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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

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I think you've got a great project. I looked through the articles and didn't find anything I could assist on, but I will keep this message here for the future...thanks for the invite~! Smarkflea (talk) 19:09, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

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Mahajanapadas[edit]

Thanks for reverting my recent editing of this page. I can't understand how I could have made such a mistake in the attempt as to lose the bulk of the introduction! Best wishes. Moonsell (talk) 09:43, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

re: my calendar[edit]

Hello - thanks for the message, and you're completely welcome to use my calendar! I started using it when I adapted Gurch's user page and I expanded it to change each month. You can copy it entirely and use it in your user space if you want, but it's okay to just use mine. Believe me when I say that I have zero knowledge of how to write code on the MediaWiki software, so if I can figure out how to work with this, copy it into my space, and change stuff, you can too. :-)

Here's how it works: The code you now have on your page uses User:KrakatoaKatie/Templates/Calendarbox, which is the template for the blue-bordered box with the date above it and the color of the userbox part itself. The template, in turn, uses the current month's name to get the different monthly pages - User:KrakatoaKatie/CalendarDecember this month, User:KrakatoaKatie/CalendarJanuary next month, and so on. Those master lists use 'current day' to change the content of the box every day. Look at it and study the actual content of the pages for a few minutes and I think you'll have an 'aha!' about how it works - it's really very simple.

If I don't have an event or anniversary for a particular day, it defaults to either a 'nothing's happening today' or (depending on the month) a 'this month is National Whatever-Ridiculous-National-Month-It-Is Month' thing. I haven't gone through it for 2011 to change the holiday dates yet, so no guarantees about accuracy.

If you copy it into your user space and change the code to use your pages instead of mine, you can customize your calendar to your personal tastes and colors instead of mine. But it's fine if you just want to use mine for a while. Let me know if you want to know anything else or if I can help. :-) - KrakatoaKatie 23:31, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

It Came from Beneath the Sea[edit]

I'm guessing you were watching this on TMC yesterday as well? I was just about to remove the commentary that I noticed yesterday, but you beat me to it! Cheers! OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:03, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Nationhood vs. Statehood on National Animals[edit]

I wanted to talk to you about this (we already talked somewhat on the talk page, but ah well).

I would still think that not only Ichkeria would still belong on the National Animals page for a couple of reasons:

1. Specifically to Ichkeria, the Chechens' reverence for the wolf as the symbol of the nation, even more important than the flag, is a good case of clearly having a national animal.

2. Your argument confuses "nation" with "state" (that you are American probably doesn't help here, since Americans refer to their provinces as "states"). The latter includes Monaco and Andorra, but not Catalonia, Scotland, Ichkeria, Tibet, etc. The former includes Catalonia, Scotland, Ichkeria, Tibet, South Sudan and so on, but not Andorra and Monaco.

3. To add to the second, in many cases the main group within the state which these stateless nations reside often actually refers to them as nations. In the case of Scotland and Wales, they are referred to as being different "home nations" from England, and the United Kingdom is seen as a union between different nations. In the Russian Federation, certain ethnic minorities are referred to as being separate nations (or "nationalities", if you prefer that translation), and have territorial units referred to as "Republics". In addition, Russian academics (including the overwhelming majority- Russians who oppose secession of minorities) even refer to Chechens as being a separate nation (Arutionov being a good example, among others) frequently, and some Russians will even get angry (at least, some have in my experience) if you call certain parts of the Russian Federation- which, like the UK or Spain, is seen as a Federation of different nations. Hence, even the concept of Scotland and Ichkeria/Chechnya as lacking recognition as nations is questionable.

4. At its current state, the page has some double standards. The Isle of Man is included, but Catalonia, Scotland and Ichkeria or not.

5. The current state of the page (and its counterpart, sub-national animals) confuses "national minority" with "subnation". A subnation is (or at least should be considered) a subdivision of the nation rather than a nation that shares its state (Texas is a subnation, Scotland and England are nations).

To be honest, my reason for posting here is mainly because the Chechen wolf phenomenon is such a classic case of national animal reverence (perhaps one of the best cases), but I also feel, especially after posting this (sorry its so long) that we should develop a policy with regard to this sort of thing (i.e. one that makes a distinction between national subgroups and stateless nations).--Yalens (talk) 01:20, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

To Smarkflea (Singapore's National Animals)[edit]

Hi Smarkflea

Pls do not undo my edits for Singapore's national animals. I am a Singaporean living in Singapore, and I know. Your previous list is incorrect.

The merlion is just a mythical creature from folklore. It does not exist. Its like saying the dragon is the national animal of China!

The peacock bass is not indigenous to Singapore. Its a cichlid native to South America. It was introduced by sports fishermen a few years ago. I compare this to the snakehead fish introduced illegally into lakes in the US a few years back. The snakehead fish is certainly not a national animal of the US.

As for that crimson bird. No one here has any idea of it!

I have changed the animals to Crow, Mynah, and the Singapore Cat. These are more representative of our national animals. Crows and Mynahs are found almost everywhere in Singapore. In fact, their population is growing. Most people here would agree that they are our national animals. As for the cat, have you hear of the Singapura Cat (kuchinta) which is famous all over the world?

Thank you

Glockman123 Glockman123 (talk) 08:27, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

your comments concerning satop[edit]

I responded to your comments concerning satop. it is the {{sar}} template that creates the links in question, see this edit for example. I hope this makes it more clear what is being proposed (replacing satop with portal + sar, not deleting sar). Frietjes (talk) 17:31, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

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to revert or not to[edit]

I just wonder what seemed to you the "vandalism" to be reverted in rather calling this elephant "an individual" instead of "a type of elephant" in the page "Ruby (disambiguation)"??? --193.167.207.18 (talk) 12:29, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

I thought you were making fun of some human, calling it an "individual". I changed the wording again... Smarkflea (talk) 16:56, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Giant oarfish edits[edit]

Hi, instead of completely reverting my edit like a lazy prick, perhaps you should just remove my commentary, instead of being a lazy prick. Did I mention that you're a lazy prick? Oh, and you're a lazy prick. SaberToothedWhale (talk) 00:20, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey Smarkflea; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Minority rights violations in Kosovo[edit]

A while ago, in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Persecution of Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo, you said the subject was sourced, but didn't address the issue of improper synthesis. Would you be interested in working on that subject in a less contentious scope? I noticed we don't have a human rights in Kosovo article yet, and a lot of that content sounds like it might fit there. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 11:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

  • I don't think I have anything I could really contribute... Smarkflea (talk) 17:07, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

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2016 Oklahoma floods Article[edit]

I agree with your recent comments at Talk:2016 Oklahoma floods that the article should be renamed to reflect its coverage of Texas as well.--TommyBoy (talk) 22:00, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

I really don't understand ...[edit]

... why you keep reintroducing error into the Gap Creationism article. Did you read the talk page? I explain at length there why the correct reference is to the first two chapters, not verses. If you have a rationale for referring to verses, please explain it. Kirkpete (talk) 21:16, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

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