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Welcome to Wikipedia from HJ Mitchell[edit]

Hi, 220 of Borg. I welcome you to Wikipedia! Thank you for all of your edits. I hope you like editing here and being part of Wikipedia! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); when you save the page, this will turn into your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or put {{helpme}} (and what you need help with) on your talk page and someone will show up very soon to answer your questions. You also might want to consider being "adopted" by an experienced user who would show you how wikipedia works through a program called adopt-a-user. Again, welcome! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:57, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

G'day[edit]

Yeah, you know your way around, but I thought I'd leave you a template to get rid of the red link! ;) Now to give you everything I would have given you months ago but which the software won;t let me give to IPs! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:00, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

We'll start with the easy bits:
  • You're confirmed, so no more CAPTCHA, you can move pages, edit semi-protected pages and I think there are a few other perks
  • Rollback: You'll now have a little button next to undo that says "[rollback]"—makes whacking vandals much quicker (only vandals, mind—stick with undo for everything else)
You probably won't have much use for the other things I can give you, but if you ever have a burning desire to create vast numbers of articles or move images, I can help. :) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:06, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

November 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, your addition of one or more external links to the page Danny Rios has been reverted.
Your edit here to Danny Rios was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to remove links which are discouraged per our external links guideline. The external link(s) you added or changed (http://tokyoyakultswallows.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/rios-suspended-for-doping/) is/are on my list of links to remove and probably shouldn't be included in Wikipedia.
If you were trying to insert an external link that does comply with our policies and guidelines, then please accept my creator's apologies and feel free to undo the bot's revert. However, if the link does not comply with our policies and guidelines, but your edit included other, constructive, changes to the article, feel free to make those changes again without re-adding the link. Please read Wikipedia's external links guideline for more information, and consult my list of frequently-reverted sites. For more information about me, see my FAQ page. Thanks! --XLinkBot (talk) 15:28, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Atlantis Vertigo Rave[edit]

Hello 220 of Borg. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Atlantis Vertigo Rave, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 does not apply to raves. Thank you. SmartSE (talk) 19:45, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Ok! :-/. Is there any particular CSD criteria that does apply? I feel we may need a "This article sucks" criteria. ;-) --220 of Borg 05:33, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Bushwick[edit]

Yeah, the contributor is trying to erase the bad, yet factual history, and then to make it worse is trying to distort reality. Often time when trying to edit this particular page I encounter people like this. Even if you try to offer a rational solution or compromise they lash out. Unfortunately much like the wikipage the neighborhood itself has an identity crises. I am from the neighborhood and I would love to edit but my view would be biased too. But I will try to see if we can get somewhere with this contributor.--El Mayimbe (talk) 22:34, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Additionally, i think this contributor is perhaps an ip that made a profile for him/herself. If you look at the discussion page it is riddled with the same nonsense.--El Mayimbe (talk) 22:55, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your attention El Mayimbe. Indeed I saw some correlation between IP edits and the current situation. I was unsure about the value of the edits as, sometimes, apparently dubious edits such as these are removing vandalism/s or unsourced statements. AGF, but with your input, editors' failure to communicate, multiple section blanking, and as much of the deleted content was sourced this certainly seems not to be the case. As you feel ' involved' I would think that a full revert might be in order? But I see you have already boldly done so. I fully support your 'mega-revert' here. :)
I note that Bushwick, Brooklyn has nearly 300 page views per day, at least over the last 6 months. This seemed rather high to me, but Queens gets about 2,000, so it seems normal for these types of articles. Regards, 220 of Borg 03:11, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. andy (talk) 11:44, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for notification. I assume this note is only because I edited the page? - 220 of Borg 03:47, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
That's right - politeness is my middle name. andy (talk) 14:11, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Surprising, I didn't think politeness could be spelt with a 'j'. ;-)
ps. I have "subst" your AfD template, otherwise when I attempt to edit this section, I end up editing the template. - 220 of Borg 14:35, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Eh?[edit]

Got an account, eh? HurricaneFan25 — 18:21, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Shhh! - 220 of Borg 18:36, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm quite sure it's "low-level circulation center". HurricaneFan25 — 18:57, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, page updated! Credits in the Edit Summary. How about sentence seven in the same para "On September 29, by the time Nesat managed to re-develop at 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) ragged eye," which also appears in the section Meteorological history, (secon para.) except it says "ab 10 nautical miles". - 220 of Borg 19:28, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

I think what it means is "By the time Nesat re-developed on September 29, a ragged eye with a diameter of 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)" — a ragged eye is basically an eye that is, well, ragged in appearance on satellite imagery. HurricaneFan25 — 19:56, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
After a few reads that's what I thought too! Fixed. - 220 of Borg 20:09, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Saab[edit]

Hi, Im not so expoert with Saab, but have to try keep on eye on that article, there seems to be lots of editors now when it went to bankruptcy -->Typ932 T·C 17:46, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Typ932, I have been back there since, and reverted an edit calling the company defunct. The general view, without actually discussing it on the articles talk page, seems to be is that this is a bit premature. Companies do trade out of bankruptcy/receivership or are bought by someone. Some IP editors seem to be very eager to bury the company (without sources!). You might want to cast your 'expoert' eye over the relevant section (Youngman#Saab) of the Youngman Page too. It seems more than a little out of date. Regards, 220 of Borg 18:09, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, 220 of Borg. You have new messages at Mr little irish's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.
Answered on your talk. --220 of Borg 02:02, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas

and

A Happy New Year to All



Please Click!


I am 220 of Borg. I partake in this human seasonal celebratory event in order to more successfully infiltrate the Wikipedia collective, facilitating the addition of it's technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile!. Oh, and Merry Christmas.

Christchurch 2011 Earthquake[edit]

Dear 220 of Borg, Thankyou for your message and sorry for such a late reply.

- I have done some editing (also wrote what I have edited in the page) letting people know what I have done. I have also removed some information and made it my graph a simple one. - I had originally posted the earthquaks from September due to February actually being considered a Aftershock of the 2010 Earthquake, I have removed the September ones off the graph though, as It does not apply to the 2011 Earthquake. - All the facts and information that is on the page is from GNS Science, Earthquake programme "Geonet New Zealand" which is funded by the Earthquake commission in New Zealand. I have gotten all information from and only them. I have not used information from other sources, as Geonet is the New Zealand earthquake seismology and the Information they get is much more accurate then other places in the world.

If there is anything else in which you are unhappy with I'll be happy to read and will reply a.s.a.p, Rifled. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rifled (talkcontribs) 02:13, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

  1. Thank you for replying Rifled (talk · contribs), though it may have been better to reply on your talk page to keep the conversation together. Don't worry about that, it doesn't really matter.
  2. I did also drop a message at Wikipedia:WikiProject Earthquakes on the talkpage, asking for an editor more experienced in earthquakes to review your edits. I'm not sure anyone has even seen the message yet!
  3. Thank you for the edit summaries. They don't have to be quite so long though! Face-grin.svg Common words such as "remove/d can" be contracted to "rmv" or even a minus sign "-". See Wikipedia:Edit summary legend for more abbreviations.
  4. As for sources, what I care about is that when you make a change, it is easy for other editors to see why the change is being made ie. sourced figure has been updated, where it came from, and even when it was obtained (as some figures change frequently). The problem we have is that some vandals (whether 'registered' or 'IP' editors) delight in randomly changing figures. But if each figure or chart/table has a citation for it, then they can be verified much easier. The tools to do this are in your editing toolbar, at the far right where it says Cite. Click on that, go to the left side, click where it says Templates, select a template (probably cite web for your purposes, and then you merely need to fill in the various boxes. You can even "drag and drop" text from the sources page into the templates field boxes.
  5. I have edited the source URL as it did not link to the actual page the data was on. I have also added a cite for the "Canterbury region long-term probabilities" charts. [diffs]
  6. Signing your talkpage comment does not mean typing in "Rifled". You either type in ~~~~ (which the software automatically converts to your signature when you save or preview it), or use the signature button on the editing toolbar above the editing window, which just enters the four tildes anyway. - 220 of Borg 09:56, 26 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi thanks for your messages, I must say I'm not a expert at wikipedia but I am experienced in Earthquakes, my only problem is im not 100% familiar with wikipedia, and thus I must apologise and your messages are helping me do it right. Please message me if theres something I need doing. I am currently looking at how wikipedia is used, to help me in the future. Rifled (talk) 11:52, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

You are very welcome. I am glad that I have helped you. One of our 'behavioral guidelines' is "Don't bite the newbies". I seem to have suceeded! Face-grin.svg
My best suggestion is to just look around the articles that interest you and look out for errors, or the need for updates. Also look out for vandalism and learn how to revert it. You can pick pages to watch using your watchlist.
When editing use an informative (not too long!) edit summary.
Don't be too eager to write a new article. Many new editors do that as their first edit to WP and get a nasty shock when it is very quickly deleted. You have started learning what is needed for an article to be encyclopaedic. There is still more to learn!
If earthquakes are a special interest then I would suggest joining WikiProject Earthquakes.
I hope you had a good Christmas. I am available to help you any time I am on-line. You can also get help at Wikipedia:New contributors' help page. Or type {{helpme}} on your talk page, and an editor will visit you there to try to help you! - 220 of Borg 12:54, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Thankyou my Wikipedia teacher! :) I had a great christmas, and I wish you the same for you and your family, I have started making edit summaries shorter, (eg, saying "rmvd" instead of removed) I shall look at those help pages now, thankyou for your time, Merry Christmas! Rifled (talk) 21:54, 26 December 2011 (UTC) (2 indents added by 220 of Borg)
No worries! One small thing though, I have added 2 indents to your post as it is the standard practice on Wikipædia(WP) to indent succeeding posts in order to make it a bit easier to read. You do this with a leading colon mark :. Each one adds another indent:
Like this! (four colons) :::: text
and this! (five colons) ::::: text
You will also see that I have left a little note to say what I have done. Usually though it is very much frowned upon to alter another editors comments. (And even changing your own comments if you already have a reply and you change the meaning of your post).
If an editor makes a mistaken accusation, even a warning template in error, then they may 'strike-through' it thus: <s>You are a bum</s> to produce You are a bum, rather than just deleting it. This indicates that the comment is withdrawn while preserving the 'history' of the discussion. Admins may revision delete a particularly offensive comment or prohibited material, even from the pages edit history, if required. See also Talk Page Guidelines. 220 of Borg 03:27, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you, too![edit]

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Thanks for that! I hope your festive season is merry and bright too :) Grutness...wha? 00:04, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

