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October 2004


Hello and welcome to Wikipedia! Hope you like it here, and stick around.

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Meelar (talk)

P.S. One last helpful hint. To sign your posts like I did above (on talk pages, for example) use the '~' symbol. To insert just your name, type ~~~ (3 tildes), or, to insert your name and timestamp, use ~~~~ (4 tildes).

Grammy pages

I'm embarrassed by how many broken links there were on those pages - thanks for the fixes :) -- sannse (talk) 14:31, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)

November 2004

disambiguating "Ottoman"

That's an arduous task :) But let me make a small suggestion: when you see the phrase "Ottoman Turks" or "Turkish empire", when you disambiguate the Ottoman part, do expand the link to include the other word, too. TIA. --Joy [shallot] 10:52, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)


...for the msg. will do! Katefan0 08:42, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)

Great White Hype question

First, it's always nice to hear from a fellow LA native. Second, the redirect in question was an old B-Movie Bandit nanostub that was one of a whole mess that came in that day. I was redirecting many of them on the advice of an administrator because the stubs were just useless by themselves. Hope this clears things up. Thanks for filling me in. - Lucky 6.9 18:23, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for the help with the pet skunk page.Nathanlarson32767 05:19, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)


There was a vandalism rampage yesterday; a hundred or so pages moved to random names such as Afddfassfsjk. The redirect arises out of the pages being moved back [1] ... some of the redirects so caused didn't get deleted. On you go. --Tagishsimon (talk)

I think most were deleted. If you come across any that weren't then yes, they should be. --Tagishsimon (talk)

December 2004

Thank you

Thanks for the image resize on Homer Hickam. I just figured out how to set the image size and was going back to the page to shrink it, but you beat me to it. :) Thanks Hoekenheef 00:47, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Actually, now that you've expanded it, it's probably worth keeping over here. —tregoweth 06:25, Dec 3, 2004 (UTC)

Sorry about that. One shouldn't edit when one is sleepy. :) —tregoweth 18:31, Dec 3, 2004 (UTC)

Democrats and Republicans

Thanks for the notice. I basically just created some links on a stub page. I will try to check my links more carefully in the future. -- Chris 73 Talk 02:23, Dec 6, 2004 (UTC)

The Humungous Image Tagging Project

Hi. You've helped with User:Sietse Snel/Fix common mistakes project, so I thought it worth alerting you to the latest and greatest of Wikipedia fixing project, User:Yann/Untagged Images, which is seeking to put copyright tags on all of the untagged images. There are probably, oh, thirty thousand or so to do (he said, reaching into the air for a large figure). But hey: they're images ... you'll get to see lots of random pretty pictures. That must be better than looking for at at and the the, non? You know you'll love it. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Article Licensing

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)

Albanian stamp images

That's cause I don't really know what they are. Initially I thought they'd be public domain, but then I thought they maybe they're not. Most of them are from the communist era, and I have no idea what copyrights were like then. Dori | Talk 13:58, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)


All I can remember was that the images were made available for non-commmercial and educational use by the South African who took the pics. jimfbleak 07:23, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Seems appropriate to me jimfbleak 07:33, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Regarding the picture of Mauritshuis, this: Image:Mauritshuis, Den Haag, juni 2003.jpg is the correct picture. The other one, Image:Afbeelding Mauritshuis, Den Haag, juni 2003.JPG has a wrong name and no content and may be deleted. Thanks Ellywa 10:38, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Dude, it´s totally free license, since it´s a pic taken in school by a close friend of mine. Doidimais Brasil 04:06, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)


I don't see why images I create should be treated any differently than the written content I create on wikipedia. Request denied. See also Wikipedia:Copyright. Loisel 23:20, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Governors of Mississippi

In reponse to your query on my wiki user page, Alcorn was the Governor that resigned. By the way, just curious, why in interest in Mississippi? --User:Jpcarver

alien skull

hello there. I uploaded that image a long time ago. I believe it was taken from a website on purported alien skulls. Dunno if it's copyrighted. Wareware 13:42, 26 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I don't remember exactly. But I believe I googled for "starchild" and one of the first sites that came up all had the same image. I was going to use the image for starchild article. Wareware 22:29, 26 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Accuracy and precision.png

