User talk:JRawle

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  1. August 2005 – July 2006
  2. July 2006 – August 2008

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"Welcome to St Pancras International...."[edit]

"Welcome to St Pancras International. This is a Network Rail owned and managed station with train services provided by First Capital Connect."

Hi there. I noticed you contributed to the debate and survey on the proposed move to St Pancras International railway station. I saw the above static message on the platform monitor screens on the Low Level platforms (Thameslink) this very morning. I have taken a piccy and will upload as "Exhibit O" hopefully within the next 12 hours. best, Sunil060902 (talk) 10:15, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually don't all my photos back the case for International? Here are four new shots, with three of them suggesting unambiguously that the domestic station, managed by Network Rail, is also International.

and finally:

best, Sunil060902 (talk) 23:52, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Edit summary bug?[edit]

I'm not very familiar with Huggle, but I noticed an edit made to Edward Elgar (diff) where User:Josh3580 has used Huggle. The edit summary appears as: "Reverted unexplained removal of content by $2 to last version by $1". Is this a bug? In addition, the wikilink says "Contrubitions" instead of "Contributions". This made it even harder to see what was going on. There was a User:$2, but he was blocked in 2006. JRawle (Talk) 21:05, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

The user added the misspelled summary to his user configuration subpage, it isn't a message that's part of Huggle. At the moment Huggle doesn't replace $1 and $2 in a manually entered summary with the appropriate values, though I can make it do so if this is desired -- someone would have to ask first, though -- Gurch (talk) 21:55, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Life peers[edit]

Hi. Perhaps "Labour life peers" would be better. The point is surely that they are whipped by the Labour party and that this needs a subcategory just the same as Labour MPs. It's interesting the debate on female life peers - could you provide me with a link? Cheers! TreveXtalk 22:37, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

List of life peerages[edit]

My apologies for the Edgbaston mess. This replacement was left over from some previous work I'd been doing on cricket-related articles - and I simply hadn't noticed my typo. I'll go back and check any earlier articles where I might have introduced the same typo. Aberavon, however, is not something in my own AWB settings - I think it must be a problem with the general AWB typos list - I'll check that out. My only other change to this article was to disambiguate Queen's Park to Queen's Park, Brighton. This article is hard to manage because it's so very long - could it be split up by Prime Minister? Colonies Chris (talk) 22:58, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

The central list of AWB spelling correction rules is held at WP:AWB/Typos (beware, this is a very long list). Some of the regexes are quite complex, so it may be that one of them is having an unwanted side effect. I'll try to test this out tomorrow when I'm back home and have access to AWB again. Colonies Chris (talk) 12:15, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
The Aberavon error was in a regex in the central AWB typos list, and it's now been corrected. Colonies Chris (talk) 19:53, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

User:Thanks. Squeakbox[edit]

He wants this taken to arbcom. Are third party mediation or rfc more appropriate? Users involved so far include you, me, roadwizard, RRius, Tyrenius, updown. Accusations include NNPOV, disruptive and tendentious editing. Kittybrewster 10:19, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Peter Mandelson[edit]

"The only valid choices are Peter Mandelson or Peter Mandelson, Baron Mandelson"

Interested to know why you believe that is the case, as there is no evidence to support your assertion either in the article or in your discussion. Such information is important if you want people to understand you. The title stated in the London Gazette is "Baron Mandelson, of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham". Even if you think this is long-winded, an encylopaedia should use the correct term not the popular term. Millstream3 (talk) 08:45, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for posting the explanation on the talk page - very interesting; and good to have a record. I hadn't realised that peerage titles were in and of themselves so inconsistent. I got "of Foy and Hartlepool" from the BBC News website, usually (but evidently not in this case) reliable. Millstream3 (talk) 15:01, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Leopold III of Belgium[edit]

Dear JRawle,

I read you are interested in the politics of UK. Leopold III is linked to the history of your country. I wrote many fiable informations about this topic. But I am a Walloon (Wallonia) and I don't write English very well. According some readers, the grammar of this page is "terrible". I ask you if it would be possible to help me a little in correcting some sentences.For me, it is also an opportunity to improve my English (if it is possible)?


