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Pardon if my tone on the revert of 'Replicators' was a bit harsh. Wikipedia has a standard for dealing with disambiguation which I was following - it's detailed at Wikipedia:Disambiguation. I gave the 'Star Trek' article for 'Replicators' the primary position. In these cases, the secondary article generally is allowed a brief line at the top of the article to define an alternative link. It is also customary to describe very briefly the primary article as part of this line, even if it is obvious from the first paragraph.

If the secondary article is placed at the bottom, it will often not be seen.

There is an alternative resolution: we can create a disambiguation page that treats both articles as equal, offering a 'Star Trek' branch and a 'Stargate-SG1' branch. I see no need for this if the standard disambiguation format is followed.

Welcome to Wikipedia!

Brian Rock 23:32, 2004 Mar 8 (UTC)


I think that posting complete sets of lyrics to songs written within the last few decades, as you've done with Rock The Roll, I Know You Will, Where You Gonna Run To, etc. is almost certainly a copyright violation. Why you think these can be released under the GFDL? You certainly didn't write it yourself, and I don't believe they could have been copied from a public domain resource. Have you read the notice about this under every edit box? Have you discussed this with knowledgeable people on Wikipedia? Dpbsmith 01:59, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of this! Dpbsmith 13:59, 2 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for the note on my talk. I'm afraid I'm not familiar enough with tables to know what's happening there. You might want to take a look at m:MediaWiki User's Guide: Using tables or ask at Wikipedia:Help desk if that doesn't answer your question. Sorry I wasn't able to help further.  – Jrdioko (Talk) 15:05, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Empty Friends plots[edit]

I think I put stub notes on those pages, are these not sufficient? The incomplete pages are definately works in progress. Would it be safer just to disable the links until I am ready to totally complete the article?

Very odd, I swear I did the tilde thing before. Anyway, I removed the links and I'm going to fill in those plots as fast as I can (I'm a bit of a perfectionist so halfdone pages bug me more than empty pages. I know, weird). So if those orphan pages get found somehow (by bloodhounds) and get deleted, no big deal for me to create more complete ones.
On another side note, thank you for your help so far. I've been very impressed by the level of consideration and professionalism that I've seen from this project so far. Mimsie 00:57, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Tabula Rasa (Buffy episode)[edit]

It really needs to be "(Buffy episode)". The reason is because of episodes named Angel and The Initiative, which would be hopelessly ambiguous if qualified with "(Buffy the Vampire Slayer)". To avoid this, the episode names need to have their own separate namespace. -- Curps 13:00, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I contacted Wolf Deunan about it before doing it. I went over all the articles to make sure I fixed up all the links. Hopefully I didn't miss any.

Angel has the same problem: there's an episode named Darla. -- Curps 13:14, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I noticed you uploaded Image:Warp.jpg, is this image protected by any copyright? --H. CHENEY 03:51, 10 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I believe that image is copyrighted, and is probably not covered by fair use. Please read Wikipedia:Image use policy for more information

Table edits on Michael Phelps[edit]


I wanted to let you know that I reverted your color changes and centering to the table for a few reasons:

  • there is no "bronze" color available (at least not on most browsers - that's why we use "#c96"), and those sections were showing up as white
  • centering the table centers all data in the table, including times (which then makes the WR notation cause the times to not line up)
  • most tables dealing with medal counts/results on Wikipedia are not centered on the page, and the footnote describing Phelps' withdrawal should not be centered (especially since the footnote normally will go over 2 lines)
  • and in a totally subjective thing, I just think the WR footnotes should be flush with the table if they take up more horizontal space than the table itself.

If you want to discuss any of this with me, feel free to respond on Talk:Michael Phelps, here, or on my talk page. Thanks, Mike J. 01:13, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Okay, apparently the "#c96" thing is causing problems with other browsers as well. I suspect the problem's just IE not respecting "#abc" as opposed to "#aabbcc" codes - I only use the former because I'm lazy and am used to them after working w/ CSS.

How does this look in your browser?


If the above block comes out black-on-bronze for you, then that code would be fine. If not, perhaps we could work on trying to find something that would be more portable than what we've come up with? -- Mike J. 02:02, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Alright, I think it's all fixed on the page now. Thanks for your help. -- Mike J. 02:19, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for uploading Image:Transporter.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 21:08, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)

Done. Redux 23:21, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thanks! Now how about Image:Trophys.jpg?

