thanks. --Scott Davis Talk 14:57, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your help on the Haslingden article[edit]

I just wanted to express my thanks on your role in helping save the Bruce Haslingden article from deletion. I really appreciate it. Chris 19:57, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Horror films[edit]

The category was merged upwards because most of the horror films have been removed from the main category which would normally be on the main page. As this is the case, the way it has been split should be displayed on the main page not in a sub section. ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 10:10, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Ourang Medan (Phantom Vehicle?)[edit]

Hi ZayZayEm! I've noticed that you've removed the Ourang Medan article from the Phantom Vehicles category. Your comment says that the article doesn't talk about it as a phantom vehicle. I'm not sure whether I really understand what you were trying to say. When I rewrote that article, I intentionally left it under Phantom Vehicles for two reasons: the ship's doubtful existence, and widespread speculation that the crew's death was caused by paranormal forces (both of which are mentioned repeatedly in the article). Also, the page on phantom vehicles lists ghost ships as possible examples. Maide 03:47, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I've pushed it into the Category:Ghost ships. The article itself does not mention phantom vehicle phenomenom except as a "see also", along with the Flying Dutchman. The link between this article and these topics needs to be more strongly established in the article ship. From what I can tell it is just a shipwreck about a ship that people question even existed. There is some mention of pranormal activities alleged to be associated with it, but its not very cohesive. --ZayZayEM 05:38, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Searching for Noah's Ark[edit]

I don't understand why you want a citation for the statement that peole search for NA around Mt Arararat - surely it's common knowledge? PiCo 10:40, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

documentary category name dispute[edit]

Since you created category:television documentaries, you might be interested in the dispute over its name. See category talk:television documentaries. Thanks. -Eep² 04:00, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Call for help[edit]

Call for help has been nominated for deletion. Saw your recent comment on the talk page thought I would let you know as there doesn't seem to be any real recent key contributors to the article. IvoShandor 17:26, 22 April 2007 (UTC)


Builder-award.png The Builder Award
Its for you because im sure the world would be in chaos without you Can't we hate our allies and love our enemies 20:49, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I reported User:Mr strike my leg stop i dont like fly for his recent edits like the one above. Please follow this link to add your thoughts on this incident. [2] --Knowpedia 04:06, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


I love your disclaimer on your user page!! (..but not on my talk pages...) Oh, how I can relate! Cheers. Smile.gif - Jeeny Talk 03:49, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Category:Mythological ships[edit]

Hi! You had responded to a proposal to delete this category was made on Category talk:Mythological ships. I've transferred the discussion to the correct forum for discussing proposed category deletions, WP:CSD, where this discussion is beginning over again. Here's the standard notice with a link to reach this discussion. Please join it and give your views. Best, --Shirahadasha 19:18, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

OutWar not MMORPG?[edit]

I notice you edited the OutWar page to remove "RPG". OutWar has something called Diamond City, which makes it as much a role-playing game as most of the MMORPGs out there. Read the OutWar page for more information on what Diamond City is please. This information's been added today, so you probably didn't know beforehand :-) SmUX 20:38, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

I deleted OutWar due to being not Massive. 300,000 individuals spread over four servers doesn't sound compar¥able to other MMOs as I see. Just because OutWar calls itself and MMORPG doesn't mean it is. I hate OutWar and everything it stands for, so maybe I have bias.--ZayZayEM 02:26, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Diaspora (computer game)[edit]

Hi, you tagged Diaspora (computer game) for cleanup but you failed to provide any reasons. I was wondering what they were. Mikesc86 00:59, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Legends of Future Past[edit]

I removed your verify tag from the Legends of Future Past article because the specific items you requested verification of are contained in a 1992 review by Computer Gaming World, cited within the article. 10:26, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Biomedical professionals[edit]

Hello! Thanks for your oppinion, I agree and will change the title to Biomedical Scientist. But just a question, do you consider a biomedical analyst to be the same as a biomedical scientist? By definition, the two are in fact not the same. Moreover, I think we should put an effort into correcting a great deal of medical articles, where the physicians have been unfortunately portraited as the only ones with knowledge in the area. Greetings, The Medician

Deputy General of a Union[edit]

I am not anti-union, but being a deputy general of a union is notable, but being an elected official is possibly not?XinJeisan 04:29, 18 July 2007 (UTC)



Your recent change to Bone (disambiguation) messed up a wikilink - you went from [[Osseous tissue]] to [[Bone tissue]], when the second is a redirect. I've corrected it, but please keep links direct if possible. WLU 09:39, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

  • keeping it as bone tissue, keeps link to topic clearer.--ZayZayEM 12:44, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Just butting in here with an opinion: there's absolutely no reason to keep links direct; redirects are useful; feel free to use them. Dicklyon 06:43, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Date linking[edit]

