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Hello, David J Johnson! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Vector toolbar signature button.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Qwfp (talk) 17:46, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
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England[edit]

Hi David and welcome.

It is policy that England does not need UK after it. If anybody does not know where England is they can click the link to find out. Happy editing.--Charles (talk) 16:14, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I second the above "welcome". Please check some of the useful links above, especially those related to verifiability. You've made a lot of edits - all obviously in good faith, and probably verifiable and accurate info - but you don't give any sources for the information. Again, welcome! - Special-T (talk) 14:44, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

"Original family names" at Stokenchurch[edit]

Hi, this website lists the most common names for different periods of history in the parish of Stokenchurch. None of the surnames that you mention as being "original" in the parish are included on the pre-1700 list. I have therefore removed that statement from the article. -- roleplayer 20:05, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

I want to reiterate my point above. Any content added to Wikipedia that is based on personal knowledge or research is subject to deletion. Many of the edits you have made have been (rightly) reverted because of this. So please give references for your information - you obviously have a lot of good information to contribute, but it's all going to get reverted if it lacks valid citation (making your work for naught, and causing other editors to spend their time cleaning up). - Special-T (talk) 13:36, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Newark[edit]

There is a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Airports#How_to_list_Continental_flights_to_Newark.3F.3F. I have not seen you engaging in the discussion. Please do not change until consensus is reached. Please add your thoughts to that page. Everyone has different opinions on this matter. Snoozlepet (talk) 06:57, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Jordans, Buckinghamshire[edit]

Apparently (although I have only just discovered this myself) in order to get the infobox to display a "dialling code" you have to use the parameter "dial_code". Confused? You should be. A full list of the valid parameters can be found at Template:Infobox UK place. Also, I've just replied to you at Talk:Stokenchurch. -- roleplayer 17:48, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

London Waterloo[edit]

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D.B. Cooper[edit]

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Robert Black[edit]

I would say that 4 known reflects that fact there is a belief by informed sources of more victims but as yet there is no proof. Unibond (talk) 16:57, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Bristol Airport[edit]

Hi David, thanks for your words of support on the Bristol talk page, it appears that the user in question's edit history, that he no longer has any issue with the edits made originally by Jamie2k9. Let's hope it remains that way. --NorthernCounties (talk) 09:12, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

December 2011[edit]

The fact remains that you are trying to delete something that has been properly sourced and has been in Wikipedia for almost two years. It would have been far better if you had addressed your concern earlier or in the Talk Page, rather than editing-out what is your personal opinion. There are so many references to Black being a suspect that to include them all - we would have more references than the entry. I am quite happy to come to a agreeable solution, instead of your constant deletions. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 12:01, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for your help - David David J Johnson (talk) 12:31, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Yellowstone[edit]

I agree with you, let's see if it continues or the individual gets bored (hopefully!) Cj1340 (talk) 16:52, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your input and take care. Best regards, Ddavid David J Johnson (talk) 21:59, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

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Roswell[edit]

Done, at requests for page protection. I've watchlisted the Roswell UFO Incident page as well. Good diligence, DJJ! --Tenebrae (talk) 01:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks for your help, David. David J Johnson (talk) 09:34, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

So, who is the dummy who page protected Roswell UFO incident to stop a proper scientific discussion on the case by SUNRISE Information Services? If you are able to accept Annie Jacobsen's Area 51 from so-called Area 51 scientists who have no verifiable facts to contribute to the discussion, then it may well interest you to know that SUNRISE has a book with verifiable facts from the scientific literature confirming the metallic foil composition and status of titanium technology and titanium-based shape memory alloys in 1947, not to mention the connection between the USAF at Wright-Patterson in the study of titanium-based shape-memory alloys after 1947 and the shape-memory Roswell foil that ended up at Wright-Patterson AFB for analysis in July 1947. If anyone here is a verifiable scientist, the first thing you do is verify the new entry by reading the book and checking the references. If you don't, accept the new item into the Roswell UFO incident page. It is there for the world to see and let others check the claims if you or anyone else on this page can't do the job properly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.169.170.169 (talk) 07:48, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I am not replying to unsigned abusive comments. David J Johnson (talk) 09:16, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Alfred Watkins[edit]

I don't know what this edit is about http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alfred_Watkins&diff=515473260&oldid=515459832 I have not "deleted" - unless you are referring to the beer.

If you check the sections you will see that the content was in the section labelled "life" - a book by another author, published after the persons death, is nothing to do with the persons life. Neither is a beer.

Oranjblud (talk) 16:44, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Just deleting useful material is not helpful. If you do not think it is in the right section, create a new section. Editors tend to add material to passages that already exist, so when the title becomes misleading, the solution to improve, not to enfeeble the content. Paul B (talk) 18:43, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the message. I certainly agree that Michel should be mentioned, though I think the new editor maybe has a point about the beer! If anything this paragraph should be transformed into a new section - maybe entitled 'legacy' or 'influence'. Paul B (talk) 18:30, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Excuse me[edit]

Would you like to learn some manners - you comments on User_talk:Paul_Barlow#Alfred_Watkins this person seems to want a "edit war" are completely at variance with WP:AGF, nor am I an unregistered editor whatever that is.

You might also like to read Wikipedia:Canvassing - see the second paragraph "However, canvassing — which is done with the intention of influencing the outcome of a discussion towards one side of a debate — is considered inappropriate."

