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First ever Oxford Wiki MeetupEdit

You are invited to the first ever Oxford Wiki Meetup which will take place at The Four Candles, 51 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BE on Sunday 4 November 2012 from 1.00 pm.

I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend so that we can make this a regular event. If you have never been to one, this is an opportunity to meet other Wikipedians in an informal atmosphere for Wiki and non-Wiki related chat and for beer or food if you like. Experienced and new contributors are all welcome. This event is definitely not restricted just to discussion of Oxford related topics. Bring your laptop if you like and use the free Wifi or just bring yourself. Even better, bring a friend! Click the link for full details. Looking forward to seeing you. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:14, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

A CuckooEdit

This is a genuine artist/band signed to Le Grand Magistery. Please undo delete/redirect as this is NOT a pseudonym Kabb (talk) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

I do not want this linked with the bob bradley page. Please remove re-direct and delete a cuckoo page for now until I come back with more ;info' —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

David JenkinsEdit

Are you sure David was a student at Queen's? I knew him well when he was Chaplain in the late 1950s and 1960s and I am not sure.Bduke 00:38, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

He is listed as a notable former student of The Queen's College, Oxford. According to his page, he was a student at Oxford, though his college is not stated. Unfortunately, Hephaestos (who added the information to the college page) has left Wikipedia, so I can't ask him for his source. Please feel free to correct if you have better information, since Wikipedia is my only source here. Pruneau
I think his page says he was a lecturer at Oxford. Someone, maybe Hephaestos, I think suggested that David jenkins should be moved from student to faculty on the Queen's page. I have searched in vain for details, but can not confirm he was a student. I'll keep on looking.Bduke 01:55, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
Of course, you are right. And it turns out that Hephaestos added him to the list of notable former students "without a lot of thorough back-checking". I'll remove him from the list and the category for the moment, but I'll try to find out more if possible. Thanks for warning me. Pruneau 10:03, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
Can you find a UK "Who's Who"? I looked for it today but only found the Australian edition. I'm in Australia. I'll try the State Library tomorrow.Bduke 10:08, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
I checked the UK Who's Who. David Jenkins was a student at Queen's for his M.A. I also added his date of birth to his page. Pruneau
Well done. Does Who's Who say which theological college he went to? Some people would like to know that.Bduke 20:18, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
Apparently, he went to St Dunstan's College in Catford before coming to Queen's. Is that a theological college? No other college is mentioned in the Who's Who. Pruneau 17:58, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
No. It is a Public School and there is a wikepedia page. I linked it in your comment above. He would have gone to a Theological College after his BA.Bduke 20:42, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Harry PotterEdit

You rock my world for this. Thanks for helping me with getting started on working through some of that stuff. I'm much obliged. Ëvilphoenix Burn! 04:51, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

You're the one who should be thanked. I can't imagine the time you must have spent taking all those uncited statements out of the article. I hope to be able to add more references later on. Pruneau 12:11, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Charlie WeaslyEdit

Here are your references: "...Charlie was captain of Quidditch." (pg 99, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, american version) and ""Wow, I remember when Charlie wore one of these," said Ron, examining the badge with glee." (pg 107, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, american version).(Duane543 01:44, 26 March 2006 (UTC))

Oops! Thanks a lot for that. Pruneau 11:39, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

References for populating Category:Former Students of Lycée Louis-le-GrandEdit

Hello. On what information did you populate this category? Reading the biography articles, for the most part they don't mention this lycée. Thank you. Incidently, this category is currently up for renaming, here: [1] -- Mareklug talk 02:12, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

I populated it using a booklet I was given at the lycée, which had a section on the History of Louis le Grand. It seems that the official website contains the same information. Thanks for putting it up for renaming. It is needed, though I have no preference between "Former students" and "Alumni". Pruneau 12:00, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

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Hi Pruneau. The Article Improvement Drive thing, how know how to vote and to update the # of votes. I'm not stupid. Please don't do that again.     CrnaGora (Talk/Contribs/E-mail/Edit Count) 03:12, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

