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Archive 1 (June 2006)[edit]

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Archive 2 (August 2006)[edit]

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Animal Testing[edit]

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Articles you might like to edit, from SuggestBot[edit]

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Wallenberg family[edit]

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Merge you semi-proposed for Veterinary Surgeons[edit]

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Welcome message from Fabartus[edit]

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John Barnard FRCO[edit]

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License tagging for Image:800px-Dapedium.jpg[edit]

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License tagging for Image:Saab 'Daihatsu'.jpg[edit]

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License tagging for Image:Saab 99 EMS 1974 (UK Spec).jpg[edit]

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Year linking[edit]

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Liftback[edit]

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WikiProject Dinosaurs[edit]

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Smallpox Hill[edit]

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Image Tagging for Image:Saabbluebonnet.jpg[edit]

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Uley/ Downham Hill/ Smallpox Hill[edit]

Archived: User talk:Ballista/Archive 1 small pox hill was used by black majic infusiats in the nineteen eighties, on account of the dead bodies buried because of small pox. The rituals carried out useually involved executing animals, namely cows and cats, thats some scetchy shit.

Infobox[edit]

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Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

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Re: user page assistance[edit]

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Sonett IV proposed merger[edit]

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Saab 60[edit]

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'born from jets'[edit]

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Punting in France[edit]

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no:Liste over medlemmer av Den Grunnlovgivende Forsamling[edit]

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Homeopathy[edit]

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Re: Battle of Taillebourg - B-Grade[edit]

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Welcome to the Military history WikiProject![edit]

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VandalProof 1.2 Now Available[edit]

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Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue III - May 2006[edit]

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Squee! This is the fun part![edit]

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Horses and complex systems[edit]

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License tagging for Image:VOIE DE LIBERTE km00 UTAH BEACH.jpg[edit]

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Guidance please[edit]

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New article about Horse hoof[edit]

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Articles you might like to edit, from SuggestBot[edit]

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Help with AutoWikiBrowser[edit]

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Thanks for the Barnstar![edit]

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Image review/comment[edit]

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Barnstar alert![edit]

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New images and old[edit]

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New pics from Dorset[edit]

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Latest OUMNH images[edit]

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Florid? (Humourous)? Huh?[edit]

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ref. uploads[edit]

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False edits to Belgium[edit]

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We need to have a talk (uh oh can't be good)[edit]

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Cable restored[edit]

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Picture:[edit]

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Uffington[edit]

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congrats[edit]

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Leeds Castle[edit]

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Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue IV - June 2006[edit]

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Hi[edit]

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Dino eyes[edit]

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Probactrosaurus[edit]

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Guiting Power[edit]

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Lois Dollo[edit]

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Promised new images[edit]

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RE: Geologic formations[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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mea culpa[edit]

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Oviraptor/Citipati[edit]

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Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue V - July 2006[edit]

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Who is this feller?[edit]

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Looking good[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history Coordinator Elections![edit]

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re T-Rex[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

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Memory[edit]

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re: Brake[edit]

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Air conditioning, pics and stuff :D[edit]

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Two questions & greetings[edit]

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Happy 5k![edit]

Hey B!

Happy 5,000th edit! :) Have some cookies...er... biscuits(?)! P.S. Your talk page is at 68k-- when are you going to archive this guy? ;)

Some cookies for Ballista; enjoy!

--Firsfron of Ronchester 06:05, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar... you know, I'm starting to feel a bit guilty for accepting so many of thse barnstars from you, especially as many of these recent edits have been incredibly minor... I do thank you nonetheless. --Firsfron of Ronchester 08:04, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
You asked "What's with the guilt thing?" Well... I feel you're a bit underappreciated, in terms of barnstars. And then you go and give me another one, when my recent edits have all been really minor. That's all. Anyway, happy editing, and enjoy the cookies/biscuits. :) --Firsfron of Ronchester 08:34, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I found Image:Charney church.JPG very interesting. Thanks for uploading it! --Hetar 06:11, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Cheers[edit]

Thanks for the bevvy. Me granma lives in Ealing and I keep putting this of but will probably be heading over some time or other.....Cas Liber 10:16, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Dinosaur articles[edit]

