User talk:Meelar/archive 7
You are the first recipient of the Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar. Enjoy! Mike H 00:38, Aug 3, 2004 (UTC)
- I'm not sure if I've asked you this before, but do you do IRC? I'm being ignored in the chat right now, and I'd like to talk. Mike H 15:59, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
- The link should ask you to accept the company's permissions. Maybe your computer isn't allowing the screen to pop open. Try lowering safety settings, or allowing pop-ups. Then you should be able to get there. Type in your handle, #wikipedia, irc.freenode.net, and server number 7000. Mike H 16:24, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
- At the risk of sounding too "are we there yet?" like a kid in a car...are you home yet? Mike H 23:23, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
- Aug 12, 2004. User: Ghitis. About Brownian Effect.
That was fast! I understand, and I'm sorry. Just: I published that article, still inchoate, and several others, in J.Theoretics. I'm a friend of the editor, and we published together an editorial. The Journal is closing down, and there should be no reason for claiming infringement. The article posits well-based additions to the subject, which can be tested experimentally. My intention is educational, and even though you are right, the rejection could be reconsidered. Wikipedia is one of the outstanding projects of the Century.
I got the image Image:UraniumUSGOV.jpg from , which just said Uranium. I uploaded most images in the list. Tomorrow I will go through the list and check for some images missing an article. I'll check out the Uranium, too. My guess is that it is a type of ore, since pure Uranium is supposed to be a silvery-white metal, not a yellow rock. Thanks for the comment. -- Chris 73 | Talk 15:54, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Update: I did a bit of snooping around on the web, and the image looks very similiar to uranium ore, but not quite like pitchblende. So i labeled it as uranium ore. -- Chris 73 | Talk 14:23, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
--CoppBob 03:43, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, but I am not vandalizing, and have not been active at all recently in editing.CoppBob 03:11, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Meelar, I'm abit perplexed, "user talk" doesn't seem to function as I expected, nor does "discussion". What is the proper forum for give and take incidental to a subject? thanks for leading the way in this wonderful project. Wblakesx (qv)
Judy Baar Topinka
Thanks for the heads up about the Topinka photo! I made sure to fix the mistake. --Gerald Farinas 17:23, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome, is there a way for me to correct the "Edit Summary" to use the proper word "vandal" over the less accurate "troll"?- - Rbsteffes 17:55, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Belated as it may be, no matter! It is nice to be welcomed. Thanks for the welcome message you posted for me, too! --Bassaf 20:10, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
Homeschooling and NPOV
Meelar, you left a note on this article's talk page in June saying it was not NPOV but you weren't knowledgable to fix it. I hadn't noticed it until now. As someone who was homeschooled from cradle to college, and as a former volunteer and employee of a statewide homeschool support group (my mother is the former chair of that statewide group, and one of her best friends spearheaded the fight to legalize homeschooling in our state 20 years ago), I'll volunteer as someone who may be knowledgable to fix it, though obviously I arrive at the table with some biases I'll have to work very hard to limit. Can you help me understand what violations you see? I see a general slant in favor of the practice, largely in tone. Are there specific sections you can point out? I'd be happy to toss around some paragraphs with you to collaborate our way to something nice and NPOV. Let me know what you think. If you think I'm likely to be too biased to edit profitably, please let me know -- I promise not to be offended. If it helps, I and my family come from a background that doesn't advocate any of the "methods" of homeschooling, but rather simply supports it as a legal educational option that can be beneficial for many families (and was for mine), but which is not inherently superior to others. Perhaps that will allay a few fears, at least. :-) Jwrosenzweig 21:30, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Thanks for the quick reply! I think getting an outline from you at the talk page would be excellent, and would help me very much. I don't mind taking on a large amount -- after reading your note, I looked the article over again (a little more carefully) and noticed the issues you point out. It may take a little time, but I think it's very worthwhile. :-) Thanks for being willing to do work on a project that isn't in your usual interest area. Jwrosenzweig 22:02, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thanks much Meelar, looks like the edit button represents a broader concept/tool than simply editing. I was abit nervous about using it too freely. I'll get the hang. I supose it's often good to sign posts too. Wblakesx
Thanks for the welcome and the hints (re: signing off messages), I hope I'll learn more about the editing process as I go a long. Mumble 14:11, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC) (And I should probably edit my user page, too...)
