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Thanks for the recognition[edit]

Thanks for the barn star. I was glad I could help. Cheers. EricSerge (talk) 12:06, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

SA Army articles[edit]

It seems to me that the two of us make a pretty good "tag team" fixing up these articles. Cheers! I'll now add a summary text under each corps heading in the main SA Army article - we can't have sections that contain only a "main article" link. Roger (talk) 11:03, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Adding categories[edit]

I've had to revert some of the categories you added to a few SA Army articles today. The problem is that you were adding parent categories of categories that were already on the articles concerned. I'll illustrate the issue with a simplistic example: The article "Poodles" would be in category "Dogs". Adding Category "Mammals" is redundant because Category "Dogs" is already listed as a subcategory of Category Mammals. The idea is to add articles to the "lowest" possible relevant level of Categories - they are then automatically included in the entire string of "parent" categories - Dogs > Canines > Carnivores > Mammals > Vertebrates > and so on... Roger (talk) 16:35, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

György Káldy[edit]

Many thanks for your edits, I have linked to de. and hu. wp. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:46, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion converted to PROD: Montsalvat – A Symphony of Mud and Stone[edit]

Hello Gbawden. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on Montsalvat – A Symphony of Mud and Stone to a proposed deletion tag. It should certainly go - I'm amazed it has survived so long - but it doesn't really fit any speedy category. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 11:54, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

South African military topics.[edit]

If you're really interested in keeping in touch with happenings in and around the SANDF there are two websites that are absolutely essential reading - DefenceWeb - a news website and the Unofficial SAAF Website particularly the forum on the SAAF site. It's run by one of the Defenceweb journalists. In spite of its name the SAAF forum covers the full spectrum of defence topics and also civil aviation to some extent. Just be aware that while DefenceWeb is a reliable source, the SAAF forum is not, though it does often point out new developments and the members are very good at digging out good sources on a very wide variety of topics. Cheers! Roger (talk) 07:09, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks - have come accross both via google but will add them to my list of sites to visit daily or at least regularly. Gbawden (talk) 07:17, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

44 Parachute Brigade[edit]

Dear Gbawden,

Please I respectfully request that you restore 1 Parachute Battalion back under the umbrella of 44 Parachute Brigade. All the content pictures were compiled and collated by myself and was created with the combined help of all the members of 44 Parachute Brigade. I am going to take this matter up with the membership will also be posting this to the other admins. Please restore it as the entire Brigade and it's context is written in relation to all the Battalions. I would also like to know the rationale for this in not requesting permission first as I am but a custodian of the whole group having put this together with the guidance of those who contributed (See references) Please restore kindly. Smikect 14:10, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Dear Gbawden, I see you have split off 18 light regiment as well. Please the context of these units need to be read in relation of the entire Brigade. 18 Light Regiment is a reserve unit of the brigade. You need to consult with the original content provider and compiler before you split things off please. The entire Wiki took me many many months to compile with much collaboration of content providers and putting pics together. In a few minutes you split off what took alot of effort to put together. Please restore back to 44 Parachute Brigade as it waters the entire brigade down if its individual units are split off. Smikect 14:30, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

You must leave at least a brief summary about each sub-unit in the brigade article. A link alone is not acceptable. An easy way to do this is to basically copy the lead of the subunit article into the brigade article - I've just done this. Please also never put "content forthcoming" in a "live" article. An article's integrity as an independent entity must never be compromised by having "holes" pointed out like that. Roger (talk) 17:23, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Talk page stalker[edit]

I just saw the note you left on my review and I'd like to clear up something. The phrase "talk page stalker" is a widely used and recognised way to refer to people who watch each other's talk pages. It is not a derogatory term at all, in fact it's meant as a friendly term. Please see WP:TPS. Roger (talk) 20:45, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

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Founding of the SADF[edit]

The UDF became the SADF on 1 November 1958 - the date when the Defence Act 44 of 1957 came into effect. Cite: The first page of - http://www.dod.mil.za/documents/acts/defence%20act44of1957.pdf Let me know if you need more research done. Roger (talk) 15:51, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks. Can you just have a look at my question on your talk page and comment on my rationale for doing it newest to earliest? Graham