Actually, I created that image myself. I have added a note to the image's page on that regard. Redux 02:22, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Help with a troublemaker[edit]

Let me know if this is still looking like trouble in a couple of days, and no one else seems to be helping; if it is, I'll add it to my watchlist. -- Jmabel | Talk 18:06, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)

  • I've already added it to my watchlist. Try to engage him in discussion first, if he still reverts without replying, he can be blocked for violation of policy. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 21:43, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)
  • You say it may take an admin to deal with him. Remember that admins can only enforce community decisions not make them. You might want to start a "Request for comment" to start gathering evidence of his inappropriate behavior so someonecan act. -- Jmabel | Talk 01:20, Dec 5, 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)

Unverified images[edit]

Hi! Thanks for uploading the following image:

I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GNU Free Documentation License, {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know at my talk page where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much. [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk, automation script)]] 03:53, Dec 11, 2004 (UTC)

P.S. You can help tag other images at User:Yann/Untagged_Images. Thanks again.

Source of the image is, despite my research, unknown. I've added a comment to that effect in the image's page, and kept the tag that was already there, of course. I should mention, however, that copyright of images used on the Serra dos Órgãos article was the object of a long discussion between myself and Jorge Stolfi, which resulted in the removal of 2/3 of the images I had originally posted there. Stolfi said he made a research on the images, and that one was the only one he didn't flag as copyrighted – hence it being the only one to remain. Regards, Redux 05:48, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)



About Polyvios Kossivas[edit]

Hello, I just added the Greek forms of Mr Kossivas' wife's and daughter's names. About the T-shirt inscription, I don't think it's a good idea to translate it back to Greek from the English - it would almost surely produce something different from the actual inscription (translation is a lossy process!). I couldn't find the inscription in Greek with a quick search so...

BTW, note that I had enterd Mr Kossivas' surname spelled incorrectly and it was fixed by Etz Haim - I took the name from a newspaper, which had misspelled it! The current version should be correct, since it gets some Google hits, while my version didn't get any.

I just added Mr Diamantopoulos' name in Greek, too. Adia 16:41, 2004 Dec 28 (UTC)


Heyas, I loved the view of earth from above. Impressive. Anyway, what I wanted to ask for is if you might have licensure data for the image on the right. It currently has no data and it says you're the uploader. I added this to my user page (I'm SocratesJedi so it kind of fits) but I wanted to make sure the license is legal before I continue using it for any length of time. Thanks and take care. -SocratesJedi 19:48, 26 Dec 2004 (UTC)

WikiThanks.png Thanks for updating that image page. I really appreciate it! You get a thank you sunflower! -SocratesJedi 09:39, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Ultimately it does not matter how things are arranged, but what makes you put the Brazilian currency on top of everything else? Just curious. Also, I did not understand your mention of the sock puppet. Cheers. Oleg Alexandrov 05:02, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

First about the sock pupet, you are right. I had one account at the beginning, but then I did not like how it sounded, and made another one. I never use the old one anymore.
About the Real page. You have a point again. My explanation was poor, and I did not do a "usage analysis" to see what should come on top. I don't think an usage analysis can be done, and neither does it make much sense.
However, I think most people coming to that page will not look for the Brazilian currency, but rather for something else. I would suggest that the first item in the list be "Real" in the sense of reality. Second could be "Real number", because that's used a lot in the sciences. What's below that probably does not matter too much.
I will not do the change myself, and I agree with you that it does not matter as much. But I would challenge you to think about it. Oleg Alexandrov 18:48, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Can you email me?[edit]

Can you email me with a translation of the points in the Veja piece to which you think I should respond? --Jimbo Wales 04:32, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Veda article[edit]

Thanks for letting me know about the story in Veja. I'd also be interested in a copy of the article if you have one. Angela. 00:49, Jan 25, 2005 (UTC)

Voleyball gold.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Volleyball gold.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much, Woohookitty 08:51, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar Banner[edit]

