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I removed the image from the Thoreau page because it contains a copyright violation. Fboland 05:00, 8 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hi its User: Czesc26 thanks for the message.


If you think this talk page is too long and want to create archives, go ahead. I have no objection. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 23:10, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I will keep this pretty straight forward. Considering your rudeness, this is not the time and place for tender words that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

1st: Do not assume you speak for the entire wiki community, you don't
2nd: If you are not interested in settling a resulting dispute, do not revert changes. This wiki relies on different opinions and compromises reached. It's not your way or the highway.
3rd: Do not make people chase you to your own user page to settle disputes. This is rude at best.
4th: Do not tell others to go look up a certain wiki _guideline_ until you have read all the wiki guidlines (especially the one your are referring to) yourself. You might want to go look up the dispute guidelines right now.

5th: "because it messes up my other article" is not a valid point when editing articles

I respectfully invite you to my talk page to reach a compromise and perhaps solve this issue. You will find I replied to your post there two days ago agreeing that you are (at least) partially right. LoneWolfJack 10:42, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Next time, add talk messages to the bottom of my talk page instead of the top and I'll see them sooner. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:30, 23 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock request

I tried to email Pathoschild but the wiki said it wasn't allowed. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:26, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I searched for this username before I chose it, so I know it isn't the same as someone else's unless your search program is broken. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:27, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
{{unblock|I searched for User:Mermaid before I chose this username and nothing showed up! I don't know why I was expected to know about this other person, that I can't even find, if Wikipedia's search stuff doesn't work. Wikipedia needs to have a search that really works, on the username creation page. }} [[User:Mermaid from the Baltic Sea|Mermaid from the Baltic Sea]] 17:37, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for verifying; I've lifted the block and all autoblocks. I apologize for any inconvenience this preventative block may have caused. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 17:41, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:43, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, Mermaid from the Baltic Sea, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  -- Omicronpersei8 (talk) 17:45, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Nice job on those articles on obscure films.

Thank you! Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:43, 4 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question on the Lists of films

Hi Mermaid from the Baltic Sea, please take this as a simple question from an interested ProjectFilm member. I am working on the Lists of films, in particular by year, whereas Nehrams2020, in particular by letter. We plan to also start a list for "red" films (without an article), in a way that users can either "adopt" a film to develop, or classify it to films not worth developing. I see you have added lots of basic stubs in your area of interest. Do you have material that you plan to add to them eventually? There is somewhere a very incomplete list of basic film stubs to develop. Maybe it would be worth to merge it also in the lists of films, as a new list (film articles to develop), specifically for people wanting to develop film articles to at least class start status. Since you are quite active lately in the film project, I would appreciate your view or suggestions on our effort. Hoverfish 07:35, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By the way, thank you for your contribution in the Lists of films. I am trying to bring up the issue of raising this article to category, so the more comprehensive it becomes the better. There are so many incomplete parallel lists as categories that we could merge to it. As it is, one feels lost looking here and there to find listings and categories. Hoverfish 08:38, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your plans sound like a good idea to me. I know "red" films aren't supposed to be on the regular lists, but making a list just for them as a helping tool for project members sounds like a good idea. Raising the article to category status also seems good. I know that some of the film lists are very similar, I tried to group those near each other when I could so that people would be more likely to think about merging them (the best example is probably the alien film list, extraterrestrial film list and UFO film list, grouped under Lists_of_films#By_creature). I'm pretty new at this, though, so I might not be the best person to ask about whether your plans will work well with the Wikiproject. As to my own plans, I'm planning on later expanding some of the stubs I've created, though right now it's more of a priority to make sure the stubs I've made have the proper wiki-links pointing to them from other articles so they aren't orphaned or nearly orphaned, and to make sure all the stubs I've planned to make (Mexican monster movies such as the remaining Santo and Paul Naschy films, plus the "red" films remaining on Werewolves in fiction#Films) are created in the first place. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 14:18, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I noticed the nature of your efforts. You're doing a great job. Consider posting in the Lists of films Talk page. It may bring more help from others or align their efforts. Your name would also be quite useful to find in Category:Participants_in_WikiProject_Films. Enjoy your editing time. Hoverfish 15:23, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Creating subpages

In case you would like, click on this: User:Mermaid from the Baltic Sea/Sandbox, start editing and you have a subpage you can work in. You can create also other subpages if you substitute Sandbox with other names. All you need then is to link to it (them) from your User page. Hoverfish 17:10, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Werewolf flops

You've linked a bunch of werewolf films to "Entertainment flops," or at least that's what I assume from seeing several obscure werewolf films on the category page, then checking and finding that you had added at least two of them. While I appreciate the thought, I don't think you can really say that a B-movie like "Werewolf" is as big of a flop as, say, "Battlefield Earth" or "Waterworld," which both had considerable budgets and supposed reasons to succeed at the box office. I'm going to delete most of them from the list; if you can come up with a plausible reason as to why these films should be included, feel free to add them again. Sillstaw 05:17, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was under the impression that "entertainment flops" included anything that was highly notorious for being bad entertainment, not just films with big budgets. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 19:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Red list under way

Just saw your biker list. Good idea. Lots of red links. I am preparing the "adoption" page. If you have any comments, please let me know. I'm sure it will come handy for many lists. By the way where did you find that red links shouldn't come in lists? Hoverfish 22:08, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I thought that at some point I had read that red-links shouldn't be in the big list of lists (at Lists of films), but now I can't figure out where I may have read that. Maybe I'm wrong about that. I do know that red-links are allowed on the regular lists-of-films pages.Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:12, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The list has been created in Wikipedia:WikiProject Films/List of films without article. I hope you find it useful. By the way I remove the link to my sandbox above, since the content has changed since. Hoverfish 15:53, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've added it to my watch list. I'm going to be extra-busy for several weeks, so I might not get much done anytime soon. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 16:37, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Glad you find it useful. The aquatic life-forms of the film project are wishing you a nice time. Hoverfish 23:53, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD Nomination: In the Blood