Regarding your edit to Lindsay Hawker that removed the date linking: The point in linking dates is so that a user's preferences for date formatting are used. For example in the US a date is show as "March 29, 2007" while in Europe it is shown as "29 March 2007". The date linking accomplishes this. Please read Manual of style for dates and numbers. Thanks, Rich257 07:57, 9 August 2007 (UTC)


Regarding your edit to Long-footed Potoroo - yes, they are potoroos, which are in turn members of the rat-kangaroo family. Seeing as "potoroo" redirects to Potorous it is better to have this as rat-kangaroo. Frickeg 10:19, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

thanks for the Shuriken, ouch![edit]

I mean barnstar, of course.... The work I've done on the nova page is a start, I'm gonna post a proposed lead over on the talk page in hopes that you and others have time craft it into something good.Statisticalregression 04:20, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

A Wikipedia challenge for you[edit]

Go apply your standards regarding quotes and sources in the PZ Myers article to the Ann Coulter article. Go try to remove all the self-published and original research material and see if it stays removed under the same standards. We'll see if what I know will happen happens. Jinxmchue 03:01, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Not my standards.--ZayZayEM 05:42, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


Yes, the current kitten photo is perfectly adequate, although of course, not nearly as cute as Loki. Tim Vickers 13:53, 28 August 2007 (UTC)


Aye, sorry. I will admit I was kind of shocked when I saw it, but it still seemed like something to watch - maybe not to add to the article yet, but to be aware of and watch for editing related to it. Adam Cuerden 18:53, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Redirects out of mockery names[edit]

Your opinion will be greatly appreciated please comment. [3]--יודל 12:30, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Intelligent design[edit]

Information.svg Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Talk:Intelligent design. Such edits are disruptive and appear to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Expelled is a movie supportive of intelligent design, and thus a legitimate topic for discussion on that talkpage. Hrafn42 06:37, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Please read WP:NOT#FORUM - Off topic discussions are allowed to be deleted. This banter was not relevant to improving the article, or even suggesting content inclusion. It was an excuse to beat up creationists. Admirable, but not the right place

Charles Muses and pseudoscience[edit]

Hi - with good reason you've earlier removed the category "Pseudoscientist" from the article on Charles Muses: The category was in place without explanation why. I've filled-in a paragraph that says exactly why, and the contents of this paragraph are supported by the sourced quotations of Muses. I do remember that he has explicitly stated somewhere that reliance on the scientific method alone is narrow minded and insufficient, which makes him a pseudoscientist by his own choice. I'll try to see that we can get that statment sourced, too. But still, even with the quotes currently in the article, I believe he has identified himself as pseudoscientist.

Nevertheless, you have pointed to an important issue in Wikipedia (and in the general public): To put statements into context, in particular if they may be perceived derogatory, inferior, or polarizing. Reading Muses' article now, in the context of reliance on subjective experience, it is clear (and sourced) why Muses can be considered a "pseudoscientist" - and why certain readers may even be just fine with that.

You've also removed the category "Pseudoscientist" from Tom Bearden's site; in his case, it is lack of progress and verifiability of truly groundbreaking concepts, over a long period of time, paired with contrary as-if-successful reporting available e.g. on Mr. Bearden's web site, which places him into the realm of pseudoscience. Nevertheless, your removal of the category has my support, since it is not supported by the article text, and such categorizations must be sourced. I'm not an expert on Bearden (and don't want to become one), but I do hope someone is there to fix this on Mr. Bearden's site. Maybe you should drop a few words on Mr. Bearden's talk page, since I'm afraid that otherwise someone will plainly add the category back later.

Thanks, Jens Koeplinger 02:49, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


Sorry if I was being too snappy. Patrolling J-myth pages means having to deal with too-smart-for-their-own-good anime kiddy IPs and Japan bashers 90% of the time, and it's a bit hard to upkeep the assume good faith rule sometimes. TomorrowTime 14:34, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Your warning[edit]

Show me where I've vandalized, edited disruptively, and/or committed "anonymous sockpuppetry" and you might actually have a case against me. Otherwise, you're just being a jerk. 17:08, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Weak. My two "disruptive" edits were the exact same edits that others did with the exact same reasoning. Did you also warn Odd Nature or Felonious Monk? Nope. Doesn't appear so. And it's perfectly obvious that that article actually is owned by some editors even if they don't say so. I said it for them.

How are my comments "trolling" when they're the same arguments others have made without consequence or accusation?

I'm not hiding anything. It's perfectly obvious who I am. If I were to try to hide, you wouldn't have a clue it was me. I'm much smarter and more capable than you think. And I've decided to side with those people for a very good reason. 04:24, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

  • It's trolling. You are now being ignored.--ZayZayEM 05:50, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
  • So you have no real proof to back up your accusations. I see. Typical. 21:00, 24 October 2007 (UTC)