Done - happy to oblige Cutler 23:44, Dec 26, 2004 (UTC)

Re: Alfred Rosenberg

I have just read the free license page, and it would seem I am guilty of assuming that offering credit for a copyrighted image makes it "ok" to use it. The image is from one of the inside pages of Robert Cecil's book; I tore it out and scanned it. My humblest apologies. --Cormac Canales 22:57, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

EDIT: By "free license" I actually meant to say FAIR USE. --Cormac Canales 22:59, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

GFDL for images

Hi, I've entered the GFDL you told me about. Thanks! Pale blue dot

January 2005

Image license tags

Hello, happy new year. You left a message about tagging Image:Agrigento location.png. I've put license tags on that and several other maps I created. Thanks for the reminder, I'll remember to tag new images when they're uploaded. Regards & happy editing, Wile E. Heresiarch 06:10, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Distance Transformation.gif

I have done the same Thanks for the information. --Soyweiser 13:49, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

cypher v cipher

I've just noticed (belatedly) some edits you made 'correcting' spelling. The issue is not so clear as many think, and there has been considerable (teapot tempest, admittedly) discussion at Talk:Cryptography and at Wikiproject:Cryptography. The modus vivendi seems to be to correct only to make an article consistent, but not to correct in an otherwise consistent article. Whichever value of correct is supported.

Thought I'd bring the discussion(s) to your attention. ww 21:26, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Duplication in David Cohen and Wendell Wilkie articles

I think, perhaps in error, that it was some software malfunction after subsequent editing responsible for the duplication in these articles. In any case, as the initiator of the first and a contributor to the second, I deeply appreciate your taking the time to notice the duplications there, correct these duplications, and contact me. Your actions are an outstanding example of the best and most constructive cooperative efforts that make one proud to be a Wikipedian. ((User:Zulitz/Zulitz)) 2:21, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

1923-24 NHL season

Thanks for adding that cleanup (context) notice at 1923-24 NHL season. When I saw that there was a clean-up notice, I didn't realize that the lack of context could be a problem. --Ricky81682 (talk) 09:10, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a useful tag, I only discovered it a few days ago. You might want to reconsider having a separate article for that NHL season though, unless there's something especially noteworthy about that season for which there isn't room in NHL or whereever. Wikipedia isn't a sports almanac after all. --fvw* 09:13, 2005 Jan 31 (UTC)

February 2005

St. Johns

I strongly feel the St. John's book list does belong in Wikipedia as one of the few actual examples of Educational perennialism in practice and one of the few examples of a Great Books curriculum. As you've probably seen it's up for deletion. As an article in itself it is perceived as just another meaningless list.

The question I have is this. Are the book lists actually different at the Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses? I think the list should be merged into one of the St. John's articles, but since the Annapolis campus is the original campus I'm thinking it should go there unless the two campuses actually have different curricula. Do you or other contributors have any comments on this?

I'd appreciate some insight as to how the books are actually use at St. Johns. I made some joking remarks but I'd really like to know... are modern textbooks assigned as optional reading, or do lecturers provide modern context? Dpbsmith (talk) 11:39, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Return of the Untagged Image project

You were kind enough to contribute to the Wikipedia:Untagged images project; I beg to draw your attention to part 2 of the project - there are about 12,000 more images in need of tagging. Any assistance you could provide would be most welcome. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk)

March 2005


User:KevinBot made an erroneous edit to your user talk page. Sorry about that. I've reverted it. Kevin Rector 02:08, Mar 12, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your cleanup on various RuneScape articles. Would it be pretentious of me to assume that you have some experience with the game?  ;) Don't mind me; I'm 16. Have a beautiful day. --Merovingian (t) (c) (w) 09:18, Mar 29, 2005 (UTC)