Hi - now that you're an admin, I can bother you with this legitimately. How do we work out if there are any other dinos who do not have the word 'dinosaur' on their page? (just today found that Tuojiangosaurus was without). Finding those that do is easy enough, on AWB but finding those without ....? I suppose we could ask AWB for a list of dinos and compare that with the project's list? Bit laborious, though. - Ballista 17:20, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey Ballista!
No, no bother at all. Here's what I'd do. You could use the 'What Links Here' tool, but it would be painfully long. Use the special settings on AWB and it will take a half hour to churn thru the entire list.
Here's what you do:
1st tab: Make List: Make from… “Links on Page” and in the white box, type: List of dinosaurs. This will make a list which contains every dinosaur on the List of dinosaurs page.
2nd tab: Set Options. Check the box marked “Skip if contains”, in the white box, type: dinosaur . This will cause AWB to skip any page that already contains the word dinosaur, and move on to the next article.
3rd tab: Click “Start the process”. This will start the process.
I'm here all day, so if you have any more questions, or it just doesn't work, let me know. :) --Firsfron of Ronchester 17:37, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

SuggestBot feedback[edit]

Thanks for the detailed feedback on the suggestions it has made. The most interesting thing I noticed is that you were pretty frustrated with some articles that people have strong POV on. I'm not sure what to do about that, but it was an interesting thing to notice. Any higher-level feedback you can think of to make it better? -- ForteTuba 21:36, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

WikiAward![edit]

For your thousands of excellent contributions to the encyclopedia.--Firsfron of Ronchester 06:41, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey Ballista!

Thanks for the mouldy sandwich award! Tres chic! I'll stick it in the back of my fridge and treasure it always. ;) Your lovely award has reminded me I've been meaning to give you something, too! Here you are...

Now we have nearly matching awards, and we can display them proudly; yours on the mantlepiece, mine on the refridgerator shelf, hidden behind last week's leftovers and that brown stuff from Veteran's Day. :)

Happy editing! --Firsfron of Ronchester 06:41, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Glad to hear it's touched the spot - ref. your fridge, do you mean the brown thing that's liquefied & is now seeping out the bottom left corner of the door? - Ballista 06:57, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
No, the other brown stuff; you're talking about the Labo(u)r Day leftovers. ;)--Firsfron of Ronchester 07:01, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Hey! I see you over there, picking at my sandwich! You may want to think twice about eating any (although it does have plenty of Penicillin...)--Firsfron of Ronchester 07:46, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

OK? Yes I am... Thanks![edit]

Yes, I'm REALLY OK! And I'm active for wikipedia too, but outside it. I studied laminitis - and I'm almost discouraged.. I just published yesterday a long article about wikipedia on The Horse's Hoof (a barefooters technical web magazine) and I hope, many experts will come and take a look about horse topics into wiki (and perhaps they'll give some effective contribution too!).

Take a look to http://it.geocities.com/alex_brollo/wikipedia.pdf for a copy of my article. Thanks for subscribing into it.wiki too!

UPDATE: I saw an enormous work by you about Horse hoof... thanks! What about deleting the warning tag? I promise... I'll work only on it.wiki from now... :-(

--Alex brollo 07:50, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator election - vote phase![edit]

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Simca Vedette[edit]

