ArchiveEdit


Co-op (supermarket)Edit

I posted a merge request on this page. If you're interested, please leave your comments at Talk:Co-op (supermarket). --Dforest 01:04, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

ToolserverEdit

hi. you asked for an account on m:Toolserver. if you're still interested, please give me an SSH key (either on my talk page or by email to keturner [at] livejournal.com). thanks, kate. (ps: i notice your map resource appears to be running on MediaWiki. the current policy is that users should not have their own installations of large PHP applications for security reasons. if this is likely to be a problem, please let me know and we can probably work something out.)

Map projectEdit

Hi Egil,

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you will be back in the future. Currently i'm working on the state leaders per year project. Maybe some of the people from there want to work on the map project to make historical maps.--Daanschr 09:20, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

WarningsEdit

Hi, could you please make a habit of signing warnings on anon talk pages so that further admins adding warnings/considering blocking can know when/what happened at a glance. Thanks. - RoyBoy 800 00:34, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

You have been nominatedEdit

Hello. I've reviewed your contributions to Wikipedia, your edit history, community involvement, bot maintenance, promotion of images to feature status, and cannot understand why, until just minutes ago, Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Egil did not exist. It does now, so go do something about it.  :-) Hall Monitor 20:12, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words. I've now accepted the nomination, and added the article here — hope that is the right way to do it. -- Egil 08:24, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Think nothing of it. Congratulations in advance, it is only a matter of time. Hall Monitor 21:06, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Stig Olai KapskarmoEdit

After reading the article, I agree. Kapskarmo is only a local politician, and unless they are mayors or something, they fail WP:BIO. I will support the article's deletion if you nominate it. Regarding the categorization, I just recategorized it because I had first sorted Terje Søviknes under "T" rather than "S", realized that, then made a skim through the category to find others who had been listed by first name rather than surname. Sjakkalle (Check!) 14:46, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Oh, I see you have already nominated that one once, tell you what, I will nominate it. Sjakkalle (Check!) 14:49, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

I have listed it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stig Olai Kapskarmo (2nd nomination). He does appear to be on the council, this list places him in last place. Sjakkalle (Check!) 15:02, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations!Edit

I'm pleased to inform you that you are now an administrator. Please consider reading all the material on the administrators' reading list before testing out your new privileges. Though everything you do, excluding image deletions and page history merges, is reversible, you should nevertheless be very careful with your sysop capabilities. For instructions, please see the administrators' how-to guide. Good luck! — Dan | Talk 19:50, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

    • Congrats on adminship. Dlyons493 Talk 21:13, 3 November 2005 (UTC)


RedirectEdit

Hi Egil, even if pseuoscientific approaches well exist in historical metrology, this was not the case with the content of Historical measures as seen by pseudoscience article you created once. I redirected to Pseudoscientific metrology. Perhaps since, you saw that me like you, I'm foe of all pseudoscience.

Perhaps you also saw my recent edits in Geographic coordinate system* and Cubit. Thus, I hope you can accept the this redirect. This content had been treated as pseudo all-too long.

Have a good day, -- Paul Martin 17:47, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

  • I verified, this was my SP Match. No sad.

"Centre" vz. "Village"Edit

A "Villages in Norway" category has popped up by itself. Which accentuates the question about the right term for the Norwegian tettsted. My vote is pretty clearly for village. Webster has for village: "a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town". Which is what we are looking for, exactly. Note that village in English is not an exact synonym for landsby in Norwegian. -- Egil 10:14, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

I agree. Moreover, Category:Villages in Norway belongs to the subcategory Category:Villages, whereas Category:Centers in Norway does not really belong to any category. Can we just be bold and move all articles in Category:Centers to Category:Villages? In addition, of course, to other, misplaced articles in Category:Cities in Norway and Category:Towns in Norway such as Koppang. By the way, I think we should keep the distinction between city and town. Punkmorten 19:12, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

umm, why did u put the disambiguation is spanish?--Ewok Slayer 02:59, 24 November 2005 (UTC)my bad

I did a total rewrite of List of cities in Norway and coordinated the categories accordingly. Everything should be in order now, except that Category:Centers in Norway still exists. What to do? Punkmorten 23:19, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Utterly useless articleEdit

Hi! Could you consider speedy deleting Kjelsås j91? Punkmorten 17:04, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, as far as I can see it does not fulfill Wikipedia:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion. It is about a real team, and not patent nonsense. I'm pretty sure the team seems to be not notable enough for Wikipedia, so I'm making it a candidate for ordinary deletion. -- Egil 15:02, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
Well, well. It will go anyway. Punkmorten 16:17, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Also my House of Trouser entry is not vandalism. It is a valid location on an internationally known TV show. Merge it, don't delete it. Don't be such a snob! Cls14 00:42, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

ToolserverEdit

I hope you are still interested on a account on Toolserver. It would be good. I have write a little bit http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Toolserver. The access is with Winscp really easy and comfortable, there you can also generate your keys with putty. de:Benutzer:kolossos 08:55, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

P.S.: What do you think about Wikipedia-de-dyn.kmz and Wikipedia-en-dyn.kmz for Google Earth? de:Benutzer:kolossos15:06, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

WickedEdit

Hello Egil!

As an administrator, would you know of some sections of the norwegian section were there might be some effort worth doing? I am specially referring to sections related to Philosophy and Political science... Happy new year by the way! Axezz 17:37, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

"Landscapes" of Norway » (Traditional) Districts of NorwayEdit

Hello Egil. About the awkward rendering of landskap into the cognate "landscape". I have inserted a short section on all counties that list these smaller zones of local identity, folklore and dialect. I have called these districts and changed from landscapes where appropriate. BUT, I still feel that traditional district would be optimal, since district alone sounds like something that has to do with health care or voting or mail service. //Big Adamsky 07:22, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

I have no strong feelings here, traditional district is OK too (historical would be wrong, since they still exist). In addition to districts being unified in a cultural and geographical sense, in many cases the distrcts have administrative meaning too, since it is often the case that municipalities will organize common entities for utilities, health care, education etc that covers a traditonal district. But there is no formal requirement to do so. -- Egil 08:40, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Parallel computingEdit

Hi! I've noticed that you've made some large contributions to the article Parallel computing. There is presently a discussion on restructuring various articles on concurrency and parallel computing taking place at Talk:Concurrent programming language#On the proposed merge, and I thought you might want to make your views known.

