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Groovymonkey[edit]

Groovymonkey (talk) 20:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it is I! I haven't been on SB much recently due to far too many other distractions, but part of me will always reside there! How's things?

Starblazer[edit]

Hi Douglas, I noticed you're the orignator of the Starblazer page on Wiki and wondered if you'd be interested in helping me put together a database on Starblazer for the forthcoming Starblazer RPG game? JoystickJunkies 17:59, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:Loose women[edit]

Hi, I agree with you. Kaye Adams is not even being listed on he official site anymore [1]. If it's just an anon ip that is reverting you, then the page can be semi-protected for a while, which will stop anonymous ip accounts from editing it. I've put a request for this here. If it gets denied, then the only other option is to try and communicate with the user(s) via their ip talk-page, but as some ips change daily, it may not get noticed. They seem adamant that Kay should be listed, so reasoning with them probably wouldnt work anyway, lol.Gungadin 17:07, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

You're right, it probably is Kaye, she obviously has nothing better to do now that she has retired :o)
I'll leave a message on the user's talk page and see if she/he will stop. If they continue to revert then we can ask an admin to step in. I'll put the article on my watchlist so that you're not the only person doing the reverts. Gungadin 17:43, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
I have unblocked 86.5. Given a software bug I mentioned at User talk:86.5.220.176, it's possible he couldn't see the user talk page messages. Please try discussing the issue with 86.5 and let me know how it goes.--Chaser - T 22:53, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Scottish Islands project[edit]

I thought from your past edits, you might be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Scottish Islands (which incorporates Islands of the Clyde) - come on over and have a look. --MacRusgail 17:20, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar and ToDos[edit]

Thank you very much for the Barnstar. :)

Also thanks for the link to the Scotland SecretWiki from a couple of weeks ago, I completely missed it until I happened to be glancing down my Talk page this evening! --Dreamer84 20:17, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: ToDos. There's actually something a bit like this here on the WPTIS project page. The top of the page has a table with how many articles are stub-class, start-class etc. Clicking the row header will give a list of all the relevant pages. Not exactly specific but it does give a rough guide to what articles need expanding (as long as someone has marked them so!) --Dreamer84 20:31, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Re:Largs Branch[edit]

This line on the Largs Branch entry is wrong I think.

"On 30 September 1969 the short line between Castlehill and Parkhouse Junctions in Ardrossan was closed, meaning that direct travel between Largs and Ardrossan Harbour was no longer possible"

I remember that prior to electrification the lines from Ardrossan Harbour, South Beach and out to Largs still formed a 'triangular' pattern. The line from Ardrossan Town/Harbour to the Largs branch was removed after electrification. However, the Stansfield book does mention a short half mile connection between this area and the former Caledonian line to Montgomerie Pier, could this be the actual part that was closed. Technically up until electrification it was still possible for a train to travel direct to/from Largs to/from Ardrossan Harbour. Personally the electrification seems to have done as much harm as good considering how much more of the network was cut to pieces. Douglasnicol 22:20, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

It's badly worded on my part I think, I believe the line was closed to regular passenger services on that date, but obviously the line remained in place for a while after that. The entry in the Stansfield book is bizarre, as the Castlehill to Parkhouse Junction track (which is what the entry is titled) should mean the entire bit of track we've been talking about, but there was no connection to Montgomerie Pier through there! At least not on any map I've ever seen. Seemingly just a classic Stenlake error. ;-) I thought perhaps they were getting confused with the link near the harbour, but that's on the very next page!
They also give a different date for closure, in 1966. Can't remember where I got the 1969 date from, possible Railscot. --Dreamer84 22:39, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


Image copyright problem with Image:Helenarussell.jpg[edit]

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Station pictures[edit]

It's a shame we couldn't get hold of more pictures of some of the railway stations as they used to be, Fairlie has the 1980's one. I've got a particularly nice shot of Ardrossan Town in steam days as if taken from Castle Hill, but it came off another website which I can't remember. Several of the station articles are illustrated nicely like Gatehead, but some old pictures would be useful if we could get them, and the permission to use them. Douglasnicol 22:06, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Completely agree, the problem is though that even if copyright holders gave their permission to be used on Wikipedia, the photos still couldn't be used as the owners would have to release the photos using a free licence such as GFDL, which includes the photo being able to be used for commercial purposes. A photo purely released for Wikipedia isn't allowed.
I've got a quite rare old photo of Saltcoats station bought off ebay, taken during the "Saltcoats Central" name era. But sadly no idea who took the photo. --Dreamer84 22:21, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

