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Greetings[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia, Lance! -- your favorite ex-Commie missing-in-action RF-84 person. - Emt147 Burninate! 03:30, 6 March 2007 (UTC) Welcome!

Hello, LanceBarber, 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 name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} after the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! 

There's an official wikipedia welcome..Thanks for your comment. Yeah, I feel the same way about physics.. especially if you go to grad school, there a are a lot of exciting things you can do in the field. Danski14 13:41, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Intro[edit]

This is my Usertalk area and expect your input to be friendly and helpful, as I will be to you. I will keep this page clean, any reverting, changes or edits on this page will constitute vandalism and will be reported formally to Wikipedia. One user with his perceived "seniority" level reverted my hour's worth of learning and testing here on MY page. My purpose is to provide Wikipedia, it's editors, and the internet public with my experiences, my expertise, and research; while learning and growing; and NOT to have my time wasted by vandals.

Feel free to add to my "Greetings" or other sections for new suggestions on improving my Wiki techniques. Add new sections on specific Wiki-articles, infoboxes or templates or for multi-discussion topics. Thank you.

  Please sign all your suggestions or conversations with your Username.
vn-3 This user talk page has been vandalized 3 times.

... zero tolerance. Admins will be notified immmediately.

... My article updates have been vandalized, 21 times, and been logged.


Helpful articles on using images, from 'bot' when PD is left out[edit]

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Welcome to the Military history WikiProject![edit]

Vandal reporting[edit]

Report vandals to [[WP:AIV] (that is short for administrators intervention against vandalism). Good luck! -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 22:58, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Compound vandalism on NORAD:Revision as of 19:35, 3 May 2007 (edit) (undo) 154.5.0.135 (Talk)

22:20, 3 May 2007 LanceBarber (Talk | contribs) (15,565 bytes) (Undid revision 128069917 by 66.189.155.104 (talk) vandalism) **I reverted the second, and edited out the original verbage, and reported this to Admin:User talk:Chrislk02 ...... LanceBarber 23:38, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

  • (diff) (hist) . . Titan (rocket family)‎; 04:44 . . (-40) . . LanceBarber (Talk | contribs) (Undid revision 128102022 by 208.117.46.130 (talk)-4th vandalism
  • diff) (hist) . . m Spacecraft‎; 15:24 . . (-44) . . Stephenb (Talk | contribs) (Reverted 2 edits by 70.90.97.198 identified as vandalism to last revision by Mystytopia. using TWINKLE)
  • (diff) (hist) . . m Project Apollo‎; 22:50 . . (-12) . . Skizzik (Talk | contribs) (Undid revision 128761499 by 24.118.188.135 (talk))
  • (cur) (last) 21:15, 7 May 2007 LanceBarber (Talk | contribs) (20,315 bytes) (Undid revision 129042204 by 68.80.103.157 (talk)removed 1st of 2 vandalims, logging IP)
  • (cur) (last) 21:12, 7 May 2007 LanceBarber (Talk | contribs) (20,352 bytes) (Undid revision 129042382 by 68.80.103.157 (talk) remove 2nd of 2 vandalims in reverse order)
  • (cur) (last) 20:35, 7 May 2007 68.80.103.157 (Talk) (20,385 bytes) (→Spacecraft subsystems)
  • (cur) (last) 20:34, 7 May 2007 68.80.103.157 (Talk) (20,352 bytes) (→Spacecraft subsystems)
  • (diff) (hist) . . Project Apollo‎; 04:14 . . (+133) . . 76.173.139.32 (Talk) (→Background)
  • (diff) (hist) . . North American Aerospace Defense Command‎; 00:49 . . (+24) . . 68.191.10.108 (Talk)
  • (diff) (hist) . . Project Apollo‎; 14:08 . . (+3) . . 65.37.50.161 (Talk) (→Spacecraft)
  • diff) (hist) . . March Air Reserve Base‎; 04:38 . . (-61) . . LanceBarber (Talk | contribs) (Undid revision 131462504 by 66.171.237.109 (talk)revert vandalism)
  • (diff) (hist) . . Apollo 11‎; 04:11 . . (-38,020) . . 24.86.90.163 (Talk) (←Replaced page with 'nbdrf h')
  • (cur) (last) 03:23, 19 June 2007 69.235.81.159 (Talk) (26,286 bytes)
  • (diff) (hist) . . Apollo program‎; 14:45 . . (+82) . . 216.83.123.175 (Talk) (→Background)
  • User talk:212.85.13.113 on Titan (rocket family) 2 vans —The preceding unsigned comment was added by LanceBarber (talkcontribs) 17:40, August 20, 2007 (UTC).
  • 69.159.178.147 multiplevandalism edit on a/c articles
  • cur) (last) 05:11, 13 September 2007 76.178.151.150 (Talk) (9,815 bytes) (undo) B-52 units


Input needed for the article on Boeing B-29 Superfortress Survivors[edit]

There is currently an problem with edits at Boeing B-29 Superfortress Survivors. A discussion has been started at Wiki Project Aircraft's talk page. Your input, as a contributor to either an old or new version of the article would be much appreciated on the projects talk page. Thanks! -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 16:13, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

You are welcome to enhance the sections if you feel information was lost. However, I do believe the table version is the most intutive to the casual reader. As I have stated, wikipedia is not supposed to be a repository of all information for niche groups. No list should have to have a "how to use the list" section as the top. I belive putting in table format fixes that issue and may make it of some interest to the casual reader. If you feel that information was lost though you are more than welcome to add it in! Thanks for your feedback. -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 12:49, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Great B-1 picture![edit]