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digitalreasoning.com searches as sources[edit]

I noticed you added at least two of these. Both are currently dead links. Could you look through them? That are the documents you're linking? Are they reliable sources? --Ronz (talk) 16:39, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! The other you added is in Gilbert Ramano. If you saved a copy of the source for Johan Retief, what is the actual document? There are a number of others like this that other editors have added that I'm trying to figure if they belong regardless of whether the link works or not. --Ronz (talk) 15:29, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
Some of the others are government press releases. I expect that other copies are available, in any case. Looks like digitalreasoning was (is?) just keeping copies of information found elsewhere.--Ronz (talk) 15:48, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

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File:Vice Admiral A. P. Putter SAN.jpg Select this photo which I have uploaded and copy the license conditions used. Re-use them in an edited form (names and Wiki-page links) for the other personalities you want to upload. This license description is usually acceptable on Wikipedia, but not on Wiki-Commons - so ensure you are uploading to Wikipedia. Then, also important to note is that the photo must be linked to a Wiki page. Non-free use images which are not linked to pages are batched for speedy deletion (note the red-link in the photo description: That link should be edited to point to the appropriate page where the image is used). I have not linked this one to a Wiki page - so it will go down the tubes soon if not linked. And, well done on your efforts on the SADF pages! Farawayman (talk) 20:48, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

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SAAF History[edit]

Comments on splitting / removing History section from the SAAF page would be appreciated. Discussion here. Farawayman (talk) 08:24, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

SA Army recruiment forms link[edit]

I removed it because it violates the WP:NOTGUIDE rule. Curing the stupidity of readers is not our role. The Official website link is sufficient - if readers of the army's website can't find the information they want, it's the army's problem, not ours. IMHO most of the "Feedback comments" are complete crap and should be ignored. It seems to me that most WP readers are barely literate. Roger (talk) 20:03, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

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How to rescue all these images[edit]