G'Quan class heavy cruiser[edit]

Hello. I had noticed your comment about the misspelled article and renamed it accordingly. You can rename any article simply by using the "move" function (next to history). Cheers Óðinn 09:19, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Hi, My user discussion page is starting to get a little full up and I was wondering how you do the archive function. By the way, although we can't use it on Wiki, would you like that pic of Ardrossan Town? Douglasnicol 20:06, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Archiving is really just a matter of copy and pasting your talk page (or however much you want to archive) to a new page, for example you might want to use User talk:Douglasnicol/Archive 1. Then you would put {{Archive box|[[/Archive 1]]}} at the top of your talk page, and then {{atnhead}} at the top of each archive page. Let me know if you have problems.
As for the Ardrossan photo, yeah would love to see it. I have a similar sounding picture on my PC somewhere, don't know if it'll be the same one. Please e-mail it to maxpower84 AT gmail.com, obviously replacing the AT with the @ sign. :) Thanks! --Dreamer84 22:19, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the photo, it is one I've seen before it's still a great photo. The reason the archive link wasn't working is because it needs to be on your talk page: I've moved it there for you. --Dreamer84 11:52, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

S1999 Wiki[edit]

Hi Douglas

Interesting idea about a Space 1999 Wiki. I'm just learning how to edit here, myself. :)

Are you aware of the Eagle Transporter forum? http://www.eagletransporter.com/forum/ - perhaps you could recruit some people there? There's many experts on the subject.

Regards,

Mark :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by ETDC (talkcontribs) 00:13, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

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New Space: 1999 photos.[edit]

Would it be possible to change the photos for Tony Verdeschi and Maya? They are both poor-quality photos. The other Space: 1999 characters all have much higher-quality photos. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.145.229.162 (talk) 03:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Heathfield Hospital[edit]

My knowledge of Ayr is limited to when I lived there from 1981 to 1983. At that time Heathfield Hospital had two medical villas, a dermatology ward, an ophthalmic surgery ward and a chest medicine ward, as well as the outpatient clinic. The layout of separate villas on the outskirts of the town might suggest it was originally the town's fever hospital. By that time the Ayr County Hospital was purely surgical. Heathfield was not the only medical provision for the area, as the old Ballochmyle Hospital (outside Mauchline) was still open in those days.NRPanikker 18:30, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

P.S. You were right about the County Hospital. I have just looked at an old Official Guide (1930s or early 40s) which describes it as being supported by voluntary subscription, so it would have originally been the local general hospital. The "Burgh Fever Hospital" at Heathfield also included a sanatorium for consumptives. Seafield House had been converted into a maternity and child welfare hospital. NRPanikker 21:15, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Breakaway[edit]

I was in fact just logging on to correct my earlier addition when I saw your message, so you beat me to it. If you have a source cited for the information I removed per WP:BLP then that's fine by me, however, fan websites are generally not considered acceptable sources per Wikipedia guidelines. As I happen to disagree with this -- in 2007 the fan sites are often just as authoritative as print and "legitimate" media -- I won't challenge the link you've added. But a deletionist might, so I'd encourage you to try and replace the current reference with one from a print or news source when the opportunity arises (and the fact there probably isn't any such source is exactly why I disagree with Wikipedia's bias against fan sites as sources). Cheers! 23skidoo 21:54, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway[edit]

You are, of course, correct. It was late when I wrote it, and was really just wanting to get it done. That's my excuse anyway. ;) --Dreamer84 18:11, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Railways south of Ayr[edit]

Do you think part of the project should concentrate on doing something about the lack of info on the railways south of Ayr? For example, I only recently found out that there was a branch to Ailsa Hospital. Really, apart from the Ayr to Turnberry line there's not much. Douglasnicol 15:50, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

There's a few bits in place for railways south of Ayr, eg Ayr and Dalmellington Railway (with the Ailsa connection marked), Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway, Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway and Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway. The latter two need heavy expansion as theres virtually nothing in the articles. Of course there's not many station articles created yet. I'm planning on getting some photos of the area (along with East Ayrshire lines) next week, weather permitting!--Dreamer84 17:36, 2 November 2007 (UTC)