I will be able to enjoy this Christmas pud, at least until the Borg implants take over fully! (Strangely, the decorative plastic berries and leaves on top seem particularly tempting! Confused.png) - 220 of Borg 04:22, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Argh! Looks like you emailed me... but I stupidly deleted the message before I could read it! Grutness...wha? 01:03, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Foolish human ;-). Data retransmitted. 10 10 00 of Borg 01:28, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Re: MIA[edit]

I wasn't aware that I was considered missing! :O That's perfectly fine. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays! Thanks, NiciVampireHeart 06:23, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Good, but you were 'absent' for at least 6 months! (At least you weren't editing from that account.) Unfortunately, I also added to the list admin TFOWR (talk · contribs) who has now been MIA over 12 months! At least one notable editor (80K edits) has 'left', or at least abandoned their account for reasons I don't know, in late November. - 220 of Borg 06:54, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

A belated Merry Christmas from me. About time you got an account too ;) —James (TalkContribs) • 6:04pm 08:04, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

I've only been here since 11-11-11. The data says so, it's on the Internet ∴ (therefore) it is correct! ;-) Beware of 'outing' editors, you may be Doomed by an Ancient Apparition. :-| - 220 of Borg 09:03, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Haha, oh that's brilliant. Good to have you among our ranks ;) sorry for the belated response, I haven't been free to do any serious editing :S —James (TalkContribs) • 12:27am 14:27, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
(P-Þ - 220 of Borg 14:46, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Sarin attack[edit]

Glad you found it useful. Your changes are perfectly fine. Thanks for letting me know. wiki-ny-2007 (talk) 04:57, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

It was a very good find. It also cleared up a misconception I had about the wanted poster already in the article. Until I looked at it closely I thought that it showed 6 people, whereas it actually appears to be 3 photos, with 3 police(?) drawings of the same people. The Metro Police poster clued me onto this. (Funny they haven't removed Hirata from it yet, perhaps pending formal identification?)
And how does a 183cm (6'0") tall Japanese hide for so long? P-/ 220 of Borg 05:13, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

A Solid Knock[edit]

Ok sir i am agree with you but problem with editing is that writing on wikipedia is too much controlled and regulated. I do not know why other users look for so much the extent of rightness in already right thing.There tens of wiki are there which simply shows that they are not neutral, they directly so the user relation with that religion,place,person why do n't you neutralize them.I am reading them from long time. First thing is that its too much difficult to decide which word will be better I do not know that "impressed" word was ok or not at place of "attracted" but what i can do, i think there is no else popular " young sufi singer" in india. And for that city that sentence was very very important. Secondly i do not understand if you know what is right and what is wrong why don't you made correction instead of deletion or reversion. I am on wikipedia since last one year but posting of such messages on user page and reversion is really bothering. Some one add text for information not for entertainment or publicity it should be understood by top users.

A man from Matrix (talk) 21:09, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Dharam00000007 (aka A man from Matrix}
When you reply to a note on your talkpage it is a good idea to make it clear what you are talking about, by linking to the article concerned, which in this case appears to be Punahana. I have tried to answer your questions (numbered) below.
  1. Wikipedia is an Encyclopædia not just a 'wiki', that is why it is "much controlled and regulated".
  2. I do not want to dissuade you from contributing to English Wikipedia (enWP), but if you have trouble editing WP in English, then perhaps there is a WP in your native language that you may find more suitable? You say elsewhere you have only been studying English for 2 years, so that is a barrier to your editing here. On the other hand you have knowledge that India related articles need that I will never have. So that is an area that you can almost certainly help En:WP with.
  3. It is irrelevant that "for that city that sentence was very very important". What is important is wp:verifiability and wp:notability. If you cannot find a source to show a persons notability then it seems that they are not notable, and therefore should not be on WP. When such text about a living person is added to a page it MUST have a reliable source. You may know it is true, but you have to be able to verify your knowledge. Far too much complete rubbish ie. untrue, defamatory, badly biased and nearly impossible to understand text is added to many articles.
  4. I am a fairly normal (possibly 'middle' ranking) user as I have been editing regularly on Wikipedia since September 2009. I started by just wandering around articles that seemed of interest and either correcting minor mistakes, or updating out of date text. I then spent a lot of time fixing references and then got more involved in current events. You have relatively few edits, so I suggest that you look around WP and do as I did. This is very important work.
  5. I have not even, on my own created an entirely new article, though I have a few drafts floating around. But because of the time I have waited I know how to do it correctly. I see that you created a new article on your 4th edit. Nothing to stop you doing that, though it has been discussed and I think it is a bad idea because many new editors have no idea how to do it 'properly'.
  • On an unrelated matter your username is problematic. I think it is far too long, why so many (seven)zeros? Dharam seems to be a fairly common part of many usernames but Dharam 7 is available. You can get a user name change, if you like. See Wikipedia:Changing username (I see from your edits you already know this, and have also been advised by another editor to alter your username)
  • Secondly your signature is slightly deceptive. I assume good faith here, but your sig. says "A man from Matrix". If it said "Dharam from Matrix" so it slightly resembled your username it would be better. Please see wp:Signature for more details. The relevant section says "Signatures which include no reference to the user's username (for example by signing with a nickname, as in User:Nickname) are strongly discouraged, as it can be confusing for editors (particularly newcomers). The actual username always appears in the page history, so using just the nickname on the relevant talk page can make it appear to be a different person." which is at Wikipedia:Signatures#Dealing with signatures' behaviour issues.
  • Finally, It is not necessary to refer to any editor by the honorific title "Sir". Face-smile.svg
- 220 of Borg 16:07, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

2011–12 Los Angeles arson attacks[edit]

Based on its current state, it's pretty clear that 2011–12 Los Angeles arson attacks needs some serious work. I've started a discussion about how to go forward at Talk:2011–12 Los Angeles arson attacks#One cleanup possibility, and you're invited to participate. Thanks in advance, DoriTalkContribs 05:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dori,
Sorry for late reply. I have just got back from giving YummyDonutsmmm (talk · contribs) a spray [DIFF] for removing maintenance templates without addressing the issues. Some were actually restored before I finished my 'rant'. They seem to be overly concerned with their DYK nomination ie "(removed tags for DYK nomination)" [DIFF]. I also strongly suggested that they should listen to experienced editors (mentioning your and Bar Code Symmetrys' edit counts, hope that was ok :-/ ). I may now be trouted for biteing a noob!  :-o
 • I'm not sure that I want anything to do with the page, considering the state it is in.
I am (AGF fail) suspicious about the number of 'new' accounts that are editing the article. Three have come in, 5-6 edits to this page are their only edits then gone, seems odd! Even using edit summaries. (Spidey senses tingling!) On a second look all their edits were related to the arrested persons. (Harry and Dorothee Burkhart) Odd. - 220 of Borg 09:53, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I see now you have welcomed 2 of my aforementioned 'suspects'. ;-) --220 of Borg 10:02, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
The more I thought about your suspicion, the worse it smelled to me—enough that I've now opened WP:Sockpuppet investigations/YummyDonutsmmm. Please feel free to add your thoughts there, as well. DoriTalkContribs 02:06, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know DoriSmith. Looks like a real 'can of sockpuppets' may have been opened! I was tempted to just ask YummyDonutsmmm if they knew that sockpuppeting was not allowed. BTW the article actually looks much better now, courtesy of Bdell555 (talk · contribs). Regards, - 220 of Borg 02:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

You wrote a long paragraph to make me understand, thanks for that.I was having many queries and I asked few question from two three users but they are like robots. They behave like very professional persons. I don't know what's wrong in sharing information with others ;because they are approved good users.I am thankful to you that you replied in really good descriptive manner. I have many constraints.Everything is achievable but it just need time and lot of practice I was trying them in short time that is my mistake.But whatever I am writing on WP is just for information, knowledge and convenience. Because the area I have covered in my edits is the most backward area of India so I was trying to highlight these areas because I don't think it will be done by someone in the future. People here don't believe in study and area is full of illiterate people, no bus services,inferior roads, no power supply. But this area is part of India's most developed state.The information I am sharing hardly have any reference because no one bothers about these people and area so without reference information is useless (a/c to WP). But that sufi singer definitely having many references. As far as my name is concerned ,there is no need to worry about that because I will be no longer here on WP for edits to disturb the status of elite panel of WP. And I am sorry for my poor command over English language. It's not my tongue language and I started learning it few years ago.

Thank You Very Much.

A man from Matrix (talk) 17:51, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Well I hope you find a place at another Wikipedia. It appears there is not a Hindi one, but I am not sure. Look here http://www.wikipedia.org/ for a list of other languages. - 220 of Borg 18:01, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Reply to message[edit]

Hello. I received you e-mail where you notificated my inclusion in the Missing Wikipedians list. It's true that I haven't been active as an editor for a while. However, I continue to enjoy reading Wikipedia every few days. I reply to all messages I receive on my user page. I don't know if this qualifies me as missing or not. Maybe missing is different from inactive. Anyway, All the best, Anna Lincoln 12:45, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Very nice to hear from you Anna!. If you wish I will remove you from the list.(unless you want to do it yourself?) Perhaps you need a Wiki-break message on your page? Regards, 220 of Borg 12:54, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Carterton hot air balloon accident[edit]

Sorry for the delayed response...but yes, happy to be of help. Personally, I think it meets the notability requirement. And I think the title's fine as is. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:51, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately another page on the accident was started just59 minutes before mine, and 'my' page got re-directed to 2012 Carterton hot air balloon crash. - 220 of Borg 17:58, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Rafha Domestic Airport[edit]

aggh, that person is such a pest. I did around 20 corrective edits last night and I checked over many more that both you, User:Hawaiian717 and others did as well. That info box slipped past me. I did not keep a record of all the IPs being used but this person has been engaging in mischief editing with a clear and discernible pattern and style. On some of the articles it goes well back into december. I assume it is an established editor who has gone feral. I noted some standard corrective edits mixed in with earlier mischief edits. Some of the erroneous content is quite well disguised. Good work with all your clean ups, and thanks for saying hello. I hope this person soon sorts out whatever aircraft and airline information demons that have found their way into their cranial cavity. -- Felix (talk) 04:30, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

AGF! Face-wink.svg As far back as September 2011 actually I think. They also seem to have an interest in TV station pages, but not recently. I am just now finishing a Google translated note to 'Utilisateur:Noel.guillet' on Fr:wp as they have created some new airport pages recently and appear to have copied some false airport information from our en:WP pages. - 220 of Borg 04:44, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I will correct this mad things.Noel.guillet (talk) 07:24, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, an odd trifecta of obscure Saudi airports, Indonesian airlines and TV stations. I suspect mind altering drugs have been ingested, possibly with an excess of enthusiasm and leading to a less than subtle cerebral confusion. Certainly they seem to be having some trouble with sustaining a match between the published aviation schedules and the television broadcasts and have somehow got them seriously confused. I certainly hope they don't work in ATC-- Felix (talk) 13:58, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Subtle Vandalism Taskforce[edit]