There is also some talk of starting a Concurrency Wikiproject to coordinate efforts on taming the structure and content of the diverse articles on concurrency and parallel computing. Would you be interested in contributing to this effort?

--Allan McInnes 17:17, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Districts of NorwayEdit

Excellent. Williamborg

movesEdit

Thanks for the help... I thought it would be easy, but it wasn't! I'm sorry. Peregrine981 03:48, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Stop immediately!Edit

You are deleting many of the images by one of Wikipedias best and most recognized photographers, Uwe Kils- He has clearly marked the images as gfdl self, although he does not use the tag. -- Egil 07:13, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

I haven't deleted a single image. OrphanBot's removed a number of them from articles, though. --Carnildo 07:23, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
I've just checked OrphanBot's log. Unless Uwe Kils is uploading under some other username, it's removed exactly one image from four articles. --Carnildo 07:29, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Your robot (hopefully) acts by the exact instructions you gave it, it does not have a will of its own, it is doing what you want. You cannot blame your robot. -- Egil 07:44, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Yes, and the exact instructions were to "orphan all images in Category:Images with unknown copyright status and all subcategories that have been tagged for more than five days, or if tagged without a date, were uploaded more than five days ago. For all images, notify the uploader if there is no evidence of a notification already, and OrphanBot has not notified them about an image recently. For all images acted upon, save a local copy of the image in case deleting the image turns out to have been a mistake." OrphanBot is performing exactly as specified. If you feel that blame is needed, blame User:Admrboltz, who tagged the image as "no license". --Carnildo 08:21, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
I already did. -- Egil 09:38, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Care to give me an example? --Admrb♉ltz (T | C) 14:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Image:Vikingshipkils.jpg&oldid=35452919 -- Egil 15:46, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Granted, yes the license is in the upload hist, which I didnt notice when I was tagging the images, but it was not noted in the main image page when i tagged it -Admrb♉ltz (T | C) 15:56, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

extending to a weekEdit

It's fine if you've extended it, but the reason I chose such a small time is because it's a school IP, so most likely, the person vandalising will move on in at least 1-3 hours and any new people will end up suffering. Blocking for a week is fine for a private IP address, but public ones affect many people, so i tend not to go beyong 24 hours for them. Still, I trust your judgement and will not change the block you imposed. -- PRueda29 / Ptalk29 / Pcontribs29 14:36, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Agreed that it is collective punishment, but for this particular school there has been nothing but massive vandalism the last couple of months, and at some point the school must take responsibility for the actions of their pupils. They can always ask for unblocking. -- Egil 15:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

security-copy of KvalebergEdit

Your mapsources-Wiki is very important for the Wikipedia. Since I know that the Toolserver will not the right place for the wiki, i think about a possibility to increment the dependability and safeness of it. Can you send me the Wiki-folder and a Database-dump? So I would make a copy on my server http://www.alder-digital.de

So it would be also possible to share the traffic (I have 50 GB per month free) but thats not my priority intension. de:Benutzer:kolossos

I hope for a short answer, my e-mail is: tim at alder-digital dott de. Or do you have a problem with my plan? de:Benutzer:kolossos 10:33, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Page name for temperature articlesEdit

To avoid flip-flopping between 'degree Fahrenheit' and 'Fahrenheit' or 'degree Celsius' and 'Celsius', I propose that we have a discussion on which we want. I see you have contributed on units of measurement, please express your opinion at Talk:Units of measurement. Thanks. bobblewik 22:07, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Google Maps copyrightEdit

Hi! I'm about to do MAJOR work on List of villages in Norway and former municipalities of Norway. How are the copyright rules for Google Maps? Are screenshots from this service allowed/free to use? Punkmorten 07:26, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Afraid not. Google maps terms and conditions says: For individual users, Google Local, including local search results, maps, and photographic imagery, is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. Etc.
What are you interested in? There are some satelite photos and even maps what are available, but generally not very much, because Norway (as does the rest of Europe) issues public map data on commercial terms only. -- Egil 12:42, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Ptolemy spellingsEdit

Hi there. I am currently tidying up the Ptolemaic links in Wikipedia, prior to doing a disambiguation page for this term (it currently redirects to Ptolemaic dynasty, when many of the Ptolemaic links refer to Ptolemy). I am also tidying up the Ptolomaic links (a mis-spelling of Ptolemaic that is redirected to the correct spelling). I noticed that User:Egil/Sandbox/rktect is linked to Ptolomaic. I guess it doesn't matter that much, and the content has changed drastically since you wrote the account about rktect, and it is effectively an archive, but I thought I'd drop a note here to let you know. Carcharoth 22:39, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Shock waveEdit

Hallo Egil. I rolled back your change in Shock wave. The problem was that your edit changed the meaning of the sentence. If you'd like to change the style again, please keep in mind that there are several different ways to compress gas flowing supersonically, of which waveless isentropic compression, Prandtl-Meyer compression, and shock waves are three. AKAF 08:07, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. In that case, I would claim that the current wording could be misunderstood, i.e. that the or means that shock wave is another word for the other two. -- Egil 09:47, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Not a problem. In fact I agree, and hopefully the description can be whipped into shape. I've tried a bit of an extension too.AKAF 12:11, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Help pleaseEdit

Hi! Can you do something about 72.229.186.113 (talk · contribs). The modifications he's making clearly show that he's an anonymous sockpuppet vandal that has been here last night and before. I warned him but he inores me. He keeps reverting and vandalising today, using this new IP. --Realek 16:22, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

When you make claims about someone being a sockpuppet or acting against 3RR (as you do here), you must provide some evidence. Otherwise you should refrain from making such claims. Throwing about acusations will only further a conflict. Since this users edit had clear elements of vandalism, and he has been warned, I have given him a temporary block. -- Egil 16:39, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