Use {{Non-free symbol}} to explain the copyright status of the file and then use {{Non-free use rationale logo}} to justify each use of the image. Roger (talk) 09:33, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Also I think I will avoid uploading on Commons! Apparently commons doesn't do Fair Use. It does seem though that there is a new admin who is like a 19yr old in the army with a bit of rank! Farawayman had images on commons since 2009 without any issues and now those images are being targeted. Gbawden (talk) 09:37, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Take a look at the conversation I started at WT:Non-free content#Fair use rationales for official logos, I hope they consider my suggestions seriously. Yes Commons is only for totally free stuff, fair use is not allowed there. Roger (talk) 09:48, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Once the logos have been deleted off commons I will re-add them on WP using the templates you suggest. Thanks for your work on this, you hit the nail on the head. Gbawden (talk) 09:59, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Rather add them to en:WP now and change the links in the articles before the deletions happen, so that the articles are not damaged by the deletions. Article readers should not notice any diffence when the images are replaced but if they first dissapear and themn only later get replaced that "damages" the credibility of the articles. Roger (talk) 12:06, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Good point. I have started with the rank images. Just hope no-one complains that there is a duplicate on commons Gbawden (talk) 12:36, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
After uploading images to WP and adding them to the rank templates to replace the ones on commons marked for deletions, our overzealous admin friend is now going behind me deleting the images from the templates. Ai tog Gbawden (talk) 14:25, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Per WP:NFCC#9 and the Foundation's resolution on non-free media, the only place where non-free media can be used is in main case. You cannot use non-free images in templates, period. --MASEM (t) 15:22, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
In that case we expect you to prove your fairness and neutrality by deleting the military rank insignia templates for all the other countries too. Roger (talk) 15:46, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
If those ranks are using non-free images, sure. You'd have to point which templates are at fault to show that. If the images are free, however, that's just fine, but that begs the question if they really need to be put into a template like this. --MASEM (t) 16:55, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Well the template contains just a simple table, so I don't really understand why wrapping a table in a template makes such a difference to the fair use status of images in the table? Roger (talk) 17:13, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Also, how would we go about obtaining free images for these images? Is it even possible? Would it count as free if we were to convert them into self-created SVGs? I find this all quite confusing. Darren (talk) 19:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Please read WP:NFTABLE: non-free images are not allowed in tables, regardless of whether the tables are in a template or not. And for the record, I'm not an admin. --Stefan2 (talk) 19:43, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
The insigna have creative elements that make it impossible for those to be free images until they fall into the public domain, redrawing them will not help (that makes them derivative works and still copyright protected). --MASEM (t) 12:46, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
It would have been nice if Stefan2 had explained that I can't use it in templates when he went around deleting. Glad to see we have such diligent users out there. Such a pity we can't put it into tables - going to look hound ugly Gbawden (talk) 12:56, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
In fact WP:NFTABLE does not totally prohibit NF images in tables. It allows a case to be made for exemption. I believe arranging a number of closely related images (rank insignia, which need to be displayed in a fixed sequence) in a tabular layout is a strong argument for such an exemption. The alternative does indeed look "hound ugly". Roger (talk) 13:40, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
Roger the risk here is that if I add them to a table and the over zealous type then deletes the images from the table, the images become orphaned. I am away next week and if they aren't used in an article they get deleted, so I would have to upload them all over again. Gbawden (talk) 13:42, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I would like to know why none of the other articles that use rank insignia tables based on the NATO rank templates are getting this treatment. Why are they picking on SANDF articles only? Is this a case of WP:Wikihounding? Roger (talk) 13:49, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I suspect so. It is unusual for a user/admin to mark items for deletion on Commons then go to each template and delete them (and infoboxes and and), normally they wait for the bot to do it! Things have become a bit more sensible since Masem has become involved. I didn't want to make a fuss and start an all out argie bargie. I need a drink Gbawden (talk) 13:52, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────We do have an interesting problem then. I suspect one reason why certain other images in tables, such as NATO rank templates, are ok is because any creative work by the US government enters into the public domain in terms of copyright, to my knowledge. I think it may be worthwhile trying to ascertain the exact legal status of works created by the South African government, though I suspect they'll be licensed under terms incompatible with Wikipedia. Still, worth a shot, does anybody have any legal contacts in this area? Darren (talk) 16:07, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

The Nato rank templates are used for articles covering the whole of NATO and quite a few other countries - not only the US. South African government copyright is based on British Crown copyright as used by the UK and other countries under the British crown, such as Canada, Australia, etc. so their tables should be "attacked" just like ours. Roger (talk) 16:55, 23 August 2012 (UTC)


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Speedy deletion nomination of Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse[edit]

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I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse for deletion, because it seems to be copied from another source.

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Hugh Cairns[edit]

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A. J. C. Jooste High School[edit]

Please note that a WP:PROD is a one-use only thing. Once deprodded, an article should never be prodded again. Take to AfD if you still want it deleted (although also note that it is virtually unheard of for a verified secondary school to be deleted there). -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:18, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks wasn't aware of that. I am still not convinced that this school is notable. As I see it it fails the Significant coverage and Sources requirement. A google search just generates a name and address listing across multiple websites, nothing useful that can fill out this article Gbawden (talk) 13:55, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Andreas Raab[edit]

Hi :) I've added a source to the page of Andreas Raab so the deletion template can be removed. Additionally and unfortunately the rules for living people aren't applicable for him. CodeZeilen (talk) 15:02, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Andreas Raab was the brains behind a number of extraordinary advancements in the fields of Object Oriented Programming, OO UI design, 3D Immersive Collaboration Croquet, and he was the father of the Squeak community. He was also the person that brought Alan Kay's Squeak program to the Windows Operating system. His code is the basis for a huge number of production programs. I will try to add more content to ensure that his accomplishments are better appreciated by someone reading the article. itsmeront —Preceding undated comment added 16:23, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Andreas Raab is not a living person. He died on January 14, 2013. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.50.63.70 (talk) 03:57, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Dennis P. McCann, proposed deletion due to lack of reference[edit]

I've added a reference. A link to a Turkish Ministry of Culture Page. Unfortunately, because I live in Turkey, any press references to me or my work from the past 8 years will be in Turkish. The press I received in the US when I lived there is unfortunately not online, though I do have scans of much of it. I'm a painter - what sort of references would you want?

