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Hi, skazka, and welcome to Wikipedia! I saw your question at Wikipedia:Clueless newbies, and whoops, in the course of writing my response I see you've already figured out the answer you were looking for. I don't know too much about browser cookies but if I had to guess, I would say your login timeout issues are probably tied into a preference setting somewhere. I have mine (Mozilla Firefox) set to always save cookies from Wikipedia which keeps me pretty much permanently logged in (even after I quit my browser), although it does sometimes expire if I don't visit the site for long stretches. I'm sorry I can't give you a more technical answer — hopefully someone else who notices your question can — but in the meantime I thought I might offer a few helpful links that might make your contributing experience easier.

If you've still got questions, the FAQ and the Help desk are good places to start. Listing yourself at the new user log will likely guarantee a response from friendly fellow editors as well. If there's anything I can help with, don't hestitate to drop me a note on my talk page -- just remember to sign your comments with four tildes (like this: ~~~~) and your signature will automatically be added.

Again, welcome!

MC MasterChef :: Leave a tip 08:25, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Hi there, and please accept my welcome as well. I just wanted to add a note to MasterChef's explanation below. While there are many reasons to become accidentally logged off, the most common one is not checking the "Remember me" checkbox when you login. If that box is not checked, you will log off as soon as you quit your browser (and yes, this has to do with the cookies). If you check that box when you log in, you should remain logged in even if you close the browser (or restart your computer). Hope this helps. Feel free to drop me a note if you have questions.—Ëzhiki (erinaceus amurensis) 21:22, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi, I too would like to welcome you to Wikipedia. Since three helpers are better than one, feel free to shout here if you need any help. --Master of Puppets 00:08, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Why not make it four? WELCOME!!!!!!--ViolinGirl 21:57, 3 December 2005 (UTC)


You're welcome regarding the sandbox. I'm glad I could be of help.

I don't mean to be presumptuous, but I just wanted to give you the heads up that sometime you will have loads of comments here, and it might help if you created a header for the first comment, so that when others come to leave more, you can remind them at the top to sign their posts, etc...I use Sango123 as an example of this, although I have yet to get around to typing something up like that.

Just thought you might like to know.--ViolinGirl 23:22, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

I know, I trailed around today and saw. Glad everything worked out for you. Now I've got to get around to typing mine up!--ViolinGirl 02:07, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Page layoutEdit

No problem, and I'm quite flattered by the kind credit you gave for several sentences and a plain <div> tag. ;-) In time, you'll most likely find more convenient and aesthetically appealing arrangements, but thanks for choosing my layout as a start! Please let me know if you need anything else. Happy editing, Sango123 (talk) 02:10, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!!Edit

MERRY CHRISTMAS, CKA3KA! Hope it's a wonderful one! (happy New Year, too!)--ViolinGirl 13:13, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Beer projectEdit

Absolutely, you're welcome to sign on and help out where you see fit, no permission requierd! I'm sure we'll benefit considerably from your contributions, especially with your background in homebrewing and copy editing. You should add your name to the project page, under the Participants heading, and you may wish to post an introduction on the project's discussion page. Feel free to edit anything beer-related that you want to, and you can also keep up with what other people are doing and learn some of the tricks and approaches that other people use by browsing through the project and project talk pages.

I'm glad to hear of your interest and look forward to coming across your future contributions, and feel free to drop me a note at any time, whether you need help or not!


Daniel11 08:45, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Crosslinking to Wikipages in other languagesEdit

Hi, Skazka! Glad to see you stayed around and are now actively involved! Sure hope you are having fun here.

As for your question: if you want to add links to your account in Wikipedias in other languages, it is actually pretty simple. For example, if you had an account under the same user name (CKA3KA) in Russian Wikipedia, you would need to add this to your user page:


This will effectively add an interwiki link (located in the left part of the screen) to your Russian account. For other languages, just replace "ru" with a different language code.

If you need to link to an article in another Wikipedia, it's very similar. For example, if you wanted to add a link to the Beer article on German wiki, you'd write this:


which will look like this: de:Bier. First semicolon is optional on user pages and user talk pages, but in the article space it prevents the link to show as an interwiki instead of a regular link.

If you don't want the "de:" portion to show up, just use the standard pipe trick:


which'll show up like this: Bier.