HilariousEdit

Nice edit summary. :) Quarl (talk) 2006-04-06 09:43Z

Cool that you noticed! -- Egil 16:10, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

More copyeditEdit

I invite you to more copyedit on Jotun (company), as the article has grown a tiny bit lately. Nordby73 22:25, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Kjetil r as admin on commonsEdit

Hi! The norwegians have put foreward an admin request on commons, commons:Template:Administrators/Requests and votes/Kjetil r. It would be nice to have your votes! — John Erling Blad (no) 21:39, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Maritime military history task forceEdit

I just wanted to let you know that a Maritime warfare task force has been established. Inge 12:08, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for the entries to the Norwegian computer history-related pages - I'm especially happy about the NORD-10 fixes. It was needed :)

Out of curiosity... where did you stumble on these links? Is it possible that my blog has an actual reader? :) toresbe 08:56, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

GeocoordsEdit

Hello Egil, your services mapsources brings following error message:

Warning: dir(/home2/egil/kvaleberg-www/wiki/skins): failed to open dir: No such file or directory  in /home/egil/public_html/wiki/includes/Skin.php on line 23
Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/egil/public_html/wiki/includes/Skin.php on line 26

http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/?params=50_50_00_N_12_55_00_E_type:city(247094)_region:DE-SN

Thanks de:Benutzer:Kolossos

Sorry, if my telephone-call disturbed you. It was a unusully way but the only way I know. And thank you again for the work you have done for wikipedia, it is the base for all my work [1]. de:Benutzer:Kolossos
I am looking at the problem. The ISP where this is hosted has changed equipment. Cannot promise a fix today. Of course, the help from anyone to make Wikipedia host the mapsource service on their own servers (where it belongs IMHO), is appreciated. -- Egil 23:18, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Fixed a config issue, but I still do not have the database content. Working with the ISP to resolve, but haven't got an answer yet. -- Egil 07:37, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
I have put in a plea here to one of the deveoplers. Incidentally, what is your traffic level Egil? -- RHaworth 22:34, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
I left some statistics here. The database is now in place, but some more configuration is still required. -- Egil 07:55, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

ŻagańEdit

Hello, Egil. I'm Kondzio1990 from Poland. Can you write an article about my city (Żagań)? Kondzio1990 08:02, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

NPOV editing helpEdit

Would you mind dropping by Talk:AVR_Butterfly? I'd like some specific feedback on how to address your concerns about the article. Thanks! --Bushing 09:09, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Imho it is mostly with regards to 'tone' - it describes the product with the same type of total positive note as is found in an ad. A more neutral point of view is better. -- Egil 16:48, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay. I'd like to fix it, but I'd rather hash out the specifics on the article's talk page, if you'll join me there... --Bushing 07:25, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

PopulationEdit

Hi! I got in touch with you a few months ago about an IP editor changing population figures for Norwegian towns - well, he's at it again, see here. Even if the figures are correct, no source or methodology for the figures are given, and he's not changing the accompanying date (i.e. as of 200x the popn. was... ). I'm not an expert on the topic so I wonder if you could investigate. This is a particularly troublesome IP for edits to UK geography articles, so it might be worth keeping an eye on. Aquilina 17:55, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Seems not well founded, so I have reverted them all. Thanks for the info. Other edits from the same IP seem legitimate enough. Strange. -- Egil 12:10, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Sturve Geodetic ArcEdit

Greetings, Egil. I have been doing some research to expand the article of the Hogland island in the Finnish Gulf. In that conjunction I came across the Struve Geodetic Arc, which has one (or two?) points on the island. However, in the article on SGA the points in Russia are a little strangely marked, and I tracked back the original edition to you. It says:

Russia

   * "Mäki-päälys" (Mäkipällys) in Kingisepp
   * "Hogland, Z" (Gogland, Tochka Z) in Kingisepp

Now; Mäkinpäällys is a hill on Hogland (spelled Gogland, when transscribed from cyrillic letters), but Kingisepp is a small town in Russia close to the Estonian border. (See eg. Map of Russia) If we examine the description of the arc for instance at [Struve Geodetic Arc - A tour de force in land surveying before the satellite era (National Land Survey of Finland) and open the pop-up "Struve-brochure(pdf)" (Which I didn't manage to make a link of...) we see that the arc doesnt go anywhere near Kingisepp, (Neither does it go near the town Kuressaare, that in the history has been named Kingissepp also) though there is a dotted line from Tartu (Dorpat) to some observatory near St. Petersburg, which I don't know the meaning of, that may go right over Kingissepp. But if we look at the magnification of the original, there actually seems to be two dots close to each other on the same hill. "Tochka" means "second" or "number two" in Russian, if I recall right.

My request is: Could you be so kind to check your sources in the matter? (Or give me a link, so I can do it?) rgds. -Islander(Scandinavia) 14:26, 16 August 2006 (UTC) (And sorry for as usual not being able to express myself briefly...)

It could very well be a typo. Just fix it to what the authorative sources say. The following seems to be a good resource also: http://whc.unesco.org/archive/advisory_body_evaluation/1187.pdf -- Egil 20:15, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I've actually studied that page earlier yesterday, and though it seems to confirm my doubts, it doesn't seem reliable enough really (or interpretable enough...), but I'll fix it like that, and hope somebody comes with better knowledge. Should we copy this conversation to the discussion page of the arc? -Islander(Scandinavia) 00:45, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
I found out what was the problem. Apart from being a town, Kingisepp (or actually Kingiseppsky) is also an administrative region, to which Hogland also is counted. I will slowly correct it in the different projects. (Though the ones where I don't have a signature, are very sceptic. The german one throwed it out immediately, as "Undeutsches Deutsch", and nynorsk took some convincing...) Islander(Scandinavia) 01:26, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
It has been a few years since I wrote my thesis about this but we need not to forget that the SGA also used material from previous triangular measurments of the areas it passed through as well as SGA calculations for the new triangulation work later. In some documents from those measurements you can see odd bulges i.e. in the north (where they used Maupertius points and measurements) [2], that is one reson why it is deviating from the Tartu meridian. I have seen documents in the Finnish Geodetic Institute where there different measurements are on the same map. It could also be a matter of misunderstanding. MoRsE 15:45, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

kvaleberg.com wiki broken?Edit

Hi, the kvaleberg.com wiki seems severely broken, with circular redirects and database errors. I've managed to leave a comment on the wiki itself, but thought I should post a note here in case you aren't reading it. EdC 12:08, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Holmenkollen ski jumpEdit

