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Kategorien und Subpages



ist das irgendwo besprochen und entschieden worden, auf der Mailinglinte z.B.? Die Kategorien sind (im Moment noch!) etwas durcheinander; würden da Subpages nicht noch mehr Verwirrung stiften?

Natürlich, wenn es unseren heißgelibten "Konsens" gibt, werde ich Subpages in den Kategorien anstellen (sobald ich herausgefunden habe, wo;-). --Magnus Manske 18:15, Jun 20, 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for your contribution to one, or more, articles that are now organized under Data management.

Because of your previous intrest, you are recieving an invitation to become a founding member of the Data Management Wiki Committee.

The members, of course, will form and solidify the purpose, rules, officers, etc. but my idea (to kick things off) is to establish a group of us who will take responsiblity to see that the ideas of Data management are promoted and well represented in Wikipedia articles.

If you are willing to join the committee, please go to Category_talk:Data_management and indicate your acceptance of this invitation by placing your three tilde characters in the list.

KeyStroke 01:04, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)

Hi! Did you ever finish that English langauge paper on you research? Andicat 13:11, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I attended your visualization session at Wikimania. I'm starting to work through some of the the things you presented. I was wondering if you would be willing to share some of your python scripts for processing the XML dumps? I would mainly like an example that I could learn from. Thank you! K1v1n 00:49, August 13, 2005 (UTC)

I can see from the talk pages that there was some effort to get rid of WP:DSS, which is a clear copyvio, and that you were involved in it to some extent. However, the main page and all its subpages still remain. Now, there is a curious "copyright notice" on the the main page (Wikipedia:Dewey Decimal System) which proclaims that pre-1923 of the Dewey Decimal System are public domain, and a link to the current copyright holder which proclaims that a licence is required. However, the page itself says it is based on the 2003 system, not a pre-1923 system. There is a legal precedent cited about recipes in a cookbook, which, my law degree tells me, sounds like it is being cited out of desperation rather than clear legal argument. Further, it seems odd to me that the page talks about pre-1923 being copyright-free when it admits to actually using the 2003 system. I am tempted to try to get this deleted as a copyvio but I want to find out why the last effort to do so failed - I can find no trace of why it failed on the talk pages, just some messages agreeing that it should be deleted! Can you remember what happened that meant this got kept? TheGrappler 17:42, 14 April 2006 (UTC)Reply

I'm more used to the German Wikipedia where we delete copyvios very strictly. Maybe in the English Wikipedia people tolerate the use of non-free material - you can argue alot that DDC is "only a bit non-free" and OCLC will probably tolerate it's usage in Wikipedia but sue other users (see Dewey_Decimal_Classification#Ownership). It's a pitty that other users tend to tolerate non-free material because this way there is no need to create free knowledge or free the existing. --

WorldCat Identities


You might be interested in a proposed project to link to WorldCat Identities: if you are, please do sign up at the project proposal page! Dsp13 15:25, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your mention of WorldCat Identities on Wikimetrics. I'm not very sanguine that en:Wikipedia will look happily on systematically adding external links as de:Wikipedia did to PND: it falls foul of many editors' anti-spam instincts (e.g. here and here). Do you have any idea when VIAF is likely to be up and running? Dsp13 20:53, 25 February 2007 (UTC)Reply



Could a bibliogram or similar measurement be done on Wikipedia? For instance, if the various contributions of individual editors were indexed and analyzed it might yield an interesting description of the quality of edits and editors.—joeFriday— {talk}  01:27, 4 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

I have done such measures in my masters thesis (confirming among other results Lotka's law) but quantitative analysis is a vague ground for qualitative assumptions. -- Nichtich 09:22, 4 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

List of speakers at Wizards of OS


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AfD nomination of List of speakers at Wizards of OS


An article that you have been involved in editing, List of speakers at Wizards of OS, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of speakers at Wizards of OS. Thank you. Crusio 00:24, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

AfD, VfD and other cryptic machine-talk


Hallo Nichtich, Tut mir Leid wegen der Machinensprache. Ich habe nur die Instruktionen fuer "speedy delete" and "AfD" befolgt und die templates wie vorgeschrieben auf Deine Seite kopiert. Damit bist Du nicht nur in Kenntniss gestellt (wie es sich hoeflichkeitshalber natuerlich gehoert - es ist nicht zwingend vorgeschrieben), aber gibt es auch sofort die noetigen Links. Tut mir Leid falls das hirnlos erschien! --Crusio 23:14, 31 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

PS: wie Du siehst habe ich keine Deutsche Tastatur auf diese Machine....

Open Knowledge Foundation


See Open_Knowledge_Foundation Gordo (talk) 11:50, 13 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Case folding in EBCDIC


I have edited your section on case folding to say that it does work in EBCDIC. — PhilHibbs | talk 12:48, 30 June 2009 (UTC)Reply


FYI there is a discussion about the attribution constraint for the OA logos you uploaded to Commons on this page. --DarTar (talk) 17:08, 26 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Tilman Said you might be interested


Hello Jakob,

I spoke to Tilman this weekend and he said that you'd be interested to comment on my proposal to create a bot to link Wikipedia to VIAF. If you'd like to comment check out the proposal on Village Pump. Thanks Maximiliankleinoclc (talk) 00:36, 26 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your work on the BagIt article! It's helped me get started with the process. Tod Robbins (talk) 20:08, 24 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Your account will be renamed


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ArbCom elections are now open!


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File:Musicbrainzicon.png listed for discussion


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