I see that Alex already answered your question on my talk page, but I thought I'd provide a bit more details in case it still was not clear.

Hope this helps. If you happen to have any more questions in the future, feel free to contact me again. I'm always glad to help.—Ëzhiki (ërinacëus amurënsis) 01:52, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Pixar in SpanishEdit

I took a look at that issue with the Pixar thing. Hope I was helpful. Charles Dexter Ward 01:43, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

:) Indeed I chose the name based on "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward". Guess I did it because one of the things I have been editing the most are Lovecraft-related articles since I created my account. Anyway, glad I could help and hope to "see" you around soon. Charles Dexter Ward 11:46, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Anthony — and falconryEdit



  • ... If falconry is a topic you know something about, would you mind popping on over to the article and giving it a look-see? Thanks! —CKA3KA (Skazka) 08:39, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • I have put the deleted training matter back, as a pointer to a page Falconry (training), which includes a boldface warning that the page is not a training manual. Anthony Appleyard 10:15, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Don HarlowEdit

See the dif from when I added it — it not realy encyclopedic, and had 2 images that were deleted shortly after I tagged it.

I think it is safe to remove it, and you can go ahead and do it; I am at work :p Admrb♉ltz (T | C) 22:50, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Hey there!Edit

Hey there, old friend! I don't know if you remember me, but I greeted you back when I was a newbie. Was just checking out how my old acquaintances are holding up (I hope well). Cheers! M o P 06:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh well, it shows you're modest enough to be a useful contributor without stirring up the bee's nest. Oh, and these time constraints; are they because of Real Life? Because who cares about a job when you have Wikipedia? :P M o P 21:03, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Beer cats & kittensEdit

It has been suggested by User:BrianSmithson and supported by User:Syrthiss that the Beer and brewery categories should be renamed. This proposal has been supported and expanded by myself. The notion is that the regional categories should follow the format of "Beer and breweries in Africa" /Europe/Asia/North America/South America/Oceania. "Brewers and breweries" could also be renamed "Beer and breweries by region". And all the countries should also be renamed (and merged if needed) as, for example, "Beer and breweries of Germany", "Beer and breweries of Britain", "Beer and breweries of Poland". The word in each case would be beer rather than beers to allow for general articles on beer culture in each region as well as individual beers.

Comments, suggestions, objections, free beer and simple votes to Wiki Beer Project SilkTork 15:29, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

They were laid by a chocolate bunny. Go on, take them! :P _-M o P-_ 04:40, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter! :D _-M o P-_ 04:40, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

A tiny favour.Edit

Hi there CKA3KA, I hope I'm not bothering you too much; I was just wondering, if you have any spare time in your busy schedule, could you look at the Editor review page and try to maybe review me? I'm trying to find out how I can improve and how I'm viewed on Wikipedia. Much thanks! _-M o P-_ 04:42, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks so much! Though I must admit, I think you're a few thousand times cooler than I am. _-M o P-_ 20:52, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

365 days? in guqin articleEdit

Under the heading Construction, we find the following statement: "The entire length of the qin (in Chinese measurements) is 3 feet, 6.5 inches, representing the 365 days of the year (though this is just a standard since qins can be shorter or longer depending on the period's measurement standard or the maker's preference)."

I'm not sure I quite follow this. The guqin is apparently a very old instrument, so surely (as the final parenthetical phrase suggests) the original makers would not have been working with English Imperial measurements. If we say that the standard length "represents" the days of the year, then that implies that the standard length was deliberately established with that concept in mind.

The article adds the parenthetical phrase "in Chinese measurements." Is the author of these words saying that the English Imperial length of "3 feet, 6.5 inches" is an approximation of a Chinese measurement that works out to be roughly (or even precisely) equivalent to 3 feet, 6.5 inches? If so, then it seems unlikely that the ancient designers would have had "3 feet, 6.5 inches" in mind when they created the qin. Perhaps more recent Chinese instrument makers may have adopted this standard because they like the idea of aligning the length of the guqin to the length of the year, but if that's the case it would be nice to see that in the text.