Finally I would like to draw your attention to the original problem - which was that adding details of another persons views, formed in the 1960s, into the section about the life of someone else who died in 1935 is completely and utterly idiotic. For that I coudl suggest you could read WP:Competence, or suggest try to pay better attention to the points legitimate editors have made explicit to you both on your own talk page, and in edit summaries.Oranjblud (talk) 18:47, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Um, let me see. You say someone should learn "manners" because they say you want an edit war, for which there is at lease some evidence, and then you go on to accuse that person of being "completely and utterly idiotic". Pot/Kettle to say the least, methinks. I think you could do well to peruse WP:Competence too. It really is an deeply inappropriate link in this case. Look at what it is actually about. Paul B (talk) 19:11, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Paul B. My only concern was to ensure that edits were given a reason and explained in a logical and reasonable way. This plainly was not done. I am happy with the page as it exists at 21.00. With thanks for your help and best regards, David J Johnson (talk) 20:09, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Re: Portland Lighthouses[edit]

Hello, and thanks for the message - you are right that the Breakwater lighthouse could be worth noting, although there doesn't seem to be as much information on it than the other three. I believe there may be a good amount of information for all lighthouses to warrant separate articles and having recently found a couple of Stuart Morris books based on Portland, there may be some good information in there too. I think that another article for the Portland Bill lighthouse should be separate from the Portland Bill article - like Pulpit Rock, for example, is. There would certainly be plenty of information on that lighthouse. Ajsmith141 (talk) 11:55, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Did have a quick look on the Portlanders site but couldn't find anything. Will have to check again more thoroughly at some point but there is this [1].Ajsmith141 (talk) 21:37, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

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Isle of Portland[edit]

Thanks for the message - I'm glad the articles have been appreciated. The Windmills are certainly worthy of their own article and I have planned to create one. I originally added a section about them on the Weston, Dorset page but I'm certain there is plenty more info out there. I will probably get on with the page tonight or tomorrow. Ajsmith141 (talk) 16:58, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Article done: Portland Windmills. Ajsmith141 (talk) 16:29, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
  • No problem at all. My mistake on the captions - the two photos are the only ones on the geograph.org.uk site but next time I visit Portland I will take some photographs of the windmills. I only first saw the windmills back in 2010 during a visit, and despite growing up in Fortuneswell as a child I didn't realise they existed. Me and a friend had a look inside both the shafts last month and they seem perfectly stable which is one thing but they do need cleaning up and looked after. Ajsmith141 (talk) 17:22, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Will do. Regards. Ajsmith141 (talk) 19:44, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

American Airlines and logo usages[edit]

Greetings. If the section about AAdvantage was more than just one line, I feel the logo could be there. Or if there was a major discussion about the new branding in the article (not just a line), then I can see the logo being there. However, we need to keep fair use/copyrighted work usage to a minimum and if people want to see the logo, they can go to the articles about the program itself. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 17:27, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi, Thanks for yours. I still feel that the logo should be there, as this is the main page for American Airlines and should emcompass all logos - regardless of separate articles on some aspect of the airline. The previous AAdvantage logo was there without comment and I really see no reason to change that. Folk are not going to the AAdvantage page just to see a logo? However, I do not want to stand on ceremony and I'm prepared to accept a majority view. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 17:48, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
    • I know there were other editors discussing about it and I just wanted to share my view point. All it is just about is commentary; if there is more commentary about the logo itself or re-branding, then yes the logo can still be there. The only thing I can think of is maybe merge the two articles together and then we can use the logo. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 17:51, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
      • I agree with you, I see no reason for a sep article about a airline loyalty scheme and there lies the solution. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 17:57, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Carl Sagan and pantheism[edit]

Hello David. In case you haven't seen the citations I added about Sagan's pantheism, I would like for you to review them at Talk:List of Pantheists and see if it affects your opinion since I'm not sure you had a chance to review the case carefully. I would appreciate that very much. If you have already done this, nevermind. Thank you Allisgod (talk) 00:48, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Many thanks for your mail. I have reviewed your citations and it does not change my opinions - as they are other folks opinions on Carl's view. Carl, from personal experience and also written evidence, never advocated pantheism. With best regards, David J Johnson (talk) 11:27, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
What do you mean, "personal experience"? Allisgod (talk) 19:26, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Quite simply my personal knowledge of Carl from the SETI Institute. Carl was on the Board - and I am still a Charter Associate.David J Johnson (talk) 19:33, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't know what that means. Most people categorized as pantheists, never say "I am a pantheist". It's a rare philosophical description and it's not anything one subscribes to. Sagan agreed with Spinoza and Einstein on God, which makes him a pantheist. This is the opinion of many PhDs in philosophy and theology. Allisgod (talk) 19:48, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
  • This has become somewhat tiresome. I have answered your queries, from - albeit - personal knowledge of Carl. You appear to be pushing your own views without any evidence. I rest my case. David J Johnson (talk) 19:59, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
My views? There's a dozen sources that say he's a pantheist. What are you talking about? Are you saying he told you personally, "I do not subscribe to the views of pantheism"? I am just trying to understand Allisgod (talk) 20:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi David[edit]

Hi, Thank you for your note, as you can check the "view history" of the pages, you see that Slurpy121 (which is me, only that I forgot to log in) undid the change, basically, I fixed my own error and I am sorry for any trouble or inconvenience I have caused. I thought at first France played a big role during the war, but after doing some reading and research, I proved myself wrong. Anyways, I wish for the best and Good luck :) (69.255.225.227 (talk) 00:00, 15 February 2013 (UTC))

  • Many thanks for yours and best regards, David David J Johnson (talk) 00:24, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Rio Bravo (film)[edit]

My purpose in editing the plot section of Rio Bravo is to clarify some sections of the plot writeup and to correct some obvious errors.

One example is in the first paragraph where Dean Martin's character was referred to as the deputy sheriff which he clearly was not because Jon Wayne's character swears him in as deputy a short while later. Therefore I added the word former to clarify the character. Similarly, I added a sentence to place Angie Dickinson's character in the poker game instead of just getting off the stage. This change makes John Wayne's actions understandable. The remainder of the changes follow the same idea – clarify the existing plot writeup without a complete rewrite which I don't believe is really necessary and add a few words and sentences here and there to make the plot more understandable without making it larger. The largest change I have made is to the ending scene between Jon Wayne's character and Angie Dickinson's character. Not only is it important to the movie but it can easily cause confusion because it differs slightly from the written script (at least as it was published on the Internet). The scene between Stumpy and Dude is often edited or omitted in movie versions shown on television so I have clarified that.

