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Thanks for reporting that user at WP:RFCN. FYI, for obviously vandal names, you can go straight to WP:AIV. Normally, though, names like that don't go too long without getting noticed, particularly when it's daytime in the US. --BigDT 14:06, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Re:Error in revertingEdit

Not a problem. I rather suspected that it was a simple mistake when I checked your contribs and found no history of vandalism, which is why I didn't give you a warning template. Just try to be more careful in the future.--Dycedarg ж 02:14, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for undoing all of (talk · contribs)'s edits. That was a lot of work. Do you use a bot ? --Jackaranga 16:21, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Nope. Just Firefox and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. --  Netsnipe  ►  16:25, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


For your warning on User talk:InvisibleChildren. Best, Fvasconcellos 13:57, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I have a couple of questions about tables if someone could explain that would be very nice.

1. Am I allowed to use html code to create a table, or do I have to use to use the wikitable code ?
2.I would like to use a box like there is on the page Paris, on the page Pommeuse I created. I figured I could just copy the table from Paris across and replace the text where needed. However I don't have information for all of the categories. I have the Pommeuse coat of arms and would like to insert that, I don't want to insert other images like there are for Paris, like the town flag. However if I delete or leave the flag category blank, then the coat of arms does not display either.

How can I get it to display the coat of arms only, no other images in the infobox ?

Thanks if you can help me with this, to keep the article in setting with other similar ones. And sorry if it was in the help, I looked but couldn't see it.

  1. HTML code does work to create tables in Wikipedia. However, wikitable code is preferred because it's easier for new editors to read and edit (trying to edit a large HTML table is a pain).
  2. That particular infobox design only works when a flag is available. You could try copying from a different city that displays a coat of arms only. You could also try using a placeholder image, such as Image:Image-request.svg, to indicate that there isn't an image but you think that one could be found.
Hope that helps; put {{helpme}} back up if you have any more questions. --ais523 17:00, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


look lolicon is NOT CHILD PORN! 1st:lolicon is 75%of the time not even porn 2nd:lolicon is a genre of manga-style sexual artwork involving childlike female characters it does not say it is always sex,porn, ect... 3rd:PORN is nudity&sex,lolicon is sexual(etcchi)--saikano 16:51, 10 February 2007 (UTC) OK

"Only edits deleting"Edit

Hi... you left a message on my talk page asking why my only edits are deleting. This s not true. It certainly may be true that the only edits on this particular IP address are deletions, I have a long, long history of edits here, many of which are dedicated to removing spam and non-encyclopedic cruft from articles. See WP:ENC if you need a reminder of what this whole website is about. It's not a fanlisting, it's not a web directory, it's supposed to be an ENCYCLOPEDIA. Your comment that I should "check" what I am deleting is misplaced, because I can assure that I do check all of my edits, and that they are appropriate, if not long overdue, regardless of your insinuation. I typically don;t sign in because my user name became hounded by spammers and Pokemon fan kiddies and whatnot all pissed off that their nonsense got deleted. 22:05, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject FranceEdit

Welcome Jackaranga, to the WikiProject France! Please direct any questions about the project to its talk page. If you create new articles on France-related topics, please list them at our announcement page and tag their talk page with our project template {{WikiProject France}}.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any of the more experienced members of the project, and we'll be very happy to help you. Again, welcome, and thank you for joining this project!

STTW (talk) 18:58, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Appeal for Vandlism warningEdit

I read your vandalism warning on Kaka. However, I was just trying to revert vandalism-- this article's recent vandalism history has been complex and definitively I concentrated some vandalism and overlooked others. This is an honest mistake and you should not treat that as vandalism... --Samuel CurtisShinichian-Hirokian-- TALK·CONTRIBS 15:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Removed it. --Jackaranga 15:53, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Requesting some helpEdit

I was looking at the page Gag Factor, while I'm not offended by pornography, and I understand wikipedia is not censored, I find the images inappropriate, and unnecessarily forced upon on someone who may find the page by accident.
My question is: is it tolerated to show extreme pornography even if it illustrates the subject well? Thanks if you can answer, and sorry if this is explained somewhere else, I couldn't find any information about images in pornographic film stubs.

helped Martin 14:37, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Edits to Forbidden QuestEdit

Sorry. I don't have any new information. The phrase is not very clear and it made it seem like you made a typo. I completely missed the "region 3" bit. I reverted the change and rephrased it. --analoguedragon 16:23, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Trivia about KakaEdit

I think it's a well known fact that most Brazilians are of portuguese decent. Remember Brazil was a portuguese colony. If they have any other ethnicity then it's not quite as obvious. Kingjeff 15:23, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Did you see the post I left on your discussion page? I may not have put it in the correct place, if so I'm sorry. Basically Brazil is not like the US where the Anglo-Saxons exterminated almost all the native population. A very large part of the population is not of Portuguese decent, and most of the seleção is not. This is one of the things the team is renowned for, (as many teams), the players have achieved stardom from nothing. Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, are all well known players who are not of Portuguese origin. They grew up very poor, whereas Kaka is the son of an engineer and grew up in a fairly rich environment, comparable to that of Europeans (as his family was of Portuguese origin). Most of the Seleçao is not of Portuguese origin and grew up in very bad conditions, Rivaldo especially.

