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Casa Carby Removed

Hello,

I am afraid my Wikipedia page was removed. You posted that it violated Copyright. But where? I attributed all content to authors? You were not specific what violated? I have rights to all photos, I took most of those photos. The others I received from the Museum of History Miami. What can I do to get this page back up? I thought I followed everything perfectly! Please do let me know so I will not be in violation of your laws... thank you!

Nathalie Casacarby (talk) 11:42, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Responded on your talk page. Osiris (talk) 13:29, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank You

Hello,

Thank you for being very concise. I will make the changes accordingly. We do not feel it is a waste of time as Casa Carby is located in a historic district and we are trying to document as much of this history as possible. We are trying to preserve our past, educate locals and non-locals alike (architects, students, historians, etc.) to the area about our history. If Casa Carby was new construction I would understand its irrelevance or if it had no impact on the history of Miami, I would understand but it does. Without homes like Casa Carby, Miami would have no history. We are preserving the past by being able to document its history, otherwise like many languages that are not documented, will be lost to the world forever.

NathalieCasacarby (talk) 14:18, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Historical photos

Hi,

Last question. The historic photos I used were donated photos to the Miami History Museum. The head archivist has NO information as to who took the photos. How can I give attribution as they are now property of the Miami History Museum and I was told I could use the photos? How does Wikipedia need to see approval of said photos? Thank you SO much for this additional piece of information!!!

NathalieCasacarby (talk) 14:29, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Skydiver Mach II and They Need to be Fed

Can you please bring it back, I promise to simplified it.74.178.170.208 (talk) 15:11, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

If you create an account, I can restore the article to your userpage. Otherwise, just use the versions en:Skydiver Mach II and en:They Need To Be Fed. There wasn't any difference. Osiris (talk) 16:17, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank YOU!

Hello,

You have been so incredibly helpful!!! Truly! The museum is closed on Mondays, but I'll contact Head Archivist Dawn Hughes and have her send permission (that she gave me) to the email provided. There is nothing more I want than to be than in compliance with your laws and publish a page that is history/noteworthy for our community! Thanks again!!

Regards Nathalie Casacarby (talk) 16:30, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hello,

Thank you so much for helping us succeed with all the proper information. I am heading back to the History Miami to pay and get the license agreement for the photos. We've decided as a neighborhood to make the Wikipedia entry about the first 5 homes in our neighborhood, all historic. Casa Carby will be the first entry and each owner will add theirs as they get the information from their historian. Have a great day!

Nathalie 50.140.93.230 (talk) 11:54, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks

...for that. I had a feeling that I had forgotten to do something in that page, but couldn't remember what it was. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:49, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Heh, no problem. ;) Osiris (talk) 15:54, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you (again)

Hello,

That is great news about the Spoonbill (public domain). I just returned from the museum with their approval form/ and necessary information to publish the photos in accordance with your guidelines. If additional verification is needed, Mrs. Hughes (Head Archivist) will be more than happy to authenticate ownership of those photos as property of HistoryMiami.

Best Regards, Nathalie 50.140.93.230 (talk) 20:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem! I think this is the most "thank you"'s I've ever gotten in a 24-hour period, written or otherwise. Emblem-cool.svg Osiris (talk) 20:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Nutcracker

Hi! I'm almost satisfied with it but give me until midnight. A few things to add and a final proofing. Thanks! Oregonian2012 (talk) 11:14, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Infoboxes

Can you put an infobox in this articles Norwegian Scrabble Federation , Norwegian Mind Sports Federation , Royal Dutch Chess Federation , and wikify them , please ? 92.136.4.21 (talk) 13:41, 2 May 2012 (UTC) And Norway Chess Federation , and New Zealand Chess Federation ! 92.136.4.21 (talk) 14:49, 2 May 2012 (UTC) You have forgotten United States Chess Federation. 92.136.4.21 (talk) 15:15, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Please , put an infobox in these articles , Norway Chess Federation (Norges Sjakkforbund) , and United States Chess Federation ? 92.136.4.21 (talk) 17:45, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

You have forgotten infoboxes in Norway Chess Federation (Norges Sjakkforbund) and New Zealand Chess Federation. 92.136.4.21 (talk) 18:33, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Do not forget infoboxes in New Zealand Chess Federation. 92.136.4.21 (talk) 18:48, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Just out of curiosity, why not try putting the infoboxes in yourself? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:20, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Yayy!!

