User talk:Chris the speller

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Archives[edit]

Archive 1 (October 2005 – May 2006)
Archive 2 (May 2006 – November 2007)
Archive 3 (up to 90 days ago)

Feliz Navidad[edit]


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"Feliz Navidad and a Prospero Año Nuevo"

(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year)
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Hugh Walpole[edit]

Greetings, Chris! I grow more and more shameless in knocking at your door: if you have time and disposition to look in at this article (currently up for FAC) I shall be once more in your debt. Quite understand if not, of course. Tim riley (talk) 21:40, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Chris the speller yack 02:44, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Most grateful, as ever. Thank you very much. Tim riley (talk) 10:07, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce[edit]

Dear Chris Could you please check spelling and references for page James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce. Thanks so much mike

Yes check.svg Done. Chris the speller yack 05:30, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Chris Could you please check references and spelling for page - "Liberal Government UK 1905 -1915" and also, again, "James Bryce 1st Viscount Bryce" I had to alter the reference - have I done it correctly? Cheers and thanks M Reed

Yes check.svg Done. I could find no problem with Liberal Government 1905–15. It hasn't been changed in months. Chris the speller yack 15:13, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Ralph Richardson[edit]

You are ahead of me. There would have been a knock on your door soon, and many thanks for getting in first. Grateful as always for your eagle-eyed ministrations. Tim riley (talk) 16:22, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism at Sycophant[edit]

See this discussion about the repeated deletion, without discussion, of an article you have edited. Talk:Sycophant Banks Irk (talk) 16:48, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

I fixed two hyphens and a misspelling nearly a year ago. That seems to fall far short of having a vested interest in the article. Chris the speller yack 16:58, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
There is now a discussion at AFD Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sycophant Banks Irk (talk) 17:54, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Mass Transit Super Bowl[edit]

Wonder if you'd have a look. Was a bit of rush job, and think there's likely some stuff that could use your sharp eye. Much appreciation. Djflem (talk) 20:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Chris the speller yack 23:11, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Everyone who works hard deserves thanks[edit]

I would give you a Barnstar, but you already have at least one of the most important was. So I will simply ask that you continue devoting some of your free time to the site and don't ever forget about Wikipedia...the site needs people like you! MezzoMezzo (talk) 06:53, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Word World[edit]

Greetings and thanks again for blamming my typos. Are you using a specialist tool, because I've tried copying pages into open office and using the spell checker to spot typos (Spelling mistakes? Perish the thought.) but not had much success, because there are so many foreign spellings and wiki artifacts to plough through (Neuville St. Vaast turned into "Neville"). ThanksKeith-264 (talk) 20:04, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

@Keith-264: I was primarily using AutoWikiBrowser with my own "Find & Replace" rules to fix "Word War I", "Second Word War", etc. This is the best and quickest way to fix an error that occurs in dozens or hundreds of articles. For a single article, probably the best help is the Firefox browser, which highlights errors by underlining them in red. You can add dictionaries for other national varieties of English and switch between them, and you can right-click a word to add it to your personal dictionary. Of course, these don't find or fix "Word War I"; those have to be dug up and examined. You can't automatically change "word war" because there are cases where "Fred and Mike had a word war", meaning a shouting match. Hope this helps. Chris the speller yack 22:12, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
I have Seamonkey but the speller works on that too, thanks for the suggestion.Keith-264 (talk) 15:50, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you very much for your recent work on 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantry. I deeply appreciate your help. Cheers! - Ecjmartin (talk) 17:51, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Dear speller, Thanks for your work Could you please check the refs. for the "Lupton family" page Thanks so much Mike

Sorry, I'm not the best editor to help with refs, more of a spelling/grammar/punctuation/formatting guy. Chris the speller yack 03:41, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Dear Chris, Could you please check the grammar I mad an ammendment and I hope it is OK in the Darnton section of the lupton family page

I added a comma, and the rest looked OK. Chris the speller yack 13:28, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

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