I never said nor implied that you were stupid. I just happened to notice that two vote counts had not been updated when you voted, so I thought I would give you a friendly reminder. I did not intend to be insulting or patronizing, and I'm sorry if you understood my message that way. Pruneau 11:34, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your contribution in Le Brun de Charmettes...Edit

Hello Pruneau, Thanks a lot for your work improving the poor basic translation of this article: Philippe-Alexandre_Le_Brun_de_Charmettes I'm French too. I've years of practice in English, I spend almost 3 hours a day on phone with American and english colleagues, but still I make a lot of mistakes, because they know all the pitfalls I come accross and don't correct me any longer. It's a real challenge to translate in such a way it can be understood internationally. You do a great job. --froglight 23:16, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. It's always nice to receive thanks! :-) Don't let a few mistakes discourage you from editing Wikipedia: other users are always happy to copyedit! Pruneau 23:24, 15 May 2006 (UTC)


Please note that this kind of templates belong on talk pages, and not on articles. Just thought I would let you know. You can reply here if you have any comments. Thanks. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 22:55, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the templates from WP:Collaborations seem to belong on article pages (but only for one week, so templages like {Past AID} belong on the talk page). See for example the current CotW Japanese robotics, the current Math CotW Arithmetic or the previous AID Gagauzia. Thanks. Pruneau 23:09, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
Per Wikipedia:Collaborations,
Create a collaboration notice template, and insert it at the top of the talk page of current or nominated collaborations.
I thus moved that one to talk:Mathematics.
As a general rule of thumb, all meta-information not pertaining to the article, except maybe cleanup tags do not belong in the article, rather on the talk page, as far as I know. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 23:51, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
From the very same page (Wikipedia:Collaborations#Templates):
"General practice is to have the template marking the current collaboration at the top of the article in question while leaving the candidacy templates on the talk page."
I agree with your rule of thumb, but collaboration templates are another exception. ;-) Pruneau 23:59, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

I raised this issue at Wikipedia talk:Collaborations. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 00:03, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

I reverted your edit on Mathematics before reading your message; my comment on the revert war was only meant as a sally (is that the word? My English isn't perfect). I felt I was applying policy by doing this, but it probably needs to be discussed. Thanks for raising the issue; I'll warn the people at WP:AID.Pruneau 00:09, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

WW 2 Casualties-Edit

Thanks for pointing out the ambiguity in the listing of Holocaust victims. I made an update to clarify the issue.--Woogie10w 20:15, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for giving me the heads up. --Osbus 19:12, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

RfA NotificationEdit

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Thanks... but I do not understand how...Edit

Thank you but how does this work. I write:


but it doesn't work. What does subst stand for...? --Francisco Valverde 15:10, 30 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the notice about the Egypt page, I'd be happy to help!Matwat22 19:45, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Greetings from User:HunterdEdit

Hey. I see that you have placed a message on Thefourdotelipsis' page regarding the Article Improvement Drive. I would like to be a part of this. Where do I register to get said messages? Thanks. David P. A. Hunter 10:25, 6 June 2006 (UTC).

Hi! The AID maintenance team usually puts that template on the talk page of the users who voted for the current AID. If you'd like to take part in the AID on a regular basis, you can either help edit the AID of the week (for example, you could watch the Template:IDRIVEtopic to be warned when a new AID is chosen), or you can help with the maintenance - see WP:AID/M. All the help is really appreciated! Thanks. Pruneau 10:43, 6 June 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
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You helped choose this week's WP:AID winnerEdit

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Louvre was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

- Davodd 05:51, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for doing the AID rollover; however, you did something weird: [2]. I think I've fixed it, but you might want to be careful next time you copy/paste. ;-) PruneauT 16:38, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that. I had something weird going on with my computer last night. I had to re-install part of the OS because of some corrupted DLL files in explorer. Davodd 17:16, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

List of state mottos, in SpanishEdit

Thank you! I will update it soon. --adrruiz   \(talk) 22:59, 4 August 2006 (UTC)