Wow, that's a great image and it really improves the article. Nice stuff. Maury 03:04, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

  • thank you, one of rare times when one has a camera for the perfect lighting. LanceBarber 04:48, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

B-1 wingweb.co.uk page images[edit]

Hey, you removed this page B-1 Lancer page on wingweb.co.uk from B-1 Lancer saying there were "errors in 7 photos on this webpage". I'm just wondering what the errors with the images are. I'm not seeing anything obvious. Thanks. -Fnlayson 13:35, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

The pics were labeled as B-1B, incorrect, the photos were of the B-1A. I notified the webmaster of the incorrect captions. The photos were taken at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum of the A model. I work and volunteer at this Museum. I also added a "welcome" and note to the editor(IP address) who added the link. I will be more than happy to take a series of walk around photos of the A model and label them according for our B-1 Lancer article. I recently added the nose-shot. LanceBarber 13:50, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks! That was simpler than I expected. ;) I think the last B-1A originally had a B-1B type blunt tail randome, but they switched it with an A style pointed one after it was sent to a museum. If you can take some detailed pictures to add to what's in the B-1 article, that'd be great. I'm not sure what to add though. Take it easy. -Fnlayson 15:19, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Jeff, The UK site fixed the captions, and I have added the link back into the B-1 article, with some extra cleanup. Have a great 4th! LanceBarber 17:11, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I was interested to see the Denver pix were actually of a B-1A, I didn't realize that when I took them, and I will revise my own website accordingly. I might point out that the UK website lifted those pictures (and its article) from my Air Vectors website, which is OK, but then credited them as their own, which is not. BTW, if you check my photo pages on www.vectorsite.net I got some really good pix of a B-1B at the Cheyenne ANG airshow in 2006. MrG 4.225.213.110 16:02, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Boeing E-767[edit]

Lance, regarding the cat change on the Boeing E-767, I sincerely dout that was vandalism. At mt request, User:Yasobara translated the Japanese E-767 page for us, providing most of the content currently in the this article. Most likely, he just got mixed up between the E-767 and 737 AEW&C, which is the Wedgetail. - BillCJ 07:11, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Good point. Thank you for the explaination. It looked strange at first, as I was cleaning up all the boeing cat. nomenclatures. Thanks. LanceBarber 07:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator selection[edit]

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copyvio[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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Re: SineBot[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you posted a problem on SineBot's talk page instead of mine. With regard to your problem, according to Wikipedia:Signatures, all posts to user talk pages, article talk pages, and other discussion pages should be signed. However, if you would rather the bot not sign posts to your talk page (or simply not sign your posts all together), you can opt out of signing by following the directions on the bot's user page. If you have any further problems, please feel free to contact me using my talk page. Cheers. =) --slakr 03:23, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Colorado template[edit]

Thank you so much for your kind words, Lance! I didn't create the template, but all the same ;) Please feel free to do whatever you feel should be done to the template that would improve it! — Webdinger BLAH | SZ 03:06, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

The Orignal Barnstar[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Presented to LanceBarber (talk · contribs) for an impressive body of contributions to aerospace-related articles on Wikipedia, and for your generous willingness to lend us your expertise in these areas, I award you this Original Barnstar. You, sir, are long overdue. ➪HiDrNick! 03:52, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Asams10 and B-52B section[edit]

That being said (I reviewed your contributions before looking at your question), I am surprised to say that I have to agree with Asams10 (talk · contribs) on this one, and here's why: I'm really a big fan of "less is more" when it comes to pictures. Unless a section is really pretty long, it can't hold more than two pictures without breaking up the paragraphs and making everything hard to read, particularly on bigger screens. In the cold war section on that article, there are already two pictures. The map of the flight path is really interesting and adds a bit to the section; I wouldn't want to replace that. I do see your point that the side-by-side comparison is helpful, but maybe it should be made in the section about the different models of the airplane, rather than in the section on the Cold War.

I want to be clear that I don't advocate Asams10's editing style. He is an edit warrior for sure; I, however, and you and most other editors prefer to take editing disputes to the talk page, and I hope you'll keep doing that and not get into a revert war. You were also right to seek a third opinion, which usually helps to put these things into perspective. I'm hardly the arbiter of what's best for the article here, and you might want to put a note in the article's talk page about the photo and see if you and some other editors can work it in somewhere. It's a nice picture for sure, and a nice piece for your museum. I used to work at the Omniplex Science Museum in Oklahoma City, which has a large air and space museum, so I know where you're coming from.

Anyway, I hope this helps. I'll look at the article some more and see if I can't find a better place for the picture. I'm not really too familiar with the material though, so I don't want to go mucking up the article. Cheers, ➪HiDrNick! 04:03, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

re: JL-Bot[edit]

Responded on bot's talk page. -- JLaTondre 04:04, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: User talk:67.84.116.10[edit]

From User talk:Gurch:

User talk:67.84.116.10 has vandalized Apollo 11 3 times is sequence, please block indefinitely. Thank you. LanceBarber 20:14, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Four things wrong with your request. Gurch is not an administrator, so cannot block users. Gurch has not edited for over two months. We don't block IP addresses indefinitely. We don't block users for vandalism without warning them first. – 86.140.177.115 11:37, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the barn star! My contributions pale in comparison to yours, though! nf utvol 16:01, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

ACM, replying to your message on my talk page[edit]

