Thanks Ethan! --Chriswaterguy (talk) 18:06, 5 March 2015 (PST)

Welcome![edit source]

Hi Ethan,

Welcome to the Appropedia wiki! If you need a general wiki-tutorial, see the main help page (or the more in-depth one on WikiEducator).

Check your preferences. It's a good idea to verify your email address and turn on email notification - then you'll be notified when you get a message on your talk page, or when any page on your watchlist, is modified. You may want to upload a photo or information about yourself to your userpage (which is at User:Ethan).

If you have a particular interest or project in mind, go ahead and start it! If you have questions or suggestions, the best place to leave them is at our community discussion page, which we call the Village pump - you should get a fast response. Or, feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions, need help finding your way around, have a cool idea for a project, or just want to chat. If you just want to know how things work here, check out Appropedia:Policies and Appropedia:FAQ. We're a relaxed and friendly bunch though, and you can also just pick things up as you go.

Glad to have you here!

--Chriswaterguy (talk)

Mini libraries[edit source]

Hi Ethan, (nice to internet-meet you too),

I just saw your article mini library and put a link to it from sca's Sharing article. Yes, it fits in well with the SCA material. I'll think about a category, maybe 'Sharing'? Would you like it in the Sustainable community action topics category? If so I can send you an invite for Sustainable community action members (?) Thanks for nice comment. Philralph (talk) 09:36, 15 May 2015 (PDT)

Invite to Sustainable community action group[edit source]



Hi, Ethan

Thanks for your edits to Community action for sustainability wiki articles.

You are cordially invited to our CASwiki group

Philralph (talk) 10:53, 16 May 2015 (PDT)

Adminship?[edit source]

Hi Ethan,

I've nominated you to be an admin.

Thanks for your great work here! --Chriswaterguy (talk) 06:22, 12 June 2015 (PDT)

Welcome to Sustainable community action group[edit source]

Scalogo1(png).png Hi Ethan! . . . Welcome to the CASwiki group!

Great to see you here!

Greensmiley2.jpg I hope you enjoy editing scawiki and continue to help us grow sustainable community action. If you have any questions or comments you can add them to our talk page or my own talk page if you prefer. Again, welcome! . . . Philralph (talk) 02:07, 24 June 2015 (PDT)

Africa news[edit source]

Hi Ethan, thanks for latest news items. Good to put Cameroon stuff there so's eventually we'll build up enough for Cameroon's own page, Cheers, Philralph (talk) 02:10, 7 August 2015 (PDT)

Great photos![edit source]

Hi Ethan, love the new photos! Thanks for all that you do Philralph (talk) 23:57, 18 August 2015 (PDT)

Thanks for followup.[edit source]

Thanks for following up with Eric's note on my userpage - much appreciated. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 19:49, 19 August 2015 (PDT)

Herbs etc.[edit source]

Hi Ethan, I try to potter around here but seem to have more good intentions than time... on checking my user input, I was surprised how long it has been. Yes, I like the herbs. The project you're doing sounds neat, I'd love the details but please don't be disappointed if I am not about all the time. I've a hope of working away at the herb category over time - guessing my sense of time is fairly malleable. :) Anyway, it's truly nice to meet you and thanks for clearing that spam. Cheers, Felicity

Thanks for the link, Ethan. I'll see what's possible. I agree with you that Appropedia could be a great source of enduring info, it's a big part of the attraction for me too. Cheers. Felicity (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2015 (PDT)
No worries. It's great to know you've been so productive! Thanks for doing that, it's so neat to have that content here as well. I'll just potter about with my fave topics when I have the time. Cheers. Felicity (talk) 21:19, 29 October 2015 (PDT)

Thanks![edit source]

Thanks for the categorisation Ethan, I am not terribly familiar with the categories despite looking over them (goldfish memory) and really appreciate you working out what should go where. :) F

Rachel Carson info box[edit source]

Hi Ethan, There seems to be a problem with the info box here: It's really beyond me to work out what isn't working with it and for all I know, it looks odd on my browser and not someone else's. So, I hope I can leave this with you to check out. Ta, Felicity

Thanks for following this up. It all looks good now. :) If I find anything in my travels around here, I'll let you know. Cheers, Felicity

Spam terms[edit source]

Hi Ethan,

Thanks for the fantastic work, in building the wiki and fighting spam.

