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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Barticus88, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on your user page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Feral in Mexico & US[edit]

I cannot find information about feral peafowl in Mexico in the 19th century and their dispersion throughout Mexico and prolifereation from there to much of the USA, from California to Florida, in the 20th century. Please, do you know anything about it? I need exact references. --Michael Romanov 06:17, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

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Welcome to WikiProject Northern Ireland[edit]

Thank you for your help. In my haste in setting up the Troubles project page on Saturday, I missed the disambiguation. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 10:44, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject_Telecommunications[edit]

You have made many good contributions in the area of telecommunications. Why not join the WikiProject Telecommunications? Mange01 00:28, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Hold on with the "military junta" dabs![edit]

I noticed that you'd changed junta to "military junta" on the Sandinista National Liberation Front page, and I see you're changing it on a lot of pages. First, "military junta" just redirects to "military dictatorship." Second, I don't think you should be killing wikilinks to "junta" just because it's a disambig page, as it does contain information about juntas in general, that some might find useful. Third, in the FSLN case, it was not a military junta. Anyway, hold up with the junta-killing! --Groggy Dice T|C 09:19, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

RFD[edit]

On 09 January, you tagged the Native Americans: America's Palestinians redirect for deletion, but you did not complete the nomination by listing it at WP:RFD. While I have fixed this one, please see the instructions at WP:RFD for future reference. You may also wish to comment on the deletion debate at that page. -- JLaTondre 20:04, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2007 January 27 — Randall Bart 09:29, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Goth links[edit]

Thank you so much for putting in the hard yards disambiguating so many links to "Goth". I've been trying to do a bunch each day to try to get it under control, but your efforts have far outshone mine. :-) --Stormie 03:16, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Perfect numbers[edit]

I saw your new Template:Divisor_classes and thought it looked pretty cool. Nice work!

CRGreathouse (t | c) 18:58, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanx. I was on one of those pages (mondo abundant, I think), and clicked one of the "see also" links, and there I noticed the see also list included other links, and before I knew it I had over a dozen see also lists to merge, so I decided to make a box. Then I spent a few hours making a box, including one catastrophic failure and a long lesson on Do Not Fight The Tool. But I ended up with pretty much what I wanted, a narrow right side box with white on green title.
I screwed up and put an underscore everywhere I used it, but that doesn't matter, so I didn't fix it. Don't tell anyone I invented the term "divisor classes". If some mathematician wants to correct me, they can tell me what the correct term is for that list of things I made, and I'll go fix it. As I decided how to order the list, I realized I needed prime and composite. I have three more to add: unit, void, and power. There are articles on 1, 0, and exponentiation, but not on those number theory concepts. Power I can do without, but you really can't have composite and prime without unit and void. Well there are integer fields without units (a+b√5, IIRC), but if you don't have units you don't have primes, only composites. — Randall Bart 04:04, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Malays dab page[edit]

Would you be willing to give a little feedback on the possibility of redirecting the Malays dab page to Malay per my comment at Talk:Malays? Dekimasuが... 12:54, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Glad to be of service. — Randall Bart 17:53, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Talk:Chinese, relating to a possible redirect of Chinese people to Chinese, is another case that could use a new outside opinion (in either direction), if you have the time. Dekimasuよ! 03:01, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Lewis with Harris[edit]

Is there much point in having the category on this page as well as the page it redirects to, it looks strange when you look at the list under the category itself. Fraslet 20:51, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

I was just getting to that. First I add to Category:Amalgamated placenames, then I take away. I knew there would be duplicates (Waldeck-Pyrmont and Waldeck and Pyrmont eg).— Randall Bart 21:03, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
Cunning. Good luck! Fraslet 21:05, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Well said about divisiveness![edit]

Just came here to give you kudos. DanielZimmerman 02:38, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Huh?[edit]

What do you mean I deleted the template? It's still there. I would have no objection to userfying it per WP:GUS, of course. >Radiant< 09:12, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

If you didn't delete the template, who did this?— Randall Bart 13:25, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
  • That's not the template we were talking about. At any rate, as clearly stated in the deletion summary, this is a recreation, which falls under WP:CSD criterion G4. >Radiant< 13:41, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Palatinate[edit]