Salut Pruneau, I responed at Talk:Belote. --Cameltrader 11:59, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Why did you remove the AIDnom!?Edit

See above, in reference to the article fan fiction. I do not understand why you removed the AID nomination note from the top of the Talk page, especially since from what I recall, it's not time yet for the vote to be tallied (I could be wrong, but it would be nice if you actually mentioned as much), and am of the opinion that removing the tag at this time WITHOUT addressing it AT ALL on the Talk page to explain why it was removed, either (I'm sure you had a legitimate reason, but it would still be nice if I didn't have to go to the page's EDIT SUMMARY to even see who removed it, let alone not even find an explanation for its removal, either), is not the best idea. Please explain your action, and next time, please explain why you've removed the notice on the Talk page of any article you remove such notice from, because I think avoiding this kind of confusion in the future is a damned good idea. :\ Runa27 20:18, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Sidenote - please respond or copy your response on my Talk page. Runa27 20:18, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi! Don't forget to assume good faith. I was cleaning up Category:AID candidates, and fan fiction was listed there, but not on WP:AID, so I had every reason to believe that the nomination had expired. In fact, it turns out that User:Stovetopcookies had removed the nomination for no reason at all. I've readded the template on the talk page, added a new nomination on the AID page (I changed the dates so that the article still has a fair chance of getting 4 votes in a week), and I posted a notice on Stovetopcookies' talk page. I'm sorry about the mistake (though I had no means of guessing what had happened). Thanks for warning me! Pruneautalk 22:14, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Reply to removal of Fanfiction on AIDEdit

Please accept my apologies for removing your article from the AID. I actually was trying to vote for it, as someone (I do beleive it was you) mentioned that it was nominated in the first place. I must have pressed something wrong (I am using an old browser and things don't always display as they should). I thought that my vote had gone through but I apparently deleted it by mistake. This was clearly not my intention! I'm sorry for any trouble this has caused. Stovetopcookies 05:33, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

thanks for the info = )

Coat of ArmsEdit

Please note that a description of any item can never be copyrighted (just like source code). Maltesedog (p.s. reply on my talk page)

Regarding the motto, I have written to the local department of information for an official answer. Maltesedog 09:08, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Re your comment placed on the Malta article.. you thought the motto was part of the coat of arm. You wrote "when it is not". It was actually part of the coat of arm of Malta. Actually it was part of the National Emblem and Seal used during 1964-1975 see Coat of Arms of Malta, and for this reason I believe it is the motto. Also, I do recall, President Edward Fenech Adami referring to it as the motto, but there is no written proof, so its better to await an official reply from the Maltese government. Maltesedog 10:39, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


75px The Geography Barnstar
I hereby award you this barnstar for your tireless work on mottos of various countries Maltesedog 09:08, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Cuban MottoEdit

Nobody can decide whether Cuba has a motto or not - even Cubans are unsure. I've added some citations, and will give it a few days. If we get no further details then we should remove the motto. Thanks for your work.--Zleitzen 16:20, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Various thoughts have been mooted on the Cuban motto. As we now have a citation on the talk page I'll leave it to you to make the final call.--Zleitzen 14:47, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Greek mottoEdit

Hi, I was wikistalking your talk with Tzekai. Sources:

  • Ministry of Culture
    • "Η σημαία του Γ.Σισίνη με σύμβολα της Φιλικής Εταιρείας και το έμβλημα του αγώνα Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος, η μόνη που διασώζεται από τις πρώτες που ύψωσαν τα κατά τόπους επαναστατικά σώματα."
    • "The flag of G.Sisinis, with the symbols of the Filiki Etaireia and the emblem of the fight Freedom or Death, the only one saved from those first raised by the local revolution corps."
    • Paper on the motto