I've nominated the article In the Blood for deletion under the Articles for deletion process. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that In the Blood satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. I have explained why in the nomination space (see What Wikipedia is not and Deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/In the Blood. Don't forget to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each of your comments to sign them. You are free to edit the content of In the Blood during the discussion, but please do not remove the "Articles for Deletion" template (the box at the top). Doing so will not end the discussion. --Erik (talk/contrib) @ 22:33, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for telling me this. I'm sorry that you feel it doesn't qualify. If it does get deleted, I've saved the original text in my Sandbox so that it could be re-created months later if more concrete evidence that it is truly being made shows up.Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:37, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No hard feelings. These articles can always be recreated if production starts up again. Something like 30 Days of Night is very much underway compared to this one. In the meantime, you could create a In the Blood comic article and have the film adaptation in a section of it. --Erik (talk/contrib) @ 22:44, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Could I now rewrite the current In the Blood article to be primarily about the comic, with a small section mentioning that a future film has been announced? Or should I wait until the deletion debate is over and then (if neccessary) create a new In the Blood article like that?Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:54, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD Nomination: Full Moon Fever (film)

I've nominated the article Full Moon Fever (film) for deletion under the Articles for deletion process. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Full Moon Fever (film) satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. I have explained why in the nomination space (see What Wikipedia is not and Deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Full Moon Fever (film). Don't forget to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each of your comments to sign them. You are free to edit the content of Full Moon Fever (film) during the discussion, but please do not remove the "Articles for Deletion" template (the box at the top). Doing so will not end the discussion.

WP:FILMS Newsletter

The November 2006 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Cbrown1023 23:22, 30 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Mermaid! I've changed 'Werewolves in fiction' to 'Werewolf fiction'. Hope that meets with your approval. As we have discussed on the Talk Page the article is in no way perfect, but I guess if we pool our respective knowledges about fictional werewolves we might get somewhere... As I see it the werewolf is respectively the subject of folklore, fairy tales, gothic fiction and latterly fantasy fiction (werewolves as a fantasy race). Though this latter category of cod-mythologising is dominant in the mass market media at the present time, I don't think that it is necessarily the be all and end all of the subject: for instance I thought those recent Canadian films about those two sisters one of whom turns into a werewolf was an interesting take on the subject: a psychological (and gynecological...) rather than mythological approach.... Colin4C 19:11, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:FILMS Newsletter

The December 2006 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Please also, if you have not already, add your name to the Member List. Cbrown1023 00:43, 22 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is to inform you that Wikipedia:WikiProject Films/Categorization has started. Any contributions in further developing it are warmly welcome. Hoverfish Talk 15:42, 27 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, lists are meant to give some presentation, have some extra notes after the entries, explain itself as a list, etc. Some lists do this and they are useful. However many lists are just doing what categories do, but in many cases all the items of a list haven't yet been given the category. So we'll have to deal with it individually or generally. In good time I hope a clear guideline will be formulated. By the way, the work you did in the Lists of films is of big value to help categorizing and subcategorizing. Hoverfish Talk 21:01, 27 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, you're welcome to change the article to be an RfD, but have you read it? It reads to me like the ramblings of a teenager who wants to add an artile about a friend (or fellow pupil) he calls "Eth Bombo" that "he discovered". I also Google'd for it - nothing! Stephenb (Talk) 20:10, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sadly, the article does sound terrible. But some of the local names for hominoid cryptids are quite obscure, so I don't agree that it is necessarily absolute nonsense. I do agree that it probably needs to go (either deleted as not notable enough, or merged into a minor mention in passing in some other hominoid cryptid article) but it would be nice to give the cryptozoology community a chance to look into it first, just to make sure. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 20:16, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, as I say, you're welcome to remove the speedy tag, but I also Google'd Pethcothian (nothing) and, as a regular reader of Fortean Times I can't say I remember reading about this one (though, as you say, there are many such mythical creatures, and I don't read every Karl Shuker article!). 11 feet tall, though..? Stephenb (Talk) 20:23, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I remember reading about some hominoid cryptid 12 feet tall that is supposed to roam about in Washinton D.C., so there is a small possibility that this could be a related (misspelled?) critter. And, I think I vaguely recall some cryptid that started with an "Eth" sound (though I don't think it was a hominoid type). Still, it seems that every state has 10 or 11 local names for these things, and obviously they don't all deserve an article. The "Penthcothian" bit is obvious nonsense, but I've seen nonsense just as bad in other cryptozoology stubs. It's a pretty sad article, but I wanted to give it a chance, which is what the 5 days allowed by proposed deletion will do. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 20:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I do read every Karl Shuker article and I've never heard of this, nor have I heard of it from any CZ discussion groups I'm on. Shall we continue this discussion at the article page, instead of across several userpages? Totnesmartin 22:07, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, lets. The original user just removed the prod, so I think it should go to AfD next. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:09, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I just made some small updates to the trAce page and you marked it as sounds like advertising. Could you explain which parts seem like advertising and I will take another look at them? thanks Sunlight40 09:02, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's not your edits, the entire article is written in the same tone as an advertisement. Don't worry, the template is designed to attract editors to the problem. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 09:07, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks. Sunlight40 09:09, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some points on your infoboxes

First, congrats for the nice new display and choice of boxes. Box "Philosopher" + box "Friendly" => I would like to share with you my work on God Speaks#The Birth of Consciousness (up to Syncretism), which I connect rather to (ontological) philosophy than to religion (Meher Baba said all this should not become a new religion). The question that I would like to ask (if you are interested to check it out) is: do you find this "hard to understand" (which I often hear)? Or could it be that what is hard is to accept some of its ontological implications? Another box issue: the new categorization dept, after an initial rush to clear out categories and set priorities, is bound to come to the Categories/Lists/Navigation boxes issue and when we get there, I think you can be one of our most helpful members. Clearing out this issue will be well worth the Film Barnstar, if not more. Hoverfish Talk 09:25, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