As far as the occasional typo and spacing, I am using NaturallySpeaking software to dictate the changes and there are occasional problems where the software doesn't quite put in what I want and I sometimes have to change it again later. Have patience, I am going to work on this movie until I think it is perfect because it is one of my favorites and I want what is in the plot to exactly describe what happens in the movie without being too wordy.

I am having a little issue with the fact that the editor shows the spacing between sentences differently from the way they show in the text. Perhaps you have a word of advice on how to deal with this apparent problem. Perhaps I am missing something obvious.

I have the DVD of the movie and will be adding it to the references section when I get a chance to read up on the proper way to add references. Thank you.Historyphysics (talk) 17:03, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

I hope I got the signature right.

    • I cannot help with your technical points, I'm afraid - but I am concerned by the number of typos that appear in your edits. My own view is that the plot section is too long - but that can be discussed on the Talk Page. I am intrigued by the alterations made to the end sequence, only the full version has been shown in the UK. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 17:58, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

re: Cosmology page[edit]

Hi, Several people have been reverting the description of Biblical Cosmology to one that is just completely fraudulent and doesn't have hardly a thing to do with the Bible's actual description of the cosmos. It's nearly a carbon copy of the Babylonian one and not accurate at all. It's about as accurate as calling America a communist nation. Isn't wikipedia supposed to be accurate? All who have reverted it simply do not seem to care about accuracy. They may have good intentions, but their description is not accurate at all. I have MUCH more documentation of this I can add if you wish, even by agnostic scientists. I'm also a professor myself and have done quite a bit of study into the Bible as well as science and history. Wikipedia is very good in many places..but there is unfortunately a bias against historical facts in some areas, sometimes in Christian areas, but not limited to that by any means. I use wikipedia a lot...but we need to make sure it is accurate, not just supporting a prejudiced agenda. Sorry I haven't contacted others about this..I just figured out how to use the talk pages just now. Bryan Dotoree (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

  • With respect this is something that should be discuseed on the appropiate Talk Page. You and others(?) are reverting edits without giving a reason for your reverts. Additionally, 3 reverts without a reason can be considered as "Edit Warring" and can result in block. In any case there will be many who will not consider your source as "historical fact". I repeat this should be a discussion on the Cosmology Talk Page and not here. David J Johnson (talk) 19:31, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    • With respect, there are explicit reasons for the editing as mentioned above, but if you want, I can add that to the actual editing. I didn't realize that was necessary. Describing the Bible's cosmology as Babylonian is seriously fraudulent. THAT is the reason for the edit.
      • I'm sorry but what I have written is historical fact (the only valid source for describing biblical cosmology is the Bible itself. PERIOD.) and quite a few major scientists agree with that, including agnostic ones. See the page.Dotoree (talk) 19:54, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Please stop "shouting". Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 19:06, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

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USS Scorpion revert[edit]

Hi! I added a single sentence on the page of USS Scorpion, where I mentioned that it was fictionally mentioned in Neville Shute's On the Beach, which is one of the most well-known literary works about nuclear war. You removed this as irrelevant. Kindly tell me why this is irrelevant? If so, why don't you also go to the page of for instance The Orient Express page and remove all the fictional references, such as the Agatha Christie novel? Wikipedia does include the mentioning of prominent fictional references to real boats, trains or buildings etc. I am going to undo your revert within a few days, unless you come up with some reasonable arguments. Sponsianus (talk) 19:57, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for a long-delayed response. I have answered on your Talk Page. The main point being that the fictional novel was published in 1957, the USS Scorpion was not even laid-down until 1958. Also Orient Express is a real train, the Christie novel being set on it - the Shute novel cannot be set on a vessel that did not exist at the time of publishing. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 20:33, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Neville Shute's novel was first published within months (April 1957) after the production of the real USS Scorpion had commenced (January 1957), which would have been well known at the time. Apparently Shute referred to the fictional fate of the "real" USS Scorpion, and the fact that the ship was so modern it was not completed yet would hardly have been an obstacle for an author of a dystopian novel - rather, the other way around! Fictional references to real vessels are just that - fictional. On the page of the Mary Celeste you will find many unrealistic references to that ship, including spaceships named after it. So yes, I think it's relevant that a well-known author of the era found it worthy to use the name of the USS Scorpion. Sponsianus (talk) 22:10, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for yours. Frankly, you seem to be assuming too much. What evidence do you have that Shute knew that USS Scorpion was under construction? And, in any case, this vessel was re-named and the actual name Scorpion was not laid-down until 1958 and launched much later. Please explain how this was well-known at the time. I find it very hard to believe that Shute wrote a novel about a sub that was hardly under construction when his novel was published. The examples you give of Orient Express and Mary Celeste refer to trains/ships that were already in service and are therefore not strictly relevent to your PoV. I see nothing in your much delayed comments that warrants a reversion to your contribution of June 2012 and it appears nor do any other Editors.

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Re: Ted Bundy[edit]

Re your message: Not a problem. I did not notice the previous accounts and I think you are correct about it being the same person. I revdel'ed one of the earlier offensive account names from the edit history. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 15:10, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Re your message: You're welcome. Thanks for the good work. =) -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 22:51, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi, David -- Don't know if you've noticed, but our Bundy loser seems to have opened a whole series of obscene socks, the latest being "ChristRaper666" (I kid you not). Not an issue, since Gogo Dodo and several other admins are onto him, and have been diligently blocking each sock as it appears -- though it's a shame that they have to waste their time with this nonsense (one of many reasons I refused adminship, and can't understand why anyone would want the job). And I wonder how empty one's life has to be, for fruitless vandalism of a web site to becomes one's principal entertainment vehicle. A clue might be one of his iterations, "ContrantlyMasturbating" (yes, misspelled). Cheers, DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 15:19, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Hello DoctorJoeE, Many thanks for your message. Like yourself, I just wonder how empty one's life has to be to keep vandalising like this. I am very grateful to Gogo Dodo for protecting my Talk Page and other admins for their efforts to stop this. Nevertheless, I'm sure you and I (amongst others) will continue to look after the Bundy and Cooper pages. Best regards,David J Johnson (talk) 16:04, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Hardy Monument[edit]

