Welcome to my talk page! Feel free to post below the archives below. --HappyCamper 08:15, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Template:RD header new has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Mhiji 22:37, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi camper.r u a friend of fir0002?i m asking cause i saw ur name in his archives.Now,i saw the images uploaded by him they are awesome man i dont know why hes gone retired i was going 2 appreciate his work by talking means sending messege 2 him but what the h***.He is now retired and not now 2 yrs ago and on the same day 31 august.I have passed only 4 months here.so do u know why he walk out of wiki?reply pls?.TK..Adi21124 (talk2me —Preceding undated comment added 12:26, 30 June 2011 (UTC).
You're still here... me too
Pleased to see your post just under mine at RD/M. Reminded me of the "old" days when some critters around your campsite were making you an un-happy camper. Regards, hydnjo (talk) 23:17, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
- Oh yes, I remember that...my manual archival of the reference desks! :P --HappyCamper 03:46, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I've been away from Wikipedia for a long time, but I'm easing back in by drifting through my talk page archives. I saw your name on a comment and dropped by. It's great to see that you're still active here. Cheers! Joyous! | Talk 01:12, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Recently I created a template for quantum operators in all generality. It has been pointed out to me that the quantum optics template has been in existence for a long time, and according to the history you are the author of the template. It makes sense to merge the quantum optics template with the more general one. What do you think? =) -- F = q(E + v × B) 17:21, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for your permission - replied at my talk page. =) -- F = q(E + v × B) 11:16, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.
So a few things about the interviews:
- Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
- Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
- All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
- All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
- The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.
Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.
If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will be more than happy to speak with you.
Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.
Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted
I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.
We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!
I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.
Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.
Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page, here or at mediawiki.org. Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator 20:16, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
User script list deprecation
Wikipedia's list of user scripts is in bad shape, in that it is disorganized and contains many non-working, unmaintained, or thoroughly obsolete entries. Cleanup has been on the to-do list since 2007, but little progress has been made. Instead, the whole list is now set to be deprecated on 1 May 2012, to be replaced with a new list. This draft list has been up for about a month, and in that time I've been soliciting script users and authors to come add scripts they know to be working and relevant.
If you know of scripts that you would like to survive this deprecation (and are confirmed working and relevant), you're welcome to add them to the new list. Note that the old list will be retained and linked from the main list, so there is no real deadline. Thanks for your help. Equazcion (talk) 00:56, 22 Apr 2012 (UTC)
Can you maybe help out with these articles...
They were created by a university class as part of their final grade/project, some of us were thinking the articles could maybe have a home at Wikiversity, but I need some guidance here. Can they be moved to Wikiversity, are they good enough, etc. (I understand the articles are now starting to be PROD'ed on WP, probably as 'subjects failing notability'.) Please see discussion on User talk:Dennis Brown at Curious about some new articles. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 17:34, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
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Deletion of Jewdriver article on 1 November 2005
It seems that you deleted a page over a decade ago on a relatively popular band known as Jewdriver. The article has remained for many years on Wikipedia Germany and continues to receive regular 'hits'. Please do adequate research on articles before you and others vote for a removal from Wikipedia.
Ad --Advercius 03:21, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
What are these two solids called? -- Answer to your WP:RDMA question.
Hey HappyCamper! Eleven years ago you posted a question on the Mathematics Reference Desk, asking for the name of two solids. Six weeks ago the French creator of those images added some information onto your question's archive page at: WP:Reference desk archive/Mathematics/June 2006#What are these two solids called?. Cheers! -- ToE 01:42, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
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your assistance please...
You deleted Image:Alaska canada border dispute 5.png. Your deletion log entry says "per Jimbo's new speedying of images policy. plus, uploader says image contains incorrect information..."
Move discussion at Talk:Standard cross-cultural sample
Hello HappyCamper, I recently started a discussion to move "Standard cross-cultural sample" to "Standard Cross-Cultural Sample." I have since looked back into the page's history and found that you originally moved it to its current name from the name I am suggesting, with your move citing WP:MOS. I do not think the style manual supports this current name and would instead support the one I am suggesting; you can read my reasoning at the discussion linked above. I wanted to make sure you were aware of the discussion so that you might contribute, if you do not find my explanation satisfactory. --Pinchme123 (talk) 03:50, 29 April 2020 (UTC)