Your quite welcome. I notice there are other awards people discussed, so I will see what I can do. I gif images for Flags of the World website, so if you wish to get advice on images, let me know. Zscout370 23:11, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Also, I have an idea for the Sports Barnstar. I did the checkered flag idea, however, I did not put a star on a waving flag. I made black and white sqaures and I kept on doing it until I formed a shape of a star. Tell me what you think (I will post the image tomorrow). Zscout370 03:04, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I look forward to seeing your design. Redux 16:59, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Alright, I will try to have it tonight. Also, do you think it will be safe to add the Barnstar of National Merit to the main Barnstar pages? Zscout370 19:54, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

It should be safe. The discussion for the creation of this award was started by me exactly one week ago today, which is a satisfactory time for anyone who might have something to say about it to find out about it and participate – over this one week period, six users gave their opinions in at least one comment, which is not a bad number. The discussion was carried out in the proper place: the talk page of the project page about Awards in Wikipedia and was announced by Grutness and myself in the Village Pump. No one can criticize the procedure for the creation of this new award, but should there it be some sort of "outcry" against the award (unlikely) or it's medal-like appearence (that would be more likely, although I don't believe that it will happen), we can always make adjustments. It will not have been our fault that other people who might have had something to say about awards in Wikipedia were not paying enough attention to see a week-long discussion going on in the talk page of the project page. Odds are that the new award will only get enough attention for any of this to happen once some people actually get it, and by then it might even be too late for a change in the award's appearence or purpose. Regards, Redux 20:19, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

The ribbon design is very generic, and as mentioned, at least three or four medals use this design, and one of them is from a defunct country, the Soviet Union. The rest of the medals are obscure that only those heavily into the medal designs will mention something. Plus, other than the Bronze Star remotely, it looks nothing like real actual medals being presented. This will be different awarding for something just Wikipedia related, instead of some folks awarding a Purple Heart, Order of Canada, Hero of the Soviet Union or Hero of Socialist Labor for stuff. Plus, to be honest, I am still surprised by the RAK Barnstar, I thank you heavily for it. Zscout370 20:29, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Yes, so we already know what we'll say if someone decides to pick on the new award – let us hope it doesn't happen though. As for the RAK Barnstar, I stand by what I said in your talk page: you earned it. Here in Wikipedia, it's amazing how many people post comments saying they agree or disagree with something but then never return to check what's happened, let alone offer any help. You, on the other hand, showed a legitimate interest in the discussion and offered help without being asked (to me particularly, for instance with your offer to draw the medal-like award I had proposed but couldn't create myself). That is ever so rare in Wikipedia and it should indeed be acknowledged. Regards, Redux 20:44, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Looks like Wikipedia is fixed, so lets add this Barnstar tomorrow. Zscout370 04:00, 23 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Ok, I fixed everything. Enjoy, friend. Zscout370 02:03, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week[edit]

I would like to revive this project. I noticed that you've added yourself to the list of available Spanish-to-English translators. Are you interested in working on Spanish Translation of the Week? — J3ff 06:29, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.pngFor everything that you have done with me realted to the Barnstar of National Merit, I, Zscout370 award you a Barnstar. Zscout370 12:17, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

History of Brazil[edit]

Thanks so much-- your note made my day! Until now I'd been having a hard time finding editors interested in Brazil for a couple of years now, and nearly forgot that series. On Russia, China, Germany, and the United States, I've never had trouble finding a community of other contributors willing to divvy up the work; but Brazil doesn't get the attention that it deserves on the English Wikipedia... Let me know if you want to join me in expanding some of the articles. I'd like to start working on them again. 172 00:01, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

172, I wish to join your efforts into editing some of the Russian pages/articles. Zscout370 02:25, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)


For your extensive work in articles pertaining to Brazil, I, Zscout370, hereby award you The Barnstar of National Merit. Congratulations! Zscout370 20:06, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC))

In recognition...[edit]

In recognition of your persistent dedication to the community on Wikipedia_talk:Barnstars_on_Wikipedia, I hereby award you with the The Barnstar of DiligenceClockworkSoul 20:59, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC) (KC)

In recognition of your persistent dedication to the community on Wikipedia_talk:Barnstars_on_Wikipedia, I hereby award you with the The Barnstar of DiligenceClockworkSoul 20:59, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)


...I wasn't deliberately fishing for a barnstar! :) But thank you very much anyway - I shall display it on my user page! Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 22:34, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

You replied: It was my pleasure. The award was well deserved... And I take the opportunity to thank you for the Diligence Barnstar. Thanks should be going to ClockworkSoul, not me, for that barnstar! Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg

User 172[edit]

Hey, I just heard he is stoping his articles. So how exactly going to edit the nationality pages? I want to do the Russian Pages, yet, I do not know what others are doing. Zscout370 15:21, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • I also have a message to pass on to you from 172:

I expressed an interest in continuing work on the history of Brazil articles earlier, but unfortunately I won't be able get around to it. (I was forced to quit as a contributor.) Thanks for the kind words earlier. Sorry to let you down.