Thanks for the welcome, it actually filled up my page! Tboii99 01:13, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

States of the United States

FYI, this page is now redirecting to itself. Surely that's not what you intended? (And no, I'm not calling you "Shirley"!) --Auntof6 (talk) 09:03, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Oops, thanks! Forgot to restore. Osiris (talk) 09:04, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello

I'm glad to be here and able to help. I am already o the regular Wikipedia so I should be okay but if I need help I'll come to you.(talk) 16:58, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Sure, happy to help! :) Osiris (talk) 21:00, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Like/dislike templates

Thumb up = opinion

As you know, you asked a question at Wikipedia:Simple talk#Like and dislike.

Osiris, IMO, the answer to "what for" is explained indirectly at en:Wikipedia:I just don't like it. For me, the arguments of this essay page are persuasive. --Horeki (talk) 21:49, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Erm, isn't that more of an argument for why those templates shouldn't exist?? {{Like}} would be "I like it" and {{Dislike}} would be "I don't like it". As the guide says "I like it" and "I don't like it" are arguments to avoid in discussions... Osiris (talk) 22:15, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
IMO, this is a Voldemort-like issue. Do you understand the reference?

Yes, I can and do avoid presenting this kind of like/dislike rationale, but experience shows that we cannot avoid encountering it again and again.

Perhaps the least confrontational way to move beyond this kind of stumbling block is simply to name it.

When avoidance is impossible, the use of an icon may help to avert, mitigate, ameliorate some of the likely consequences. My guess is that the icon may help to re-focus a misunderstanding, especially when it is married with a link to the thread DJDunsie started here.

Summary: DJDunsie's question caught my attention because I could foresee practical uses. --Horeki (talk) 19:45, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, Horeki, I just don't have the time to talk about these little icons. To be frank, I think the time could be spent much better. I also don't see much of a difference between putting a "like" icon and just typing the words plainly. Consider Pm's suggestion of putting them in your userspace instead. Osiris (talk) 21:37, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
I see. You asked a rhetorical question here. In this thread, you expected everyone to understand that you were both asking and answering the question yourself.

In other words, your diff only suggested a dialogue which did not really exist. --Horeki (talk) 01:11, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Category:Airports in Spain

Hi,

I created the category, as I was about to create an article on Asturias Airport, an airport in Spain. Is it really necessary to delete the cat? Savh·Tell me 22:34, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh, no. The cat had been emptied and nom'd for QD. If you're going to refill it I'll just restore it...? Osiris (talk) 22:36, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
I was going to "create" some other airports in Spain, and currently there are already two. Anyway, QDC1 states categories should be empty for at least 4 days.... I'll re-add Tenerife South Airport, and if you could restore it, it would be appreciated.Savh·Tell me 22:41, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. :-) Savh·Tell me 22:41, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for any inconvenience I caused by nominating this for QD. The "empty for 4 days" thing seems to conflict with the "at least 3 entries in a cat" thing, at least where new cats such as this one are concerned. It would be good to have at least 3 entries ready for a category before creating it. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:14, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
No, I should've checked who created it before deleting. In most cases it's just routine housekeeping or a passer-by/IP having just created it to fix a redlink on an article, so the 4 days isn't stuck to in most cases. I didn't realise it was Savh who created it. Osiris (talk) 23:23, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

School

Hi Osiris,

this message is from my personal account. I'm using my recent alternate account User:ELTted with students. We ran into a limit of new users per IP address before the whole class could make accounts. I should have asked about that in advance. Any chance that can be turned off? Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 02:44, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

No, the limit per day is set by the software. You might be able to create the accounts from your ‎teacher account. If not, I can create them by email (I create the account and the password gets sent to an email, the student logs in and changes the password)... Osiris (talk) 02:47, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

While you are logged into ELTted, go to Special:UserLogin and click Create an account

You might get six more through that. If you need more than six today then I'll have to do them for you by email. That's the only way to do it I'm afraid. Osiris (talk) 02:54, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Good hint, thanks. It didn't get us anymore, but this isn't time critical. I'll ask them to do it from home later today or tomorrow. Sorry to trouble you with that. Gotanda (talk) 03:00, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem! Just let me know if you need anything. Have fun! :) Osiris (talk) 03:02, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank You

Osiris,

Thank you for resolving the Sylvia Plath vandalism issue!