Your edits may not be extremely long and lengthy (no offense), but they are sorely needed here. Wikipedia needs not so much new articles as cleanup to what it already has. Well, thanks for the compliment. Good day, --Merovingian (t) (c) 13:25, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)

April 2005

Lost Horizon

Thanks for redirecting Lost Horizon links, but please remember that there was also a 1973 version, Lost Horizon (1973). (OK, so everybody invlved is probably trying to forget it!). Cheers, -Willmcw 03:21, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)


Thank you very much for noticing and correcting that bad Alexander link. Your user page made me laugh, so now I have to go read all those favorite BJAODNs, damn it. Mothperson 10:47, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Delinking Dates

Thanks for your note re: delinking.

I am still confused by the year aspect... My pet peeve is linked years. For a date to be properly, preferentially convertable, does the YEAR require linking?

Example: October 31, 1970 vs October 31, 1970

I can't tell from the date linking style guide that you sent me to whether or not I am spoiling these dates by not linking 1970.

In the meantime, I will continue to delink instances of YEARS appearing alone: "He was born in 1907" becomes "He was born in 1907" but I will leave alone "He was born on January 22, 1982."

Thanks again. --AStanhope 15:10, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Uh, if you're going to adopt the Greek spelling, you should adopt it all the way: Potheinos (Ποθεινος — since it could have been Ποθεινους, I did check against the Greek text of Dio, ch. 36). Pothinus was the accepted Latin spelling; as it now stands, *Potheinus is a hybrid form that nobody used.... Bill 22:38, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Alexander the Great

Thank you for reverting the ethnic edit of Alexander the Great. As I feel I should only revert occasionally, or when it's really bad, your riding in like the cavalry was appeciated. Lectiodifficilior 10:10, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hey, if your interests run to classics generally, come check out my Ancient Library, with a Wiki Classical Dictionary. Lectiodifficilior 10:12, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

May 2005

Could you help me tag the pictures.

I took them using my camera. Anybody can use the photos for non-profit purposes only else they need to take permission from me.

The photos are: Image:Victoria_gate.jpg, Image:Aligarh_church.jpg, Image:Jama_masjid.jpg

Sorry, GNU Free Documentation License is a bit difficult for me to understand quickly.

Thanks for your help. Atif


Thank you for helping me fix those links on my user page. I try to make it look nice...thanks for helping me with the job. Dbraceyrules 00:47, 7 May 2005 (UTC)


I noticed you fixed the link on my new article. You apparently did before i had finished fumbling around and finally getting it. Thanx.InFairness 08:29, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Blank lines

In the article The Picture of Dorian Gray you seem to have inserted a considerable number of unnecessary blank lines. Is there some reason you did this? As far as I can tell, all it does is to waste someone else's time removing them. -- Jmabel | Talk 05:30, May 12, 2005 (UTC)

User:Adriano C.

--> Dear friends, I really don't urdestand what happened about Adezza (?) I don't know what it is. I started in on 13th april 2005 with this image. I started in about end of march 2004. Please see my page in and my page in For any doubt about my work in wiki, please contact Frieda administrator of Thank you to everybody. If someone can to explain to me what happened I'll be very glad! Excuse me for my bad english! Adriano C. 10:10, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Family Guy Wiki

Hi. I noticed that you have made several edits on the article "Family Guy". You may be interested to know that I have created a new Wiki that is exclusively about Family Guy. Knowing you are an experienced Wikipedian and Family Guy fan, I sure would appreciate your help contributing to the Family Guy Wiki. We started on May 9, so we are in the starting stages. To check it out, click here.

Thank you,

--The Milkman 18:07, May 22, 2005 (UTC)

Ducks in a pram

Hah, it was a friend I was talking to online. --SPUI (talk) 22:57, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

June 2005

VFD List

Actually, it is suppose to wipe the last section and remove the top section... I'm looking into why it isn't removing the top section now. -- AllyUnion (talk) 21:57, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It seems that the Wikipedia servers are not responding to the bot very well, causing it to miss its posting. As a result, I'm increasing the time that the bot updates the page. -- AllyUnion (talk) 22:24, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Interested in an L.A.-area Wiki meetup?