God Speaks#The Birth of Consciousness is written in a concise and clear manner, especially when considering the subject matter. I did not see any problems with it other than an occasional nonstandard capitalization (such as "Infinite ocean" the first time this is mentioned, then "infinite ocean" the second time).
As to navigation boxes to help clear out the film categories issue, I am having two thoughts. One is that the structure should be (at least roughly) based on the organization already present at Lists of films. Another is to look at some of the other entertainment navigation boxes as rough guides and inspirations. For example, I've been admiring the fantasy genre navigational box found on List of fantasy television programs, it is well laid out, attractive and I like the way it sits to the right side of the page, long and narrow. A similar principle could be applied to a navigational box listing film genre lists or a navigational box of films lists by film awards. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 16:07, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Presentationally it's really great. We could use the same format. One thing I like is that it is full of informative articles. If we could put together such class B's as Fantasy film for all our genres (from where lists can branch out), that would make it all much better and justifiable. To just navigate from list to list isn't so interesting, although it can still be very practical. Letting the navigation box inspire us, means letting usability lead the way. And that's a good way to go. I will take a more extended round in the fantasy sector and see what else I can pick. Thanks for pointing it out. Hoverfish Talk 17:27, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree. If we can get all our film genre articles into a good form, especially with more features than just the bare list (introductory paragraph, a bit on genre history, a "see also" section, maybe even external links on some) then the navigational boxes would be even more attractive and useful. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Started to work on a genre list navigation, when I came across Template:Lists of films. Check what links here for transclusions. It's been there for a while. It could get to look better, but is its content what you had in mind? Any improvements? Hoverfish Talk 08:58, 7 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the welcome. I have a good understanding of Wikipedia as I have used it before, as well as other forms of Wikis, and use it nearly everyday. So there is no reason to worry about vandalizing or anything. I just decided to sign up today because of an active talk page I was usimg. Well, thanks again for the welcome. SonnyCorleone 01:27, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the welcome, Mermaid! Freelance08 02:15, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the smile.

Thank you for the smile. Unfortunately, I am still not completely sure why I was qualified to deserve one. Thank you, again.Ultraflame 03:52, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is a lot of work to create so many articles, and they all look like presentable stubs, too. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 03:54, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am glad that you appreciate my work. Thank you.

Ultraflame 16:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I just wanted to thank you for the welcome. It was very gracious of you to do that. By the way, "may or may not be female'? Did that find itself on your user page as a result of a pathological sexual identity crisis or your wry sense of humor? Damien Lynch 05:41, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It could be either. This is the Internet, after all. ;) Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 05:42, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Touché. Regardless, I love your user page. It clearly shows how creative a person you must be. Thanks for the reply along with the welcome! Damien Lynch 05:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you

Thanks, Mermaid for babysitting while I went nuts updating zombietime throughout the afternoon and evening. I hope the updated information will cause the AfD situation to disappear. I saw that zombietime had been vandalized, but you apparently caught that. Any way of blocking that jerk from "editing"? There have been other people, presumably admins, that have been doing some beneficial editing and I thank them for their efforts and support. As a complete newbie to Wikipedia entry creation, words alone cannot express my appreciation, so a bottle, can or cup of your favorite beverage - on me. Sandwiches and condiments are over there on the table :-) Thanks again! Zombiefan 08:56, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I answered on your talk page.Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:54, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need some help, Mermaid

This just showed up on my related changes page: (diff) (hist) . . Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion‎; 10:55 . . (+148) . . Tjstrf (Talk | contribs) (If it were a normal short-lived proposal I'd agree, but this one happens to have been the basis for a massive amount of arguing. It's also necessary for the context of Wikipedia:T1 and T2 debates)

What I seem to smell here is someone's personal politics getting ready to play heavy-handed, a sort of "Free speech for me but not for thee" type of ideology. Thanks. Zombiefan 12:21, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I answered on your talk page.Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:54, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Mermaid

For your assistance, advice and explanation of what I thought was a discussion to delete zombietime. With all of the craziness yesterday, the "Criteria for speedy deletion" bit triggered a bit of paranoia. Now to attempt to absorb all of the good tips that have been made (head, meet wall :-) Thanks again! Zombiefan 18:22, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


for the welcome message Mermaid. I have been using wikipedia for quite a while and decided I should contribute to it. Thanks for the helpful links.T.roome 12:57, 7 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I have encoutered a problem already unfortunately; i happen to have come across an article about the crusades, which was filled with so much drama and opinion, so i decideded to change it back to facts. When I did, somebody just reverted it back to its original innaccurate bias. So I have reverted it back to mine again. What should I do. Thanks. Agnes Nitt 02:49, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I put my answer on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:54, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Ok, thanks alot. :) Agnes Nitt 02:59, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


for the welcome. I don't really know what I'm doing. The interface isn't very user friendly but I do love reading here. I felt Wesley Autry deserved a page for his actions. If someone is unhappy with my stub, hopefully they'll do a better job with it.

Thanks again.BestServedCold 03:56, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:02, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the Welcome Message

Hey Mermaid, thanks very much for the kind welcome message you posted! I do indeed love Wikipedia and my new Wikipedian identity, and I am sincerely thankful for the fellow Wikipedians who contribute so much for making Wikipedia great. As new as I am and as busy as I am in real life, I will try to contribute my best efforts, too. Thanks so much again! :) Cantaire87 04:18, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't Welcome everyone ;-)

You should look at Arserapist recent contribution :P . -- Esurnir 00:07, 11 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ooops! Now I see what that username means! Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 00:08, 11 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Therianthropy (subculture)

See comment on Talk:Therianthropy (subculture)#Why?. FT2 (Talk | email) 02:45, 16 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there! I am complaining as i was beginning to create a page on funniculars as i used the word in an article and saw it when i linked it that it didnt have a page and i thought many americans wouldnt be familiar with this is a type of train/tram such as they have in austria and switzerland that rides on the ground usually and is pulled by a cable system...they use it for steep inclines that a train couldnt handle...anyways it was most decidely not vandalism...its not the most important page sure...yet i had never heard of them before immigrating to switzerland so i thought to put some info so people would know what i was talking about when i mentioned them in my additions to the canton bern article...Benjiwolf 22:35, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes i knew that u had nothing to do with it...yet i didnt know how to write to mikmt as clicking on that link didnt get me anywhere...i wasn table to contact whoever was accusing me of vandalism so i went ahead and wrote to u about it as u welcomed me to wikipedia...anyways it worked out was just a spelling thing...have a great day and thanks for the welcome to wikipedia!! Benjiwolf 01:23, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks you

Thanks you Mermaid from the Baltic Sea, ありがとございます Tokyo Watcher 01:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Mermaid from the Baltic Sea!

Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia, thoughtful mermaid from the deep Blue Sea. I am very much favourably surprised, awed and respected at your drawing my attention to the article on torture - this is a very important subject.

I love the painting - I appreciate pre-Raphaelite art. In the South Australian Art Gallery there is a notable iconic example of pre-Raphaelite art which I find inspirational and which South Australia is very lucky to own - pity South Australia is so conservative and uninspirational that she feels as though a prisoner here! It is Circe Invidiosa. (But you won't see this painting of the great Circe on the Circe page!) She stands with a bowl of water in her hands in a rocky grotto before the raging green sea, working her magic. Perhaps she should have her own page so that she can be liberated, leave that desolate coastline, and travel wherever she wilt!?--Elizabeth Jane 03:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC) Being too scared to create my own topic on the subject, I want to thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia. Petrelg 00:31, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Five Pillars (Online Game)

First, if you have any question about whether or not that game is legitimate, you can go to We have around 1300 active players currently and nearly 72,000 accounts registered total. I put that temporary page up so that the game's community can get the full copy back up. There was extreme reluctance for anyone to actually bite the bullet and create that page, so I went ahead and did it. Here is the story. There was a page for our game up on Wikipedia at one point under The Five Pillars (Computer Game). However, last October, that page was deleted. I had been taking a temporary reprieve from the game, and came back in December. When I did, I found that the wikipedia page had been deleted by another admin. There was no reason stated in the deletion log. Some community members had attempted to revive the page, and the result was that the page now autoreverts whenever it is edited. Since The Five Pillars keeps on growing, I made another page, this time at The Five Pillars (Online Game). There is a private wiki for The Five Pillars, and on there a backup of the The Five Pillars page was made, in case an event like this happened. I will put up a stub notification on The Five Pillars (Online Game) until someone who can access the file on the private wiki gets my message and copy/pastes the page back onto wikipedia. Once this is done, would it be ok to add a link to The Five Pillars (Online Game) at the top of The Five Pillars of Islam, since The Five Pillars redirects to the latter?

Thank you very much for considering this. Khelvaster 04:19, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:33, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I went ahead and put in a small summary of the game, a link to our main page, and a stub marking on the page. It looks like the reason for deletion was that The Five Pillars was moved onto the page of another game that it is similar too. It was put under section along with other spinoffs (like mrs pacman is a spinoff of pacman. Once a full wikipedia page gets uploaded, is there a chance for The Five Pillars (Online Game) to exist on its own page, with a link from Archmage (Computer Game), or are decisions like these pretty much permenant?
It is impossible to be sure what Wikipedia will allow without testing it in fact, but a pretty good idea of how to write a good article and fight (by the rules) for keeping it can be gleaned from the welcome links I posted to your talk page that you erased (but don't worry, you can find them again by looking at that version of your talk page by clicking on its history tab). Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:47, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk header

While your tagging of articles is appreciated, please stop adding the talk header template when it is not needed. On the template's page it clearly states, "This template should be used only when needed. Acculturation can't be forced, and it can be overdone. If the message is on every talk page, its impact will be reduced," (emphasis in original). It also needlessly clutters the talk page.--Supernumerary 22:26, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


there is a user repeatedly vandalizing the walrus page...what do i do about this? last signed in as 17:54, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It has been answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 18:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


These awards are for you

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For making Wikipedia a better place for all. Martial Law 23:55, 20 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The da Vinci Barnstar
This is for making Wikipedia a better place for all.Martial Law 23:58, 20 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also have a toolbox that you'll find useful. Go ahead and make yourself a copy. Martial Law 23:55, 20 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for welcome!

Trident lv 18:42, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another Thanks!

I'm echoing a lot of other "thank you"s here, but just wanted to say that your advice was very helpful to a newbie like me. Katacha 19:56, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Just in case you didn't see it I changed it into a redirect to Fucking, Austria, which can be seen at google sat image. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 20:33, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need Help

Hi Mermaid! You contacted me on my page and offered help. How do I get the links in my Contents table to link to the appropriate spots on the same page? I.e., I want "See Also" in the Contents table to link to the "See Also" portion of that page.

Thank you!! Stormlady

I've answered on your talk page, with a demonstration too. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 23:30, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mermaid: You left a friendly admonition on my talk page regarding a deletion on the "Rockville, MD" page, but I cannot figure out what the violation is. I have read over the guidelines and couldn't identify the problem. Please go ahead and make the correction, but would you also please give me an update so I don't make the same mistake(s) again? Thanks much.Carlaclaws 01:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's just a friendly admonition; a reminder of the posting guidelines that you left on my Talk page. (Sign your postings,leave an edit summary, etc.), but forgive me for being so dense; I'm still trying to figure out what I did wrong. Thanks for your patience.Carlaclaws 02:07, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mermaid: Yup, that was the page. I've made several edits and never saw it before. Sorry to be a bother.Carlaclaws 02:15, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Delightful Mermaid, for your nice welcome message and helpful links and advice. See you in the pages, and happy swimming. {{subst:smile2}} Aloha Kaneohe 13:51, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DearMaid: Thanks for looking out for mois. I am uncertain about how to chat much less real stuff. How can I redirect to my name page? SOme one else has my name so I am left using my middle intial. But he the other guy steels all my search efforts and noone will find me not knowing my middle inital. Can I have some way to ask is this not the guy you are looking for? then they chose me. He is so famous he has miles of articles on him long before my name appears. I also had a problem with the this (.), if it is not there it won't bring the search to mine. Have created that name without the (.) so I would like to redirect people to the other during search. Ps/ when can I get my action figure..must be cold up there. OOOPS! I foregot to add my thingy? but how (Aeromedia 23:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC))--Aeromedia 23:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC) I don't understandReply[reply]