Only 53% of Portuguese are white, and about half of those 53% are Portuguese. Even though Portuguese outnumber any other ethnic group, they only represent less than 1/3 of the population. Therefore most of the population (2/3) is not of Portuguese origin. --Jackaranga 13:12, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Edits to User:Shayne MacEdit

Apologies for posting this in the wrong place. I have moved the content to the user's talk page. Kim dent brown 17:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Regarding a recent message you left for User:Libertyernie2Edit

Don't expect too much to come from leaving TTN messages, no matter how calm, collected, and logical your arguments may be. I even went so far as to leave a message at the administrator's noticeboard to get help, but the only responses I got were that he was doing nothing wrong and was just being bold. Even after I said over and over again that his edits were disruptive, I was still told that his edits were fine. It seems this behavior is supported in the Wikipedia community as them being bold even though I, personally, think it is disruptive and rude. --pIrish 01:35, 24 April 2007 (UTC)


Not trying to sound mean but when I reported the user Uumm or something you moved my comment to the bottom and put yours at the top, please do not move my comment , please add to it below the comment instad of moving yours to the top. Thanks - Tellyaddict 12:13, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

No what happened is that I reported him before you did, and because you reported him a second time, the bot automatically put your comment under my one, because my one was there first, check the history you will see all my edits were anterior to yours.--Jackaranga 12:16, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Oohh I see, my apologies, good work there! Tellyaddict 16:59, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

My userpageEdit

Thanks for spotting and reverting the vandalism on my userpage.   --soum (0_o) 13:39, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Would like some help on semi protectionEdit


Hi, could anyone please explain, why the page Yu-Gi-Oh! is marked as being semi-protected, and yet unregistered users can modify it ? Is {{sprotect}} even a real template ?
Thanks for any help you can offer on this.--Jackaranga 00:23, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Tag removed. Protection expired three days ago. Real96 00:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation.--Jackaranga 00:30, 26 April 2007 (UTC)


Sorry about doing that. It was just a bad decision on my part. Didn't see it as vandalism, just saw to much stuff that wasn't notable for a year-long summary. But upon looking at it again, it's all fine. Just made a poor choice I should have not done. Kaiser matias 14:09, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

So sorry! >.<Edit

You might have seen a vandalism warning from me re Jeremy Carlson--I realised two seconds after I left it that you were the person who tagged it for speedy, not one of the culprits. I've removed the warning from your page, obviously--sorry about that! Best regards, Wysdom 07:04, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry.--Jackaranga 07:04, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Eric JohnsonEdit

Hey Jackaranga - Thanks for deleting that reference to the expected release of Eric Johnson's acoustic album in 2015 (inexplicable vandalism... unless Eric himself made the edit??). I caught that too - you beat me to it.  :) I've added a good amount of content to that article (and Cliffs of Dover) and I would be happy to have you review it. I also just added an article today -- Johnny A.. Are you a fan? Any input is appreciated. Gekritzl 01:19, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not a fan in particular, I just reverted random vandalism, by looking at the recent changes, also if I see someone has vandalised one page then I check his other edits. I don't know anything about Johnny A., or didn't until reading the article you started anyway :). You seem to have created the article well though, just for your information, you don't need a disambiguation tag if there are no other articles with the a similar title. --Jackaranga 01:31, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Chilean city naming conventionsEdit

Hello and welcome. I invite you to participate on Wikipedia:Chile-related regional notice board and voice your opinions there. The current "convention" was never really discussed and it was imposed by two users, thus it has no legitimity. Cheers. ☆ CieloEstrellado 05:49, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion taggingEdit

Hello! I know, there is an overwhelming amount of images tagged for deletion. It is crazy that there are so many. The problem is that they are Commons images with empty description pages on Wikipedia. I categorized some of them and what I thought were similar pages when I encountered them in Special:Uncategorized images because I didn't quite understand why these pages were showing up on Wikipedia as uncategorized. I don't think I quite understood it until someone replied to a comment on Wikipedia talk:Special:Uncategorizedimages about CSD I2. From there, I went back in my edit history and marked for deletion all the images I should have initially marked for deletion but didn't - this is like a week of deletion requests compressed into a few hours. The special page has been cleared out significantly since I last looked at it, so I assume someone with deletion powers took the time to go through it. Many of the pages were ones that had been created by a vandal and then blanked by another user without being deleted. For an example of what it should look like, look at Image:George-Washington.jpg. The description page on Wikipedia is empty and has been deleted 3 times, but the image is still there. The pages are not tagged because there is a problem with the images - they will still show up when the description pages are deleted. The CSD I2 for these is not for missing or empty images, it is for empty description pages for Commons-hosted images. --Strangerer (Talk) 12:00, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Good point -- both images were edited from a third. I found the actual source image on the same website and repaired the template to point to the correct image. Thanks for catching that. --Butseriouslyfolks 19:10, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Friends CharactersEdit

I created Emma as I'd found Ben by clicking on random article & edited it. Do you want to link this page with the minor characters page as well? Mthastings25 01:00, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your explanation. Will possibly move it myself. Mthastings25 01:23, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


I wasn't sure myself, but I did find the the link for Pilgramage in the specific type of tourism section in the Tourism article. Let Me double check it though, but I think I'm right.
Mindys12345 06:49, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes its there, anyway, more people are going to find that article now. Thanks Mindys12345 06:52, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
You're quite right I just looked and pilgrimage is indeed classified as a form of tourism. I moved the template you added to the end of the article though, because that's where they usually go, like on the page Paris for example.--Jackaranga 06:53, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Thats fine I am happy with that. Thanks. Mindys12345 07:12, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


Sorry about that; I see how it works now. Thanks for the heads-up! CapitalSasha ~ talk 01:49, 9 May 2007 (UTC)


Yes, of course! I stopped! I am sorry, I have no idea about these things! Doma-w 02:14, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Articles for Creation: Confirmation BiasEdit

You rejected my proposed redirect of Confirmation Bias to Confirmation bias on the grounds that there is already an article for Confirmation Bias. There is no article for Confirmation Bias with both letters capitalized; thus, a redirect seemed useful. 16:13, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I created it for you, it's hard to tell sometimes because even when Confirmation Bias did not exist, typing it into the box and clicking go took me there straight away. But you are right clicking a link did not, I forgot that the search box is not case sensitive but that links are. That's why we don't usually create this kind of page, because it is expected that the person creating the link check he linked to the correct page. There are many many pages like this, for example Spirit of justice (Spirit of Justice). --Jackaranga 23:21, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. 05:11, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Superb work at AFC!Edit

I'd like to commend you for your work at AFC. I'm a newcomer to the area, but you seem to breeze through hundreds of nominations like they're nothing!