Cheers, DL Dlloyd 11:20, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Re: Barack Obama marriage date
Well, you could probably mention that they married in 1992 somewhere in the relevant paragraph, i.e. "Obama met his future wife Michelle Robinson whom he married in 1992 (they have two daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha, ages 5 and 3 respectively)". I don't know if you should cite the source, but it seems reliable enough to me, and if it's wrong somebody's bound to correct it, so we probably shouldn't need to mention it. Johnleemk | Talk 14:54, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)
My reply, as well as a request can be found @ User_talk:Sam_Spade#Immortality.
thanks for the welcome! -- you were so fast that I didn't even realize it was not an automatically generated message, at first ;) Dbachmann 14:19, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC) ---
sorry - I was in a frenzy of junk deletion, and got carried away jimfbleak 15:51, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Like many of the people above, just wanted to say thanks for the welcome. -- elykyllek 16:27, Aug 8, 2004 (UTC)
(Pdean 14:45, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)) Thanks for the welcome and the tips!
Thank you for your kind welcome! I've just tried to make an article on M. Faure (using the good old 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, of course :-)). Please take one look at it.
Your statement that all Federal agencies are HQ'ed in DC, except CDC and CIA, is inaccurate and an oversimplification. For one thing, CDC is not an independent agency, but part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, which is HQ'ed in DC. Many other agencies that really are independent, like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, are HQ'ed outside of DC (NRC for example is HQ'ed in Rockville, MD). It is more accurate to say that most federal agencies have their headquarters in DC, without enumerating the ones that don't.
I also thought to reorganize the section on the statehood movement a little.
I was born and raised in DC, so I feel qualified to throw in a thing or two about the place on free Wikipedia. No disrespect to your own efforts.
Hello, thanks for the words of welcome. I'm having lots of fun so far, and trying my best to do things according to the rules! Sluj
I gave permission to my friend in battle creek to upload a picture of me. It caused some confusion. Thanks for watching out for me and for your concern. I have also apologized to my friend.
He first uploaded the wrong picture and then the correct one. I have the correct one now uploaded on my User page. If you will can you delete totally page Image:Wheeler1.jpg to save hardware space. Thanks and sorry for troubling you and others.WHEELER 18:22, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Bullets or no bullets?
Thank you for the greeting me to Wikipedia. This place is a very nice community.
I am trying to edit an entry which I feel is outdated and could include more information, but I have a question.
I am listing the 38 staff members of the company the entry is for. Bullets take up quite a bit of space, but should I use them? A regular list seperated by commas would be smaller but harder to read.
Thanks for any help. I realize this could be a matter of opinion, but your opinion on a topic like this would probably be better than mine, due to experience.
phrozenfire 00:44, Aug 10, 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, edited, forgot to tag my name.
Malicious Deletion Attempt
Hello. Sorry for the imposition, but I thought you might be interested to note that an article you supported in the past on vfd has been listed again under malicious circumstances - the 3rd such attempt in 7 months. Please feel free to review the discussion and cast your vote as you feel appropriate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Atlantium --Gene_poole 11:02, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)
House commitees vandal
lol, I wish he had stayed. Would've made my day more interesting. Regards, supadawg
Thanks for the greeting
Hello, nice to be greeted. Jim127
Me too. --Ascánder 20:07, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I appreciate your feedback on the Mercedes-Benz 6.9 article up for scrutiny on the peer review page, and I've acted on it. I've removed the journalistic overtones, gave it a mild POV-ectomy, reformatted it slightly and even added another fact or two. Could I impose on you to take another look and get back to me with any further suggestions? Again, thanks. - Lucky 6.9 22:00, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Got your message...yet more thanks from me to you! - Lucky 6.9 23:06, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome
Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to creating a few pages, editing a lot more, and generally becoming a part of the community. By the way, is there some sort of Wikipedia get-together planned? In North America? BlueNight (and thanks for reminding me to add my nick
Thanks for the help Mee (?, ok if I call you Mee : ). You are the only person I have contacted for info so far, perhaps there are other things that I should mention, shall I post to you about site design and function ? or is there another venue/wiki wizzes that I should direct nanscent ideas to? TA again.
It means, as far as my Latin dictionary tells me, "of every form," which makes sense, as modus is form, and modi its genitive. I've yet to know the nomative of "every," mostly because I've not the need to look it up. cuiusquemodi 02:06, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Which Image do you mean by: "... Just wanted to let you know--the image you just uploaded appears to be from a copyrighted source. ..."
This  or this ?
First is a screenshot of a GPL software, second is drawn by myself! -- Panzi 15:56, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't mean to advertise, but I think that article is fantastic and basically says it all. I don't want to purloin Blodget's words, and I thought an external link to [here] was better than nothing.