Thank you for your post. I think that SVT is largely dormant, however I know that a few people actively watch the page, including me. I'll definitely take a look at the link you posted. This is exactly the sort of thing that SVT was created for. Thanks again. Shadowjams (talk) 23:04, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Shadowjams. I spent at least 6 hours on Thursday chasing this person, others have probably spent similar amounts of time. AGF (gone now!) with my final note to 78.101.101.192 (talk · contribs), which I have no way of knowing they even read as they seem to have changed IP about that time, but they have been totally unresponsive to all communication (I'd almost welcome a rant of harassment from them!). Some of those fake airport names ('LUX', a soap reference?) are a give-away, this is just a troll, or a silly kid. Or maybe someone 'experimenting' to see how long it takes us to fix their vandalism? Edit 'warring' suggest otherwise. Regards,- 220 of Borg 23:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Warning levels[edit]

Hi 220_of_Borg. May I rustle your pines? Thanks for this revert, but if you check the diff, you'll see you used Template:uw-unsourced2. The 2 means it's a warning at level 2 on the 1-4 warning scale. Is there a reason why you chose level 2? Normally, first warning would be level 1, next=2, next=3, next=4, next=blocked. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject_user_warnings/Usage_and_layout#Levels if you've not read it lately.

Actually there's no harm done, as the user again misbehaved, so I gave him a lvl2 also!

Anyway, I see you've taken to WP very quickly, and it's great you use TW to revert vandalism.

Happy editing, Trafford09 (talk) 16:30, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

That's a common misconception, and precisely why I hate the current 1-4 scale. There's no obligation to start at level one or finish at level four. I've been known to start at level three and then block without further warning. I'm of the opinion that nobody should ever receive all four warnings before being reported/blocked, because they all have a slightly different purpose and tone. Level one is an assumption of good faith ("it might not have been your intention..."), while level 2 makes no assumption of faith ("please refrain..."), three is a cease and desist ("please stop..."), and four is a last warning ("If you continue ... you will be blocked"). You should start with the message most appropriate to the edit, and if the edit is obviously not just a test and not intended to improve Wikipedia, then start with a level two or even level three. The reason automated tools and bots increment by one each time is that they can't make a judgement on the severity of the vandalism or the user's history. Humans can, and therefore should. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
Point noted - thanks. Trafford09 (talk) 16:53, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

@ Trafford09.
Hi, Trafford09, thank you for your POV. I class the welcome template I used as roughly equivalent to a level 1 warning. I think this is better than a immediate level 1 (agf) warning-only template as I; welcome the noob, 'chastise' them (without 'biting'), and point them in the right direction with links in case they are just a little misguided. They can't complain they weren't warned! So I would suggest upgrading yours to a level 3 warning.

In fact, having another look at their edit history (Esp. since your post) they have added un-sourced information to Costa Concordia 7 times across 3 hours, 5 times after first warning (and 3 more since your post here). They should be are blocked now! The last 5 edits was also the same text so edit warring and 3RR violation too. And that text was rather un-encyclopedic and, potentially, needlessly distressing for any readers who knew passengers aboard that ship. On the other hand if it was true, not particularly relevant unless a RS mentioned it or a passenger was attacked by a predator.

As a matter of procedure I have therefore added a {{uw-ew}} Edit warring Template to the editors collection.
And I agree with HJ, the warning level depends on the nature of the edit in question. A particularly bad, blatant and badly sourced or un-sourced BLP vio could and should result in an immediate higher lvl warning or even an immediate preventative block. Pines un-rustled. Face-wink.svg 220 of Borg 02:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

And as I was typing above reply they came back and vandalised 'Costa Concordia' 4 more times! (bringing the Cosa Nostra and Israeli submarines into the picture. So much for AGF!) Blocked @ 02:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC) - 220 of Borg 02:56, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
All good points. Nice to have met you anyway, and a useful exchange of views (for me, anyway!). Thanks to all. Trafford09 (talk) 13:24, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

@ HJ
AWOL! Face-wink.svg Good to have you back! This discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Airports#Cikgu Jasmin Airways may be of interest. - 220 of Borg 02:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

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Azino[edit]

thanks, deleted now Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Ok! Thanks. :-) - 220 of Borg 05:56, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Optical Express[edit]

Thank you for popping by :) Fayedizard (talk) 12:00, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Face-grin.svgUnfortunately by the time I finished my post, HJ had already 'washed' all the socks! He posted further up the talkpage (here) very soon after I started my little 2cents worth. Those 'red linked' accounts (the "Truth ..." or ".... Lies ...." or "Justice for ..." type usernames, especially when they are adding or deleting lots of text) really get my attention! ;-) — 220 of Borg 12:20, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

multiplayer hyphenation[edit]

If "multi-player" is preferred over "multiplayer" (e. g. in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier), why didn't you start at Multiplayer video game? Nczempin (talk) 13:26, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Looks like a simple wp:ENGVAR, issue. I don't really care, though I personally would hyphenate the word. Feel free to de-hyphenate (dehyphenate? ;-) ) if you wish. Regards, 220 of Borg 13:37, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
When I google "multi-player", I only get results with "multiplayer" in the first pages. YMMV. Nczempin (talk) 14:11, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Chevrolet Vega[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Barnstarbob regarding recent edits of Chevrolet Vega. --Biker Biker (talk) 12:20, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

I see my AGF was a bit misplaced, unfortunately. Sad to see a prolific (though somewhat obsessed perhaps?) contributor banned. Thank you for advising me of the situation, Biker2. Regards --220 of Borg 14:26, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Request for Keit to "assimilate"[edit]

Thank you for your request to me via the Reference Desk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Why_do_consumer_electronics_use_DC.3F) to register.

I have been much discouraged from registering by peanut admin folk discussing whether to block me on their (publicly accesible!) Admin noticeboard, admin discussions on whether I'm a troll, or someone else quite unlikely, and by their occaisional bizare discussion on blocking others. (notwithstanding that certain nuisances I could name popping up with impunity when they are bored - they will know who they are). As my IP address changes each time I boot up the PC, I can come and go as I wish. Registering would only make it easier from them to block me.

I always, unless it is obviously otherwise, assume OP's have posted their questions with genuine need to know.understand, or a genuine desire to know/understand, and I only post if the subject falls within my competence and I believe I am being helpful. I do challenge folk who have posted things incorrect. So it's a bit mystifying why Admin folk think I'm a threat - perhaps they have either too much or too litle to do. Keit120.145.23.26 (talk) 15:13, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Well if they annoy you on the Admin board, imagine what thay say when they talk privately (e-mail etc) to each other! (just kidding ;-).
Re Ref desk, yes some of the answers on the DC query were made in good faith, but were just not correct.
It's naturally up to you if you want to register. I myself spent over 2 years as an IP editor (static IP) and did over 12,000 edits. But registering made many tools (like Twinkle) available that help me a lot, so I wish I had registered earlier, though I am not editing as much as I used to. The trick to being block-free is not to get into hassles with anyone. (and not edit warring!) The only threat of blocking I got was from an editor (IP) whose vandalism I reverted. AFAIR they were later blocked, very amusing! Regards, 220 of Borg 02:58, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

2012 Aurora shooting[edit]

there must be some sort of error.the only change i have made to this account is changing the infobox title to "2012 aurora massacre" other than that i don't recall any other edits.talk) 21:13, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

I think that I was referring to the message at the top of your page ""i pray to god ...". Such things are probably, technically, by strict enforcement of the rules, not allowed on Wikipedia(WP) but if you make a lot of good edits it is likely it will be ignored. (And I did say "I share your feelings about the Aurora shooting".) Some people, for instance, have very strange theories and ideas that they try to use WP, especially their user page, to promote. This is called 'soapboxing'. These editors are likely to be warned first and if they continue they are probably blocked from editing and eventually banned from editing if they continue to infringe WP:policy.
As for your edit, The title of the page was 2012 Aurora Shooting not massacre.
1) The infobox title should match the page title. Your edit was made in good faith, but be wary of doing similar edits.
- If you had a good reason for changing Shooting to Massacre than you should have said so in an edit summary.
2) If it was only your opinion or point of view it is contrary to the Wikipedia:Neutral point of view policy which says "Editing from a neutral point of view (NPOV) means representing fairly, proportionately, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views that have been published by reliable sources."
3) As Wikipedia is an Encyclopedia, we try to keep our personal opinions out of it. For example WP is not censored. I have seen things here that made me feel uncomfortable, but that is the way it is. To be 'encyclopaedic', WP must cover subjects that we find distateful and ideas that we strongly disagree with or even find extremely offensive.
4) I see that you have 115 edits on WP, (see here) but 75 of those are edits to your userpage. Remember thet WP is not MySpace or FaceBook. See Wikipedia:User pages for more information.
5) You have made only 3 edits to a WP article page. I suggest that you find some pages on subjects that interest you, and try to expand/correct/improve them or find a notable subject to write a new page about. Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games may be of interest.
p.s. "There must" not "they're must" They're is a contraction of "they are" - 220 of Borg 20:01, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

i take wikipedia very seriously and yes i am aware that wikipedia is not myspace or facebook,i apologize if you think i am abusing my account.but i have not added any other edits other than changing the title to 2012 aurora massacre.this "i pray to god" message could not have been me.this could be he hacking problem that happened in my account but otherwise,it was not me personally.i will change my log-in in order for these problems to end talk) 14:01, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Glad to hear you take WP seriously videogamesbeast. I do not think that you are 'abusing' your account in any way. Just that if you are serious, then having a much higher usepage edit count than article edit count is not an ideal situation. Having so much information about yourself could be interpreted as a bit "MySpacey". Many editors have a lot of userboxes, you just need to balance your edit count.
By the way, I think you need to 'fix' your signature, as you can see it just shows as "talk)". As "videogamesbeast" is fairly long, ( videogamesbeast (talk) or VideoGamesbeast (talk) ), perhaps you could shorten how it displays to "VGB" or VideoGB like this VGB (talk), or VGamesBeast[talk] ? No username change required just, in your preferences,alter how it is displayed .
ps. I suggest that you capitalise the start of your sentences, and leave a space after a full stop, makes it easier to read! Sorry for nagging Face-grin.svg - 220 of Borg 17:21, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Oh you're not nagging it actually helps to know what i am doing wrong.I have to be taught these things because i am still a child and thanks for understanding the whole incident.I'll take your advice.VGB 6:57, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