Alright, so I need some help. I was wondering if you have any idea how to set it up so that a page will automatically have the {{afc n}} at the top, and it can be changed (manually) to {{afc c}} when done. Whatever archives those pages seems to transclude {{Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Daily header}}, but adding {{afc n}} is much too complicated for me. ALTON .ıl 07:20, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

You already figured it out though, so you get the credit! Perhaps I'll ask around for that addition, or a better idea for categorizing the archives. Now I guess we need to find a solution to the impossible backlog... ALTON .ıl 22:37, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Username reportEdit

Sorry if it seemed like I was trying to "cut" in the line. Unfortunately automated tools like TWINKLE which I use automatically puts them at the top. Also from the page history you can see that most names are being put in at the top first. -- Hdt83 Chat 04:01, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

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In response to your concernEdit

I was deleting a statement on the talk page made by myself. I am skeptic matt, and both instances of "vandalism," have involved me rethinking and removing edits by MYSELF. 22:05, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Break styleEdit

The div style you added to Postage stamp requires adjustment according to a viewer's monitor and resolution which is not possible, so I have inserted a break style that is fully auto adjusting according to the page width no matter what size the viewer's monitor is or the resolution it is set to. Try it without the colon (:) at the beginning <:br style="clear:both;"> I have used it a lot and it really works well. Cheers ww2censor 17:34, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for this, I had never found a good way to fix this problem. --Jackaranga 17:45, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Albert Digaev vandalismEdit

Hey, I'm not too good at using Wikipedia, sadly, so I was wondering if you could kindly help me out. If you could look at the history of the Albert Digaev article, and look at the vandalism edits of IP Address, I'd greatly appreciate it. Here's the corresponding whois:

Thanks, --Samian 11:49, 31 April 2007 (UTC)

Duplicate images uploadedEdit

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Unspecified source for Image:Turkey_Azerbaijan_Locator.pngEdit

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Craig BaumannEdit

Hi, I noticed you created this article (following a request). It mentions making Port Stephens the most marginal electorate in New South Wales. Do you have a reference for that comment, because the results of individual seats aren't particularly summarised at the virtual tally room and making that comment would be the result of checking the marginal status of every individual seat (which is not a trivial analysis in my opinion).

Thanks,Garrie 03:17, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

I see what went on. While I don't dispute that Port Stephens is the most marginal electorate in the state, to verify that would require looking at the margin for each electorate because the NSW website doesn't have a summary. I was being hopeful more than anything. Garrie 05:40, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Voice of ALLEdit

I was the original poster if you look and i was editing it to make it more undertandable. Use diff's so you can see. Bombaplena 06:40, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Stay off my user page.Edit

I'm tired of coming to wikipedia and constantly having messages. It was one time, as a joke and I was going to revert it in an hour or so. So bugger off. Godloveslamb 18:19, 17 June 2007 (UTC) No one give a flying fuck what you think, mate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I've already blocked the anon ISP address. Jimfbleak 09:46, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, what I actually came to this page for was to see why you changed the status of Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Birdlife International still has LC. Jimfbleak 09:52, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry again. I lazily rolled back, didn't notice the other changes. It never occurred to me that the status might be from a book, I was puzzled how you could have got a different status from the same website. Apologies again for inadvertently reverting your changes (I managed to block myself yesterday, so clearly not functioning 100% (: Jimfbleak 10:13, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Foreign relations maps involving TurkeyEdit

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Huh. I never knew about that holding pen. Corvus cornix 21:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


See my talk page for the reply. :) ArielGold 17:38, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Replied again ArielGold 18:10, 27 July 2007 (UTC)  


I've removed your PROD from CMSimple, as this article had already been nominated for deletion previously. This was noted pretty clearly in the talk page. This makes it not a candidate for proposed deletion. If you think this article is not appropriate for wikipedia you'll have to nominate it for deletion again. Wibbble 21:17, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks your intention. As an editor that fought off the Feb. 2007 AfD can you say what needs to be altered or added to remove your doubts about notability.ClemRutter 08:15, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

All that was there but it could be clearerClemRutter 10:33, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Typo (content management system)Edit

I have contested this proposed deletion. How much research are you doing before putting these up for WP:PROD? — ceejayoz talk 15:30, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

The WP:VERIFY quote you used applies - in its own words - to material likely to be challenged and quotations. There's only one quotation (by a loose definition of the term) in the article and it's sourced, and none of the other material appears likely to be challenged. — ceejayoz talk 02:58, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Scoop (software)Edit

I've removed the PROD tag you added to this article. I no longer actively edit the article due to potential conflict of interest (see my user page), but I believe that the correct action in this case is to take steps to improve the article; in the future, when you see an article which you feel could be improved, please do so instead of immediately proposing deletion, as deletion proposals do not add anything useful to Wikipedia. Ubernostrum 07:40, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