Hope I helped, regards. •NikoSilver 12:58, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the help (and for teaching me a word, I'd never heard of "wikistalking" before!). While both links show how important the phrase is for the Greek, I don't think they show that the motto has an official status nowadays. From what I understood, the first link shows a flag used when preparing the revolution, and the second one shows the influence of the phrase on 19th century poets. Unfortunately, this doesn't say much about the motto today. I think we need to keep on digging... Pruneautalk 18:35, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

I am sure that this is the national motto of Greece, this is why i removed that request citation as 'ridiculous'. and i doubt if any greek says it is not used as such. but i will try to find a citation about that as well. regards Hectorian 21:25, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Hector, it seems that Pruneau has a point. I am sure the contemporary motto of Greece is not 'Freedom or death' because there isn't any Greek who hasn't been freed (including these a sick black humor sense). I'll search more, but I'd say that instead of 'motto' maybe we should use 'historic motto'. For what it's worth, the president (who is the one responsible for whatever is supposed to symbolise 'Greece', does not use it in his site at all). See here (and check the other symbols too).
On the other hand, we Greeks, were raised with that slogan. We had it in our textbooks, we were taught about it in school, we used it in all parades, we listen to it in the news and in every relative occasion. I am sure that even contemporary presidents/primers/defence ministers etc have used it in their speeches. I am not sure if 'Greece' would like to be known today as the country that has reasons to specify 'Liberty or death' though... So, 'historic motto' it is! •NikoSilver 21:50, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Please stopEdit

Iranian motto is Esteghlal Azadi, jomhoriye eslami, which means Independence Freedom, Islamic Republic and it's in Persian. Please stop editing a page when you have no idea about the subject you want to edit. --Arad 01:03, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Indeed, I don't know much about Iran, but I know enough state mottos, and finding a reliable source for the Iranian motto is not easy. I see you added the FIFA website as a reference; unfortunately, the FIFA website is not a reliable source. For example, it says that the motto of Cambodia is National harmony [3], when the constitution says it is Nation, Religion, King [4] (article 4). I suspect that FIFA took some of the mottos from Wikipedia, so we can hardly use their website to confirm information.
If you can find another reference, I'll be happy to accept it. I should note that I raised this issue on Talk:Iran#Motto, where the rationale for listing Allah Akbar is given: Article 18 of the constitution states that "The Official Flag of Iran is composed of green, white, and red colors, with the special emblem of the Islamic Republic, together with the State Motto.". The only text on the flag is Allahu Akbar. Mowens35 agreed on that matter.
I suggest that we continue this discussion on Talk:Iran. Pruneautalk 09:54, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

I used to be a soapboxer on IMDBEdit

I used to be a soapboxer. I should of worded it better. But I have trouble wording things. As a soapboxer, I saw alot of anti-christrian posts. I also saw anti-israel posts. Matthew1990 00:55, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

I am sure that such cases exist. However, what makes you say that the Sopabox is infamous for those postings? Have they been discussed anywhere else than in the Soapbox? Such statements cannot be left unreferenced. Pruneautalk 01:37, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Tarot (games)Edit

Bonjour Pruneau,

I added another comment of support to yours in the talk page for Tarot (game). The whole situation of Tarot, Tarot (game), and Tarocco/Tarock is quite a mess. It needs to be set up in a manner similar to other card game families. -- Parsa 23:54, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Harry PotterEdit

Hello, Pruneau. Over at WikiProject Harry Potter we're trying to compile a list of active participants. Your name, along with all other project participants, has been placed on the inactive list. If you'd like to get involved again, please place your name back on the active list, and take a look at the project talk page for the latest happenings.

RHB(AWB) 23:20, 30 December 2006 (UTC), on behalf of WPHarry Potter


Can you please stop changing my talk page back. The other person involved in that discussion has removed it from his page. Thankyou! 14:15, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

No, I moved it to the appropriate place. Discussion about your behaviour belongs on your talk page, not mine. Thanks/wangi 14:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Precisely. I will keep on reverting your blanking of your talk page, and I guess Wangi and Penwhale will do the same thing. I see no reason for deleting the discussions that took place there, so please stop removing them. If you wish to contribute to Wikipedia, might I suggest that you sign up? There are many reasons to do so. Pruneautalk 14:27, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

This is just bullying and the discussion concerns your behaviour towards me also. Please STOP, you would accuse me of vandalism if I did the same thing to you. 14:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Carry on and I will just keep deleting it and request mediation. Either it stays on both pages or neither!