Thanks for the message, and the welcome. I've included a GFDL reference on the image. If you have any other questions, let me know.
Bvk1126 17:37, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Help me please, meelar!
I dont know who you are (meelar), but you gave me a message not to vandalise or else be banned. I've never touched a page on wikipedia before! What's going on? I get one of these at least once every day, how do I get them to stop? I dont know where else to ask this question, so I'm asking you.
Same here, i keep getting messages i did things i never even heard of. Who the is that Drummond guy? btw , Grunt is the one i got my first " dont do it again" message about some russian composer, and i never edited that particular composer. So, if you'd be kind enough to mail me at email@example.com and tell me exactly what did i do this time... thanks in advance
- This seems to be a MediaWiki bug. You're being directed to talkpages that don't belong to your IP, somehow. Just do your best to ignore these messages until we can figure out what's wrong... -- Grunt (talk) 02:15, 2004 Aug 14 (UTC)
Meelar - I appreciate your help in maintaing order on the FAC, but I do have one suggestion. You recently promoted Bloodletting, which had no support and no objections (it had one withdrawn objection). In these cases, it's better to either renew the nomination or remove it; I don't think we should promote articles that don't have much (or any) support. →Raul654 20:20, Aug 15, 2004 (UTC)
I'm heavily involved in the Rex071404 arbitration, I've looked at the page any number of times, and I even copied the misspelling in a message to James F. -- all without noticing it. Truly embarrassing. Thanks for being the extra set of eyeballs needed to correct it. JamesMLane 20:29, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I want to ask you a favor, if you don't mind. Would you vote "yes" in my nomination for adminship? I'd be extraordinarily grateful if you would, and it would really help me be a better contributor to Wikipedia. :) Neutrality 23:41, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I appreciate the assistance with the Dock Boggs image. Damn, I was pretty proud of myself thinking I got it right! Tribe 03:56, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC)
Your vote needed at George_W._Bush
Please go here, ASAP and vote.
Rex071404 07:11, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starsiege:_Tribes Can you unrape this page?
bartkusa 09:11, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Someone fixed it, nevermind.
bartkusa 23:28, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Meelar, regarding your message about the debate over non-reusable images I would like to know where I can read more about this debate. Thanks! Woofles 16:21, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the new user message... but I've been here a while. Just haven't used the system in a month. Thanks anyway
--Gscshoyru 16:40, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I'm not leaving; whatever gave you that idea? I'm just moving my stuff into the dorm at Tampa. This has been one of the few instances in which I've been allowed near a computer with Internet access. Email me if you must. Mike H 17:09, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC)
How on earth am I vandalising. --Random IP number
hi! sry... but i don't quite understand how to tell you it's not copyrighted and anyone can use it freely without either messing up the entire page or having all my pictures erased from it?! could use some help here. thnx ~
OK, I put all the pictures under the public domain. How come I still can't save the page with the pictures on it?
The mysterious Artis :-)
Sorry for that... I am affraid I am not the creator of the pictures, no. But Marc van Daal is my pipe maker and I asked him for permission to post his pictures on Wikipedia. The photographs have never been copyrighted. Sorry again :-) ~Pmcd90~
The mysterious Artist :-)
Sorry for that... I am affraid I am not the creator of the pictures, no. But Marc van Daal is my pipe maker and I asked him for permission to post his pictures on Wikipedia. The photographs have never been copyrighted. Sorry again :-) ~Pmcd90~
The misterious Artist :-)
Sorry for that... I am affraid I am not the creator of these pictures, no. But Marc van Daal is my pipe maker and I have been granted the permission to post his pictures on Wikipedia. In fact, the pix were never copyrighted in the first place. Sorry again. I won't be able to finish my work on the site tonight but i will continue in the morning. Thanx :-) ~pmcd90~
Thanks for the welcome! Hedgehog 19:34, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Southcentral Alaska CVB or COC Contacts
Hey, Meelar look at these websites:
- Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
- Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Girdwood Chamber of Commerce
- Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
- Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Matanuska-Sustina Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Seward Chamber of Commerce/CVB
- Soldotna Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center
- Valdez Visitor Information Center
- Kenai, Alaska
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Girdwood, Alaska
- Homer, Alaska
- Kenai, Alaska
- Palmer, Alaska
- Seward, Alaska
- Soldotna, Alaska
- Valdez, Alaska
Thanks for the welcome! --Aqua
Just wanna say, thanks for the help. I am no real expert on the subject (I just noticed it was missing), nor at making Wikipedia entries, so therefore your help is really appreciated. -User:Jottpe
Thanks so much for your kind welcome. I'm very glad to be here.
