User talk:BMRR

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Come back[edit]

Hi BMRR, I see that you have decided to retire. I hope it will be a temporary break and you will return. Your edits have been extremely valuable, as have your pictures. If it is not temporary, I wish you all the best in your endeavors.--TM 05:30, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at 117.199.96.131's talk page.

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi BMRR. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:46, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I don't know if we've ever talked, but I've seen your edits around a lot, especially Maine-related articles. Glad to see you're back. Soap 01:33, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome back! I retired from Wikipedia and was gone for about three years, but recently had an urge to write an article about a local architect (Wilbur R. Ingalls, Jr.) and decided to come out of retirement. I probably won't be as active as I used to be, but it's nice to be back and I appreciate the warm welcome. :-) —BMRR (talk) 01:40, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Your input is requested at WikiProject Maine![edit]

Flag of Maine.svg Hello fellow WikiProject Maine members!
 
I'm trying to breathe a little new life into WP:WP ME and as such I have posted a few questions on the project's talk page that I would like to get some feedback from all of the project's members on!
  1. There are apparently a lot of inactive members on our participants list (and even a user that has been blocked for years). What do we as a project want to do about inactive or blocked users? I have some ideas on the issue, but would love feedback from others.
    • Remove blocked users that appear to be no longer interested in participating in developing Wikipedia.
    • Users with zero activity at all in three years are unlikely to come back. I suggest that we remove them from the mailing list and deactivate any categorizing feature of a userbox on their page. When doing this, we must make sure to leave a note on their talk page explaining that since they have been off-wiki for three years that they have been removed from the list as a purely technical measure and they are more than welcome to add themselves back to the list if they choose to start editing again.
    • Users with zero activity on wiki for 18 months may come back, despite it being unlikely. I would suggest that we mark those users as inactive on our mailing list, and stop sending them messages like this one to prevent their user talk page from filling up with irrelevant notices.
    • Users with zero activity on wiki for at least six months should be marked as inactive in the mailing list template, but should still receive mailings.
  2. I'm also trying to gauge some interest in there being a Great American Wikinic in Maine! If you are interested, possible locations might include Portland, Augusta, and or Bangor, please make a note in the appropriate section on our talk page!
  3. We should create a template to use for mass mailings from this wikiproject so all we need to do is enter our message and signature and the general format of the box and image and title and stuff will stay familiar. What is your opinion on this idea? Do you have any preferences to what that may look like (because I think this looks horrible compared to some I've seen from other projects)?
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Your input is requested at WikiProject Maine![edit]

Flag of Maine.svg Hello fellow WikiProject Maine members!
 
I'm trying to breathe a little new life into WP:WP ME and as such I have posted a few questions on the project's talk page that I would like to get some feedback from all of the project's members on!
  1. There are apparently a lot of inactive members on our participants list (and even a user that has been blocked for years). What do we as a project want to do about inactive or blocked users? I have some ideas on the issue, but would love feedback from others.
    • Remove blocked users that appear to be no longer interested in participating in developing Wikipedia.
    • Users with zero activity at all in three years are unlikely to come back. I suggest that we remove them from the mailing list and deactivate any categorizing feature of a userbox on their page. When doing this, we must make sure to leave a note on their talk page explaining that since they have been off-wiki for three years that they have been removed from the list as a purely technical measure and they are more than welcome to add themselves back to the list if they choose to start editing again.
    • Users with zero activity on wiki for 18 months may come back, despite it being unlikely. I would suggest that we mark those users as inactive on our mailing list, and stop sending them messages like this one to prevent their user talk page from filling up with irrelevant notices.
    • Users with zero activity on wiki for at least six months should be marked as inactive in the mailing list template, but should still receive mailings.
  2. I'm also trying to gauge some interest in there being a Great American Wikinic in Maine! If you are interested, possible locations might include Portland, Augusta, and or Bangor, please make a note in the appropriate section on our talk page!
  3. We should create a template to use for mass mailings from this wikiproject so all we need to do is enter our message and signature and the general format of the box and image and title and stuff will stay familiar. What is your opinion on this idea? Do you have any preferences to what that may look like (because I think this looks horrible compared to some I've seen from other projects)?
This message was sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) at 17:26, 11 June 2014 (UTC). To remove yourself from this list, please remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiProject Maine/members, remove the WikiProject's userbox/category from your user page (rarely used for mass mailings), or alternatively to opt-out of all massmessage mailings, you may add Category:Opted-out of message delivery to your user talk page.

GE Genesis Correction[edit]

I'm the one who you think got something wrong on the GE Genesis page. Well, what I said was true. I can prove to you that some of the Genesis were built for the New Haven Railroad. Look up images of them and see what I was talking about. You should see photos GE Genesis painted in the red, white, and black New Haven paint scheme. I don't know how to send you one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.111.61.55 (talk) 04:41, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

I've seen the pictures many times, so no need to send me one, but thanks anyway. The Genesis locomotives that are painted in the New Haven paint scheme are owned by Metro-North. The original New Haven railroad had gone out of business many years before GE started building the Genesis series. Some of Metro-North's Genesis locomotives were painted in the New Haven paint scheme as a way of honoring the past and because it was such a popular and recognizable paint scheme. I hope this helps to clarify things. —BMRR (talk) 12:58, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh, okay. That makes sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.111.61.55 (talk) 15:19, 6 July 2014 (UTC)