I saw what you did regarding the Holmenkollen and the Holmenkollen ski jump and I like what you did. I do have a problem though with what was done and that is would it not make more sense to have the ski jump as part of the Holmenkollen ski festival? My reasoning behind this is that the jump is the centerpiece of the festival though you also have to include the compeitions such as the cross country skiing, ski jumping, nordic combined, and biathlon. I am in the process of overhauling the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and was planning on returning to the Holmenkollen article to include the biathlon winners and to put in more information on the ski jump as part of the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. This article has the potential of reaching "Good Article" status, but it needs some more information to justify this. Would it make more sense to change this article's name to the Holmenkollen ski festival with the ski jump? Look at some of the winners and medalists that now have to be overhauled. You are talking legends like Thomas Wassberg, Thorleif Haug, Stefania Belmondo, Julija Tchepalova, Lauritz Bergendahl among others. Chris 12:59, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem with that - my main thing was to seperate the geographical area in Oslo called Holmenkollen from the ski arena and ski jump. I've tried to make distinctive wikilinks for Holmenkollen ski jump, Holmenkollen ski festival, Holmenkollen medal etc so they can be redirected and rearranged without having to go through lots of articles. -- Egil 14:00, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

maps / kvaleberg.comEdit

I dont know if you are right person: If I click in article London on coordinates, it gives error. --Li-sung 16:31, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I was about to make the same complaint. Only, it wasn't very many days since it worked fine. Islander(Scandinavia) 23:06, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Egil, would you check your website? The mapextension there gives an error. I'm missing the helpful links to map sites. BTW I opened a thread on Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Activating_the_mapsource_extension_on_Wikipedia about activating the extension on wikipedia (would be about time). -- User:Docu

There's a script on www.nsesoftware.nl that links to Google Maps, using the same parameter format that kvaleberg.com did: http://www.nsesoftware.nl/wiki/maps.asp?params=52_22_0_N_4_54_0_E_type:city(746000)_region:NL .
It's under construction, at the moment there is a problem with type:city(nnn), region is ignored, and the calculation of the zoomfactor is not 100% correct. - Erik Baas 20:33, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Kvaleberg.com map-sourcesEdit

As a temporary solution, the coordinates currently point to a version the toolserver. Would you re-post the contents of the map-source pages (e.g. the global, the /CH and /Europe) to User:Magnus Manske/GeoTemplate or Wikipedia:Map sources? Thanks -- User:Docu

I will see what I can manage. Pretty busy right now, sorry. -- Egil 18:53, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Is the data of the mapsource pages still available in your Mysql database, or did it crash? I'd be glad if you could repost the pages to wikipedia. -- User:Docu
Haven't had time to check yet. These are silly times. Will get back to you asap. -- Egil 14:47, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Hope times aren't too hard on you and you will have some time to look into this. User:Magnus Manske/GeoTemplate hasn't much expanded. -- User:Docu
I suppose I have to go and collect them once more. -- User:Docu

Holmenkollen medal questionEdit

Since you live in Norway and are familiar with the Holmenkollen ski festival, can you please help put some information in the Holmenkollen medal. 1. Are Lauritz Bergendahl & Lars Bergendahl father & son? 2. Are Harald Økern & Olav Økern father & son?

Can you please assist? Chris 14:43, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Lars was son of Lauritz's brother [3]. With regards to Harald and Olav I do not have any information, but they were both members of Bærums Skiklubb, fwiw. -- Egil 20:13, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for putting in the information on the Økerns. I just entered into the Holmenkollen medal article with two uncle-nephew combonations winning the medal. The Bergendahls (Lauritz and Lars) and the Økerns (Harald and Olav). Chris 23:32, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Holmenkollen ski jump GA nominationEdit

FYI. The Holmenkollen ski jump has been submitted for a Good Article nomination. Chris 13:37, 3 October 2006 (UTC)


Image:Magcom 3b.jpgEdit

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Leading EdgeEdit

I added some substance and references to the Leading Edge (company) article which you very correctly nominated for AfD due to lack of substantiated notability. I found references showing the company's role as a leading PC clone company (their sales were in the top 10 among PC companies at the peak), and some details of their eventual demise. The clones worked well (I fire up one last year which had lived unpowered in the attic for about 8 years, and after a little TLC it worked as well as new). But the price cuts in the 1990s wiped out profitability, and eventually they bit the dust. Regards. Edison 20:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Invite to WikiProject SpamEdit

Hey there! I saw you reverting or removing linkspam. Thanks! If you're interested, come visit us in Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam so we can work together in our efforts to clean spam from Wikipedia. Hu12 21:25, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Vandal UniversalgeniusEdit

Universalgenius (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) has vandalized the France 24 page, and engaged in name-calling. Please ban. Arbiteroftruth 09:39, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Do not use the term "vandalism" when not called for. Calm down. You, along with other users, are escalating a factual conflict into something silly. I suggest you take a one day wikibreak, research the facts, then come back with the proper references for your facts. -- Egil 09:58, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Egil, it appears Universalgenius IS a vandal afterall. I knew it! However, I do admit I needed to calm down. Arbiteroftruth 14:29, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

CategoriesEdit

"Every page in the article namespace should belong to at least one category. Categories should be major topics that are likely to be useful to someone reading the article." Kappa Sigma is a useful category to "someone reading" all the articles I tagged.

"Questions to ask to determine whether it is appropriate to add an article to a category:"

"If the category does not already exist, is it possible to write a few paragraphs or more on the subject of the category, explaining it? " Definetly. "If you go to the article from the category, will it be obvious why the article was put in the category? Is the category subject prominently discussed in the article?" Well, being that I only tagged articles mentioning the organization, I'd say so.