Not guilty! I simply changed the spelling of Blackdown to Black Down (which is how it appears on the OS maps), inserted a link to the hill and changed a few letters to lower case. The culprit who deleted the image (in fairness, probably in error) was - I cannot tell a lie - User:Jonathancbpowell. Here's the edit: [2] Regards. --Bermicourt (talk) 21:17, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Replied on your Talk Page. David J Johnson (talk) 22:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
No worries! --Bermicourt (talk) 06:32, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Drake equation[edit]

I will work on a draft on the Drake equation‎ in the coming weeks before making the change in the article. I may not completely re-write it but I certainly want to emphasize its purpose, meaning and value. I will let you know when ready for your review/edits. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 22:48, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Look forward to that. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 22:50, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: User talk:Dotoree & Cosmology Talkpages[edit]

Re your message: That's two giant walls of oddly formatted text that was a little bit WP:TL;DR. Especially since I am not at all familiar with the topic at hand. Since they haven't made any edits to article space in awhile and are sticking to the article talk page, I'm inclined to say to just let it go. Sometimes you just have to let the conversation die out on its own. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 21:21, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

We Were Soldiers[edit]

Why are you deleting my film credits? (i.e. We Were Soldiers) My credits are verifiable. Please explain.EdVanzd (talk) 18:35, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Quite simply, because you have placed your name far too high on the cast list. You have already been warned before about this self-advertising and writing articles about yourself. Continuation of your actions may result in a block. If you wish to add your name it should be way down the list, as per the official sites for We Were Soldiers. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 18:45, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

I placed my name under the character I was paired with in the film, Chris Klein. Our characters' storyline was built on the relationship. It is a logical placement.EdVanzd (talk) 19:12, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Replied on your Talk page. David J Johnson (talk) 19:26, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Equal and Fair Inclusions[edit]

I believe that if all insertions about anyone are correct then his/her article should remain. Fact is fact and should not be erased from the pages of history. Who are we to choose a hierarchy of importance referring to individuals within entertainment (or any field for that matter)? Either everyone stays (as long as their pages speak only fact), or everyone within their respective industry gets deleted. No favorites.EdVanzd (talk) 16:52, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Quite simply, you have been told by several editors that it is against Wikipedia policy to write, self advertising, biographies. You have also originally placed you name in the cast list for We Were Soldiers in a position which was not supported by the official film sites or your role within the screenplay. Wikipedia operates within accepted guidelines and your actions to date have not abided by these conventions. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 10:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

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Tim Zukas has been warned and I have some advice for you. Thanks, David for notifying me, so (although I'm not admin), could stop the edit war. Sincerely, WorldTraveller101(Trouble?/My Work) 00:44, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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AN3 report FYI[edit]

In regards to your comment on my talk page, you may be interested in: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Syngmung reported by User:Nick-D (Result: ). Regards, Nick-D (talk) 11:26, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Nick, Have replied on your Talk page. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 13:00, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Universe[edit]

Hello, why did you consider this movie Cosmography of the Local Universe is spam? This link is its article on arXiv. I think it's one of the best simulation and model about local universe to date.Earthandmoon (talk) 12:50, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

It is still a site asking viewers to join and therefore advertising. Wikipedia does not carry advertising "spam". Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 17:38, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
@David J Johnson - thank you for requesting my opinion on the video - at the moment - I'm favorably impressed with this video - and that it's linked on arXiv - the oustanding benefits of the video seem to outweigh any consideration of spam in my opinion - hope this helps in some way - thanks again - and - enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 21:00, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok, many thanks. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:09, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I replaced vimeo's link by this link.Earthandmoon (talk) 13:00, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks and a question[edit]

Hi David J Johnson, thanks for those reverts. :) I was wondering, would you be interested in having rollback rights? You do a lot of vandal-fighting and I think the rights would help you. Best. Acalamari 11:01, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello Acalamari, many thanks for your message. Yes, I would be interested in having rollback rights. Good talking with you again. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 11:09, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Done! I'm always happy to offer rollback to those who can make effective use of the tool. Good to talk to you again, too. Acalamari 11:19, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks and best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 11:23, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Navboxes on author pages[edit]

Since you are the leading registered editor in terms of edits at Thomas Hardy in the past year, you might want to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Novels#Derivative_works_and_cultural_references_templates regarding including navigation boxes for adaptations of and related subjects to an authors works on the author's bio page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:09, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Tony, Happy to help. I'm a bit busy at the moment, but will get round to it in the next few days. David J Johnson (talk) 19:27, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Re: Secret Intelligence Service[edit]

Hi David, I'd say probably not per Wikipedia's tendency to take common names into account, but I don't feel too strongly about it ... I was onlyhistory merging the Secret Intelligence Service article, and I know hardly anything at all about the subject. Graham87 15:06, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Shearonink (talk) 19:46, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

The Paizo Publishing material needs to be discussed before any further edits/reversions. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 19:48, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Bundy redux[edit]

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Use of CAPS[edit]

You told me that using CAPS was SHOUTING - and you implied offense.

I apologize. I am new to WIKIPEDIA and had not known this. For several years now (since Email became common) I have used CAPS when BOLD or Italic was not available. The intent was not to make my argument necessarily stronger (or louder), but to allow the reader to rapidly scan through the text zeroing in on key words (in CAPS).

Guidance appreciated.

BSmith821 (talk) 00:25, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Dear me : on reading this I realized I was still using caps :-)

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Ted Bundy[edit]

Whatever, I sign in, so if I'm not a registered user then please define registered (no, really, don't. Thanks). Why you would want to delete the Bundy page from one of the most general categories rather than one of the narrower ones is beyond me, unless you just want to wield your power [EDIT, insert "impressive"] impressive power as a member of the "serial killer task force." I make many many productive edits as an editor , so your insult has just been deflected. I do this in the interest of teh Gen'ral Internets, so thanks. But like I said, whatever dude. Inhighspeed signing out.