My goodness, what did you do? I redirected ACM to Association for Computing Machinery and fixed the improper "for other uses" banner at that top of that article because I thought that your intention was to have ACM redirected to Association for Computing Machinery. What you actually did, in putting "for other uses" banners at the tops of all those articles, has no precedent in guidelines and is not useful in the slightest. The purpose of "redirects here" and "other uses" banners is to assist in disambiguation, but since no user will ever arrive at any of those other articles by searching on "ACM", all those banners you put up are specious. I hope you won't leave it to me to go and revert them. This issue is wholly independent of whether or not "ACM" should redirect to "Association for Computing Machinery", a debate I have no strong feelings for one way or another, although I do believe that the Association for Computing Machinery was probably the first and best known ACM and the one with the most members, giving it at least some priority for the acronym. Robert K S 21:07, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Okay, but you seem to be missing the point. Whether or not ACM redirects to ACM (disambiguation)--and I don't have a problem with that--all of the other ACM-like articles should not say "For other uses, see ACM (disambiguation)." Do you understand why? Robert K S 08:31, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
No template should be used. This is a case of the improper user of hatnotes. Robert K S 09:03, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
I understand the need for wanting to be link-rich and giving users the privilege of exploring the encyclopedia and learning. But, unfortunately, doing so in arbitrary ways (such as with hatnotes) becomes unweildy and unmaintainable. Best just to write good articles with lots of wikilinks, and reserve hatnoting to its important function of disambiguation. Thanks for understanding and cheers, Robert K S 10:05, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

B-52[edit]

  1. As per a suggestion in the articles peer review I removed the section headers and replaced them with ; B-52H : <span id="B-52H"></span>The...... not to fix the TOC, but because it is fast becoming the standard for aircraft articles. This linking will still work on the other articles. Try it out -->B-52 Stratofortress#B-52H. If you have any specific examples of where this no longer works I'd be glad to check them over.
  2. I have no personal experience in classic aircraft, but that is not a requirement for editing, in fact Wikipedia:No original research frown on this sort of thing.
  3. "I think I have something to contribute to Wiki but you revesrting my work makes me suspicious of your intent." Two things to take a look at, Wikipedia:Ownership of articles:"If you don't want your material to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it." and Wikipedia:Assume good faith:"Unless there is strong evidence to the contrary, assume that people who work on the project are trying to help it, not hurt it." And, yes, I understand that this applies to me as well.
  4. As a Wikipedia Administrator I have to be familiar with these policies and guidelines and have to operate within them. Lets try to work together here. My next intention for the B-52 article is to expand the lead section as per this guide and overall improve the article to these standards.
- Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 02:23, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

List of F-100 Units of USAF[edit]

Thanks for the Military Barnstar - it was surprising to see it, but I thank you. Yes, my username is from the satellite system I used to work on. I've added a bunch of units to the F-100s, not squadrons though (will get on that later - apparently the USAF likes their personnel to work *most* of the day... ;-) Projects I'd like to start relatively soon:

  • List of F-105 Users (too late - started and filled in ANG/AFRES users)
  • List of USAF A-7 users
  • List of USAF F-15 users
  • List of USAF F-4 users

I've also got some pictures of the F-100 Thunderbird the USAF museum has on display. I'll upload them to Commons and add them to the "Photo Gallery" on the F-100 user page. TDRSS 16:08, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:BellH13PuebloMuseum.jpg[edit]

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Added PD-self. fixed. LanceBarber 09:30, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Featured article review[edit]

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Related content header?[edit]

What's your basis for saying that "consistancy has been established long ago for Related content", relative to such headers on place articles? Erie, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island are all FAs, with eleven navboxes at their bottoms but no such header; Erie and Cleveland both have county templates, and Providence would have one if the state weren't small enough that it didn't need them. Moreover, Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/Guideline says nothing about such headers, and the external links header is specifically given as the final header in the outline. Nyttend (talk) 21:25, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! The big thing, in my mind, is that the AFB is a place, not an airplane, and I don't see anything on the page to which you link (or the main page of the WProject) saying that it covers air force bases. The reason that we have the second and third boxes on that page, as you likely noticed, is that it's a census-designated place and therefore obviously covered by the guidelines that I mentioned above. Please pardon if I came across as angry or something; I didn't mean to. I'm going to be gone for some days without Internet access, so if you'd like to see a third party in the discussion, you'll have to ask for it, and definitely don't expect me to be able to say anything at all :-) As you said to me: have a happy Thanksgiving! Nyttend (talk) 22:47, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Not seeing the other side of this, don't know what the answer to Nyttend was, but will check his page. My problem may be slightly different - are you thinking that the navigational templates (such as the one in PAFB) need a different header or an additional one? This may need to be discussed or maybe just change them and see what happens. They are nearly all in the same boat. Every...single...navigational template. Student7 (talk) 01:11, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, I see your point. I have noticed some nav boxes being placed higher in the article under the "appropriate" subsection. As you probably have seen, most editors have automatically placed them at the bottom of the article to avoid detracting from the article. Probably ought to be discussed at a higher Wikipedia forum. There are thousands of nav boxes in (perhaps) tens of thousands of articles! (Something to keep a bot busy for several happy nanoseconds!  :) Except I'm not sure a bot could do it! Student7 (talk) 02:53, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
How about here - Wikipedia talk:Navigational templates for a Wikipedia-wide discussion? Just a thought.Student7 (talk) 03:10, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


F-86 white space eliminated[edit]

Copyedit from my page:"Bill, Why did u revert my tweak of the pics to eliminate the white space?? YOU like all the white space?? I tried 4 or 5 different combos with left/center/right and different px sizes. My fix was the simpliest and most logical. Lance.... LanceBarber (talk) 19:44, 9 December 2007 (UTC)" Hi Lance, thanks for writing, I fuly agree with the changes you put in but they don't work on some monitors and browsers, specifically the Mozilla Firefox. My edit is a bit cruder but it allowed the large operators list to be rewritten into two columns but that meant that the "operators map" had to be relocated. Your change actually "balloons" the image on Firefox to a huge picture. FWIW Bzuk (talk) 19:49, 9 December 2007 (UTC).

