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  The Teamwork Barnstar
For Albacore for his work as part of the "Did You Know" team. This small group of editors make suggestions, check the facts, offer improvements, and make sure there are always new DYK hooks to go onto the main page. Keep up the good work. Peterdownunder (talk) 12:10, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Reporting vandalismEdit

Thanks for reporting the vandalism. However, generally, it's not necessary to report it unless they vandalize after receiving a "final" warning. Nonetheless, I thank you for being vigilant about patrolling recent changes - it's important around here! Kansan (talk) 20:30, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Sulfur hexafluorideEdit

Your last edit to sulfur hexafluoride was refactored because nonreactive and nontoxic are two different concepts. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 21:18, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Now I see. It is extraordinarily nonreactive, though. Lithium is about the only thing that reacts. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 21:24, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

English wiki change of user-nameEdit

This is to provide verification that I am User:Albacore for the English Wikipedia change of user-name.

See also vs. Related pages vs. Other pagesEdit

I thought consensus was to use whichever form is simplest and most comfortable--I use "See also" in my who-knows-how-many articles and it is an ingrained habit. Best, --Chemicalinterest (talk) 01:23, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

There was a (relatively) recent discussion about that. πr2 (talk • changes) 01:28, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks but sorryEdit

Thanks for adding a photo to sodium telluride (Na2Te), but that photo is of sodium tellurate (Na2TeO4). Thanks again for finding a photo of sodium tellurate, which I didn't know whether it was real or not. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 13:39, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

User pageEdit

I have replaced the internal link to email you with an wikilink. Frozen Windwant to be chilly? 21:45, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to our WikiProject Baking!Edit

  Welcome to WikiProject Baking!
Hello, and welcome to WikiProject Baking! :) Please check our Guidelines on how to edit better. We know your skillful work will give our baking more enjoyment and delight. All comments or opinions are heartily welcomed to be put up on the talk page. Once again, thank you for joining!

Love you, dear, and God bless you. :) Bella tête-à-tête 12:07, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


I addressed all but one of your concerns. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 12:49, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Related pagesEdit

Hi, the word "related" is not a simple English word so on simplewiki we use "Other pages". Cheers :) fr33kman 13:58, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

"Relation" is on the Basic English ordered wordlist. Is "Related" more complicated than "Relation"? Albacore (talk) 14:05, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue 25Edit

Issue Twenty Five
15th November 2010


User Articles
This month sees the return of Simple News after several months of inactivity. The Did you know project is looking for more hooks and active participants.
Wikipedia turns 10, find out where the birthday events are taking place and join us in celebrating the birth of the world's best free collection of knowledge.
Administrator News

Arsenic bacteriumEdit

I've redirected GFAJ-1 to the new page Halomonadaceae. I had not known about your page, and Eptalon had asked me on my talk page to do something about the NASA discovery.

Anyway, the change is because 1. as per enWP title, and 2. My version is more substantial. I realise this may be annoying, but no offence was intended. Something had to be done quickly, because this will get into all the papers, and kids will look it up.

Let's leave it for this week, and look up the Science paper next week. Longer term, we can think about the title; I'm not really happy with either of ours! In principle, as long as we find the right redirects, kids will be able to find it.

Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:41, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Halophile DYKEdit

I think that the statement "...that halophiles give flamingos their red color?" is a good DYK hook. Just a thought, --Chemicalinterest (talk) 23:19, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Deaths in ....Edit

Hey Albacore. I noticed you were editing Deaths in 2010. I checked it out and it's in the wrong order, it should be in chronological order. If you could sort that out, it'd be fantastic. Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:04, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Like from January to December, rather than the other way around... iight. Albacore (talk · changes) 15:09, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
You're doing a great job! The Rambling Man (talk) 22:44, 1 January 2011 (UTC)


  The Working Man's Barnstar
For Albacore, for an amazing amount of work on Deaths in 2010, the entries are now arranged chronologically, there are citations for most of them. Excellent work Peterdownunder (talk) 01:23, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello, thereEdit