José Fontaine (talk) 17:36, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Je vous remercie chaleureusement. I you would have a problem with a French text... José Fontaine (talk) 11:36, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

From ???[edit]

I do not have an account, i cannot edit, and yet obtained yoour message? -- (talk) 15:01, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Unitary authority page[edit]

Firstly, with regards to Berkshire and the metropolitan counties - the article was correct and gave the information that in these instances the metropolitan county (or non-metropolitan county in respect of Berkshire) remains in law. These counties are not just ceremonial counties therefore - they do still have their non-metropolitan/metropolitan county status, just without a county council.

Secondly, with regard to county council names being retained - I believed that all five did change their name, though it now appears that two (Durham and Northumberland) have decided to retain their old county council names. The article now reflects this.

Thirdly, the sentence "In the Greater London administrative area, the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London are also counted as unitary authorities for most purposes." should be kept - I don't see why that nugget of information shouldn't be included. If you think it's confusing (which as far as I can tell, it isn't) then move it to somewhere else in the article. David (talk) 14:09, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)[edit]

I've started a little infernal voting thing to get a clearer view of how people stand and if we've got consensus either way. Regards, Ironholds (talk) 04:14, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Kenyan murders[edit]

An anonymous contributor questions Peter Poole in the "See also" section of Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley. Would you care to express a view at Talk:Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley#Murders in Kenya?

Although I did not add this link, I do construe the link as legitimate. The anonymous critic has only proffered a question as implied justification for the link's removal. --Tenmei (talk) 17:10, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

RfD nomination of "Paddy" Brendan Eugene Finucane (Irish)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Stephen B. Streater[edit]

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Your recent move[edit]

Wholly uncontroversial and a far better name. I was just thinking how much easier it would be if a bot were to sweep through amending all the links. Or maybe that will happen anyway. - Kittybrewster 22:00, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead[edit]

Hmm. The problem, as I see it, is that the article on Cheshire does not cover his place of birth, because it deals entirely with the post-1974 ceremonial county. Bizarrely, in my view, there is no article on Cheshire (historic) (akin to, say, Monmouthshire (historic)) which could be linked to. There is no answer to this - it reflects the stubbornness of those editors who refuse to acknowledge the existence of an area called Cheshire on boundaries different to its current ones. In my view, your wording is wrong simply because he was not born in the area which WP defines (wrongly, in my view) as Cheshire - he was born in the area which WP defines as Merseyside, but which was part of Cheshire at the time of his birth. I preferred my wording which, though clunky, was accurate. Frankly, this whole issue is a mess. Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:27, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

London Gazette[edit]

FYI, there is a template for adding references to the London Gazette: {{London Gazette}}. As I see it, there are a few advantages to using it and no disadvantages. -Rrius (talk) 18:14, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Split of life peerages[edit]

I've responded regarding splitting the lists of life peers. (I've already effectively finished reversing the 13-article version.) -Rrius (talk) 01:39, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

David Arnold (disambiguation)[edit]


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Obviously this is complete nonsense, as anyone comparing the two pages can see. Replied to the owner of this nuisance bot directly. JRawle (Talk) 16:11, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Commonsimages cat[edit]

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User_talk:BrownHairedGirl#Problem_with_User:Lucy-marie. Kittybrewster 22:44, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Moved by Lucy-marie to User talk:BrownHairedGirl#Naming convention and peerages. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:04, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

St Pancras International - naming controversy[edit]

Hello, Since you took part in this before, you might like to know that there is a revived proposal under discussion at Talk:St Pancras railway station#Requested move. -- Alarics (talk) 19:58, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch[edit]

Hi. I shall be glad if you can join the discussion of the requested move of the article title of Murray MacLehose, of which you may be interested. --Clithering (talk) 14:05, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Nicholas Cunliffe-Lister, 3rd Earl of Swinton for deletion[edit]

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