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Hello, Brycehughes, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Thanks --Brycehughes (talk) 01:19, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

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A page you started has been reviewed![edit]

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Thanks. That was fast. Brycehughes (talk) 09:38, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

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I know. Sometimes I scroll through it for entertainment. Brycehughes (talk) 16:43, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry gentlemen. It is necessary to state.[edit]

With barely managed to convince the impurity that I am not Russian Spion. Now the Arabs Bej begin to point the finger at the U.S. as the Spion. Such a stink! It is impossible to use the Internet! The general attitude to US America is negative (you znaeete how much, yes). I neimeyu with US cyanide nothing obshego. Bolle of satericheskie wrote poems on the resident and the President. For that he was punished and can `t be US agent. And, generally 2 meters it is not funny. I'm an agent of King Albert II. (Secretly watching.)Sanks. (talk) 09:12, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

I understand. Brycehughes (talk) 15:50, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Help desk[edit]

I've answered your question at the help desk :) Charmlet (talk) 19:30, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Brycehughes (talk) 22:13, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for adding the info at The Delineator.

GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:39, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! -Brycehughes (talk) 05:45, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Crime in Oakland, California[edit]

Hello Bryce, and thank you for your work on the Crime in Oakland page. As a criminal researcher and analyst, I am increasingly convinced that criminologist Jeremy Wilson is correct in his findings which dispute the assertion, implicit in the entire section of the article which deals with police staffing levels, that police staffing should be decided by a simple "per-capita" approach. When the section (as revised by yourself) stated that "official estimates" are that Oakland needs 1,100 police officers, it cited a fringe political activist by the name of Pine who is using an acronym, ORPN, to put forward a number based on completely imaginary factors. Please take a look at Wilson's interview here:

Thank you! Falco528 (talk) 08:19, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Falco, thank you for talking this out! I responded to this on the Crime in Oakland, California, talk page. Let's follow WP:BRD. Please do not make your changes again until we come to a consensus. (Other editors may want to join the discussion.) Thanks again. Brycehughes (talk) 15:45, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks right back :)

Harsesus (talk) 04:43, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for fixing a lot of the Certified B Corp page! It looks so much better!

Lelepanne (talk) 22:41, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Brycehughes (talk) 23:23, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Obama Timelines[edit]

I agree. The recent good faith changes are subjective. ```Buster Seven Talk 19:34, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Break in Roman's infobox[edit]

Why do you continue to put an extra break in the years portion of Greg Roman's infobox? When you do that the years do not matchup correctly with the coaching positions to their right.

NT1952 (talk) 22:39, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

What browser are you using? That's what it looks like you're doing for me. Brycehughes (talk) 22:41, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Should work for everyone now. Brycehughes (talk) 23:03, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Oakland Police/ORPN[edit]

Brycehughes, I understand that you want the article to remain as it was before I researched ORPN and its allegations (1,100 figure, "half a police department," etc. The fact is that ORPN is an acronym taken by one man who is a former (failed) political candidate in the city. By removing my original research which places ORPN's ideas in context, you are again obscuring the source of these quotes and removing much more balanced and objective data. Please understand that this issue matters, that the highest level criminologists at top universities do not agree as to the statistical relationship between police staffing and crime rates, and, most importantly, that these non-cited estimates belong to a former political candidate who does not cite any reputable sources. I will revert the article to my August 31 balanced version unless you can provide alternative evidence that supports ORPN's conclusions. Thank You.


No, don't do that. We need to come to a consensus. Take it to the article's talk page. There's a discussion there. Brycehughes (talk) 18:58, 19 October 2013 (UTC)


Thank You. Done.