Just take the ip editor to WP:3RR if he keeps up. -Penwhale | Blast the Penwhale 14:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

There is a difference between your edits to Wales and Wangi's: you did change the motto at least three times [5] [6] [7]. These additions were reverted by User:Stemonitis, User:Snowded and User:Wangi. On the third occasion, Wangi posted a message to your talk page asking that you stop adding this motto, since it is the motto of the Prince of Wales, not of Wales (as explained by Snowded in his edit summary). The message you potsed to Wangi's user page, concerning multiple reverts, was therefore irrelevant. However, the template message he posted to your talk page is relevant, and you should therefore not delete it.
If you feel like requesting mediation, please go ahead, but I don't know what you hope to achieve. It is a shame that you thought Wangi's message was rude. I do not believe it was his intention, he was merely posting to wanr you that your behaviour could be seen as disruptive, and to give youa link to the policy page. It should be noted that the three-revert-rule applies to talk pages as well. Might I suggest that you read Wikipedia:Three-revert rule? You could be blocked for your multiple reverts.
As a sidenote, I am going to delete the motto you added for Itlay on the List of state mottos, since you didn't provide a reference, even though I asked you for one. Pruneautalk 14:48, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I am completely fed up with this. It feels like you are all ganging up on me. Wangi was rude in his tone and his reverts are unsourced. The "discussion" also took place on his page! The main article on Wales is not in line with "your" page and in any case I did not change it three times. I may have pressed the button more times than I should have and re-done it to correct a typing error/ layout but that is all. In fact the first time I re-did it was because I thought I hadn't saved it properly, but now I realise that you and your friends are constantly monitoring everything and changing things back in nano seconds! Please leave me alone and remember you do not own Wikipedia! 16:32, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

copied this discussion to the more appropriate User talk: and added a response there /wangi 16:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject FranceEdit

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WikiProject University of OxfordEdit


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Talk:Nobel Prize in Chemistry#RFC: Country data in Nobel listsEdit

Thanks for your recent edits to the Nobel Prize articles. Since I noticed that you have an interest in this topic, I wanted to let you know that there is currently a Request For Comments about the country data in the Nobel lists. Your comments in this matter would be appreciated! –panda 20:56, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Achse des GutenEdit

see local page —Preceding unsigned comment added by Polentario (talkcontribs) 15:01, 18 December 2007 (UTC)


  On February 4, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dual dating, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:11, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning, but I was only the nominator. The credit for the article goes to Mcintireallen. Pruneautalk 09:28, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much for nominating my article. You are very kind. If I had replied to your message on my page, would you have received a notice that I had replied? The answer depends on whether you had clicked "Watch this page" or not, correct? Is there some way for me to tell if you have clicked "Watch"? I have not clicked "watch" here, so I am just curious if I will receive any notice that you reply. Could you please reply to this here so I can see what, if any, notice I receive? Merci!--S. McIntire Allen (talk) 05:23, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
You are welcome! You are quite right about the notices: if you had replied on your own talk page, I would not have received an orange site-wide notice, but since I am watching your page, it would have appeared in my watchlist; you will not receive any notice about my replu here. It isn't possible to find out what is on another user's watchlist - see Help:Watching pages#Privacy of watchlists. The only way to be sure that another user sees your message is to post on their talk page. In some cases, this can be confusing (if two contributors post on each other's talk page, the conversation is split in two). Some users reply both on their talk page and on the other contributor's talk page, so that the entire conversation is present on both pages; others, such as myself, have a note at the top of their user page saying on which talk page they will reply. Pruneautalk 19:32, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Deletion request at CommonsEdit