Hi Ballista! Thanks for signing up for participation in so many Task Forces! It will take some time before we start with that, but as of now you are the only member of the French Cars Task Force, so perhaps you might be interested in cooperating on the Simca Vedette article I've just started. See the article's talk page for more details. Regards, Bravada, talk - 02:09, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, given my "expertise", you can probably call yourself the Master of All Simcas :D Not that much expertise is needed as of now, just some Wikimanpower to transfer everything that Hektor took out from the book to the article, find more sources (even in obscure languages, I will find translators somehow) and, first and foremost, copyedit the monstrosity that I created in lieu of the article - which as a native speaker you can do wonderfully. Bravada, talk - 22:37, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Hello again! The Vedette was just surprisingly promoted to GA, so I believe we need to bring it up to snuff ASAP. I believe you could help a lot here as a native English speaker with immaculate language skills (you don't refer to them that way in English, do you?) The current text is currently mostly commited by me, and I was focusing on containing all the facts in it rather than writing in good style. As a person yet not involved in editing this article, you could probably have a fresh look at it and try to make it much more "readable". Feel free to make far-reaching changes to the structure (I am dissatisfied the most with the lousy summary section and long paragraphs). In case you are not sure what footnotes pertains to what pieces of info, I will gladly rearrange them later on. Thanks in advance for considering devoting your time to that! Bravada, talk - 20:46, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
PS. Did I mention that "pushy" is my middle name?
Thank you! I am totally inobjective in judging this article, so I really don't know what to think about it, but I tend to agree with the people who say the summary is not the best. I have seen you have only done some more minor changes, but could I ask you to write a summary (you know, in the spirit of some authors asking important personae to write introductions to their books :D ) once the article finally gets expanded by the Brazilian stuff? Bravada, talk - 10:42, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
PS. Only when I saw the page today again I realized what actually happened :D Well, here goes my delayed punishment for pestering innocent users :D I removed most italicizations and reinstated bold type you removed when copyediting. Perhaps you don't like it that way, but the standard is (or actually I don't what is written in the standards at the moment because they are a mess, but anyway the "common law" is) to put all the names under which the model was sold and major versions/trim levels in bold type when introduced for the first time and then in standard type. Italics are used for foreign/proper names such as engine/component names (e.g. the Zenith carburettor or Vistadome roof in case of the Vedette). I know this might seem vague, but I can see some logic in it. Regards, Bravada, talk - 01:07, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Excuse me for being ... but this is actually "your" system too, as you are a member of the WikiProject Automobiles as well. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Conventions#Names of variants and other models, as well as the general Wikipedia Manual of Style concerning italics. What do the bolds do for the article? Well, all the names of the articles that redirect here are bolded when used first. For example, some users might be looking for the Simca Chambord, but when they type that in they get transferred to Simca Vedette. Then they can quickly skim the article for Simca Chambord (which is easier to find when emphasized) and as it is close to the first use in the article, read an explanation on why they got transferred there.
This might, perhaps, be the conflict of interest between making the article read better from the beginning to the end (though I have no problem with the bold type, I actually like the way it emphasizes "something important") and the interests of many readers (including myself) who tend to look for some fragments and bits of info in the articles and rarely read them in the entirety in one sitting. That said, I'd just abide by the standard, and if you think it would be favorable to change, do propose so! Bravada, talk - 10:09, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

de:Bild:Plateosaurus.jpg[edit]

Hi Ballista, this picture definitely is from Switzerland, and the picture was taken in the de:Grün 80 park. This park is located near Basel. I visit this park every other week or so... regards, --Keimzelle 17:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Velociraptor photo?[edit]

Hi, thanks for your comment on my talk page regarding the photo Image:Buitreraptor-velociraptor.jpg. However, I noticed that the image was removed from the Velociraptor page by User:Dragon Helm with the comment "image is not velociraptor". If the skeleton in the background is indeed not a velociraptor, then my memory must be playing tricks with me; any help in identifying it would be welcome. (I suppose that one could always email the Field Museum to confirm.) —Steven G. Johnson 06:00, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

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Eleanor Coade[edit]

Hi there. Well there's timing. I've been meaning to put a bit in Lyme Regis about Mrs Coade for a while - and there you go creating an article on her! Just one Q: how do we spell her name? The Philpot Museum in Lyme gives Elinor, as you know, and I'm tempted to think they should know. But... JackyR | Talk 12:42, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

On the other hand, this seems even more unlikely to be wrong, unless Amazon staff made a mistake in transcription. *sigh* JackyR | Talk 14:11, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes you're quite right, that's obviously how to do it. I'd hoped when I first looked at this that one version was simply a mistake from a single source, but it looks like both have extensive usage. I dunno, even that Shakspear bloke could never spell his name right... ;-) JackyR | Talk 16:32, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


Hello there Ballista. I noticed that the photo you uploaded of the 'polished' ammonite paving infront of the philpot museum (on the list of ammonites page) are not genuine fossils as your picture caption implies, they are artificial. I think I remember reading a display in the museum describing how they were made.

