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    Thank you[change source]

    Classical Esther has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

    Thank you for your lovely work on Drosera and Ocean pollution! It looks much better now. Face-smile.svg Happy editing, Classical Esther 03:32, 27 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think Drosera was nearly ready, never mind, we will do a bit more work and then we can resubmit. You have done a good job on both articles. --Peterdownunder (talk) 03:45, 27 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Simple News: Issue Seventeen[change source]

    The Simple News
    Issue Seventeen
    1st March 2010

    Announcements

    QandA
    • The QandA. Every month, a user will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taking by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

    This weeks interview is with Nifky?.

    Click here for Nifky?'s interview!

    Administrator News

    Pmlineditor  12:56, 28 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question[change source]

    Hi. Could you please give me the link to the Readability site where I can find out an simple wikipedia articles grade. I need to use the page. Thanks.--Sinbad (talk) 18:05, 8 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Here you go. Cheers, Lauryn (utc) 18:11, 8 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks.--Sinbad (talk) 18:13, 8 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bill Ayers[change source]

    Hi Peter. If you don't mind, could you look over this article for me? Average readability is 9,2, but I think that may have to do with the amount of quotes (which I can't simplify). Any way, if you see anything that will help me improve the article, I would be most appreciative. Cheers, Lauryn (utc) 00:11, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think there are quite a few areas, and not the quotes, where we could make some improvements. Do you use Firefox with English (simple) as the default language? It highlights non simple words so that you can see at a glance where changes/links need to be made. I will get a chance to look at the article in more depth a bit later, and being an old lefty, I will enjoy doing it. Peterdownunder (talk) 02:12, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ah, cool. I appreciate you doing this. I actually use Safari, which is Apple's default browser because Firefox seems to hog too much CPU. However, there should be no issues to use it every so often and if i can fix it to highlight non-simple words, that we'll be even better. :) I hope you have as much fun with reviewing it as I've had with working on it, it's been awesome. Thanks again, Lauryn (utc) 02:16, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Simple News: Issue Eighteen[change source]

    The Simple News
    Issue Eighteen
    13th March 2010

    Announcements

    QandA
    • The QandA. Every month, a user will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taken by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

    This week, there are two interviews, with Bsadowski1 and CR90.

    Click here for Bsadowski1's interview!

    Click here for CR90's interview!

    Administrator News

    User Articles
    Pmlineditor talks about P(V)GA and WikiProjects in his fifth Simple News article.

    The Commander's Choice

    The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

    Congrats[change source]

    On crossing 10k edits... although you crossed 10k much earlier according to X!'s tool (which is correct). Grats anyway! Pmlineditor  10:46, 18 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks PM, my goal has been to catch up to Barras but he keeps getting further in front! --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:55, 18 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Firefox[change source]

    Hi Peterdownunder! I've just installed Mozilla Firefox, at long last! Now I can use Twinkle...the moment I've been so eagerly waiting for. :p But Peterdownunder, I think I heard you say once that with Firefox, you can make "unsimple" words get underlined or something like that? Would you be so kind to tell me how to do that? Yours gratefully, Classical Esther 03:36, 19 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Install this addon and then make it your default dictionary by right-clicking in a field of text (such as a Wikipedia edit window) go to Languages in the menu that pops up and choose English (simple). Hope this helps, Lauryn (utc) 03:40, 19 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you so much, Lauryn! :D I have. Now lots of the words are underlined with red - is that right? And by the bye, thank you anyway, Peterdownunder. :) Classical Esther 04:40, 19 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Simple News: Issue Nineteen[change source]

    The Simple News
    Issue Nineteen
    20th March 2010

    Announcements

    QandA
    • The QandA. Every week, one or more users will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taken by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

    This week, there are two interviews, with Classical Esther and Peterdownunder.

    Click here for Classical Esther's interview!

    Click here for Peterdownunder's interview!

    Administrator News

    User Articles
    Pmlineditor talks about This Week in History and Simple News itself in his sixth Simple News article.

