WelcomeEdit

Hi and welcome to Wikipedia, I was struck by one of your recent edits that the article at list of invasive species implies that whether a species is invasive is country specific. For example, the red fox is invasive in Australia but not in the UK. As such, I have queried at category talk:invasive species whether category is valid. Perhaps you could add your thoughts on that talk page? MikeHobday 12:54, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

List of native plants of Palestine (E-O)Edit

היי, בטעות הוספת את השם של המשפחה של הצמח תחת השם בערבית. שיניתי את זה, אבל לפי כמות המידע אולי עשית זאת עם סקריפט מסוים, אז חשבתי שאולי אעזור אם אני אציין את זה. Fdskjs (talk) 11:06, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Invasive speciesEdit

?למה להעליב? RickJP 20:24, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Anyway, you should have put back the {{LEAD|January}} template, or re-written the lead. RickJP 07:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Coping with VandalismEdit

Hi Gidip. I noticed your note at the Village Pump. I know the frustration of (coping with vandals) multiplied by (overwhelmed by documentation). I'd drop a note on the IP address' Talk page; it will be seen by others who also anonymously edit from that IP address, but I don't see the harm in that :-).

In general, when you get to feeling frustrated, I suggest using the "chat rooms", where you can ask questions, in real time, of like-minded edtors. I suggest Bootcamp. There are a couple links about downloading a freeware client and connecting, at a spot in my own Talk Page. I try to collect together some of the generally helpful tools as I go along. Shalom. Pete St.John 15:40, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Gidip 19:38, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

barnstar!Edit

  The Barnstar of Life
It's a bit late for this, but I just noticed your amazing work on the Self-incompatibility in plants article. Nice work summarizing so much recent research! That's perhaps the longest references list I've seen in a biology article (and I mean that as a compliment). Calliopejen1 14:34, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I am actually planning a major revision of the article sometime in the following months. Gidip 07:08, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Franz Schubert's ImpromptuEdit

I'm glad to find Gidip's splendid Verification. Have you the opportunities of playing Schubert's works so much? The F-minor is often regarded as a sonata form.----Kaori Makube 00:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I am a devoted Schubert fan, and I played most of his major piano works (with my very limited technique), including the Impromptus, Moments Musicaux, and most of the sonatas. What about you? Gidip 23:09, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Schubert's piano sonatas have unpredictable misteries and artistic tastes.Especially in the 7th piano sonata and the last sonata.I hope Gidip's deep seekings for the Schubert's works.----Kaori Makube 23:37, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

DYKEdit

  On November 20, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Schubert's last sonatas, 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.

Howdy there Gidip. Kindly nominated by PFHLai. Do feel to self nom in future, we always need more classical culture on DYK.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:29, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

I'll do that, thanks. Gidip (talk) 08:49, 20 November 2007 (UTC).

Re: Schubert's last sonatasEdit

You're welcome. Schubert is one of my favourite composers along with Bach for his melody-writing abilities. I think his early death was the greatest tragedy of western classical music. Graham87 00:52, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Schubert's last sonatasEdit

From my skimming, it's already quite impressive. It looks more like a book than an encyclopedia article. I will listen to the B-flat sonata tonight and tomorrow I will read the article again. Jindřichův Smith (talk) 22:52, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Gidip (talk) 07:21, 16 August 2008 (UTC).

Re:Schubert's Last SonatasEdit

I am sorry to say that I have given up peer reviewing for quite sometime, for a while back it was associated with bad memories of staying up at night poring over long articles and just a general feeling of fatiguée. In fact, it was a factor which made me consider leaving Wikipedia, though I came back shortly afterwards.

Notwithstanding, I have skimmed over the article, and it is a real gem. I've contributed a little myself, but there is very few things that I would change. I would only suggest that the lead be expanded a bit, but that is about the only comment I could make.

Cheers, and congrats on a highly promising article!

LaPianista! «talk» 21:02, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Gidip (talk) 10:07, 17 August 2008 (UTC).

Schubert's last sonatasEdit

What a brilliant article that is. A treatise worthy of its subject, scholarly, informative, eloquent, well endowed with addenda, in a word: masterly. Although I consider the featured article process deeply flawed, as well as the pertinent criteria, I guess it is should be worth a consideration, just because the article deserves every imaginable publicity. What do you think? Kosebamse (talk) 22:19, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the compliments. The article has undergone peer review (you can reach it from the article talk page), and I fixed some of the issues raised by the reviewers. I think we can nominate it for the good article review, although I might have to explain why I haven't dealt with the other issues raised in the peer review.
I believe there is still much left to improve in the article's phrasing, in order to reach featured status. Unfortunately my English is not native and therefore I think doing this by myself will be very difficult. If other editors are willing to commit themselves to the task - it might be achieved.
All the best, Gidip (talk) 19:18, 8 November 2008 (UTC).
Well IMO it mainly needs copyediting by a native speaker (which I am not, unfortunately). The points raised in the review seem mostly very valid and before submitting that article one should go through that list again, do the homework, or answer why one would rather not in specific cases. I am not so sure that good articles is the perfect venue - there is such a thing as over-reviewing a well-written article, and the result may look rather camel-ish. With such a fabulous article it might be better to ask a few knowledgeable persons to review it in private and go directly for FA, I'm not sure. I'll ask Antandrus for his opinion, his judgment in music matters as well as Wikipedia is razorsharp. Again, my compliments. Kosebamse (talk) 20:56, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Classical music styleEdit