My edits[edit]

I should've left an edit summary, and I will next time. His edit was just a change of words - it was well worded to begin with, so I don't understand why he would even reword it in such a way as he did. Plus that particular article is nominated for GA status and I believe should be left alone for now until a reviewer takes on the challenge. --DendroNaja (talk) 20:57, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Brycehughes (talk) 21:05, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Addicted to Noise[edit]

Hi Bryce, Your addition to the Addicted To Noise page on Oct 18 is great. I'm really pleased. Regarding my addition last night. If you go to this page: and you will see a listing for an article by William Gibson and if you click on 1995 (upper left) and scroll down and link on issue # 1.12 (the Frank Kozik story) and then scroll to the bottom and click on the 3rd icon from the right (contents) you will see articles and columns for that issue. You'll see that there were pieces by Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, David Was, Billy Altman, Roy Trakin, R. Meltzer and other name critics. Then if you click on 44.1 (it's in the contents) you will get a page of album review links with reviews by Deborah Frost, Chris Morris and others. If you go to issue 1.09 and get to the table of contenst and click on staff you'll see Lenny Kaye and some of the other writers. If you go to issue 2.09 and click on the table of congtenst link on the bottom of one of the articles and then in the hype section click on staff you will see Joey Ramone listed as a contributor. I hope that provides what you need. Thanks, Neumu1 (talk) 16:26, 20 October 2013 (UTC) Neumu1 (talk) 04:22, 21 October 2013 (UTC) Michael

Hi, I responded on the article's talk page. Brycehughes (talk) 05:59, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks User:Brycehughes[edit]

Truly appreciate your help, when does a discussion on the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership close? WashD101 (talk) 01:50, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

@WashD101: Basically, once they reach a "consensus." It's a royal pain in the rear and can take forever. Sorry about that. Honestly though, I don't have a lot of experience with extended consensus building, so I'm probably not the best person to ask. There's some reading material here, but assuming you can't be bothered reading all that, you can pose the question to WP:HELPDESK or WP:TEAHOUSE – they're good at answering. Anyway, I hope this doesn't discourage you from editing, because judging by Roger W. Jones, you're very good at it! Brycehughes (talk) 05:03, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again Brycehughes, here's to ideally trying to build extended consensus since it seems like it shouldn't be that hard a effort to reach some compromise on? Wishing you a great day! WashD101 (talk) 03:06, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
@WashD101: For now, I'd say just WP:CHILL. It'll work itself out, and it'll either go the way you want or it won't. Maybe work on something else that interests you? In any case, it's best not to expect a quick resolution to anything around here... and, personally, I find the protracted back-and-forth discussions exhausting! Save your energy for the fun stuff like editing, I say. Best of luck, Brycehughes (talk) 06:29, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve List of botanical gardens and arboretums in Hawaii[edit]

Hi, I'm Sulfurboy. Brycehughes, thanks for creating List of botanical gardens and arboretums in Hawaii!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. 2

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Sulfurboy (talk) 02:36, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

@Sulfurboy: Thanks but it's a split, so I'm probably not going to bother. Feel free to re-merge if you think it's best. Brycehughes (talk) 04:46, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Your edit to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents[edit]

Hi Bryce. I've taken care of your ANI request, but in the future please don't post edits needing suppression on public pages such as ANI (there's actually a giant red box saying that that opens when you edit ANI, but a lot of people don't notice it). If you come across edits containing private information in the future, please direct them straight to the Oversight Team, privately, via email or IRC. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 18:01, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

@Fluffernutter: Thanks. Then I assume the link in the second paragraph at Wikipedia:Personal information needs to be changed from WP:ANI, correct? Brycehughes (talk) 18:12, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Huh. I've never seen that essay (essays aren't policy, for what that's worth) before. It's definitely not reflective of how things are done, in more ways than one. Do you mind if I ask how you came across that page in the process of hunting up what to do? I might need to go correct some backlinks. ETA: I notified the oversight team that we had an essay giving bad information, and we've redirected it now to a page that gives correct info. Hopefully this helps prevents crossed wires in the future! A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 18:21, 23 January 2014 (UTC) updated 18:36, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
@Fluffernutter: It was the second link for me in this Google search. I know it's not policy, but figured it was sufficient for simply telling me where to go. Brycehughes (talk) 18:47, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok, the redirect should take care of google results, I think. Thanks! A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 19:19, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
@Fluffernutter: One more thing: I notice the "Are you in the right place?" at the top of WP:ANI defaults to hidden. Y'all might want to change its default to show. Brycehughes (talk) 21:44, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Alta Vista Gardens[edit]

Hi Brycehughes,

What do you have against Alta Vista Botanical Gardens? The Wikipedia Page for AVBG is woefully slim and every time I try to flesh it out, you whack it back to nothing with no explanation. This is not an insubstantial project. It has the largest collection of public Art inside the City of Vista, is operated by an all volunteer staff, is funded by membership and donations and admission is virtually free ($2). I only posted stuff that I own the copyright to and I have already supplied a release to Wikipedia back in 2009. Please respond. Feldmoves.