See your talk page for my answer. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 00:23, 23 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mermaid: You commented on my form of responding to prior comments on the discussion page for Sony CISC. While I have changed what I put there to include the four tildes at the end of my own comment (as author), I'm not sure why it was necessary, given that it was a discussion page and not the primary article page, and moreover I had created a section (since removed) titled "The Author Speaks". In any event, I've changed it. Hopefully this will now pass muster. Capedude2005 02:51, 27 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mermaid: Oh, ok. Cool. I guess I've never been "recognized" before. Thanks again! Capedude2005 03:57, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You'll want to place them on your user page, so they don't end up in your archives. Martial Law 23:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, I've done it. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 00:24, 23 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you

Hey thanks! 01:41, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


Hello. As you can see, I am new here, but I have been putting a lot of work into creating this entry, as a favor to a friend. I will be searching for notability and citations. In the interim, could you poszsibly leave the content as is, unless you see serious problems. I am still learning, but it would be nice to see the text remain as is for at least a week. Then changes would be welcome. Is that OK? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stevenwikikaplan (talkcontribs) 08:14, 23 January 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

I'm answering on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:08, 24 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your welcome. I've recently become interested in contributing to wikipedia, and I hope to do more. Still learning lots though, so thanks for the pointers for etiquette. Gary Levell 00:39, 27 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I edited Help:Minor Edit hours ago xP.


Hello there! Thank you for the welcome, I'll make sure to ask you if I have any questions. I'm still looking for some helpfull hints around here!

Unforgotten 01:08, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!

Just wanted to thank you for your kindhearted welcome! Keep up the wonderful job! Spongy-Anime 02:07, 27 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the info. I'm a long-time user of wiki to look things up, but brand new to adding content. Hephzi 20:07, 27 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the welcome

Hi, thank you for the welcome. I'm not really a new User, just someone who has decided to attempt a new start at Wikipedia. But your welcome is appreciated. Corvus cornix 19:14, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sinking Ship!

Boy do I need a Mermaid! You have been very kind and helpfull. I did figure how to deal with the issue of having two of the same name, thank you. I have a big problem tryin to figure how to answere back to people, as you, and only can seems to you, as I don't understand how to place my responce and to whom. I had issues trying to place my first photo on a name page, and actually got it done. Then is was erasd because of copy right issues. I think it was public domain....but some bitty thinks not.... Now I am trying to fill in holes I come across in histories I am writhing and find again dumb clucks so fast to scorn me and erraticate my effort.

So here is my repsonse which is harsh and should be I feel. But I lack were to place it. This for an article or page I created Arri 35 BL. "I am loosing my patients with the small minded people who think they have some authority. I am extremely knowledgible in these areas of which I try to contribute. And while being a novice in contructing these pages, I find this attack bothersome. Almost to a point of walking away. This is HISTORY!! What is important about a given devise is how it impacted the industry and why it worked so well as to to do so. These are instruments from 40 years ago, hardly an advertisment. I alos find this RUSH to jump on these contribution before I even have a chance to finish them. I find the missing whole in a rather round about fashion, working on another page. When I find the empty information on something as impacting as the first reflex camera, I start to work on that, using at first something to create the page and to hold it while I gather my thoughts or do further research to include. Then when I reopen the name page the next morning I find it gone. As I will be soon."

Well it is the way this makes me feel. I think to quit. Thanks --Aeromedia 19:32, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Thank you

It's my pleasure, I hate linkspam :). And yes, I'd say levels of spam are quite high at the moment (I have programmed a script that reads RC and opens all diffs with "external [links]" in the edit summary with my web browser. Convenient ... Yuser31415 (Editor review two!) 22:59, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

re: stinking ship

Thanks again for your clam postion. See you came to me in a gentle maner will to give help rather than just sandbaging my work. I ask you go see what is the issue "baltant advertisment" at arriflex 35BL, where I think like on Panavision it is a history I am speaking on and how that lead to change an industry. I am not promoting their equipment only addressing this as there is no mention of the camera in all this wiki stuff. Makes the sytem rather useless. I come to it to find somenthing out. It is no wonder to me now why there is so little info on things that are of interest to a great many people. I plan not to sign in any more only did now to see if you responded. Thanks Maid --Aeromedia 01:08, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removal of Anthony E Caruso

Did you actually remove Anthony E Caruso, the page I created?

This is a legitimate reference. The website for CSA Group, the company Anthony Caruso is the president is

If you look on that site in the "in the news" section you will see he is a successful entprepreneur who is in this months Entreprenuer Magazine.

He also was in an episode of Friends as a guest of Jennifer Aninston.

Why would you remove this first and ask questions later? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Starsplay (talkcontribs) 03:24, 30 January 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

===Further questions from my talk page===

I'm not an administrator, so I didn't personally delete it. Articles tagged as speedy deletion candidates can be deleted by an administrator at any time. The process requires at least two people to look at the article and decide that it is a speedy deletion candidate. As to who you are, see Wikipedia:Autobiography and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for policies concerning creating an article about yourself or editing an article about yourself. As to proper sources, you should note that an article normally needs more than a website for its citations (read Wikipedia:Verifiability). Even if the website contains references to notable citations itself (magazines, books and so on), Wikipedia readers still need notable sources cited within the article itself. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 03:37, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Questions from your talk page

I'm seeking guidance because I'm not sure how best to help you and I don't want to step on your toes more than I already have. In the context of what I was saying, "irate" meant "upset." If you aren't upset with me, I apologize for using that word. Also, "sources" means sources according to Wikipedia:Verifiability, which usually doesn't include websites. If you are having trouble adding non-website sources, then consider adding a references section (use ==References== to make the title) with the actual references listed in APA style or MLA Style. Try looking at some other articles in order to see how it is done. If you'd like to also list websites (websites usually aren't considered sources for the purpose of verification) then you could try adding an external links section too. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply] still confused over one final if i direcltly link the entrepreneur mag article as well as the others....i still should not add myself. but someone else can right about me with the same sources?

My Fabio Holanda Page

Do you know why they tagged my page as a quick delete, its pretty much as detailed as other pages for Patrick Cote. If you have any tips let me know, thanks for the quick feedback much appreciated!! Amoores 06:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)AmooresReply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 08:39, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Cheers very much for offering help, very nice of you. Just trying to do my best for now. Please say if I get up to anything drastically wrong.