Best, RCD

Rcdall (talk) 02:55, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem! Osiris (talk) 14:14, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Darn, you're fast!

Hi Osiris, I must commend you for your swift action against vandals all this while. The fact that you revert such edits even before I can get to them... it's commendable, haha. ;)-- Tdxiang 05:34, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Heh, thanks Face-grin.svg Likewise! Osiris (talk) 05:37, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

German Wikipedia

Hi Osiris,

it wasn't my dispute. But an admin has cleared the situation now. [1]

Best, Andreas

Whoever's dispute it was, it certainly wasn't ours. Osiris (talk) 16:34, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Question

Can you please tell me why the logo here was updated like the main English WP logo? – weltforce | Talk 11:51, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Dunno. Just a different logo I guess. There was a little talk about changing it in February, but didn't gain much support. Osiris (talk) 12:42, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. – weltforce | Talk 12:46, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Casa Carby Miami

Hello Osiris, I trust you are well? I have finally completed and uploaded my new article Casa Carby Miami. But once again Wikipedia pulled off 95% of my photos. I followed your protocol. I obtained permission to use the photos. I have the museum's contract on hand, signed by Mrs. Dawn Hughs. I paid for the photos. What did I do wrong. I don't know how to document the photos to (license code). The museum gave me all the information they have on the photos, including reference number. I am VERY happy Wikipedia is protecting the rights of artists but I HAVE followed the proper channels and have the right to publish these photos.

Second, the following files I can't upload because of duplication.(As I have already uploaded from my other old account.) How do I retrieve them or use them as they are now a part of Wiki Commons?

  • historicmapcasacarby.jpg
  • lrg_audubon-spoonbill.jpg
  • turnkeyphotos.jpg
  • viewhistoricbayside.jpg

As always, I am grateful to your assistance.

Best Regards,

Nathalie Casacarby (talk) 19:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Okay, looking into it now... Osiris (talk) 02:28, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Article Ikariam

How come you removed the image from the article? -RNBSIG 21:49, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Do you mean the link to the logo? It's not on commons, so it won't work here. There's no chance that it'll be moved to commons either since it's non-free. Osiris (talk) 02:25, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Ah, it was on commons awhile back, I guessed they removed it. It worked fine when I created the article.--RNBSIG 11:50, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation tools

Re this post of yours from Simple Talk. How would we specify that we want the simple wiki for these tools instead of the en wiki? I'm particularly interested in Dab solver. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 01:33, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

As far as I know, you have to set simple: as a prefix for each query, or just copy the url. It's a bit annoying because it's easy to forget. If you go via Jason's tools it does it automatically, but that's only if you're mass-disambiguating. Osiris (talk) 02:23, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Renaming in huwiki

Sorry for the delay, it's done. Regards, - RepliCarter (talk) 09:37, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem, RepliCarter - thanks for taking care of it! Face-smile.svg Osiris (talk) 16:16, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


Drag racing

Hello, Osiris. Nice to see that someone else had the drag racing article on the watchlist. Thanks for the recent cleanup. - UnbelievableError (talk) 04:39, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem! I'm not actually watching it, just happened to see the vandalism on recent changes. Osiris (talk) 12:34, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

References

How do I add a reference? --Call me (talk) 10:58, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Responded on your talk page. Osiris (talk) 12:34, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! --Call me (talk) 02:10, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