Hi, you seem to plan to move Palatinate to Palatinate (disambiguation). Just to let you know, there has been a survey in January, which resulted in the move in the opposite direction, see Talk:Electoral Palatinate. Markussep 20:21, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually I plan to leave Palatinate (disambiguation) pointing at Palatinate. The long link is used to tell disambiguators the link doesn't need to be fixed.
OK. Markussep 20:37, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Malformed TfD nominations[edit]

On February 26th, you made a couple TfD nominations here: Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2007_February_26#Template:User_atheist_a in which you simply named the template. In the future, please use {{lt|NameOfTemplate}} because it makes it easy to see if the template has been deleted and what still links to it. —dgiestc 16:42, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

I thought I had followed procedure. I'll try, but the xfD procedures are non-intuitive and differ from each other. The xfD procedures are all in need of revision. Maybe I should work on that project. — Randall Bart 16:50, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Wait, here I am giving you bad advice: the actual instructions are {{subst:tfd2|template name|text=Your reason(s) for nominating the template. --~~~~}}, which is very similar to {{lt}}. Still, a homogenization of XfD procedures might be good...—dgiestc 16:57, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Latin[edit]

Hey, how's it going? I'd just use Delenda delenda est. Of course, literally I guess this would be rendered "destruction (destroying) is being destroyed", but the sense of "Destruction must be destroyed" will be conveyed. I'm taking a little bit of a liberty by using delenda twice as a gerundive, but the "est" clarifies the use of the second gerundive. Hope this helps!
PS -- if you have other questions, feel free to drop a line. •Jim62sch• 11:23, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanx, but I want to avoid "taking a little bit of liberty". I'm sure Delenda delenda est will be good enough, but I'll put a little effort into finding if something is better. — Randall Bart 07:56, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

TfD of Template:User_Kim_Possible[edit]

For future reference, if there is a page you want to delete which has only been edited by yourself, you can tag it for speedy deletion under WP:CSD#G7: "Author requests deletion. Any page for which deletion is requested by the original author in good faith, provided the page's only substantial content was added by its author." To do so, add {{db-author}} to the page. I have already tagged the page for you, referencing your request to delete. Obviously if it is a page in wide use speedy deletion would not be advisable. —dgiestc 20:50, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Okay, dewd. I'm just trying to get along. — Randall Bart 20:56, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
No problem, I'm just trying to save you future effort. —dgiestc 21:07, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Reversion on Rouge Admin Page[edit]

Hey the [citation needed] tags were a joke. The page is a humorous one. You could have at least used the talk page before undoing somebody's work. Seriously. I won't bother reverting it back, but I hope you will reconsider and change it back yourself. It's HUMOR. Sue Rangell 01:05, 15 March 2007 (UTC)[citation needed]

I think the red link user did a revert before he got the joke, then reverted himself once he grokked the page. I then did a third revert, which under the circumstances is not climbing the Reichstag, but could be construed as loitering in der Platz der Republik in unusual attire.
The joke didn't seem to fit. It's the wrong type of joke for that page. There's a clause and sentence level believability of the piece that was being violated. — Randall Bart 03:37, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Chinese checkers[edit]

Saw you added "Swedish checkers" as an alternate name. Googling shows only 13 results, so I don't think this is an often used name, if at all, so I deleted it. A source would probably be needed for such an obscure version of the name.

Not that "Chinese" checkers is any more correct, of course, but it seems that nobody cares about that (ironically Chinese people seem to have appropriated the name and claimed the game for ourselves). Kelvinc 22:45, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

I have never read a description of Chinese checkers in a book which didn't say it was originally called Swedish checkers. I must have read it at least ten times (probably two books five times each). I have seen Swedish checkers sets. Of course this may be manufactured history. The claim that it's German not Swedish is news to me.
Web searching was not fruitful. I found a few people mentioning there is such a game, but no description to what it is. Certainly not a cite. My books may be out of storage soon, but I may not even have the book. Until I find something, there's nothing.— Randall Bart 23:13, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for being cool with it. I suppose adding it with {{fact}} appended might work: your call. Maybe I'll go to the library in the upcoming days and browse through the books on board games to see if I can help. Kelvinc 01:44, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
I looked at all the trans-wiki links, and didn't see anything that looked like "Svensk" on any of them. (No that I would recognize it in Chinese, but I looked anyway.) Now I am seriously wondering about the provenance of the name "Swedish Checkers". If I can find a Swedish Checkers set, I will be sure to upload a picture. — Randall Bart 21:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Posthumous[edit]