Slow down and smell the roses

How's everything? Just wanted to bring to your attention that twice in the past few minutes I have tagged an article and gotten an edit conflict posting a warning to a user's talk page (which like many newpages patrollers I do for every article I tag), to find that you had done so (the latter warning I was personalizing). I feel strongly, as I suspect you do, that all users whose articles are tagged for speedy deletion should receive a warning, but please wait a minute or two before warning users about articles someone else has tagged.--Fuhghettaboutit 04:41, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:Films Newsletter

The January 2007 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Nehrams2020 05:53, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the welcome. --Shakujo 05:55, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sockpuppet case

Mermaid, I noticed your note on my talk page and corrected the case. Do things look right to you now? --Akhilleus (talk) 00:15, 1 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, except that there should be a space between "Snake" and "Solid" on User:Solid Snake999 and it looks like "User" was repeated twice in the title. Otherwise, it's fabulous. Much better than I could do - I'm really confused about that template. Thank you. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 00:19, 1 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Glad to help. That reporting procedure is awful. I'll fix the issues you just mentioned. --Akhilleus (talk) 00:23, 1 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LiC Page

Why when we argued our case was our page still deleted it conforms to all the cited wikipedia rules? Rockgod89 01:44, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:08, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your explaination, but this still doesnt seem straighforward. If Wikipedia is a open forum (with guidelines) then why after ive stated my case is there no discussion upon it and my valid article is removed? Rockgod89 02:13, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page again. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 05:31, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You For The Welcome!

I'm new and still learning how to make encyclopedic contributions. Thanks for the warm welcome! Filmarizona 05:25, 3 February 2007 (UTC)FilmarizonaReply[reply]

Me too, thank you for the Welcome message :) ProtectWomen 06:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks!!! Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 06:54, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Mermaid--

Thanks for your welcome. I've recently made some contributions to the Miracle Legion page, as well as adding some trivia to some other pages. Miracle Legion is a band, and I have their albums (real LPs! Yikes!) in my hands. When creating or adding to a discography, what is the protocol for providing proper citation/attribution based on those same liner notes?

Again, thanks for your help and welcome. Your helpcome. Sbgardne 12:46, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GPS Police


My brother owns GPS Police and so I thought I'd write an article about his company... I'll get references, its just hard getting the info from him. Its one of the largest vehicle recovery firms in Canada and there are news articles and TV spots of the company so I figured I'd post information ABOUT the company that isn't "sales" related as the website is. I'll fix the article up because I think Wikipedia is a pretty awesome resource for people wanting more information non-related to sales and marketing.

Thanks for your help. I'm reading articles about citing resources now.

Sean Fournier —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Seanfour (talkcontribs) 18:40, 7 February 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

more about GPS Police


I'm sure others will be able to add better information. I have been sourcing the information that I've found on some government sites and other things like that. I'm going to also be writing an article on LSD/ATS which is a special kind of mapping system here in our Province of Alberta which is like GPS but invented about 100 years ago and is really cool. Baseloc (GPS Police division) is the only company that provides a free GPS to LSD conversion utility which lots of oil & gas firms in the province use. I LOVE Wikipedia, can't wait to get more involved and add my contributions and in the process learn how to write.

If you can point me in the direction of a really well written article thats close to GPS Police let me know so that I can understand HOW it can be written properly.

Seanfour 22:54, 7 February 2007 (UTC)SeanfourReply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 23:24, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the Welcome, and all that information! Are you like, the boss of Wikipedia or something like that? HuskyHuskie 02:27, 8 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nope. Anyone can welcome. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 02:30, 8 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Online-only novel

Why isn't this an appropriate link to add? It's in the Wikia community! 17:13, 8 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ive answered (not very well, I'm afraid) here. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 01:45, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm referring to the link I made to this online novel on the therianthropy article. You said it's not appropriate or something like that. Why not? 22:15, 12 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You seem to be operating from more than one ISP, so I'm copying my answer here too. See Links normally to be avoided #12 and #13. The relationship between the Wikipedia article about therianthropy (which is nonfiction) and an online novel about therianthropy (which is fiction) is not clear and direct. Furthermore, there are literally hundreds of such online novels. Obviously we can't link to them all, and if it were appropriate to link to a few of them (which it probably isn't) then we'd want to link to a handful of them that had received some critical WP:N and WP:V types of attention (hint: if you want your external link retained, you might want to dig up any media attention or reviews it has received). If you feel that I'm wrong, feel free to raise the issue on the article's talk page to see if anyone else agrees with you. If others agree with you, they could out-vote me (though, you should note Wikipedia is not a democracy and that even if more people agree with you, if they go against Wikipedia policy the external link could still end up getting deleted by other users for policy reasons). Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:44, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Different heading

Hi Merm, thanx for the welcome. Thank Triton that there is a real person to comm with. I'm a gradute student in History, posting the COPS article to fulfill a course requirement. I apologize for the state of the post, but trust me, I spent HOURS trying to make it look like other wikis. I had little trouble editing Ernesto Cortes, but starting a new article seems more complex for a newbie than it should be. How do I avoid having all or part of my text wind up in the little gray boxes? How about copying a Word file to the edit box? I got 3 or 4 lines about a quarter mile long. Started using returns to shorten them, but tedious, ya know? I don't like leaving loose ends, so plan to spend some time learning to wikify the article. Do you really think the intro is that unclear? I'm trying to let go of my tendency to obsess about things and realize that this is a community forum. Oh well, make haste slowly I guess! Happy bubble trails--Riktangle 18:53, 8 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 01:46, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment about lack of heading

Can you please put your comment under a different heading as it has nothing to do with what the above user was asking? Scorpionman 01:37, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, I've fixed it by adding the above headings. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 01:44, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I was actually just waiting to see how long it would take to get noticed and deleted. Turns out: About 20 seconds. Who knew?