New sig looks good! Another small 'nag', on WP we 'indent' our replies on talkpages by putting one or more Colons ":" at the start. It works like hitting a Tab (tab key) on a word processor. Example;
My comment
your reply := 1 'tabs'
my reply ::= 2 'tabs' and so on, see wp:Indentation for more thrilling WP info. Happy editing! 220 of Borg 10:10, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
thank you VGB 5:45, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Editing Monster in my pocket[edit]

I am currently editing the page Monster In My Pocket since i have every figure and the last person who edited did not complete the figure list.I suppose you can see the edits i made to it.So check that page out and tell me what you think.By the way the page content that i edited is "More details about individual monsters". VGB 23:27, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Neil Armstrong[edit]

Valē, Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)

Per ardua ad astra "Through adversity/struggle to the stars" (and now, beyond?)
He didn't fly cubes, but no Borg never ever flew an Apollo! - 220 of Borg 04:25, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

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Anne Block[edit]

Hi Boing.
thought that this link may be of interest in regards to the 6 September wp:AN/I 'follies',
 • "GOLD BAR WEBSITE CARRIES UNTRUTHFUL ARTICLE ABOUT NEWSPAPER AND CITIZENS" skyvalleychronicle.com. September 06, 2012. WP gets lots of mentions, c/w screencaps of relevant pages. I think that Ms. Block may have guaranteed that the information on her former WP page is now available elsewhere on the Internet (http://www.ask.com/wiki/Anne_K._Block) for posterity. Regards - 220 of Borg 03:33, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

A strange feeling I am being 'followed'[edit]

Not sure Derek R Bullamore (t·c) but for some reason, your edits seem to closely follow my tagging.Confused-tpvgames.gif See here, again, and also, perhaps here too. Are you my first 'edit stalker' ? SMocking.gif Face-devil-grin.svg Face-wink.svg - 220 of Borg 10:41, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I'm hot on your tail ! Seriously, I regularly utilise the Wikipedia:Reflinks facility, and just help whenever I can. Best wishes and thanks for the beer.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 11:22, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Hm! That 'reflinks' tool is pretty easy to use! See here. Perhaps now I will no longer be 'followed' Face-blush.svg by a "57 year old married man" Face-surprise.svg from Yorkshire! Face-wink.svg
(A cute redhead, or two would be preferable!) ⚠ Warning: Not Safe For Wife/Work - 220 of Borg 05:20, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, reflinks is not too difficult to use and it can save a lot of time. Regarding your wish for a redheaded stalker, it strikes me after quickly glancing at the images you linked to, that it is more than the red hair that attracts. Face-wink.svg Best wishes,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 10:23, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, a nice face is good too. 220 of Borg 10:38, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
As are blondes with implants (No, not that kind!) --220 of Borg 10:55, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Response to your comment on my talk page about Gas flare and Blowdown stack[edit]

First of all, a "Flare stack", a "Gas flare" and a "Blowdown stack" are all one and the same thing. In my 50 years of designing refineries and natural gas plants and operating them, the most common usage is "Flare stack". Flare stack exists now, but it redirects to Gas flare.

A flare stack, alternatively known as a gas flare or as a blowdown stack, is a gas combustion device ......

Merging Blowdown stack into Flare stack would require little if any actual merging. Perhaps your added reference to the BP explosion is all that is needed.

I would urge you to make those changes because I simply don't want to get involved in what may turn into a hassle. mbeychok (talk) 15:53, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your response Mbeychok (talk).
If it's of any interest my edits followed seeing a TV documentary BP: Profits and Disaster, which was all about BP's supposedly lackadaisical attitude to safety,"Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, .." etc, (Blurb from a TV guide here)
In view of the fact that the Gas flare page apparently needs to be moved to the existing re-direct Flare stack, I think that an Admin is needed to perform to move. A source to support your assertion about the common usage of 'flare stack' (Which I do not doubt! - "50 years of designing refineries and natural gas plants" Face-surprise.svg) would be good. Lightbulb.png
Interestingly the TV docu. segments on the BP Texas City Refinery explosion seem to imply, if not actually say IIRC, that a "Flare stack" and a "Blowdown stack" (they also say "Blowdown drum") are not the same. The main difference being the absence of a 'flare' to burn off the 'vented' gases perhaps? Variations of the same device? I'll have to re-watch the program. The related NASA article "Refinery Ablaze – 15 dead", System Failure Case Studies. January 2008, Vol.2, Special Issue (pdf) which I added to the 'Blowdown stack' page, might be of interest. - 220 of Borg 16:06, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
If you look at the schematic flow diagram that I drew for the current Gas flare article, you will see a "liquid knockout drum" which is part of a well-designed flare system. The drum is often referred to as a "blowdown drum".
I don't think that an admin is needed to move articles to new names. I've done it many times. But now that I am 89 years old, I just don't want to get too involved.
As for a reference source for my saying that flare stacks and blowdown stacks are one and the same, I seriously doubt that anyone has ever written article on that subject. The petroleum industry has a terminology (jargon) of its own ... and there are a great many things in the industry that are called by different names. Regards, mbeychok (talk) 16:37, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Nice diagram. (FlareStack System.png). The problem with the name 'move' is that there is an existing page (re-direct) at that name. If the re-direct was not there, then it would indeed be a simple matter to 'move' Gas flare to Flare stack. I believe that the 'Flare stack' re-direct will need to be deleted first to 'free' the name for use, hence an Admin function. I'll try to see how it can be done but it's late here (UTC +11 ≈ 4 am+) so I'll 'sign off' for now. Face-smile.svg Regards , 220 of Borg 17:07, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Health Services Union expenses affair[edit]

Hi Timeshift9, Face-smile.svg
I have updated this page, basically added legal/charge details and refs. 'borrowed' from the pages for Craig Thompson and Michael Williamson, then expanded the scanty lead to cover them too. See here. Enough? - 220 of Borg 23:29, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Oh you missed the 'Liberal' Expense Liberation?

It happened in Peter Rieths Days.

Talkback[edit]

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Answered! on users' talk page. - 220 of Borg 07:21, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Borg,

I would like to show my appreciation for your multiple edits.

I would like also to ask you to act on my behalf and to accept my edit request published at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Eric_Dill#Edit_request_on_2_November_2012

I would appreciate you understanding.

Best wishes,

Daniel Dwdimov (talk) 15:03, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

I Goofed[edit]

I Goofed

I am sorry I lost the citation and could not find the documentation again. I am not very good on the computer. I tried and gave up. "Petraeus stated "Clearly, she (Broadwell) connived her way into my pants to destroy the good name of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.” Was from a news article that I did not cite because I lost it. I did not think it was tripe. I was surprised at Petraeus' statement and suspicion of Broadwell's motives. I thought the quote had value. The statement was copied and pasted. I did not make it up. I am not that creative. It is on a news bulletin on line somewhere. Sorry, I goofed. It was not an attempt to vandalize. I keep forgetting every word I add on the Wikipedia without a citation has no value and is looked on with suspicion by others. I have also found citing from a published book that is somewhat obscure has no value. Even if the just of the material can immediately be found elsewhere. The curiosity of others is not at the same level as mine. I imagine you will never do a search for the quote and document it yourself, since you think it is tripe. We have different values and perceptions. To me a quote is only a quote. It has historical value. Kazuba (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 16:13, 10 November 2012‎‎

I found it again. [1]Kazuba (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 16:30, 10 November 2012 ‎‎

I am sorry 220 of Borg. I now see the source I used for the quote is flaky and cannot be trusted. I apologize. I was totally fooled by my haste and the impressive format. Please forgive me I meant no harm. Kazuba (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 00:08, 11 November 2012‎

No need (I hope!) to be quite so apologetic Kasuba! Face-surprise.svg However, such a statement, because of it's nature and effect on the person/s involved if untrue, means that it must be cited from a reliable source. If it it is such a nature that it is unlikely to be challenged, then you can 'get away' with not providing a source, though you should per WP Biographies of living persons policy, epecially Verifiability which says "Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it "
By the way, it was not I that removed your edit, it was an IP editor, but I thought it was worthwhile advising you of the care that needs to be taken with BLP's
PS. your signature (sig) is not putting the date/time on your post, suggest that you fix this. Face-smile.svg Regards, 220 of Borg 00:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
PPS. I added a heading, added dates to you post, and reformatted them, slightly, with paragraph breaks to make it easier to read. - 220 of Borg 01:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Lech Kaczyński[edit]

Hi, The Magnificent Clean-keeper
The silliness at Lech Kaczyński continues, 212.14.57.130 (talk · contribs) (at West Pomeranian University of Technology by the way) has re-added their unsourced fringe theories at least twice since you reverted them last. I have given them a lvl 3 warning for unsourced edits and also told them they are edit warring, here. Just FYI, regards, 220 of Borg 09:50, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. It's good to know I'm not the only one watching the article. A block or better a lengthly page semi-protection seems to be in order soon.TMCk (talk) 19:10, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Just stumbled upon it really. As far as I can recall, I was reviewing some of my old edits (as an IP actually!) at his wifes' bio. I popped over to have look at his bio as I heard recently that there were concerns that some bodies from the plane crash they died in had not been identified properly and that he was exhumed for re-testing? But, no mention. 220 of Borg 19:24, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
OMG apparently they did mix up some bodies! Ryszard Kaczorowski, "Poland's last president-in-exile reburied heraldsun.com.au-AAP November 04, 2012". "At least four more exhumations are planned, in a situation embarrassing for Poland's officials and straining already tepid relations with Russia." ! Face-surprise.svg Should that be included on his page? It doesn't say much about his death at the moment anyway. --220 of Borg 19:37, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Just a thought[edit]

Have you considered archiving this page? You can get a bot to do it if you want (there's some code at the top of my talk page you can copy and change my username to yours), but manual editing is easy enough when you don't have a very busy talk page. It just makes current discussions easier to find and reduces the page load time. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 10:19, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi HJ! Face-smile.svg
It is (just) over a year long now isn't it? Happy pseudo-wiki birthday to me! (having started IP editing on 11 Sep. 2009) So last Sunday (11 Nov. 2012) was my wiki third +2 months! I will consider archiving. BTW did you get my e-mail? (If so, see related posts above ). How about your internet access, still limited? - 220 of Borg 10:54, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Happy wiki-birthday, my friend. Yes, I got your email (it's what led me to take a glance at your talk page when it cmae up on my watchlist) but I don't think there's much to be done except what you've done already. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:06, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you DPL bot (talk · contribs), I have fixed (removed) the offending link. (It was over-linking anyway!) - 220 of Borg 01:10, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Trans Air Congo IL-76 Crash[edit]