Replying to an old post, I wrote those guidelines based on Writing About Music: A Style Sheet. They are open to revision, of course, considering this is a wiki, but in the spirit of Wikipedia I based the guidelines on an outside source. They are not my own creation. – flamurai (t) 07:49, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi thereEdit

No More Mr. Nice Guy (yes that's his name) is proposing to delete List of native plants of Palestine (A-D) because he is under the mistaken impression that I have something to do with its creation, he doesn't like the use of the name Palestine, and he believe there is no source to support the information listed there. I have tried reasoning with him, but frankly do not have the patience for his attitude. Would you mind joining the article talk page and providing the name of or a link to the source you used? I assume its Flora Palestine by Zohary, but I don't have access to its contents and so I cannot be sure. It would be great if you could help clear this up. Thanks. Tiamuttalk 16:50, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Paganini)Edit

Do you happen to have expert knowledge that could help this article? Brambleclawx 22:30, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

August 2010Edit

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The Wagner article is in need of some helpEdit

We're in a bit of a pickle in the Wagner discussion page. The issues concerns Social class (sociology) and the phrase supposedly common Germanic past and has now been dismissed by some editors as inconsequential. Furthermore, the name Other interpretations in the article dismisses the general review and broader Wagner analysis to a subcategory under Controversies (mainly the topic of anti-Semitism). Please help. Just take fast look and maybe help in the balancing act. Thank you

  • In his own era he furthermore provided the newly emerged middle class with a medium to transfer its familial and political conflicts into a myth of supposedly common Germanic past.
(In the introduction, removed as non consequential)
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Good eveningEdit

I see that you have expanded this article:List of bees of Israel

Could you tell me if there are bees in the list that are in the Palestinian territories and/or in the Golan Heights, but not in Israel? You can reply here. --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 05:35, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

I replied on the article talk page. Gidip (talk) 18:49, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Fauré piano musicEdit

I have dipped into your long note at the article talk page, and I get the gist, I think. You may like to request a review of the article's FA status: Wikipedia:Featured article review. Tim riley (talk) 13:48, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Indeed. And you can submit the article about Schubert's last sonatas to FAC any time, as long as you have the time to work on the reviewers' comments. Graham87 14:47, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Gabriel FauréEdit

As we have different views on whether WP music articles should be written for the lay person or the expert, I should particularly welcome your commments at the peer review of the main Fauré article. Tim riley (talk) 22:16, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Lists with imagesEdit

Seeing all your fine work on lists of flora and fauna in Israel, I was wondering if you could add an image section to the list of adventive wild plants native to the country. Someone left feedback requesting it, and I also think it would be useful.--Geewhiz (talk) 10:34, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments. The list also needs some revision, I hope to find the time. Regards, Gidip (talk) 20:52, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks! Gidip (talk) 16:36, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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Leaf-cutter bees editsEdit

Gidip This is alarming. I have never edited Megachile or aculeate articles other than to link an authority name and that rarely so I don't notice problems.Hope you resolve this most unfortunate occurrence. Thanks for the warning. Robert aka Notafly (talk) 17:43, 28 November 2015 (UTC) Ps The opposite problem occurs also when species information is given as applicable to the entire genus by well meaning authors.

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Please slow down at the article. You're missing a lot of points being made about your edits from multiple editors now by reverting. Please be aware you are now at 3 reverts. I highly suggest undoing your revert and using the talk page is something isn't clear at this point. Kingofaces43 (talk) 06:22, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Also, please read WP:EXPERT if you haven't seen it yet. I've seen some of your comments referring to yourself as an expert relating to bees, your own publications, etc. Wikipedia is a tough place for some academics because you can't rely on being able to say something is true soley due to expertise. You need sources to verify it, and writing for an encyclopedia is sometimes very different than academic writing. That's just been my take on your recent edits, but I'll comment on the honey edits at the talk page. Kingofaces43 (talk) 06:38, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. Gidip (talk) 06:46, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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PreciousEdit

Schubert bees

Thank you for quality articles on music such as Schubert's last sonatas, and biology based on scientific background, such as List of bees of Israel, for expanding Johannes Brahms and Trout Quintet, among many others, for service from 2006, - Gidi, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:50, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

With pleasure! Thanks for the feedback! Gidip (talk) 17:37, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1877 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:49, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

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Kirinia roxelana, the lattice brown, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in south-eastern Europe and the Near East. It is found in a variety of habitats such as warm, dry grassland and scrubland near woodland, forest verges, vineyards and olive groves, usually in association with rocks or stone walls. It is a large butterfly with a wing length of about 3 cm (1.2 in); adults are most commonly on the wing between May and July, while caterpillars feed on broad-leaved grasses. Like other members of its family, it stands on only four legs while the other two remain curled up. The wings are covered with minute scales, and their distinctive pattern help the butterfly protect itself by camouflage. This photograph shows a K. roxelana male resting on a rock in Mount Carmel National Park, Israel.

Photograph credit: Gideon Pisanty

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