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Thank you for your barnstar. I appreciate it. I figured it would be something that people always just mass create from databases (species, small stars, random villages). I think a lot of the people's guesses were just joke guesses "Canada (51st US State)" lol. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 19:47, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for the table. I think a better title would be "Numbers of microcephaly cases" rather than just stating it in the footnote. Looks too much might it might be numbers of Zika fever cases. juanTamad (talk) 09:37, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Isn't it though? The references say the numbers are for lab-confirmed cases. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 22:54, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

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Is it Bus station or bus station at Dwaraka bus station. Can see Vijayawada Junction railway station.

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It seemed like an abbreviated form of "Dwaraka Bus Station Complex", which seems like a building. I have no clue though. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 05:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
It is bus station of Visakhapatnam city.--Vin09(talk) 05:15, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

template


FYI.... In the ~300 redirects you created, you don't need to add the word "template" It's not {{Template:R from Unicode}}, it's just {{R from Unicode}} Bgwhite (talk) 07:10, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Crap. I did the edits while at work and wasn't paying attention. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 18:36, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

R. padi


Sorry, removed the pic again! That image was definitely not R padi. Looked more like the cabbage aphid (B. brassicae) I think! Not sure where you are looking for the images but if you want to give me a shout when you find some more I am happy to let you know whether they arr R. padi or not! Phil Northing (talk) 20:51, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

That's quite alright. I'm not doubting your qualifications. This page: commons:File:Rhopalosiphum.padi.-.lindsey.jpg said that it was Rhopalosiphum padi. And that image comes from this page, which again ids it as R. padi. Either way, I'd imagine it isn't a very representative picture. I'll remove it from the other language wikipedias as well as the wikidata entry. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 20:58, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Ha. And indeed the website gives a nice warning on accuracy. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 20:59, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Just looked at this in a bit more detail and it is possible that the picture from Lindsey is R. padi. The link here: http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Rhopalosiphum_aphids.htm#Rhopalosiphum_padi shows that on their primary host (Prunus padus) they are covered in the mealy wax that makes them look like the cabbage aphid. On grasses where they are more commonly found they don't have the waxy covering. Phil Northing (talk) 12:30, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
@Phil Northing: Would File:Rhopalosiphum padi.jpg be an accurate image? Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 21:06, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

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Will you please stay in touch with me if you make any progress clarifying policy on photographs of copyrighted 3D works? You asked about this on Commons. It comes up enough. I am interested in making paths and precedents for photos of sculptures to be released with free licensing. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:44, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I emailed CreativeCommons seeing if they would be interested in creating licenses for such cases. I got an "official" response from Sarah of their legal team. She pretty much said they aren't interested in such a narrow license and their existing licenses are already complicated enough as they are. It's a bit disappointing, I really thought they were the ones to do it because of how much this relates to digital copyright. Oh well. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 19:57, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Brightgalrs The Wikipedia community discusses copyright much more than the Creative Commons community, and besides that, there are more practical cases to consider here. I am not surprised that their legal team said no. Creative Commons is actually a small organization. They operate on a few million dollars per year and plan far ahead about the projects they would take. Their resources get committed quickly.
It's not a legal answer, but I live in New York and there are some art museums here which are friendly to Wikipedia. Some of these museums own the copyrights to some of their sculptures, which is sort of unusual because most museums do not negotiate for copyright along with the sculptures they purchase. Beyond this, some museums have agreed to release photos of some of these sculptures and also some architectural projects.
I do not know quite what to request, but somehow, I would like to request them to release a photo in some way that sets a precedent for expected behavior in releasing copyright for sculptures. Probably the end situation that they would want is a release of particular photos that they provide, which do not make the sculpture itself free, and do not permit other people to take free photos, but make the photos that they provide free 2D representations of a non-free 3D work.
One of the use cases of this would be a path for various artists to release promotional photos of public art in the US. As it happens, there are many artists whose work is displayed at parks in the United States, and who would release photos of their work, but who do not want to apply a free license to their sculpture or let anyone make free photographs beyond the ones they would provide. I wish that the licensing scheme could be described as a precedent for these sorts of releases.
If you have interest in writing this out somehow and providing your own examples or cases of using a scheme, then I might be able to back up the policy with other media donations from a museum here. If a museum releases pictures, then it would get reviewed by their lawyer. That is not the same as a CC lawyer, but it means something, and is a model that could be copied. I would talk more either on wiki or by email, or by phone or video following email if you liked. I do not think this is an easy situation but it is interesting and I do not think Wikipedia currently hosts CC content which manages this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:11, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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Cluysenaar family


