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I severely disagree with the idea of listing university rankings for ~20 years across discontinued rankings. Users want concurrent, fast info. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:56, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

References for university league tables[edit]

Hi there. I notice that you've recently been a range of rankings to articles on British universities. Would it be possible for you to add citations for all of the currently unreferenced figures? I mean, you must have a source yourself, to have included them.

Per WP:V, these numbers need sourcing so that these can be verified. I'm sure you've been striving to keep the numbers accurate, but even some of the cited figures are occasionally wrong. Thanks. — mholland (talk) 03:41, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Please correct any typo's you spot, and let me know, as they're probably down to cut'n'paste errors at this end (while pasting in references). As to sources:

The full "Guardian", "Sunday Times", "Independent" and "Compelete University Guide" history can be obtained by following the references. OCR or cut-n paste into a spreadsheet and check away.

Note: The pre 2003 Guardian rankings are based on teaching standards e.g.,11985,723214,00.html

I've noticed a few differences between "Independent" and "Compelete University Guide" rankings (In 2009 it's the sort order were the scores tie e.g vs, Currently double checking 2008. Also I've spotted two editions of the same Guardian table, one has a few of the newer institutions missing, so the Ranks differ, but the scores are the same e.g. the 2004 book, printed 2003, is missing Oxford Brookes and Westminster, but they can be seen in the on-line table for the year, and the Telegraph unibigpic.jpg image below.

For "The Times Good University", were you can't source an on-line copy, pick one up in paper format (Details on this page). Generally a non current copy can be obtained for £2.00, from a charity shop, or £0.01 + p&p from Amazon. From "1998" each guide details the previous years / publication's rank.

If you have the time the original paper's can be found on-line e.g.


  • The Times archive can work out expensive, The Guide / Tables are serialised over several days / articles. It all started in October 2002, second edition May 2003....
  • The "Newstext" site will only return a complete set of search results once you have signed in / have credit.
  • The Title year is generally the published year + 1. With the exception of 2000-1, were the same Times table can be found with both titles.
  • A number of bodies have scanned copies of the historic league tables out on the web e.g. Telegraph table of tables 2003 (references previous years tables): but the title year or even publication may not be correct, need to cross reference a section of the ranks / scroes to a reliable source.
  • See League tables of British universities

Sign your postings[edit]

First, when you post any comment on a talk page, like this, please sign your posting with four tildes: ~~~~. Also, please do not put your comments in the middle of a posting by someone else, since that makes it look like they made the comment rather than you. It is best to start a new section when you are starting a new discussion. Second, why are you complaining in mid-April about an edit from January 4 ???? I did not originally add the "citation needed" templates. In fact I removed them, then re-added them, since a lot of unreferenced claims were being made. A wikilink to another Wikipedia article is not a "reference" since Wikipedia itself is not considered a reliable source, and thre is nothing to make sure that each claim in a summary like this is supported by references in the other article linked to. Both articles are likely to be in a continual state of flux, independent of the other. Each article should have reliable sources to support controversial claims, especially about disputed priority of invention.Thirs, please provide a link to the posting you are talking about, like I did above, so the other person does not have to waste a lot of time paging back through all the edits to get to the one under discussion. Thanks for helping to improve the article. Edison (talk) 02:05, 18 April 2009 (UTC)


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Thanks for reading. -- Trevj (talk) 09:31, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm Jschnur. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Scoto-Norman, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Jschnur (talk) 02:00, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Undone: "Scoto-Saxon" appears in the same OED 'scoto-' etymology referenced earlier -- (talk) 02:37, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Content removed[edit]

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Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 19:26, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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Just spotted your message, that material was originally posted by a different IP e.g.

Difference between revisions -Revision as of 11:27, 11 June 2009 -

I did revert some vandalism to the content in 2010, but haven't touched the page since, so not the source of the 2013 content your DMCA takedown request refers to:

Difference between revisions - Revision as of 16:00, 27 March 2010 (talk) 13:11, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, but the notice I was asked to provide users of your IP address relates to the addition of the original content, here: [1]. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 14:02, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, but looking more closely at it, I see that all you added there was a list of books. So I do need to go back to the drawing board and apologies for misidentification. You would be welcome to remove the notice anyway, but please feel free to do so. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 14:04, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Pruned more than removed (talk) 15:22, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

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