Hello Mareklug,
Thank you for correcting my edits at IL-76 and Aéro-Service that, as it tuned out, erroneously attributed the crashed aircraft to the wrong company. Face-smile.svg
I note that http://aviation-safety.net has not updated their information yet! See relevant page here. Regards, 220 of Borg 01:35, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Well perhaps not as the same sources have now switcherooed the aircraft's operator back to Aéro-Service from Trans Air Congo.Face-surprise.svg - 220 of Borg 17:08, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

The Borg[edit]

220 of Borg, have you been in contact with the Collective lately? ≈ Learve (talk) 13:31, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas![edit]

And the compliments of the season to you, too! I hope it's been a good one for you! Grutness...wha? 03:53, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Username patrolling[edit]

I was going through CAT:UAA when I noticed that you had made a username-policy notification at User talk:Angliss. Although it's not that important, and there's no real harm done, we usually ignore any improper usernames that haven't edited in a while, since they're likely to not edit again. In this case, the user last edited in October 2011, so that issue could have been ignored. But, like I said, no real harm done. Happy holidays.--Slon02 (talk) 21:54, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Ping →[edit]

← Over there ~Eric F 74.60.29.141 (talk) 03:04, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Re: User:Tigerpawnch and User:DracoPawnch[edit]

Thank you for bringing that to my attention! Happy editing, SpencerT♦C 06:09, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

No worries! Face-grin.svg First time I had looked at Special:Log/newusers in ages and there they are, two "xxxxxPawnch" accounts created within 2 minutes of each other! (only 3 user-names between) Set my 'Spidey' senses a-tingling! Another 2 bite the dust! Happy editing! Happy Vandal Blocking! Face-smile.svg - 220 of Borg 06:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

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Deletion of 2012 New Zealand primetime television schedule[edit]

I have declined your request to speedy delete 2012 New Zealand primetime television schedule. I did this because WP:NOT is not a reason for speedy deleting a page - see the first example at WP:NOTCSD. If you think it should be deleted, feel free to nominate it at WP:Articles for deletion. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 13:57, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Ok Od Mishehu (till now I thought it was Old Mishehu Face-blush.svg). I missed that criteria, but I can see your point. I looked around and found a few interesting discussions at the Village Pump, AFDs etc, on the subject of these types of articles. (IIRC I once came across someone putting an un-encyclopaedic list of bus routes [or was it a timetable?] on WP.)
I have no experience in AfD, a hangover from my IP editing days when CSD was much easier to do than AfD (couldn't create the AfD page as an IP!). I'll see what I can do, but it's getting late here (1.30 am!). Regards, 220 of Borg 14:32, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
I see you use Twinkle. In addition to the "csd" link it gives you, there's also an "xfd" link. Use it and everything else should be self-explanitory. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 20:29, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll look into that! - 220 of Borg 00:38, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Bushfires in Australia[edit]

Hi, 220 of Borg. I've responded to your comments on this article on my talk page. Cheers, Koro Neil (talk) 13:33, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

And thanks for your response. Much appreciated. Koro Neil (talk) 14:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Queensland government articles[edit]

Yes, there is a lot of updating needed on Queensland government articles. Some of the responsible Ministers have not been updated and some still need name changes. There are links to epa.qld.gov.au and now derm.qld.gov.au is out of date. As far as I can see updates have only been done on an ad-hoc basis. - Shiftchange (talk) 09:17, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Sounds like a job for a bot! I did a search for "fisheries.qld" and couldn't find any. There are ""dpi.qld" though, It appears that simply changing "dpi" to "daff" does not work, - 220 of Borg 10:47, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

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I'm Back (Sort of)[edit]

Yes guys and gals (and others). I Am Back (sort of). Too bad it looks like no one noticed I was gone for 2 months! Face-sad.svg 220 of Borg 06:50, 26 April 2013 (UTC).

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Re Jessica Yee[edit]

See the IP's most recent message. I've emailed emergency about it, and I'm really having a hard time not believing it's a troll, but better safe than sorry. Ian.thomson (talk) 01:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Concur Ian.thomson. I added a message and lk to Subjects contact info page on IPs talkpage: Wikipedia:Contact us - Subjects which has info-en-q@wikimedia.org for contact. (and have just added it to Yees' talkpage too). Is that best email for this issue? --220 of Borg 02:03, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
When I was at ANI, there's a message saying to report threats of violence there, so it seemed the best choice at the time. Are there other options? (For reporting threats of violence that is, your actions were also a good idea). Ian.thomson (talk) 02:09, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Your action seems correct, I assume you Emailed to emergency@wikimedia.org. This contact is also noted at the top of Wikipedia:Responding to threats of harm (shortcut wp:EMERGENCY). I went to the Yee talkpage expecting a message from the IP there per their last edit summary, but appears they meant their IP talkpage, so I posted there. Then after being offline a while, came back and as they had been blocked, I posted to the Yee talkpage too. --220 of Borg 03:31, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Adding life to local myths[edit]

Whoever created Captain chocomount obviously has too much time on their hands. It was funny to read, though. Taroaldo 09:07, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Indeed. Is there a barnstar for "Best Hoax Article by a New Editor", or perhaps "Most Obvious Hoax of the Day"? --220 of Borg 09:54, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Re: User:Momsagainstterrorists editing[edit]

Thanks a whole bunch for the heads-up. It looks like we have a WP:SPA crusader going here, possibly, though they did add at least one helpful extra citation. I followed up your comment on their talk page with an agreement and a little clarification in my own words, as well as reverted the changes on RNC Welcoming Committee. I'll keep an eye on this one in case it becomes an ongoing issue. Keep up the good work! - Vianello (Talk) 06:29, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

No worries. Some user names just make you go "Oh, no" don't they! (try 'Suckmypen15123' or 'Robotic Autofellatiing Chimpanzee" -at least "truth" wasn't in their monikers).Face-smile.svg I read your follow up comments and as you pointed out there is heaps of difference between a "Convicted Terrorist" and being convicted of "Gross Misdemeanor". 220 of Borg 09:39, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

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Smiley2 template[edit]

Hi, I have replied at Wikipedia talk:Emoticons#Template not working as specified! Reene grin.svg benzband (talk) 18:41, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Same again! benzband (talk) 19:30, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Answered there, both times! Reene grin.svg Sert - happy smile.svg --220 of Borg 16:14, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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Garrejones44444777[edit]

No problem -- I'm just glad I'm not the only one who knows about this editor now. :) Trivialist (talk) 11:26, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Possibly you should edit summary with "rvt Blocked editor" or "rvt sock" cause right now if they are editing via IP as 205.223.222.48 (talk · contribs) they are ducking their block as User:Garrejones44444777. (Along with mass edit-warring). I was wondering how anyone could have missed that sock farm at Warner Bros. Cartoons. You hadn't of course! Reene grin.svg
There are similar problems at Garrett Morgan, where an "un-encyclopaedic, un-cited/poorly sourced, possibly including original research and non-neutral POV" edit (my description) is constantly re-added, but not 4-5 edits each 'round'. Arguing over the invention of the Traffic light for Jehovahs sake! Confused-tpvgames.gif 220 of Borg 14:07, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
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Zig Zag changes[edit]

I have no problems with your changes. All I was trying to do was fix the use of a reference template that had not been properly implemented. Thanks --Chewings72 (talk) 09:51, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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Amelia_lewis reference section[edit]

thank you for your post. I am new to references and would like for them to end up like the following format

"Rendering for footnote full references"... the tool that you recommended search #REDIRECTtools:~dispenser/view/Reflinks

will it create this look? thank you Georginalewis (talk) 07:36, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

I was already putting some more help advice on your talk when you posted here. To keep the conversation in one place, I will answer on your talk page. :-) --220 of Borg 07:54, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Please help me to provide neutral tone for article[edit]

Hi, I got your message on my talk page, and I see the banner at the top. Can you tell me the specific sections that require redress? This is for Logan River Academy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgottesfeld (talkcontribs) 13:17, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

You have already made some improvements. That 'banner' is not exactly what I was after, perhaps tone would be a better way of saying it. The page just seems to be rather negative in 'tone'.
Please don't forget to sign your posts! 220 of Borg 13:39, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
The reality is that it is quite a terrible place, and that's part of why I feel the need to document it on Wikipedia. We've been doing a lot of investigate work, and I have primary sources, which we and others have now vetted (they corroborate) and made available online. If you've never looked into the Troubled Teen Industry, it's pretty shocking. It rocked me to my core, and we are not exagerating, Logan River is actually not the worst program kids can end up in. So, while I'm sure there are some positive aspects of the school, from the school's own perspective, there is little positive mention of it anywhere. We do note that their educational program is properly accredited, and that they are state licensed. The note about residential accreditation is very important, and relevant. It is also backed up by reliable U.S. government sources. Also, please check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN5hIcSIH78
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Note that I am using a tablet to edit and this is my FIFTH attempt after making much longer and more detailed replies that then 'disappeared' somehow, I am therefore at my wits end and half crazed so I may be a bit terse. I started trying over three hours ago!!!!!!
* If the website http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/index.php/testimonials is a wp:self-published source and/or wp:original research then it is very unlikely that it can be used as a source.
  • Remember "it is a terrible place." is only your point of view.
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  • Because of the severe editing problems I have had here please ask someone else for further help, I have lost all interest in this page for now. :-( 220 of Borg 02:42, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the invite Lankiveil. I would be very interested, unfortunately due to real life obligations, that only came up very recently, it is likely I will not be able to attend. :-( 220 of Borg 06:58, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for your welcome; advice request[edit]

Thank you for your welcome on my talk page.