I'm with Bill. My PC's outdated-but-servicable browser is Firefox precursor Mozilla v.1.7.1 and my chosen screen size is 1024x768. That map's position and its 600px size bumped into and split up the list of specs on my screen. The Dec. 9 20:04 version works nicely for me.
Decreasing white space is a noble concept but is nearly impossible to achieve when the readers are using a wide assortment of operating systems, screen sizes and browser applications. The best one can do is shoot for the median... which is what, exactly? Current internet screen resolutions: 1024x768 54%, 1280 and up 26%, 800x600 14%. Current internet browsers: Firefox 36%, IE6 35%, IE7 21%. Current internet operating systems: WinXP 74%, Win2xxx 6.8% and falling, Vista 5% and climbing, Mac 4%, Linux 3.3%. All of these numbers depend on whose data is being examined. I got this lot from www.w3schools.com who compile and publish their access logs. At any rate, it appears that one can't really win the white space fight as there's no settled viewing standard. Binksternet (talk) 20:39, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm afraid that it's a case of everyone is right. The advantage of incorporating columns to condense "white" space probably is not possible whenever there are "overlapping" images that are crowding the same spaces. At the same time, one positive is that I have had a more in-depth look at the F-86 article and it certainly does require some revisions for {WP:Weight} as well as a rewrite for readability. FWIW, columns are possible in many instances and have been adopted for over a year in aviation articles, most notably in citation records as the {reflist|2} format. Bzuk (talk) 20:47, 9 December 2007 (UTC).
Bink, I also use the 1024x768 but with Explorer 7, not sure why we don't see the same thing. Maybe Firefox is differential. I left another message for Bill under his talk, with an idea for a joint project to expand the operators section with more data, with a single column list and pic along the right side. THis should be okay with all browsers. I hope... Thanks, Lance.... LanceBarber (talk) 20:45, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I concur that the single column can still be a good solution. I see it as an opportunity to display right-hand side images. Binksternet (talk) 20:53, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

MIMIC at AFMC[edit]

Hi again. I guess you missed my question. Would appreciate a clarification. Thanks. CeeGee (talk) 21:04, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to you, LanceBarber. Happy wikiediting. CeeGee (talk) 08:18, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Image source problem with Image:F104C914usafMus.jpg[edit]

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FixedLanceBarber (talk) 18:16, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Gratitude[edit]

Dear Lance,

Thank you so much for the Barnstar. This is the first award I've received that did not involve being shot at! --Buaidh (talk) 20:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter — Issue XXII (December 2007)[edit]

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Line spacing[edit]

Hi there lance, I have removed the line spacing that you added to the individual Invincible class carriers. This is because it goes against the WP:MOS to do so. If you need a line break, use <br>. Any questions can be left on my talk page. Warm regards. Woody (talk) 13:16, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Reeve Aleutian[edit]

I've copied your comments to the talk page, and made a start on what was suggested. All of the place names have links somewhere in the article. Is a redlink to Boreas Corporation needed? Mjroots (talk) 09:08, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Redlinks aren't necessarily a bad thing, look what happened to Alaska Coastal Airlines! I'll add a redlink, but I'm not writing the article! At least there is a start point. Mjroots (talk) 18:19, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
PS - Thanks for barnstar! Mjroots (talk) 18:24, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Al Hussein missile article[edit]

Hi, I rewrote and formated most of the Al Hussein article. Some months ago, you labeled the talk page with a "rewrite needed" tag. Could you please reasses the page?. Thank you. DagosNavy 11:12, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Job well done. Upgraded to B-class.LanceBarber (talk) 18:07, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
THANKS A LOT, Lance!!!. I have no words for the Barnstar...here in Argentina is summer right now, so I will get a pint of chilled dark beer ;)...Thank you again!DagosNavy 00:00, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Estes Park, St. Mary's and Hidden Valley[edit]

Hi, Lance. I see that you have added a link to the description of the long-dead Hidden Valley ski area to the St. Mary's, Colorado page, and a link there from Estes Park, Colorado entitled "Hidden Valley". While I know that these were all well-meant edits, they are incorrect. I'm quite familiar with all of these areas; in fact, my wife and both of her sisters were ski instructors at Hidden Valley in the late 70s and early 80s. Hidden Valley is nowhere near St. Mary's - it's on Trail Ridge Road near Estes Park. The defunct ski area at St. Mary's was called St. Mary's Glacier. It's also featured on the website that has the writeup on Hidden Valley, but they are very different places. Happy Editing! Merenta (talk) 15:39, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Balham station[edit]

Since when have we needed permission from the local protection racket to make edits? --Mr Thant (talk) 20:06, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Since when do people get to choose to ignore proper merge procedures? Nick Cooper (talk) 09:31, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Balham sta[edit]