It is more than that

One of the articles was just tagged for speedy deletion by that editor even though it passes WP:GNG. SL93 (talk) 11:12, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but GNG has nothing to do with the quick deletion criteria. I can understand your frustration in a new environment, but have a bit more patience and things will work out fine. It'd also be best to try and refrain from calling the project "a joke" like you did here. Editors who volunteer their time to something aren't likely to take well to such comments from new users. Osiris (talk) 12:34, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
It has to do with the speedy deletion criteria on the regular Wikipedia, but not here for quick deletion. On that wiki, notability is just significant coverage in reliable sources and nothing more. Auntof6 says that I need to expand the article to show notability, but receiving that coverage is the reason for notability. Maybe not here, but on he regular wiki. If the Simple English Wikipedia is more strict than there, that makes no sense. SL93 (talk) 12:50, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
No, the speedy deletion criteria on the English Wikipedia is the same as ours; an article qualifies for speedy deletion if it doesn't claim its subject is notable. That's what Auntof6 was asking for. Claiming notability and actually being notable are different concepts.
You've shown that this book is notable by showing coverage in reliable sources. And an article about a book doesn't technically need to say its subject is notable. But if you gave all the same information you did in that article but it was about, say, a website, it'd be deleted, whether or not the website was actually notable.
This is probably just a simple misunderstanding. Books don't come under the A4 criterion, so you don't have to fulfill it. But here we sometimes liberally apply quick deletion to all sorts of articles that don't have enough of an indication as to why we should have an article for it. There are several reasons for that, issues which the English Wikipedia doesn't have to deal with. Osiris (talk) 13:47, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
The why is the coverage. It doesn't need to claim anything over there if there is the significant coverage. Articles with that coverage are never deleted in AfD. On the regular Wikipedia, website articles with significant coverage are not deleted because they don't claim importance. It just matters if the coverage is there. SL93 (talk) 13:58, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes they are, regularly. You probably just don't see it. Discussions at AfD are only about whether a subject actually is notable. That's what the community discusses at AfD. Before that, a new article about (for example) a website is deleted unless it says why the website is notable. It can give a hundred reliable sources, but if it simply says that it is a website (with no explanation of why it is notable), then it qualifies for speedy deletion. Again, this doesn't apply in this case since it was a book. Osiris (talk) 14:17, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I have seen it and the taggers and admins that deleted the articles are admonished. It rarely happens. SL93 (talk) 14:19, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
My experience has been very different. Try patrolling pages over there for a few months. You'll see the deletion log riddled with A7's. Osiris (talk) 14:25, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Have you seen all of the articles beforehand? SL93 (talk) 14:26, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I've certainly done my fair share of page patrolling. I often see new stubs about a person with all the basic information about who they are (birth date, place of birth, what they do, etc), and it's all sourced to a bio on a few reliable websites, but doesn't say why we should care about who they are. Tag it, sometimes the author comes and fixes it, but mostly they don't. Osiris (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

I posted on the deletion debate about exactly how it works over there. I know everything about notability there because I have participated in hundreds of deletion debates since 2008. How this wiki operates would not fly over there on the wiki of your inspiration. SL93 (talk) 13:10, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, each wiki works under different policies. That's why policies are developed locally and not at meta. Many ways the English Wikipedia works would not work over here. But notability guidelines is not one of them, you've just misunderstood the situation. Osiris (talk) 13:55, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I didn't misunderstand anything. SL93 (talk) 14:01, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

The thing is, you admit that it's notable. No article on the English Wikipedia needs to say why its notable because showing coverage shows that it is notable. You and Auntof6 are trying to delete a notable article. SL93 (talk) 14:07, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

I have been editing on Wikipedia since 2008, participated in AfDs, participated in speedy deletions, created over 100 articles, had many DYKs, never had an article that I started deleted, had a Good Article, have rollback, and my articles are patrolled automatically. Don't tell me that I am misunderstanding how notability works over there. SL93 (talk) 14:12, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm not telling you that you're misunderstanding how notability works, or trying to get the article deleted as being "not notable". I'm trying to explain to you how the quick deletion system works, and the difference between showing notability and claiming notability. Osiris (talk) 14:20, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I know the difference. Claiming stops an article from being speedy deleted, but notability does as well. If an article claims notability, it can still be considered non-notable if there is no coverage. If it shows notability, it should not be deleted under any circumstance. I have been participating in speedy deletion for a long time and that is how speedy deletion works there. SL93 (talk) 14:24, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
If that's so (and I disagree with you that that's how it works there) then it works differently here. Osiris (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
You can disagree all that you want, but that is my 4 years of experience and interactions with many experienced editors. Half of my articles are like the one currently nominated for deletion and they have sat there without being bothered. I have new page patrolled myself since I first started editing. There should be no discrimination towards whether an article is new or old in relation to speedy deletions. SL93 (talk) 15:01, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  Then as you'll no doubt know, different people have different experiences and interpretations. For example, I interpret "do not claim to be notable" to mean something that doesn't claim to be notable. You obviously interpret it differently, and disagree with my interpretation. You seem to be insinuating that my experience is somewhat less than yours, or that you cannot be wrong about this. Osiris (talk) 15:14, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I think that claiming is the same thing, but an article should never be deleted if it is notable. SL93 (talk) 15:16, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