Hi, I noticed your post on WP:DPL about disambiguating posthumous. Have you run into many instances of that article being linked when someone is talking about an album released after a band's breakup and not necessarily after someone's death? I found that the other day and I'm not sure that's a proper use of the term. --Mus Musculus 19:49, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Not correct, but probably figurative. In quotes, it's okay. Hmmm. I mean that two different ways. In a quotation ("We released it posthumously"), or in scare quotes (on their "posthumous" Foo album). However, I would use scare quotes in Wikipedia text only if that word is used in a cite. In such a case the scare quotes indicate that Wikipedia doesn't really endorse that meaning.
As for linking it (if you keep it), I don't expect [[figuratively posthumous works]] will be written any time soon. You could link to [[posthumous works]], but I would delink. — Randall Bart 21:18, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Could you look at something for me?[edit]

I don't want to sway you in one direction or the other on this topic, but could I get you to look at this, then give me your honest opinion?

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Sue Rangell/B.R.I.T.T.A.N.I.C.A.

Sue Rangell[citation needed] 18:24, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

RFD for Veterans with Desputed Status[edit]

I have formatted the deletion discussion per WP:RFD#How to list a redirect for deletion and am informing you per your request. I have left the text of your comment unchanged, so you may want to update it here. Cheers, Black Falcon 20:30, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

YesY

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

Autoblock of 38.184.1.100 lifted or expired.

Request handled by:Ryūlóng (竜龍) 03:17, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

WhatLinksHere[edit]

Hi Randall, I just wanted to thank you for your work on the WhatLinksHere script. I find it really useful and, in fact, I've been toying around with it for a few hours now. If you don't mind, I'd also like to bother you with a Javascript-related question. Smile eye.png (Disclaimer: I'm a Unix guy. So when I hear script, I think bash. I've written more than a few lines of C (and, reluctantly, C++) code in my day but I'm certainly no JS expert. In other words, there's a good chance I'm overlooking something really obvious. Oh well, the only thing I've got to loose is my special geek parking permit).

Basically, what I'm trying to do is display a working DPL div on the article page (ie. without clicking the 'what links here' link). The problem is, that I don't know how to load the 'wlh' page into memory (on-the-fly) without actually loading it in a visible tab or window. The only simple solution I can think of right now is to have a servlet/cgi script on one of my servers do the legwork (ie. parsing) but that seems a bit excessive and pretty inefficient. Is there any other way you can think of to do what I'm trying to do? Cheers. -- Seed 2.0 22:52, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

P.S. A quick heads up: the {{user Firefox}} template you use on your userpage appears to have been moved recently.

I started doing JavaScript on December 30, so I don't know everything yet. I'm not sure what your question is. If you look at the way I use my getGetParamValue function, does that help? Otherwise, go ask at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject User scripts.
Hey, thanks for your answer. Frankly, it doesn't really since I'm trying to parse a page on-the-fly that the user hasn't looked at. What I'm trying to do is this: 1.) The user loads the article. 2.) The script grabs the 'what links here' page in the background without the user noticing and (from here on, it's a piece of cake). 3.) The script adds the div at the top or bottom of the article.
Right now, I'm not sure if this is even possible. I suppose it could be done using a server-side script but right now I'm too busy/lazy (interesting combination, btw ;) to bother since the 'what links here' page is just a click away. Thanks though. I'll see if I can come up with a way to fix this tomorrow and, failing that, I'll take it to the project's talkpage. Cheers, -- Seed 2.0 01:06, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Wu who reaction[edit]

See [[1]].And I dont see any other reason for deletion of this article,by the way. New Babylon 16:21, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't understand. I disambiguated Wu, and wrote the words "Wu who", but that related to a physicist, and the link you gave me is about dynasties. What was deleted? — Randall Bart (talk) 16:29, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:KimPossible.png[edit]

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Image:KimPossible.png[edit]

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Hipparchos (astronomer)[edit]

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"Anna Mae He"[edit]

See my discussion page for an important reply to your question. JodyB yak, yak, yak 13:19, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

right-of-way -> easement dabs[edit]

I see that you've been switching links from right-of-way to easement, but that is not always a semantic replacement. In particular, it is common (probably even typical) for public roadbuilding in the US to involve actual ownership of the property rather than an easement. For example, in Texas state highways, a sentence used to read:

  • After the city or county acquires right-of-way, TXDOT builds and maintains the road.

