User talk:Zanimum/Archive 1

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Hello there Zanimum, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Cheers! --maveric149

Zaminum, is the material from Lilo & Stitch your own work, or is it copied from another source? -- Zoe

Zaminum, I'm still waiting for an answer from you concerning the copyright status of the information you put into Lilo & Stitch. If I don't get an answer soon, I'm going to delete what you put there and write my own article. -- Zoe

Sorry about that delay, I was away for awhile. It`s mine, based on about 6 or so magazine and newspaper articles. The quotes are from those sites, but I`ve done much rewriting to change the page as much as possible. I can find the site addresses if you want to read over the sources. - Zanimum

Hi! I don't want to be antagonistic or anything, but if you are Desmond Sargeant, it is probably a good idea to keep the mentions of yourself to a minimum. ;-) --snoyes 00:36 Feb 21, 2003 (UTC)

I'm not, he's just some guy I read about in the local newspaper. I don't know him, don't go to his school, just live in his city.

Hi, I just saw your edits on bark. Any particular reason why you replace links like [[parasite]]s with [[parasite|parasites]]? They show the same result, you know... --Magnus Manske 17:26 Mar 27, 2003 (UTC)

I just find it looks tacky to have part of the word a link, part of it not. Is there a prefered style? - Zanimum
In the article, however, both [[parasite]]s and [[parasite|parasites]] output the same result: the whole word is linked.

I reverted People on stamps for you. Danny

I've got a book of copyright free animal illustrations. Would these be of interest, even though they aren't photos? They are pretty correct looking and well drawn. Zanimum

Dear Zanimum, yes, the 'pedia is desperately in need of well-drawn illustrations. But remember to attribute the source even if it's uncopyrighted, it might be of interest to some people to know the source.

Christa Behmenburg is currently an orphaned article. Can you find some articles to link to 'Christa Behmenburg? Kingturtle 23:46 May 13, 2003 (UTC)

I've had a look at a couple of your people accounts. Two problems: (1) although the copyright bits are acknowledged as such, this means they shouldn't really be there (2) The people are pretty obscure. The standard of whether they merit an entry is the number of Google hits. Trudy LeCaine gets none, and Judith Budovitch only 18 (not checked for relevance). The liklihood is that these articles will be deleted. Sorry if this is unhelpful jimfbleak 17:06 3 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Hi Zanimum. A page you created called Zanimum Moos back in feb has been listed on VfD. It appears to be a sandbox. If you have no objections I'd like to delete it straight away. Theresa knott 08:54 27 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Yes. Thank you for doing so.

re: your question at Talk:Sesame Street about the table of contents

It's automatically generated from section headings (==Primary Characters==, ===Primary Puppet Characters===, and so on). See Wikipedia:Section for more information. —Paul A 01:22, 1 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Zanmium, have you tried to contact Rozwell about the images he has uploaded inappropriately and repeatedly? --Robert Merkel 06:04, 8 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Hey. There are some guidelines on what to, and not to, list in the Anniv subsection on the Main Page at Wikipedia:Selected Articles on the Main Page. For example, births and deaths are rarely listed. Exceptions; unconventional birth (such as the birth of the first genetically engineered mammal or first test tube baby) and unnatural deaths (such as an assassination or famous killing). If the person is famous enough to merit being in our encyclopedia, then they actually did something worth noting. If we know that date and properly list it on the day page and update the person's article, then that person gets their chance to be listed. Cheers! --mav 21:21, 9 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Hey - I asked you nicely before to follow the guidelines. Please do so. Chad is a stub (meaning don't list), Chad also lacks any context (meaning don't list). Same for Alcatraz. --mav

OK - this is getting old. Please follow the guidelines. --mav

Simple English[edit]

Hi, I noticed you have contributed to the Simple English Wikipedia in the past. I am trying to revive it a bit as it hasn't been edited very much lately, so this is just a reminder that it's still there and you are very welcome to come and help! Yours views on what to call the "village pump" are also requested. See [1]. Thanks. Angela 11:57, 20 Aug 2003 (UTC)


I've got a book of copyright free animal illustrations. Would these be of interest, even though they aren't photos? They are pretty correct looking and well drawn. Zanimum

