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Hi, welcome to wikipedia. In the sandbox, you just put an image in. Great, I practice with images in the sandbox too, but it is a good idea to remove them immediately after you see the test's worked, or the page takes ages and ages to load. This could put off potential editors. So please remove pix after practicing in the sandbox. Thanks,--Honeycake17:50, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

...Indeed... I meant it to be a thumbnail. --Theodore Kloba 18:12, Nov 24, 2004 (UTC)
P.S.: Did you notice the time difference between my image experiment and your talk comment above? I think it was a matter of Seconds. When Sandbox Policeman becomes a paying position, you'll have it made.

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Thanks for the new talk page template! Kdau 20:14, 2004 Dec 22 (UTC)

Me too! - Omegatron 20:19, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)

Me three!! --Bart133 18:28, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The new talk template: "click here" is not the best choice of words; more commentsEdit

First of all, thanks for the bottompostusertalk template. As for the new template, I'd like to say that "click here" is frowned upon by the W3C as it implies particular browser user agent technologies. It can in particular be offensive (and also irrelevant) to those who read it in Braille or via a text-to-speech. In the context of a printed page (Wikireader) "click here" is also meaningless; now within a talk page this is not a issue, but for people with sight problems/disabilities this is an unnecessarily hurting text; I suggest to find a better wording. E.g., "follow this link", or just anchor the words "start the new topic", maybe just the "start", maybe add an exclamation sign...

Also, perhaps a reminder to use the automatic signature means would also be a good idea if you think of what else can be put in.

Kind regards, BACbKA 21:12, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, BACbKA. I didn't realize that click here is deprecated; in fact it's part of the {{sandbox}} template, so I figured it was OK. I'll tinker with the template a bit, but feel free to improve it as you see fit. --Theodore Kloba 22:03, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)
The new one is much better! Thank you, I have switched to it. BACbKA 09:48, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Template:bottompostusertalkEdit

Thanks for the update on your new template. I must say I like the wording of the old one, as getting new users to post at the bottom of the talk page with headers is still a concern. --Viriditas | Talk 00:20, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

If they click on the new topic link, they will automatically create a headline at the bottom of the page. --Theodore Kloba 16:11, Dec 23, 2004 (UTC)
D'oh. :) --Viriditas | Talk 22:07, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sets of free reedsEdit

I agree about 'sets of free reeds' being awkward. That aspect of the H-S system bothers me, but I had decided to go with it just to be more standard. But if it bothers other people too, it makes sense to me to bend the classifications a bit. I'll add them to 'Free reed aerophones'.

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StelmužėEdit

Hi Theodore - the article Stelmužė cites 2,000 years as the age for the tree, but the external link listed there says:

"Jo aukštis tik 23 metrai, o į šakas ąžuolas įrašė per 1500 savo metų, istorijos puslapius ir šios žemės gyventojų likimus."

I can't read Lithuanian, but the figure of '1500' suggests to me it is reported there as 1500 years. Can you clarify what appears to be a discrepancy? - Thanks, MPF 1 July 2005 16:22 (UTC)

Thanks for the details; I think for the article it would be better to use the more conservative estimate, rather than the maximum guess. As a general rule, old trees are rarely as old as people like to claim them to be! - MPF 1 July 2005 17:10 (UTC)

Electrical WiringEdit

I don't think it's correct to say that "National codes, such as the NEC or CSA C22.2, may be considered to be implementations of the objectives of IEC 60364." I think NEC predates IEC. --Theodore Kloba 14:23, July 21, 2005 (UTC)

You're right, of course, I'll have to rephrase that. I meant to say that the NEC was an example of a national standard that meets the common objectives contained in IEC60364. --Wtshymanski 17:21, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

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I am intending to remove the Polish and German names for Taurage again. Please take the time to understand my rationale for doing so. First, it is not to create dissention or cause edit wars. Secondly, there is a Polish article, and a German article linked to Taurage, therefore if someone needs to know what the names of the city are in those languages, they are easily obtainable. I have been in contact with some Polish editors and have reached a small compromise, in that those cities that were in Poland between 1918-1939, can and should have the different names in the lead of the article. If there is a "significant basis" to include the non-Lithuanian name in the article itself, it can and should be added. I will wait for your response before I make the change. Thank you. Dr. Dan 20:55, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

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electrical wiring and phone wiringEdit

I just have some questions if anyone might be able to answer them:

Is it possible for someone to hook up to another persons phone and electrial wiring if they live next door? Is there a way they can tap into your phone line and electricity w/out even knowing it? If so what are some of the methods of finding out how they are doing it, and how to go about prooving it to the local phone and or electric company. I would appreciate any help that you could provide. Thanks again 15:57, 2 September 2006 (UTC)~Tulok02

Lithuanian grammarEdit

I've added a new answer to Talk:Lithuanian_grammar#Adjective morphology, sequence of suffixes?; the answer seems to be more detailed than by the previous user. Linas Lituanus 14:30, 14 October 2006 (UTC)


DiminutivesEdit

Theodore, I am sorry that my action distressed you. My reasoning was that because nothing is ever lost (everyone can just look at history), it was probably better to just delete all the examples. I think articles should inform and giving a plethora of examples of diminitives seems redundant and could take an enormous amount of room...how many languages are there in the world? Giving examples in many languages is not informing readers IMHO. I did not intend to demean the work that was done in listing so many examples, but improve the article and WIKI. Again, nothing personal was intended. Cheers. Storm Rider (talk) 16:55, 6 November 2006 (UTC) Moved from user page

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Pothead - Good Job!Edit

Theodore, just took a look at your stub article on potheads (as electrical components) and I think you did a great job. I hadn't gotten around to putting something together and wasn't planning to anytime soon, in part because I wanted to get help with the definition. I think you knocked this one out of the park and I can't add or change anything to make it better than what you have. Thanks for taking care of this...at least I can mark one item off my list!--CheMechanical (talk) 22:42, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Peckerhead Stub?Edit

Theodore, since you're an EE, you might want to tackle creating a stub for peckerhead (motor wiring termination box) which was also listed on my to-do page. This article would be easier than pothead for me, but as an EE you'll probably do a better job. I might be able to scare up (or take some photos) if you don't have any; just let me know. Good luck!--CheMechanical (talk) 23:49, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

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Greetings Theodore, I've been making a few small upgrades at Kantele again, and asked the folks on the Kantele YahooGroup for some help in getting enough material to split of Kannel to have a specifically Estonian-music article for that variant. I noticed that Kanklės doesn't have any sourcing at all; do you happen to have access to any materials so we can better footnote that article? Thanks for any help! MatthewVanitas (talk) 17:16, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

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I have spent some time but uneffectively looking for "oy" explanation even when I was aware what this means, so thank you very much for useful wikization of this in Jolla article! Thank you! :) Ocexyz (talk) 21:40, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

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No. I don't think so. Theodore Kloba (talk) 15:01, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

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