Richard.longstreth 22:47, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Look man, I'm not sure what your problem is, but now you're removing tags of founding fathers from the Kappa Sigma Article as well as from the Category. The copyright issue is being addressed, under review, and has one week to be corrected according to Wiki rules. I'm not going to undo your attacks against my fraternity just yet, but know that I've noticed and your behavior is unacceptable. Grow up, deal with it. Leave me and my organization alone. If you have problems regarding categories, fine, but you've over-stepped your bounds.Richard.longstreth 07:50, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Unsigned commentEdit

Why did you delete all the info from the Betar Australia page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bslistquestion (talkcontribs)

The reason is that it did not fit within the Wikipedia requirements for notability. See Wikipedia:notability to read more about it. I assume the subject is of interest to you, so I would suggest you find some other website to include this detailled information about Betar Australia. Cheers! -- Egil 16:37, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

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What about a new extension (Special:GeoHackMapsources) ?Edit

Your great tool must be integrate to WP (as Special:Booksources is). You should submit this to bugzilla   <STyx 19:17, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


conrad hiltonEdit

do you have a reason for your revision>? surely an overt act of racisim or antinorweiganism by a leader lauded for his humanity is worthy of note; it seems well within the scope of the wiki guidliens and follows npov - reporting pertinient facts —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.60.137.141 (talkcontribs)

Please see Talk:Conrad_Hilton#Removed_section -- Egil 16:38, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Could you help me?Edit

Hello Egil! I'm Ipintza, from the spanish wikipedia. I work in an Aeronauthical Technologies Center in Spain, and we are looking for information abouth tests on adhesives. Your article "Adhesive" has been very usefull for us. Could you say us (here, in your discussion) where do you has obtained the information abouth tests? Authors, papers,... Thank you!

I am sorry, but I am no expert on adhesives. I did not write the article, I only did some very minor edits. I suggest you may try to ask the question on Talk:Adhesive instead. Egil 21:49, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Geo microformatEdit

Please will you help to implement the Geo microformat in the Coor d template? Thank you. Andy Mabbett 09:16, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Template:Infobox KommuneEdit

Hei! I will be working on brining the list municipalities of Norway to featured status, modelling it on List of municipalities of Portugal. I need to fill in the parameters in the table, and thus I contact you as the creator of Template:Infobox Kommune: Where can I find the sources for area and population ranks? Is there a such thing as population density ranks? Punkmorten 11:27, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Again, what sources did you use? Punkmorten 21:26, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

SSB Norway, e.g. http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1516 -- Egil
Great, but: What about the rankings, how do we know which place a certain municipality has in the rankings? Punkmorten 14:26, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for my repeated asking, but I need to know how the rankings were compiled. Seeing as I want to bring the list municipalities of Norway to featured status, I need sources (I can't base the list data on the respective infobox of each municipality, out of caution for vandalization/random edits). Cheers, Punkmorten 21:15, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
I won't give up... Is there a source for the rankings? Punkmorten 15:51, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
The data is official data from SSB, and as far as I can remember I just picked them up and sorted them myself. That was easy enough. Egil 18:56, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

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Old Bishop's palace, OsloEdit

Hi Egil, could you by any chance add any information to this thread here [4] there seems to ne no information available anywhere on the subject. Thanks Giano 12:52, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Old Bishop's Palace, OsloEdit

Hi there. Following a conversation here, I was told that you might be able to help work out what this "Old Bishop's Palace" is in Oslo? My interest stems from the reference to James I of England marrying his wife (Anne of Denmark/Norway) there. But there is confusion over whether this is an earlier structure (different from the existing one), and when the current building was built. Any help (and links or pictures!) would be much appreciated. Carcharoth 12:55, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Oops. Giano said it much quicker above! :-) Carcharoth 12:56, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
My answer is here. -- Egil 20:05, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I've replied briefly there and at more length below. Carcharoth 09:44, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Once again, thanks for your reply over there, it really made things a lot clearer. Here is the bit I'm still puzzling over. Would you be able to explain the references to a mayor called "Christian Mule"? I found the following at this blog:

"Oslo Ladegård was built on top of the old Bishops house from 1579. The site itself, however, contains remnants of buildings going back to around 1200. The medieval buildings were abandoned in 1554, and it rapidly decayed. The mayor Christian Mule took over and built his house over the eastern wing of the medieval structure in 1579. It was in this house that King James I of England married princess Anne of Denmark in 1589. Oslo Ladegård as you see it today is built in 1725. Lately the city of Oslo has reconstructed its baroque gardens."

I'm not sure if you had the time to follow all the links at Giano's talk page, but the key one is this, which has: "On 23rd November the royal couple stood in Christen Mules Gaard, in the great hall". This seems to imply to me that they didn't marry in the Bishop's Old Palace, but rather in the later structure built by this Christian Mule on the ruins of the Old Bishop's Palace? Would the Norwegian (or indeed Danish) sources be able to shed any more light on this? Carcharoth 09:47, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

no:Christen Mule, born 1525, was mayor in Oslo on and off throughout the 16th century. This webpage says the last bishop moved out of the palace in 1554, that the palace into some state of disrepair, and that it was taken over by Mule in 1579. Mule then built new building in the eastern wing of the "fortress". So by 1589 Mules building should have been finished. Note also the Norwegian sources uses wording that almost suggests a "Bishops Fortress". The current building is from 1725, as mentioned. -- Egil 11:13, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
That's great, thanks. Interesting bit of history there. I wonder this all relates to the fires and the relocation of Oslo across the bay in around 1624? I also found this website which I found helpful for the history of the St Olav convent. Carcharoth 12:17, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

AHA! :-) Looks good. Thanks for that. Carcharoth 18:30, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting me here. I (foolishly) mis-read the article Wikipedia has on Oslo Cathedral to mean that Hallvards was an earlier building on the same site. I now see it was at a different location. Apologies for that. Unfortunately, I created Hallvards Cathedral as a redirect to Oslo Cathedral. Um, would you possibly, ever so kindly, be able to do a stub article for Hallvards? Otherwise I should really put that redirect up for deletion. <cringe> Carcharoth 15:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