Yes please! Photos would be nice, but good illustrations are a lot better than a page of uninviting text. --Brion 17:09 Feb 26, 2003 (UTC)
Did you upload these? Wondering if the book should be added to our [[wikipedia

Zanimum I'm just replacing a lot of messages that were cut off here, don't mind me Dysprosia 10:07, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)'

       public domain images]]. Martin 15:33, 24 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Eric Berne[edit]

Thanks for the new article response. At this point I don't know if he was ever listed on the main page, since I've been absent while travelling. Just chalk it up to maybe next time. Thanks again for the thought.... Lou I 17:17, 29 Sep 2003 (UTC)

main page formatting[edit]

Please make sure entries on the main page fit the 800 x 600 screen and are properly formatted. <!-- XX --> NOT <!--XX ->. I had to correct that for you. --Jiang 20:54, 1 Oct 2003 (UTC)

thanks, I didn't know what was happening.

The Peanut[edit]

Hey, zanimum. The Peanut is south of Finch & Don Mills. It's around a break in Don Mills that's shaped like a peanut. The Peanut Plaza is there. A friend of mine was once research director of an organization called the Peanut Project, so it's an accepted name for the neighbourhood. Trontonian 23:11, 13 Oct 2003 (UTC)

I just noticed from your user page that you've done a lot of work on the Brampton article. I consider that article a model. My one contribution to it was the two sentences about the mighty Excelsiors. Trontonian

Copyright violoations[edit]

Hi Zanimum, I just undeleted Roton because it was listed on VfD but had not yet been there a week. There is a page for Possible copyright infringements where articles should be left for a week before they are deleted. This gives the author a chance to say that it wasn't copyvio if they owned the original text and for people to check that something really is a copyvio. Cheers, Angela 00:04, Oct 17, 2003 (UTC)

I undeleted List_of_universities_in_Macau: we generally have a rule of waiting seven days prior to deletion, unless a page hits the various exceptions given on wikipedia:deletion policy. By the by, if you do delete a page because the consensus is that it shouldn't exist, it's best to remove all the backlinks, or it'll only end up getting created again: a waste of time for all cnocerned. Martin 21:50, 20 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Re Ronald Munro-Ferguson, thanks very much. I see there is a splendid Governors-General of Canada series, so I am glad we are catching up now :) Adam 06:43, 28 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Week in history[edit]

Hey. There are some guidelines on what to, and not to, list in the 'Week in history' subsection on the Main Page at Wikipedia:Selected Articles on the Main Page. There is also a message for you at talk:Main Page. --mav 18:59, 30 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Hi, you'd put your temporary page in the article namespace. I've moved it to User:Zanimum/For editing into articles (a temporary page) and deleted the redirect. Angela 03:03, Nov 6, 2003 (UTC)

I noticed you added the Jean Chretien link to the homepage, which is nice, but you didn't put any comment for the changelog and you also didn't bump of the last article, you bumped off the 2nd last article. Why? dave 05:37, 7 Nov 2003 (UTC) --- Hi. Thanks for your comment on the underground stations articles - I'm going to add to them - I was just doing a standard couple of sentances to try and sort them out. I couldn't research them from where I was inputting them - so I was just churning them out for fiddling with afterwards. Secretlondon 17:00, Nov 17, 2003 (UTC)

I've written a little article about Soros Tivadar, George Soros' father [17:26, Nov 17, 2003 (UTC)], and tried to translate it into english. ArnoLagrange 09:42, Nov 18, 2003 (UTC)

Greetings. Regarding the US Constitution book you intend to typeset, I suggest that, in the credits, information be provided that it was from Wikibooks, and provide the appropriate url, and the same should suffice. Lord Emsworth 20:26, Nov 22, 2003 (UTC)

How's the rewrite of Musketeer coming? :) Dysprosia 00:46, 3 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Reminder: you were working on Tournament of Roses. --Wik 10:08, Dec 14, 2003 (UTC)

thanks for listing British Poetry Revival on New Articles on the main page. Bmills 14:39, 13 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting my page, I guess you watch my page, don't you? Jack Zhang 11:54, Jan 20 2004 (UTC)

Ok I receive your message. But i would like to know what have you changed in ]]Ensemble Studios]], thank you.


