User talk:Christian75

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Hello, Christian75, 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:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! Paxse 15:47, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Paxse 15:47, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

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16:47, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Moving James Gill (artist)[edit]

Hello Christian,

Isn't it possible to move "James Gill (artist)" => "James Gill"? There are no entries yet for "James Gill". In German and French Wikipedia, the related articles are also named "James Gill". Kind regards, Norbert Schott 17:45, 13 January 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Norbert Schott (talkcontribs)

Hello @Norbert Schott: The problem is that James Gill does exist. You moved the article to template:James Gill. Which is the place (Wikipedia:Namespace) for templates. Christian75 (talk) 07:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Christian, when I follow the link, there is NO direct link to James Gill, only to "Senses Fail". In this case, isn't it possible to simply rename "James Gill (artist)" to "James Gill"? Many thanks, Norbert

James E. Gill (1901–1980), scientist, teacher, explorer and mine developer James Elgin Gill (born 1987), world's most premature baby James Gill (artist) (born 1934), American pop-artist James Gill (columnist), columnist for The Advocate (Louisiana) James Gill (cricketer) (1911–2000), Irish cricketer James Gill, former bassist for American hardcore band Senses Fail Jimmy Gill (1894–?), English footballer of the 1910s and '20s Jim Gill (1865–1923), American baseball player

Comment added by Norbert Schott 10.12, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Hello @Norbert Schott:
Im not sure what you try telling me.
You moved James Gill (artist) to template:James Gill which isnt a good idea because pages starting with template: are reserved to templates (not articles). I moved it back. The page James Gill (a disambiguation page) contains a link to James Gill (artist). There are two James which redirects to Senses Fail (James_Anthony_Nielsen and James Nielsen (see for all redirects to Senses Fail.

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18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for redirecting List of Nepal-related topics to Outline of Nepal.

Somehow I missed that. The Transhumanist 11:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

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16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Huggle message[edit]

Hey Christian75! You are receiving this message because you are subscribed at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members#Beta_testers

I have recently launched a new downloads for beta testers that contains nightly builds of huggle, eg. versions that are built every day from our master branch and contains latest huggle. These builds are currently provided only for Windows and Ubuntu. You can find them here: http://huggle.wmflabs.org/builds/

Please keep in mind that these don't have any automatic updates and if you download and start using nightly build, you will need to update it yourself! So don't get yourself to running old version, it's possible to install both stable and nightly huggle, which is what I suggest.

Keep the bug reports coming to phabricator: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/create/?projects=Huggle Many thanks! Petrb (talk) 10:06, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:March7th[edit]

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