This sentence is wrong after the replacement has occurred. The local government is not acquiring mere easement to travel: it purchases, is given, or has to condemn the property. The fact that, after the road is built, the public has an implied easement to travel across it (as described in the easement talk page is irrelevant), since that's not what the sentence describes. It is using the term 'right-of-way' to mean the boundaries of the acquired property. This usage is common in the US. Deh 13:45, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I've been struggling with some uses of "right-of-way" to mean "route", but this is not one of them. There were some cases where the easement sense was completely lost, so I didn't change Triborough Bridge or Simutrans Transport Simulator. I stand behind "easement" in the case you mention, because intent of the the city or county is to buy an easement, though usually by acquiring 100% interest in the property.
But as I said, I have been struggling with some of these, so let's continue this at Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation pages with links. — Randall Bart (talk) 18:39, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Smile[edit]

Thanks for making me laugh with your funny edit summary to the Lifest article! Royalbroil

Hey thanks for fixing the capitalization of the article for my open source project.

OMG LOL Thank you![edit]

Thank you for making me laugh. I don't know why it was so funny, but it made me laugh out loud when I saw your edit summary on one of my watchlist pages. here LOLOLOL! - Jeeny Talk 03:22, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Bloody hell, man. 3,000 edits in little over a week and almost all of them fixing links to disambiguation pages. You rock.;) Bobblehead (rants) 03:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

TYVM — Randall Bart (talk) 03:35, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Judd Winick[edit]

Hi. There is a discussion about the Judd Winick article's length. Would you mind weighing in with your opinion on its Talk Page? Thanks. Nightscream 07:13, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect warning — sorry[edit]

I just put a warning on this page that was not for you — clicked the wrong line in the history page. Sorry about that. Schutz 08:10, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

np— Randall Bart (talk) 08:12, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

"...in the holy name of..."[edit]

Too funny! Cheers, --Fire Star 火星 04:21, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I second that, coming from this diff.
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Sometimes all it takes is a funny edit summary to brighten someone's day, for completing just such an edit summary (more than once I might add) I bestow upon Barticus 88 this Barnstar of Good Humor. IvoShandor 22:26, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

IvoShandor 22:27, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

what the hell are pop-ups??? Seems humorous, but I you have gone through multiple articles making this edit, and I still can't figure out what the pop-up is? please explain so I am not blaspheming wikipedia ;-) --Abebenjoe 23:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
Just click on the word "Popups" in the edit summary. — Randall Bart (talk) 23:47, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
LOL [2] thanks for the laugh Jeepday (talk) 13:08, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

stop changing marching band[edit]

Please justify yourself on the marching band talk page. I am once again reverting your edit. Marching bands often use a ceremonial mace, BUT NOT ALWAYS!!! Most military bands use a functional mace that can be used as a weapon and do not fit the definition in the lede of the ceremonial mace page. BQZip01 talk 07:46, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Cobblestone School[edit]

Thank you for catching the ambiguous wikilink for portfolio in the Cobblestone School article. I have linked it to the correct Career portfolio page. Thanks again. Truthanado 23:53, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

TY. Ironically, portfolio is a case where I had ambivalence, and ended up leaving many unchanged. Had I hit this one later I might have linked to Career portfolio or not changed it, but at the time I hit it I decided to delink. Partly, I was reading Career portfolio too narrowly, and several more could have been linked there.— Randall Bart (talk) 00:00, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Holy name of wiki![edit]

Doing a great little jobb there! --Amandajm 07:29, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, but please take care. This dab is incorrect. The article uses "ordinance" in the sense of "national government decree", not "local ordinance". Sandstein 20:12, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
You're right; decree is better. When there's a compound construction (A and B), I try to slice the topic to avoid the articles already linked. In this case the article to avoid was law, so I should have hit decree. I'm virtually positive the law applies at the federal, cantonal, and local level, so I figured it wasn't wrong for slicing the topic, but somewhat surprising in the context of the words linked. — Randall Bart (talk) 22:25, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Ordinance[edit]

