User talk:Harry the Dirty Dog

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McDonald's & McDonald's Israel[edit]

Hi Harry,
there is a difference between a parent company and a master franchise, and this is the case in McDonald's Israel. McDonald's is a franchisor who delegates the operation of restaurants in Israel to an independent company that is responsible for operations within the country. The independent company not only runs the operations within Israel, they also sub-franchise locations to operators within the country.

So McDonald's Israel is not a subsidiary, it is an independent company. This is why it has a separate entry in the list of fast food restaurant chains. It is the same case with Burger King and Hungry Jack's.

BTW, I'm the one that added the edit notice and the inline warnings. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 23:57, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

I disagree. The notice that you added says that companies should be listed only under the countries they were founded in. McDonalds and BK were not founded in Israel. It is SOP to set up separate companies in different countries (McDonalds Canada is a separate company from McDonalds USA for example) and to grant master franchises in those territories. That does not make the company indigenous to that country. McDonalds and BK were founded in the USA and should only be listed as International Chains and under the US entry.
There are always exceptions and borderline cases. Companies like A&W in Canada and Hungry Jacks could well be exceptions. In the case of A&W, the two companies went their separate ways in the 70s and are no longer related. Hungry Jacks of course is the result of the name Burger King already being trademarked in Australia so when BK wanted to expand there they had to use a different name. So it can be argued that Hungry Jacks is an indigenous Australian restaurant - even though it serves basically the same menu as BK in other countries. In any event, it is worth listing if only to note that BK goes by a different name in Australia. Harry Let us have speaks 09:08, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you so very much for reviewing my new article. That must've been the fastest review I've ever gotten. I also review new articles and so I can appreciate the time and effort that you put into this. Again, thank you very much. Best Regards,

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Page deletion[edit]

I though there would be at least some kind of discussion about the page deletion. Being a beginner, Im not quite sure, how to prove the popularity of an artist, whether it should be done by number of fans, or albums recorded, etc? Nevertheless, I could point out hundreds of artist, or sport teams, or many other people, who attract less people, than the artist I wished to write about. I feel a bit disappointed about this case. Emberpók (talk) 16:13, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you direct me to ...[edit]

a Wikipedia article -- any article -- that explains what the left bank and the right bank of a river are? Is that going up or down the river? Ttocserp 23:22, 24 April 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prkprescott (talkcontribs)

(talk page stalker) Says River#Topography: "The term left bank refers to the left bank in the direction of flow, right bank to the right." Huon (talk) 09:31, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Huon. I had replied on Prkprescott's TP. Harry Let us have speaks 09:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)