Hey Brightgalrs , thanks a lot for your help, can you please update the tree? I put some more info in the text. Thank you very much! --Carolus (talk) 12:44, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

@Carolus: Done No problem. Let me know if I made any mistakes. I'm not sure who to put as the mother of Gustave, Adèle, and Alfred. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 13:24, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Looks fine, if i have any update, i will let u know, marvelous. --Carolus (talk) 13:37, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Can you make a little extra update of the Saintenoy Branche? Could you add Jacques Saintenoy, son of Paul Pierre Jean Saintenoy, architect married to Louise Ponselet? Should we make this a Template? Thank you very much! --Carolus (talk) 06:43, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Can do. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 07:33, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
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Hi, It is me again, I hope i can ask you some advise, lately i made some new family genealogies on this wiki, but i do not know if it might be usefull to change the visual aspect like we have done with Cluysenaar. Can i hav your opninion on Goubau family, Rubens family, Schetz and Rockox family? Thank you very much for your time. --Carolus (talk) 19:07, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

@Carolus: Yeah I'll work on them. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 20:28, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
 Done Goubau family is done. I'll finish up the others through the week when I have time.
Excellent, thank you very much, i will do some minor lay out changes, thanks :)--Carolus (talk) 21:40, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
@Carolus: Done Rockox family is done. Rubens and Schetz will probably need to be trimmed, any idea who can be cut? Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 06:59, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Well to be honest, the Rubens family is quiet important, and so is Schetz, the last one we can give some cuts, i will let you know, ok? Thanks, --Carolus (talk) 09:11, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps better to wait with Rubens, there is some discussion going on, in the same time i created House of Glymes, you think you can give this one a tree? --Carolus (talk) 05:07, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
@Carolus: Yep, that one looks doable.Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 08:58, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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Hello, me again, can i please ask som assitence?See Template:Catholic Abbot


do you know how to add the query Abbey= and Order= in this template? thanks, regards. --Carolus (talk) 12:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

@Carolus: Hmmm. Those types of templates are usually used just for showing the styles and coat of arms. Maybe try Template:Infobox clergy instead, which has ordained= and offices_held=. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 21:48, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Wel it is for secular clergy not for regular clergy, so i cannot use Abbey= and Order= ??--Carolus (talk) 10:46, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
I am trying it on Notker Wolf, the famous abbot primate, but, hmmm, this can become better, can we add the succeeding abbot? What you think? regards. --Carolus (talk) 11:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Carolus: Updated it's now at Template:Infobox Catholic abbot. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 11:45, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Excellent work, if you have any suggestions please let me know. thank you very much! Regards--Carolus (talk) 11:58, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

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Yeah I could do a little more work. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 22:44, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

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The quote in question is not a fake quote, it is a genuine quotation from an academic source. I edited it by removing words and replacing with ellipses in standard academic practice, while still preserving the author's intended meaning. However, in doing so I had created a new direct quotation which had never been published on the internet before, so I found it quite fun to be able to trace its new life on the internet.

Rest assured that I take the integrity of Wikipedia very seriously, and would never allow factually incorrect material to remain on a page.

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Spanish flu vs. 1918 flu


Hi Brightgalrs,

I believe you put forward the motion to move "1918 influenza pandemic" to "Spanish flu". While I genuinely appreciate the drive to make Wikipedia accessible, I believe this particular case deserves reconsideration. I have made points in this regard in the talk page of "Spanish flu" on Wikipedia.