I'm not sure why you removed the link to the disambiguation page for ordinance from High Court of Justice for the trial of Charles I, however, I have added an alternative link which you may like to look at. Rjm at sleepers 06:52, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I delinked it because 1) it's meaning was made clear in context (so linking to "law" would just be silly), and 2) I didn't seriously think I would find an article on "ordinance" in the context of Parliament of the Interregnum. Of course it wasn't clear to you that I was on a disambiguation run, because the message in Popups for link removal is not customizable. If I had changed the link the message would have mentioned the great disambiguation project.
BTW, I recently ranted about why I do so many delinks. Let me assure you I respect that article. — Randall Bart (talk) 09:35, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Ordinance / Decree[edit]

You recently changed the link from ordinance to decree in the article Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. But in the Indian legal context, ordinance is the term for a law passed by the government while the parliament is not in session. So I believe the former link should be retained on the article, with possibly an addition of this meaning of ordinance to the disambiguation page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mkeranat (talkcontribs) 20:57, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

As stated on the project page, "Ideally, Wikipedia articles should not link to disambiguation pages (with rare exceptions where the ambiguity of a term is being discussed)". I'm trying to pipe that link to an appropriate article. If there's an article on "ordinance" as used by the Government of India, that would be ideal. Short of that, it was [[law]] or [[decree]], and "decree" seemed to fit more. I am just a Wikignome with no lasting interest in that page. You can direct it as you wish, but if you direct it to the disambiguation page, in a few months another disambiguator will change it. — Randall Bart (talk) 00:07, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Your puzzler[edit]

Answering here, so as not to blurt it out on WT:DPL, so others can also have the fun. Take the x's and z's out of xzwzxoxxozzlzxwxzoxzrxztxxhzzsxz to see the answer. Thanks for the challenge, one I was not quite up to without a bit of wikidigging. Happy editing! Chris the speller 20:18, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

You really are the speller, aren't you. —  Randall Bart   Talk  04:15, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

A. K. Faezul Huq[edit]

Hey, thanks for the changes you made on my father's page. Appreciate it. The Minister 11:47, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Panavision edits[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to give you a heads up that I've reverted your edits. While the credit is interesting, it's debatable how relevant it is to the overall topic (it is somewhat trivial), and additionally, the current consensus on IMDb is that is that it's not a reliable source for referencing. Please let me know if you have any further concerns. Thanks, Girolamo Savonarola 22:26, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Whatever. —  Randall Bart   Talk  00:36, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Public libraries in other federal government countries[edit]

You changed the link to federal in this article to the US federal govt, when the article specifically includes discussion of at least two other countries that have federal govts. Are you sure that the term federal in that article should be limited to the US? just checking before I revert. thanks --Tinned Elk 22:27, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

I took "county, state, federal" as such an obvious USA-centric expression, I just went with the flow. I just changed it to central government; you may change it to anything you wish. For more info, see my Dab FAQ.  Randall Bart   Talk  00:50, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Gothic[edit]

Hi, Gothic can also refer to the Gothic alphabet, not just sans-serif. Cheers, --Kjoonlee 13:56, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Was there a specific case you would like to point out? Gothic alphabet would only apply to the era about 400 to 800 AD, while sans serif and blackletter are more modern, so I can't imagine an article where it would be ambiguous.  Randall Bart   Talk  00:01, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Hi, Fixedsys Excelsior is a sans-serif font, so all letter shapes are "Gothic." It also has letters from the Gothic alphabet, which is completely distinct from the Latin alphabet. Cheers, --Kjoonlee 05:33, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
I did not expect to see Gothic alphabet in that context. When I'm on a dab run, most of the articles I don't read deeply. Good catch.  Randall Bart   Talk  08:31, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Bot edit error (I think)[edit]

I believe that your disambiguation bot put an erroneous link into the Archie Griffin page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Archie_Griffin&diff=159270510&oldid=157757836

This link looks bogus:

junior university)

as it only has the closing ')'. Maybe it should be "junior (university)" ?

