User talk:Jonathan A Jones

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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Jonathan A Jones. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Note:Keep in mind that Squadron members officially state they are not inclusionists. ~~~~

Excuse me sir[edit]

Hi, yes. sorry.


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For twice going out of your way to take photographs to improve Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford (about a rival college, indeed!) a barnstar is humbly offered with my thanks. BencherliteTalk 16:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Please do not undo verification edits on Oxford University if you have no consensus of facts[edit]

You cannot just delete something if the sources are acedamic sources for the article. I am sending you a warning of of undoing PPR edits. If you continue to undo you will suspended.

The facts about Oxford University, Oxford, England:

1. First English speaking institution - StudyEnglishToday News by M. Boyanova 2007 "Oxford University is the 1st English speaking institution":[1]

2. Oldest: [2]

3. 1st English-speaking institution: [3]<[4]

4. Oxford University is an education institution[5][6] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2010-08-06T07:31:10

Wrt Charlie Burton and William M. Connelley[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Yopienso (talk) 06:32, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I have replied there. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 08:42, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Corpus tortoise[edit]

Just wondering why you seem to favour removing all references to tortoises and the tortoise fair - I'd say they're more prominent than the bees, albeit less 'historical'... Best91.85.208.0 (talk) 11:40, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

I have nothing against the tortoise, but it doesn't belong in that section. The article needs a "student life" section, where I would expect the tortoise fair to fit in nicely. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 13:59, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Fair enough, though I'm not especially well qualified to compose a section on student life. What do you reckon to a 'Festivities' section, covering the May Ball, Tortoise Fair, Burns Nicht, and Corpus Christi Day? (talk) 10:56, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

I have added a recent traditions section, and put your tortoise text (slightly improved and with a reference) there. Feel free to add other stuff if you can find reliable sources for it. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 16:33, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

"Verifiable links"[edit]

Sorry to disturb but this verifiable link works at all (to replace the original dead link), and a better link of the report was found and added. Thanks! Biomedicinal (contact)

Thanks; it was the link to file:///C:/Users/Doomsday/Downloads/1MPs_educational_backgrounds_2010_A.pdf which I was complaining about. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 16:04, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

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Vulture fund[edit]

Your recent edit added a "citation needed" tag to vulture fund's lead section. Are you going to argue that this doesn't qualify for WP:BLUE? Remember, you don't need to cite that the sky is blue... Best, Meatsgains (talk) 07:41, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

You do realise that there is actually a page Why is the sky blue? But I'm curious as to why you suddenly felt the need to add this term to an article which had somehow coped for years without it. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 08:00, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's why I put brackets around WP:BLUE, to direct you to the existing page. Your wikilink, Why is the sky blue?, is a disambiguation page which lists articles associated with the same title. Not sure what your intention was behind that.
It was added back because the adjective describes the subject much more accurately. To argue that the article "coped for years without [the term]" does not give justification for not including it on the page. Meatsgains (talk) 09:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Who added it back? Jonathan A Jones (talk) 09:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean? Sorry, I'm confused. Meatsgains (talk) 10:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Nice to see there is something we agree on. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)