@Feldmoves: Oh, please. You think I have something against a garden? I have something against your edits. I responded on the article's talk page. Brycehughes (talk) 03:20, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

IBM BLU Acceleration[edit]

Hi Bryce,

I wanted to address your comment about my article on IBM BLU Acceleration - Primary contributor appears closely affiliated with organization "International DB2 User's Group"

Although I have presented at numerous "International DB2 User's Group" conferences, I have never held any position in that organization, nor have I served on any of that organization's committees. Back in 1991, I began using DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and over the years, I have become a subject matter expert on DB2 and have written numerous articles and 22 books on this relational database product. Because of this, I am frequently asked to present at IDUG conferences, and only do so when my employer approves of my participation.

Hope this helps clear things up.

Roger.e.sanders (talk)Roger E. Sanders

@Roger.e.sanders: Hi Roger. Fair enough. I've removed the COI tag. Thank you for reaching out. Brycehughes (talk) 16:49, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Salinas, California[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm A.Minkowiski. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks!A.Minkowiski (talk) 15:12, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

@A.Minkowiski: Yes, you totally made a mistake. Please be more careful. Also, please add a section heading when editing other peoples' talk pages. Thank you. Brycehughes (talk) 15:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, you are welcome A.Minkowiski (talk) 15:24, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Explosion and fire[edit]

Hi Bryce - I don't think that including both explosion and fire in the section headings at Chevron Richmond Refinery is redundant. In both instances, there were both significant explosions and a significant fire. Explosions are different than fires, and both are significant. I'll suggest to Jem (they are a student of mine or I would add it myself - think I'll be seeing them later today,) that they should include info explicitly pointing out that there were significant explosions and a significant fire in both instances. Best, Kevin Gorman (talk) 10:43, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

@Kevin Gorman: Ok, no biggie. Thanks. Brycehughes (talk) 15:52, 30 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi Bryce,

I have seen your work on Wikipedia and your copy-editing skills are spot on and very accurate. I would like to ask you if you could make edits to the page of Expedia (, as there is some information missing from the page. Would you be willing to make edits to the page so that it's complete? The main areas that I think needs more information are the infobox on the top right, and external links.

To be specific, I think the infobox at top right needs more information, and fields more in line with other global travel brands like, or and The infobox also needs to change URLs to be within 'website' (at the bottom) rather than 'Web address' (at the top), and it needs to include links to Expedia ccTLD: US, CA, UK, AU & NZ (in that order) in the same shape as In regards to external Links, I think it should link to Expedia ccTLD in the same shape as with the same links as on #3.

Let me know, I would highly appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Erexkiss (talk) 12:33, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Erexkiss. While I appreciate the flattery, I am not willing to make those edits. Best of luck, Brycehughes (talk) 15:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for being vigulent on the "list of mountain lion attacks" page, I find that someone keeps trying to add stories that last any testability, reference, or citations, and I'm glad to see you're in there keeping that page clean of nonsense. Thanks! Damotclese (talk) 15:30, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Brycehughes (talk) 18:56, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

"Amir" has Persian meaning too.[edit]

I added that "Amir" has Persian meaning too and my My source is Persian Wikipedia , if your Persian is good enough go check it: @Brycehughes

Salinas, California[edit]

Hello - I made the changes surrounding lettuce on the Salinas page, I was attempting to remedy the difference between the page and the Salinas page. China clearly produces most of the worlds lettuce. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

@ Ok, I removed the economy info from the Salinas page, because it was totally unsourced, so who knows what the truth is. Thanks for reaching out. Brycehughes (talk) 22:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


What does "cu" stand for in an edit description? —Stepheng3 (talk) 17:24, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Clean up. Brycehughes (talk) 18:07, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
ktyvm —Stepheng3 (talk) 00:52, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
haha :) Brycehughes (talk) 06:37, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