RainbowCrane | Talk 12:13, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

  1. I am not a bot
  2. Yeah, I bobbled that one. I was very frustrated disambiguating [[junior]], because there is an article called [[high school junior]], but no college equivalent. Further, I had no precedent to follow, because "freshman", "sophomore", and "senior" were all handled differently. I ended punting by creating redlinks to [[junior (university)]]. I'm not sure exactly how I fat fingered this one, but since it was intended as a redlink, I didn't catch the error.  Randall Bart   Talk  20:39, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Looking more closely at that one it is especially puzzling. That was one with both high school and college, so I had to edit manually. The summary generated by Popups has Junior (university), which means Popups created the edit changing all three to [[junior (university)]], and I needed to manually change one to [[high school junior]]. How I fat fingered the one I didn't need to change is a mystery.
Now that I look even more, more closely, I see that Popups changed two links to [[junior (university)]], I then changed one of those to [[high school junior]], and along the way I decided to add one more link, and botched it. Fixed now. Thanx.  Randall Bart   Talk  20:54, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Metalstorm Ranger disambiguation[edit]

In keeping with the proper meaning of the main character's title of "Ranger", he is supposed to be space cop... a protector, a guardian, and in this case in which it is being used in the movie, the best link for it is still, AND WILL FOREVER BE, "Ranger". He wasn't a commando, and definitely not a freakin D&D character class! I laughed at that! Come on... please use some common sense - Did you even watch this movie? If not then you should know he was more or less a bounty hunter than anything, but they called him a "ranger" for some reason. Please stop changing the link. Cyberia23 22:35, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

When disagreeing about an edit I have made, please provide a link to the article.
Wow, what an odd case. I went at ranger in multiple phases over a week, searching for articles to link to. I reread the lede to [[Ranger (character class)]], and took it for a generic crap fiction article, so I took a bunch of crap fiction articles still in need of disambiguation, and sent them there.
If it's worth linking, [[commando]] is correct, though not that good. Perhaps you would like to write an article called [[Ranger (crap fiction)]]. See also my FAQ  Randall Bart   Talk  23:04, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of British and United States military ranks compared[edit]

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WP:WLA[edit]

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I broke the template, because it was putting this page in the project category.  Randall Bart   Talk  21:17, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

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whatlinkshere.js just stopped working[edit]

I don't know why, since you didn't change it and I haven't changed my own monobook.js file, but it stopped working sometime yesterday. Maybe there's been some change in the format of Whatlinkshere pages? --Russ (talk) 14:52, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Found the problem. Some genius in the dev group changed the page title from Special:Whatlinkshere to Special:WhatLinksHere. If I'd only monitored each and every one of hundreds of items in the MediaWiki Bugzilla on a daily basis, of course, I'd already have known about this. --Russ (talk) 14:59, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Fixed. Thanx for the headsup, and thanx again for chasing down what changed.  Randall Bart   Talk  21:15, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Wookie Rules[edit]

That isn't relevant if someone considers the wookie a gnat. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 21:41, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Manson's name[edit]

On the Charles Manson talk page, I've provided information in response to your question about Manson's name.JohnBonaccorsi (talk) 04:53, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Army Air Corps[edit]

As the person who moved Army Air Corps to Army Air Corps (United Kingdom) (via another move), and who converted Army Air Corps to a DAB page, I'd like to thank you for cleaning up all the links you've been working on. I didn't realize there were so many, or that not all of them were related to the UK AAC. Thanks for your diligence in this. - BillCJ (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Bug in WhatLinksHere.js[edit]

The "5000" tab doesn't work correctly any more, at least not all the time. I think the problem is the url500 regex -- the link that this parses sometimes contains "&amp;hidetrans=1" in it, and the &amp; needs to be converted back into a simple & character. --Russ (talk) 21:21, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

I've had some difficulty with it as well. The number 5000 was the max the software is configured to allow, but I may need to reduce that becasue I keep getting timeouts. I'll look at it.  Randall Bart   Talk  16:50, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

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The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

{{Recent death}}[edit]

Please see this discussion which is related to a proposed change to {{Recent death}}. An example of how this change would appear is on this userpage. --Brian McNeil /talk 00:21, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Lviv area[edit]