This is a debate in which both sides can't be swayed. Maybe we should just agree to disagree and move on. I'm hosting an event at the library in a couple hours and I don't want this pointless (as in no one will change their mind) debate on my mind. SL93 (talk) 15:30, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

That's fine, it's not going to make a difference to your article. It isn't going to get deleted because it doesn't come under the A4 parameters and it's clearly notable. Have fun at your event. Regard, Osiris (talk) 15:33, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Rangeblock request

There has been lots of vandalism from this range recently.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:31, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply, I didn't see this. I don't think it's overly excessive, at least not enough for a range block in my opinion. I'll keep an eye on it though. Thanks, Osiris (talk) 16:03, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

User:Jim Michael

I am concerned with the way this user has addd many detailed categories on our wiki. Not only that, but he has added categories to articles where the justification is not on the page. The page Jean Cocteau alerted me to this. He does not seem to understand the nature of our wiki. He is trying to impose en.wiki methods to our wiki, without discussion. I think many of his categories should be reverted, and he needs to be warned. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:06, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Are you specifically referring to categories based on things like religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation? The best thing to do would be to approach Jim yourself. I don't think there's anything wrong with having them, but being controversial, they certainly shouldn't be added to articles unless the allegiance is mentioned and verified in the text. In the case of Cocteau's article, it appears his sexuality is verified. If there are instances where they have been added without apparent relevance then you should feel free to revert, especially in accordance with our local BLP policies. If you think there's a widespread problem and you're not happy with Jim's response, bring it up on Simple talk. There's nothing specifically prohibiting anyone from creating these categories, but if you think we shouldn't have them here, I'd suggest nominating them for deletion. Osiris (talk) 10:05, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Gaedok

thank you. Gaedok is old parody words of Christian, founded of 1990s South korean PC communication and internet. it's Gaesin Gidok, Gaesin is Protestant Korea hangul Language spelling, and Gidok is Christian or Christianity's hangul Language spelling.

it's Corruption, corruption, violence Protestant Pastor.... such protestant and Catholic, Orthodox is to distinguish. ather Gae Gidok, Gae is Korea Language spelling Dog, primarily call Males Dog, and refer to the abhorrer korean peoples oneself.

excuse, i am english expression is awkward. thank you. -- Almust (talk) 10:44, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

yes. applies to both Christians Pastors and Christian. and usually a violent person, Miserly rich, Hypocrites Christian parodys -- Almust (talk) 11:06, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

98...44

I reinstated that character's comment, so it can be more easily seen once it comes time to block him. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:06, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

OK, can you semi-protect both my user page and user talk page? That will fend off the rabble. Meanwhile, I'll work on setting up a separate, unprotected talk page, as per the usual in wikipedia. Thank you! ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:06, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Protestant Pastor, believers are all

one of Korean potal site. [2][3][4]

-- Almust (talk) 11:15, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

RE:Ahem

Right you are,but he just sez things that hurt people and I don't want him doing it here.184.44.131.154 (talk) 14:43, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't hurt anyone. Some editors do stuff that hurts themselves, and they won't accept responsibility for it. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:41, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
And I should point out that I do intend to edit here again someday, but I'll need to study the simple English dictionary in order to do the job right. I started here the day that stupid blackout was imposed on all wikipedians. It was my understanding that no nonsense is put up with here. If that be true, then Hallelujah!Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:32, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Why don't you practice what you preach you "Drive By User".Oh and I don't think I will get block.184.44.131.154 (talk) 21:16, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Whatever. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:57, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Read

Hi its Doughnuthead again, just to let you know ive made up my mind and ill be staying on Simple until my rangeblocks on English expire (which is March 2013.) So yeah ill be trolling on here for a while, especially on User:MuZemike's page. In a way id like him to come on here and see what he has to say about all this. Seriously on English he is such an asshole. Bye.--IHateFacebook (talk) 15:36, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Talkback

You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at Dan653's talk page.