I have a loose end with another editor. They reverted my edit to the censorship page, and we appear to disagree about what actions would constitute censorship. I think I asked about it on their talk page, but can't find that in their history anymore. I'm not aware of a reply. At what point do I give up on exploring the disagreement and put the content back anyway? ArthurDent006.5 (talk) 06:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

World Point Academy.[edit]

I've taken it down, but as a hoax or test page. I can't find any evidence of its existence, and being founded in 1900 in Ireland by someone with what looks like a West African name is rather unlikely. BTW as an educational establishment, it wasn't liable to A7 anyway. Those, if not copyvio as this undoubtedly is or spam, have to go to prod. I've left a reply to the claim that it was for study purposes on the author's talk page. Peridon (talk) 14:52, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

OK Peridon, thanks for letting me know. 220 of Borg 15:52, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

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YesY Santali and Asuri already fixed. Aurangabad done now. 220 of Borg 09:37, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Marriage and Health feeback[edit]

Hi 220 of Borg,

Thanks for your feedback, and kind words. I will fix the punctuation around the references, and add some wp:categorys. I will be adding a section on same-sex marriages shortly. I will see about adding a brief section on the main Marriage page linking to the Marriage and Health article. All best,

Bwshul — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bwshul (talkcontribs) 20:01, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Reene grin.svg Thanks, you're welcome. It's interesting I noticed that topic area was 'missing' from Marriage and health, not the sort of thing I usually get involved in. Probably because I looked at Marriage and that had section's on 'non-traditional' life partnerships.
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Mufti Mansurul haque[edit]

Hi, thanks for message. It's quite common for people writing about themselves to put the text on their user page either at the same time as posting an article or when the article is deleted. In this case, another editor then saw the user page posting, moved it to a sandbox and warned that it shouldn't have been on a user page. At that stage, fairly routine, and the editor hadn't even created the sandbox version himself. However, creating a new account to avoid the deletions is sockpuppetry, and I've blocked the user.

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FWIW, the page title was also incorrect, "mufti" is a title and not a name. Thanks for your help, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:34, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

I found Mufti Mansurul haque (Islamic scholar) Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:53, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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A11 speedy deletions.[edit]

Hi. Thanks for patrolling new pages, but WP:CSD#A11 was not the right tag for pages like {{Horeisa]] and Hot Sandy Desert. A11 is restricted to cases where the article "plainly indicates that the subject was invented/coined/discovered by the article's creator or someone they know personally" - e.g. "Flooble is a word invented by me and my friend Jackie". It was devised for cases which were not hoaxes in the sense of attempt to deceive, and didn't qualify for A7, but were obviously made up one day.

Horeisa etc didn't have the evidence that they were made up by the article author (though I expect they were), but they qualified for WP:CSD#G3 blatant hoax, and that's how I deleted them. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 19:05, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for advice. :-) 220 of Borg 19:11, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

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re. I syng of a mayden[edit]

Both makes their own sense, but to specify the 'Immaculate Conception' instead of the generic 'conception of Mary' would be anachronistic, and attributes a modern dogma to a text and period when the conception could be immaculate, but was never the Immaculate Conception. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Helkaluin (talkcontribs) 15:19, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

BLPPROD[edit]

Please be a bit more discriminating about which articles you propose for deletion under BLPPROD. It is only applicable to biographies of living people, but several of the articles you have applied it to recently have been biographies of dead people. — Paul A (talk) 03:04, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Whoops! Editing late at night probably. :O 220 of Borg 03:16, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

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nice catch,[edit]

this. Dlohcierekim 00:27, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Face-grin.svg. Bit of luck there, it appeared 2nd on the Special:NewPagesFeed . Though, to anyone who has seen the recent discussions about the issue, and any of the bogus pages it was rather obvious. The page name and odd "Caseey" spelling caught my eye, then the layout and nonexistent sources clinched it. (I thought it was currently at AN/I, but I couldn't find it there, hence I couldn't specify the sockmaster, initially.) 220 of Borg 00:58, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Leeteuk[edit]

i add family tragedy of Leeteuk by --Sunuraju (talk) 02:24, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes I know you did, and you were reverted, so what is your point in posting this message?
You should be discussing any problem with that page at Talk:Leeteuk. 220 of Borg 03:07, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, thanks for your edit to this article, but I've partially undone it because FESPIC Games is by far the most common way to refer to the event in my experience; spelling out the acronym is like saying "National Aeronautics and Space Administration" instead of "NASA". Graham87 15:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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Having never heard of the 'FESPIC' event I wouldn't know. But isn't it a good idea to 'spell it out' on first use of the term? I often come across acronyms that may be familiar to the creator of the page, but are not obvious to me. I wonder how many people don't know what NASA is? I am editing from a tablet which doesn't give me the pop-ups of linked pages that a laptop would, so I am more aware of this than previously. 220 of Borg 15:25, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Nope, because its expanded form is almost never used. I don't get popups of linked pages either because they aren't read by my screen reader (by personal choice), and I also hate It when acronyms are used where their spelt-out forms are just as common and less ambiguous (New South Wales versus NSW, for instance). But I think terms like the FESPIC Games, the FINA World Aquatics Championships, and the IPC Athletics World Championships shouldn't be expanded because their spelt-out forms are so obscure and unwieldy. Graham87 09:13, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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If you haven't noticed, an IP linked to SP tripled the page size by adding a huge number of unnecessary in-text links and also placed links in section headings. Please keep an eye on it if you can and I'll take the issue to wp:AN/I If I have to. Regards, 220 of Borg 11:50, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Mongochang (talk) 03:36, 20 February 2014 (UTC) Howdy, was wondering if you could review the issues for the MongoLab page. Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mongochang (talkcontribs) 03:33, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

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Morcombe infobox[edit]

I just realised that changing suspect to something else removes it entirely from the info box, so leaving it as it is, is certainly fair enough. However in future, is there another type of info box? Or since the perpetrator is discussed in the lead, do we even need to address it in the info box at all? Ashton 29 (talk) 06:57, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure. I think there used to more types of infobox but they were combined into fewer, with lots of fields. I rarely add them myself, so not expert on the issue. It is actually template:infobox news event that is used, and it has a 'convicted' field, so I think you can change perpetrator to convicted, and it should work. As to whether it is required, 'normal practice' would be my guide. 220 of Borg 07:17, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I changed it and it worked as stated. 220 of Borg 07:23, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Blog reference for 2013 International Child Pornography Investigation[edit]

Not sure if I should answer you here or in my own 'talk.' I found the original of the piece that was mirrored in godlikeproductions.com . The cited appendix of contact and photographic offenses is highly reliable - I have laboriously re-checked the figures from the newspaper articles and the web-linked court documents for all 54 publicized arrestees, and the figures check out (I've made a 600-page Word document that has the primary news articles for all U.S. and most non-US Spade arrests pasted into it). The original posting of the article I found in godlikeproductions is at http://en.boywiki.org/wiki/Pedophobe_of_the_Year:Paul_Krawczyk%2CToronto_Police

I can't immediately propose a solution for the dilemma that some readers may doubt the information because of its source. I wrote for the LGBT press in the 1970s and everything we said was considered politically self-interested and discreditable; nowadays grad students email me because the material we wrote about is part of their thesis. Perhaps history will need to repeat itself with information from the automatically discreditable deviants of the present day. To insert the information without using Mr. Najarian's compilation would require inserting over 50 references, and it would appear to be primary research. If this aspect of the story has to be omitted, we'll leave it to the grad students of 2025. Boywiki.org is offline for software upgrading until Apr 2 according to a notice that was posted the day I was looking at it. Godlikeproductions.com is - not surprisingly - a paranoid website, but it only rejects primary IP addresses like yours if someone has used them, or has maliciously reported them, for spamming. People generally should be able to see it with no problem as long as they're not using a proxy server, but it did reject one server host I was at that had been briefly subverted by a bot net.

Thanks again for giving me the benefit of your experience.

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Boywiki.org does not sound like a reliable source. 'Wiki' strongly suggests it is a wp:Self published source. I don't know all the ins and outs of sourcing, but we do have wp:Reliable sources noticeboard which may help you check a sources acceptability. This is pretty controversial information about living people (arrest/conviction for child pornography offenses!) so per wp:BLP it must be reliably sourced. I'm not even sure if we would normally list all convictions in huge cases like this, the case is notable, not necessarily each convicted person. 220 of Borg 16:03, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
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Unfortunately, this is an interestingly marginal case, because even though the source itself is probably considered self-published, the information referred to is an accurate compilation of data from 50 - 80 ironclad reliable sources (Daily newspapers or Justice Dept. documents). The individual cases mentioned in the sources are mostly not notable, but the data, as compiled in numerical form, are highly notable (or 'is notable' if you take 'data' as a singular). Can a case be made for compilations merely summarizing reliable information? (I have some deadlines coming up and I may not be able to pursue this wiki-cratic conundrum promptly). In any case, the biographical information associated with the names of arrestees is impeccably protected from falsehood, and the persons are not mentioned in wikipedia in any case. Dan Perrens (talk) 14:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

I can only again suggest you take it up on the Reliable sources noticeboard or perhaps ask at the Village pump. Oh, and you don't need to use a talkback unless you want me to see a message posted elsewhere, I get a notification any time my talkpage is edited. - 220 of Borg 15:13, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

The Ryan Loskarn information[edit]

I'm still tracing where the confusion might have come in about the statement about the basement, but http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/196635-loskarns-mother-releases-open-letter-he-wrote-before-committing still says, today,

"The former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) who committed suicide left behind an open letter where he says he was drawn to child pornography because he was abused as a child.

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, hanged himself in his parents’ basement in Sykesville, Md., last week, just over a month after he was arrested on child pornography charges."

It's not a major point, but I check all facts with life-or-death attention because I like accuracy Dan Perrens (talk) 15:21, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I did see other sources mention it but they appeared to have got it from that hill.com blog. It's not that important where it happened, just they he did suicide. But if we say it was in the basement, we need a wp:Reliable source to support it.
Odd, I am quite certain I couldn't find basement mentioned, but it is certainly there! :-\ 220 of Borg 16:31, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message![edit]

Hi 220 of Borg, and thanks for the heads up. I'm afraid I'm not terribly good at picking up on sock puppets! Thanks again, Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 08:11, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

No worries, Pete! (I'm the nosey, suspicious type! ;-) ) WikiDan61 opened a sockpuppet investigation and the two socks I mentioned and an IP got blocks. And lots of "xxxxx, Wonderville" pages got deleted. Isn't there a Filipino Wikipedia? I couldn't understand about 70% of their postings! :-\ - 220 of Borg 12:54, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, 220 of Borg. There are a lotta languages spoken in the Philippines. The official languages are Filipino and English. I guess the "Filipino Wikipedia" is this Wikipedia and the Tagalog Wikipedia. Thanks again!--Shirt58 (talk) 11:13, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Indeed a lot, "120 to 175". Hopefully the editor will find their way to a Wiki or Wikipedia where that can put together a coherent sentence! (in some language)  ;-) - 220 of Borg 12:33, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

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Asif Ali Laghari[edit]