This area was a part of Kingdom of Poland, that in turn belonged to the Commonwealth, and went to Austria already in the First Partition of Poland. Rembecki (talk) 08:23, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

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Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Homer Defined[edit]

Hello. I noticed this edit, and I was wondering if you could be more specific. Thanks, Scorpion0422 00:06, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

It seemed a lot of things showed up twice in that article, such as Redd Foxx. Delete the tag if you think you have removed the needless repetition.  Randall Bart   Talk  00:59, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, the Red Foxx repition was a mistake. I copied the text from its original section (production) to a new section (cultural references), but forgot to delete the original text. -- Scorpion0422 01:39, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Divisor classes[edit]

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Polish places[edit]

Hi, good to see your tidying up some of the placename/road articles, but as regards what you did with Dąbie, I'd just like to point out: (a) we generally treat towns as primary topics over villages, so the town called Dąbie could happily have stayed with that title, unless you think there's some village or other place of particular significance; (b) if a name redirects to the disambiguation page, then the disambiguation page should simply have that name (so if Dąbie redirects to Dąbie (diambiguation), then the dab page should simply be renamed Dąbie); (c) if you do decide to demote something from primary topic, you will break a lot of existing links (all those articles that linked to the town Dąbie now have those links broken, unless you go around repairing them. So all in all, I think it would be better not to do renamings of this type, but if you do do them, make sure you repair all the links, and name the dab page appropriately.--Kotniski (talk) 08:06, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

For now, I've redirected Dąbie back to the town, so the existing links still work.--Kotniski (talk) 08:15, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Sometimes, I am guessing at how significant a town is. Dąbie, Greater Poland Voivodeship has a population of 2,087. Dąbie, Łuków County has a population of 900. Dąbie, Subcarpathian Voivodeship has a population of 980. Dąbie, Silesian Voivodeship has a population of 524. Dąbie, Lubusz Voivodeship has a population of 417. From that I would guess that Dąbie, Greater Poland does not rate standing in front of the disambiguation page. Perhaps history (including WWII) magnifies this Dąbie so it truly overshadows the others. You might know that better than I.
I thought about fixing Dąbie links. Those links that formerly were correctly pointing at the article are now another click away. However, links that were wrong, are now one click from the right page. Now that I look at these links, I see most of them are historical, and some modern ones point to the old place, but I found at least one that's wrong. Przystanek Woodstock should point to Dąbie, Szczecin, right? It's the presence of confusing ones like that, that leads me to leave some links for others to fix.
There is nothing wrong with Dąbie pointing to Dąbie (disambiguation). I've worked disambiguation for years, and I know they should go the other way, but there has never been any rule to fix them once they get backwards, and they often do.
Tomorrow, I will point it back at the dab page, and fix the links. If you still don't like it, you can move it back. I do a disambiguation project, then I move on.  Randall Bart   Talk  09:01, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
I just checked, and the article I was working on that led me to Dąbie, was a link that should have gone to Dąbie, Lubusz.  Randall Bart   Talk  09:10, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
I have re-redirected Dąbie (and Dabie) to Dąbie (disambiguation). I fixed all the incoming links except I am still working on Voivodeship road and I am sufficiently unsure of Polish–Ukrainian War, that I tagged it {{dn}}. I also put a {{dn}} tag after Babiak in Chelmno extermination camp. I could guess that both of these are Greater Poland, but those two are subject matter where I avoid guesswork. I found five of the links were wrong, and there may be more in the Voivodeship road article.  Randall Bart   Talk  01:21, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Right, good work! I can't help with the remaining two disambiguations - I guess the Dąbie referred to is the one in Kraków (in Grzegórzki, Kraków), but I can't be sure - the Polish WP article doesn't specify either. The Babiak could be either one of at least two. As to why Zagórze in Sosnowiec was specially treated for so long, I imagine it's just because that was the article that was created first, and no-one got round to moving it when other articles were created. I actually prefer the dab page format with division by voivodeship, when there is a particularly long list - I suppose it's personal preference, but I find it easier to find things when a huge list is broken down a bit.--Kotniski (talk) 10:01, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Divisor classes[edit]

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Tom Connally[edit]

