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March 2015[edit]

"Information icon Hello, I'm Dl2000. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Indian Parliament, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Dl2000 (talk) 23:28, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not remove maintenance templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Indian Parliament, without resolving the problem that the template refers to, or giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your removal of this template does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Thank you. Dl2000 (talk) 23:28, 6 March 2015 (UTC)"

Hello Dl2000, The page doesn't include any argument or citation needed or any clarification required to page, hence the page is wrongly listed in "page have some issues" It will be right to remove that template, moreover if any clarification is needed then one should go statement wise and not to list whole article as "issue in article". The tagging is vague. Also there was two templates used for Calender/Date use, I just removed one. Either add citation tag where-ever needed, if not then remove article tag. Kswarrior (talk) KLS 03:36, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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Alejandro Agag[edit]

Thanks for that. My keyboard does not always do what it's told and my checking wasn't up to the usual standard. Sorry. Britmax (talk) 09:41, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

@Britmax: Didn't assume it was vandalism, just typos. Hope your hardware issues are cleared up; keyboards do eventually wear out. Dl2000 (talk) 22:47, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For this note. To alleviate issues I have partially protected the article for a week to edits by autoconfirmed users only. Thanks again. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:41, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Carolina Neurath[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:21, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Change to Thiago Motta[edit]

if anything you should really be thanking me. all I ever do is update football players on wiki quicker than anyone else and yet always seems to be reverted? i even change the 'pc' and still same thing happens.

i don't understand why adding international appearances to motta's page causes such a harm? Thedorigi (talk) 23:29, 20 January 2015 (UTC)|Thedorigi}}

The concern about Thiago Motta came from User:Qed237, not me. My message regarded your unexplained edits on Mario Lemina, in particular this edit in which you introduced a section about Olympique de Marseille without indicating where this information came from. According to WP:BLP and WP:V, you should indicate sources for your additions and changes. On a separate concern, you should also review WP:SIG and WP:ES. Dl2000 (talk) 23:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
On Thiago Motta you added a completely unsourced section to a WP:BLP. Please read WP:BLPSOURCES. QED237 (talk) 23:29, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Karolina Olsson[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

History of machine translation[edit]

Apologies for removing the 'Use dmy dates' template - it means something different to what I thought when I saw it. GoldenRing (talk) 05:56, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Thanks for all your reversions of template damage by IP sockpuppets on various Super7 and 7icons articles. You might be interested in Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Natly 88. If I've left anything out, please feel free to add to "Comments by other users" there. Thanks, Dai Pritchard (talk) 06:38, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre[edit]


Please enlighten me. As far as I checked I could not find dates that does not comply with the DMY format. Please point out to me where I missed one or two;-)_/)_/)_/) ˷˷˷˷˷˷˷˷ _/) NED33talk 20:49, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

This particular tag is not like typical cleanup tags - as the documentation in {{use dmy dates}} indicates, it should not be removed even after everything is in order. Hope this explains the situation. Dl2000 (talk) 20:54, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
You are probably right however I consider this digital pollution;-)_/)_/)_/) ˷˷˷˷˷˷˷˷ _/) NED33talk 20:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Maybe someday they'll convert article tags into side flags, something that is selected outside the article content, like how Wikidata sets up links to other language versions of articles. Until then, happy editing. Dl2000 (talk) 21:03, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
I learn tot live with it, bit it still strikes me that the default value is taged. I would expect tagging the exeptions is more efficient and less annoying for those who do it right. But that is not your fault. Thanks for explaining the situation. _/)_/)_/) ˷˷˷˷˷˷˷˷ _/) NED33talk 06:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

About your (non)participation in the January 2012 SOPA vote[edit]

Hi Dl2000. I am Piotr Konieczny (User:Piotrus), you may know me as an active content creator (see my userpage), but I am also a professional researcher of Wikipedia. Recently I published a paper (downloadable here) on reasons editors participated in Wikipedia's biggest vote to date (January 2012 WP:SOPA). I am now developing a supplementary paper, which analyzes why many editors did not take part in that vote. Which is where you come in :) You are a highly active Wikipedian (62nd to be exact), and you were active back during the January 2012 discussion/voting for the SOPA, yet you did not chose to participate in said vote. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me why was that so? For your convenience, I prepared a short survey at meta, which should not take more than a minute of your time. I would dearly appreciate you taking this minute; not only as a Wikipedia researcher but as a fellow content creator and concerned member of the community (I believe your answers may help us eventually improve our policies and thus, the project's governance). PS. If you chose to reply here (on your userpage), please WP:ECHO me. Thank you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:22, 11 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi, sorry about this, it was an accidental click while looking at a watchlist on an iPhone. -- Euryalus (talk) 13:15, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining that - all is forgiven. Dl2000 (talk) 03:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Direct quotes (as in original caption of photograph of Manfred von Richthofen's funeral)[edit]