It appears as though L.A. has never had a Wiki meetup. Would you be interested in attending such an event? If so, checkout User:Eric Shalov/Wikimeetup

- Eric 16:32, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

lots of edits, not an admin

Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list, although there is certainly no guarantee anyone will ever look at it. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 00:07, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)

July 2005

RuneScape articles

I saw your note at Talk:RuneScape runes and I can't tell you how great it is to have somebody who agrees with me that this stuff should all be removed. If you look at a bunch of the talk pages, you'll see me arguing with users who keep complaining about how there's so much more they need to add and how they're going to split the articles into two, three, four more pieces. Let me ask your advice: what would you suggest with such minor articles like Castle Wars, RuneScape bestiary and the newest one RuneScape dungeons? I don't want to, but I might just VFD them until people get the point that this cannot continue to keep growing. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:01, July 11, 2005 (UTC)

Yes, it's sometimes hard to get a word in edgewise with cruft lovers. Those particular pages are too FAQy; I'd suggest listing those on the transwiki page (wherever that is) and send them to the Wikicity. Castle Wars is borderline for inclusion; while a minigame of a popular game is sometimes worthy of mention here, even this is turning into a "how to play" instead of "what the heck is it?!?" guide.
What you should do is sort out a definitive list of everything you think should be moved and go to the core page and discuss the move. After all on the Wikicity they're encouraged to add cruft to make it the ultimate database! As for the inevitable "oh it's a really really really important game!" argument, you can quote the Wikipedia:Pokeprosal vote, where it was discovered that WP users think even Pokemon aren't exempt from our cruft/vanity/notability rules. GarrettTalk 12:10, 12 July 2005 (UTC)
Oh and I put the Bestiary up on Votes for deletion. I'd have listed it on Speedy claiming no real content but the public outcry and witchburnings would no doubt be deafening. :) GarrettTalk 12:14, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

October 2005

Jimbo Wales to Attend San Diego Meetup on October 18 2005

Hello, Jimbo Wales will be in San Diego to attend OOPSLA and has agreed to come by and visit with the San Diego wikipedians. If you are interested, you will find more info on my talk page. Johntex\talk 00:54, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Simple English Wikipedia

I await your reply. Private Butcher 22:51, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

wiki birthday!

Award Wiki birthday to you! Wiki birthday, dear Ricky81682! Wiki birthday to you!

Congratulations on your first Wikibirthday at Wikipedia (October 28, 2005.). On behalf of the community, we'd like to thank you for your countless edits in the past year! Keep it coming!.

This Wiki Birthday Balloon was awarded to you by: SoothingR

  • I apoligize for doing it wrong. I really need to pay more attention while handing out these things. -- SoothingR 06:10, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

November 2005

Thanks for helping with RuneScape cheats. Please help save the article

The article is under attack by the company that makes the game, they are trying to make a case for deletion, based on 'copyright vandalism'. (??) Please comment on the talk page or the article is in danger of being killed.Jonathan888 (talk) 15:30, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

December 2005

Thank you

Thank you for the correction at my user page. Where have you found me? I bet it was at the "what links here" session of the paralegal article! Oh, and I also play RuneScape. My nickname is Pendrag0n. Add me if you want, but a rarely play. --FelipeBusnello


By the way, why 81682? --FelipeBusnello

Re : Members RuneScape quests

Hi Ricky,

I've settled that. You may wish to know that articles re-created after a 'delete' consensus at VfD can be speedily deleted. Just tag it the next time you see it re-created, and one of the fellow admins will handle it for you.

