User talk:Bazza 7

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ITN[edit]

Hey there, Bazza. Thought I'd give you and a few other regulars a heads up about this straw poll which concerns a possible name change for "In the news." Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. The Tom 00:37, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

recurring decimal[edit]

Your edit suggests that you object to the phrase "infinitely many". How, then, would you rephrase the following statement?

Euclid proved that there are infinitely many prime numbers.
Euclid proved that the number of prime numbers is infinite. (Pardon my butting in). Unimaginative Username (talk) 22:35, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Michael Hardy 15:58, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

... and I suppose I should add this: when I see "repeats infinitely many times" changed to "repeats infinitely", then earlier experience causes me to fear things like "infinitely many prime numbers" changed to "infinite prime numbers", which, of course, is really horribly wrong, since no prime number is infinite. I've actually seen this happen, so maybe I'm a bit touchy after that. Michael Hardy 18:55, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

It sounds as if you read "repeats infinitely, many times", whereas it was intended as "repeats infinitely-many times". I wouldn't normally use a hyphen for such a thing, but in view of the potential misunderstanding you raise, I'm considering it. Michael Hardy 23:50, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Again, if the adverbial form causes the potential for confusion, use a different form: "... repeats an infinite number of times". Unimaginative Username (talk) 22:35, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Talk page usage[edit]

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Parition of Ireland[edit]

Sorry, Bazza - wrote than in a bad mood. Just read over it. Was ill-tempered. --sony-youthpléigh 18:04, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Lough Neagh in the British Isles or not.[edit]

Hello - I see you've participated in the TalkPage discussion at Lough Neagh. I have created a table of the different contributors and their views/arguments about the geographical description to be applied. I am proposing that, if there is a clear consensus then the article is modified to reflect the consensus amongst editors. I am notifying each of the people I've identified as having been interested of this fresh opportunity to reach a consensus and settle this matter. Wikipedia has a policy on canvassing, please do not breach it with actions that are, or could be seen as being, partisan. PRtalk 07:20, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Windsor and Eton Diagram[edit]

As I shamelessly cribbed your plan for Windsor and Eton Central (with goods yard etc) to make a new diagram for the line I thought I would invite your comments on the work in progress which can be found here Talk:Slough to Windsor & Eton Line. Thanks and sorry for the presumption! Britmax (talk) 10:30, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Ireland naming dispute compromise proposal[edit]

You may be interested in an all-encompassing compromise proposal tabled in respect of the Ireland naming dispute at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style_(Ireland-related_articles)/Ireland_disambiguation_task_force#Appeal_for_an_all-encompassing_solution Mooretwin (talk) 12:49, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Zip Code Prefixes and the UK Postal Codes[edit]

Thanks on that! I was thinking of making a list of all the possible zip codes from 00000 to 99999 and the corresponding municipalities they belong to if they're being used. Is that worth it or just a waste of time? Spinach Monster (talk) 04:54, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Windsor Boys School[edit]

You write:

You recently unilaterally moved The Windsor Boys' School to Windsor Boys' School citing the school's web site as evidence of the name. As a governor of that school, I can vouch that the "The" is definitely part of the official name; that being the reason for my original move of the page to its correct name. Both the Local Authority responsible for the school and the Office for Standards in Education include "The". I'm open to further discussion; or will, after a while, revert this move. Bazza (talk) 14:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I'd suggest you put your governors hat on and have a long discussion with whoever maintains the school's web site. If an organisation cannot be bothered to maintain its own branding properly, it cannot be too upset if third parties get it wrong. If the schools name really does encompass the article, then I suggest you revert. Unfortunately there are far too many WP articles which wrongly include the article.

Incidentally, my unilateral move was entirely in line with WP's policy of being bold. There wasn't any reason, from the information I had to hand, to think this would be a contentious move, as opposed to just rectifying the consequences of an article named by an inexperienced editor. Given that, I saw no reason for me to try and build a consensus. -- Starbois (talk) 15:40, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I've now copied this discussion to Talk:Windsor Boys' School, to make it more visible to others, and to record any eventual outcome in a public place. -- Starbois (talk) 15:57, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Ireland naming question[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to copy edit the Vedda language article. Taprobanus (talk) 23:37, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Suggestions???[edit]

Hi Bazza 7, I've just launched User:Stephen2nd/Kingdom of Great Britain 1603-1714ÿ, I would be grateful for any copy-editing, or any other comments, suggestions etc, prior to it becoming a new Article? Ta Steve. Stephen2nd (talk) 18:52, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Caleys article[edit]

Hello, Bazza 7. When you edited Caleys the other day, were you reacting to what I had done a couple of days earlier, or was this pure coincidence? I have been talking to Pamela Marson, a Windsor local historian who worked at Caleys and has studied the Caley family, and she tells me she is very unhappy with the article on the John Lewis website. I have added a note to Sources, but would you be happy for me to remove your source, and my note of course? LynwoodF (talk) 09:48, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Bazza. Thank you for your reply. Caleys was part of my childhood and when I first saw the WP article, it was very disappointing, just some text and two tags. I recently found time to add a picture and some section headings, to give it some structure, and since then I have added some sources and expanded the lead section a little. Referencing will take a lot longer.

I, too, am very unhappy with the piece on the JL website. The early history is so inaccurate that I am loath to trust the bits I know less about. The author has jumped to naïve conclusions which are inconsistent with verifiable facts. For example, John Caley did not join the business in 1826; he was already heading it when, in 1823, it moved from Castle Street (now Castle Hill) to High Street. This is clear from an advert he placed in the Windsor Express.

There is an argument for leaving the JL website in the sources, along with the caveat. JL ought to be a prestigious source and sadly it isn't. Perhaps WP users ought to be warned! Frank. LynwoodF (talk) 11:26, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

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Template:Heathrow rail services[edit]

You have me at a disadvantage as I am some years and a few thousand miles distant from London, but from what I recall the Bakerloo/Circle/District station was a little to the southeast of Paddington mainline (hence not a cross-platform interchange) while the H&C trains stopped at the furthermost (northern) reaches of the trainshed. And one of the sources I looked at said that the Crossrail line (will) run(s) under Eastbourne (?) Place, which appears to put it about a block away from the other platforms. Perhaps you could clarify this for me? Useddenim (talk) 00:11, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Programming help[edit]

Hi. I saw your computer credentials on your User page and realised that you could probably help me. Bility wrote this .js script for me almost two years ago (and hasn't made any contributions since), but then all of a sudden it stopped working correctly. I posted a {{Helpme|JavaScript}} request and Rillke wrote Commons:User scripts/BSIcon (launch directly) which had a promising start—it worked fine until the recent mucking around with Mediawiki, and now it only finds deletions, not uploads—but was never finished and now he's also incommunicado. Care to take a stab at fixing it? AlgaeGraphix (talk) 22:33, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, forgot to add: more details are at my talk page. AlgaeGraphix (talk) 01:15, 4 February 2014 (UTC)