Jonathan Menon Lake Como, Italy
Jmenon 15:37, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)
You left a message on my talk page saying that I will be blocked for vandalism if I edit Template:In the news again. How is this vandalism, and do I have a way to appeal your decision? — [[User:33451|Mr. Grinch (Talk)]] 15:47, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)
It's probably a good idea not to post messages to anyone's page about copyright until they have completed their work which at times for us (Jill or dumb Jack) can be a few minutes or a few days. If you have grave fears, (and I mean John Bunny died in 1915 so unless they dug him up 9 years later , did a makeup job on his corpse, and took the picture), then you, us, and everyone at Wikipedia who has been here for more than an hour, knows old dead John's photo is not subject to copyright in the United States of America. Of course if the very future of Wikipedia is under threat, please immediately list the offending photo on "Votes for deletion." Thank you. JillandJack 16:50, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thanks, but don't worry about it. You're only doing what you think is best for Wikipedia. JillandJack 16:56, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)
for the warm welcome. I have limited time but felt Wikipedia has been such help to me, I should attempt to be some help for Wikipedia. KillerChihuahua
thanks from a non-newcomer
When I saw the Jerry Kohn article and read it a little, I thought it was a parody or nonsense of some sort; viz. a play on the name John Kerry. [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk)]] 23:21, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC)
- So is it merely a coincidence that Kohn has that name? [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk)]] 23:27, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC)
For some reason, someone has deleted the stub that existed at Scream 2 and put a redirect to Neve Campbell. I know such a change can be reversed, but I do not know how. Would you take a look? Ave! PedanticallySpeaking 16:06, Aug 18, 2004 (UTC)
thanks for tip
Thank you for your advice. My pithy little user-page is rather silly with the great articulate body of discussion and advice on the NPOV page. LegCircus
Do you live in Arizona? If you do look at this website:
Thanks for the "welcome" message. -- SS 18:35, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Peer review on Iraq casualties
A few issues: 1. The "who is to blame" section doesn't seem to add anything to the article, and is full of weasel words and/or POV. I'd remove it. 2. No definition is given for "civilian"--is there a distinction between a Sadr militiaman and a collateral damage victim? How is that distinction made? Other than that, not bad. Meelar 19:43, 2004 Aug 18 (UTC)
- Thanks for the ideas...
- 1. While I don't think it would be right to remove the "blame" section altogether, since it is an obvious issue that needs to be addressed to clarify that the article itself isn't taking a POV, I could see trying to shorten it some, and any "weasel words/POV" should certainly be fixed. Could you give any more detail on what you saw as weasley/POV, or maybe ideas on how you'd want it changed?
- 2. Good questions. Generally a civilian is someone unarmed as opposed to members of an army/police (I certainly wouldn't call any militiaman a "civilian"), but this may be another case where different sources may use different definitions, and it would be good to note that in the article. Neow 00:31, Aug 20, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for your admission of fallibility on Talk:Barack Obama. Indeed, we must all live and learn. As for practical consequences: The article on Obama's opponent, Alan Keyes, is in fairly decent shape, and is in Peer Review with the express goal of improving it so it can be featured. Do you have a problem with that plan? Frankly, my feeling is that we should bend over backward, and feature it even if it were to fall a wee bit short of the usual standard. JamesMLane 04:52, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedia is not a discussion forum
I do not consider that attempting to work out a contentious issue on the article's talk page is in violation of this guideline. Neither do I consider that the fact that an individual is regarded in many countries as a threat to world peace, does not require at least a sentence or two on their article page. Now as to what is put there, how it is worded, what it is alongside, and what references are given, do indeed need worked out.
Thanks for Welcome
Hi, Meelar, thanks for the welcome message to the english wikipedia. I am already quite active on the Dutch Wikipedia so I think I know what to do and what not - and hope I do not make to many mistakes in my arrogance. ;-)
- But I still think it is a healty sign of the Wiki communicty (Wikimmunity?) that we bid new comers welcome
Thank you, Meelar, for your welcome, and for directing me to the Wiki Tutorial. Greetings from Amsterdam, GdB 16:46, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC).