It would help to be a bit more constructive instead of just deleting stuff. Patience also helps - ther eis more to come on the OMP. thanks! Peteruetz (talk) 15:53, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

It would help if you added "there is more to come" or "there is more to come, don't delete this" to your edit summary then. Brycehughes (talk) 16:36, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


Please see my response to your comments on my talk page. Asaduzaman (talk) 23:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Liuy360 (talk) 16:23, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Brycehughes (talk) 16:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Seven Oaks Dam[edit]

It's great that you were able to supply more accurate coordinates for the dam. Please cite your source. —Stepheng3 (talk) 17:16, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Disagree. Revert if you think it best. Brycehughes (talk) 17:31, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Chief Innovation Officer[edit]

Hi, it wasn't an error if I edited the article on the CINO because I'm in college and I have a coursework in witch I have to improve this article. Therefore, these days there will be some changes on this page. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Axelamer (talkcontribs)

Hi, I reverted your edit because you deleted the article's list of references and did not explain why. I assume you didn't mean to do this. Editing for the first time can be a bit confusing. It was for me. You should check out WP:TUTORIAL and WP:INTREF, which cover the basics. Brycehughes (talk) 05:38, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Why always deleting my work on Chief Innovation Officer?[edit]

Hi, please stop deleting my work on Chief Innovation Officer, I think it is way more complete than the previous one and I have to edit it for a coursework so please stop or tell me if you want me to change something but it is becoming very annoying. Thanks

Slavery in Mauritania[edit]

This is in regards to the line I have changed a couple of time. My only problem with the line is that it portrays itself as a fact, when it is not even close. It is just one man's personal opinion, when in fact the issue is widely debated in the Islamic world. When I edited it with the Qur'an as source, I didn't know Wiki prefers secondary sources, so I'm not opposed to leaving the current sourcing alone, as long as we provide some indication that it is only one man's opinion. I propose something like:

Pro Slavery interpretation of Islamic texts, which not everyone agrees with.

Or something along those lines.

I hope this is the right place for this. Let me know your thoughts

Mark Beronte (talk) 00:40, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

@Mark Beronte: Hi Mark, thanks for reaching out. What if we simply deleted the sentence? (Re right place: usually better to do this on the articles's talk page, but no biggie.) Brycehughes (talk) 19:36, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
@Brycehughes: Hi Bryce. Again I am a bit new to this so I hope I am replying to your post correctly, but it certainly doesn't seem correct to have to edit a page rather than hitting some kind of reply button, but that doesn't seem to be available so here I am. Anyway if I am going to be doing this more, I should go and read up on all the Wiki documents, which I will do tomorrow. I also believe I left a post on the article talk page as well, but perhaps I did something wrong there.
Anyway, now on to the topic at hand. Although deletion might make it better than it is now, it would also make the article highly inaccurate to not mention the Islamic texts when describing why the practice persists. Of course both the Imams and regular people use the Qur'an to justify their positions, and in fact it is probably one of the most significant reasons slavery still does persist. When you believe you have an infallible text from the creator of the universe, that accepts slavery as just a fact of life, it might very well influence your view of the subject. Can you think of a better way to simply put into words the idea that a pro slavery interpretation of the Islamic texts is a significant reason slavery persists, while being true the source, and indicating there are people who claim this interpretation is not correct? (talk) 22:27, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
@Mark Beronte: Hi, it doesn't matter what you or I can put into words; it matters whether we can find a reliable secondary source that supports the assertion. Do you have/can you find a reliable secondary source on this? (I.e. contra the New Yorker article) Brycehughes (talk) 20:07, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

ETC, ETC Group disambiguation[edit]

If you were involved in clearing up the ETC disambiguation page - thanks. Could you help me understand how ETC qualifies as "important or significant" more than any other company or organization? Please understand that my question is staight forward. ETC Group (Energy efficiency consultants) could also qualify as important or significant - for that matter many more companies could if you ask me. Could you just explain to me why you left them in the improved ETC disambiguation page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IsoFocus (talkcontribs) 02:34, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

@IsoFocus: I don't know, because I haven't looked at the ETC Group article, nor am I familiar with the company. In general, Wikipedia articles must be "notable." You can find the general notability guidelines here and the guidelines for companies here. Brycehughes (talk) 03:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)