Hey, Albacore! :) I was wondering if you could comment on the article I proposed for GA, Knut (polar bear). I simplified it from en, thinking the article would really be better with some more reviews, and you seem to have done a great job reviewing the article Vitoria-Gasteiz. Anyway, let me know when you find time! ingly, Bella tête-à-tête 12:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it in a bit. Albacore (talk · changes) 21:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
Left a review. Albacore (talk · changes) 16:09, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Web citationsEdit

Thanks for taking care of the web citations there; when I'm not editing on my home computer without the citation add-on for Firefox, it's more difficult, so I try to take care of the full citations when I get home. Kansan (talk) 18:32, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Re emailEdit

Hi Albacore, I have not receieved an email from you. Could you resend it? --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:28, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Resent. Do you have it now? Albacore (talk · changes) 15:26, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
I got it - it went to the "junk" folder, which I did not check. Request completed. And if you send any more messages, I promise they won't go to the junk folder! --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:18, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for notes on references on Komodo dragonEdit

Hi Albacore,

You really got into the details on those references. I guess that is the next thing I have to learn around here. I'm not bad at APA reference style, but I'll have to learn to do things properly on Simple. You really helped to improve the article. Thanks! Gotanda (talk) 02:27, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar of DiligenceEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
I do appreciate your objection to Komodo Dragon moving to GA, but I hope it is OK. I notice that on that article and on many others you are really trying to keep the GA and VGA standards high. I'll make sure to learn from your comments for the next time I nominate an article. Your careful checking did really help. Many thanks, Gotanda (talk) 01:00, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Albacore (talk · changes) 02:15, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/AlbacoreEdit

I have created the nomination page. Please accept and transclude it in the main RfP page. :) Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:20, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Dust stormEdit

Hey, I made some small edits to your new article about dust storms. I made them in an attempt to simplfy the article, but if you don't like them, feel free to revert. Cheers. Mìthrandir 22:38, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

That's fine. Note, however, that small, used in context, is a weasel word and open to interpretation. Albacore (talk · changes) 22:49, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, no problem... Cheers. Mìthrandir 22:59, 23 February 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the category, I haven't really gotten into adding categories for all my articles, but I'll try to keep that in mind next time... I really appreciate any help... Cheers. Mìthrandir 14:03, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


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Reflist in Deaths in 2011Edit

Albacore, Thanks for catching my error. I just wanted to let you know I am not a total airhead. I stuck a temporary reflist in the March section to check and clean-up some citations. I forgot to remove it before I save my changes. When I looked and to save version, I saw the error. I tied to correct the error, but you beat me to it. BTW, are the Simple Wiki servers slow for everyone, or is it just me?--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 19:01, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Bobby FischerEdit

All of your suggestions on Talk:Bobby Fischer have been dealt with. Thank you very much for the good copyediting. Kansan (talk) 18:07, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Warkany syndromeEdit

That's the third time the article's been created as vandalism. Could you SALT it to at least autoconfirmed? Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 01:31, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Given that the syndrome exists (as 1 and 2) and we have an article on one of them I think either a disambig (with 1 red and 1 blue link) like EN does or just a redirect to Warkany syndrome 2 would be better. James (T C) 02:06, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Jean BalukasEdit

Hi, I've given the article a pretty thorough copy edit and simplification. I think it is now stronger, but there are now a bunch of red links. I'm getting to those as I can, but would you take another look? One other issue is that some of the quotations are quite long and not all that simple. I'm thinking of just paraphrasing them to avoid difficult vocabulary. Any thoughts? Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 03:01, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm trying to fix the refs as you indicated, but before I go any further, can you check the two I did so far? If they are now done correctly, I'll try to keep going. I just don't want to waste time "fixing" a bunch of them the wrong way so that they then need to be fixed again. Refs 38 and 39. Diff here. Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 02:03, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Looks good, though I would note to add a |publisher= for newspapers where appropriate. Albacore (talk · changes) 15:30, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
You offered a full copyedit upon request, this is said request. Unless, of course, you no longer feel it necessary, in which case could you comment again at WP:PAD with your updated feelings. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:13, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