Regards,

Matt —Preceding unsigned comment added by Richardleaky (talkcontribs) 13:05, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Inline references doing funny things[edit]

I have been having problems with inline refs this past few days where they somehow double up on themselves and are numbered twice or incorrectly down the bottom. It seems to rectify after 24 hours. Not sure what is going on... Cas Liber 12:14, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Hey B![edit]

Thanks for your note~ I'm catching what appears to be a severe cold. Other than that, I'm fine. How are you? :) Firsfron of Ronchester 03:49, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

What's keeping you busy in real life? As for me, the Adminship goes fine, but that hasn't really kept me busy: it's the second week of classes/work, and it's been a hectic two weeks. Things are finally slowing down, though. But now I've contracted Malaria or something... :/ Firsfron of Ronchester 03:57, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Don't think I'm an idiot, but what does "setting exams, marking exams" mean? Creating and grading exams? And (another dumb one) what holiday is it there? Firsfron of Ronchester 04:13, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I never knew you were a teacher. That's cool. It's funny, you can "know" someone for months, here, but really never know a thing about him. I hope that, despite the business nature of your trip, that you have a good vac-- er... holiday. Firsfron of Ronchester 04:26, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm a student, so I get vacation whenever classes aren't in session. So, three weeks ago, I had one, and eight weeks before that, I had another one. The college I attend has a very short summer session, and two long spring/autumn terms. I promise I'll get back to dinosaur articles, just as soon as things settle down around here. I miss working on them. Firsfron of Ronchester 04:45, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Heh! Yes, well, I was "translating" for you. ;) Actually, we do use the word "Autumn", it's just not as common as "Fall". Firsfron of Ronchester 04:57, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

English/ Dutch[edit]

Hello Ballista

Thank you for improving my edits on the Gog Magog Downs' article grammarwise. Like you I love the English language and it's good to read that you know how to deal with little but important things like commas etc. If you ever need to know anything concerning Dutch words or Dutch grammar please don't hesitate to ask as it would be my pleasure to help out,

Best Wishes,Antiphus 08:47, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:BARC Appendix A 1988 - Advertising.jpg[edit]

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Polls:[edit]

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YES - I'll provisionally fall for it! - Ballista 11:42, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Yay! As soon as I get enough people, I'll send out a questionaire. Thanks! Spawn Man 22:07, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Bambiraptor-head.1.png[edit]

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1st poll:[edit]

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Poll 1 - Wikipedian relationships[edit]

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K&A locks[edit]

I saw your edit on the K&A Canal & Sulhamstead. I hope it's Ok I've reused one of your picks on Tyle Mill Lock. I've been doing articles on some of the locks following a boat trip a few weeks ago - but I started from Bristol end see Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, any helkp adice/photos etc would be welcome. — Rod talk 12:56, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Handbag, shoes, and matching skull[edit]

I kind of liked the handbag and shoes. ;) Seriously, good catch. Firsfron of Ronchester 07:50, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Good work on all those articles, B! I'm having trouble keeping up with you! :) Firsfron of Ronchester 08:26, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
What's the problem? Can I help? It doesn't seem obvious from the current edits. Firsfron of Ronchester 08:32, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
Seems like a good start for a stub article. No problems here. :) Firsfron of Ronchester 09:11, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
No, I hadn't noticed all your fixes to the Nemegt articles, until you pointed it out. Nice work! Looks a lot better, IMO. We really don't need that many seperate articles. I started working on the titanosaur articles you'd recently worked on, but you did more than I'll be able to do tonight. I'm off to bed in a little while, as it's frightfully late here, and will work on them more tomorrow, but thanks for all the fixes; as usual, well done. :) Firsfron of Ronchester 09:26, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

This was one of my busiest summers ever (second only to last year). I had a flurry of work I had to get done in the last month or so and I also wanted to spend a lot of time with my girlfriend as she will be gone for the next 9 months. I couldn't really commit myself to any big projects here as I didn't really have the time. But summer is over, my girl is off at school, and consequently I have a lot more free time. So I expect I will be making a comeback. Sheep81 09:11, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

2nd Poll:[edit]

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Poll 2 - Writing subjects[edit]

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Abelisaurus[edit]

Not a problem, you have cleaned up after me dozens of times. :) Sheep81 22:07, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Ceratopsian images[edit]

I had put the images in sort of taxonomic order, from a psittacosaur to a full-blown ceratopsid, so readers could clearly see the changes that took place over millions of years. Alpha order also makes sense though. What do you think is best? Sheep81 08:01, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

