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Hello there Branko, 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 add a question to the Village pump. BTW, nice work all around. Cheers! --maveric149

Thanks for the welcome. I have been around here for about a year (there are several articles started by me before the conversion). When I found out that the new system allows for users who do not accept persistant cookies, I signed up, so that other users have somebody to complain to about my changes. :-) --branko

Hi, branko. Thanks for responding! Please see my comments on Talk:Tree structure where I've made some ASCII art to explain what I'm talking about. The Anome

Thank you for making the changes to the diagram. That's exactly what I was describing. The Anome

Hi Branko, I've been thinking about what you said concerning This Perfect Day and I'm afraid I can't really say what exactly is communist about the society depicted there. Totalitarian would probably be a better, more comprehensive term. I read the book more than ten years ago, and even wrote to Levin, and he wrote back (on 18 March 1992):

[...] I got the idea for THIS PERFECT DAY when I read - in 1963, I believe - the first newspaper accounts of the use of chemicals to treat depression. I thought that if the treatments proved successful they might ultimately become compulspry, like vaccinations for smallpox, diphtheria, etc. Computers were just coming into vogue too, so one thing led to another ...
I suspect the book is somewhat dated now, insofar as it is premised on a continuing rivalry between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., which of course is no longer the case.
No, I really hadn't thought of Shangri-la in connection with the enclave beneath Uni, but now that you mention it, I can see similarities. As I recall LOST HORIZON though, the people there were much more benign.
Thanks again for writing [...]

Finally, I'd rather you made changes in this article, for the reasons mentioned above.

Best wishes, KF 14:57 Nov 5, 2002 (UTC)

Branko, regarding Luxembourg, the latest version of the coat was uploaded by Scipius. Don't know if this is any better for you. Otherwise, try typing "coat of arms Luxembourg" in Google Images, should give you several pictures. Jeronimo

Branko, regarding the line breaks changes in XS4ALL: If you start each sentence on a new line, they wrap properly when displayed as HTML, but it simply makes it easier for the DIFF program when comparing versions. Try it and you will see what I mean: compare your latest with my previous. -- Viajero 20:27, 29 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hello Viajero,
Thank you for your comment. Is this Wikipedia policy, though? branko
I don't think so. Alas, I can't remember on which page I learned this trick, and now Search is disabled so I don't think I can find it. Anyway, consider it voluntary: it does no harm (except surprise people like yourself!). I got used to it doing this way, since it makes the DIFF output easier to read. -- Viajero 18:02, 1 Aug 2003 (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)

Thanks for uploading the image

I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the image and I'll tag it for you. Thanks, Kbh3rd 04:52, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Animation example images uploaded to Commons[edit]

Hi, I really liked your animation example images Image:Animexample.gif & co and uploaded them to Wikimedia Commons. Thanks! nyenyec  18:49, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Image:Paper-dart.png listed for deletion[edit]

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No worries! Glad to be of service ;-) --Fir0002 www 11:01, 14 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

web diredtory[edit]

This was my edit: [1]. I worked hard on that edit. It seems EurekaLott ( 07:08, June 5, 2006) didn't even read it. The left-hand tab says project. EurekaLott's so-called "clean up" of 07:08, June 5, 2006 was therefore wrong. It seems to have been automated, without any thought.--Chuck Marean 16:20, 5 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Image:Clap skate.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Hey, saw your bouncing ball. cool![edit]

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Don Rosa Edit?[edit]

Branko, I liked your Don Rosa article. It looks very complete to me. On the discussion page, you mentioned that you would like somebody to perhaps "tone it down." Would you like me to do that? It seems fine, but I could perhaps change a few things. I'm not sure if you're still active on Wiki, since your last posts are from a year ago. Lemme' know, buddy! --Mvblair 14:25, 21 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Fantastic to hear this! There are a lot of tips I could offer of things that worked well, and things that we would do differently next time. We should really chat on e-mail or IRC or something.--Pharos (talk) 19:43, 7 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Iris magazine cover 1.png)[edit]

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Just wanted to pass along my thanks for a great image that I can point to to instantly explain to folks what is meant by a raster image.

You visually explain in a glance what takes me 5 minutes to say, and then 20 more minutes of explanation to establish some semblance of clarity.

Much Obliged.

--Thistledowne (talk) 20:46, 2 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

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