User talk:BoArthur/Archive 1

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All right, you are now sysop and bureaucrat as well. :) —Muke Tever | 14:50, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)

Long Live the Bureaucracy! :) Most of what I'm doing today may end up being temporrary, but I'm tired of worrying about losing information from Joe's Wiki, and since he hasn't responded for over a month, I don't know how long we can wait on him. Thanks!

BoArthur 14:51, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)


You should be able to upload a better-sized Wiki.png now. The default stylesheet expects a 135 x 155 image. (I'm still looking to see about making MediaWiki:Monobook.css work anyway, though.) —Muke Tever | 21:48, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)

I'll do one to that size tomorrow hopefully. BoArthur 21:49, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)

Hang on! Is this about the zeppelin picture? No, this is not precisely what I meant. What I actually had in mind was this: . It's related to the stamp, but with the text "Ill Bethisad" instead. BTW, I don't really see the need of making it black-and-white. Cheers, IJzeren Jan 02:55, 7 Feb 2005 (PST).

looks good to me, let's have Muke use it! BoArthur 07:32, 7 Feb 2005 (PST)


Hey Dan, I promised you something about categories. Well then, I can see that you are used to the English wikipedia, while I am used to its Dutch counterpart. There is a different approach to categories between these two. One piece of policy of the Dutch wiki (which frankly I heartily agree with) is that we want to avoid too many categories under one entry. Here is some food for thought:

  • Let's limit ourselves to the most important. Onute Staniszkiene is a writer, a scientist, a TV personality, an RTC citizen, a woman, married, half Vened/half Lithuanian, she was born in 1946 or thereabouts, her shoe size is 39, I suppose, and she likes brandy. Obviously, we don't want separate categories for all that. All that is relevant in her case is, IMO, scientist and RTC citizen; the rest is of secondary importance.
  • Once we have a fair amount of scientists from the RTC, we can make a separate category: Category:Scientist from the RTC. This becomes a subcategory of both Category:Scientist and Category:RTC. Once this category has been created, we remove it from the two others.
  • In general, let's try to avoid an article belonging to a category and a subcategory of it at the same time. In my opinion, neither Veneda nor Republic of the Two Crowns belong under Category:Europe. Instead, they should both be part of the Category:RTC, which in turn is a subcategory of Category:Europe.
  • Category names: shouldn't we create some standards? Like: singular or plural, and, capitals or not? As for the former, I think we both have been using singular (which is indeed what I prefer). As for the capitals, I don't know yet. But Category:Russian republic and Category:Russian Republic are different from each other.

Great work you're doing, by the way.

Cheers, IJzeren Jan 23:38, 7 Feb 2005 (PST).

I agree that too many can be confusing. Part of my goal with the nations at least was to make all the articles readily visible. I just wanted to get them all categorized initially and we can then go from that point and re-arrange.

I figure that since so much of our wiki overlaps we'd want to do an initial categorization and then re-organize. Suggestions on the categories to compile/shrink? BoArthur 07:41, 8 Feb 2005 (PST)

Untransferred pages

I'll answer to your question above tomorrow. Now, I have one question: I did a compare between the list of articles from the old and the new wiki. Two articles you didn't copy are Mormon Fundamentalists and Doctrine and Covenants. Should I transfer those too, or did you have a particular reason for omitting them? Cheers, IJzeren Jan 09:35, 8 Feb 2005 (PST).

I don't think there was an actual articl for the D&C, but...I'll look...Probably just oversight. I'll transfer them. BoArthur


Thanks for fixing my French, Marc. Between German and Swedish every language I speak is going to pot right now. :) BoArthur

If it make you feel better, those I corrected were not flaws in logic or anything like that. They were mostly the sort that you detect by using it constantly (wrong gender, odd construction, etc...) (Marc)

Normally I would've caught that...obviously I didn't this time. Time to return au pays.BoArthur


Hey Dan! I just finished a new template Template:Wip and only then I noticed that you had already created a similar thing, Template:Workinprogress. The text is identical, but mine looks better! :))) (seriously, I've made the creation of templates sort of my own private project, and I'd like to keep one layout). I hope you don't mind if I copy my version into yours, and from now on let the two coexist and be identical.
Small request: if you create a new template, please add it to Templates for user messages.
Cheers, IJzeren Jan 07:23, 13 Feb 2005 (PST)

Show off.  :) Seriously, though, I'm fine to let yours stand. I just threw it together last night as I was hurriedly throwing some stuff together so I didn't forget that I was going to work on it, and I just threw the template in. Yours does look grand. :) BoArthur 13:06, 13 Feb 2005 (PST)


What sort of GW1 info do you need from me?

Hey, Ferko! I need to know what kicked it off...and if you could review anything and everything that I put in on GW1 to make sure that it fits with QSS, that'd be much appreciated. :) BoArthur 08:32, 8 Mar 2005 (PST)

Details on Diocletian

(Copied from the Conculture list)

I just discovered that bit in Roman History about Diocletian Dalmaticus and his plans with the Alemanni, no doubt designed to give rise to Jelbätz. Since here's Alsatian is also Alemannic, that seems like a very convenient solution to the early history of Jervaine as well. When did D.D. reign? Did his Germania Superior include the area of Jervaine at that time? Could the rule of Germania Superior have been split in two (Helvetia, Jervaine) shortly after, e.g. because a Praetorian Prefect had two sons to pass the land on to?

Remember, I'm a history dud, and I'm happy about all the sensible-sounding text I can copy/paste from others. :)) The Jervan 08:46, 13 May 2005 (PDT)

Sounds great to me! Go ahead and add that in. The whole of the Roman History proposal I made needs to be reworked because I didn't allow anything for the Eastern Romance languages.