I agree with your 2008 discussion page note on Tom Connally and his famous so-called "Connally Reservation." I've added a section therein in my own clumsy prose. 173.175.52.101 (talk) 15:01, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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User:Barticus88/WhatLinksHere.js[edit]

Very useful script, I love it!. However, it could be even more useful with the ability to sort links alphabetically. It should also be updated to account for the new Book: namespace. Thanks again. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 08:44, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Sort is a lot of work. However, implementing a sort would also allow me to implement a copy and paste feature. (Currently if you copy and paste, you get all the hidden items, becasue they are there just not displayed.) Book: space should be easy. How should it be handled?  Randall Bart   Talk  07:38, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
I have no idea. It's content, so it should probably be incorporated into "DPL", plus have its own standalone mode? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 11:52, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Divisor classes[edit]

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Merge[edit]

I've suggested merging Farangi (which you worked on) into Franks. I think this is better by WP policy and more useful to the readers. Jaque Hammer (talk) 20:55, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Caterpillar Club[edit]

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LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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Requested edit to WhatLinksHere.js[edit]

Hi, Randall. Since the upgrade to MW 1.18, User:Barticus88/WhatLinksHere.js is not always behaving correctly. The issue can be fixed, I think, by changing the following line in the addOnloadHook function (near the end):

from: if (wgPageName.toLowerCase() != 'special:whatlinkshere') { return; }

to: if (wgPageName.slice(0, 21).toLowerCase() !== 'special:whatlinkshere') { return; }

I didn't want to tinker with your script without your permission, hope you find this helpful. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:06, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanx. I noticed a few days ago that the script was failing, but didn't research why. I notice that "Edit this page", "History", "Move", and "Unwatch" are on the WLH page now, so I might want to move where my buttons are added.  Randall Bart   Talk  20:43, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hello, I somehow surfed in to your userpage, and I am a fellow Wikignome, too!

I believe you are already doing the cleanup and copyediting, etc. here, and am hoping you will join those of us in this project. Also-- I wonder if you might consider making a couple of userboxes for me? I love your sense of humor; it sure helps working here! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 15:00, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Help with Texan/Texian consensus[edit]

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Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

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User script list deprecation[edit]

Wikipedia's list of user scripts is in bad shape, in that it is disorganized and contains many non-working, unmaintained, or thoroughly obsolete entries. Cleanup has been on the to-do list since 2007, but little progress has been made. Instead, the whole list is now set to be deprecated on 1 May 2012, to be replaced with a new list. This draft list has been up for about a month, and in that time I've been soliciting script users and authors to come add scripts they know to be working and relevant.

If you know of scripts that you would like to survive this deprecation (and are confirmed working and relevant), you're welcome to add them to the new list. Note that the old list will be retained and linked from the main list, so there is no real deadline. Thanks for your help. Equazcion (talk) 00:55, 22 Apr 2012 (UTC)

William Herbert Hunt[edit]

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Proposed deletion of William Herbert Hunt[edit]

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If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within ten days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. Bgwhite (talk) 07:42, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

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Ping pong[edit]

Hello Barticus88. Though our Table tennis article claims that there was a 1901 trademark on 'Ping-pong' no reference is provided. Per WP:V the claim of a trademark may be removed if it can't be cited. So changing the hyphenation of a widely-used term based on something not verifiable might be argued about. See WP:COMMONNAME for the burden of proof. As it states there, Wikipedia "prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources". Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 19:08, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Searching the internet, I find "ping-pong", "ping pong", and "pingpong" all in use, with the hyphenated form appearing to predominate. I didn't try to get stats. Also http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ping-pong . Which do you think is the most used form?  Randall Bart   Talk  19:37, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

2013 Wikinic[edit]

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Wikipedia Meetup[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 01:54, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6[edit]

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 6 from 11am to 4pm
Armory Center for the Arts.jpg

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are invited to meet up with online magazine East of Borneo for an edit-a-thon to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next event in their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11am - 4pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. Meetup on September 21[edit]

The 20th Los Angeles meetup: Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 11am to 4pm at Kramer Studio in Mid-City (map) for a meetup and edit-a-thon! Get to know the Los Angeles Wikipedia community and do some editing (or learn to edit!) in a collaborative environment. Please RSVP and consider becoming a member of the SoCal task force to help us improve articles about everything in the region.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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