    The Commander's Choice

    The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

    PmlineditorBot (report errors) 11:23, 20 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question[change source]

    Dear Peterdownunder, I have an enquiry. I saw on several pages that on picture thumbs, they usually didn't add a period (.). So, for instance, in the article Nose, it says, "Elephants have long noses called trunks" without a period. Is this correct? Should I omit the period at the end for thumbnails? Classical Esther 05:53, 21 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Good question, the "thumb" is the caption for the picture, and is a sentence so I would assume it should. The Rambling Man is probably some one to ask this question. He spends a lot of time picking up errors of that sort. --Peterdownunder (talk) 06:01, 21 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Simple News Issue 20[change source]

    GoblinBot3 (talk) 15:45, 30 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    When you come back...[change source]

    Ostereier 11.JPG Happy Easter!
    I'm sorry you're on a wikibreak, Peterdownunder. Thank you for all the kindness you have shewn to me and the help you have always been ready to give me. Have a happy Easter! Yours sincerely, Classical Esther 03:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Simple News Issue 21[change source]

    GoblinBot3 (talk) 19:11, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello![change source]

    Hello, Peterdownunder! I'm so glad you're back! Your presence was certainly missed. :) If you don't mind, could you please have a look at Mary II of England, which is at WP:PGA right now, and see if there could be any ideas for improvement? Thank you very much, and God bless, --Classicalina|talktea 08:48, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank you very much for your comments! I've replied to them on the talk page. --Classicalina|talktea 09:05, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank you[change source]

    Thank you for the ribbon. Nice to know my articles are appreciated the other side of the world! Hikitsurisan (talk) 21:24, 23 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Back from break[change source]

    I have been on an enforced break - my LCD screen died - Peterdownunder (talk) 23:39, 1 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you please help me[change source]

    I created http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_Magazine years ago and now want it removed. Please assist me.

    Please remember this is Simple English Wikipedia, not English Wikipedia. If you need help, please ask at the help desk there, or an admin in that wiki. Thank you, Belle tête-à-tête 07:07, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    please help me[change source]

    dear user:Peterdownunder i tried to edit article Yahya Alavi fard which was created in last time but you warn me for deleten. why dear ...why? you can help me for best editing of it please? i need to help no warn? please advise me !--94.183.173.96 (talk) 11:10, 15 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    dear friend ! yahya alavi fard is a famus iranian poet for kids. there is many news about him and interviews with him in persian . you can know better by searching it in persian word : علوی فرد or [1] and you can see his books cover in persian in this site: [adinebook][2]

    dear friend ! yahya alavi fard is a famus iranian poet for kids. there is many news about him and interviews with him in persian . you can know better by searching it in persian word : علوی فرد or [3] and you can see his books cover in persian in this site: [adinebook][4] two books from him translated to arabic and english . they will be published in iraq and iran a interview with manager of publication and cover of his bilingual book [5] my dear please help me!


    Simple News: Issue 21[change source]

    The Simple News
    Issue Twenty-one
    29th March 2010

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    Pmlineditor talks of the new Stub Cup and much more in his seventh article.
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    The Commanders' Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

    Pmlineditor  10:33, 16 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Award[change source]

    This editor is a Senior Editor I and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge.

    Hi Peterdownunder! As you already serve on simple Wikipedia for more than two years and for the over 11,000 edits you've made here, I award you this book of Wikipedia knowledge. Keep up the good work. -Barras talk 13:21, 8 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Simple News Issue 24[change source]

    GoblinBot3 (talk) 16:01, 13 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Sparrows[change source]

    Good question. True sparrows (we won't even think about others...) are 30 or so species of what ordinary folk would consider very similar birds. They are the genus Passer. House sparrows (Passer domesticus) are one species, but they are split into maybe 50 sub-species! Why so? Well, since sparrows live near people and in towns they are maybe the most closely studied birds there are. And then birdy-people are a race apart, obsessive, competitive, mad...