I didn't notice your request to Slambo. Anyway, i have done a separate request at WP:RFP. Simply south (talk) 03:34, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately this was actioned after User:Mr Thant remerged the pages, effectively "hiding" the relevent discussions on Talk:Balham tube station and Talk:Balham railway station. This is all becoming a bit of a joke. Nick Cooper (talk) 09:37, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I have reverted the original pages and added merge tags. The protection expires on Wednesday. Simply south (talk) 10:45, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

I was out of town for the weekend so I didn't see the request until just now (Monday morning). I see that the proposed destination page is currently protected, so it appears that the immediate problem is being handled. I'm reviewing the discussions that have occurred so far. Slambo (Speak) 11:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Balham again[edit]

OK, so now we've got a complete mess, with photos of the tube station on the Balham railway station article, and vice-versa. This is utterly ridiculous, and adds fuel to the idea of having a single article to put both in context. --RFBailey (talk) 07:00, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Shuttle missions[edit]

Hi Lance! I noticed that you have changed several articles and re-written the official name of missions from their mission name, to "STS-xxx Shuttle-ISS mission". While I can understand why you may have added this, please note that per the manual of style, the bold item in the opening sentence is the name of the article (which in the case of mission articles, would be the official NASA name of the mission). There is a standard used for Wikipedia articles on shuttle missions, under the WikiProject spaceflight, and the official name of any shuttle mission is simply its designation, the term "Shuttle-ISS mission" is not used by anyone, (as you can see if you'll check any of the references - missions are never referred to in this manner by sources). Per the project: "Space Missions should begin with the bolded name of the mission, followed by a simple description of the mission."

Also so you're familiar with it, in every mission article, the project standardizes the opening sentence to clearly state if the mission is an ISS mission or not, so the very first sentence will say "is a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station", which, for a reader unfamiliar with the subject, is more helpful than to immediately use the acronym "ISS", which not every reader will understand. Please, please do not take this as criticism, as you've made many excellent and helpful additions to a huge variety of pages, but the lead sentence for shuttle missions is something that was decided on by a number of project members, and standardization is used for mission articles. I have corrected most of them, but if you notice any I may have missed and would fix them, that would be great! Thank you so much, ArielGold 18:49, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi Lance! Thanks so much for your reply. Yes, I too noticed that some of the older articles (that haven't been reviewed by project folks) were done rather haphazardly, without the proper leads. I also understand the reasons that an aircraft's name is bolded along with its "common name", so I had no doubts that you were working towards standardization. However, a few things are different when it comes to shuttle missions, first, NASA does not call them "STS-XXX Shuttle-ISS Mission", they call them by their official designation, (simply the STS-###) as does Wikipedia when naming the articles. Second, especially with the ISS missions, the information is given immediately in the opening sentence ("was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station"), which lets the reader know right away what the mission's purpose/objective was, so to say "shuttle mission" in bold, and then repeating the same information in the sentence, is not really necessary. Understandably, the Mir missions were done differently, and actually this was because there used to be a template used that standardized the opening of all shuttle missions, but it was deleted in TFD many months ago, so the administrator who updated the files linking to that template, not being part of the WikiProject, did not know that the template provided a measure of standardization, and simply filled in what they thought was appropriate. For many of these, When going through them all, I went ahead and added to the lead sentence the main objective of the mission, to make it clear in the lead what the purpose was, which improves them for a general reader. I really personally appreciate all the time you went to, especially with the talk page work! I have done that as I've come across them, but did not ever take the time to work through each mission one by one, and your work there was simply excellent! Keep up the excellent flight article work! ArielGold 20:39, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Florida Historical Society[edit]

Greetings. Why are the following external links at Florida Historical Society? Thanks. FieldMarine (talk) 05:34, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt response...Nice overall work on aviation history. FieldMarine (talk) 05:52, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

{{Invite User University of Florida}}Jccort(talk) 17:25, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Douglas A-26 survivors[edit]

Thanks, LanceBarber. I need to download more help files, replying to you is about as hostile a process as I could imagine. I've already had encouragement and offers of help from MilborneOne. Last night I made a big mess of all the refs, but luckily did a preview and trial and error put it back to a reasonable state. I'm on pay-per-minute dialup, and no income, so unwilling to spend much time online. PeterWD (talk) 00:42, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:List_of_surviving_A-26_Invader_airframes"

Talk text above was posted in error to A-26 survivors talk page, so moved it here. PeterWD (talk) 19:18, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


A-26 survivors page. I have used the form from Citation Templates for cite book rather than cite journal, just tried id= and other variations but none of them cause the ISBN number to display on the final page. PeterWD (talk) 21:02, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for renaming A-26 Survivors, and notes about citations, that I'll revisit soon (I tend to splash and dash with this dialup connection). Meanwhile, perhaps somebody

should look at the Citation Templates page, that says |isbn=123456 is a valid format. PeterWD (talk) 19:00, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

I've got big problems with re-doing specifications in the On Mark Marksman page. Existing specifications and citations templates used are different to those in A-26 Invader and the Specifications template page, and mixing templates doesn't work. I'll try to use one form of each, but which are the preferred ? PeterWD (talk) 11:00, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Do not know which is preferred. See your Talk page under "Spec" subsection for details. Lance...LanceBarber (talk) 05:18, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

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"Wings" museum challenge[edit]

The Wings over the Rockies Museum article is under challenge by another editor for copyright violation. Hopefully, you can help resolve the issue. DonFB (talk) 16:20, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