OR claimsEdit

Just because something is unreferenced doesn't make it OR. Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 00:01, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

More PAD? Please give us a chance to catch upEdit

Hi Albacore,

I know that keeping the quality of articles up is important, but I just can't keep up with all of the recent PADs. It seems only a few editors are interested in try to keep them. At this rate, we won't have any GAs or VGAs left. Could I ask you to please hold off on any more PADs until we at least finish Jean Balukas? I've been slowly but surely filling in the red links, and it is almost there. Maybe one PAD at a time and then we can actually concentrate and fix them? The articles have been hanging around for a long time in this condition anyway. An extra week probably won't hurt too much.

Just a friendly request.

Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 08:31, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I'll propose one PAD at a time, so that both articles will have a better chance of being fixed. Albacore (talk · changes) 17:31, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Convert templateEdit

Hi Albacore, I was working through your comments on Saturn (planet) and have a question. You say not to overlink terms like km, but the convert template puts the links in automatically. Is there a way to turn that bit off? --Peterdownunder (talk) 14:56, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Ahh, turn the lk= off, clever, I always wondered what that did. --Peterdownunder (talk) 15:30, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Jean Balukas at WP:PADEdit

Hi there, just wanted to mention that I've (finally) got round to responding to the comments that were left regarding the closure at the Jean Balukas PAD - apologies for my delay! Just wanted to let you know in case you'd given up all hope - I've been really busy IRL, not ignoring them! Cheers, Goblin 10:04, 23 June 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Jersey!


I think BG's closing was inopportune, since three editors were working actively on it. We should do one of these things: a) revert the closing; b) re-propose as GA; c) propose as VGA. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:02, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I'd leave the closure alone, and, since the article easily passes GA criteria, I'd propose it as a VGA, where it shouldn't run into much difficulty. I agree the closure was inappropriate. Albacore (talk · changes) 17:52, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
As I've said elsewhere, there was no support for promotion. Now then, that's done and dusted, get on with it, renominate it for GA or VGA and make damned sure you get a bunch of interested people (which it looks like you have) to weigh in, deal with issues and support promotion. Easy. If you (or your comrades) don't like the way things work, make a community-wide stance and get a consensus to change things. This is, after all, a Wiki! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:41, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Saturn has now been renominated for a VGA, please support it. And thanks for the teamwork to get it done. --Peterdownunder (talk) 07:25, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Could you please look at Jean Balukas?Edit

I finally got through all the small details long after the PAD closed. I hope that Jean Balukas can get back to GA status. The wiki could always use more GAs and VGAs. Your feedback would be helpful as the person who nominated it for demotion. If you have time. Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 23:26, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Reviewed. Best, Casey, (Albacore (talk · changes)) 14:25, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token bbd8ef48972630497232ffaa928bfac8Edit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Quick deletion of Template:SinglesCatEdit

The page you wrote, Template:SinglesCat, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was deprecated or replaced by a newer template and are completely unused and not linked to. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Auntof6 (talk) 09:47, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


I left some issues on the talk page of the nominated article. Best, AJona1992 (talk) 20:45, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocking reasonsEdit

Pardon the pedantry... instead of "Pakistani POV vandal" just "Vandalism" The phrasing reads different from your intent. :) And we would like to know more about you... I will make a DYK article from scratch if your redlink userpage turns blue... I promise :) Jon@talk:~$ 19:53, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Ah, I believe you owe me a DYK. Albacore (talk · changes) 12:07, 18 September 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for deleting all those categories! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:51, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Welcome. Albacore (talk · changes) 12:07, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

GoblinBot4 gave me a false warningEdit

Hi, I edited the article on government (I added Minarchy to the list of governments), and GoblinBot4 gave me a warning for vandalism. What should I do? LIbertyInSpace (talk) 00:04, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Um... you didn't answer my question. LIbertyInSpace (talk) 02:15, 29 September 2011 (UTC)


  The Special Barnstar
Thanks for your work on John McDouall Stuart and helping it reach GA status. I was really pleased that you were able to do a lot of the edits after I was unable to continue. Many thanks, Peterdownunder (talk) 10:58, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Main Page/SandboxEdit