Also, please keep in mind that the article is simply a stub. It will be fleshed out later, with exhibition information, paintings in collections on several continents, affiliations such as UNESCO...

Please let me know if you require anything more, and please keep in mind that fine artists are not exactly front page news (sadly).

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Silly nominations for deletion[edit]

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Lindisfarne[edit]

This page on the Lindsfarne National Reserve Trust should not be speedily deleted because... (I just started this page and it is not a knock off of some other page but a new article about a UK National Trust reserve and it will take me a while to gather and post the info. It will like other new pages take a while to research and write the article. Thankyou all for your understanding.) -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thechristiancontender (talkcontribs) 14:07, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

AND no it is not copy and paste as I was the one whom added the info in the LINDISFARNE article then decided that the Lindsfarme National Trust should have its own page as it is a huge info available on is subject. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thechristiancontender (talkcontribs) 14:30, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
As I said - next time if you want to create a new page it may be a good idea to start in your sandbox. Well done - the article is looking good. Don't forget to fill in the infobox Gbawden (talk) 06:16, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

what is an info box? I added info to the template section on right side but it did not show.... thx... will be starting many new pages shortly for islands which have nature reserves on or surrounding them... this was my first new page i started. Thechristiancontender (talk) 12:20, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

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I'm reading "Chinese Revorushion (1946−1952)". My sincere apologies: we both are trying to fix up unambiguous WP:VANDALISM, and yet my better judgement went off in la-la land and/or Cocteau Twins fandom. Peter aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:22, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Mr Hare[edit]

I have removed your {{speedy deletion-significance}} tag from this article, as it is adequately referenced in local news, and via two articles in The Guardian. This is probably enough to survive an AfD, let alone a CSD. In general, you should not tag an article with sources for speedy deletion unless you are very confident every source is self-published (eg: Facebook, YouTube, other Wikipedia articles) and no reliable sources easily turn up on a search. Cheers. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:52, 6 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi, thank you for your comment about Mr. Hare. I do not agree that Mr. Hare should be taken down. I have a few questions for you if you don't mind? I'm new to this so would appreciate your help - Mr Hare is a great brand and I think they deserve to be on here.

'It is adequately referenced in local news, and via two articles in The Guardian. This is probably enough to survive an AfD, let alone a CSD. ' I'm not sure what you mean by AfD or CSD - please could you explain in more detail. I was under the impression that any relevant press, especially from respected press is great to support the article.

'In general, you should not tag an article with sources for speedy deletion unless you are very confident every source is self-published (eg: Facebook, YouTube, other Wikipedia articles) ' So should sources be coming from Mr Hare's social media pages?

'The article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.'

They have a large fan following, a respected list of stockists and brands that they have collaborated with. All press comes from a respected source. Is this not enough to carry the case? I would appreciate any help.

Thanks, Steph — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steph Davies (talkcontribs) 18:58, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Scott Holland Memorial Lectures[edit]

While Scott Holland Memorial Lectures is a clear copy-paste, it is a list, and non-creative lists are not subject to copyright. This one isn't as clean-cut as some I've seen, if you disagree user:moonriddengirl is not just our copyright expert, but our list expert.