- Greetings! :) Mailer Diablo 07:58, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Reggie Johnson

Thanks for pointing out that I failed to delete the talk page of this article per AfD. It has now been deleted. Mindmatrix 15:48, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Leon armstrong on afd

I could have sworn I did change it. Went to fix it, and you beat me to it. Thanks. D-Rock (Yell at D-Rock) 22:28, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Re : Fifth world nations

Done. Thanks for the heads up! :) - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 06:24, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Care to Explain?

on the AfD:Fire Cape you said this statement: "Unfortunately, I could probably point to a lot more. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:21, 30 December 2005 (UTC)"

Care to explain what other articles you want deleted? J.J.Sagnella


Congratulations! It's my pleasure to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! -- 14:54, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Aggg. You're sig deprived. Sorry -- Cecropia 00:06, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations, and you're quite welcome! Thank you for the kind words, too. --King of All the Franks 02:42, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks & congrats

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my late-in-the-RfA question about Vincenzo Viviani, and for fixing it up a bit more. We all make mistakes, of course, especially early on. And congratulations on the adminship! —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 17:22, 30 December 2005 (UTC)


Wonderful news :-) You might want to take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts - you might be able to find something useful for your work here - paste these scripts into User:Ricky81682/monobook.js. I'm curious, what is special about the number 81682? --HappyCamper 02:43, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Ah! I see. Well, see you around, and if I don't see you tomorrow, have a great New Years! :-) --HappyCamper 02:47, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Good luck!

Congratulations on your well deserved adminship. I know you'll do great. Happy new year! Phaedriel 03:28, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Ditto on that, congrats! -- Jbamb 13:43, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Tritto on that, enjoy your mop! Radiant_>|< 19:40, 2 January 2006 (UTC)


Noticed you edited RuneScape. Do you play that game at all? -- Jbamb 18:01, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

January 2006


I see that you are a Jain. I have a bit of a favor to ask. Can you add the userbox User_Jain? I am trying to spread Jain usership on wikipedia.

User box TfD

You just voted to delete a box which you display (User Jain). In fact, I believe you created the original. This box even has the characteristic category association that you claim is your reason for voting delete. This is sheer hypocrisy. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 03:31, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Sorry to jump to conclusions about the template. I'm sorry that I used that wording without waiting to hear a response. My reason for calling it hypocrisy was based in part upon my erroneous thought that you were one of the people citing bandwidth and server space as reasons for deleting them. I have struck through it rather than deleting it so as not to seem like I am trying to tak your comment out of context. You don't need me to tell you that you have a right to remove it if you feel it was a personal attack. I understand that if your sole reason for feeling that they be deleted is that they might be used as a call to arms, you wouldn't feel the need to remove it as you wouldn't necessarily be swayed by it, but it does seem strange to me that you would keep on your page something which you are voting to delete. I got rather worked up over this as I felt that the the nomination, however valid the points were, was circumventing the ongoing policy discussion at Wikipedia:Proposed policy on userboxes. You should probably voice your concerns there if you haven't already. I'm sorry that I offended you. --WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 06:53, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Remagine vandalism

We meet again, under happier circumstances. Thank you for semiprotecting the page. As a result, or at least soon after, the tone of email exchange I was having with the user in question changed dramatically. He wasn't trying to get advertising so much as protect his trademark. He has emailed permissions and I directed him to the link you provided as well. He had been writing code for 20 hours straight and was irritable. He is a perfectly reasonable person and wants to work this out. I explained the naming conventions and noted that he might want to rewrite at Remagine (web). I also told him that I would change the {{otheruses4}} tag for him if semiprotect was still on. I explained that the talk page should be used for discussion. I think he could make a good argument for his page being the main article and the album be disambig'ed. I hope that you accept his apologies through me; he can't leave them here as he is blocked for 24 hours. Once again, I'm sorry about the userbox thing. I was in a similar state of mind as our "vandal" here.

This user wants to be your friend.

WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 10:57, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your continued efforts. I have continued to converse with the creator through email. He has newspaper citations to add. I'm not sure yet whether they will show notability per WP:CORP, but he is trying. I'm taking bets at even money right now. Your efforts are not wasted as it shows that not all editors here are incivil. He, User:Remagine, has been feeling pretty beaten up. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 07:46, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Ricky, I understand the reasons behind what you did, but setting this AfD up as a redirect to another was inaproppriate, and potentially confusing. I hope you don't mind, but I fixed the page into a proper listing. I'm sure the outcome would be the same, but at least this way no one can show up on WP:DRV and claim they were duped. Owen× 14:55, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! It's also important to remember that combining such AfDs can only be done before any voting has started. Otherwise, it may look like people have voted for both pages, when in fact the first few to vote only voted for the first page posted, and might have voted differently if they saw both. Owen× 21:03, 8 January 2006 (UTC)


Take a look at this :-) --HappyCamper 21:38, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Jain userbox

Sorry to bother you, but I noticed that you removed the Jain userbox. --Shell 01:08, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Template:Hndis redirect

Thanks for pointing me to the right place! — Bellhalla 07:51, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Image tags

(Copied from my talk page DES (talk) 16:51, 19 January 2006 (UTC)):

When you are using the no source or the no license tag on images, you need to include all the parameters like {{no source|month=January|day=17|year=2006}} so that admins can easily delete them after seven days. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:11, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Being an admin myself, i never trust what is included in the tags anyway -- I always check the history to see when the tag was actually inserted. I don't really think the additional parameters are that useful, and they way they were designed makes them significantly harder to use. I was already using these tags when there were no parameters, and they worked just fine. Still i will try to insert them in future. I may see if the tempalte can be usefully modified to insert teh current values as defaults. DES (talk) 16:24, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Ah I see. I have edited {{no license}} so that it uses the curent date if no date is supplied. DES (talk) 17:37, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Does that actually work? Let's see:
Nope, not working. And because someone decided to protect it, I can't fix it. Looks like {{{day|{{CURRENTDAY}}}}} is the problem, but I can't be arsed to find an admin willing to fix it. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 05:46, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Ah - I had started using these when that wasn't there. I'd have to remember when the GMT day switches over though - but I guess those few hours don't really matter anyway. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 05:42, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Rival Schools marked images

Ricky, my original source for Image:HinataWakaba.gif, Image:Chairperson.gif, Image:Kyosuke.gif and Image:Batsu.gif still isn't up, so I gave the related pages on that have the images as source. Would it be okay to remove the deletion marks on those images now? NeoChaosX 07:16, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Re: Vandalism

Haha, no problem. Popped up in the IRC Recent Changes feed. --james °o 10:48, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Whhhaat was tha about?

Why did u do that?? I didnt know U could just go and remove things off your user page! any specific reasons?
take care! Rohit 16:49, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Oh! WOW! I thought you might end up being rude or something, THAT was sweet! lolz... Anyways, I didnt know I couldnt put images on my Userpage...I shall remove the picture too.. thank you! seeya. -- Rohit 19:01, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:RGibson.JPG

  • I do remember where I got that picture. Note the playboy logo on the bottom of the picture. It was most definitely used in a promotional advertisement for Playboy on AriGold 19:26, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

DOA images.

Ok to answer your question, I deleted the image because there are already 2 uploaded for that characters article and there are being more images uploaded for DOA characters than we need, also some are being unused so we need to delete the some that dont look good on a article. Thank you for deleting it. Psi edit 12:16, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane List of Records

WOW!! THANKS SOOO MUCH!! I was wondering who was going to turn my rough copy of Records into an Official Wikipedia Article. I See you completed the first section GREAT!! I hope to see the whole thing done in the future. Since you are makeing final links and other changes, any record changes I have (I spent another 2.5 hours researching till 4am tonight as well ohhh my) I will just change by changeing each record instead of putting in the WHOLE thing again, since you have spent soo much time on that and it is GREATLY Appreciated, like you have no idea.

I wait for the next change in the NHC's Final Statements to make me spend more hours of researching more records and the ones that preceded it.

Musically and Snowily - Cory Pesaturo

P.S. will this be one of the main links on the front page when we are both through with it??

