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CommonsEdit

Ook hallo! Ik heb me op Commons ook maar geregistreerd aangezien het een interessant concept is, sterker nog, heb het altijd dubieus gevonden dat er geen centrale image repository is. Nu hopen dat het project een beetje rap van de grond komt, hoe eerder hoe beter. -- Solitude 13:36, Sep 27, 2004 (UTC)

LenzburgEdit

I don't know what editarticle.py is, but please don't use it again until the part is fixed where it breaks links across newlines. That's pretty bad. Knudde met een rietje, zeg maar. :-) JRM 13:54, 2004 Nov 15 (UTC)

Sorry. The error is not in editarticle.py, but caused by my editor doing newlines, but I should have thought of it and prevented it by hand. I will next time. Gerritholl aka Topjaklont | Talk 14:06, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I hacked editarticle.py to replace all newlines not followed by a whitespace-only line with a single space character. Thank you for your feedback. Gerritholl aka Topjaklont | Talk 15:12, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Map of LaplandEdit

I do not have anything that could be used right away. If you want to do such a map yourself, maybe Image:Nordic-countries.png would be usefull? I have done location maps for Finnish towns and municipalities, for example Image:Finnish map with Rovaniem highlighted.png. I guess something similar for Sweden and Norway would be best. -- Jniemenmaa 18:27, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

User name changeEdit

saw your comment on the change user name page, just wanted to hint that User:Gerrit seems to be free, its red. GOGETIT! :) Dan Koehl 22:09, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

It's not: "The user name you entered is already in use. Please choose a different name." Gerritholl aka Topjaklont | Talk 22:12, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia Mainpage ScreenshotEdit

Thanks for telling me about that! By the way, are you left handed? =) Oven Fresh 22:08, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

No, I'm not left-handed. But I do have my watch on my right hand and I do like rtl-smiley's, especially to confuse irritating software converting smileys into pictures (-:

DYKEdit

Warofdreams 11:31, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)

A message to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers participantsEdit

Would you, please, consider participation in the discussion about the naming of the articles on rivers? Certain users suggested that the word "River" should be omitted from the title. Currently the discussion is held at User talk:Markussep#River naming, but it will hopefully be moved to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rivers soon. Thank you for your attention.—Ëzhiki (erinaceus europeaus) 21:10, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)

00Edit

Because his number was 00 and I thought it would be cute. Feel free to change it if you don't like it. Taco Deposit | Talk-o to Taco 12:05, May 10, 2005 (UTC)

Summary element and MgmbotEdit

I'd already put a speedy tag on Summary element. Your Mgmbot added a second one. Maybe it still needs a bit of work? P Ingerson (talk) 16:32, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

My bot is user-controlled. Before a user decides an article should get a speedy tag, it shows the contents of the article to the user. The user then decides, and the bot then adds it if the user decides to do so. It is possible that between those two instants, someone else has added a speedy tag to the article. A solution might be to ensure the article is unchanged between the two instants. Gerrit CUTEDH 28 June 2005 09:37 (UTC)

"Stupid categories"Edit

Sorry you see it that way, but I those categories serve a great purpose. There is no racist intent in them; if anything, it is the exact opposite. --FuriousFreddy 17:34, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Meetups in NYCEdit

Just saw your edit. I've seen info about past meetups -- is there a calendar somewhere that we can watch for future meetups?

Thanks.

paul klenk

I don't know. I just felt like expanding the acronym. Gerrit CUTEDH 12:47, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for helping meEdit

Just a quick note to thank you for correcting my error in placing deletion notes on Hopkin Green Frog on that page's "talk" page. --tgeller 21:34, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

DYKEdit

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Elbert Frank Cox, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

ga-0Edit

Now, I'll be damned if I understand why you show up in the ga-0 category, and I, who uses the exact same template (and has the category showing up on my user page), do not. Any ideas?--Ag Foghlaim 21:52, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Strange... no, I have no idea, sorry! Gerrit CUTEDH 22:42, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:LPMCOTW/currentEdit

Might I ask why you wish to use a separate page only for transcluding a single line in a template? Radiant_>|< 15:40, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

It was messing up the community portal, because the entire article got included. Gerrit CUTEDH 15:42, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Yes, but why are you including a single line, rather than including the LPMCOTW template, or simply copy/pasting the name of the current collaboration? Because that's what every other COTW does. Radiant_>|< 00:52, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Dayton Peace AgreementEdit

Hello, Gerritholl. Thought you may want to know that the Dayton Peace Agreement is already on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 14. -- PFHLai 23:56, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

Featured article for December 25thEdit

I noticed you have listed yourself in Category:Atheist Wikipedians. That said, you will probably be interested in my suggested featured article for December 25th: Omnipotence paradox. The other suggestion being supported by others for that date is Christmas, although Raul654 has historically been against featuring articles on the same day as their anniversary/holiday. — BRIAN0918 • 2005-11-28 08:15

VWN en WCNEdit

Beste allemaal Al enige tijd is er een Nederlandstalig chapter in oprichting, te vinden op http://nl.wikimedia.org . Dit wordt de Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland (VWN). Je kunt je interesse om lid te worden van deze vereniging hier aangeven.