I've removed the PROD tag you added to this article. The article in question does not require deletion, but only some cleanup. Deleting pages with good and useful content on them doesn't help wikipedia at all, and the article in question has existed since January 5th, 2004, which means it must have some sort of value to wikipedia; otherwise it would have been deleted long ago. In the future, when you see an article which you feel could be improved, please do so instead of immediately proposing deletion. -KULSHRAX 12:18, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Dragonfly CMSEdit

Hello Jackaranga, today I've started improving the article and i see that you revert it back because copy violation. Could you please point me where the copy violation was? Everything in the article was written by me. My point is I would really love improve the article but I've no clue on what i did wrong. Caiordo 15:14, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Links - Thanks. :)Edit

Thanks for letting me know about my http://http:// linking error on Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/3RR. I'll watch more carefully for that in the future. Take care. :) --Steven Fisher 17:30, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Note about AfD discussionsEdit

So I can't spell / type / am a bit special. :p KTC 17:50, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Spells in Harry potterEdit

It is currently under a deletion review. Therequiembellishere 17:14, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: User talk:BigjimsandersEdit

My apologies - I didn't notice that you were the one who removed the warning. I wouldn't have reinstated it if I had.--Kubigula (talk) 14:23, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

re:Wikipedia talk:Notability (organizations and companies)#what is a published work ?Edit

You asked some good questions. I have attempted to answer them on that page. Hope it helps. Rossami (talk) 18:02, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

User page revertEdit

Hi, thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page, very odd, i'm pretty sure i've never encountered that user. Anyway, its much appreciated--Jac16888 22:51, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

haha, just realised i reverted that users vandalism weeks ago and gave them a final warning. How strange to have a delayed revenge attack--Jac16888 23:11, 23 August 2007 (UTC)


There are multiple types of cambium. I deleted the redirect so people would know it was a missing topic. --Peta 06:00, 3 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I added some comments on the Talk:Subdreamer page to request that the deletion of Subdreamer is reconsidered. Please let me know what you think. Thank you. JamminBen 05:38, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Template French communeEdit

Hi! I would want to know how is this calculated. Thanks. --Paintman 11:29, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Tandem ServerEdit

Hi! :) Thank you for being vigilant regarding that issue with the Tandem Server article. A detail, tho: you tagged that article for speedy as a G4 - repost. That tag is only used when a previos XfD discussion exists, not when it has been previously speedied, as in this case. A G11 would have served this purpose at thi sparticular article, but I kindly suggest that you check this minor fact in the future, k, my friend? Have a beautiful day, Phaedriel - 22:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Operation LicorneEdit

Hi Jackaranga, thanks for translating this article from the Fr-wiki. Are you sure it is actually under the command of UNOCI? Everything I've seen (and I'm in France learning French at the moment) indicates that it is a French force under French command operating in parallel, but not under the control, of the United Nations. Appreciate some clarification. Thanks Buckshot06 15:48, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Um, the top line in the infobox, and the line in the first paragraph. Much clearer to say something like 'A French military force in the Ivory Coast in a peacekeeping role, which co-operates with the UN Mission UNOCI which has much the same task'. It is not 'part of the UN Mission in the Ivory Coast'.

Interarmes? Depends on the context. If you mean the GTIAs like GTIA 43, in the US Army they're 'battalion task forces' and in the British/Commonwealth army system 'battalion groups' - essentially a infantry or armoured battalion with attachments and detachments depending on the mission. For company sized groupings, the US Army used 'company team' in the 1980s, thus Harold Coyle's 'Team Yankee', and the Brits use 'company group'. For other groupings, you'd have to ask me about the specific grouping, but 'inter-branch unit' or 'inter-corps unit' would work for most things. Hope that helps. Cheers Buckshot06 19:13, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


This post of yours made me create this humor page. :) Acalamari 23:16, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm happy you saw the humour in it. I'm not sure that if it were ever to be implemented, the person receiving it would find it very funny though :P. Jackaranga 08:32, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Fortunately, those templates wouldn't be used, as they would contradict the essay, so no one will have to worry about a "don't template established users" template, but having them on a page like that gives a nice, humorous view for the essay. :) Acalamari 17:30, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Map of Auckland IslandsEdit

That's great, thank you so much. The only suggestions I can make is to make the legend for Carnley harbour a bit bigger, and maybe label Ewing Island? Apart from that and a scale bar it looks fab. Sabine's Sunbird talk 22:04, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


Hey, that was hillarious [1]! I understand your need to protect the fellow admin from being ridiculed... just... never mind... I've already had my portion of good laugh by reading that :-). Duja 11:41, 10 October 2007 (UTC) '

I'm not an admin :p Jackaranga 11:42, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
That's fixable? Duja 12:15, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey Jacky boyEdit

Done! ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 21:44, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair Use on VelociraptorEdit