The redirect is to the place in Wikipedia where Halvards Cathedral (sources differ 50-50 on one or two Ls) is mentioned, so IMHO it can stay as is for the time being, until someone makes a decent standalone article. Egil 16:01, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Political reasonsEdit

Thanks for clearing up the mystery of the Bishop's Palace (and the apostrophe, which varies from book to book in English). Re this edit, I feel I must ask you to provide a full reference for it, since the article is otherwise fully referenced, particularly for controversial points. By the way, I am aware of this theory, but since my modern books on the subject do not credit it, I felt it better to leave it out of the article (see my comments on the talk page). However, if you insist on its inclusion, the comment can be accommodated in the article if referenced with publication details (I can't reference it myself, as I don't have Munch, though I have historians who cite him on other points). qp10qp 21:16, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Sorry for any confusion, but I read P.A.Muchs comments, and from my experience sailing in the area, the record of the voyage really sounds like being deliberate delay. And I do seem to remember he had a good background as to why a delay would be good, based on the negotiations going on at the time. Let me see what I can find. -- Egil 21:27, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
How about dropping it from the article, but putting Munch's website in the external links? Carcharoth 22:20, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
A contemporary record of the events, translated to English with P.A.Munchs comments, is here: http://sites.ecosse.net/robsuth/2_History_Wedding%20OfJames&Anna.html
I hope you will forgive me for being a dreary stickler here, but the first thing to say is that the page does not pass wikipedia's guidelines for reliable sources, being an unpublished translation by a self-confessed amateur. Even so, I don't doubt the genuineness of these documents, which have already been researched by historians such as David Harris Willson and used in their accounts of the wedding.
But in any case I'd further point out that the documents, which I read the other day when Carcharoth directed me to them, in themselves give no support at all to the idea that there were political reasons for Anne's delay. That suggestion is to be found in the notes at the end by Sutherland himself, where he quotes one anonymous historian he contacted, who dismisses the opinion of all Scots historians and, it seems to me, all previous mainstream historical analysis. I do not see anywhere Munch himself voicing this argument; we must reference the theory directly to one of his publications (you could perhaps ask at a library).
And I feel there are many flaws in the idea: for example, why not delay by staying at home in the first place? And why go to Flekkerø? According to the contemporary writer Calderwood, Lord Dingwall landed at Leith and reported that "he had come in company with the Queen's fleet three hundred miles, and was separated from them by a great storm: it was feared that the Queen was was in danger upon the seas". What also strikes me is the complete lack in the Scottish sources, even from those who were with Anne, of any mention of diplomatic concerns that the Danes wished to delay the wedding.
I am not against having this theory in the article, especially because it is intriguing and I like complexity. But we must source it properly, so I will endeavour to see if I can do so myself. qp10qp 12:16, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Appearently there were several forces against this marriage, and witchcraft and a subsequent major witchhunt was involved: http://www.ub.uit.no/fag/historie/halloween.htm (Norwegian). -- Egil 08:09, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

The witchcraft incident is touched on in the article, though I hope to do a full article on James and witchcraft sometime. qp10qp 12:16, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:Dornier.jpgEdit

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This image was uploaded by me in 2003, when the image copyright schemes were more fuzzy. I am the author. The GFDL is fine. -- Egil 04:09, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

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Can GeoHack be rewritten to function with Mars locations ?Edit

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'Greek' Measurements MessEdit

Hi Egil. I've been going over the article titled Ancient Greek units of measurement. It's plainly a mess and I say so on the discussion page there. I saw your name there. You were complaining about aspects of the page, in particular lengths. I hope you'll check out my comments on the discussion page for that article. The article appears to have been dominated by a contributor called User:Rktect, whose user page is a revelation. His assertions about lengths are quite lunatic and I'm thinking of deleting them. Any support for that? Lucretius 10:47, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

You have my absolute and full support. You may also want to consider that Rktect was forever banned from editing articles which relate to weights and measures (metrology) by the arbitration comity (see Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Rktect) in 2005. A number of the pages related to ancient metrology needs considerable work, I am afraid. -- Egil 12:06, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

I've now revised the page in question. I've based it on Athenian units and I've cleared out the specious knowledge of Mr Rktect (I doubt if he is even a real architect). It's a new start and I hope others will add to it and improve it. I notice there is no section on units of time. Thanks for your encouragement. Lucretius 04:21, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Template:GeoTemplate/LangEdit

Frankly I wasn't sure if I should contact you or Magnus Manske. It says that GeoHack is based on the mapsources extension by you, so maybe you know how to help me. I'm trying to have interwikilinks betwen different translations of the toy. The template is at Template:GeoTemplate/Lang and right now, the only thing missing is type and region. These two do not get transfered from one language to the other. I tried using #ifeq but it gives no resolts (I was so sure this would work: {{#ifeq:{region}|{region}||_region{region} }}{{#ifeq:{type}|{type}||_type:{type} }}). I then tried asking for help on the talk page, but they just got confused what the differences was from this template and the normal interwikilinks on the left hand side. Is it correct to use {region} and {type}? If and when you have time, please help me with this. --Steinninn 20:31, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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Need some help, pleaseEdit

Very Honourable Egil,

May I ask you, please, to help me to fix the GeoTemplate Arabic page of Map sources/GeoHack:

  1. In fact, very Honourable Egil, the Arabic text must be aligned to the right (not to the left) on the Arabic page of Map sources/GeoHack. Would you mind to fix the text to the right. Thank you.
  2. Then, I want to change the letters [(N, S) of latNS and (E, W) of lonEW] to their Arabic equivalents using the #switch function, but with no success. So, would you mind also to help me fixing that --> you may put North instead of N, South instead of S, East instead of E, and West instead of W (and I will change them to Arabic later). Thank you.