I need a translation for this unsigned "contribution"!! David J Johnson (talk) 08:25, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Zodiac Killer[edit]

It wasn't a test edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.92.128.150 (talk) 18:37, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes it was and please sign your "contributions". Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 21:40, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Do you know what the word "test" means? I wasn't testing anything. Your edits on Graysmith are against Wikipedia practice. Get acquainted with Wiki before you start annoying people. 21:46, 27 July 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.92.128.150 (talk)

Before you accuse me of not knowing Wikipedia practice. I remind you that you are an unregistered user, you revert any comments that warn you of your edits, you fail to explain your revisions and you cannot sign your contributions. Your edits on Robert Graysmith are only duplications of material that already exist in the article. It is you that is not abiding by Wikipedia conventions. David J Johnson (talk) 21:56, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Your registration does not make you a higher class of user. I did explain my Graysmith edit, check the history. I am entitled to blank my talk page, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:User_pages. 180.92.128.150 (talk) 21:59, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

I never said my registration made me a higher class of user. With reference to User Talk page guidelines, you will note that it states that it is better not delete entries, so that editors can refer to comments. It appears that you only delete entries that are reminding you of Wikipedia conventions. Case closed. David J Johnson (talk) 16:29, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Caps or not in headings[edit]

I was trying to make the headings consistent. Is there a convention or rule I need to read about? BSmith821 (talk) 00:14, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Unless the caps are initials for some organisation/project etc, headings should be in upper & lower case, also please do not sign edits on the article page, only sign on Talk page. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 08:20, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Wickramasinghe & BSmith821[edit]

Thank you for your interest and concern regarding user BSmith821's POV and advertisements. User BSmith821 statement of purpose in his user page is clear that he is a single-purpose user that does not hold Wikipedia's integrity and neutrality as his intention to edit. He managed to dock the ANI by stepping down but now he is back at it, and his campaign to promote Chandra Wickramasinghe's fringe work is distracting from constructive editing. I will appreciate suggestions on how to proceed in order to stop his advertisement campaign in Wikipedia. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:06, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello BatteryIncluded. my concern for the "neutral point of view" is increasing. Please see BSmith821's long-winded reply to my concerns on the article Talk page. You have done sterling work in bring sense to the article and this "editors" contributions - sorry advertising and PoV - are in danger of reverting the article back to its previous mish-mash. My advice would be to get an experienced administrator to have a look at the recent history of the article and, in particular, BSmith821's edits the statement on his Talk page - and then take the appropiate action. Please let me know if I can help in any way. With best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 18:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback. Cheers Bi

United Airlines Flight 93[edit]

I thought that we were talking about the site of the crash, or the "field" in the infobox. Backspace (talk) 08:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Exactly. The field was near the township, not in it. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 09:05, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Assuming that your last statement is accurate, then I would propose that the given geographical coordinates are inaccurate, for they are indeed in Stonycreek Township. Backspace (talk) 09:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Just checked the coordinates and they are correct for the crash site. I see no evidence for the site being "in" the township. Case closed. David J Johnson (talk) 10:03, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
If the coordinates are not in Stonycreek Township, what Township (or Borough) are they in? If we consider only adjacent entities then we have the finite choices of:

Backspace (talk) 11:00, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but the coordinates for the crash impact area are correct as shown on the article. Nothing else matters. A someone who lost a friend in this event, I think you're going off at a tangent. As far as I'm concerned that's the end of it. David J Johnson (talk) 11:54, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Sorry to butt in, but I have to agree with David. I've been out there -- the crash site is a field near the township. Is that not sufficiently accurate? DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 13:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
I do not believe that identifying the name of the political entity in which it lies is "going off at a tangent". We have already identified that it is located in the State of Pennsylvania, and in Somerset County. Somerset County is divided into townships and boroughs. It had to land in one (or more, if on a town line) of them. The given coordinates, assuming that they are accurate, happen to place the site in Stonycreek Township, is all that I am trying to say. Backspace (talk) 17:33, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

2009 Lahore bombing[edit]

Could you explain the merit of [3]?

By the way, I do not see any recent Wikipedia work from you but reverts, deletions, and minor fixes. In these circumstances you should be especially aware about policies that regulate the WP:rollback feature. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 06:52, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Certainly. There were a series of reverts by this user, all of which were unconstructive, who is now blocked from edting. Regarding my contributions to Wikipedia you should be aware of my work on various sites, besides countering loads of vandalism and silly edits. My appointment as a Reviewer with Rollback rights was suggested by an administrator because of my work in this field and I certainly do not need any advice from you - when your own User page is a example of non-communication. Thank you & regards,David J Johnson (talk) 10:18, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Since you asked on my talk page for me to look at this I have taken a look. Your reply here seems to indicate that you believe that the fact that Apteva made these edits is all the rationale you need to revert them. That is not the case and I'm not sure what gave you that idea. Apteva was not evading a block or ban when they made that edit, it is an edit like any other and should be taken on its own merits. Nowhere in any of the discussions of Apteva's behavior was the claim made that every single one of their edits was not constructive. So, Incis Mrsi's question is a perfectly valid one, and your reply does not reflect consensus or Wikipedia policy.
The only question here is which edit more accurately reflects the source material. The actual wording used as the headline in the source is quite clearly the wording that Apteva changed it to. When citing a source there is absolutely no reason to change the wording of the headline to something other than the one the source used, and why whoever originally added this chose to do so is beyond me. So, your claim that every edit they made was unconstructive is probably false, this edit was absolutely correct and proper and your blind reversion of it was improper. Beeblebrox (talk) 15:37, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, which I accept and apologise. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 16:33, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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Edit of façade to facade[edit]

First of all you only edited one of the "façade"s leaving it inconsistent. Second I only changed the original spelling because I saw multiple other articles about architecture using the "ç". There is no reason to change an accepted and correct spelling. It helps pronunciation and we are all entitled to our opinions. I went by what is consistent. Jasonli42 (talk) 02:15, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Apologies, I missed the other version. You have been told before regarding the English versions of wording and not to change. Please abide by Wikepedia conventions. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 09:28, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

You and the Universe[edit]

Hi David, Why did you remove yourself from the Universe? Do you feel like it's not true, or not relevant?

