- ;) Jacques Divol 09:09, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
Smoking Ban 
Yes I do live in Ireland.
The smoking ban is respected almost everywhere. It is absolutely excellent. Public support for it is very high. I support it fully (i'm a non-smoker). Even most smokers support it! Smoking levels have fallen since the ban, and air quality is far superior to the way it was.
In France, you have a much higher smoking rate than Ireland... and French people seem to be less respectful of the government - so I doubt it would be as effective!
I think smoking in restaurants is disgusting, revolting, ignorant and very mean and unfair. I hope it is outlawed throught Europe.
thanks ! Jacques Divol 08:44, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Its appearently french. Could you please look at it to see if anything can be salvaged? Bawolff ☺☻ 22:27, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
- i am late sorry Jacques Divol 19:59, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Votre bienvenu a moi 
Excusez-moi pour mon pauvre Francais. Merci beaucoup Patio 13:11, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
This is a message to inform you that I have added every administrator to the Rfda section on WN:A. This is not personal and I feel as if the community, who did not have the option of voting for or against most of the administrators, should be able to choose who they want to be in charge. I also want to say that I value everyones work on this site and I know that everyone does their best. I hope that none of you will take this personally and I hope that all of us will continue to work together. Jason Safoutin 12:12, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you 
For your welcome; actually been here for a long while and cooperating in wikipedia since late 2001 (late 2002 with this handle), but never touched (edited) a wikinews article before; it looks like we have some common interests, so I'll recognize you from now on in the history pages :). Rvalles 06:03, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
How to? 
- ok Jacques Divol 14:23, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
- no problem, and yes, you're right about the publish tag Jacques Divol 18:14, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
thank you 
- you're wellcome, if i have time, i'll check your article, i am on some other task on fr: Jacques Divol 10:34, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Hello, neighbor 
Your english language efforts would certainly exceed my efforts to report in the french language. I will make a try to clarify your english meaning on the news item French PM to visit Beirut. Please alert me if I go wrong. Best regards, -Edbrown05 19:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
- Oh well, edit conflict with BrainCandle, maybe later :) Edbrown05 19:50, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
- ) Jacques Divol
Re: sad the images from lebanon 
Yeah, it's a shame really. I'm playing with the idea about mailing IRIN and inquiry about whether the photos could be uploaded to the Commons. IRIN got a very liberal policy for their photos, so I'm not ruling anything out... :-) --Jambalaya 23:27, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Your edits to Discovery lands at Kennedy Space Centre 
I was wondering why you changed the date back to the incorrect version, from the correct one posted by the IP user. I have reinstated his version and added a cite, please contact me if there are any problems. --GW Simulations 17:29, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
RfA :( 
Thanks for voting on my RfA. Unfortunately a consensus was not reached. Anyway, thanks for voting. MyName 01:16, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
- BTW, this message is the same for everyone :)
Letters to Editor 
Sorry my answer to User:Jidanni was a little vague. I was under the impression that he already knew about the wiki format and was referring to putting up a notice for new users. MyName 21:11, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
- Also, I saw you referred to a wikinews mailing list. How do I go about signing up for it? MyName 21:14, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks, will do. MyName 22:03, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm new here.What article can I go to see userboxes?--Cute 1 4 u 00:48, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
- Oh no! ;-) MyName 00:54, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
After you deleted a couple of articles that I submitted for deletion, I don't see those deletion requests in my contributions. Somehow that does not feel right. Shouldn't the deletion requests be allowed to stand?
- deletion are deletion. When you delete an article it's hidden completly except for admins. It's the way all the wikis works. A speedy deletion 'ld be done rapidly.
- I don't understand you "don't feel right". Are you on wikinews to promote yourself ? Are you planning to be Admin, so you need to show you are actif on wikinews ? The best way to do that is to Write news article, not to complain because someone else take on his own time to manage deletion.
- Collaboration is important for wikinews. If you don't like that others correct your work it will be difficult for you and us.
- By the way, some people list their actions on their User Page. Feel free to add all your actions on this page.
Jacques Divol 11:48, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Sorry I forgot to sign off earlier. I had just asked a technical question. You need not question my motives in response. A technical explanation would have sufficed, or you could have pointed me to a page that explains the deletion policies. This response wasn't necessary. Pandoo 12:18, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
- I am sorry, i reacted to your "don't feel right". i apolodgize for my hot tempered answer not very fair... again i am sorry. Jacques Divol 19:02, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Divol, would you mind looking at the above talk page? The anon has repeatedly cited what he/she alleges is the interview subject's private phone number. I find this incredibly concerning from a legal and ethical POV. I refactored the page to remove the number but I really think it needs to be deleted. Thanks, Sarah Ewart (Talk) 14:05, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
- your're right, no personal phone could be write on wikinews for obvious reason. Jacques Divol 19:51, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
It's my summertime break in Beaujolais 
- see you next week or so !