See the top of the Wikipedia:Village pump. --mav 21:07, 3 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Image markup[edit]

Here's a useful tip: If you're adding an image to an article, and you specify the width of the containing div, it is usually best to specify that it is the same width as your image. Don't just put "210px" - unless, of course, your image is 210px wide. :) —Paul A 05:10, 4 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Horse gaits[edit]

Thanks for the information about horse gaits, and for the redirects. I didn't check to see if any articles were linked to my new stubs, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to add them just in case. Thanks also for the welcome back. I've decided to stop getting angry at the more obsessive-compulsive Wikipedians. After all, they have rights, too, and usually more than I do. And if it makes them happy, right? Trontonian 15:50, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Hi, Eldawg was spamming many pages with links to the same site. These were his only contribution. After discussing it on #wikipedia, it was decided to revert them all. I've emailed you the IRC transcript which makes it clearer. Basically, all the posted links point to the same machine, though they have different DNS'. Whilst some of the sites were official looking, they were all registered to WebVision. Angela. 18:22, Feb 9, 2004 (UTC)

Alternate words for American[edit]

I knew some of those... but none are widely used, so I suppose a widely used variant is what I'm looking for. *grins* Thanks for the link! (Oh... and anything related to "US" should also be out... Brazil is "The United States of Brazil".) - UtherSRG 16:06, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Brampton, Ontario[edit]

A very informative site. I merely upgraded the table at the bottome of the page to be a little closer to the quality of the site itself. Why is there no current photograph of Brampton, similare to what appears on the Toronto or Montreal pages? If you can even find a photo of city hall that would further add to the effectiveness of the page.

The Breakup of Barbie and Ken[edit]

The main difference between this earth-shattering event and popular culture events such as the Superbowl and the California recall is that the breakup of Barbie and Ken is fictional. It is a story invented by Mattel for the purposes of selling toys, rather like the unfortunate death of the Transformers line every 5 years or so. And Bumpy is not a fish. -- Tim Starling 22:04, Feb 13, 2004 (UTC)


I posted "What???" to the talk page of Greg the Bunny because at the time I read it, rather than saying what it does now, it said this, and it made no sense at all. Your friend Richie, end of letter. -Branddobbe 19:12, Feb 16, 2004 (UTC)

Zero-byte image[edit]

Hello; I just deleted an image you uploaded back in November 2003, because it was zero bytes. It was Image:Mahovlich.jpg, and had the caption Senator Mahovlich, (c) Canadian Senate, deemed fair use. Since it's currently linked from the Frank Mahovlich article, you wouldn't happen to have a copy of the image still around to re-upload it, would you? --Delirium 10:25, Feb 17, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me about the absence of an image for Frank Maholvich; I had to resave the image, before it would work. -- user:Zanimum

Spaces in titles[edit]

I saw that you'd removed spaces in titles between the equals-signs and the text on Home Depot with the comment 'no need for spaces, get with the picture, people...'. Please don't do that. And certainly not in such a tactless way. What 'picture' should we be getting with? I personally find those spaces render the source more readable. You'll find that about half of the writers here put in those spaces, so there is certainly no consensus/convention not to. The spaces make no difference to the rendered output. —Morven 22:02, 17 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Whilst trying to figure out the question you posed at the village pump, I got to looking at your contribs list - and all your edits are marked minor even those that are not minor. Have you got "mark edit as minor by default" turned on in your preferences? If so, it might be a good idea to turn it off because some editors get all antsy about non-minor changes being marked as they are. See Wikipedia:Minor edit for what a minor edit is defined as. Cheers, Pete/Pcb21 (talk) 16:37, 19 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Come vote on Yellow Pig Day on Wikipedia:Votes for undeletion; cf recent posts on Talk:Yellow Pig Day. Then Stan and I (and others!) can improve the article.