To sum up very briefly, firstly, the PubMed data used in the vote was incorrect: 1918 influenza is more common. Secondly, while "Spanish flu" is of course more common in both general and Google Book searches, the alternatives are not uncommon (General: ~700,000 for "Spanish flu" to ~400,000 for the addition of "1918 flu" and "1918 influenza"; similar ratio for Books). Finally, "Spanish flu" is considered, at the very least, very unfortunate in key Spanish, medical, and divulgation sources. These are at pains to emphasize that "Spanish flu" is a misnomer and actively avoid or encourage avoiding such uses (CDC, WHO and The Conversation).

I fully understand and respect that at first blush "Spanish flu" may have seemed like a good candidate for change based on WP:COMMONNAME. However, there are significant reasons to avoid this name as noted above and in the relevant talk page. Furthermore, examples often used as part of WP:COMMONNAME do not seem to compare easily to this case, which may also explain the problems in applying it.

I would like to request a move review; but I would also like to hear your thoughts.

Thank you very much for your time and for your impressive contribution to this great project! MiG-25 (talk) 06:48, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

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Uploaded more than 7 years ago (before I grew into the great Wikipedian I am now). I don't remember where I got it. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 16:33, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

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I am getting tired of having to remove erroneous and inferior images being dumped into articles in other projects. Wikidata obviously has serious quality problems. Today's instance was for w:Samson fish where you, using AWB, inserted an image that had been previously removed as erroneous. There was abundant note of the original error on the talk page. I am thinking that we should prevent such automated and semi-automated insertions at English Wiktionary. DCDuring (talk) 20:00, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

@DCDuring:....that was three years ago. If I remember correctly I compiled a list based on this, a list of articles that have no image on the English Wikipedia, but their associated Wikidata item has one. Recently (within the two years or so) I've come to the realization that something looks cross-project for images to fill out the wikidata image slot. This leads to a problem where a bad image will be removed from a English Wikipedia article, and from the Wikidata entry, but not from any other Wikipedias like the German or French ones. Then that something will take the bad image from the German Wikipedia, and repopulate the Wikidata entry, and it's back to where we started, especially if someone like me comes around and places the image back into the English Wikipedia.
Basically the problem is with this "incomplete" bad-image removal. The bad image needs to be completely removed from every single project or else everything will just be repopulated with bots (or by humans in my case). I'm not sure I agree with completely banning automated or semiautomated stuff that does this (re)population thing. Not everyone putting an image into an article will think of the other projects, so having some mechanism to spread around good images is a good thing. A good suggestion would be to figure out what that something is and have it look cross-project to know if an image is "bad" or not (like if it was recently removed from English Wikipedia and Wikidata, remove it from all Wikipedias). Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 20:50, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
The (semi-)automated insertion of images on Wiktionary also disrupts the process of selecting good images for the specific purposes that we have them, often to demonstrate why an entry has a given name. I am sure this problem is not unique to English Wiktionary. It will cause serious resistance to the thoughtless insertion of insufficiently cleaned content from WikiData. Unfortunately thoughtless insertion seems to be the prevailing kind. Wikidata contributors seem to believe in the inherent superiority of their approach, apart from 'minor', 'rare' defects. I don't. Perhaps if technical talent was devoted to locating all the reversions of such content, Wikidata could be sufficiently improved to make us happy to see it used on the projects we labor on. DCDuring (talk) 21:08, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
I guess. Either way, I'll completely remove all inappropriate instances File:Coryphaenea hippurus.gif from all projects. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 21:11, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

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There is a problem with this map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EU2004-2013.svg It looks like there are two small countries inside Sweden, but there are no such countries. It looks like those blobs correspond to two large lakes: Vänern and Vättern. You are listed as the creator so maybe you know how to fix that. --85.230.182.21 (talk) 01:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

There's the same thing in the Netherlands I believe. --85.230.182.21 (talk) 01:19, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Fixed. It might take a few minutes for the cache to update and the image to be updated. I'm not quite sure what was going on there, maybe something with the old version of svg masks. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 02:02, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

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Eric Rosen (chess player)