If you happen to notice any patterns in spam page titles or phrases (things that are more likely to appear in a spam page than in a legitimate page) feel free to mention them. I can add them to our spam filter's scoring system. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 15:31, 16 November 2015 (PST)

Replying to your reply: Thank you. I've updated the spam filter. I also had the idea of going through the deletion log, and added a bunch more from there. I tried not to make it too strict (people are unhappy when the spam filter blocks legitimate pages) but hopefully that will reduce the spam significantly.
Thanks for the CAPTCHA idea - I've set a reminder for myself to ask about that after we get a new developer.
I see you speak Deutsch - do you live in Germany? --Chriswaterguy (talk) 15:19, 21 November 2015 (PST)
East Asia - interesting! I've spend four years in Indonesia, living with locals, which is the best way to learn a language. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 17:43, 23 November 2015 (PST)

Front page news?[edit source]

Yes, definitely interested. Have made a couple of tweaks - eg to include at least one image, but looks good! Cheers, Philralph (talk) 06:27, 23 November 2015 (PST)

Great article![edit source]

Have included link to Young and beginning farmers on the Food activism article, Philralph (talk) 23:52, 29 November 2015 (PST)

Is this your manual? :)[edit source]

Hi Ethan, It's great to see you about. Thanks for all your efforts on Conventional Farming and your other great additions. Just wanted to mention that I think maybe this:'_Manual is what you're looking for? It seems the apostrophe placement made it harder to locate. Cheers. Felicity (talk) 19:24, 27 February 2016 (PST)

Happy to have helped. Have been there, done that, will no doubt do it again. :) Felicity (talk) 21:54, 27 February 2016 (PST)

Resource Index for Bioregions[edit source]

Hi Ethan, thanks for that. I don't have access, but good to know though. Cheers, Philralph (talk) 01:48, 4 April 2016 (PDT)

Repurposing and upcycling[edit source]

Hi Ethan, I didn't find the upcycling category with a search and I wasn't bright enough to do a category: check. But that said, I do view repurposing as different from upcycling, so I wonder whether we should have either two categories or combine as I'd suggested? Have a look at this blog post:, which I agree with in terms of the meanings. Also, since people might confuse both terms and look for either/or, maybe a joint category makes sense. Felicity (talk) 19:21, 25 August 2016 (PDT)

-- I think the simplest option would be a Repurposing category resident in Green living that doesn't cross purposes with materials reuse which is more focused on the engineering/bigger picture reuse than repurposing, which tends to be at the household sewing, craft and garage/craftroom tinkering level. I don't think it's going to hurt anything by having it as an additional category. I like the breadth of options available as I've written in the different areas and it works for me. But if it doesn't work for anyone else, that's fine too. Felicity (talk) 03:44, 29 August 2016 (PDT)

Spam![edit source]

Hi Ethan,

Thank you for all your awesome work and also your help on spam abatement. Just a quick update that we have now modernized our captchas and hope that (a) this will make user experiences better (it seems spammers had an easier time than members!), and (b) this will prevent more spam than our previous system (google rates our new method as much higher protection).

Thanks again, --Lonny (talk) 14:48, 21 September 2016 (PDT)

Salvage of WP content[edit source]

Hey. I'm a basic user on Wikipedia so can't view pages once they are deleted usually (unless the page is turned into a redirect leaving an edit history for example), but I will try to drop in on XfD regularly and keep an eye out for anything that might be salvageable for appropedia. Moribund (talk) 08:40, 4 March 2017 (PST)

@Lonny, this is Ethan and this is his talk. --CityOfSilver (talk) 11:46, 19 May 2017 (PDT)

Ethan, can you please promise that you won't delete my signature page? CityOfSilver 20:01, 22 June 2017 (PDT)

Sorry, I do not understand what you mean? --Supernerd (talk) 17:01, 18 December 2017 (PST)

Segapedia[edit source]

Ethan, could you help me with my wiki called Segapedia? It is at Segapedia. My user name is "Tiger Mum". Saftzie (Message me!) 00:37, 23 April 2019 (PDT)

Your 2021 impact stats are right here![edit source]

Let's recap.png

Hi Ethan! We thought you may want know that your top performing pages so far are:

  1. Conventional farming (196 327 page views) Update!
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of pesticides and biological control in agriculture (81 600 page views) Update!
  3. Permaculture (17 194 page views) Update!
  4. Alternative building (11 683 page views) Update!
  5. Solarpunk (11 249 page views) Update!

Overall, your impact has been of 443,897 page views, woozaa!

Also, your user page has received 1672 visits! People are interested in knowing more about you, edit your user page to tell the world what you've been up to.

Thanks for your contributions and for making Appropedia great, have a merry green Christmas!!

The Appropedia Team

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