User talk:Fu Manchuchu

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Fu Manchuchu, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! strdst_grl (call me Stardust) 10:46, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Stop and examine[edit]

So you know, an article that you nominated for PROD, Stop and examine, has been contested and restored. See User talk:SchuminWeb for the commentary. I'm required by policy to restore it (stupid PROD), but I don't know enough about UK rails to decide whether it's worthy of an AFD or not. So I'm letting you know... SchuminWeb (Talk) 04:49, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

Glad to know my contributions are appreciated.--Das48 (talk) 16:33, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Mid-Kent Railway / Mid-Kent Line[edit]

Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently tried to give Mid-Kent Railway a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into Mid-Kent Line. This is known as a "cut and paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is needed for attribution and various other purposes. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:11, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi. This is the only time I've ever done a "Cut & Paste" move. On all other occasions I have done a standard move. My reasoning was since that the Mid-Kent Line page already exists as a redirect to Mid-Kent Railway, swapping them round would be the most logical thing to do as I didn't want to create a double-redirect. In future I will go via the requested moves route you suggest. And what happens now ? Will the move be reverted in order to reunite the original page with its history ? Thanks for you guidance. Fu Manchuchu (talk) 16:05, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Well, you have two choices: (a) place a {{histmerge|Mid-Kent Railway}} at the top of Mid-Kent Line and wait for an admin to fix it up; or (b) revert both your edits and raise a WP:RM. Personally, I would go for option (a), because this is likely to attract the attention of Anthony Appleyard (talk · contribs), who is used to dealing with situations like this. He will examine the two pages, and having evaluated the case, will probably then merge the history and clean up. If he doesn't think that this is a good idea, he will explain at WP:REPAIR why it's not possible - if that happens, you can always try option (b). --Redrose64 (talk) 16:39, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Done (option a) - thanks. Fu Manchuchu (talk) 16:49, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, the histmerge has now been done, but wasn't logged at WP:REPAIR. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:39, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Hi, I just saw your edits at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways#Possession. Just a quick note about edit summaries: you appear to be amending the pre-filled summary, for example, altering /* Possession */ to /* Possession comment, instead of adding text after it, i.e. /* Possession */ comment. The pre-filled bit is normally left alone, because it helps when locating the exact change - see Help:Edit summary#Section editing. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:52, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Ah Ok. Will do - Sorry for wasting your time. Thanks. Fu Manchuchu (talk) 16:29, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Selhurst Depot[edit]

If you do compile an article on Selhurst Depot there are quite a few interior and exterior photographs at www.geograph.org.uk (do a search for 'Selhurst Depot') all of which are copyright cleared for use on Wikipedia, but not all of which have been downloaded to Wikimedia Commons.--Das48 (talk) 12:09, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

If you've never uploaded a Geograph image to commons, just ask me - I've done several. The Geograph people very kindly provide a piece of wikicode that you can copy and paste to make a near-complete file description page. This contains the image description, date, photographer, coordinates and license - all that's missing is some categories. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:24, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
OK - I was really trying to entice Das48 to get involved as Selhurst is only "up the road" from Bricklayers. I will get around to putting down some current operations info for Selhurst - at which point I'll contact you for guidance on moving Geograph images. Thanks Fu Manchuchu (talk) 18:35, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

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