While waiting for you favourable response, please accept very Honourable Egil, my profound respect. DrFO.Jr.Tn (talk) 10:17, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

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Det Danske Luftfartselskab- defunctEdit

please refer to Scandinavian_Airlines_System#History. Technically it still exists, but it's long gone. Merged is definitely considered defunct in wikipedia standards. regards --Ben Stone 00:17, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

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Battle of BlenheimEdit

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GeoHack is downEdit

It seems to me that GeoHack is not functioning at the moment. Can you fix it? --VashiDonsk 01:42, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Error on Map sources/GeoHackEdit

I'm not sure you are the one I should tell this to, but I try. I followed the map coordinates references from the Sognsvann article, and on the right side of the Map sources/GeoHack page three Norwegian resources are shown. Two of them, Eniro and Inatur, are not working. __meco (talk) 09:32, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I've deleted the Eniro one, but kept the inatur link since it really was a useful one, with topographical maps. There still is a map on inatur, but the interface is different. -- Egil (talk) 12:30, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Parameters for wikimapia in Map sources/GeoHack (French version)Edit

Hi, (in the French version) I thing it should be http://wikimapia.org#lat=...&lon=... (and not 'll=x,y') (in English, it is correct) Thanks! -- Xofc (talk) 03:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Map sources/GeoHack (Japan)Edit

I'm not sure if I should talk this here. Please let me know the place if it should not be here.

I found one site does not work properly in GeoHack. Geographical Survey Institute (in Japan) has parameters b(for latitude) and l(for longitude). The parameter b should be formated like {latdegabs}{latminint}{latsecdec}, but {latminint} and {latsecdec} should be prefixed by 0 when the value < 10. For example, {latminint} in parameter b should be '06' when {latminint} is 6. One Japanese user tried to fix the problem by editing ja:Template:GeoTemplate with {{ifexpr:{latminint}<10|0{latminint} |{latminint} }}, but it doesn't work with toolserver. It's same situation on {lonminint} and {lonsecdec}.

Could you change GeoHack that {latminint}, {latsecdec}, {lonminint} and {lonsecdec} have 0-prefix when the values < 10, or could you make new values like {latminint0}, {latsecdec0}, {lonminint0} and {lonsecdec0} for 0-prefixed ? Thanks, --NISYAN (talk) 07:18, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I heard above problem is talked at Template_talk:GeoTemplate#Geographical Survey Institute Link does not work well. So no answer needs to me. Thanks, --NISYAN (talk) 22:47, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

LHCEdit

Hi, I removed the LHC countdown website from the LHC page again as it's wrong, startup is not in four days time as the website states, latest I've heard is first full beam is 17th September. Cheers Khukri 19:48, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikimania 2010 could be coming to Stockholm!Edit

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Angle of view: effective focal lengthEdit

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No, the original spelling is correctEdit

[5] Philip Trueman (talk) 12:17, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

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Mobile Network CodeEdit

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image lossEdit

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I just found one more image:

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ISSAEdit

Actually, there are two. I can't tell if they are of acceptable quality myself, but if the entry is to be removed from the dab, someone will need to consider them. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 17:32, August 4, 2009 (UTC)

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GetjarEdit

Tagged for Notability since June 2008, Unreferenced since June 2008, Orphaned since September 2008. If it was genuinely notable, some evidence would have been provided in all that time. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:10, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

I did not, by the way, delete on G11 grounds. Check your facts. If this is notable, then create an article about it; be bold! --Orange Mike | Talk 13:36, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

GIS ProblemEdit

Hello Egil, I'm not sure this is right venue for this question. If it isn't please lead me to the right place, I just didn't know where to do it. We just installed your extension Gis on the Venciclopedia. It was quite easy, thanks for such great application. The reason I'm writting is because I'm having some very minor problems with it. Those being that {type}, {title} and {region} are not showing up on mapsources even though it shows up on neighbors. You can see an example on this city, Coro (the geolink is on the template to the right, next to the the "world" icon). In the case of {title} the problem is that it shows the actual page (Especial:Geo) instead of the the one linked to the coordinates.

The other minor problem is that I want to change the code so it stops showing W for West and make it show O for Oeste, because my page is in spanish. I found some "W" and 'W's in GeoParam (3 instances), but when I do it the link doesnt render and errors as wrong format. Is there any other page where I should change this?

And that's it. With this the translation will be ready for other users interested in this great extension. Thanks in advance for your help. Gmlegal (talk) 00:56, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

hallo from Uwe KilsEdit

can you please vote again on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Uwe_Kils_(3rd_nomination). Best wishes Uwe Kils 13:46, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Curriculum vitaeEdit

I have started a move discussion about CV, Curriculum vitae and Résumé. You have previously participated in this topic, and I would like your input in this discussion if you are still interested. John Vandenberg (chat) 00:58, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

File:GetJar_logo.jpgEdit

I have tagged File:GetJar_logo.jpg as {{orphaned fairuse}}. In order for the image to be kept at Wikipedia, it must be included in at least one article. Otherwise, it will be deleted in seven days. Melesse (talk) 21:22, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPsEdit

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AfD nomination of Ancient Arabic units of measurementEdit

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Open Street MapEdit

Hi Egil. I've done a lot of work to making pin maps on wikipedia from OpenStreetMap, recently I created Template:Location map Norway Oslo actually to display landmarks!! However I just came across the geohack on German wiki. When you click the geo globe on German wiki now it features on the open street map at different zoomable levels without having to leave the site. This would absolustely ideal for english wikipedia and end a long term disagreement over set pin maps and to provide the option for zoomable maps iwthin wikipedia itself. Could you please import the technology they are using on German wikipedia to display open street maps within the wiki site itself. This would be perfect and would mean we could probably not bother with the city pins. Would it be possible to display these zoomable open street maps within article infoboxes themselves? An example. See Harris Theater. If we had the zoomable open street map within the infobox theatre we would not need that pin locator. By default there could be none but a "Click map" option within the infobox. When you click it, it would then display the open street map zoomable as shown here [here. Can you do this? It would be extremely beneficial to us. Dr. Blofeld White cat 18:18, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Please comment on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:System_camera#Nikon_F_as_first_system_camera_claimEdit