The image: Image:JPvelociraptor.png
Hi, please re-read WP:NFC#10(a) as regards Fair Use images, a copyright holder must be provided, I know many people forget this, myself included, as well as most users I would say. Perhaps I did not use the correct deletion tag, however I could not find a more appropriate one, and I asked at WP:AN but nobody answered and my question was archived. Jackaranga 09:55, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
I am familiar with the policy. You tagged the image for deletion with {{di-no source}}, which stated the article had no source information, which is not correct. Now you are stating the image should have been deleted because the copyright holder wasn't provided. However, the licensing tag states "This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film." Tagging an image for deletion with a false tag isn't helpful. Removing detailed fair use rationales isn't helpful. I didn't upload this image, but I think the willful destruction of someone else's work is pretty awful, and telling someone to "re-read" the policy when you yourself didn't even use the correct tag is beyond the pale. Please avoid copyright paranoia. The image clearly falls into the WP:NFC#Acceptable_images category: "Film and television screen shots [used] for critical commentary and discussion of the cinema and television."; the image is accompanied by several paragraphs of critical commentary of the animal's depiction in the film. Finally, I will note that the article is a Featured Article, representing what the Wikipedia community (or a stringent portion of it) believes is the best work on Wikipedia, and there were no reservations about this image when it became a Featured Article. Since you also left a note on my talk page reminding me to re-read the policy, I'm cross-posting this to your talk page as well. Firsfron of Ronchester 16:09, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Note: I don't believe I did use the wrong tag, {{di-no source-notice}} leads me to believe it was the correct one, and it's not my fault people don't understand what is meant by "no source" (the source is the creator, the originator of the work, not or the name of the film) . Also all the other accusations are baseless (I have never deleted any images, I didn't remove any rationales, I asked on WP:AN before using the tag and got no response after 3 days). Jackaranga 20:48, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Image:"Touch Me I'm Sick" by Sonic Youth.jpgEdit

What exactly is the problem? Sourcing info is given there... from a direct scan Tommy Stardust 16:59, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Better now? Tommy Stardust 19:49, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

re image modificationEdit

I dont have proper tool other than microsoft paint. I know that was the way to go in wiki, but i couldnt help but comment out. Lemme try with paint, regards. Lara_bran 06:46, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks a lot. I downloaded full resolution and try to edit, what the hell? it already updated :). Thanks again for the work. Lara_bran 08:44, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

NFCC proposalEdit

Please actually read the proposal Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria/Proposal. The proposal is specifically set out to prevent deletion of images in certain common situations, such as logos, book covers, etc. -- Ned Scott 04:23, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Canut revoltsEdit

Your name change is just fine.

BTW it is against WP policy to leave raw foreign language text in an article, so I suggest my technique which is leaving it commented <!-- Like this --> so it won't show up to readers, but you can still work off it. Thanks! -Oreo Priest 10:55, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Writing in the historical present is not acceptable in English academic works (like this, but unlike a novel). It's worth noting that the French Wikipedia tends to be much, much looser in its stylistic requirements, and articles translated from French should be given a more encyclopedic tone in English. Also, please try to make the translated sentences more idiomatic and smooth; I find good practise is to read what you have just written and see if it sounds normal or awkward.
Having gotten the less positive comments out of the way, I can move on to the good ones! The article was fairly long, and for you to translate it in so small a time was quite an effort! In particular, having translated other textile articles from French to English, I'm very impressed with your work on the last bullet point of the first paragraph, that can't have been easy, and it's very helpful now. I deleted the trades that neither of us could translate, as they slow down the flow of the article and are included in "etc." -Oreo Priest 23:17, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
I didn't do that and don't know how. Would you mind? -Oreo Priest 11:35, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Photograph of SarkozyEdit

I find your revert [2], and particularly its comment, completely out of order:

  • The photograph is not "my own", it is a photograph by a professional photographer of Agência Brasil (as you would know if you had taken care of checking the image)
  • It is trivially better than the previous one because it is a full portrait (rather than a vague profile taken from a distance)
  • I fail to see anything in Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Images that is relevant to the present case

Wikipedia is a wiki, and while things have to be done in consensus, we don't have to ask permission to edit things like that. Rama 00:27, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Yet it clearly is relevant : Exception: Portraits with the head looking to the reader's right should be left-aligned (looking into the text of the article) Also I believe the fact that you are an admin does not mean you should not at least provide an edit summary when replacing the main infobox photo in a blp article, especially if the new photo appears to show the subject in a more negative light. Jackaranga 20:32, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Successful RfA - Thank you!Edit

Thank you for supporting my recent RfA. It was successful, and I was promoted to Administrator today. I appreciate the support! — KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:10, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


dear sir thank you for the quick response 3 images of news paper scans are put under orpan images and for deletion saying that they are not linked to any articles but i am using them in article kindly help me out

regards Pingali 15:14, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

orphan pagesEdit

Dr Umar Alisha

Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham

Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha

these are the articles which i am using to link for i have already put them in references and extenal links

kindly look into it

thanks for your response

regards Pingali 15:50, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

thank youEdit

dear sir i am very happy you have cleard my doubt that means i cant upload news paper scans .it is just suffiecient to give reference ok thank you i am very much tensed about it i am nw relieved thank you oce again

regards Pingali 06:15, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Brazil image...Edit

...was superseded by Image:Brazil Blank Map.svg. NawlinWiki 04:05, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Africa mapEdit

Hi. In the map of Africa and Europe you inserted in the Western Desert Campaign article I think that the naming of Yemen and the Aden Protectorate should be switched. Regards Stephen Kirrage talk - contribs 10:16, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jackaranga. First and foremost, thanks for creating all those maps at the request section. I have a few suggestions regarding the Western Desert Campaign map though:
  • Changing French Somaliland to affiliate with Vichy France, not the Free French.
  • Affiliating Malta with the British, and labeling it.
  • Swapping Aden and Yemen
  • Labeling Crete
Oh, and could you tell me where you got that massive map? I'd love to get a global version, assuming that the borders are WWII era.
Again, thanks! Oberiko 13:13, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for you help both of you, I also added a few more labels. I made the base map with GMT, then coloured it and wrote the names on in the GIMP. The coast lines and the borders are from current years though unfortunately, so I had to modify them afterwards. It is true though that it would be good to have a detailed map of the world as it was pre-war or at different times in history even. I couldn't find one anywhere on the commons, only low res ones. Perhaps something to work on, many colony articles use incorrect maps that show the borders as they are today ex:Spanish Guinea, I guess because there was no colonial map detailed enough to show such a small country. Jackaranga 18:30, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

If you want to get a map of the world with it's current borders in GMT the following parameters should work:

pscoast -P -Rd -Ba5f5 -Jm0/0/0.5c -N1/0.25p, -W0.25p,black -Df -Ggreen -S0/0/150 -Lf347/46/34/1000k:"Kilometres":tc

But be warned if you do this you will get a huge file, and uploading it to wikipedia or the commons may be of limited use, because the wiki software can't generate thumbnails for png images containing more than 12.5 million pixels.