I actually like your picture better than the skull drawing (which can be removed if you like, or moved to a different section). I didn't even know we had that picture to work with. The Triceratops image is a life model too, not a skeleton, by the way. So it's actually 2 vs. 1 in favor of your image. I would love to have a picture of a fleshed-out Protoceratops to go with them instead of the skeleton (although that is a great picture too). As far as the images you placed on my talk page... the second skeleton actually looks better than the one at the bottom of the Psittacosaurus page, in my opinion. Only thing is that you can't really see the head. Maybe they should both go on the Psittacosaurus page somewhere? Sheep81 05:11, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Well there's a simple solution: just Photoshop the cartoon head onto the skeleton. Who will be able to tell? :) Sheep81 05:35, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Do what you can... you have already gotten a ton of great pictures for us. How do the pictures look now? I messed with the captions per your suggestion. Is that what you had in mind? Sheep81 05:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Hi guys, the only thing I thought was to spread around images with different ones on different pages - are there enough good ones for this? eg. triceratops cheers.Cas Liber 06:26, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I guess it's late cause I don't understand whether you want the pictures to be spread around on the Ceratopsia page or on different pages?Sheep81 06:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Glad you like it... that wasn't too hard to fix up. By the way, I just wrote something new which I'm sure you'll be only too happy to copyedit. I am anxious find out what horrific comma-related offenses I have perpetrated on the English language! Sheep81 06:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, what I meant was, given that we have a few Triceratops images, then we can split them between pages - eg image 1 and 2 on speceis page and 3 and 4 on family page etc. Will have a lok tonight. Wikipedia is painfully slow at work........Cas Liber 08:55, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Hmmm, there aren't as many different images on Wiki commons as I thought. See how I got a different triceratops image not used elsewhere. Looks a bit dull as a thumb but has nice detail.Cas Liber 11:01, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


Greek symbols[edit]

Hey man, quick question. I noticed you have italicized the Greek characters in some articles. This is not a problem, I don't actually care how they are presented, but I do think they should be the same across most articles... in some cases they are bold, others they are italicized, others they are plain text. Which do you think is best? Do you think having the Greek characters is even worth it? Sheep81 21:24, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the halo![edit]

Thanks! :) I also weighed in on the Greek characters discussion, BTW. Firsfron of Ronchester 04:50, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Blocked?[edit]

Just as a note, your answer to the first survey question: Have you ever been blocked from editing Wikipedia? You answered yes. However, upon inspection of your block logs, you have never been blocked. Do you want me to keep your original answer? If you don't answer before I release the original survey's results tomorrow, I will assume that you want me to keep the original answer. Thanks Ballista! Spawn Man 02:00, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Ballista? Blocked? Heheh! It must have been a typo. Firsfron of Ronchester 02:13, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
No Ballista, I meant from the 1st survey, not the second. I already have your answers from the 2nd survey. I also have your 1st survey answers. But I'm guessing by your reaction that, no, you haven't been blocked & it musta been a typo. Have a nice day. :) Spawn Man 03:08, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

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Phalanx/Phalanges[edit]

Well I changed what you wrote because "one fewer phalanges" is grammatically incorrect. But it was better than what I had written... apparently I forgot that phalanx is the singular form when I first wrote it... I think I had "one fewer phalange" which apparently was referring to some Lebanese resistance movement. A little off topic huh? I agree the wording is awkward and needs to be fixed... just not sure how yet. A couple problems with your suggestion... for one, it wouldn't be the number of phalanges in the fourth and fifth digits of the forelimbs was reduced from three to two... it would be the number of phalanges in the fourth digit of the forelimb was reduced from three to two and the number of phalanges in the fifth digit of the forelimb was reduced from two to one. Another problem with that sentence is that it makes it sound like Abrictosaurus is more derived than Heterodontosaurus. The problem is that there is really no baseline digit formula to compare it to. What is the primitive state for Ornithischia? In Lesothosaurus the digit formula is 2-3-4-3-1. In Hexinlusaurus it is 2-3-4-2-2. In Abrictosaurus it is 2-3-4-2-1 and in Heterodontosaurus it is 2-3-4-3-2. Those fourth and fifth digits are just highly variable and it isn't possible to say whether the number of phalanges is reduced in Abrictosaurus or if there are extra ones in Heterodontosaurus (or both).