Re: No source tag

Sorry, I didn't know how it worked and which tag to use - I copied that tag from one on a different image. Latinus 19:39, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

4 RAR image

Hi, did you delete Image:4RAR Iraq.jpg or just find it deleted and edit the pages to remove the now-dead link? The image was deleted without any warning being provided, and I believe that it was OK to be used here as it was a press release photo and the Australian Department of Defence's copyright policy allows the use of its photos for non-commercial purposes as long as the Defence Copyright notice is retained. --Nick Dowling 01:54, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

February 2006

Harley Rutledge Image

Reference no source tag for the Image:Harley-Rutledge-project-identification.jpg, what specific details need to be added?

Do the following pictures also come under "no source tag" category?

  • Image:Queenqueen1.jpg
  • Image:Prince 1977.jpg
  • Image:Prince PurpleRainMovie.jpg
  • Image:Prince 1995 With Guitar.sized.jpg
  • Image:Queenqueen2.jpg

Regards, Bivariate-correlator 14:09, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Lake Havasu City London Bridge.jpg

Thanks for spotting one of my old photos that I'd forgotten to GFDL. I suspect there are others. I try to catch them when I can, but it is hard to track down everything. -- RTC 21:23, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Image sources and copyright

Thanks for alerting me. Done. Bambaiah


Holy, holy, holy, crap. I uploaded that image a [b]LOOOOOOOONG[/b] time ago. I'll just delete it. WikiFanatic 06:37, 11 February 2006 (UTC)


Just letting you know: you have a reply waiting on my talk page. Feel free to remove this notice once you've seen it. --Gmaxwell 09:40, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Just letting you know that when you delete an image, it should say "noimage". Cheers, Rogerthat Talk 05:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Image sources and copyright

Sources are mentioned: they are all created by me. Bambaiah 14:25, 14 February 2006 (UTC)


I followed it from the "Driving Rock Movement" you put up for deletion. :)--Jersey Devil 16:36, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

William Calley

Some of your reverts of my William Calley edits were a bit questionable. For example, a mention that America's (perhaps) most notorious war criminal was a member of Americal Division seems no less notable than many other facts in the article. Although I may like posting William Calley info, please judge the notability of my edits on a site by site basis. These are good faith edits, even if they do sometimes sit in the grey area between notability and non-notability. Posterofwilliamcalleyinfo 21:19, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I would appreciate it if you would have this discussion directly with me instead of accusing me of nonsense on another user's (nuggetboy's) talk page. I acknowledge jewelry is a borderline case and will abide by whatever consensus forms there. However, some of my edits (eg Americal Division, Fort Benning) are much more clearly justified for inclusion. As I have pointed out, a brief survey of the resident lists that have frequently been upheld for numerous cities will demonstrate the my additon of Calley to Lake Worth falls well within the types of individuals who are frequently included on these lists. In short, please follow Wikipedia policy by presuming good faith. Posterofwilliamcalleyinfo 13:26, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Simple English vandalism

Hi there, please block the two vandalising IPs on Simple. Two school IPs, been given more than enough warnings and I'm sick of them. Thanks, Archer7 19:15, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Blocked by Netoholic. Sorry, I misread the times on your contribs and thought you were online. Archer7 20:24, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi, you revereted my redirect of Mermen to The Mermen after I merged them (the reason you gave was that they hadn't been merged), there was literally one line from Mermen that could go in to The Mermen (which was about it not being a page on mythical creatures), the rest was duplication. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to put the redirect back in for the moment as The Mermen had more information and Mermen contained mostly duplicate info as I stated before. I'm still new to Wikipedia & not really an active contributor so if this is against etiquette please let me know, thanks :) Emulsive Sinner 03:37, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Ah, my mistake I thought that once there was a redirect it canceled out the rest of the page. Thanks, I'll get that fixed now. Emulsive Sinner 15:31, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for blocking (talk · contribs) at List of University of Texas at Austin people. I think he has reappeared as (talk · contribs) under what may be an open proxy. Please look into this matter. I appreciate it. — Scm83x talk 10:58, 26 February 2006 (UTC) (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) has made the same edit. Is an sprotect possible for List of University of Texas at Austin people? — Scm83x talk 11:09, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Have you considered an {{sprotect}} on List of University of Texas at Austin people? — Scm83x talk 11:16, 26 February 2006 (UTC)