I have opened a talk to this page, would you please add your comments there? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Universe#The_Universe_includes_You

Thank You, Mihai

Extremind (talk) 08:50, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Mihai, I will certainly have a look at the Talk page as soon as I get the time. Just very busy at the moment. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 11:45, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Answered on Universe Talk page. Apologies for the delay. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 16:46, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

9/11 In General[edit]

I may be wrong, but I think I have seen you make multiple edits or reverts on pages having to do with 9/11, which would lead me to believe it is something you are very knowledgeable about and/or interested in. Why no mention of this on your user page, especially since you are in the serial killer thing? I've never been to the UK before, is 9/11 a popular (I don't want to say popular because it is actually a tragedy) topic of conversation over there? There is a guy on YouTube, Myles Powers, who made a wonderful series debunking many of the nonsense claims about 9/11, and he is from the UK as well. I was never aware anyone else in the world thought about it as much as any American would.Zdawg1029 (talk) 00:29, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks. Answered on your Talk page. Regards,David J Johnson (talk) 10:36, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't usually (ever actually) promote YouTube videos on Wikipedia, but if you are interested in the subject, I would definitely check out the series of 7 videos Myles Powers made if you ever have time, it is a very intriguing and insightful set of videos. And you as well keep up the good work. Cheers! Zdawg1029 (talk) 10:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

LGA airport[edit]

I notice you reverted my edit, which I fixed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.87.118.66 (talk) 22:01, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the reference. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 22:07, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

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The article for the plot of We Were Soldiers is preceded by the message "This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. (September 2012)" Indeed, as the plot summary now stands, it is too long, full of unnecessary details (because it's *supposed* to be a *summary*, not a verbatim reprint of the screenplay), and it is therefore boring. Had I seen the section for putting my reason for my edits, I would have said as much, but I am new to this and made a mistake. I disagree with your opinion that my summary left out important plot elements; I merely said in 512 words what the original article said in 905 words. Thanks for the welcome. Sam Yep (talk) 14:44, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Sam, Answered on your Talk page. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 18:36, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Angels of Mons[edit]

David, I fear that you are in error when you say that "This is a fictional story, no citations needed" - it is a factual article about a fictional work, and therefore does indeed require citations where appropriate - check any of the other articles about works of fiction for examples. QuipQuotch (talk) 23:28, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello QuipQuotch, My view has not changed, but I am happy to accept consensus. Regards, David,David J Johnson (talk) 19:37, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
David, Wikipedia makes no distinction between articles about works of fiction and other articles when it comes to the need for citations, so I am afraid that your view is somewhat unusual. In any event, the article in question is about more than Arthur Machen's short story - it is about the legend inspired but it, and the various claims made by real people concerning the legend. QuipQuotch (talk) 22:16, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Bundy[edit]

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Wow signal reverts[edit]

I couldn't figure out why you reverted the correction of the capitalization (twice). Is there something I am missing? --TeaDrinker (talk) 23:08, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Quite simply, because it is totally unnecessary. Reagrds, David, David J Johnson (talk) 23:17, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand. Surely capitalizing the first letter of a sentence is necessary, is it not? --TeaDrinker (talk) 01:15, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
You are correct, I misread the correction. Apologies and regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 12:38, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Not to worry, it looks like you've done great service to the project on that page. Thanks for all the hard work! --TeaDrinker (talk) 14:11, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much. Look forward to working with you again. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 20:53, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello David. Since you seem to be in involved in SETI, let me ask you: I was wondering if you could point me a link about the Wow signal that describes its properties. Was there a modulation of any kind suggesting data? Were quasars ruled out? Thank you for keeping this article neutral and clean. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 21:39, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello BI and good to hear from you. Regarding the properties of the Wow! signal, the best references are by Jerry Ehman, who discovered the signal, and are detailed in references 2 and 10 in the article references. Also Robert H Gray's book "The Elusive WOW", published Palmer Square Press, Chicago; goes into detail of the signal and subsequent searches. Hopefully, the book should still be available from Amazon. To answer your question: quasars were ruled out - the signal was only received once and then for only 70 odd seconds. Unfortunately Jerry did not look at the printout until several days after the signal was received, which precluded a immediate follow-up. With best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 22:03, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
This portion answers my question: "The signal could have been varying (modulated) at a frequency faster than once every 5 seconds (or 0.2 Hz, corresponding to one half the data collection period) and we wouldn't have seen that modulation since our observatory was not equipped to detect such modulation. Also, any modulation occurring at a frequency slower than once every 144 seconds (about 0.00694 Hz, corresponding to twice the duration of the 72-second Wow! signal) would not have been seen"
So basically, they were scanning the sky, not actually listening. I still find it strange that they did a second scan of the same portion of the sky years later, and not 3 days after they found it. I read recently that very distant galaxies can bend light (Gravitational lens), so I think the RF signal could have come from nearby, not from that exact point in the sky. Thank you. BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:42, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Ridgeway Hill Viking burial pit[edit]

Hi, sorry I'm a bit confused about the location of the Ridgeway Hill Viking burial pit. I know I only gave approximate coordinates but, you reverted back to coordinates which seem to me to be far more inaccurate. Is there any reason why you think the B3155 Road Bridge going over Radipole Lake in central Weymouth is a more accurate location? Pasicles (talk) 23:56, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