Deze vereniging gaat eind augustus/begin september een Wikimedia Conferentie in Nederland (WCN) houden, volgend op Wikimania in Boston, gedeeltelijk erop inspelend middels een aantal discussiegroepen. Om iets dergelijks te organiseren is imput erg gewenst. Dus als je wilt meehelpen, of als je interesse hebt om bij een dergelijk evenement aanwezig te zijn, geef dat dan aan op nl.wikimedia. Ik hoop daar snel je imput tegemoet te zien! Met vriendelijke groet, effeietsanders 13:50, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

hi-can u plz help??Edit

Hi Geritt,Im takin a Debate course in which the subject we're supposed to be debating is the possibility of havin platonic relationships between guys & girls.I was lookin 4 the exact definition of platonic love 'n i read ur name under the "Quotes" :(

The quotes section mentions only negative quotes. How can that be? Gerrit CUTEDH 18:48, 14 Jun 2005 ). I wonder if u have any idea abt these quotes,can u plz fill me in?? & if u dont mind can u give me ur personal opinion abt the it?

Wikipedia Cat Lovers' CommitteeEdit

Gerrit, I can see from your userboxes that you love cats.

Would you be interested in joining the Wikipedia Cat Lovers' Committee?

If you want to join, you can add yourself to the members list and contact the committee founder, me, GeorgeMoney on my talk page.

Thank You. --GeorgeMoneyTalk  Contribs 22:26, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Extremes on EarthEdit

I restored Eureka as the coldest average place based on verifiable data. If you look at Environment Canada's weather data for Eureka and Resolute you can see that the daily average for the year is -19.7 for Eureka and -16.4 for Resolute. Also, Alert is -18. Oymyakon is difficult to research as this only gives the daily weather and most sites are only interested in the fact that it got down to -65, -68 or -71 depending on where you look. The problem is that it may be colder on average but it's not possible to say for sure. I did use the link to Oymyakon to check their summer temperatures and they seem to be a bit warmer than Eureka. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 07:50, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

OK. I was basing myself on Resolute, Nunavut, which quotes an average temperature of -23. Gerrit CUTEDH 08:19, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
I edited that and never noticed it. Thanks for spotting it. Environment Canada are so helpful in providing free weather services. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 08:46, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Category:Aspergian WikipediansEdit

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Userbox Public TransitEdit

According to Wikipedia:The German solution, here’s a a tip for you: {{User:Olve/Userboxes/Public transport}} (in lieu of the blanked template:User Public Transit). -- Olve 22:35, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Biedis HeikkaEdit

Sorry it's taken me so long to answer, but I needed to ask a few people about it. None of us could figure out which language it might be in, but the majority said it must be northern Sami. None of us could understand the text though. Have you tried contacting User:Ante Aikio? He's a native speaker :) -Yupik 19:32, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the effort! --Gerrit CUTEDH 22:19, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject BackpackingEdit

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(On a personal note, You have some awesome userboxes and we seem to share a few of the same interests, Backpacking and Physics especially)


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July 13th, 2007 DYKEdit

Updated DYK query On 13 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sjisjka, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Bot activityEdit

I was going over the list of bots and noticed that Topjabot (talk · contribs) has not edited in a very long time. Is this bot still active and if not, would you object to it being de-flagged? Please post your comments to Wikipedia_talk:Bots/Requests_for_approval#Dead_bots since this is a rather widely-posted message. MBisanz talk 02:27, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Copyright concerns, Harry van BommelEdit

Hi. Another contributor has tagged Harry van Bommel for copyright concerns, citing its source as [1]. It was listed according to procedure at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2009 January 22, but evidently you were not notified. I see you indicated in edit summary that you had permission to replicate this material. Please see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for the requisite steps for verifying that. In brief, a GFDL release at the website, which is still marked © SP 1996-2006, would suffice. Otherwise, we can use an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication. If you have any questions about the verification procedure, please let me know at my talk page. Thanks. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:32, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. You have a reply. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Hi. Since the time for closure of this is well passed and there's no sign of verification, I have deleted the earlier version and replaced it with a new one, rewritten. Where possible, I have incorporated updates with attribution in edit summary. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:53, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh well, ok. I actually got a reply today that the linked page is very old, unlinked and unmaintained, and that they were surprised it still existed, and deleted theirs too. They recommended to use the Dutch Harry van Bommel article as a basis instead. --Gerrit CUTEDH 16:57, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

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Silly section?Edit

Hi, I've undone your change to Maelström (film), as 'In Popular Culture' is quite a common section on Wikipedia. Mebden (talk) 12:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Well, I think there are some guidelines regarding the In Popular Culture section, and I think this one was out of proportion. --Gerrit CUTEDH 12:06, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
I have added to the discussion on that page. Mebden (talk) 13:46, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Naked marriageEdit

Hi, I'm Ana Bykova. Gerrit, thanks for creating Naked marriage!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Thank you for making a wiki page. Please refer to the tags added to find out how you could improve it. Best wishes,

Ana (talk) 17:23, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

Invitation: WikiProject AutismEdit

Greetings! Since I found your name on the Notice board for autism-related topics, I figured you might be interested in the recently created WikiProject Autism. Muffinator (talk) 21:49, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks!

GA reassessmentEdit

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Thank you for informing me. --Gerrit CUTEDH 22:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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RfC on the type of treemapEdit

Hello Gerrit. There is a discussion going on about using which type of treemap for 2016 United States presidential election in each state articles. Please join the discussion, so the dispute can be resolved. Thank you. Ali 03:43, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bengt PohjanenEdit

 

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Swiss referendumEdit

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Do not both the Forbes and the taz article count as significant, independent, reliable, and secondary, thus meeting the notability for organisations and companies? Does not the fact that the launch of an organisation is causing international significant press coverage (there are Italian and Spanish language sources too) evidence of notability? I don't see anything on organisations in the TOOSOON essay either (and is this just an essay or enwiki policy?). I am considering to challenge this proposed deletion (would it in this case go to AfD? I know AfD and Speedy deletion but I'm new to "Proposed deletion"). --Gerrit CUTEDH 16:14, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

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