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Horta / The Simpsons / Star Trek Reference: From:[edit]

Hi! Aside from the Horta, I do not believe there have been any other instances of sillicon-based life-forms in Star Trek. Thus, I believed that the Simpsons' episode was only referring to the Horta in that case. If you know of any other sillicon-based life-forms from Trek, I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks. From: [[User talk:|talk page]

Naming convention for television articles[edit]

Hi. Seeing as you were once previously interested in a naming convention, I'd like to invite you to vote on adoption of Wikipedia:Naming conventions (television). Voting is taking place on the Talk page and ends on Sep 13 2004. -- Netoholic 23:25, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Your comment raised a concern in my mind. When this was being discussed before, the majority felt that (TV series) was the best dismbiguator. This is the last edit made before the convention was written - Aug 17th - so take a look at the vote and discussion sections and see if you agree. I've left a comment back on the vote page, but your vote seems not based on your actual preference, but because you perceive a group needs to re-visit it. If so, then I'd ask you to let the vote itself determine the conventions merits. For that to work, though, everyone needs to vot only on it's merits in their mind. Thanks. -- Netoholic 12:48, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Village pump deletion[edit]

Please accept my sincere apologies for inadvertently deleting your post. I realized something strange had happened, because the section I was posting to ended up being duplicated, so I went back and removed the duplication. However, I didn't check the diff from before my edit, so I didn't realize that the duplication was because the duplicate section had actually replaced an existing section.

I believe the problem may have been due to a bug in section editing. Some people have complained that it doesn't always appear to work properly when edit conflicts come up, and I know that section editing can get thrown off if there is a loose piece of section markup in the text somewhere. Anyway, I hope you understand that I wouldn't deliberately delete something this way. I have now restored the section to its previous place, though I know that can't fully make up for the time it was missing from the Village Pump.

Also, thank you for inquiring politely instead of taking a hostile approach; assuming good faith about each other is especially important when we don't yet understand why someone did something we object to. --Michael Snow 16:07, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

SourceForge is the place to report bugs in the MediaWiki software used for Wikipedia. --Michael Snow 22:11, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

TV Naming conventions.[edit]

At some point in the past you expressed an opinion on Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (television). I have instigated a new poll on that page. I am hoping that this poll will properly allow all users who have an interest in the subject to express their views fairly before we come to a consensus. I have scrapped the poll that was previously in place on that page because I believe that it was part of an unfair procedure that was going against the majority view. I am appealing to all users who contribute to that page to approve my actions. I would appreciate it if you could take the time and trouble to read the page carefully and express an opinion and vote as you see fit. Mintguy (T) 16:54, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi. I think the poll at User:Gtrmp/TV draft poll is overly complicated. How many options? When I first drafted the poll on the naming conventions poll it was slightly more complicated, but several people said it was too complicated, so I have simplified it. If you think it needs more options then please add them at the bottom. Mintguy (T) 23:04, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

You are entitled to you opinion and this is the last time I will bother you, but that kind of separation is exactly like what I had at first, see (here). Several people said that this (which is simpler that ther other one) was too confusing, so I simplified it. The other poll has many options that are simply unneeded, we don't need to be overly specific about everything, this is for disambiguation purposes only. Mintguy (T) 23:23, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Wiki Syntax[edit]

Meep! we're both trying to edit double-quotes 005!. I'm moving on the end and will work backwards. Martin TB 14:48, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)

LMAO! so I went to double-quotes 009 to contine. Guess what, it looks like you're there now! eg Billy Connolly Tell me which page you want to do, and I'll pick another Martin TB 14:55, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The Humungous Image Tagging Project[edit]

Hi. You've helped with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wiki Syntax, 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[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 2000 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)

Pigs in Space?[edit]

I had some difficulty with the Pigs in Space reference to Star Trek, but I thought I'd got it correct in the end. Apparently it was in the wrong place, so you moved it -- could you tell me what I got wrong, in case it'll help my future editing efforts?Kaz 21:22, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

User:Humanbot update 13 June 2005[edit]

The spelling2 project (to work on secondary namespaces) was opened and finished. Progress charts will be available soon.