Hi Egil,

You wrote System camera

Can you please comment on Nikon F as first system camera claim

Thanks, IOOI (talk) 14:15, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

SUL on no-wpEdit

Done. Haros (talk) 09:27, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, appreciated. Egil (talk) 09:06, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of MagComEdit

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TypewriterEdit

Here are the sources that I found demonstrating that typewriters are still being produced. You can also run a Google News search for "typewriter" http://thefranchisehound.com/2011/04/27/the-typewriter-is-not-quite-dead-yet/ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384394,00.asp http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384394,00.asp

Titan's Sword (talk) 03:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

It seems the company in India is the last traditional, mechanical office style typewriter. I believe the article is now corrected to show this. -- Egil (talk) 06:40, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

FacelEdit

Hello Egil, just wanted to say that I fully support the move. Figured it could be nice to receive positive support for a change, I know I usually only react when I oppose something. Best,  ⊂| Mr.choppers |⊃  (talk) 00:21, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Bart's CometEdit

Hi. I totally get your objection. It is a short article and thus it seems strange to repeat information. There are a lot of other users who have been wondering about that too. The reason why it has to be like that is that the lead section is a summary of the whole article (per WP:LEAD) and not just an intro. You should be able to only read the lead section and still get an idea of what the entire article is about. You cannot have information in the lead section, which is not in the rest of the artcle. Cheers --Maitch (talk) 11:14, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

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Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articlesEdit

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MSU InterviewEdit

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127 film - relevance of C.F. Foth comment?Edit

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I'm writing to ask about this edit you made over 10 years ago(!!!) because the content is still in the article, but I don't understand its relevance.

The (slightly modified) version currently says;

127 is a film format for still photography. The image format is usually a square 4×4 cm, but rectangular 4×3 cm and 4×6 cm are also standard. Oddly, C. F. Foth & Co. used 36×24 mm (the same size as is standard for 135) for its first “Derby” model.

I don't understand the relevance of the fact that "C. F. Foth" (whoever they are) used 36 x 24 for their first model to what came before. Could you please clarify this? (You can comment at Talk:127_film#C._F._Foth_.26_Co). Much appreciated, thank you! Ubcule (talk) 23:52, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Remember Rktect?Edit

See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Rktect. Dougweller (talk) 21:56, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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Guess which sockEdit

this is. I'll deal with him later today. You might want to update your sandbox. Doug Weller (talk) 09:39, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Odd, not sure why I didn't block at the SPI last year. Doug Weller (talk) 09:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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Medieval weights and measuresEdit

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Thanks! I guess there was a time where I almost gave up :) Will definitely have a look real soon. There has been quite a bit of cleanup in related articles on weights and measures, so it may be the case that it is better to move any content worth preserving to other article also. -- Egil (talk) 10:55, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

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Regarding restoring Zi Corporation articleEdit

hi Egil, I would rather like to work with you on creating a proper stub (to begin with) on Zi Corporation. I am afraid, in the current form (your draft) it will face similar fate yet again. We would need a little more beyond the patent wars to substantiate the company , so as to disambiguate the article from a news column. Please let me know what you think of it. Devopam (talk) 12:49, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

personally, I feel bad for each article deleted without an attempt being made to really check if it cannot exist. An article is notable based on the notability laws which I am not going to read out to a senior editor like you and make a joke of myself. There is enough information around Zi Corporation available from credible sources that can substantiate the notability aspect. Also, the patent war will be another good section in the same article. And yes, article needs to be cross linked with Nuance (and vice-versa). I guess an infobox and two/three sections will be good enough to populate a stub ? Would you want me to take a stab at it , (more so to compensate for the loss of your article, i will feel good this way). Devopam (talk) 13:33, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
hello @Egil:, please have a look at the article page User:Egil/Zi_Corporation. I made minor contributions to the infobox, added few references and gave some structure to it. Kindly feel free to revert/edit as suitable. Devopam (talk) 07:48, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
hello @Egil:, happy to see that the article is now revamped and is an interesting read . Devopam (talk) 07:04, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for adminsEdit

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page PatrollersEdit

Hi Egil.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

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Creation of the article "2019 in Norway" in English WikipediaEdit

Hello, Egil. Happy New Year to you! 2019 is coming soon. Can you creat the article "2019 in Norway" in English Wikipedia? Thanks a lot!
123.150.182.180
17:04, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Seems someone else created 2019 in Norway already! -- Egil (talk) 17:57, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

How-to/Move to Wikibooks listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:29, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about HiVOLTEdit

Hello, Egil

Welcome to Wikipedia! I edit here too, under the username Polyamorph and it's nice to meet you :-)

I wanted to let you know that I've started a discussion about whether an article that you created, HiVOLT, should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/HiVOLT (2nd nomination).

You might like to note that such discussions usually run for seven days and are not ballot-polls. And, our guide about effectively contributing to such discussions is worth a read. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment here and prepend it with {{Re|Polyamorph}}. And, don't forget to sign your reply with ~~~~ . Thanks!

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Cheers, Polyamorph (talk) 14:25, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of System cameraEdit

 

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Nomination of Dolphin Interconnect Solutions for deletionEdit

 
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Rock art articlesEdit

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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolledEdit

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The WikiEagle - January 2022Edit

The WikiEagle
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  • On 16 December, an RfC was closed which determined theaerodrome.com to be an unreliable source. The website, which is cited over 1,500 articles, mainly on WWI aviation, as of the publishing of this issue.
  • Luft46.com has been added to the list of problematic sources after this discussion.
  • The Jim Lovell article was promoted to Featured Article status on 26 December after being nominated by Hawkeye7.
  • The Raymond Hesselyn article was promoted to Good Article status on 4 December after being nominated by Zawed.
  • The Supermarine Sea King article was promoted to Good Article status on 22 December after being nominated by Amitchell125.
  • The William Hodgson (RAF officer) article was promoted to Good Article status on 26 December after being nominated by Zawed.
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How we will see unregistered usersEdit

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Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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New administrator activity requirementEdit

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)