No, the actual site is just beyond the footbridge (Weymouth side) rh side of the relief road, A354, approaching Weymouth. Regret I do have my OS map to hand to give correct location. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 00:03, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Okay, tell you what, just let me know what you think the grid reference is on this geograph link, and I'll see if I can correct it. Pasicles (talk) 00:08, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, I've made a slight adjustment anyway. I can adjust the coordinates a bit further, if you want get back to me on that. I should mention that it's very easy to get to an OS map: if you just click on the coordinates taking you to GeoHack, and then scroll down to "Geograph Britain and Ireland" and click on "Photos", that takes you to the Geograph website. If you then click on the map at Geograph, that opens up an interactive OS map which you can scroll around and zoom to your heart's content. Pasicles (talk) 00:32, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello again Pasicles and apologies for the delay, but I am very busy at the moment. I have looked at your adjusted coordinates and the site should be further north - almost adjacent to the southern side of the footbridge. Hope this helps, sorry but I have to rush away. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 12:44, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef[edit]

Hello David. I'm not quite sure why you reverted my edit regarding this film. If you go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_shot_in_Technicolor you will read in the info box "This category is for films shot in Technicolor using System 1 (1917–1922), System 2 (1922–1927), System 3 (1927–1933), or System 4 (1933–1955, also known as the three-strip process). This does not include films only developed by Technicolor or films shot with other processes but printed with dye-imbibition prints. (For more information, see the Technicolor article.)DO NOT USE FOR POST-1955 FILMS, AS PER ABOVE!" (not my capitals). Beneath the 12-Mile Reef was filmed in 1953 in Eastmancolor negative[1] in that period where Technicolor System 4 (aka Three-strip) was on the wane and Eastmancolor (and Ansco) were on the climb. As far as I know, no anamorphic feature films were ever shot using the 3-strip Technicolor camera. The film does have a 'TECHNICOLOR' credit but this refers to System 5, a system which used Eastmancolor camera negative but printed using Technicolor's dye-transfer or imbibition process. XJ784 (talk) 16:52, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks. Replied on your Talk page. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 20:23, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Lord Laitinen[edit]

Re your message: He says that he is leaving Wikipedia. I do not think he was begin malicious, just not clear on what Wikipedia is about and perhaps a little too strident in his protestations. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 21:36, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

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Ansell-Lamb[edit]

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/unsolved-murder-jacci-ansell-lamb-strangled-862420

She was christened Jacqueline but called herself Jacci. FWIW, I worked on the case. Hengistmate (talk) 15:03, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm told by those who think this sort if thing important that if someone posts on your Talk page you're supposed to reply there. But, like much of Wikipedia, it doesn't matter.

Re spelling: not the first time Wikipedia has declined to let the facts interfere with its terrifically serious functioning.

No strong theories about the killer. Probably a one-off. But you should have seen GMP laughing when it was first suggested that Jean Jordan was one of Sutcliffe's. Hengistmate (talk) 21:52, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

United Airlines Flight 175 ' Revert weasel wording.'[edit]

' I left your change to "members" rather than "terrorist", as I believe it's supported by the MoS (see WP:TERRORIST for support for your position). Acroterion (talk) 13:51, 16 September 2013 (UTC) ' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Beingsshepherd#AA_Flight_11

By your rationale, we should go through Wiki articles, changing references to U.S. armed forces, to terrorists. Beingsshepherd (talk) 22:00, 16 March 2014 (UTC)Beingsshepherd

Absolutely not. U.S. armed forces are a legal entity, I hardly think that terrorist attacks on 9-11 fall into this category. May I respectfully suggest that you contain your conspiracy theories and anti-US themes to the many sites on the internet and not an encyclopedia. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 22:12, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Hum...Beingsshepherd is an odd bloke. I suppose if he keeps at it he'll end up banned from 9/11 pages. I usually remind these folks that keep saying we're suppressing information that the website does have articles on 9/11 conspiracy theories and they're easy to find.--MONGO 01:08, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
' The concept of terrorism may be controversial as it is often used by state authorities (and individuals with access to state support) to delegitimize political or other opponents, and potentially legitimize the state's own use of armed force against opponents (such use of force may be described as "terror" by opponents of the state). ' ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism
Er what 'conspiracy theories'? Respectfully my eye: ' ...the term "conspiracy theory" has acquired a derogatory meaning over time...' ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory Beingsshepherd (talk) 01:32, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Beingsshepherd
The only entities that did not see the 9/11 attacks as acts of terrorism by terrorists were rouge nations. From the UN to countless leaders the attacks wee almost universally condemned as acts of terrrorism.--MONGO 01:38, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
  • *sigh* MONGO, how is (for example) my overruled, factual, mentioning, of the disparity in Flight 11 hijacker numbers, between the 9/11 Commission's report and 100% of their primary witnesses; characteristic of a stigmatic "conspiracy theory"?
It seems that typically: those of my article edits (however in-keeping with the rules), which may undermine the official version of events in these September 11th matters; are swiftly and obdurately censored (and now I'm being repeatedly threatened, by multiple admins(?)).
' Rogue state is a controversial term applied by some international theorists to states they consider threatening to the world's peace. ...The term is used most by the United States... ' ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_state
Gosh, I've just seen this on your user page: ' The incredible TEAM AMERICA EAGLESTAR...which I award to all well behaved members of my "CABAL". ' lol, 'nuff said. Beingsshepherd (talk)Beingsshepherd
Beingsshepherd, Can I respectfully suggest that you post the above comments either on your Talk page or on an Admins page? Please keep your theories or bias to the appropiate article and not here. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 09:59, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Aye...I usually redirect the wackos away from my talk page back to the article talk pages, which was going to be my suggestion to you. This character doesn't even understand that the Team America Eaglestar is a comical and farcical joke! It was conjured up after dealing with guys like him.--MONGO 11:28, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It sounds as if David has earned one of those Eaglestars. How does one venture to join up? Does it come with a forest green Merry Man suit? DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 13:09, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm going to have to sit down and rest in a darkened room, after this honor!! David J Johnson (talk) 14:22, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
It's roughly equivalent to an OBE, if OBEs were inflatable critters found on top of car dealerships. Acroterion (talk) 14:51, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
And I thought it meant "other blokes efforts" ! David J Johnson (talk) 15:08, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Silly man! OBEs are out-of-body experiences! DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 21:03, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Back to the darkened room......again! David J Johnson (talk) 21:08, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
The incredible TEAM AMERICA EAGLESTAR...awarded to anyone that aids the U.S. Government cover up the truth about what really happened on 9/11!--MONGO 23:33, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
The awesome COWSTAR...usually awarded to those who have had to put up with a huge amount of "stuff"!--MONGO 23:33, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Observe: after he lost the argument, Johnson banishes me from the symposium, so that the corrupt triumvirate, may revel in crass, unfettered, mockery, in my absence. Enjoy .Beingsshepherd (talk) 01:17, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Beingsshepherd
Are you looking to get blocked? No one is mocking you, though we may of course be mocking your argument. Now go forth and troll no more.--MONGO 13:55, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, let's review: David suggested that you make your case on the applicable article's talk page, or on your own; this is "banishing" you? Now, let's be clear: David has asked you politely to stop posting on his talk page, which he has every right to do. You have every right to continue voicing your opinions and concerns on the aforementioned article talk pages, or your own talk page; but if you continue being disruptive, you will in all likelihood trigger a block, as Mongo has already explained. I hope this is clear. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 14:54, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Airport date nuisance[edit]