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Bennie Railplane[edit]

Hi, many thanks for the tipoff about the libellous edits, I'll keep an eye out. Best wishes Flapdragon (talk) 17:05, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

It's not just that his allegations are libellous and unverifiable in published sources, they're also completely irrelevant. Whether or not someone stole his text sheds no light on the subject of the Bennie Railplane, and not likely to be of any interest to users of Wikipedia. What encyclopaedia would publish such stuff? It's between him and the alleged plagiarist or publisher. WP is not a soapbox for his grievances. Flapdragon 01:02, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Bennie Railplane[edit]

As stated there was no published material on Hugh Fraser until Malcolm Thwaite discovered his identity and role in the design and development of the Railplane. Mr Thwaite spent over seven years and £3000 researching the Railplane, including visiting Fraser's son in Yorkshire and his former business partner in Hemel Hempstead. Mr Black's research materials can be viewed at East Kilbride Library and there is nothing whatsoever on Hugh Fraser. There is however a copy of a letter indicating that the Glasgow Museum of Transport were in possession of a research file of Mr Thwaite's on the Railplane which, if true, they no longer had any right to possess. Perhaps you should be more concerned about Intellectual Property Rights than alleged libel. Better still read Mr Thwaite's paper, The George Bennie Railplane and Hugh Fraser Airrail Systems of Transport which, last year, was awarded the L T C Rolt prize by the Newcomen Society for the best paper published in the previous three years.

Margaret McDowall[edit]

Could do with a third party reference. She is clearly notable though. Hammer1980·talk 00:25, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

I found a local one which I have added. Will help ypu look for more. Hammer1980·talk 00:29, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Nice one. There is a fair bit on bbc site about Scottish swimmers in the 1950s, but it doesn't mention her once ! Typical. Hammer1980·talk 00:42, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


Not you at all![edit]

I wasn't referring to you at all! I moved someone else's older comments that were a personal attack. I appreciated your comments! (I can see how just looking at a message history could have been misinterpreted.) Don't think for a moment anything other than positive comments for you!!! VigilancePrime (talk) 01:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


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Older IOM Steam Packet vessels[edit]

Hi Douglasnicol

Yes I suppose we could do articles on the older Steam Packet vessels, I've been working on how to structure one on the second Lady of Mann for a time.

The Mona's Isle [6] was a disaster mainly due to the facts that she was underpowered and need tug assistance every time she wanted to turn in Douglas/Heysham, and of course the other reason is that she could only carry 247 deadweight tonnes, compared to the Ben-my-Chree [6]'s 2,200!

What page should we start? MV Lady of Mann/MV Mona's Queen/TSS Ben-my-Chree/TSS Manx Maid.

Cheers for your co-operation. Lightoller (talk) 16:45, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Douglasnicol - Of course, I will do the Lady of Mann [2], as I have a fairly good knowledge of the vessel..if you need any help, just ask. Apparently I'm an SPC walking library! Lightoller (talk)

Space 1999[edit]

It should be made clear, I think, whether the data is sourced form the series itself, and if so an episode would be useful, or from some secondary source such as canonical reference works. The level and quality of sourcing in WP is constantly improving, so to some extent it's a moving target. There are also things that look like authorial conclusions: the Eagle article, for example, has the following:

"his design was clearly influenced by the pacesetting 1968 film"

Clearly to who? Who says it was pacesetting? Do we need this adjective?

"The latter is usually proposed[who?] as a rationale"

"it is unknown whether this is an original design feature or an adaptation that was designed by Moonbase Alpha"

Why do we discuss this? Someone suggested it? Who? Are they an authority?

So some revision and sourcing would be good, but there is no need to source material that is obvious to anyone who watches an episode or two, IMHO. Rich Farmbrough, 18:07 25 April 2008 (GMT).

The inclusion of episodes seems a good step forward. And I have no problem with crossover sections, if they are not called "trivia". Rich Farmbrough, 12:03 27 April 2008 (GMT).