IF you own that website, just as a formality, can you confirm by creating a page or somehow adding text that shows us you are the creator and owner of the page? Not that I dont trust you, just for formality purposes. IF you can, can you give me the link? Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 04:02, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
an you also mail the link to permissions-en@wikimedia.org with your statement that you are releasing the content for use? Please make it out to my attention if possible. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 04:06, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
You dont even need to edit the page, just send the email to the address above from the email address listed as pagemaster on the page cited. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 04:25, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Aol web page updated and email sent to above address. LanceBarber (talk) 05:06, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Ill update the page now.Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 05:09, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Page has been updated. Thanks again! IF there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 05:14, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Lowry Air Force Base[edit]

Thank you for your kind comments - I try :) Bwmoll3 (talk) 17:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

File:MHcabin.jpg[edit]

Hi~! I call to your attention with regards to this image, which is deemed as a posed shot for a Malaysia Airlines commercial ad more than that of a self-work. Question is, how am I going to put that into the image page and mark it for speedy deletion. Thanks and cheers. --User talk:Dave1185

Manitou Cliff Dwellings article[edit]

I notice that you created the article Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum. However, I notice that there is another article, Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Shouldn't the two be merged, and a redirect page set up? Thanks. Plazak (talk) 14:29, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Yep, should be merged. Comments MCD Talk page.LanceBarber (talk) 19:09, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Also, good work on questioning "notable" people. I've been doing a bit of that myself. I suspect that there is a lot of abuse of these lists, either for self-promotion, or people listing their friends or cats. Plazak (talk) 21:27, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Colorado[edit]

A meeting sounds good to me. Probably the best thing to do would be to just set a time and place, and see who can show up. Plazak (talk) 13:26, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Gracias[edit]

Thank you for that barnstar and service badge! You have a very impressive "editing résumé" yourself. Take care. -- Luke4545 (talk) 21:04, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

The Technology Barnstar[edit]

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Renaming of 13th Space Warning Squadron[edit]

I've had a bunch of pages changed by *someone* to match Wikipedia naming standards - apparently like-minded countries use similiar unit titles. While the 13 SWS probably doesn't qualify under that, I was trying to make things standardized... since my day job in the AF involves standardization, its a hard habit to break! TDRSS (talk) 16:10, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

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Ground track images[edit]

Hey Lance! Could you please go put the source information on the pages for the three images you uploaded? They need to have the URL of the NASA page you got them from to show that they are indeed, NASA images, so they are not deleted.

Thanks! ArielGold 15:32, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Hee hee, no biggie, I just didn't want them tagged! ArielGold 15:42, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Landing background section[edit]

Hey Lance, I'm going to be working on getting that article to good article status, and perhaps even featured status, and since all of the information in that list you added is already given in the infobox with refs, I'm going to go ahead and remove that, since it isn't prose, and articles that have redundant info like that sometimes get picked at when reviewed, so I'm just anticipating what might come up with the review. It is nothing personal, I hope you know, but I think there may already be issues due to the other types of lists that are in the article, and they may need to be put into prose (like the mission background stats, etc.). Hope you understand! ArielGold 16:26, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

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Nelson Aircraft[edit]

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Badges[edit]

I actually think I am due at least 3 Purple Hearts for the war wounds I have received.... Davegnz (talk) 14:14, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Construction numbers[edit]

What do youhave regarding c/n on hawker Hurricanes as well as DH Mosquitos Davegnz (talk) 14:14, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Check your email for 2 documents, cheers. LanceBarber (talk) 08:00, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Combat Award[edit]

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File:SchweizerSGS1-24WingsMuseum.JPG[edit]

Hey that is great that you got a photo of Brigadoon for the Schweizer SGS 1-24 article!! Thanks for doing that, it greatly improves the article! - Ahunt (talk) 11:25, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Aircraft museums[edit]

Hi, targeted you 'cos you're the Wikiproject Aviation guy with a declared interest in aircraft museums - not a popular interest?. Today I planned to start from scratch an article for the TAM museum, using recent experience on Havana and Rio museums. Found an article on TAM museum on Portuguese Wikipedia, grabbed a copy of source, translated via Google, then pasted into my sandbox. A few basic tweaks, bit more aircraft data, and it's approaching a reasonable state. I'd appreciate your comments on the method I've used, and any advice, general or specific.PeterWD (talk) 13:58, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for response. The wide pic was the result of searching Commons, and I just slapped it in at the top temporarily. I plan to use a museum infobox - shouldn't that be a 'standard' practice? The dodgy text is almost unchanged from the crude translation, aircraft data was priority, and I'll be re-writing it all, especially the restaurant work mention. PeterWD (talk) 08:35, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Update - knocked it into shape, unsure of citing Portuguese Wikipedia, other Portuguese external links, also co-ordinates, but hopefully other editors will deal with that stuff? (No-one has yet edited anything on the Havana article I did on 11 October).PeterWD (talk) 15:44, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your tweaks and advice. As a 'green' Wikipedian, I didn't realise until yesterday that any foreign language articles identified as equivalent are listed below the toolbox in the left column. Thanks also for tweaking the Havana article. (Sits back, awaiting other editors' actions).PeterWD (talk) 18:37, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Defenseimagery.mil[edit]

Hi, I am not sure, if you are the right person or if this is the right place to discuss this, but I hope so. If not, please advise. Well, for months now it is virtually impossible for me to reach the http://www.defenseimagery.mil/ website, full of (mostly) older US Forces photos, good for many an article. I know of other wikipediea/media users having the same problems. Can anybody offer any help? Cheers --(talk) 15:55, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Merry Xmas[edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bzuk (talk) 01:21, 25 December 2009 (UTC).