The map were just talking about was made with the following commands:
pscoast -P -R-20/60/0/48 -Ba5f5 -Jm0/24/0.5c -N1/0.25p, -W0.25p,black -Df -Ggreen -S0/0/150 -Lf347/46/34/1000k:"Kilometres":tc >

Jackaranga 18:41, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice and the corrections Jackaranga, I'll give those programs a try this weekend. A few last bit I see though are (sorry to be nit-picky, but I think I'll be using this map for a great number of Mediterranean-Middle East related articles in WWII):
  • Crete is associated with the British, I think it should be neutral as it was part of Greek territory.
  • Could we merge Etritria, Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia into Italian East Africa?
Again, thanks a lot, from what I've seen, we have a real shortage of people who are good with maps. Oberiko 15:27, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


Don't....touch my page. Vampire Warrior 15:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Removing content which is in violation of policy is authorised and recommended, see your talk page for more. Jackaranga 17:18, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I see above you've had past problems with TOUCHING OTHER PEOPLES USERPAGES. However, karma has come back to bite you in the butt because on your userpage you have a Firefox icon on your userbox. Plus, I've had that icon on my page since I joined and it only just now became a problem with you because you can't seem to keep your grubby paws on your own page. Also, your inserting of " : " on my page is considered vandalism, kthnxbye. Vampire Warrior 18:13, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Ok nevermind, turns out it's a free image and you were right, HOWEVER this doesn't mean you can gloat about it. Vampire Warrior 18:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Jackaranga!Edit

Thanks very much for building the map I requested for the Outer Continental Shelf page! It is exactly what that article needed, as it was very hard to get the idea that the US states have jurisdiction over a thin strip of land on the inside of that area. You are a credit to Wikipedia. N2e 22:42, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome it only took a minute though. Jackaranga 06:24, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


Go fuck yourself, cunt. Lick your mother's balls if you must. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Image source problem with Image:!!! (album).jpgEdit

I'm not sure what the problem is here. Is the link not sufficient for the source? Because if that is the case, there are a lot of cd covers that need this tag... ≈Alessandro T C 00:22, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image:Rainbow Adams Island.jpgEdit

Hi, image may be deleted because there is another, PD image. I think that I uploaded non-free image in the time when there were no free image. -- millosh (talk (meta:)) 11:57, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Wiki Jyun.PNGEdit

I believe you have incorrectly tagged Image:Wiki Jyun.PNG as not being in compliance with NFCC10a, which states that image description pages must contain "[a]ttribution of the source of the material and, if different from the source, of the copyright holder." However, in the image description the uploader states that the source was "Narutaru volume 5"-- the context making it clear that this is a manga comic book. While not the most complete citation possible, it does seem to identify the source-- I was able to find the book on Amazon armed with just that information in a matter of seconds. So if you think there is something so inadequate about the source attribution that the image must be deleted, I respectfully suggest that you explain in detail in the edit summary, on the talk page for the image, or on the uploader's talk page what you think the problem might be so that the uploader will understand how to fix the problem. Hope this is helpful. Crypticfirefly 15:03, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Template:MEP image (EP)Edit

Thanks for nominating this a TfD. I had come across a couple of these pics and was just looking into the source (US site), but realized that they're going to be replaceable fair use no matter what. I'm going to mark those that other's haven't caught as such. :) SkierRMH 22:40, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Caught 2 more - that's 187 images to date! And I thought it was bad when I had 3 (moves, titles not updated)! SkierRMH 06:57, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Image:Istvan Palfi (EP, 6th term).jpg seems to be the only one deceased, but a quick google search for pics showed quite a few since the DOD is 2006. Arguable use, but still no fair use rationale added as of yet... SkierRMH 02:11, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use rationale for images on the Narutaru characters pageEdit

Hello, I noticed you have said that there is disputable fair use rationale for the images that you listed on my talk page and used in the Shadow Star characters article, including Image:Wiki_Shunji.PNG. But the fair use rationale is all right there and filled out; source, copyright holder, reason for use, and all else. Please consider rethinking your concern that the images have no fair use rationale. Thank you. --Selo12394 01:23, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, yes you just added the copyright holder in this diff, that's good it is compliant now. Jackaranga 01:39, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
I see someone else removed them all from the article anyway, because they think fair-use images are forbidden in lists, I don't know if this is correct procedure or not. Jackaranga 04:04, 11 November 2007 (UTC)


Howdy Jackaranga.