Infobox Riccarton[edit]

On the Kilmarnock-Troon railway, I notice on the historical rail section there is a blank page for Riccarton. I remember the old railway embankment on Riccarton, basically where the dual carriageway now is sited over the main road. However, web searches don't seem to return any results on a Riccarton railway station so I don't know if there was one. The only part of that line that still exists is a bit further east at the oil terminal which joins onto the main Kilmarnock line. Douglasnicol (talk) 15:04, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey. There definately was a Riccarton station, although as you say there is very little information on it. Its marked on various old OS maps, sited around where the bypass crosses over the B7038 (near the retail park with Focus, Comet, Halfords etc). There's an entry at the RCAHMS website here, which indicates they have a couple of photos of the station in their archives. The only information I have gleamed is that it opened as Riccarton, was renamed 'Riccarton and Craigie' in 1905, and closed 5 July 1965. Its not listed in the Butt Station directory, strangely, and I dont think Stansfield mentions it either. Its theorised that it was mainly a goods station with no advertised passenger service (I think User:Rosser1954 has written as such in the Riccarton article, but the vagueness of it all is what has stopped me from creating a full article about the station. --- Dreamer 84 15:45, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Personal question[edit]

Yep it is indeed me over there! :) --- Dreamer 84 21:57, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Kilmarnock[edit]

Hi Douglas,

Thanks for your corrections and additions to the Kilmarnock page. It appears to be improving over time. I am new to wiki and appreciate any guidance/help/corrections.

(Mccarthystumble (talk) 09:49, 9 May 2008 (UTC))

merging[edit]

hi douglas. I have through a combination of inexperience and enthusiasm created a spate of new articles/pages linked from the Kilmarnock landmarks section.

i now see that i should have not created new pages but instead have kept them in the main Kilmarnockpage.

I am not confident with the merge process and would be grateful for any assistance and/or guidance you may be able to offer.

Thanks (Mccarthystumble (talk) 20:17, 15 May 2008 (UTC))

Leisure Past and present Kilmarnock

douglas - thanks for your encouragement. i'm afraid that at one stage it felt like i had "painted all the doors in the house the wrong colour and worse still in hard-wearing-gloss", so to speak, when I created all the small-pages This left me feeling as though I should make a sharp exit from my dabbles on Wikipedia. However notes of encouragement have gone a long way to diminishing the shame and served to increase the enthusiasm to have some more of the positive aspects of the town available for people to see/read about etc. I have had a look at the guides on how to merge but alas I am none the wiser - perhaps I am mising the obvious somehow? I have one of Frank Beattie's books but will check Asda the next time I am there. I recently aquired a copy of Archibald McKay's The History of Kilmarnock (2nd Edition)and it has given a fascinating insight into the history of the town. Although it is available online, there is something permanent about carrying a small book about and reading it at will. Anyway - regarding the merges i will see if there is someone who may be able/willing to help as it does now make perfect sense. If you know of someone would you be kind enough to direct them towards my faux pas with a view to correcting them —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mccarthystumble (talkcontribs) 11:24, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Blackwood & Morton Kilmarnock[edit]

I've userfied the article for you; see the AfD.  Sandstein  20:26, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Scotland[edit]

Hello. Do you think you can inprove the scotland article please > ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sophie Bextor (talkcontribs) 21:06, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Ardrossan Harbour Railway Station[edit]

I notice someone has placed a picture there of the old Winton Pier station noting that it was closed and replaced by the present day Ardrossan Harbour station. Should that pic of the Winton Pier station not be moved there. I remember the covered canopy being there, but never remember it being used as by that time the Arran ferry was using the ramp slightly further west to unload cars. Douglasnicol (talk) 16:12, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I have moved the photo to the closed station article. Always feel free to be bold and move something if you think it should be placed somewhere else. --- Dreamer 84 18:06, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

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V[edit]

hi, just replied to your message, please see my TP. thanks.--Eaglestorm (talk) 18:52, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

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Ayr College[edit]

Hi Douglas

For your info I was looking at the Ayr page in Wikipedia and saw your comment about Ayr College and have added a bit of an explanation to it.

Scott quizologist (talk) 10:56, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Space 1999 Section Colour-coding[edit]

Since you seem to have started most of the individual character profiles and have a major interest in the Space 1999 wiki development, I thought I would put this to you to help decide.

We seem to be of a like mind when it comes to colour-coding the character title banner. I recently went in and used more specific colours derived from the 256 web-safe tables to make sure they were compatible with all browsers. In particular, the colours flame and rust and I changed VIctor Bergman's to beige.