Service awards proposal[edit]

Master Editor Hello, LanceBarber! I noticed you display a service award, and would like to invite you to join the discussion over a proposed revamping of the awards.

If you have any opinions on the proposal, please participate in the discussion. Thanks! — the Man in Question (in question) 20:35, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Air Division Emblems[edit]

I'll be creating the TAC gallery on commons shortly. I believe the TAC gallery on the page consisted of one emblem anyway. Revert or do whatever you believe is correct as I was led to believe that, generally, galleries are discouraged on Wikipedia. Take care :) Bwmoll3 (talk) 20:34, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Just wanted to leave a note of thanks for the Barnstar you gave me about a week ago. It's good to be noticed. :) Kyteto (talk) 18:05, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Dodge Challenger SRT8-Video Games[edit]

The 2008 Challenger SRT8 appears also in Forza Motorsport 3, along with the concept version!!!SRT8SRT8 (talk) 20:35, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

File source problem with File:MercuryBPparachuteTest.jpg[edit]

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Soyuz articles[edit]

Hello, there's a discussion regarding article naming (here) of Soyuz / Salyut articles, and we are having difficulty reaching a consensus.. maybe you could help out; thanks. Mlm42 (talk) 20:58, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Comments please![edit]

Check out the Talk:Allison_J35 page. Something odd, or very interesting, is going on... Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:58, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for getting to this one Lance! Maury Markowitz (talk) 11:55, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Colorado[edit]

The year 2011 has brought many changes to the State of Colorado. Several users have asked us to reactivate WikiProject Colorado. We have a new Governor and other state officers, two new U.S. Representatives, many new state legislators, and a new Mayor of Denver. Many articles about Colorado need to be updated and many Colorado places, people, and organizations need new articles. Portal:Colorado needs some new featured articles.

Can you help us? Please see our list of some requested articles. If you would like to remain an active member of WikiProject Colorado, please leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh. If you cannot help right now, you can go to inactive status and then reactivate your status later. Thanks for any help you can provide. Yours aye,  Buaidh  17:16, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

17th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron[edit]

Hi. I have a lot more information on that squadron which I was about to add. Don't want to overwrite what you just included. Bwmoll3 (talk) 16:25, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

All finished. I included what you just added as well Take care ... Bwmoll3 (talk) 16:44, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
No problem. have been working on ADC stuff for about 2 months now. Just happened to be working on these types of units this morning. Also updated the list you created as well List of United States Air Force defense systems evaluation squadrons. Take care... Bwmoll3 (talk) 16:58, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Yup. Noticed you have an interest in NORAD. Did some work on that page the other day, and have tied in the history to how the Air Defense Command eventually became today's NORAD, writing pages about the various units and organizations of ADTAC as well. Also wrote up a few things about the Joint Surveillance System and the old ADC radar stations of the Cold War. Enjoy... Bwmoll3 (talk) 17:43, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Air Forces Northern National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate[edit]

I like it :) Edited the emblem to give it a transparent background.. looks good otherwise.. BrentBwmoll3 (talk) 12:11, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Very Welcome. I just ran the emblem though photoshop and took out the background, made it transparent. good show :) Bwmoll3 (talk) 16:28, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Re merger rocketry/spaceflight[edit]

Was a little puzzled by your invite to join the discussion about merging rocketry and spaceflight projects. The discussion was closed 10 days ago on the spaceflight discussion page. Is there something else going on in another location I overlooked?

Regards Peter S Strempel | Talk 07:59, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm reverting your talk page additions because the discussion was closed... no need to reinvent the wheel. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:18, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

AfD closure comments[edit]

Regarding your closure at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Grand Lodge of Iowa building... I agree with the closure and the keep determination... but would you be willing to amend your closure comments to note that the consensus to Keep was based on the move to Iowa Masonic Library and Museum‎. Thanks. Blueboar (talk) 13:30, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I agree, I will ammend.LanceBarber (talk) 16:21, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Obviously, this is now a moot point. But thanks. Blueboar (talk) 01:30, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for all your work on Wikipedia, and thank you very much for the barnstar. For each article we do, we seem to get ten more requests, but I think we are making progress. Keep up the good work! Your aye,  Buaidh  00:41, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Ideal Gas Law and Max Q[edit]

I don't see a connection between the ideal gas law and the Max Q articles that would warrant See Also links between the two. Could you explain that to me? Khakiandmauve (talk) 16:52, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

I think the more natural place to link to is dynamic pressure, rather than Max Q, but I'm not sure that's a good fit, either. Note that the dynamic pressure article already includes a link in the text back to the ideal gas law article.Khakiandmauve (talk) 13:02, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Colorado Wiknic[edit]

All Wikipedians are cordially invited to the Colorado celebration of the 2011 Great American Wiknic on June 25. We will meet Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 at the D Note, 7519 Grandview Avenue in Arvada. Please e-mail Jacques Delaguerre at Special:EmailUser/Jaxdelaguerre if you plan to attend. Be there or be square! –  Buaidh  18:32, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Colorado[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Colorado, to which you are a member, may be inactive or semi-active and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there haven't been much active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. I have begun a discussion on the projects talk page to see how the members of the project feel about this suggestion. Another user has added the project to the WPUS template and I added it to the list of supported projects in the WPUS main project page but before I take any further action I wanted to contact each of the active members for their input. --Kumioko (talk) 23:18, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011[edit]

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Denver Mountain Parks[edit]

Hello, Lance... Buaidh referred me to you in hopes you can guide me a bit on some editing. (He referred me to JoeSperrazza too, and I left this message there, but haven't heard back yet.) As I told Buaidh, I've been attempting to do some cleanup on pages (e.g., Dedisse Park and Bergen Park) and discovered Denver was credited with Elk Meadow Park, so fixed that. That latter page needs work! They all do-- but Elk Meadow was so different I almost didn't know how to start! Is there a good pattern/model/template that should be followed for pages like these? (Parks, communities?)