- Jacques Divol 19:56, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
- Don't drink to much of the cheap stuff. ;-) And I hope you have good weather to enjoy the countryside. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:06, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks Biran and never cheap stuff!, half of my familly is from Beaujolais (up to XVIe century...). My favorite is fr:Moulin_%C3%A0_vent_%28AOC%29 Jacques Divol 06:44, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
The image on Missing French girls Emeline and Melissa found safe/fr:Alerte-enlevement en France: Melissa et Emeline — commons:Image:Melissa et Emeline 8 juillet 2006.jpg was deleted because: In category Images with unknown source as of 9 July 2006; not edited for 46 days. Do you by any chance remember the source and license so I could get it undeleted.
Also you may be intreasted in commons:template:Used on Wikinews (nevermind the template was deleted). Thanks, Bawolff ☺☻ 04:59, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
- It was an "Amber Alert" picture. So anyone have duty to use this image. it can be deleted now as the girls are found, it's better. I don't think Commons manage this kind of copyright anyway... We need a specific Commons or namespace on Commons for all Wikinews in order to use less restricted content as all journalist are able to ... Jacques Divol 19:58, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
- ok. Bawolff ☺☻ 20:34, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Admin vote 
Thanks for supporting my successful admin nomination! I will try to live up to the confidence that's been shown in me. Crimson 17:19, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
thanks for catching that! Doldrums 13:16, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
We could use your knowledge of French for translating reports/quotes in this article, not to mention your familiarity with the country. I guess you'll notice the article anyway, but just thought I should draw your attention to it. Thanks. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 12:31, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
ISO norms are POV? RE 
What right do we have to decide who is or is not a country or nation? I am not saying what you are doing is wrong...I am glad that someone is trying. But the way I see it is we are all the same...all humans...We don't need lables or a list of countries that rank whether or not they justify as a nation. I get labled all the time in the US. I come here becuase I thought it would be different. Jason Safoutin 20:44, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
- i agree with you. very much. we are all human. first of all. all other maters are without importance. i tried to find a solution, not to hurt anyone. i missed my goal it seems Jacques Divol 20:49, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
- I was not saying that YOU yourself were insulting. I understand you are helping, as am I...or at least we are both trying. You did not offend me personally, I just don't agree with lables. I also think that we should still work to find a solution...I was not discouraging you. Jason Safoutin 20:52, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Divol, please don't make this whole Israel issue into something it's not. The views held by those nations who do not recognise Israel do not necessarily reflect my own. I personally believe that a Jewish state must exist to compensate for the suffering of the Jewish people, who are (as you mentioned) humans. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 08:34, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
- you created the "Israel issue", i just tried to understand why and tried to help resolve it. Jacques Divol 09:24, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
- I understand that and respect your efforts. Have fun! PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 11:02, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
- ok thanks PVJ, Jacques Divol 11:20, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
- ok, i understand, myself i have 2 POV about them : one as computer scientist (used for the poll i asked), and one as human (yes labels can hurt or be dangerous). Jacques Divol
- The Wikipedia article about the ISO highlights certain flaws in the working of that organisation. One is the slective voting procedure, Wikipedia states that There are member bodies that are national bodies that are considered to be the most representative standards body in each country. These are the only members of ISO that have voting rights. For countries that don't have standards organizations on their own there is a membership category called correspondent members. These are informed about the work going on in ISO but are not allowed to take part in the actual standardization work. This means that certain groups and countries may not be able to express their POV during the formulation of ISO names. Secondly, ISO International Standards are not in any way binding on either governments or industry merely by virtue of being International Standards. This is to allow for situations where certain types of standards may conflict with social, cultural or legislative expectations and requirements. This also reflects the fact that national and international experts responsible for creating these standards do not always agree and not all proposals become standards by unanimous vote. The individual nations and their standards bodies remain the final arbiters., which means that just because the ISO agreed on something, it does not imply that individual governments (whose POVs we must represent to be neutral) may not have agreed to the ISO standard itself. Thus, the ISO itself is not the final authority on such matters, and we do not have the right to imply that it is. I respect your efforts to find a solution to the current standoff but unfortunately, the ISO nomenclature idea has too many flaws to be put into practice. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 14:22, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
- thankq, you know, i know very well some ISO "flaws". But it was an idea to try. Ok, if international norms are not consensual. We need to follow an open minded, sensible, intelligent way . Jacques Divol
Divol please help my articles like the gas station one. 188.8.131.52 17:59, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I am not currently involved in a content dispute with this user, since I had already withdrawn myself from the Israel arguement by the time he "joined the fight". In any case, I blocked him more because he refered to Administrators who had warned him about his behaviour (you, me, Brian, Ilya, Messed and others) as "anti-Semites" than because of his "annihilation" comments. Nontheless, I suppose you could reblock him if you wish, but like I said he has been warned by a lot of sysops. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 07:20, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I have decided to leave the project after the RfDA against me was approved by a majority of users. It has been great working with you, and the contributions you make (especially your efforts in translating French) aremuch appreciated. Good luck, and best regards. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) 10:11, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
DB Locked 
astronemy category 
- okay, in French "Space" is more related to technology (or too generic) (or too trekki :) . "Astronomy" for scientific mater not for engeneering. no problem. Jacques Divol 00:03, 9 November 2006 (UTC)