    Now, because the two pages are not too clear about this, it may be that the original editors did not appreciate the distinction. In Simple, we find sometimes a type species stands for a whole group, whereas elsewhere almost every rung on the taxonomic ladder has a stub to itself. It is clear we should have had a policy. The policy should have been to select the historically major taxonomic levels only, and do them systematically for vertebrates: Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus. Only in the case of very familiar animals should we go to species level. The taxo boxes in enWP are far too complex for our purposes, and I have cut many of them down in size. At the same time, pages with just a common name with no science and 'this animal is cuddly'-type content are too silly for words. Yet we see both extremes on Simple.

    Since most people think a sparrow is a sparrow, we could merge the two pages on Simple, making House Sparrow a sub-section. I think many people are happy if they can tell a sparrow from a thrush... Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:42, 28 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    People will write about what interests them which is not always what is needed. I think the merge idea is good - we can always separate them again if someone starts writing about the other 30 species. I was amazed to read that numbers are declining because here (Australia) they are an invasive species. --Peterdownunder (talk) 08:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Now merged with redirect from H.S. > S. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Ne[change source]

    Hi, I am a new user. I have a question. How you nominate a article for the status FA (Very good article)? Nataly8 (talk) 12:55, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks. I write my first article now. Hey, what is this? Nataly8 (talk) 13:07, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Good luck with the article. An IP block. An administrator has blocked this IP address. The user wants an adminstrator to lift the block, but in this case they have not added any reasons, so it is most likely the block will stay in place. --Peterdownunder (talk) 13:12, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    But the IP was never blocked! Nataly8 (talk) 13:13, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Sorry. I did a mistake. Nataly8 (talk) 13:15, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Did you have featured lists or no? Nataly8 (talk) 13:22, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Do not understand, more information please. --Peterdownunder (talk) 13:25, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You have featured articles (Very Good Articles). Featured Lists you have? Nataly8 (talk) 13:26, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    No, we do not have featured lists, only articles. Sorry. --Peterdownunder (talk) 13:28, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Critic pages? Nataly8 (talk) 13:31, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Try WP:Peer review for other users to comment on your work. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 17:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi, I put 5 articles in peer review. Did you have something to say? Something to help to do the articles better? Nataly8 (talk) 12:21, 12 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Will be fixed :) Nataly8 (talk) 12:33, 12 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I saw you fixed it. Thanks for the help :) Nataly8 (talk) 12:42, 12 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I don't use Firefox :( Nataly8 (talk) 12:48, 12 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Avatar: The Last Airbender[change source]

    Well, I need help. It was a stub but now we can do it GA. I saw we have one project for it. Nataly8 (talk) 12:04, 14 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I just finished with Aang. Did he need simplification? Nataly8 (talk) 08:20, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Nataly8, it needs lots of simplification. It is not yet even close to being in Simple English. There are too many complex words. You need to go back to the basic word list. Looking at the opening paragraph of Aang with the tools at this site Words Count it gives a Grade Level of 18 - Grade Level 8 word be a good target. The Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease score is 26, it should be 70 or higher. If you create pages that are too complex, they may be deleted. --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:58, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Will you help me please? Nataly8 (talk) 11:01, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Nataly8, this is something you will need to do yourself. Copying pages from Enwiki and only making a few changes will mean the article will be deleted. You need to carefully read the basic word list, Wikipedia:Basic English combined wordlist - if your article has words that are NOT on the list, you will need to simplify the word, or add a link. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:16, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I am starting with the simplification of Aang. Nataly8 (talk) 11:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I saw it. I did what you said.  Done Nataly8 (talk) 11:44, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Friendly Request[change source]

    Would you mind blocking User:Garrysmith123p for mostly this? wiooiw (talk) 12:42, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done by me. Sorry for butting in, Peter. :) Kindly, —Clementina talk 12:57, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You may do so any time --Peterdownunder (talk) 12:59, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank you[change source]