We don't "correct" these to conform with modern spelling or Wikipedia "house style". Sure you realise this, of course, but it is something to watch. --Soundofmusicals (talk) 03:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Poetic justice, in pointing that out I made a typo myself!! --Soundofmusicals (talk) 03:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

2009 Bradford Bulls season[edit]

Hi pal, just a quick one. I appreciate you reverting the changes to the 2009 Bradford Bulls season page. It shows that somebody at least cares about the work that goes on, on those pages. I have gone through all the season pages from 1996-2008 to edit and bring them in line with more current pages (2015 Bradford Bulls season). I was doing the same with the 2009 page before your revert, although I understand fully your reasoning behind it would it be possible please if I could revert your changes to bring the page to a similar layout. Thank you for your time. Migitgem2009 (talk) 19:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

The work is noted, but be aware that your edits deleted a number of references to BBC articles. That raises a potential red card on Wikipedoa as BBC items are generally considered reliable sources, and articles require that sufficient referencing be maintained (WP:V). Dl2000 (talk) 04:05, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Spanish Civil War, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Isthisuseful (talk) 22:24, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Everything I added was true I knew him well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Oasis songs list[edit]

Hi. I appreciate your points, but you've destroyed a lot of the content on the Oasis songs list without fixing it. Please go back and return the references which are now missing. Then, I think we should discuss the removal of the content and images separately. Andre666 (talk) 21:45, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing, and as for the issue of images and intro copy, please see WP:FL#Songs recorded by artists where this is commonplace and the format on which I've based so many of these song lists. Andre666 (talk) 07:58, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Steve Nardelli[edit]

Hi. About a year back, you warned User:Digbyjohn about his/her editing of Steve Nardelli. I would appreciate an additional perspective on Digbyjohn's current edits of The Syn (Nardelli's band). I have tried engaging with Digbyjohn, but I haven't gotten anywhere so far and I don't want to just get into an endless revert loop. I feel an external party may help resolve the situation. Thanks for any input. Bondegezou (talk) 11:00, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello again. Thanks for your earlier input. If you look at the revision history for The Syn, you will see User:Digbyjohn is back doggedly re-re-inserting the same material without any discussion. Any advice/input welcome. I will also try posting to Digbyjohn's Talk page. Bondegezou (talk) 13:25, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Bondegezou: Seems quiet on The Syn/Nardelli front for the moment, and have weighed in at Talk:The Syn. However, if that unref/undiscussed edit happens again, the next steps seem to be raising a final warning to Digbyjohn, then WP:AIV, or perhaps bring to WP:ANI. Dl2000 (talk) 03:55, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Bondegezou (talk) 08:12, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Blackpool F.C.[edit]

I undid this part of your edit, since it wasn't correct. - NewTestLeper79 talk 11:55, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello Dl2000 thanks for your message. It actually was an accident. However, I have requested help because I have corrected all of the issues listed but no one got back to me on how the article can be reviewed and the issues marked as solved. I a familiar with the German Wikipedia but cannot find the info on here. THX --Dilamm (talk) 07:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)DiLamm

Bruce Forat article[edit]

Hi - I want to bring this article up to Wikipedia standards. But I need help on references. I've seen many fine articles like "Linn LM-1" witch have almost no references at all. When are references required? Should I delete references that are marked as unreliable? I can't find a help page on this. Please point me in the right direction. Thanks. Ericmattei (talk) 18:47, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I noticed you took away some of the text that I put in in January.. Just for the record.. the TEXT I put in came from Phil Edge who gave it to So strictly speaking.. They should NOT have sole copyright.

I have added more text today.. from Phil Edge and Peter Duke.. Please dont delete.. as you will notice from my History.. this is my job to update this on Wiki.

Thank you stevie — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steviegilbert (talkcontribs) 19:33, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Template name[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Template name has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Jerodlycett (talk) 14:51, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

TIm (Company) page merging[edit]

Hi, Telecom Italia and Tim are the same cloned page. Ketmoorn (talk) 13:45, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ketmoorn: Perhaps so, and we do need to sort out the duplicate article names, but there did not seem to be a strong consensus yet on which article name should apply (TIM or the full Telecom Italia Mobile). It would be helpful to sort this out wiht a bit more discussion, and there still seemed to be discussion going on at Talk:TIM (Company) which hasn't settled yet. Also, redirects are preferable to speedy deletion to handle such cases. Dl2000 (talk) 13:57, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Lead paras with links and crappy advertising[edit]

Your edit at Quadrant leaves me somewhat reluctant to engage in an edit war but.