Then I went on to make the following changes in the Moonbase Alpha "Sections" area to add the colour-coding there as well. I thought this helped create a sense of unity for the series and department and helped clarify the actual colours being used, rather than just words on paper. Unfortunately it caught the attention of a couple of editors who seem to hate colour being added to an article even when it's appropriate. In the case of Moonbase Alpha in a discussion of colour, it seems stupid not to include colour swatches. This was the last edit I made. If you are in agreement with the tasteful changes I made, please do go in and revert the edit and take up the argument on my behalf.

I made similar changes on the main Space: 1999 page, these are my last revisions there, both of which have obviously been reverted by a random editors who objected without any real substantiation. Again, if you feel as I do, please feel free to undo their reversions and/or modify them as necessary. I feel my final attempts addressed all editorial criticism while adding some clarity as to the section assignment of each.

One of the connections which should eventually be made in the article is about designer Rudi Gernreich's fame in designing unisex outfits during the sixties. He certainly didn't come cheap and is one of the few costume designers I have ever seen given a main title TV credit. That's why colour is even more important in the discussion of sections given his use of a colour palette unique to the time period and arguably inspired by Star Trek. EIther way, it just seems silly not to include colour in these pages as applicable, especially in lieu of more illustrative pictures to help define an article about a visual medium.--75.51.184.49 (talk) 02:05, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

All Douglasnicol needs to do is check the edit history of the anonymous user above to see what changes have been made and the ensuing discussion. Most of their edits to date have been to insert colours into the character articles for Star Trek and some Space 1999 articles. These have been reverted by four other editors (myself included) and we have given much substantiation. We are hardly random either, EEMIV and myself edit a lot of Star Trek articles.
As per the other talk pages, the addition of colour simply makes the articles harder to navigate and less pleasing visually. Added to that, I'm not sure why we need confirmation that red is red etc. Alastairward (talk) 11:29, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Space 1999 Uniforms[edit]

As per your suggestion, would there be enough material to put together an article on the special effects, sets etc from the series. If Gernreich is well know enough, it might be something notable to tie such a section together. Alastairward (talk) 21:39, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Howdy[edit]

Thanks so much for the message and putting up those articles related to Space 1999. Wanted to help with the images and I'll do what I can on updating the content, especially around the tanks which are some of my favorite models from the show. Keep up the great work! Steven —Preceding unsigned comment added by Samsonfest (talkcontribs) 02:09, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

re: Trigan Empire[edit]

I see what the problem is... the TPB fields are currently limited to 10 (base and numbers 1-9). The intent was, where the section was originally developed, to try an limit the section to notable trades and discourage multiple listing of the same collection (ie - the hardcover, softcover, 2nd, 3rd, translated, and so on printings). The listing for that is in the linked section in the body of the article. A similar situation exists for serials like Trigan.

As for sorting... it's as entered:

TPB
TPB1
TPB2
TPB3
TPB4
TPB5
TPB6
TPB7
TPB8
TPB9

Straight down. The books should be entered in publication order.

- J Greb (talk) 18:19, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

The Manx Maid/Ben My Chree/Mona's Isle/Lady of Mann quartet[edit]

I would say that the Manx Maid and Ben-my-Chree are the "Manx Maid-class", whilst the Mona's Queen and Lady of Mann are the "Mona's Queen-class". It may be of interest to you that the Mona's Queen (Mary the Queen) has been sold for scrap in the last few months. Not heard much on Lady of Mann (Panagia Soumela) recently.. Cheers, Lightoller (talk) 19:18, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Lusitania Munitions[edit]

Hi, I know it is some years since you left your comment on the Lusitania talk page here. I have been reading the article and am appalled by the slant toward the idea of "secret munitions" onboard the ship. I too read the Ballard book, which I have, and did further research. The munitions on board the ship were known as far back as at the time of the sinking. It was all in the American newspapers. It is true the British government initially denied their existence, but the Board of Trade inquiry into the sinking stated their existence publicly. Interestingly, the German government did not cite munitions as the primary reason for targeting the ship. However, it did contend that the munitions were highly explosive and illegal under American law (which they were not). I am writing this long-winded message to ask if, 1) you had gotten a response to your note, and 2) if you would be able to provide some consensual support toward editing the article toward the facts. Thanks, and good morning.Gary Joseph (talk) 04:11, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

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