I'd be happy to provide feedback on any maps you create, but I should state that my historical knowledge is mostly limited to World War II. Oh, and thanks for the additional tweaks on the Mediterranean map. Oberiko 13:16, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Copyright violating anonEdit

I'm a bit confused by the AIV report. How do we know the anon is repeating text from these books verbatim and not just using them as sources? JoshuaZ 04:49, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I've blocked both IP addresses for 24 hours. JoshuaZ 05:10, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Alessandra Mussolini.jpgEdit

Are you convinced by the argument on the image talk page that the image is worth keeping? Can you specify one way or the other, as it has been a while? --AnonEMouse (squeak) 16:42, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

My opinion is that it is probably not allowed at the reading of WP:Non-free content#Unacceptable images#12. But Wikipedia:Deletion of all fair use images of living people gives some valid points as to why the image could be kept, and your explanation is detailed and specific, so probably it's ok. It definitely doesn't bother me personally anyway, you can remove the deletion tag. It could be said that in this case the image is irreplaceable: in order for this article to meet the NPOV policy you need either both or neither picture, and deleting valid material is not a solution. Perhaps it should be moved from the infobox and placed further down the page as is the case for many actor's articles. I think as a general rule when users can't agree (/are not sure ) it is best to keep. Jackaranga (talk) 20:31, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! --AnonEMouse (squeak) 20:35, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


I read that you wanted to translate the article about November strikes in the French public transportation companies. What do you mean exactly? There is no French article as it has been deleted or is about to be. Regards. --Bombastus (talk) 19:09, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh ok, fine. Regarding this article, just beware of the neutrality that is disputed. Feel free to ask if you need any help for it. --Bombastus (talk) 20:43, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
I'll look at that this week end. I'm currently busy on some other stuffs but i'll do it asap. --Bombastus (talk) 20:53, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Proofreading of French special retirement planEdit

Hi, just finished proofreading, take a look when you get a chance. Vrac 18:57, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Catskill Park mapEdit

I just saw the map you made showing the Adirondack Park! We've needed that for a long time. I downloaded and edited one so I got a more vivid green plus the Blue Line (as Mwanner indicated, it is a New York cartographic tradition to delineate the Forest Preserve boundaries in blue).

Now, can you do one (same options) for the Catskill Park? And then both parks? All could be used in articles. Daniel Case (talk) 04:31, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Your commentsEdit

Whether or not this account is an alternate account is irrelevant to the discussion, and I'd prefer if you stay on topic. I'm an editor. Nothing more. I'm not attempting to circumvent anything or use an alternate account to disrupt anything. I was not attempting to be rude nor was I in anyway conscious that I was doing something that could be construed as such. --Hammersoft (talk) 18:44, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Your comments at my talkpagEdit

Please don't undo you comments, just strike them out (<strike></strike>). It's very confusing otherwise because I got the new message banner but couldn't find any new comments. Thanks. ChrisDHDR 07:52, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Deletion debateEdit

Hi there, seeing as you've contributed to List of content management systems, I thought you might have a comment to add to this AfD entry. There are very few comments, so your input would be much appreciated. Thanks! JamminBen (talk) 09:45, 15 December 2007 (UTC)


I speedily closed the DRV you filed on this image because there was no deletion or deletion debate to review. If you feel the image should be deleted, list it at WP:IFD instead. --Coredesat 12:30, 15 December 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, I just spotted it too. Oops. —Pengo 02:46, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Dumb questionEdit

I don't understand why you can be so upset that people are giving TTN flak. Anything is what its users / community believe it to be. TTN, A Man In Black... there's countless people that have repeatedly gotten in varying forms of trouble because they see Wikipedia as something different than most users do. To that end, my question is this: How can you see Wikipedia as an encyclopedia, when so many people wish it to be what it already is: a global fanbase? Scumbag (talk) 17:24, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to see your opinion ...Edit

... on Template talk:Resolved#Can we unprotect it now?Sebastian 08:36, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello Jackaranga, I've granted rollback rights to your account. The reason for this is that, after a review of some of your contributions, I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended use of reverting vandalism: I do not believe you will abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 19:34, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Acalamari 21:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pictureofchernobyllavaflow.jpgEdit

Hi, I think that the picture should stay I saw that the picture was being considered for removal. I think it should stay becuase it is a picture which shows a rare event which should not be repeated, also no copyright free version of the picture exists. Also I have added a short description of how the picture is being used to the page devoted to the picture.Cadmium (talk) 16:49, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Hel-lo. Please consider being more proactive and fixing obvious fair-use cases which don't have the current standard rationale contents, rather than tagging them for deletion. If it had a prior standard fair-use description, then your trying to delete it is not helpful for the project. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 07:26, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Re:Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Images to improve#SVG for administrative maps of Poland (1918-1939)Edit

Yes; I am not aware that anybody has done so yet.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:59, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 04:38, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Please be patient with ChrisEdit

It's a bad time for him, read his user page, read the dates. The scouting organization has been a royal pain for him on this lately, too. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 01:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


rv'd your removal, the nonexistent template is there because it's a way to indicate just how bad the article is. It's not B-class, it's not even Start-class. (talk) 23:25, 31 January 2008 (UTC)


Hi! As you seem to be pretty experienced with shapefiles and stuff, could you help creating maps for Algeria-related articles from those in this PD site? For example, the road map or the rail map could be used on Transport in Algeria, the land cover map on Geography of Algeria and so on. Thanks! --escondites 11:00, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

EDIT: I kinda figured it out by myself. --escondites 13:30, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

A mistakeEdit

... at your picture

the municipality which is supposed to be 09 is marked as 06 , so now there are two 06-es ( the lower one is 09 ) please fix this , thank you --Cradel 14:15, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Taken the freedom to fix this. Fut.Perf. 14:37, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry thanks for having let me know, and thanks for having fixed it. Jackaranga (talk) 20:17, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

French communesEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject French communes:

I would like to welcome you back to the project. With some help from User:AlbertHerring, User:Blofeld of SPECTRE, and User:Jj137, I have successfully revived the project. Welcome back, we hope to see you there, Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 17:08, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Jamesenx.jpgEdit