Commons already has Image:Kosovo relations.png, so I've requested deletion of your upload. See Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Kosovo recognition.png Kelvinc (talk) 20:09, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for doing that. At the time of the upload, Kosovo relation.png wasn't as detailed as it is now, so Kosovo recognition.png was needed. That is no longer the case. Pruneautalk 21:03, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Floo Network (web ring)Edit

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You proposed a revision to ITN on the page Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news_2.0#The_point_of_ITN which I think should be pursued. Please inform me if you ever try to get it implemented because I would like to offer my support. Dwr12 (talk) 22:44, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Pruneau at nlwikiEdit

Hi, your account at nlwiki has been renamed. --Erwin85 (talk) 09:21, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Pruneautalk 13:35, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

References' namesEdit

Please don't remove references' names as they are there for a purpose of using a same reference for several times. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 16:58, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry about that, it certainly wasn't my intention to remove the references' names! I'm assuming you're referring to this diff. My intention was only to update the date; my guess is that the rest of the diff was caused by a bug in User:Magnus Manske/less edit clutter.js. I'll warn Magnus. Thanks for telling me about this! Pruneautalk 17:39, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
No problem! And thank you for updating the map. I am sure in coming months there would be more signatory states.Beagel (talk) 17:50, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Please delete Zeljko Komsic.jpg and Haris Silajdzic.jpg and upload the correct images with the correct name. This image [8] under Nebojša Radmanović and this image [9] under Haris Silajdžić. PRODUCER (talk) 20:51, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

  Done: File:Nebojša Radmanović.jpg and File:Zeljko Komsic.jpg. Would you mind checking that the images are correct this time? Thanks, Pruneautalk 21:34, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
The images are correct, but could you do the same for Haris Silajdzic and upload the image under Haris Silajdžić? PRODUCER (talk) 21:07, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Do you mean File:Haris Silajdzic.jpg? That's already done (by you). Pruneautalk 21:31, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes but the image history shows the wrong images and and name should be Haris Silajdžić PRODUCER (talk) 17:15, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Having an incorrect version in the history is not really an issue, since no one can possibly be confused into thinking that the previous photo is the correct one. If you feel strongly about it, you could ask a Commons admin to delete the old version, but I don't think it's necessary (and I'm not an admin, so I can't delete it myself). I'm also reluctant to do the rename: a rename is quite a bit of work (the image has to be downloaded, re-uploaded under the new name, deleted by an admin, and all uses on all Wikipedias must be updated). One could even argue that having the file name without any diacritics makes it easier to reuse: the reason I uploaded it under this name was that I was using a keyboard that doesn't handle diacritics in an easy way, and that's probably true of many other people. Minor changes like this are somewhat discouraged by commons:Commons:File renaming, but you can do the rename yourself if you feel strongly about it. Pruneautalk 18:21, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Map of IRENAEdit

Hi, Pruneau. After new signings on 29 June (including the United States), the IRENA's map is out of date again. Could you please update this? Thank you. Beagel (talk) 11:53, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Olympics tableEdit

thanks for adding links Tom B (talk) 01:38, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

No problem. I'll try to finish the table soon; it is a bit tedious to do! Pruneautalk 06:56, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Template:2012 Summer Olympics calendarEdit

According to this conversation [10] I had in 2011 with User:Andrwsc inserting links into calenders goes against manual of style. Sorry I had to revert. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 21:21, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

A Proportional ResponseEdit

Given the outcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/A Proportional Response, A Proportional Response will probably get redirect again unless the article is sourced to show it passes WP:GNG, eh? Cheers, WilyD 08:46, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I hadn't thought of checking the history of the article and just assumed no one had created the article yet. I might try to find sources later but have reverted my edits for now. Pruneautalk 09:17, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
I strongly suspect they exist, in particular, I know the the A. V. Club has been doing reviews of West Wing Episodes. WilyD 09:18, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
Agreed; there are almost certainly sources out there. This link seems promising. Pruneautalk 09:25, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

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Language-population update projectEdit

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

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