Version six-three tracks who made the edits, and rankings are available. Much of the work was done while I was asleep, explaining my low place ;).

The next project, which may even be released today, will probably fix incorrectly capitalised headings, particularly "See Also" and "External Links".

The mailing list has grown to 24 people and while that is very nice for my ego, it is rather difficult to send out updates. This is why I did not send out a notice that the spelling2 project had opened. From now on, then, you must watch User:Humanbot/announce for updates. r3m0t talk 12:03, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)

Cinema of China[edit]

Yes, a mistake, figures from some sources that I have forgotten (either from the net, or a previous edit brought back). It most likely should be 415 million (I must have converted wrongly from Chinese). China has a population of 650 million in 1960, so 415 million is likely the right figure. Feel free to change it. Mandel 15:44, 1 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've corrected it. Thanks for being so eagle-eyed. Mandel 15:48, 1 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Naming conventions for television shows (again)[edit]

I saw that you were active in the first vote for naming conventions of television program(mes). Well it has raised it's ugly head again and I would appreciate any comments you have to make about my new proposal for naming television shows. Please leave comments here. Thanks! --Reflex Reaction (talk)• 21:42, 11 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I think it was a typo.--Jerry 17:53, 22 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy deletion of Carsick Cars[edit]

A tag has been placed on Carsick Cars, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia per CSD A7.

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Neither of yout two assertions, that they have played many venues in Beijing, or that they shared a stage with Sonic Youth seemed to me to be an assertion of notability that rises level required by CDS A7. However, since I can see that some people would see opening for a major band as an assertion of notability, and given that the show occured outside of the band's country, I will restore the article. However I am going to nominate for AfD. That will give you five days to improve the article and/or convince a wider audience that the band is notable. I would suggest that you find a better source for the Vienna gig, as a jpg of a poster merely proves that the poster was printed, not that the gig happened. Dsmdgold 18:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article has been restored and nominated for deletion here. Dsmdgold 05:15, 25 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How did you find Min Xiao-fen's Chinese name? Badagnani (talk) 05:39, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see, it's on the Chinese version of the bio on her website. Badagnani (talk) 05:46, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That must be a very rare surname. Badagnani (talk) 05:50, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you work on Chinese rock articles? I do too. Badagnani (talk) 05:50, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I created Carsick Cars, but apart from that I only clean up particularly bad entries on Chinese artists when I find them. Foolip (talk) 05:51, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Chinese have a lot of funny band names, such as this one and "Wood Pushing Melon." Can you add the tones for Min Xiao-Fen? As usual, Wiktionary gives more than one tone for some hanzi. Badagnani (talk) 05:56, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, do Carsick Cars have a Chinese spelling? I can't find one. Badagnani (talk) 05:59, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added simplified Chinese and pinyin. Carsick Cars don't have a Chinese name that I have ever seen, nothing appears on their labels website or the album itself. Foolip (talk) 06:05, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, more people with the surname Min exist. Foolip (talk) 06:08, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Your wiki[edit]

That's truly too bad about the wiki, Philip. Why did you make the decision to close it? I checked the Russian subtitles for about 15 minutes or so (first time I've seen them in action), and everything seems to be working fine. I'm looking forward to making a DVD of Princess Iron Fan and all of the subtitles by using a very nice (and free) DVD-creating program I found called DVDFlick.

I would request a few small changes to the wording of the page, though: first of all, could you change "Esn" to "Esn/Niffiwan" (my other nickname)? Second of all, could you change "by Philip Jägenstedt" to say something like "by Philip Jägenstedt and others"? (although you did most of the work, it was a wiki collaboration and you got help from a number of other people too).

Thanks. Esn (talk) 03:57, 19 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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