...and fixed. Good catch on the filename! east.718 at 21:29, March 9, 2008

Stephanie QuinnEdit

Sorry, it's actually worse than that, looking at the page history of User (computing) as it now is, it still has the Stephanie Quinn page history, and I did restore & revert to the pre-move version. Bugger. That'll teach me to be helpful. I suggest I list it at the "Fix cut & paste Moves" pen & let a more experienced admin hate me for it. Would that work?--Rodhullandemu (Talk) 01:25, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Ive now put it in the holding pen with all the humility I can muster. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 01:38, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

French communes WikiProject NewsletterEdit

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Collaboration of the Month
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Hi, Can you please create an SVG version for this image [3]? thank you! --Xiquet (talk) 00:11, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi there. This image, Image:JPithey.jpg is an official government image, a bit like those released by the US government for US presidents. As you are clued up on the copyright tags etc. could you find one which is appropriate for images released by the Rhodesian Government please? The uploader hasn't added this information and I'm unsure which tag to use... Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 12:14, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Can I add, Image:HEverard.jpg, Image:JZGumede.jpg, Image:CSBanana.jpg, Image:CDupont.jpg, Image:ATMuzorewa.jpg to the Rhodesian ones. There are some South African ones too, so if you know of a South African tag for the same purpose I would be grateful to have it. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 12:24, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Its only Gumede and Banana after independence, the rest are before then, unless the Rhodesian UDI voids the PD British Govt. tag... Mangwanani (talk) 19:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Also, I am still unclear what tag to actually put on the image and what FUR I could use. I think you're more clued up on these matters than I am... Mangwanani (talk) 19:13, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:South Africa coa.svgEdit

An image that you uploaded or altered, Image:South Africa coa.svg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Ricky81682 (talk) 02:18, 19 May 2008 (UTC) --Ricky81682 (talk) 02:18, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Help (again)Edit

Hi there. Once again I'd like some help on copyright status. The COA of Iceland has been nominated for deletion under a derivative works or something like that when the supposed raster image wasn't even the base image. Also, its no different to any other Vector COA or flag made on the Wiki through the Graphics Lab so I don't see whats different about this image. Please have a say on your thoughts here: Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Coat of Arms of Iceland.svg. Thanks. Mangwanani (talk) 17:49, 25 May 2008 (UTC) (Sorry forgot to sign) Mangwanani (talk) 17:49, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for that. It struck me that the image is on a lot of pages as it is on a template. Would it be acceptable to add a rationale for the template or would it another image have to be found. Mangwanani (talk) 16:25, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

New Zealand COA and empty imagesEdit

OK, thanks for explaining that, it is very confusing and I don't get involved in image deletion much (I probably shouldn't after this!) so I wasn't aware that the category in the Wikipedia space was duplicating the Commons image. I've deleted the image, and now that I know what that very vague CSD template is referring to, I'll check for that in the future. --Canley (talk) 02:17, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Nobel iconsEdit

We're working on developing a consensus on the future of the Nobel icon template. Your opinion is welcome at Template talk:Nobel icon. Thanks, « Diligent Terrier (talk) 16:05, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Astaroth SCIV.jpg)Edit

  Thanks for uploading Image:Astaroth SCIV.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 05:13, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Historical AtlasEdit

Hi Jackaranga,

There is a revival in the WikiProject Historical Atlas. So, if you are interested, you are welcome to join.Daanschr (talk) 13:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Distribution of tufted capuchinsEdit

Hello, Mr. Jackaranga. I have a request on your image of the distribution of tufted capuchins (Cebus apella). Groves' (2001) Primate taxonomy (ISBN 978-1-56098-872-4) provides the recent ideas on the primate classification, which says the former Cebus apella was divided into four: C. apella, C. libidinosus, C. nigritus, and C. xanthosternos. The articles of capuchin species in Wikipedia follow the classification shown in Groves (2001). So the distribution range should be reduced according to that division.

Honestly, I can't tell you how to correct it because many reports gave us very different distibutions. Roghly, the northern portion of your image corresponds to the distribution of C. apella; the northern part of the southern portion, C. xanthosternos; the southern part of the southern portion, C. nigritus; the gap (non-shaded area) between the northern and southern portion of your image, C. libidinosus. Of course, the above description was just rough even though I tried describing it based on Fragaszy et al.'s (2004) The complete capuchin (pp. 17–22; ISBN 978-0-521-66116-4).

When you have sufficient time to access the appropriate source and redraw the map, I'd be happy if you accept my request. Thank you. Shaxshan (talk) 16:58, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Topo mapsEdit

Hello, I noticed that you create topographic maps. That's great ! there is just an hand of user able to do such maps. The leader on this side is commons:user:Sting, I encourage you to look at his gallery on commons. I don't remember clearly, but I think he also have tools to ease his work (scales, conventions). You can go to talk with him, that would be interesting if the English Graphic lab can also start a Graphic_Lab/Maps_workshop ;), as sting did on wiki-fr. Yug (talk) 21:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing amazing physical map of Ratanakiri Province. (I had gotten distracted and forgotten about my GL request....) I'm adding it to the article now, and it's inspired me to finally make the finishing touches this article needs to get to FA! Calliopejen1 (talk) 04:19, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

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Ratanakiri mapEdit

Hello Jack,

I'am looking for sources to create maps about the Ratanakiri region. I noticed your 2008 map File:Ratanakiri physical map.svg have more rivers and roads than Ratanikiri, Cambodge, on OpenStreetMap have. So, May i ask your sources (GIS files) ? Yug (talk) 11:32, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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Regards, Jackaranga. Map File:World mean temp annual.png is an outstanding work. Could you please inform me about its origin, source or method and the period of the study? Thank you so very much. --Maulucioni (talk) 20:19, 16 April 2019 (UTC)