23:54, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Dictionary

I apologize for being lazy and not looking for this myself: Is there an option somewhere to run kind of a "dictionary check" against a specific article, to ensure that all the words (excepting proper names, of course) are listed in the simple English dictionary? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:38, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, there is an add-on for Firefox if you use that [5]. It works like the dictionary on Word, by underlining words in the edit box that are not in the basic English dictionary. I find it annoying, personally, but it's a fully automatic way of checking it. Mostly I just use readability tests. You might find some of these useful. Osiris (talk) 12:37, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Ugh. I don't use Firefox, and I don't like annoying software. :) But it's worth knowing about. Thanks for the tip. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:24, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Potential future Administrator

Hi Osiris, hope you are doing good :). As you may already know that i always strive to work hard and do my best to improve Wikipedia in all aspects and as much areas as possible. That's why i wanted to know that when can i become an administrator here on Simple English Wikipedia so that i can help and serve the project even better. I know that my edit count is not that big but as these words from the founder Jimmy Wales are also true "Becoming a sysop/administrator is *not big deal*". I would also like to know if there is any Admin coaching or other similar guidance here on Simple Wikipedia where i can get myself fully qualified ready before becoming an admin. I would also like to have mentorship from you and many more experienced administrators and other users also before i go for an RfA. Regards. TheGeneralUser (talk) 06:37, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi TGU! I'm doing well thank you, just got back from a weekend away which is why my response is so late. It's great that you're wanting to help the project further. I might not be the best person to ask about this kind of thing, since I haven't been around for very long-- I'm more than willing to help you though. It might be a good idea to involve yourself in a few more community discussions, especially those that are directly related to policy. That way, you can demonstrate your understanding of policy, learn some things you might not have known, and editors will know how easy it is to collaborate with you. There are other things people might expect of you, like significant content work or a higher level of activity-- I'm not hugely familiar with the process, but you could look through a few unsuccessful requests and see if any of the reasons given might apply to you. There isn't any formal coaching as far as I'm aware, but mentorship is easy enough to instigate. Osiris (talk) 22:52, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

I need your opinion

I was wondering if All the Vermeers in New York is considered notable by Simple English Wikipedia standards. SL93 (talk) 03:29, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Looks fine. Osiris (talk) 03:32, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Job description

Please re-consider marking Kamikaze as part of Category:Occupations in aviation.

IMO, this is a mistake for several reasons. I can make good guesses about the reasoning which informed your change, but I wonder if it is best. Would it be a similar kind of stretch to construe suicide bomber or terrorist or hijacker as some kind of job description? Do you see what I mean? --Horeki (talk) 14:03, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks for letting me know- check the change I made in light of your reasoning and tell me if that's any better. It just needs to be in the Aviation category tree. Osiris (talk) 14:06, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes, elegant. Thank you for working with me again. --Horeki (talk) 14:52, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Roses

Rapperswil - Rosengarten 2010-06-11 19-11-28.JPG Belinda has given you some beautiful, lovely roses! Enjoy the scent!


Hi, Osiris! You're in the category of Great Users on Wiki I didn't Get to Know Because of My Inactivity. :P I'm really amazed by how much work you get done so quickly! I'm quite a turtle compared to you. These roses are just for a little encouragement (but I think you do well enough without these already). :) I look forward to seeing you around more! ingly, Bella tête-à-tête 01:36, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Wow, thank you Bella! You're very kind! Face-blush.svg Hopefully I'll be seeing more of you, your work is always very good. Osiris (talk) 02:35, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Abdullah Öcalan

Abdullah Öcalan's organization like Al Qaeda is classified as a terrorist organization, by the government of Turkey, the United States of America, the European Union, the United Nations among others. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.224.30.181 (talkcontribs) 08:52, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Great. As always, for such negative claims, please give a source to back up the information. Osiris (talk) 08:54, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
In addition, that information is largely undue for the opening sentence. This is the Simple English Wikipedia, so sentences need to be as short and precise as possible. Adding extra trivia about an organisation in the first sentence of an article about a person isn't exactly getting to the point. The first sentence should only be about who the person is, rather than information about something else. Osiris (talk) 09:00, 28 May 2012 (UTC)