Lead paras and sentences that have refs is nonsesniscal - they are meant to be summaries - have you ever queried an article on a mobile pghone with cluttered refs included?

Having the price in the text like that makes it look like and ad.

Sorry, but I am very impressed by aspects of your edit history, but that is not one. satusuro 04:34, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

It was actually User:Chjoaygame who undid your changes. Perhaps edit summaries more explanatory than "lead para changed" would help clarify things. Dl2000 (talk) 04:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
always confused indeed - you are of course one of my heroes in the oz editing field (ever diminishing) - someone who actually takes it seriously and does the dots and endless dmy and engvar work - like longhair all those years ago - so my apologies for the accusation - my edit summaries by habit are obstuse, obscure and usually very unhelpful - thanks for pointing that out. cheers satusuro 04:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, no probs... hopefully the follow-up edits at Quadrant have cleaned things up a bit. Dl2000 (talk) 04:57, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
There are indeed major issues about lead paras in vast numbers of oz articles. If only the time and effort... satusuro 05:08, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Margaret Palermo[edit]

Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you disrupt Wikipedia, as you did at Margaret Palermo. ( (talk) 05:42, 13 April 2015 (UTC))

Here is my only edit at Margaret Palermo - blatant vandalism indeed, mega culpa. Dl2000 (talk) 21:57, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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hello this is User:Dfrr I saw that in march of 2014 you made a very great edit to Beth Rowley. well please do not think that this is a spam message. this is not a funny message. this is serious. if you like R&B music this is the place for youDfrr (talk) 20:48, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (Talk to me:-))

Sara Loren[edit]

I reverted the recent edits to Sara Loren, which consisted of a large edit by an ip that reintroduced the birth date without addressing the concerns, and introduced at least one new source that simply has no business being in the article. It looks like you tried to clean up the edits without looking closely at what was done. My apologies if I'm in error. --Ronz (talk) 18:48, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

OK - IP seemed to have added referencing, albeit questionable - will try to be more careful about IP BLP horseplay on there. Dl2000 (talk) 22:20, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Don't worry about it. Happens to the best of us. --Ronz (talk) 16:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Date format change on 7 Seeds[edit]

I have reverted your change of the date style on the article 7 Seeds. Looking at the article's history, I do not see where the date format was ever used DMY style, so your change was entirely arbitrary. Per MOS:DATE the date style should not be changed unless there is a good reason to do so, such as a topic closely related to Europe which uses the DMY format. Since Japan published media uses the MDY style or more often one that is similar to the ISO date style, changing the date style to DMY is entirely entirely inappropriate. —Farix (t | c) 11:26, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

The DMY style, albeit mixed with ISO numeric dates, was evident in mid-2012. It seemed to have drifted to US-style formatting from there, which seemed to be the inappropriate change in this case. Dl2000 (talk) 21:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Actually, back in 2008 Dl2000 (talk) 21:32, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Adding "df=yes" to {{Birth based on age as of date}}[edit]


Your recent change to Anthony George Watson including adding "df=yes" to the {{Birth based on age as of date}} templates. I don't have any particular objection, but I was wondering why you made the change? That template can only ever display a year or range of years, so "date first" doesn't make sense...


me_and 08:57, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hmm... probably an infrequent case of confusing it with {{birth date and age}} at the time. Will remove the parameter, as you rightly point out, it is not needed. Will also update the lede since that type of template is not usually used - ({{circa}} seems better for that). Dl2000 (talk) 17:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Not sure I agree with using {{circa}} here – we know the year is exactly one of two options, it's not "approximately" anything. —me_and 08:51, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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Hey D12000. Reference to the edit I made to article William David Rudland on 29 April 1015, and your undo. I reversed it because I didn't feel the change was necessary and it created false information about the subject. I have spent over two weeks working in my sandbox to update this article and I have now erased my sandbox. The changes I made were an update to a previous article which contained a lot of incorrect information. The latest revision was designed to bring the infobox and inline citations in compliance with wiki procedures. I read extensively on both subjects. I welcome your input to make these changes fully compliant.NRud320 (talk) 12:18, 30 April 2015 (UTC)NRud320