I got it, since you do not have an email account on file with Wikipedia or your email settings have been turned off. Zscout370 12:19, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

unverified image[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Scheid gold.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much, JeremyA 03:41, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also: Image:Niteroi neighborhoods.jpg. – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 23:23, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

Image:Scheid gold.jpg[edit]

Greetings. I have listed Image:Scheid gold.jpg on Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion because it has no source or licensing information, and it's not listed in any articles. If you would like this image to be kept, please add source and licensing information, and include it in an article. If you need any help with this, just ask me. Thanks! – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 23:40, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for that. I had forgotten about that image. Indeed, it should be deleted. And I take the opportunity to ensure everybody that has posted on my talk page about image tags that I will get around to all of them. Sorry if I'm taking a little long, but the website has not been working all that well. I've been taking the few opportunities when it does work to contribute in some forums with which I'm involved. I've not forgotten the images though. Thanks to all for bringing them to my attention. Regards, Redux 23:45, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#This is really starting to bug me (abusive edits)[edit]

If it's the article that I'm thinking of—Gustavo Kuerten—then you might ask User:Hemanshu to weigh in. In providing quite a bit of content on 31 May 2004, he/she showed an interest in seeing the article improve, and significant knowledge of the subject at hand. They could at least mediate, if nothing else. (I would offer, but I have almost no knowledge of tennis.) GeorgeStepanek\talk 23:53, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wow, from the length of your reponse, this is really getting to you. Maybe a wikibreak is a good idea. Nothing online is that important. (Except, of course, my article and my disputes! <smile>) But if I might offer a smidgen more advice, I would suggest that you retract and apologise for comments like "you're completely clueless." The moral high ground is always worth fighting for, and it may do something to clear the air. GeorgeStepanek\talk 01:50, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Image source[edit]

Thank you for uploading Image:Beach gold.jpg. Its copyright status is unclear, so it may have to be deleted. Please leave a note on the image page about the source of the image. Thank you. --Ellmist 04:50, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also, Image:Beach gold2.jpg and Image:Beach silver.jpg. --Ellmist 04:54, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sorry to add to wiki stress but... copyright inquiry[edit]

The images on Brazil at the 2004 Summer Olympics are presumably copyright. I think the use we are making of them goes beyond "fair use". We really need a source for those images at least. I'm going to list them on WP:PUI, so feel free to object thereZeimusu | Talk 03:11, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sérgio Vieira de Mello[edit]

Redux, I was wondering if you can look up the awards de Mello was bestowed with? Thanks. Zscout370 18:57, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Just wanted to let you know...[edit]

...that we miss you over at Wikipedia:Barnstar and award proposals. – ClockworkSoul 23:34, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Replicator (Star Trek)[edit]

This I disagree with:

In the fictional Star Trek universe

Is there a non-fictional Star Trek? "fictional" is redundant. I can go with universe, but that also is redundant. To me, "Star Trek" means a fictional universe.

the second Star Trek series, being nonexistent on the original series

the name should be capitalized

[[List of Star Trek: Enterprise episodes#Season 2 (2002-2003)|Dead Stop]]

Red links are not Bad Things (TM) and linking to a list of episodes is rather....uh, bad linking. I never see links link a list.

The device then arranges the molecules in accordance with said formula

How many times can you say formula? It's understood that the formula is being used so why repeat it? Cburnett 01:39, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Doença de Chagas[edit]

Hi Redux, I wrote a comment in the discussion page of rsabbatini, the main author of the article. Would you mind to read it? Tx, Lígia

Hi Ligia. I've taken a look at it. You were right, but Rsabbatini appears to have taken care of it already. Thank you for your interest. Regards, Redux 20:33, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Pope John Paul II[edit]

I wish to send my condolences to you about the loss of the Holy Father. Zscout370 21:26, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)