100% agreed with your comments on my talk page, I know about WP:Notability. I don't have any connection with Miller Henry and Asif Ali Laghari. My job is to tag the pages for deletion and removing copyrighted material from Wikipedia. I saw the page during editing when Miller created it, I go through Laghari's contribution that purely show significance of the article since he is young researcher. The article written so for is about the person whose notability can be judge by his contributions, Reliable Publications at this age. I just uploaded his photo on Wikipedia when I go through his Social page and there were clearly written that he himself gave permission to use his photos and I clearly declared Licensed on File. Hope you got the point clearly Nechlison (talk) 09:59, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Striking out section titles[edit]

I made a slight modification to this edit because it caused a table of contents to be rendered as "struck out". See the "next edit" for the fix. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:48, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. That was an odd result. The section links still worked though. ;-)
While we're on it, my 'suspiciousness' led me to follow the 'other' editor, Nechilson's archives (they removed the CSD from Laghari's page). They led to the pages of user 'HitroMilanese' (HM) that the struck-out talkpage post happened to come from. Interestingly 'Nechilson' seems to have copied the entire talkpage layout from HM's talkpage. Funny that!  It looks like a duck to me
I have informed HitroMilanese - 220 of Borg 00:05, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Category[edit]

There really does need to be a user-space Category:Wikipedians of Borg or some such. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:50, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps for next April 1. I should have though of it myself, though I don't think there are many Borg editing WP. Admin BorgQueen (talk · contribs) comes to mind, and there is BorgHunter (talk · contribs) and a few more. - 220 of Borg 01:05, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't know about editing, but some people probably think everyone in this list thinks with a hive mind *joke*. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:23, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
It is left as an exercise to the reader as to if BorgQueen and myself became sysops because of the hive mind, or if the sysop hive mind formed because of us. —BorgHunter (talk) 22:18, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Ha ha!
@Davidwr: I prefer a 'Former Big Time IP editor' category myself, though not very practical.
• It's nice to have some 'visitors' here, I had over 30 editors watching my IP talkpage back then. Now they seem few and far between. Unfortunately colleagues and friends from those days are no longer around, like TFOWR (talk · contribs), or rarely editing.  :-( 220 of Borg 07:42, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

2014 Mount Everest avalanche[edit]

If the 1995 avalanche occurred on Mount Everest then shouldn't the names of all the people who died be listed in the article "List of people who died climbing Mount Everest"? 72.87.103.201 (talk) 06:56, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

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Thanks for your valuable suggestions. Being a newbie, I need to learn a lot. Hope to get help from people like you in future as well. Trying to incorporate as many changes as possible. Trying to learn faster. Thnx Shreyas1011 (talk) 17:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome, :-) , though most of the 'advice' is pre-written templates. The Referencing part is all my 'original' work though. --220 of Borg 16:57, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Jhangail[edit]

Thanks, you won't need to check for a month this time... Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:32, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Although it's easier when they ask to be blocked (: actually not done; given the suspect English, I'm checking it what is intended Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:35, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Jim. I take an occasional look at my CSD log, IIRC that is how I found 'Jhangail' again. As for that message on your talk, yes rather hard to make out.:-\. And from a look at edits on Teofilo Bastida Camomot, some wp:competence issues, in English at least.
  • I thought I 'knew' you from somewhere, see Mufti Mansurul haque earlier on this page from last December. :-) --220 of Borg 06:34, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

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Renzoy16 is a company mole[edit]

obviously his been planted by his station abs cbn so that he could promote and campaign for his company you have a mole cant you see — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jiltsedge (talkcontribs) 15:10, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm MCaecilius. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, مشاغل تهران, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. M. Caecilius (talk) 07:24, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I didn't realise that tagging it for translation would mark it as reviewed, though I had some suspicion it may have been promotional. Is that why you un-reviewed it? --220 of Borg 07:30, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
I thought that instead of just marking the page as needing translation, it would be good to get some reviewer who knows the language to actually see if it is a candidate for speedy deletion. Thus I unreviewed it. M. Caecilius (talk) 08:17, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
No problem, though it took me some digging to find the log where you unreviewed the page. Still have a feeling it'll end up being a promo piece. --220 of Borg 08:28, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Robert Kiss[edit]

Thanks, I'll take a look too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:09, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

I made these edits, despamming, removing a dead link and spam links to commercial sales sites like iTunes and discogs. The only surviving ref is to Sunskull which is not independent nor does it verify the text. Do you think the prod should go back on? Feel free to undo or modify any of my edits, i do tend to swing thescythe vigorously Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:32, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Ducks scythe! (Swish!!!!) I think you undid a few of my edits there! I didn't look at the refs as I was 'fiddling' with removing the dreaded red Cite errors, which brought me to the page in the first place. Yes, he has been going around adding and linking 'Sunskull' to their webpage. He did it at Zoltan Bathory too, I removed that, but other text he added is unreferenced. Was also using WP pages as a refs, though I've told 'Kiss' that's not allowed.
• Re-PROD at your discretion.
• Is it OK to have in-text links to the Hungarian WP, as he has done so in several places on his BLP? -220 of Borg 14:17, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry for any collateral damage! I don't know if the hu links are MoS, but they function like normal wikilinks so I don't have a problem with them. I might reprod later, after a prawn curry and Cobra Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:38, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
No problem, I think it'll probably be deleted, for self promotion if nothing else. Cobra, or Sith Cobra ?--220 of Borg 16:53, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Cobra, curry, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:27, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
That looks really yummy! Never had curried prawns. Had a nice Angus beef burger sandwich and salad for dinner tonight though. :-) And it's what I call UZzZzZzT time for me, well past actually! (UTC +10)--220 of Borg 17:46, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Self-revert[edit]

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Experiment!? Not! Simultaneous CSD templating is more like it. :-P --220 of Borg 08:13, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

re:Edit summaries[edit]

Sorry about this. On Chinese Wikipedia not many people use edit summaries, therefore I am still not too used to do that. I'll definitely try to use summaries a bit more.

Regarding the graphs I've deleted, the reason was already stated in the previous deletion. And since most of the other articles using these graphs are deleted (Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_military_dictatorships, Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_dictatorships, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of modern dictators in Latin America), I could not see why these graphs should not be removed.--Jsjsjs1111 (talk) 14:20, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Disruptive edit for no reason[edit]

Mister, what is the reason (no explanation) for coming to my talk page and deleting an entire reply I made to another editor in the China Service Medal section? YahwehSaves (talk) 06:13, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

I am as surprised about that as you are! Face-surprise.svg I actually have little idea how it happened.
Obviously I must have been looking at your talk page history or contributions, though I can't recall why. Using an Android tablet computer it's rather easy to accidentally touch rollback.
I am sorry I didn't notice it when it happened. Facepalm3.svg Facepalm
How about a little AGF? Face-sad.svg --220 of Borg 07:13, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Empire building[edit]

Ahah - I think they are trying to think of how to tax the sun next... solar panels will have meters on them...satusuro 09:17, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Santhosh Pandit[edit]

I tend to AGF for everyone unless it's very blatant vandalism. Whispering 20:14, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Me too, (though it's hard sometimes Face-sad.svg) but to what are you referring exactly? --220 of Borg 00:49, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Sunway Monorail[edit]

Erm hi, regarding the sunway monorail, it was demolished a few years ago and an elevated pedestrian walkway is built on it. I went to the monorails.org webpage's asia section , and unsurprisingly it was not found.

Kwong Tung Nan (talk) 11:57, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Keep in mind that personal knowledge is not a reliable source, so we need a source for that text, unless you are specifically referring to the external link only? If we had a title for the page at monorail.org we would have a better chance of finding it. I have tried, and haven't found it there.
If a link is dead it's better to mark it as such than delete it, then try to find it again, or replace it.--220 of Borg 12:16, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Tunable crystals article[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tunable White-Light-Emitting Nanocrystals - I took 2 of his articles to AfD today. Dougweller (talk) 15:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for the message. I had a look at the Afds. AGF, but seems like editor is a 'We-invented-it warrior'. :-\ Yawn, UzT for me! --220 of Borg 18:35, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

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Veejay Anantha[edit]

@Gogo Dodo: Thanks for the block on Samanantha (talk · contribs), now I can get some sleep!--220 of Borg 19:50, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Sleep is a good thing! -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 19:52, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, that #£%& owes me over an hour. :-\ UzT! --220 of Borg 19:56, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Oscar Dystel[edit]

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Un-sourced Airline/Airport edits[edit]

@SideshowBob7: @SempreVolando:
You guys may be interested to know that William.Sudarpo (talk · contribs) has been 'indeffed' for vandalism. [2]. They made an un-sourced change to EVA Air ~30 mins. after 'Sideshows' final warning. What really got me was their blatantly erroneous edit to a biography page, 3 hours after a lvl 3 warning!
* My full Wp:AIV report is here. --220 of Borg 02:24, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

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Discussion at Talk:Cory Doctorow#Cory Doctorow and Creative Commons[edit]

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Maya articles[edit]

Hi 220 of Borg, I've gone through the list of Maya articles that you provided. Many were culled from articles that I had written, but the refs had been stripped out - I've reestablished the referencing. Others, while apparently genuine, were referenced to other Wiki articles. There were also a lot of assumptions being made about birth- and death- places (i.e. if a king ruled in a place, he was born and died there... not so!) Anyway, I've put refs into most of the articles, hopefully they look a bit better now. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 14:12, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that, as I said, exactly the right person. I think I can see how the cites/footnotes got seperated from the sources then. Did they actually copy your text without attribution? --220 of Borg 14:28, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, from fully referenced Wikipedia articles, mainly from Copán, but also from Nojpetén and Spanish conquest of Petén, possibly from others. There are also a number of articles that aren't based on stuff I wrote. Simon Burchell (talk) 14:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Well that editor has been rather naughty, but if the refs are all sorted there are much more important things to worry about, like the Nigerian sockpuppets I have been chasing recently. Only been socking since 2012!
I had a similar ref fix once, someone had copied all the text in a section, then opened the edit window and pasted the 'raw' text in again. It had everything there, even the [n] boxes but no actual refs! Easy to fix, once you work out WTF was going on! --220 of Borg 14:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Reply to your message[edit]

Hi there. To respond to the message you left on my talk page, I created that page. I still have access to the "soulbust" account, and I actually made a request to change my name back to that username. After realizing that I created the article on that account, I realized the confusion that could cause, but I have no real idea what to about that or my username. I do have access to both the soulbust and bobcatwaterlion accounts, and I edit on the latter, but what I want to do is have my contributions and username to be registered under the soulbust account, as the previously were. I figure that if that can't be done, however, that it would be fine to keep having them registered on the bobcatwaterlion account. Bobcatwaterlion (talk) 13:05, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Reply to your message about the page "Colin Moriarty"[edit]

