User talk:Crusoe8181

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Re: Wogvilles[edit]

LOL @ thread title. Yes, agree, though some might see it as pointy if I nominated it for speedy deletion, having depopulated it. Thank you for doing so. Stalwart111 10:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

saw an employment ad today at a takeaway food shop in Box Hill ... need fluent Mandarin and communicable English (they do sell pork tripe skewers etc) but the demographics should be a part of the article; Box Hill is not really a Chinatown Crusoe8181 (talk) 10:30, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, "Chinatowns" in Australia are gimmicky tourist attractions where you get great Yum Cha, like Chinatown, Sydney, not just random suburbs where a large number of Chinese migrants happen to live. In fact, many of the "Chinatowns" have few Chinese residents. To describe places like Box Hill or Chatswood as "Chinatowns" would be pretty offensive. Stalwart111 10:43, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Smythe's Creek listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Smythe's Creek. Since you had some involvement with the Smythe's Creek redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). — billinghurst sDrewth 03:55, 5 September 2013 (UTC)


Couldnt you have talked first? Are you sure you have any idea of how mushroom territory CFD is? sats 12:24, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

It really needs a speedy - I created it, you have a sensible suggestion - if it stays at cfd the loonies take over. sats 12:32, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
as expected. sats 09:08, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Crestwood, New South Wales[edit]

Crestwood near Queanbeyan is a legal suburb, undefined localities are normally mentioned under their actual suburb, which means this content gets merged into Baulkham Hills, New South Wales (which I did before it has since been reverted) or its own article in the form Locality, City. As the former has been tried, Ill move it to the latter instead. This is a guideline supported move per section of WP:PLACE -- Nbound (talk) 10:35, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Appleton West High School[edit]

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Leonti Mroveli at Caucasian race[edit]

See Ingushetia and Chechnya - one of these is the source of the repeated edits. Of the sources used, only the Science J Nichols piece might be a RS and I have no idea what it says. Dougweller (talk) 11:36, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Some Memories of Gateside[edit]

Hello. I wonder if you would replace the above poem on the 'Gateside' article. It was first read as the 'Toast to Jean Armour' at a Burns Supper in the hall at Gateside in 1968 by a lady who was born nearby and was reportedly acclaimed by all present - even with a few tears shed. I came across it as President of the Irvine Burns Club when I was giving the 'Toast to Scotland' at St Andrew's Night Jolly Beggars Burns Club night at Beith (near Gateside) and it was very well received indeed. Every place name in it has a special meaning for someone and Gateside Primary School still exists. It is to be printed in the local paper next week. The author is now in her 90s and I now have to phone her to explain why her kind permission to 'publish' it has resulted in a comment of 'Vanity doggerel' - which is wrong on both counts as it was written 'many' years ago and it is good Scots vernacular Poetry. I will pass it to Professors Purdie & Leask who are two of the worlds greatest Burns and Scots scholars if you require proof. I wish you all the best in your decision and hope that you have a merry Festive Season. Rosser Gruffydd 11:51, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Roger Sinclair Griffith[edit]

Hello again. You have been busy. Your use of language is a little lacking in accuracy. Do you really call 480 or so articles 'a few'. How many have you written? I only created this article so that local people etc could find my articles easily. You don't strike me as the logical sort so just delete it and enjoy interfering with other non-computer savvy folks access to Wiki. You have already insulted a 90 year old who has done you no harm. You might let me know about the complaints procedure for Wiki. Rosser Gruffydd 12:05, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.
  • A trout for both of you. Crusoe8181, you should know better than talk about "a few articles" when referring to an established editor with hundreds of articles to his credit. And @Rosser1954:, you have been around more than long enough to know perfectly well that an article like this is totally unacceptable. --Randykitty (talk) 13:38, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Just realised we Australians ARE a tad different! I have made a few edits and created a few articles (I would imagine somewhat more than 480, but counting them would seem a little obsessive) but would not wish attention to be drawn thereto. Self-effacement is an art, witness our humble team of cricketers. Crusoe8181 (talk) 10:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Self effacement if fine, of course. BTW, the trout goes very well with almonds... :-) --Randykitty (talk) 10:36, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

I had some concern about this deletion when first seeing it proposed, but note the information will still be preserved on the man's Wiki user's page; which lessens my concern. Also was concerned about another earlier deletion by Crusoe8181 of "Bungaroo" as this is a place of high notability in a national park near Sydney, Australia and I believe it does deserve a Wikipedia entry. My webpage is — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Can't remember that one, but I do not have delete privileges so must have been agreed to. Regards Crusoe8181 (talk) 10:34, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, yes it was agreed - and done (by the Giantsnowman - but it is preserved as shunted off to here: .... can you remember why you wanted to delete it? Regards, John. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:43, 24 December 2013 (UTC) I'm interested to restore it (and improve it); but have not read up on how to begin to go about that yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:10, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:United States transport-related lists[edit]

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Perry River (Victoria)[edit]

Thank you for creating an article for the Perry River (Victoria). Would you be able to add a picture please? I also think the page would be greatly improved if we could add referenced info about the fish present in this river. Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing what you have in mind.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:18, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Your edit on Nguyen Thien Nhan[edit]

I don't understand why you reverted my edit on the above article, here. Please explain your reasoning. Funandtrvl (talk) 17:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

/* cities */ reply[edit]

I know but in bangladesh all district are in the Category of cities so that"s why i do it. cause all cities article named by(.....District) here the dash are cities name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Woliul (talkcontribs) 10:02, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


No more additions or reverts from either of you until you have come to an agreement about this, please. See our policy on edit warring. I can block if necessary...  —SMALLJIM  10:06, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry 'bout that, but you did need to stop. FYI, I've replied to a post from him on my talk page, based on this.  —SMALLJIM  10:43, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Your page move[edit]

Governors-General is capitalized by convention, just as is the House of Commons and House of Lords. There are quite a few similarly capitalized Wikipedia pages: List of Governors of Alaska, List of Governors of Virginia, ... List of Governors-General of Canada, List of Governors-General of New Zealand, List of Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies. Please revert back to the capitalized version. Thanks and best regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 01:50, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

All of which are incorrect; by all means revert if you can find a grammar which will support. Sometimes our editors try just a bit too much to be correct!! Crusoe8181 (talk) 05:17, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
As page name conventions go, Wikipedia follows the conventions in the reliable sources, not putative rules of grammar. WP:Naming criteria is very clear on that. Those sources, and I don't mean the other Wikipedia pages the grammar of whose titles you bemoan, but the ones comprising the vast literature on the "Governor-General of India," going back to 1773, are unambiguous in capitalizing Governor-General and Governors-General. That includes all official literature: Debates of the House of Commons, the Imperial Gazetteer of India, etc. I tried to revert the page move, but it requires administrator assistance. As you made the unilateral page move without any discussion on the talk page, the burden is on you to approach an administrator and request their assistance for reverting the page move. Best regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 10:32, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Adequately covered by Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Titles of people; the reason you can't revert is probably that it was once correct before an unfortunate incorrect move Crusoe8181 (talk) 09:36, 7 April 2014 (UTC)