Hi Brightgalrs, being neither a native speaker nor a very frequent visitor at en:, I was quite surprised to see, that the article Eric Rosen (chess player) was deleted. Maybe, I'm not familar enough with the ruleset of this chapter, but you seem to be quite experienced on en: and so I would claim for de:, where I'm active since 2004 and an admin since 2005. So, let's be serious and assume good faith.
Anyway, your deletion request and the following discussion took me on the wrong leg, I simply don't get it. There is Category:Chess International Masters with 542 articles and you are claiming, these people are all not notable, or at least get their notability from other sources. That's ridicolous. In de: the notability guidelines explicitely include IM titled chess players. I started from there and later provided a translation for en:, which doesn't seem to find acceptance here. Also there is claimed a lack of reliable sources. "Something like an interview would establish it right away,..." - did you listen to this and that (with transcription) interview? Or do you mean by interview only NYT or the like? Regarding tournaments, there is the World U-18 Championship, isn't that part of the World Chess Championship?
Please help me, to sort this mess out, and in best case guide me the shortest way to recovery. Thanks. --Schwalbe (talk) 20:53, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

You're perfectly understandable. Take a look through those ~550 articles, most of them have something else going for them, in addition to them being an IM. William Fairhurst was a bridge designer, Eleazar Jiménez won the Cuban championships many times, etc. I suppose the idea with Rosen is that he is one of the more popular chess streamers, but we need a source that describes him that way. I might have overlooked that podcast, feel free to recreate the article if you've think it's a reliable source with significantly coverage. There's no rules against that. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 22:10, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
Interesting, in de: an articled deleted due to lack of notability will be speedy deleted if re-published (and potentially the author blocked). Isn't that any similar on en:? I was rather seeking for some sort of process to restore the article and improve it afterwards. You guessed right, I came across this specific player because of his streaming activities and began to collect sources. Naturally, in this context typical sources will be online sources. The good news is: they are easier to verify. The bad news: it gets even fuzzier to evaluate notability than with a fact such an IM title. So again, what kind of sources are we searching for? Is it the podcast just talking about a freelancer and streamers carrier, is it the Twitch statistics? What is it? I still don't know, what's the missing ingredient to jump over the hurdle. --Schwalbe (talk) 21:26, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
No you can recreate an article, EN Wikipedia's WP:G4 says "It excludes pages that are not substantially identical to the deleted version, pages to which the reason for the deletion no longer applies". I suspect that even the DE Wikipedia has wording similar to that, but you're the expert on that. As for restoring the article, your best bet would be to do a Wikipedia:Deletion review.
Listening to Rosen's introduction in that podcast, the host describes Rosen's channel as having "exploded" - I wouldn't say that particular soundbit is enough, but it's stuff similar to that that establishes his notability.
Twitch statistics could be something, but saying Rosen has 21k followers doesn't mean anything by itself. For a streamer, that's very few, but for a chess streamer, it's unclear if that's a lot. You need a reference that will comment on that number, saying it's a lot for a chess streamer, a lot for an IM chess streamer, etc.
As for the Perpetual Chess Podcast, is it a reliable source, good enough to establish Rosen's notability? I don't know. But it appears to be self-published, which is a strike against it. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 01:30, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

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Sure thing. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 14:01, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
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List of bilateral relations


Hello, I came across your User:Brightgalrs/List of bilateral relations page a couple of days ago. I was wondering how much research have you done on countries and their bilateral relations, especially with ones where a page hasn't been created yet? I would like to try to create the non-existent pages. Maybe something we can work on together. Maybe you've tried to start, but I guess the workload was extreme. But overall, I'm impressed with the amount of time you took to create the chart. Probably the best use of editing time I've seen on Wikipedia. --WikiCleanerMan (talk) 02:42, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi. I made that page mostly for visualization. As I've noted "Most of these should probably never be created", and Wikipedia:WikiProject International relations would probably agree :p. As for making the page, I used Excel and some regular expressions to set everything up. Took a few hours. Of course the "real" work is on Wikimedia's end with the blue/red link distinction. I would've liked to format the red links differently (making them less prominent, but custom CSS isn't allowed on User pages). Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 11:01, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Nonetheless your subpages will be quite useful when I'm able to create a number of these bilateral relations articles. --WikiCleanerMan (talk) 15:46, 20 February 2021 (UTC)