What if we just used "bone" instead of "phalanx" in the original sentence? Like one fewer bone in both the fourth and fifth digits of the forelimb. Does that make it any simpler? Or can you rearrange your suggestion to make it more accurate? Or make an entirely new one? Sheep81 07:50, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

List of museums[edit]

You're right; when you put any incomplete tag on an article it's automatically added to the incomplete lists category. Well done, and welcome to Wikipediaholism...! Her Pegship 03:44, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

vote[edit]

Hi fellow-WikiPedian, This thing came up: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Where Troy Once Stood Would you like to vote? Antiphus 20:04, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

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Stegosaurus[edit]

Hi Ballista!

I'm planning to send Stegosaurus to Featured Article candidacy. The article failed its first nomination, but user:Casliber and I have been hard at work fixing stuff. As you're listed as a member of Wikipedia: WikiProject Dinosaurs, I figured I'd drop you a line and see if there was anything you thought should be added/removed/cited on the article before it is sent to FAC. We definitely want it to pass! :)

(Feel free to make any edits on the article itself, comment on the talk page, or leave a note on my talk page). Thanks for your time, Firsfron of Ronchester 19:20, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Fungi[edit]

Hey, lemme know if you take any snaps of funny mushrooms as it is late autumn over your way (we have 6 months till mushroom season (easter)here......)Cas Liber 21:08, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

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Etymology of scarp[edit]

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You're famous![edit]

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Nice pictures of the Swing Bridge at Sulhampstead.86.111.169.120 19:52, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

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Homeopathy[edit]

Hey, I just finished a rewrite draft of the Homeopathy article. The article has major problems and I'm trying to turn it into a featured article and I noticed you were an editor of related articles or sub articles, so I thought you might want to help. The draft is a rough approximation of what it should be like. It obviously has some flaws in it's format and wording right now but they will be kinked out within the next couple of days. Right now what I want is for you, if you're interested in helping to improve the article, to come to the articles talk page. I'm trying to get all of the articles major contributors to discuss the rough draft and hack out a consensus so that we can replace it with the current article. There we will all discuss the article and how it could be improved before we replace the current homeopathy article with it. In order for this to work we need to follow a few rules. The first rule, the most important rule, is that no one but me can edit the rough draft. Do not edit the rough draft. This precaution is used to prevent edit warring and loss or addition of information that might not be up to consensus. Don't worry, It's just a draft and you'll have all the time you want to make changes after we've replaced it with the current article. The second rule is that all proposed changes in the rough draft must be made on the talk page of the rough draft and must be clear and concise. At that point anyone involved will discuss the proposed changes and if agreed by consensus they will be implemented. We will do that until there is no disputes or disagreements. After all disputes are hammered out, we will replace the homeopathy article with the rough draft. At that point there shouldn't be anyone needing to make huge edits, and if you do see an edit that you want to make, be sure to add a note on the talk page PRIOR to making the edit so that consensus can be reached and then you should make the edit. If you have any questions you can leave me a message on my talk page. Here is the link to the rough draft Link to rough draft. Thanks. Wikidudeman (talk) 08:59, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

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Coade Stone[edit]

Hi Ballista, I am looking for the source of the Coade Stone formula. While reviewing the history of the Coade Stone site I noticed that you entered the formula to the page. It would be great to hear from you. Daniela —Preceding unsigned comment added by Branch07 (talkcontribs) 17:36, August 29, 2007 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Great Coxwell Tithe Barn[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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File:Bambiraptor showing specialised claw.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:St Jean Cap Ferrat - dolphins.jpg[edit]

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File:St Jean Cap Ferrat sculpture.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Cézanne sculpture in Aix.JPG[edit]

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

Nominations for the "Military Historian of the Year" for 2011 are now open. If you would like to nominate an editor for this award, please do so here. Voting will open on 22 January and run for seven days. Thanks! On behalf of the coordinators, Nick-D (talk) and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:40, 15 January 2012 (UTC) You were sent this message because you are a listed as a member of the Military history WikiProject.

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 08:39, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank You for Wikipedia Freeware Picture[edit]

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coelacanth1.JPG). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

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I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

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3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

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Email address: duanerhurst@freeenglishsite.com --75.169.27.34 (talk) 15:04, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

File:Battle of Taillebourg by Delacroix.jpg missing description details[edit]

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Better source request for File:Battle of Taillebourg by Delacroix.jpg[edit]

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Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:50, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Notification of automated file description generation[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:15, 23 September 2014 (UTC)