User talk:Goblin

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Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Cheers! --maveric149

Java[edit]

Hi. Please disambiguate "Java" on your user page. For example, Java. Thanks. RedWolf 22:16, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)

The Müller-Fokker Effect[edit]

  • You said the title was a parody of motherfucker. I've actually read this in a news article, so I'm not questioning you, but it doesn't actually look very much as though it's supposed to be 'motherfucker'. Maybe I'm pronouncing 'Müller' wrong. -Litefantastic 20:33, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • I don't know if you've read the book, but it's full of puns of the kind. It's not supposed to sound exactly like "motherfucker", just hint at the word. --Goblin 18:16, Nov 18, 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Template:Fictional Setting[edit]

Hi, I noticed you slapped this template on to a few Forgotten Realms articles in November, but recently removed it from at least one article (Lady of Pain). I personally think this template is useless and should be deleted. Please feel free to offer your thoughts in Template talk:Fictional Setting Taco Deposit | Talk-o to Taco 01:51, Feb 21, 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought it'd be interesting to have it when I first saw it, but then came to the same conclusion as you. It's useless and only adds clutter. --Goblin talk 01:55, Feb 21, 2005 (UTC)

Template:Prime Minister of Portugal[edit]

Hi, I see that you made this template a long while ago. I am going to migrate all pages using it over to the more versatile Template:Succession box which was made to allow for multiple posts in the same box. I just wanted to inform you of my intentions. gren 05:29, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Gormenghast[edit]

I've been working on the Gormenghast article, and some related articles. I saw on your user page that its on your 'To Do' list, maybe you'd like to have a look? It's still nowhere near finished (is anything?), so please improve what I've done. Uberisaac 10:54, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been way too busy lately, but I'll have a look. --Goblin talk 14:08, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Rosicrucian article[edit]

Dear user Goblin, as I have seen editions of yours at the article Rosicrucian, I come to request your support to this article that I have just purposed for nomination at Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates#Rosicrucian. May you may give a look into it? And, if you consider it acceptable, then may you support it? Thank you! :) --GalaazV 02:49, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Portal de Portugal[edit]

Já abriu o Portal de Portugal na Wikipedia! Junta-te a nós para trabalharmos em prol de artigos, listas e imagens relacionadas com Portugal. No portal, encontrarás um artigo geral, um artigo biográfico, um artigo geográfico e uma imagem todas as semanas em destaque. Para além disso estão apresentadas também secções de Notícias, Curiosidades, Listas, Citações, Opentasks, informação sobre artigos recentes, etc. Futuramente teremos um WikiProject para geografia de Portugal (de modo a estandardizar todos os artigos relativos às localidades e divisões administrativas portuguesas), história de Portugal, biografias, e possivelmente desporto. Também temos em vista a criação de uma Colaboração Semanal para artigos sobre Portugal. Por isto, e tudo mais, pedimos-te que venhas ajudar-nos. Estamos também à procura de colaboradores, por isso, se estiveres interessado, é só pedires que já estás no grupo de manutenção do portal. Saudações! Gameiro 19:41, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The Modern Word[edit]

Heads up - about to get deleted. Tyrenius 22:58, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:City-of-saints-and-madmen-2nd-ed-dustjacket.jpg[edit]

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Non-free use disputed for Image:StefanGrabinski.jpg[edit]

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Non-free use disputed for Image:StefanGrabinski.jpg[edit]

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interested in the Portuguese-speaking world[edit]

Hi. I'm Beth, known on Wikipedia as Learnportuguese. I am very interested in the Portuguese language and the Portuguese-speaking world. The whole concept of saudade is fascinating. If you want, chek out my user page and talk page and put a watch on both. I have very interesting discussions there. You are very welcome to contribute. :-) learnportuguese (talk) 15:53, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


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Copyright Violation on Barrington J. Bayley[edit]

Copyright problems[edit]

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Linguistics[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Monsieur zenith the albino.gif[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Proposed deletion of Shar (Forgotten Realms)[edit]

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Nomination of Lady of Pain for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Rhys Hughes for deletion[edit]

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