(OptimusStab 02:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Sorry about that. Better luck next time, OK? Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 01:48, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another welcome thank you

As others have said, many thanks for taking the time to welcome me recently. Its good to have made my first 'official' edit, and hopefully there will be many more. Cheers. --Muzungu 12:42, 12 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

question about adding content

I added a new short section to the entry on the Symphone Fantastique that an editor then "expressed concern that this article or section may be unencyclopedic and should be deleted." This seemed an important addition noting that a major new, award-winning contemporary theatre production was developed using this score, which seems to me a valuable additional piece of knowledge. Am I missing something? Flippedout 06:37, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you for the warm welcome! I had not anticipated my first edits getting noticed this quickly, it was a pleasant surprise. >^..^< Nimfaelin 16:50, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I tried rewriting the addition I made to Symphonie Fantastique - moving it under trivia, tightening it and adding cites to the three awards. Could you let me know what you think? This is one of my first Wiki postings and any suggestions are really appreciated. Thanks! Flippedout 18:25, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about postcryptozoology

Hi. I just added a comment on the talk page of cryptozoology. In the Bay Area lately (and to a lesser extent in New York) their has been a lot of interest in postcryptozoology, and specifically in Ed Hans. I saw him speak recently, bought one of his books and decided to add something about his work to wikipedia (I first did it without an account, because I didn't have an account yet). There are a number of authors lately writing about the subject, and I am learning more about it each week. They have a collective press called IPCZ Press. There are a number of authors, a collective press (so somewhere in between self-published and commercially published), and a lot of stir in the art community. I looked at the notability guidelines, and it seems like they might be notable enough to include. However, I am biased and a big fan. Most of theiuf focus is on criticizing cryptozoology, so I thought it should go there. Postcrypto 22:37, 16 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answered on your talk page and on the cryptozoology article's talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:27, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try to get an admin quickly. {Slash-|-Talk} 21:34, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 22:26, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


That's exactly what I was trying to do, thanks!! Everytime 16:46, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Characters of 8BT edit.

Thank you for your constructive crticism Mermaid from the Baltic Sea. However, I was not attempting to be in any way humourous, I am merely a firm believer in both detail and accuracy. And Bikke really did force his crew to eat nothing but Cheetos for three to four months, Cheetos purchased in place of oranges from "AKBAR'S DISCOUNT NUTRINAL OUTLET(not extremely unhealthy)" in episode 215 "Don't Trust Stores That Can't Spell Their Own Business" PS: White mage also really did convince Sarda to grow a moustache.

Some random lifeform 17:02, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some random lifeform 17:05, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 03:03, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the welcome

Thank you very much for the welcome. This is my first literary venture into Wikipedia, though I have used it as a source for a very long time, and even created a game out of it. Incidentally incidentally my article has already been suggested for deletion. The problem is the lack of outside collaborative sources. Yet the very nature of the book limits my possibilities to include such sources. DO you have any suggestions?--Hroðgar æ Beocwealm 17:45, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 18:31, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I know you're busy IRL....

I know you're busy IRL, but you shouldn't be so busy that you didn't seem to realize that you warned the same user twice in a row, with practically the same message, encouraging him to use the sandbox. The guy's a vandal, take action! That's just my two cents at least. --Lakerdonald 02:15, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 03:06, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lunar New year Page

Hi, I saw that you reverted my changes, thanks for the message too - I have another account but I forgot the password and Id forgotten to sign my edits as well. My reasoning for my edit was to clarify on the article - because the Lunar New Year -while celebrated in countries like the Phillipines, Thailand, etc. - it is *not* a part of their traditional culture, but the culture of the ethnic Chinese living in those countries. Inclusion on the page without clarification of this will confuse people about those cultures. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Morpheuschongsies (talkcontribs) 05:16, 19 February 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Hi again

Joe Kress did not edit my additions, he removed vandalism from another user. It's probably a better idea to use the talk page though, you're right. However, you can ask any real Filipino, Thai, etc. person and they'll tell you Lunar New year is NOT a part of the traditional culture of these countries. It is celebrated due to the presence of the Ethnic Chinese populations in these countries. Thailand, Cambodia, etc. all have different religions and therefore celebrate a New Year in April which is heavily based on their own school of Buddhism (Theravada). This is not a disputed fact, it's commonly known. Only recently have I seen people add The Phillipines and Thailand on here as if these countries traditionally celebrated Lunar New Year. :P —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Morpheuschongsies (talkcontribs) 05:29, 19 February 2007 (UTC).Morpheuschongsies 05:30, 19 February 2007 (UTC) Reply[reply]

However, removing lots of nationalities from the lists of people who celebrate the holiday isn't really helpful either, and it was primarily that I was objecting to. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 15:07, 21 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the Welcome

Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia. Dro Boy Feb 21, 2007

Lists of films and a category for deletion

Hi, I wanted to let you know that some lists of films are up for deletion: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Films/Categorization#Category:Lists of films with features in common. Hoverfish Talk 23:18, 23 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your input, I was really hoping you wouldn't be on a wiki-break. Hoverfish Talk 23:56, 25 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I was glad to help, especially since the reason given for deletion seemed completely spurious on at least half the articles. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 14:51, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By the way (and sorry for my laziness to research by myself), were there any male mairmaid characters before Disney, or did he invent them? Hoverfish Talk 09:32, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are mermen in folklore, but I don't think there were ever any prominent characters. For some reason, sailors just werewn't very interested in the males. ;) Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 14:51, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the term (Merman)! Wow, and I was interested in Greek mythology but I just never came across Triton and Glaucus! Anyway, the AfD stirred some creativity, so instead of any real harm we may end up with better lists. Cheers! Hoverfish Talk 15:59, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It would be great if each film list could have an introductory paragraph introducing the history of that sub-genre or theme. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 17:53, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We would need some references from a notable book to do such a thing. Do you think it's possible without risking original research? Hoverfish Talk 22:51, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I know I've seen such books, it's just a problem of tracking them down and adding proper citations, which can be quite a lot of work. I suspect it'll go slowly, and the more obscure sub-genres might never get an intro paragraph. However, lists are far less likely to get deleted if they obviously have more use than a category does. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 23:19, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The deletion started, did anyone keep copies? I feel too dumb I didn't. Hoverfish Talk 19:10, 1 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At my request, an admin sent me by email copies of film lists "featuring blind characters", "involving amputees" and one that was deleted even before we ever noticed: "childhood-related films". When I get some free time I will cross their entries with relevant lists that survived and possibly make specific sections within the lists to include the films. Hoverfish Talk 15:19, 2 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Self publishing external link

Hi Mermaid from the Baltic Sea,

Good day!