I think the article should be considered for deletion on other grounds, mainly notability. It may even fail importance, which would qualify as CSD, but I haven't looked closely. However, while happy to accept if MRG disagrees, I've declined this speedy and urge you to pursue other grounds.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 13:12, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Being Human (UK series 3)[edit]

May I know why? — Bill william comptonTalk 11:48, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

I am guessing but if you are referring to why I marked it unreviewed - I thought it may have been reviewed in error. The page was deleted yesterday as it contains nothing that is not on the Being Human page. And today it has been re-created without being tagged. Gbawden (talk) 13:07, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello. Thank you for your advice, it is very much appreciated. I will give it a try when it is next relevant and see if I can learn how to do it! Thanks again. NewellsOldBoy (talk) 07:53, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again for your instructions. I have now included references with all the pages (stubs!) I have created. Once again, I'm very grateful for your help.NewellsOldBoy (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:44, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Lajos Bruck[edit]

Hi. :) I just wanted to let you know that I disagree with the speedy deletion of this under WP:CSD#A7. This article suggests its subject is discussed in several reference works about artists and indicates that his art is or has been displayed in several of the most important museums in Hungary. I think these are credible claims of significance sufficient to escape speedy deletion. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:01, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

The Elgin Hotel[edit]

Hello I have updated The Elgin Hotel page but I need some help. Whenever I am trying to insert a file in the infobox section from the Wikimedia Commons its show a small text file: frameless on top of the photo in the infobox. Can you help me out with what I am doing wrong.

Thank You MadlyBohemic (talk) 15:00, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Hello and thanks a lot for the wonderful comments and the help with the photo. Could you please explain why you feel that the page should be marked for deletion when another Hotel Windamere Hotel of almost similar status finds its page in Wikipedia.

Thank you MadlyBohemic (talk) 12:56, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

About the QWERTY Tummy[edit]

Hey Gbawden, could you please specify how my article was a hoax and and a form of vandalism??? Also my article is still under construction... I think it really shouldn't be deleted... Could you plz revert your request??? Thanks Ajayupai95 (talk) 12:43, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Test english welcome by Twinkle[edit]

I saw this page, which you tagged for speedy deletion; it's now a redlink, but only because I moved it without a redirect. It's plainly a template meant for use on user talk pages, so it's reasonable to keep it around in the creator's userspace until he figures out where he wants it. Nyttend (talk) 07:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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I Heart Tuesdays[edit]

As this has already been to AFD previously, it is not eligible for PROD - please take back to AFD. Regards, GiantSnowman 11:52, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Chris Murray (RAAF), Gbawden.

Unfortunately FreeRangeFrog has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

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Re: Adnan Kovačević[edit]

For starters the Bosnian Premier league is in fact listed at WP:FPL, but in the list of leagues that are not fully pro. This is not the only reason why I PROD'ed but it is part of the reason. Failing WP:NSPORT, a footballer may still be notability if he passes the general notability guideline, by having received significant coverage in reliable sources. This does not appear to apply to Mr. Kovacevic either. Sir Sputnik (talk) 15:17, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Post-nominals[edit]

In January you posted a couple of messages at Template talk:Post-nominals about problems with the {{post-nominals}} template not behaving as expected. This is just to let you know I'm pretty sure I've straightened out the underlying issue that was causing both problems. — Paul A (talk) 02:58, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Great Stuff, thanks. Well done on a great template! Graham Gbawden (talk) 08:41, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

SANDF and recent/current events in the Central African Republic[edit]

Hi Do you think we might be able to scrape together sufficient source material for an article about the events (or at least to add sections to various relevant articles (44 Para and/or 1 Para, Recces, SA Army, Solly Shoke, JZ, etc)? The event is certainly notable as SA's biggest combat loss since Angola. Roger (talk) 11:12, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: 7 degrees C[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: SSBT OD05 Omnibus[edit]

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If you prod an article, as you did with Karin Foley, it is considered good form to notify the creator. PatGallacher (talk) 12:34, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Blackpool Resort Pass[edit]

Hello Gbawden. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Blackpool Resort Pass, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The tone is factual, not promotional. It is the tone of the actual article that counts for G11. Thank you. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:22, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bryan van Putten[edit]

Hi Gbawden,

I am new to wikipedia and did not understand how 'reflist' works. I tried to add sources but all I could manage were external links. I will continue to add references today for the Bryan van Putten article.

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Hello Gbawden,

I spent some time adding references and improving the article today. I think it's better than before, links have been added, also it has 5 references now.