On the other hand, perhaps there is an ancient Chinese system of measurement that reckons the length of the instrument at 3 "something," 6.5 "something," and the author is just calling these units feet and inches for the sake of simplicity in an English-language encyclopedia. If this is the case, then I'd like to suggest that the original units of measure be restored, perhaps with a brief explanation as to what they mean.

As it is, I, as the reader, tend to suspect that the length of the instrument really has nothing to do with the days of the week, but rather that the length in feet/inches is a coincidence that was noticed at some point in the recent history of the instrument and added to the guqin's mythology because it was appealing. If this is the case, then it might not be suitable fare for an encyclopedia article.

Of course, it's also possible that I've missed something that is obvious to everyone else. It wouldn't be the first time. :-) —CKA3KA (Skazka) 16:50, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

  • This measurement is refered to in many ancient texts about the qin. It obviously mreans in 'Chinese measurements' (i.e. Che/chi, cun and fen). The 'feet and inches' stuff is just an equivelant. If you find the statement needs more clarification, then I can add it in and reword it a bit. --Charlie Huang 【正矗昊】 17:22, 20 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi there, CKA3KA! It's nice to hear from you.

Basically, since the page in question is a suspected copyright infringement, it is handled somewhat differently from an outright deletion. To place a page on AfD, you simply add an {{afd}} tag and then go to the "this article's entry" link to the AfD page where you place a new listing. For speedy deletions you add a {{db|''Reason for deletion''}} tag to the top of the page—the page will be deleted by next available admin patrolling the list of speedies. With copyright problems, however, the procedure is to replace contents with the signed {{copyvio|url=source URL}} ~~~~ tag and then list the page on WP:COPYVIO (please also see that page for exceptions, if you are interested).

I am going to let you do this yourself since I gather that you want to practice in such matters, but if you don't want to do it or if you are having problems—please let me know; I'll list this page for you. In any case, thanks for bringing a potential problem to everyone's attention! Hope you are enjoying Wikipedia.—Ëzhiki (ërinacëus amurënsis) • (yo?); 12:11, 4 May 2006 (UTC)


Your vote/opinion on brewery notability is requested here: [1] SilkTork 12:22, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


The line about the McClure movie is cited later in the article, in the "Retirement" section. Zagalejo^^^ 01:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

No worries! Zagalejo^^^ 02:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Beer category decisionEdit

A discussion has been opened on changes that have been made to the existing Beer category system. The changes reverse the decision made by the Project in April 2006. The changes were based on agreement by only two people, and by a discussion that took place outside the Beer Project. There may be some merit in the changes, and to prevent future conflict it is important that there is some discussion of the matter. If you're interested, please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Beer#Brewery_cats. SilkTork *YES! 14:09, 14 July 2008 (UTC)


You probably don't remember me, but we talked about 3 years ago. Not trying to be creepy or anything, I just remembered that when I was looking through my old archives. Just wanted to check in, see what's up... well, cheers! :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 07:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


Privet, CKA3KA.

Forgive my use of Roman characters.

Please go easy on the person who wrote the page on "falconry." Please especially eschew excessive criticism on the obnoxious subject, "This article's tone or style may not be appropriate for Wikipedia." We are not machines. Why should the articles not have different voices?

Yes, some of it is probably wrong, but we will never know the correct answers. I suggest for a reference T. H. White's THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, where he specifies that merlins are restricted to the clergy--I think--and the same author's BESTIARY--although I confess that I have not scoured it for falconry references.

The BOKE OF ST. ALBANS is almost certainly wrong, in that it allows commoners the use of raptors, specifically the kestrel. A great deal of the structure of Shakespeare's ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL depends on the fact that Helena, a commoner, cannot successfully pursue her love, Bertram, until by marrying him at the King's command, she becomes the noble Countess Rossilion. After that she has the wings of a hawk, as witnessed by the Widow who, when she spies Helena, cries out, "Here comes a pilgrim." A "pilgrim," as I could show by a complicated French/English etymology, is related to "peregrine," a kind of hawk. Shakespeare loved the Middle Ages, loved Middle English, used both frequently in his plays, and was a lot closer to the year 1450 than we are (and certainly knew more than I do, so I copy him slavishly).

I cannot understand the instruction "sign your posts by typing four tildes." Okay here are the four tildes:

Delossbrown (talk) 04:57, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

And here is my name:

Best wishes.

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