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    For being such a credit to our project. Always kind and prompt to help new users, thoughtful, calm, and dedicated to the true goal of Wikipedia—in making articles better—you are a model of editorship I often look up to. :) Thank you for being such an asset to our project. Very respectfully, —Clementina talk 12:51, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Autograph Award.JPG Thanks!
    Thanks for the help with simplification. I will try! Nataly8 (talk) 13:01, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Aang[change source]

    Well, I did some changes on the article. Other problematic topics of the article? Nataly8 (talk) 15:34, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I finished for now. I have to do a some simplification, but I am not sure if it has problem. What you think? Nataly8 (talk) 12:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You have been very busy Nataly8, it is looking a lot better. I will have a closer look later this week and give you some more suggestions. --Peterdownunder (talk) 12:27, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks. Nataly8 (talk) 12:28, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Dear Sir I m Wieslaw Chorosinski from Belgium.I have just notice your answer and opinion about my C.V. propose in Wikipedia page. As a metter of fact Thise text has been written by myself proposed last year for POLMIC.pl/performer page.I solonely sworn that thise tex is my own written by myself and translated.That all including informations are facts and true.I m not really specialist and I dont precisly know how correctly my C.V. should be proposed in Wikipedia. So I have very polite questions to You Dear Sir If you have any questions doubts please be so kind and write me directly on my own mail Slavac@hotmail.com With all my best greetings wishes and regard. Sincerely W.CHOROSINSKI

    Manipuri Dance[change source]

    Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar
    You are a great editor! The improvement of Manipuri Dance is amazing. Thanks for your work on this wiki :) Barras (talk) 09:34, 28 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You have...[change source]

    ...a mail. :) Please take your time: it's not urgent. Cordially, —Clementina talk 13:01, 1 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks for the edits on my recent SF attempts[change source]

    Hi Peterdownunder,

    I really appreciate your edits and cleanup on things I've been trying. Still feeling my way around and working out what the standards are.

    OK, now off to a meeting!

    Ted O'Neill (talk) 07:02, 22 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Re:Barnstar[change source]

    Thank you very much! Kansan (talk) 13:27, 27 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks[change source]

    Thanks for welcome! Shivashree (talk) 06:27, 1 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    ...and thanks again![change source]

    I am delighted to receive a book! Amandajm (talk) 02:27, 3 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    CU[change source]

    Hi Peter!

    Welcome to our team. If you come on IRC, please ping me, so I can give you access to the necessary channel where we can globally discuss all cu matters. If you've any questions just ask. :) -Barras (talk) 09:22, 3 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Congratulations, dear Peterdownunder! :) I have the utmost confidence that you'll use the tools wisely and well. Warmly, —Clementina talk 09:48, 3 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    축 하해요, dearest, beloved Peter! I knew you could do it. :) No opposes, hmm? Of course you didn't have any. Everyone loves you! Anyway, if only we had a CU t-shirt, you could have one, but none is made yet... Well, God bless you and I hope you'll find the tools helpful in your good editing. With sincere love, Belle tête-à-tête 09:51, 3 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Congrats. Exert 14:22, 3 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Reuse account from main Wikipedia.[change source]

    Hi, Peter. I already have an account at Wikipedia, but I can't login with in. I think there is a way to link one's account to all Wikimedia sites (and I thought I already took that procedure but it's not working). Do you know how it can be done, or should I create a second account at Simple English Wikipedia? 212.0.102.74 (talk) 13:01, 4 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks! It worked. Diego Moya (talk) 16:30, 6 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Barnstar[change source]

    Hi Peterdownunder! Thanks for the barnstar; it's good to know that the dyk team's work isn't overlooked! Best, Battleaxe9872 وکیپیڈیا 22:14, 4 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Change conflict[change source]

    Hello, dear Peterdownunder, I hope I didn't make you get a change conflict. I didn't see your inuse tag until after I had saved my revision. I'm really sorry if I've caused you any inconvenience. And on a brighter note, thank you for all the good work you do here on Simple, and for the barnstar. :) Warmly, —Clementina talk 11:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Not a problem. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:15, 6 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]