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Speedy deletion declined: Erika DeSalvatore[edit]

Hello Gbawden. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Erika DeSalvatore, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk about it! 08:36, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Tabaré Hackenbruch[edit]

Hi Gbawden. I have just expanded the article Tabaré Hackenbruch and added extra references. This man was mayor of Canelones (the second in importance in the country) during 15 years, and the effects of his (mis)administration are still felt, so I consider it is worth keeping. Please, reconsider your deletion template, thank you. Regards, --Fadesga (talk) 12:16, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

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Confusion in the article name: Masood Ali Khan[edit]

Hi, thanks for bringing this issue, the article had been vandalized since my last edit. Is it possible for you to restore it to version the last here. All the delited sources and text will be restored. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 14:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Timmy G[edit]

I've reverted to the original article about a Pakistani sitcom. The title had been hijacked - the Project Pakistan template on the talk page was a good clue that something was going on... Peridon (talk) 13:04, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for categorizing some of the articles I created. I appreceiate it. Candleabracadabra (talk) 19:31, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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Derek Piggott[edit]

You have assessed the article as needing an infobox. It has one. Would you suggest what else should be in it? see Talk:Derek Piggott‎ JMcC (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: James Mcdonald[edit]

Hello Gbawden. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of James Mcdonald, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: the source was published in 1915, so it is in the public domain. Thank you. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:59, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey man, Can I ask you something?[edit]

Thank you for submitting the article to the American war correspondents catogery. However, my problem is that since most of the alphabetical orders by last name, you put it in the "J" section so can you move to a space between "Rob Morrison" and "William R. Moore (journalist)"? Thanks.

They are other categories you can put in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_reporters_and_correspondents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Reporters_and_correspondents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:War_correspondents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Journalists_killed_while_covering_World_War_II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Journalists_killed_while_covering_military_conflicts

Can you please add Joseph Morton into these categories because my article is orphan which had no links to it. Thanks.XXzoonamiXX (talk) 18:07, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

List of employment websites[edit]

Somebody made this into a list and de-prodded it. Should it be nominated for deletion?

ModelUN (talk) 01:59, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Dale Irby[edit]

I concur with your nomination and also drawing your attention towards a random article I visited Amita Chapra only notable for an article and perhaps created by close relative of the subject. -спасибо --доктор прагматик 17:05, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: Tzaneen Local Municipality[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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Raj Kumar Lekhi[edit]

I've changed your tag from band to bio. He may play something but it doesn't say so... Peridon (talk) 10:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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Honours[edit]

Just noticed and reverted this edit you made back in January. Actually, the DCM is lower than the MC. One of the peculiarities of British decorations - although the DCM was a "second-level" decoration and the MC is a "third-level" decoration (and thus the DCM was awarded for a higher degree of gallantry), medals (awarded to other ranks only, except for the GM and QGM) are always ranked lower than crosses (awarded to officers and warrant officers only, except for the VC and GC) in the order of precedence and wear. Cheers. -- Necrothesp (talk) 11:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I learn something new every day! Appreciate the constructive feedback. Gbawden (talk) 12:10, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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Please take a look at Talk:South African National Defence Force[edit]

Hi. I took the liberty of moving a very incomplete and poorly written secion of the article (about external ops) to the talk page so that it can be tidied up and completed. I'd apreciate your assistance with this. (BTW - How about archiving the older sections on this page? It's getting very long.) Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:24, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Will do - been a while since I looked at that page. Some of the deployment stuff should end up on a History type page Gbawden (talk) 09:46, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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Cape Town meetup[edit]

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Hurley[edit]

Better image IMO - Well, IMO, it would have to be REALLY bad to be worse!! Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
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A challenge[edit]

If you're looking for something to do, how about having a go at expanding Union Defence Force (South Africa) and South African Medical Service? Both topics are in your field of expertise. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:50, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

I will. I need to find the motivation though :) I am taking a bit of a break from military stuff and thinking about doing an article on Selborne Dry Dock in Simonstown. I am studying part time this year as well, although working on WP is a useful distraction. Gbawden (talk) 09:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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