{{Helpme}} On Main Page/Sandbox can someone make it that the Other languages display at the bottom instead of off to the right? Thanks, Albacore (talk · changes) 22:17, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

They already are. I think the problem is on your end. -DJSasso (talk) 21:48, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Nevermind I see someone edited just before I posted here. -DJSasso (talk) 21:50, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Template:21 SinglesEdit

The page you wrote, Template:21 Singles, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was deprecated or replaced by a newer template and are completely unused and not linked to. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Auntof6 (talk) 23:16, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Re my signatureEdit

In response to this, Pmlineditor is right, that image was for that one edit. Second, the limit the software gives you for signatures in 255 characters, mine is 293. On my screen my sig is barely 3 lines, maybe you have a small screen? In short my signature in my opinion does not violate the length policy, but if you disagree feel free to ask around to see if others feel the same. In the meantime, I won't be changing it. Have a good day. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 14:24, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Also we do have a sig policy here. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 16:36, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Which is probably why he commented...yours is 4 lines long...way too long. Which is why we suggest signatures be kept under 255 characters. (not just for technical reasons) -DJSasso (talk) 16:39, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
The policy also allows you to go over a little, also it's only 3 on my screen. I've cut the fat on my sig and it's down to 278, only 13 over. The thing that pushes it over is the link to my contributions, which I use. So it's not gonna be able to get much smaller than that. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 16:59, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
This seems to be a case hair splitting. I see no real issue here, it's not like people moan at BG7 for his sig. fr33kman 22:22, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
BG's is actually a fair bit shorter than CRs. And many people do complain about his signature as well. -DJSasso (talk) 15:47, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Other people exist; just because they have a sig possibly against our policy doesn't justify yours. Albacore (talk · changes) 20:38, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
But see, that's the thing, my sig, doesn't violate policy. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 16:29, 28 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Albacore, come and join in this weekend's activity of trying to write a short biography. There is a choice of over 200 people to write about. See the details on Wikipedia:Simple talk#This weekend's editing challenge - come and help, Peterdownunder (talk) 03:04, 22 October 2011 (UTC)


Hello Albacore, I have left you're message at your en wiki talk page. Thanks --Mohamed Aden Ighe (talk) 00:31, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Teamwork Barnstar (another one)!Edit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
For Albacore, who took part in the big biography weekend in October 21-26, 2011. With help from 15 other editors, 48 new biography articles were created. Thanks for being part of the team. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:46, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

I started...Edit

I started, however, between my three edits I got distracted. I like shiny things. I shall have this done :) Best! Jon@talk:~$ 03:28, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Capital City WeekendEdit

Please take part in the Capital City Weekend challenge. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 20:35, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

  The Geography Barnstar
Thanks for taking part in the Capital City Weekend which greatly improved the quality of articles. Peterdownunder (talk) 09:48, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Iowa densityEdit

Where did you get your figures for this edit? The new density figures are different than at en:Iowa and I'm trying to figure out which are correct. Thanks! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 19:16, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Ned KellyEdit

Thanks for your review of the first section of Ned Kelly. It always amazes me how small things can get passed your notice when you have worked on an article for a long time. A fresh look by someone uninvolved is a great help. I have addressed your concerns on the talk page, please have another look and let me know. I would appreciate if you could look at the next section when you have time. --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:59, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll be busy until Thursday, if that's alright. Albacore (talk · changes) 01:34, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
  The Australia Barnstar of National Merit
Once again you have deserved a special barnstar. Your work on reviewing Ned Kelly and suggesting so many small improvements, and pointing out all the small things that had missed my attention were invaluable. Without this type of detailed review the SEWP could not keep up the high standard of our GA and VGA articles. I was going to give you the copyeditor's barnstar, but seeing that Ned is such an important icon in Australia, I think you deserve the Australian Barnstar. Well done, and thankyou Peterdownunder (talk) 21:07, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Albacore (talk · changes) 04:22, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
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