I am user Pinkwiki, and I would just like to ask a favor. Please don't delete my blog link, . I made this blog in order to help those people who wish to self publish, not to spam. If you've read the blog, it doesn't support any self publishing or POD company. I am just trying to compile all articles about self publishing and POD. I made this blog because I want to help, to make something useful online, that's all.

I am hoping for your kind consideration.

But if you really think it's useless, just delete it.

Thank you, Pinkwiki 00:23, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try looking at Links normally to be avoided #11. Blogs usually aren't considered good candidates for external links. Also, see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. Adding links to your own site is nearly always considered a conflict of interest. Also, you should read sockpuppet as it seems that mysterious new users keep showing up just to re-add your link. If you are indeed engaging in such behavior, it could eventually end with your website being put on a spam blacklist. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 15:03, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here, I'll add a title for you, thanks, Mermaid

Hi Mermaid,

Thanks for the tips... admittedly, there's a lot I need to learn about "wiki" policies & procedures. I think I'll get more proficient as I go along (I certainly hope so!)

Thanks again.

Robert Felontine 04:41, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Robert FelontineReply[reply]

Afd comment

Wheh, wish we had more of you on some of the afds i have had to watch - some good sense blasting through ----- (expletives deleted) --- thanks for that! SatuSuro 05:33, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 05:34, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd add a resounding reverberation of SatuSuro's sentiment. Though I believe I understand the problem and have thoughts about it, any additional brief comment on the nature of the article's shortcomings would be helpful. MichaelNetzer 07:19, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject Films February Newsletter

The February 2007 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Cbrown1023 talk 23:21, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 23:23, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My Humble Request

I would like to request not to delete my site Its not a spam nor advertising site. I just want to help aspiring authors. As you can see it does not support any self publishing company. This site will help authors to weighing if they will take the self publishing route or not. Thank you so much. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Karimayubar (talkcontribs) 16:19, 1 March 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Thank you for your kind Welcome message!

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate you contacting me and letting me know how all this works. I have made changes in the past but never "officially". I wish I was a prolific as you. :-) Great to meet you, look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks Raystm2 00:21, 2 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please help me. I am a high school english teacher who is trying to figure out how to teach my students to navigate in WIKI. I have tried to post information on a book that they recently read from their ideas shared. It got taken down. I tried to improve it. I still can not figure out what I did wrong. The suggestions are so global and not specific, so it was difficult to make further improvements with out specifics. I am scheduled to create a podcast on my expereince soon for other educators, and I am hoping to resolve these errors soon. Please help me. Thank you. Thanks User:queenmurray 2 March 2007 ````queenmurray 03/02/2007````

Ive answered on your talk page. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 18:06, 2 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marshall Islands

Thanks for your warning. I am deleting a large quantity of unreferenced and likely copyvio material added by one user under several IP addresses and accounts. I am an admin here.-gadfium 19:43, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry about that. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 19:44, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. We appreciate people doing new pages patrol, and accept that sometimes it isn't easy to tell what's vandalism. It's generally a good idea to see what other contributions someone has made, as if they're a vandal they may have other edits which need to be reverted, and if they're not you generally can get a good idea of that.-gadfium 19:53, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About PizzaBurgerJuice's Talk Page

Just a note that I didn't put the {{hangon}} tags there - PizzaBurgerJuice did. Look here.

I saw that. I was talking to PizzaBurgerJuice, not you. Also, please sign your talk page messages in the future. You can do so with four tildas (like ~~~~) and it gets automatically generated. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:06, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Mermaid

I never had time to thank you; I am currently a writer who while doing a final edit on a bokk I am writing for monkfish started using Wikipedia when it cam up on search; fascinating place and a lot of great stuff. Currently I am trying to get some articles approved to "balance" some articles whose neutrality is way off; but this seems to bring down the wrath of those who want nothing further added: because they are part of the propblem; and while I may not be the "solution" at least I am trying to be: which is more than my critics are. Help me if you can: I need all the help I can get!! Unicorn144 15:21, 7 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank you Mermaid

I wanted to thank you form your help; I didn't see the last message so I wrote another: I will contact you later: your help is always appreciated!Unicorn144 15:27, 7 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

disagree, Mermaid

The reference to the Beware Print On Demand site should reference print on demand publishers, not the whole print on demand industry. It's not just about book publishing, but this site makes it sound as though print on demand is a scam. Maybe if they read through the whole reference they learn the difference, but as most people just glance at the headline, they think print on demand is a scam - beware! So it does a disservice. But print on demand is a much bigger topic than what this wikipedia entry is limiting it to. It's not just about books, it's about technology and service providers as well. And your page does list other providers, but for books. At least open it up to all the POD is. Incidentally, I'm not affiliated with the site, nor do I gain any revenue from the site. I do happen to be in the industry, though, which is why I find it troublesome that the referenced warning site can mislead someone. Just my two cents., I've already described the ways in which your case looks bad. Arguing isn't likely to convince me, considered everything that I've seen. Also, please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~). Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 05:03, 8 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Just wanted to say thanks for trying to stop User:LatelMan from vandalizing my pages. I'd already asked for help from another Administrator, before I even realized you were helping me (and even the Administrator I'd asked for help). Thanks again, it's very appreciated. Jay 04:53, 8 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome. I'm not an administrator, but I try to vandal-hunt. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 04:57, 8 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you

Mermaid from the Baltic Sea for undoing my talkpage a little while ago :) dvdrw 02:31, 9 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 18:09, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Terrorism in Kazakhstan

Hi, You recently participted in an AFD on Terrorism in Kazakhstan. Your input on a proposed page move is desired. Regards, KazakhPol 23:43, 10 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]