User talk:Barcin Uluisik

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1. go to the bottom of the page and add the following at the bottom of the page ==Notes== <references/> This tells the system to put the refs at the bottom

2. When you need to insert a reference insert it immediately after the quote: 'Blah, blah, blah'<ref> George Bush, '[URL Blah, blah, blah]' The Guardian, date, page etc</ref>==Notes== This will then appear in the correct order at the bottom

More guidance here: A guide to referencing

--David 16:41, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


"Porter, in his article, mentions the outcomes of a system being employed, and used by the state for social and political control of its people"

A couple of sentences on how exactly they can control people/society with it would be usefully terrifying. I have heard rumours about the government being able to suddenly turn off a switch in yr microchip and you can't buy anything, use bank accounts etc as your life has been effectively frozen. And this of course without the necessary predecessor of judicial trial. Any sentence or two that gives a hint of the powers they would have over us would be great. Maybe quote the sentences from Porter article--it's good.

Are there any places in the world where mental patients, prisoners on day release, old folks with Alzheimer's etc. are chipped to stop them wandering off? What's insidious is that we are told that these things are for our own good, whereas the ultimate aim may well not be in our interests.

--Claire Robinson 22:03, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

categories: surveillance/ surveillance society

PS re categories, I think we need new category like "surveillance society" or "surveillance" or similar, if David agrees? I couldn't see any categories that fit the subject. It's an important subject for us. Claire

references and links

1. can you follow the guidance at A Guide to Referencing and specifically do: author, Title(link), publication date, pages, accessed etc ... 2. When linking to a company that they are now with can you enclose the co in brackets eg Cinven and then paste the url/website afterwards in (brackets)? --David 01:24, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


Yes, you are right. It is the former...

--David 15:24, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

HI Barcin

Re Freedom to Fly, FYI here is a press release that says they get funding from BAA (surprise)

best, --Claire Robinson 11:44, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

aviation links to Labour

Hi Barcin I have this doc giving various info about Flying Matters and other aviation links to New Labour; you can download it from if you have probs getting it, send yr email adde to me claire.robinson AT and I will forward.

best, --Claire Robinson 12:16, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

category deleted

HI Barcin

just to keep you up to date, I have deleted the category "Think-Tanker" as it is a near-duplicate of the category "Think Tanker". The latter (Think Tanker) had more articles in it so have kept that one and re-assigned all articles in the category Think-Tanker to Think Tanker. If that makes sense. So all you need to do is ensure that all future Think Tankers are put in a category of that name, without the hyphen.

thanks and best wishes --Claire Robinson 19:12, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

what's hot

HI Barcin

can u put in a link to someth newsworthy and topical from MEPdia in the new 'what's hot' box on main page? something on GM already in there thanks! --Claire Robinson 12:14, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

message left for MEPdia writer

Hi Barcin

you may well have Yiorgos under your supervision in which case you may be planning to go thru his pages and do all the necessary editing, but I just left the following on his talk page...

thank you! --Claire Robinson 14:49, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

--- Hello Yiorgos

Welcome to SpinProfiles. Just a few points of style. When doing articles on the Greek MEPs, we need to make sure that caps are where they should be, eg "Greek" not 'greek", full stops are in place, no spare space at end of brackets etc.


Stavros Lambrinidis (Born on 6 February 1962, Athina ) is an MEP from the greek party Panellinio Socialistiko Kinima (PA.SO.K)

should be

Stavros Lambrinidis (born on 6 February 1962, Athina) is an MEP from the Greek political party Panellinio Socialistiko Kinima (PA.SO.K).

also I assume that Athina is what we call Athens? If so, we should say Athens.

also where you have

Declaration of Financial Interest

Nothing to declare []

can you make it into a full ref and code it so it goes in the refs at the foot of page? see A Guide to Referencing

but in brief, it should be something like, e.g.

Nothing to declare<ref>"[ Register of Financial Interests]", European Parliament, April 2008, accessed 21 May 2009</ref>

then you will notice that the ref goes to the foot of the page and numbers itself automatically.

could you go through all your articles and implement these changes? It could well be that these are works in progress and that you are planning to do all this, in which case, sorry for jumping the gun!!

thanks for your work on these guys.

best wishes --Claire Robinson 14:49, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


Hi Barcin

I took the liberty of changing the MEPedia format page to substitute "biography" for "curriculum vitae". I like Latin but a lot of people find it offputting these days, hence the growth of the expression "CV" for "curriculum vitae". I've also banned Latinisms like "Ibid" and "Op. cit." from refs for same reason. If you prefer though, "Biographical details" would be fine. I've also lower-cased all subheads in all format pages for all portals, ie

Conflicts of interest

rather than

Conflicts of Interest

as per wiki convention. No worries about pages already done though, it's a small point.

many thanks for your impeccable work on MEPedia and let me know of any encouraging feedback you get. --Claire Robinson 21:17, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

reference links

hi Barcin, was just looking at the Daul profile references and notice that all the FoE links are broken - did a quick look on its site but can't find. Any ideas?

  1. ↑ Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.

thanks, Melissa (my signature doesn't seem to be working?) --Melissa Jones 10:55, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

the FoE links arent working any more - apparently they've removed the related documents. the references are correct (double-checked). i thought that's why we had the last access dates on, in case they removed the pages. do you think it's a problem?

Barcin, sorry I realised I never replied on this issue - have been pondering it! Yes, you are right about the references last access dates etc. Very frustrating these have been removed though as most of the mep profiles have these refs. Is there absolutely no trace of this online anymore in an archived form?

Is your signature still not working? let me know, and i will follow up with bill. --Melissa Jones 17:33, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

query about category caps MEP DE GRÜNE‎

Hi Barcin, great work on all your updates - just wondering why the caps on this category and others rather than lowercase?

David Simon page

Hi Barcin, happy new year! Just trying to work out what's happened on the David Simon page as the renaming of this page has deleted the editing history ie it looks like a completely new page whereas it is actually quite old. I think you have also done this to at least one other page, need to doublecheck... can you please consult with me on these before doing anymore. thanks --Melissa Jones 14:05, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

--Barçın Uluışık 14:20, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Barcin - re your answer, it is too confusing to do it that way as for example if I do a normal search for David Simon, they still arrive at your renamed page which doesn't show the prior history. Better to use the 'move' function which keeps history intact, (see explanation below from help pages

"If you simply want to rename an article to a new title, please don't just paste it under the new name and make a redirect. This breaks the history of previous edits, and if there's a talk page it won't get moved automatically. Instead, use the Move page function, which keeps these things intact and makes a redirect for you. (More on:

Would you mind please correcting also any other pages you may have done this too? Cheers! --Melissa Jones 14:34, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

re Dynamic Article code issue

Hi Barc, yes we've just recently updated the mediawiki version and unfortunately it's incompatible with the Dynamic Article list extension for recent changes. Works only for new pages, though is coded differently (as used on Main Page).--Melissa Jones (talk) 09:37, 6 October 2012 (CEST)