Hi, this is Kayne Fegeley. My reply is that I was unaware of a rule of no external links in the body of the wiki as I've seen other pages who have done so. So I put the external links there and what not. But when I came back and saw that you edited them out, I was like "Oh". But I decided to put them back because after you had edited it, there must have been a mistake because they were left as red links and so, still not realizing there was a rule against external links in the body of the wiki, decided to put the links back. I acknowledge the mistakes on my part. Sorry. — Preceding undated comment added 13:31, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Reply to your message about multiple Colin Moriarty pages[edit]

This is Kayne Fegeley. There is most likely multiple Colin Moriarty pages for the reason that on an episode of The GameOverGreggy Show posted at 0:00 PST/3:00 EST on YouTube when Colin Moriarty himself asked of people to make him a Wikipedia page, and thus how the internet works, multiple fans of Colin and the show decided "Hey, I'll make a brand new page for him!" instead of assisting the already created pages in creating a proper page. And here we are with multiple pages. — Preceding undated comment added 13:40, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Nixon2[edit]

Agree that it is almost certainly the same user. Also see Green Khan (talk · contribs) Camw (talk) 01:15, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Concur, think I picked that one up, here may be a few more. I popped over to Commons and nominated Bridgett Starr's calendar pic for deletion as a copyvio, and the Kim Revell pic is also being looked at. Had a look at the history of each of the calendar Matildas bio page, and saw what was happening in the past.
Symbol opinion vote.svg- There are still two redlinked names, so I think "Nixon" will be back. :-\ --220 of Borg 01:58, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
@Jenks24: Highly likely same editor. Can't see much encyclopaedic value in a description of exactly what bits of female anatomy, interesting as they may be visually, are on display. The calendar issue is IIRC effectively covered (or uncovered?) on the Matildas page. The name of the calendar, and that it was apparently un-successful, may be worthwhile mentioning there, though that may 'encourage' Nixon. Wikipedia:CSD#G5(created by a banned user) is a possibility, or WP:CSD#A10(duplicates an existing topic) or maybe WP:CSD#A7 (No indication of importance). User:Sam Sailor did WP:CSD#G11, it but got knocked back. --220 of Borg 19:36, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
G5'd it, thanks. Jenks24 (talk) 12:19, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
@Jenks24: Meant to ping you back (again) actually. Didn't realise you were an Admin! The calendar page wasn't too bad, apart from their obsession with describing what body parts were on show, though as I said before, it can easily be covered on the main 'Matilda's' page. Even the individual pages about each player involved may not need a mention of it, certainly not that "... her left boob was exposed." Especially when some of their BLPs are, or were, very short on the details of her sporting achievements. (I wonder what would happen if the media got wind of this: Wikipedia Nude Calendar Editing Shock Horror Scandal, etc!)
  • However, being created by an almost certain sock puppet of a blocked editor is a problem. Is it required, or merely 'standard practice' to remove any edits by blocked editors? I presume you've had a peek at the SPI I added five socks to yesterday? Several of the Matildas BLPs were created by recent likely Nixon2 socks. ie. Traci Bartlett & Kim Revell.
  • They may be branching out beyond the Matildas too, see Nizam002 (talk · contribs) and this edit.--220 of Borg 16:28, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Must admit sockpuppets and whatnot aren't my forte (might be the first time I've ever deleted something as G5 now I think about it), but my understanding is that contributions from blocked/banned users can be deleted, not that they must. So my thoughts were we really don't need an article on the calendar, but for the Matildas players who obviously are notable it makes more sense to try and salvage them. I've tidied up the Bartlett article a bit and removed anything about the nude calendar. Just glanced at the SPI, good to see that a range block has been applied, hopefully it's effective. Jenks24 (talk) 14:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

More socks[edit]

@Camw: As predicted above, I have found Five more likely Nixon2 socks. It seems they were at work even before the last socks were blocked. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Nixon2. --220 of Borg 22:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

All confirmed and blocked! (Plus Khan and Nizam mentioned above) See SPI page. --220 of Borg 02:41, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikilinking[edit]

Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed an article you worked on. Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

This applies to infoboxes, too.

Thanks, and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 08:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Well I know that. :-\ I de-linked a date & year there [3]. I didn't bother(?) to de-link all the links the page creator BP50Asep (talk · contribs) put in. I actually remove quite a lot of overlinkings, though not for a few days (IGN x 2). I may overlink countries a bit. Hm, you've only got ~ 5x (!) my (true) edit count, but I'll keep your advice in mind. :-P ;-) If you find anywhere I've over linked, let me know. Face-smile.svg--220 of Borg 09:16, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Terry m. ananny[edit]

Who is that banned user? OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 03:46, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

@OccultZone: They are Ananny (talk · contribs). Already added to a current SPI. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ananny. --220 of Borg 03:55, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
We are probably having same time then, also check [4] and [5]. For now, backlog is blessed! OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 03:58, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Spotahome[edit]

Hi, I got a message at that my article Spotahome may not meet Wikipedia guidelines and may not be retained. I have contributed articles in the past and am generally familiar with the guidelines. I tried my best to use quality references. Is there any way I could get more specific feeback about this article? Is there anything I can do to improve it so it's not deleted, or is it simply a problem with the subject matter? There are articles on similar companies with about the same level of notoriety, therefore I don't see why an article about this company wouldn't be allowed. I look forward to your feedback. Sweeeedishfish (talk) 11:57, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

@Sweeeedishfish: I noted that a page of the same name, written by you, had been deleted before in April, See here. Because "Article ..., which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject".
I sent you the 'Welcome' because you may find it helpful in learning about WP policies. Not necessarily because there is anything wrong with the page. However, "Founded .... in March of 2014", suggests a definite lack of notability. Each page is 'judged' according to WP policy and that page's merits, other pages are not really relevant. See Other stuff exists.
I assume good faith (till demonstrated otherwise). However, if, if, you are connected to this website in any way, then you have a conflict of interest and should not be writing a page about it. Regards, --220 of Borg 12:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


Hellos[edit]

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You deleted an article I was writing about Pádraig Ó Caoimh and put a link to an article about a different man. They are two different people with the same name. How do I get the text back? I was just about to add the references. Thank you. Dunmanus (talk) 18:13, 6 July 2014 (UTC)Dunmanus

As shown above, I linked to the article and it is still there. It has not been deleted. See also: Padraig O'Keeffe and Patrick O'Keeffe (politician). Hope this helps. – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 18:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
@Paine Ellsworth: I should have removed that 'help me'. I copied the post back to the editor's talkpage and sorted it out there. Apparently they are different political people of exactly the same name, both took part in the Irish War of Independence (Tan War), and were born only 20 years apart. With the musician of the same name (in Irish) I can see a dab page coming.--220 of Borg 19:17, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, 220 of Borg, for now the difference should be noted in hatnotes. – Paine  02:08, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Agree. and thanks for helping. I think you are almost my first (talk page stalker). ;-) --220 of Borg 02:14, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Stay long enough and you'll get more. I monitor the Category:Wikipedians looking for help, in which pages are sorted that are tagged with {{Help}}. Joys! – Paine  02:24, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I see you've 'hat-noted' the appropriate pages. Coming up on 5 years editing WP (first ≈21/6 on a static IP), I have "less than 30" page watchers now, but as an IP I had 32 watchers! Perhaps a static IP that had so many edits was a novelty, or they wanted to keep an eye on me?Face-angel.svg More likely some have left WP, or haven't noticed that I have a registered account, though a few recognised 'me' without being told. --220 of Borg 03:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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Sreeja Chandran[edit]

@Shirt58:

Hi Pete (Not 'Shirty' as I said once ;-) As per your edit notice, on my talkpage.

I don't know if you noticed, but I heard a lot of 'quacking', on the Sreeja Chandran page. The three red linked new registered accounts all seem to be SPA's as they have only edited this page. Valid deletion templates were removed at least 4 times. (3 different editors nominated the page for deletion.) This edit here for example, before your first one. Leaning towards meatpuppets rather than socks a bit now. 'Balan25' for example is the only editor that made large deletions. Do you think I'm being too suspicious? --220 of Borg 14:07, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi! No, 220, I don't think you are being too suspicious. Maybe they are the same person; maybe they are different people pushing the same agenda. I can see their deleted contributions, and it looks like it would support an WP:SPI. Looks like it's somewhat over-enthusiastic but well-meaning fans, though. Or, as you point out, a somewhat over-enthusiastic but well-meaning fan, in the singular.
Even if some or all of 'em got blocked, it would appear that Sreeja Chandran is probably a notable enough TV actor to have a Wikipedia article: the TV network is for real, the TV show is for real, and there's no indication that the person is anything other than what is presented in the article. (I've come across some stuff that is faked like you wouldn't believe - I'll let you know next time I see something.) You could take the article to AfD if you want, but there may well be enough Hindi and Tamil language press to get Ms Chandran over the line as well.
Oh yeah: JackofOz still calls me "Shirty" and he's been around even longer that I have, so that's fine by me. Face-smile.svg Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 09:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for message. Considering what you say, I think I'll leave the ducks alone for now, so long as they don't 'quack' more. Getting a bit fed up with such things. Been getting far more involved in page deletions (NPP) lately and running into socks far more than I expected. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Anzwalla for example and very 'enthusiastic' editor Boraj Tanwaran (talk · contribs), who asked me to recreate their deleted page for them. Face-surprise.svg --220 of Borg 10:07, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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CDH Proton Center[edit]

Thanks for your edits to the Cdh Proton Center page. How can I better establish notability, other than the links/references I included? There's a good amount of secondary sources regarding the facility. Please let me know what I can do, thanks! Also, how can I get the name properly capitalized? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IChevako (talkcontribs) 15:26, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

@IChevako: WP:Notability may give some guidance as to notability. Adding secondary sources that are genuinely independent will help. If by capitalised, you mean 'CDH Proton Center', see wp:Move. Don't forget to wp:sign your posts. I also suggest that you make another seperate post in future rather than edit a two week old message!, though I hadn't answered it yet. :-\ . I've also underlined your addition.--220 of Borg 16:24, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Don't Delete Henrik Verder[edit]

Please don't delete this as I'm currently editing and adding references. --Geneticcuckoo (talk) 19:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

@Genetic cuckoo: Only Admins delete, I just tagged it. You had a week anyway under PROD, but especially with BLPs you shouldn't put a page in the main space without references. Please change most "Henrik"s to "Verder" as we don't refer to people by their first names. I tried twice but got edit conflicts with you. :-\ About 8 places need it changed, the first line remains with his full name.--220 of Borg 19:42, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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