I second that thanks! Greets from New York. T-bomb 00:38, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thank you, part two
Thanks much for the nice note. You really made my evening. Compared to you-know-who, this fellow has taken the trouble to create a screen name and open a user page. - Lucky 6.9 05:47, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)
PART THREE Thank you for ur supporting! Wikipedians like you and Locky 6.9 are so kind!Mickeymousechen 05:49, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)mickeymousechen
Hi. I just left word with Raul654 to drop me an e-mail. I have a question that I'd like to discuss off-site. Thanks. - 188.8.131.52 00:27, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly where to throw this out into the fray, but I've found that the Moisin-Nagant page is misspelled (should be Mosin). However, the Nagant and Dragunov pages link to it (possibly others), and I'm not quite sure how to change it quickly and uniformly over the entire site.
Maybe this is a bad place to ask...not sure. -UltimaGecko (I'll get around to that tilde thing sometime...)
I believe you've dealt several times with this user, also known as Mr. Grinch. His disruptive behavior is continuing and I have started an RfC listing for him. I was hoping you would be willing to certify the listing along with me. Please look it over and let me know if you have any suggestions. --Michael Snow 01:46, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Thanks. While I was really tempted to just block him outright based on your previous warning, I figured a 24-hour block was all I could legitimately defend based on a strict reading of our policies, and I felt that would be inadequate for the seriousness of the situation. Instead, I'm hoping my improvised proposal can establish some kind of basis for community-approved measures in advance of Arbitration Committee action. --Michael Snow 05:34, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Hi Meelar. Thanks so much for helping with category snakes.
- The reason is that we are trying to the tree of life categories in a systematic way - if we put all snake species in a single category covering an entire suborder we end up with a category numbering in the hundreds. We think this is too big. It is better to have sub-categories such as boas and vipers etc etc, to allow a neat hieracrhy that meshes nicely with the tree. I have implemented this for the mammals and all the reptiles except the snakes, which I intend to do this morning. Sorry to be such a PITA, Pcb21| Pete 08:04, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC).
Thanks for understanding and putting up us funny systematists! Actually if you are looking for a new wikipedia todo anytime soon, the snakes are a good one if you are interested in them. The pages are a bit messy and could do with uniformizing (taxoboxes etc) ... navigation is fairly tricky right now. Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but if you fancy a break from actually creating content! Pcb21| Pete 08:26, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Just an fyi, I've now done the first pass of the snakes. See Category:Snakes for the subcategories. Some have turned out to be fairly small (one has six articles only) but they are all very ripe for expansion - there are plenty of species to be written still in each subcategory and snakes are a well-studied field and so there is lots of info about. Pcb21| Pete 09:01, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Proposed Wikipedia Video Tutorial User:Brettz9/videoscript
(William M. Connolley 17:13, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)) Thanks for moving him...
restoring previous edits
Meelar, can you tell me how to restore articles that have been butchered by POV? Thanks Grice 10:43, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Vandalize? Oh, I must check my sources better next time. :-)
- Sheesh! You must be a Republican. The edit has been reverted. No harm done. Nelson Ricardo 00:57, Sep 1, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome Mr. Meelar ^_^--Gustuv 04:45, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I just wanted to update everyone who endorsed the complaint at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/33451. After some dialogue, Mr. Grinch has acknowledged his vandalism and committed to make only good-faith edits in the future. I'm not seeking any further action, and I think we can consider the problem resolved. Thank you for your support in dealing with this matter. --Michael Snow 20:44, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Although I think i've been around for a few months. But thanks for the welcome anyways.
--RobbieFal 22:35, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)
And looking at some of the stuff you corrected, I don't know how I didn't notice some of that stuff. Thanks.
--RobbieFal 23:40, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Southern Poverty Law Center
Thank you for your feedback on the page above referenced. I want to know how this page can be removed from Wikipedia. The hornets are swarming around it and there is nothing about it that could be termed neutral. It is useless to try and revise it. The SPLC people don't bother because there are so many web sites devoted to destroying their reputation. I like the Wikipedia concept and don't want to see it bent to the needs and purposes of extremists. Wikipedia would be better off without an article on SPLC.
I've signed up.
Yet another thank you
Wow, I haven't even been registered an hour yet when you left that welcome message, thank you. I guess you are the "fastest welcome wagon in the west."
Book and article citations, oh my!
Ever had occasion to do these? Does Wikipedia have a style for them? (Tried editing an article on architecture. Failed miserably.)
Ah-ha! Thanks for the info on citations.
Contents java tables
How can I make the Contents java tables appear at the top of an article, after the introduction and before all the others sub-headings? Alberto Orlandini 19:39, 2 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Just saw the note you left on my user page. Great stuff. Really enjoying being around here, and your note has topped things off nicely. Thankyou for making me feel welcome.
--Bobo192 06:28, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)