Thank you for your help. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 22:49, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Lord Laitinen[edit]

As you should clearly see, after clicking this link, it is 56th on the list. I politely ask you to not revert my edits again, without a proper reason. If there is another list where it is 65th, show it to me.Lord Laitinen (talk) 05:59, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

You should have checked before editing. The article's first list, "Tallest Skyscrapers in the world" ranks the Bank Tower as 65th, your measurement is from the "highly subjective" "Height to pinnacle" listing in the same article. That is my proper reason for reverting your original edit. Could I respectfully suggest that you make a proper check before posting comments such as the above. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 09:53, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I apologize, but I felt that I should make a point. Earlier, I remember you asking Gogo Dodo to "deal" with me, which I thought was odd and disrespectful, due to the fact that I never heard of you or spoke to you before. I do not care for disrespect, and I just wanted to make sure you knew that.Lord Laitinen (talk) 20:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Dorchester South Railway Station[edit]

Hello David, on the bottom of the info box, it gives a link to the office of rail statistics who have just released the 12/13 information. Thanks, Jack Bellminsterboy 2nd April 2013 15:49 (UTC)

Hi Jack, I've answered on your Talk page. Many thanks for all your help. Best regards, David,David J Johnson (talk) 18:34, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Jet2.com flights to EWR[edit]

Hi there. Those flights are ad-hoc/irregular charters and are not to be listed per WP:AIRPORT-CONTENT. Thanks! 68.119.73.36 (talk) 03:49, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

That is exactly what I thought and my reason for deleting them, although they reappeared! Regards David J Johnson (talk) 08:33, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the thank, but I could use your help[edit]

The IP at Talk:September 11 attacks whose thread I collapsed (which you thanked me for) has started an ANI thread on me for doing so, as well as removing his bad faith sockpuppet investigation on Tarange, and even removing comments from my own talk page. I've mentioned you indirectly, but not by name yet. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:20, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I'll await developments. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 16:35, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah, no problem. It appears to be WP:BOOMERANGing on him anyway. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:42, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Isle of Portland[edit]

Hi David,

I don't suppose you have a copy of the book "The Coastal Defences of Portland and Weymouth," by Andrews, E.A., and M.L. Pinsent? This rather elusive book is referenced in a number of places but I can't seem to find any actual copy of it, and was curious to see whether Portland's East Weares Rifle Range was perhaps mentioned, even though it is not a defence as such. There seems to be very little information on the range, which is surprising for such an iconic landmark on that side of the island. I have attempted to submit the range to English Heritage for consideration of becoming a listed monument, but no response as of yet.

I hope you've enjoyed any of the Portland pages you may have come across. At this rate I'll have little left to write about! It got to a point where I thought a template for the island was necessary to collaborate everything for ease of accessing the many different pages.

Kind regards, Ashley Ajsmith141 (talk) 21:21, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Ashley and good to hear from you. I'm afraid I cannot help with the book, I have checked on Amazon and come-up with a blank. The only thing I can suggest is to check with a Portland or Weymouth local library? Thank you for all your contributions for Portland. May I just remind you that a recent pic is needed for North Mill on the Portland Windmills page, most of the ivy having been removed - or blown-off. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:40, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi David, no worries, it certainly seems difficult to find. Good idea about the library, they might have it. I've got some recent pics of both windmills, and will update the article as some point. Seems another surrounding field is about to be quarried too, so soon the windmills will be surrounded with them! Ajsmith141 (talk) 09:22, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Steven J. Dick[edit]

Thank you for the thank you. Do you like the picture I put of Steven J. Dick on the article's main page? Geraldshields11 (talk) 01:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Gerald, Many thanks for the message and for inserting the pic of Steven J. Dick - really good pic. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 09:36, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Village pump[edit]

Hello David, and thank you for your messages. I haven't figured out how to use the "Your notifications" dropbox yet so I'm replying via your Talk Page. Best regards. --Jumbolino (talk) 20:54, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Jumbolino, Many thanks for your kind message. I intend to wait a while to see if there any further comments, before deciding on a possible next step. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 09:24, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Zodiac Killer[edit]

Hi, David. I don't know about the rest of 99.238.74.216's edits, and a glance at his talk page shows that he seems to have ticked off a bunch of editors; but this one doesn't strike me as vandalism. There are a number of bare URL references in the article, right at the end. TJRC (talk) 23:19, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

The actions of the unregistered IP are currently under review. The number of bare URL references doe not strike me as warranting a linkrot tag. David J Johnson (talk) 23:26, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not supporting the IP. But there are bare references that ought to be fixed, so the tag is appropriate. TJRC (talk) 23:28, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
We agree to differ. Also please use the Zodiac Killer section of my Talk page, rather then creating a new section. David J Johnson (talk) 23:35, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Skip it, I've fixed them all and removed the template, so I think we should both be happy now. TJRC (talk) 23:50, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. David J Johnson (talk) 23:51, 28 July 2014 (UTC)