Hi, I don't think the Creative Commons license is compatible with the GFDL. You might want to post on the Wikipedia:Village pump and get a discussion going before uploading anymore works under that license. Dori | Talk 17:21, Feb 22, 2004 (UTC)

White perch VFD[edit]

So what was the result of White perch being on VFD? The vfd notice is still on the page if it was decided to keep the page. RedWolf 04:48, Feb 27, 2004 (UTC)

Actually, I meant to put it on "clean-up", it never went on VfD. I've changed its msg now. -- user:zanimum

Toronto International Teen Movie Festival[edit]

Sorry about that. It seems the page listed someone else as the winner for the 2002 award. But this page has changed in the last few hours. Was this possibly the 2001 award, which was given in early 2002? Anthony DiPierro 22:55, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)


You may also want to look at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion. Your Cristiane Alexandre article is listed there. Anthony DiPierro 23:11, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Quotation marks[edit]

Why would you move a period to outside the quotation marks? Anthony DiPierro 16:00, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

NICAM stands for "Near Instantaneous Companded Audio Multiplex", it doesn't stand for "Near Instantaneous Companded Audio Multiplex.". Thus, it isn't good grammar. I've changed it to italics now, a bit more proper. -- user:zanimum

I just looked it up, and apparently it's an American/British thing. Then I went to the page to change it to italics, and it turns out you've already done that. :) Anthony DiPierro 16:07, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Please see my reply to your message on User talk:Timwi. — Timwi 15:51, 5 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment Zanimum, but I must confess I already sent it about 15 times in french (last time to day), and it is enough for me not to sent the english one on top. The good point is that english wikipedia also benefits from the french press releases :-). Good luck and thanks for the good work. SweetLittleFluffyThing 17:27, 5 Mar 2004 (UTC)


Is there any particular reason why you protected Yahoo! from editing, or was it just a slip of the mouse? --Minesweeper 07:41, Mar 6, 2004 (UTC)

I did? I protected the press releases recently... I guess I was just trying to get back to the actual article page, and hit the wrong button. Sorry. -- user:zanimum

Esperanto press release[edit]

I just have seeen your message about press release. I'll see what I can do. When you want to message to me, please, put message on my esperanto discussion's page, I'm visiting everyday, while I'm no so often on the en WP. Thanks Arno Lagrange 13:06, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Press release[edit]

What can I say.... I was bored! I would have lent a hand earlier if I'd known about the guide to sending out a press release (it was invaluable, as I didn't know the best way to go about it). I saw that you sent it to a bunch more places today as well. :) fabiform | talk 17:17, 9 Mar 2004 (UTC)

fire department alert[edit]

We're having trouble tonight with a vandal, see Wikipedia:Block log. Some suspect it is the same user as User:Bird. the worst seems to be over now....but please help us keep an eye or this vandal. thanks Kingturtle 08:36, 10 Mar 2004 (UTC)

List of celebrity guest stars on Sesame Street[edit]

When adding items to this list, do you think you could Be a little more careful in your edits? You added Arte Johnson, who was already there, and you misspelled his name. You also moved Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert into the "Fictional Characters" category.

Thanks, Dominus

image naming[edit]

Thank you for notifying me about the complicated image names. I don't know how I can rename it? On the Maori wikipedia i have an option of "Delete this page" and I can reupload it, but I don't have that here. Perl 02:35, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)

thank you very much. The problem at the Maori Wikipedia is that we only have one person who speaks maori! (I dont speak Maori but I tried to translate the "edit this page" and other sidebar functions with the hopes that someone would correct them.) Perl 19:25, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)~

Ontario Party Names[edit]

Most recent party names edits in Ontario: can you wikify those tables? In current form they are much too big for wikipedia articles: the longer one is 276k! -- Graham :) | Talk 14:29, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Macabre timeline[edit]

Hi Zanimum, you wrote on User talk:Giftlite: "Just a note, Wikipedia standard is (b. 1952), not (1952-?); the latter, which you used with Henrique Mecking tends to be macabre. However, if Meckling is indeed deceased, you can put (1952-19??)."

Is the standard mentioned some page ? Jay 15:03, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Please only use the rollback button (which is provided to you because you are a sysop) to undo destructive acts, not to re-add April Fools rubbish to the main page. Thanks. Pete/Pcb21 (talk) 15:40, 1 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Personal attacks[edit]

Please review Wikipedia:No personal attacks. Calling someone "stupid" because of a spelling error is really unacceptable. RickK | Talk 00:19, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I was being sarcastic in reference to an over-confident anonymous user who, yes, was being bold in editing, but ended up screwing up an article. If that had went to print, we'd be laughing stocks. -- user:zanimum