I'm trying to get back in to editing, but am not up on the gadgets. Or the lingo. I joined WP:Colorado, and would like to focus on content for parks and history, but may need some backup or cleanup until I get up to speed. Buaidh says you need a page on Jefferson County Open Space, and maybe I can get to that sometime. If you could take a look at the Elk Meadow piece and jump in or give me suggestions, it'd be appreciated.

Also, is anyone else working on Jeffco history-- could that be a subproject or task force? Just a thought. I also suggested (on WP:COLO somewhere) a page listing CCC projects in Colorado...

Thanks! --Araucana (talk) 16:55, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Main response is on your talk page. No major projects at this time that I know of. There are about 5-6 of us that are active on WP Colo, and we have met this past spring for beer and pizza at a local establishment up in Arvada. Thank you for joining us. Cheers, Lance....LanceBarber (talk) 17:24, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Oops, missed this note, so added another question for you on my talk page. Here's yet another: How to handle Bergen Park (park) vs. Bergen Park (community). Would seem there's not enough material--at least accessible to me--to warrant 2 pages, and I wonder if it's okay to roll them together and accommodate both. Using subheads could organize info for clarity, I would think; main content would be park, with brief description of community named after park. As the existing page is pretty empty and you suggested I work on it, maybe I'll take a stab at it when I can, and let you weigh in. Sound okay? --Araucana (talk) 17:42, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I implemented the list/table we were discussing, as it seemed you didn't have any major problems with it. This a.m., I fixed some links that went to the wrong parks, and noted that two of them (Bell Park and Little Park) had redirects. Should those be removed, given that there isn't just one park, or should it wait until there are pages for the duplicates)? If so, I'm not sure how to do that. Also, I've made a start (offline) at material for a JCOS page, fyi. --Araucana (talk) 18:48, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

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Updated LINK and access date.LanceBarber (talk) 06:24, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

MILHIST Military Aviation Questionaire[edit]

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Naval categories[edit]

Just FYI, I moved your objections to the naval categories to Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Speedy where the categories were nominated. That way, people evaluating those nomination can see your objections.--Mike Selinker (talk) 19:25, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the History Barnstar and the review. It turned out that Eleazer Oswald was a notable journalist as well as an artillerist. (BTW: The printed books were the primary sources while the on-line material was used to fill in family and legal history.) It's fun to sometimes discover that the soldiers were more than one-dimensional. In a recent article about Edward Mathew (British general), it turned out there was a Jane Austen connection. Who knew? Djmaschek (talk) 03:01, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

McCarran International Airport[edit]

The museum category is correctly placed on the redirect for the museum. The airport is not a museum, it just contains one. The same goes for it being a casino, it is not one but has one on premises. Also the Nevada template is not called for since it is not listed in the template and it does not help with navigation to related articles. Vegaswikian (talk) 08:04, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the edit to Yule marble[edit]

Thanks for the restructure to the Yule marble. The opening had become to lengthy and beyond the description of what Yule marble is. The background section is a good addition. I have worked on the article so much that I have lost objectivity for the broad scope when I started. So a fresh pair of eyes is always good to have. OneHistoryGuy (talk) 23:08, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Good morning. You believe that each building in the list of Yule marble structures requires a reference. Is this correct? I ask for I do not believe such referencing is needed because each structure is referenced in the published books "City of Stone" and or "Marble" which are cited at the beginning of the article. Being in a published source, they met the definition of verifiable and are not original research. OneHistoryGuy (talk) 07:51, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
At first yes, but then I found the ref at the beginning of the section noted all the buildings which was perfect. Any additions to the table can be individual ref'd. Thank you for hard work. Cheers, Lance...LanceBarber (talk) 18:46, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

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Charles Mynn Thruston[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up. I moved the Charles Mynn Thruston disambiguation page to Thruston. It seemed like the best way to keep the two persons named Charles Mynn and also incorporate other persons named Thruston. I hope this action was OK with you. Let me know if not. Djmaschek (talk) 03:28, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

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VC10[edit]

Hi there,

I removed some- but not all- of your disambiguation hatnotes (dab lines at start of articles) like this one.

The dab lines are only required if it's likely that a person *may* have arrived expecting a different subject. "VC10" redirects to "Vickers VC10", so there's a "redirect" notice there (because someone typing VC10 may have been after something else). For similar reasons, the VC-10 aircraft squadron article also has a hatnote linking to the dab page (again, someone may have typed "VC-10" looking for another use).

But they're not required for (e.g.) Commodore Max Machine because it's unlikely that anyone could have arrived there accidentally for that reason. Ditto even the Korg VC-10.

Hope this helps,

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Terribly short notice: Boulder WLM on 15 September[edit]

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Contributory copyright infringement on The Astronauts (band)[edit]

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  • Thanks for the update, and the c/r link. No problem. Lance .... LanceBarber (talk)

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Help with Chuck Yeager article[edit]

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vintage Aero[edit]

if those guys are moving someone needs to update the social media. its very impolite to have people make plans and spend big travel money. only to find locked doors.

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