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This welcome message was sent by Download at 04:26, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

November 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did to Purdue Bell Tower, is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Please do not disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point. Grim23 04:17, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

January 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Almonte, Ontario, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you.--78.128.177.172 (talk) 05:36, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I think you have the wrong user. This is the only edit I've made to the article. I fail to see how my edit could be considered unconstructive. Brian the Editor (talk) 05:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Because you've restored article to the version in which maintenance templates were removed. May be I was mistaken when I didn't reconnoitred nature of previous edit more thoroughly, but my edit You undid was essentially an attempt to restore version of said article with maintenance templates first. --78.128.177.172 (talk) 05:50, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I understand. I just saw that you added things like "-1ddddddddddddddddthe" and "poo Falls". I didn't notice the maintenance templates. I guess we should both be more careful next time. Brian the Editor (talk) 06:00, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
OK. I'm really sorry for this minsunderstanding.--78.128.177.172 (talk) 06:06, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikiout[edit]

WuhWuzDat 03:37, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Boobquake[edit]

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DYK for Boobquake[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:04, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

==Talk Page==[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my talk page. --Stickee (talk) 04:10, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome! Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page! Brian the Editor (talk) 04:11, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit war[edit]

Hello there. Just noticed that you seem to be engaged in a bit of an edit war on Roger Vinson. I personally think you're in the right on this one -- that information probably belongs on Rush Limbaugh's page if any. I've warned the other editor and hope that s/he stops the reverting. If not I will block for a brief amount of time. I'd suggest you not continue reverting, though, just to avoid 3RR problems. Thanks! GorillaWarfare talk 05:05, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. Brian the Editor (talk) 05:11, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
FYI -- I did a little digging, following up on your noticeboard post. 188.23.0.0/16 is a banned user -- see Thomaskh (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and ThomasK (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). I can find a lot of his edits in the range mentioned above; while he's made sockpuppets he also edits from that IP range. He's identifiable by interests, and by stylistic features (including his curious use of the ` in place of an apostrophe, both in edit summaries and in rants). Mention this at ANI if it comes up again. Cheers, Antandrus (talk) 16:05, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dennis Mackrel[edit]

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DYK for Dennis Mackrel[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:02, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Good catch at I Am Rich[edit]

I can't believe I missed this; thanks for the fix! — pd_THOR | =/\= | 21:25, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Hushang Ansary[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 02:05, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Camp fires beyond the frozen passes[edit]

What plagiarism checker do you use? I had scanned this article and it failed to find the amazon hit, which leads me to believe I need a better checker. Thanks! VQuakr (talk) 06:05, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I found that copyvio using Google. Whenever I see something suspicious, I like to run a few random fragments through a Google search with quote marks around it so that it searches for it as a phrase. Sometimes you have to try a few different fragments of various lengths before it will find anything. Brian the Editor (talk) 23:26, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Strictly speaking, it's not a current event until 6 pm local time[edit]

Hi Brian - I LOL'd. I took a screenshot. It's less than six hours to go where I am, and I expect to be one of those left behind to face the eathquakes, tsunamis, zombie attack and so on for the next six months. I'll keep you posted. --Shirt58 (talk) 02:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, so far so good. Just about to tick over. It' —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shirt58 (talk) 08:00, 21 May 2011 (UTC)


cleverbot[edit]

Hi there, i was wonderin why do you keep reverting the changes i make from the cleverbot page, i know its not a bot or any kind of AI, its a big fraud and i thought people should know about it, because what the oficial page claims is a lie. But you just keep reverting what i edit, if im doing it wrong tell me how should i write the information to prevent int from being reverted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.131.32.33 (talk) 21:20, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

You will have to cite a reliable source that says that the official page is a lie. Articles must be verifiable through reliable sources. One editor's personal opinion is not enough. Brian the Editor (talk) 21:38, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for Richard Owen (geologist)[edit]

Yngvadottir (talk) 16:03, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Purdue University Reactor Number One[edit]

Hi. I edited this article (after consulting the source) to avoid suggesting that a toaster or hair drier produces power. (The reactor produces energy, while the toaster emits thermal energy.) Also, at Prep 2, I edited the hook for Template:Did you know nominations/Purdue University Reactor Number One. Please check and see if you have concerns about the wordings. --Orlady (talk) 14:14, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Your version does sound more precise and closer to the sources, so I don't object. Brian the Editor (talk) 17:58, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for sticking up for me on the Ars Nova talk page. :-) RunnerOnIce (talk) 21:20, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Purdue University Reactor Number One[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:02, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Marion County Founding Date[edit]

From the List of counties in Indiana That being said the list needs correcting then as well.

Rhatsa26X (talk) 22:34, 23 October 2012 (CDT)

February 2013[edit]

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Article Feedback deployment[edit]

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DYK[edit]

Hello Brian, Regarding the Armenian Philanthropic Society DYK. Thank you for your review. I have added a photograph which is in the public domain to the DYK. There shouldn't be a problem posting it on the DYK whatsoever. Can you reassess your vote accordingly. Thank you once again. Proudbolsahye (talk) 19:22, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

The picture looks good. I added "(pictured)" to the hook and reaffirmed my review. Brian the Editor (talk) 22:59, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Edward C. Elliott[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:02, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Henry W. Marshall[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Abram C. Shortridge[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 12:03, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Outing club[edit]

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DYK for Home (1954 TV series)[edit]

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