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old talk[edit]

Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need any questions answered about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or drop me a line. Cheers! --maveric149

Hi! Since you're from mainland China, can you comment on Talk:Father of the Nation on whether Sun Zhongshan is referred to as Guofu? --Jiang 22:28, 4 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Regarding Wikibooks:Algebra I, shouldn't topics like factorization go into Algebra II? Algebra I is introduction to higher maths, and is only a one-year course. Not much can be covered in that year. --Geoffrey 02:55, 21 Sep 2003 (UTC)

'Wiki' in Chinese[edit]

How do you refer to Wikipedia in Chinese now? What is wiki in Chinese? Can you splice that onto 全书? Fuzheado 07:33, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)

What do you mean 'no Chinese text for "Wikipedia"? -- Perhaps the reason for the hesitation is that using hanzi for phonetic substitution is a misuse of it? Why not use ideographic forms instead of trying to make something phonetic out of non-related hanzi? Even zhuyin and pinyin would be preferable to that, dont you think? So something distinct like 速全周宙書? -戴眩sv 09:04, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)
It's currently under discussion at zh:Wikipedia:Wikipedia的中文名. The current consensus is 维基 (Wéijī), one of the closest transcriptions to Wiki that literally means "Maintaining the Foundation".
For the "Encyclopedia" part, most support 全书 (quanshu). Some, on the other hand, support the extra-full 大百科全书 (Dà Baikequanshu, "Grand Encyclopedia").
--Menchi 04:08, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Pinyin is not preferrable, because it is not common to use latin letters to name something in Chinese. They only help people to pronounce a character, and are not part of the standard Chinese language.
We acutally came out with this name first, and then check the dictionary to see if it is appropriate. 维基 literally means "Maintaining the Foundation", but 维 can be explained as both "web"(as a noun) or "to link something". And 基 can be explained as "foundation stone"(基石). So basically the name means "to link the foundation stones(of knowledge)" or "a web of knowledge(foundation stones). The beauty(or cumbersome?) of Chinese is that there are so many different meanings for one character! --Formulax 08:52, 30 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Hi, Formulax. I would appreciate your opinion on the current Talk:Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC). Cheers, kt2 00:33, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Picture dispute[edit]

There's a bit of dispute over the September 11 pic (WTC1.JPG) that you uploaded at the Chinese Wikipedia. I put the Chinese pic onto the English version (renamed to 2wtccrash.jpg on EN) earlier in Dec. 2003. Mav suspected that it was a violation of copyright policy, delinked it, and asked me where I got it from. I told him on the talk page that it was from the Chinese Wikipedia. Anthere asked me what the desc. means on the Chinese page. I've decided to ask you what it meant since you uploaded the pic to the ZH server.

See: User_talk:Maveric149 for more details WhisperToMe 03:36, 16 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Hey, are you home (presumably Shanghai) for spring festival? If so, I'm having a party this Saturday the 24th, you can email me if you want to come, as the sole other Shanghai wikipedian ... there'll be a few Chinese native speakers, a bunch of internet randoms and some waiguoren. Zhongshan gongyuan. Maybe see you then ... prat 05:15, 2004 Jan 22 (UTC)

Hi, looking at the history of the Wikimedia server page on zh: it looks like I messed it up; sorry about that. I see you left a message for me but unfortunately I don't speak Chinese. I just wanted to update the page to point to the new location of the stats, as I won't be hosting the page at the old location indefinitely. Jeronim 11:33, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)

That's ok, I've updated the link.--Formulax 09:59, 26 Feb 2004 (UTC)

New mailing list for the chinese Wikipedia[edit]

We have just added a new mailing list for the chinese Wikipedia. You can find it here:
Please advertise this list on the chinese Wikipedia to let people know about the list. If there will be a problem with the character encoding, or when you have a question, please contact Fire or Brion. Fire 05:36, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I have copied the message to the Chinese Village Pump. You could post there as well (in English is perfectly fine) -- directly, bypassing a messenger. Thank you for making this. We'll give it a try and tell you what happens. --Menchi 05:51, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

new translations[edit]

Hello, Formulax.

There are two new translation efforts this week: a wikimedia newsletter, and a global press release. We very much need someone to handle Chinese translation, and provide feedback on wikiprojects on zh:. See m:Translation requests for details. +sj+ 20:54, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)



There's a situation down at Singapore: a number of anon users are repeatedly editing the page, putting in negative comments about Singapore. I've tried discussing on talk, but they have NOT responded, instead they simply reverted everything again and again. I've asked for help on WP:VIP. Can you come over and take a look? -- [[User:Ran|ran (talk)]] 20:37, Sep 13, 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:


Option 2
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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)

Copyright in China[edit]

You said:

I notice that the current English Wikipedia notice about copyright of China is not accurate. Not all copyright expires after 50 years. If you read carefully the original legal verse says those materials whose copyright belong to an organization(eg government, news agency, etc) will have their copyrights expired on Dec 31 of the 50th year of publication; however if the copyright belongs to an individual, it expires 50 years after the death of the copyright holder; if the copyright belongs to a group of individuals, it expires 50 years after the death of the last copyright holder. And for those works that is not published within 50 years of creation, it will not copyrighted.--Formulax 08:40, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

That's true for non-photographs. But for photographs, the term is different. I quote from [1]:

III. Term of Protection
There is no time limitation on moral rights protection. Generally, the term of protection of publication rights and other copyrights is the life of the author plus fifty years. In the following instances, the term of copyright is fifty years:
  • When the author of the work is a corporation or other entity;
  • When the work is a photographic work, cinematographic, television and audio-visual work;
  • When the radio or television program was broadcasted.

End quote.

I believe that this is also stated in [2], but I don't read Chinese. – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 18:26, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)

Image:Mao.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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East Turkistan Islamic Movement and Al Qaeda[edit]

You asserted that several ETIM members acknowledged being trained by Al Qaeda. I asked about that, because I have read the transcripts of the Uighurs in Guantanamo. They all denied any ties ot Al Qaeda or the Taliban. Perhaps you were referring to other Uighurs? Can you supply a source? -- Geo Swan 15:27, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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File permission problem with File:Singapore parliament 01.jpg[edit]


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Nomination of List of Chinese writers for deletion[edit]

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