User talk:Lindsay658

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Re: blocking[edit]

If a registered user gets blocked (in many cases due to a patently offensive username), and then attempts to edit after being blocked, whatever IP address that user is attempting to edit from gets automatically blocked for 24 hours. This appears on the Special:Ipblocklist as:

  • [SomeTimestamp] [SomeAdmin] blocked #[SomeBlockNumber] (expires [SomeTimestamp + 24 hours]) (Unblock) (Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "[SomeBadUser]". The reason given for [SomeBadUser]'s block is: "[SomeGoodReason]")

This is intended to reduce the effect of vandals who vandalize with multiple accounts, whilst still protecting the privacy of their actual IP address. In the future, you can place something on your talk page like this:

{{unblock|my IP address was recently used by [SomeBadUser]}}

That will be get attention more quickly and effectively than e-mail. — Jun. 27, '06 [11:12] <freak|talk>

Malcolm Kennedy Lindsay, please contact me in reference to your excellent article about my uncle.[edit]

Please contact me mskcrk@crkennedy.com.au

Malcolm Kennedy Mskcrk (talk) 03:13, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Meetup invitation: Melbourne 26[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup next Sunday (6 January). Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 26. Hope to see you there! John Vandenberg 05:37, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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M'Neile sorting[edit]

Hi, Lindsay658.

Thanks for this edit. I appreciate what you're saying, and if I had my 'druthers, it would be no problem. The traditional approach was to put all the Macs, Mcs and M's in a sub-group, at the start of the Ms. But WP, in its wisdom, chooses to sort articles strictly alphabetically according the actual spelling of their titles. Hence, a list of names starting with M will show the MacArthurs, then the MacDonalds, then the Madisons, the Maffles, the Mannings, etc, then the M'Arthurs, McArthurs, the McDonalds, etc, then the M'Donalds, then the Melvilles, Mitchells, etc, then the M'Neiles, and so on.

It's exactly the same with the O' names. They don't appear all together at the start of the O section, but are sorted according to their spelling. The apostrophe is ignored, and the rest is down to strict alpha order, thus O'Badley, Obama, O'Barry .... O'Lachlan, O'Leary, Oliver, O'Lizard ....

I appreciate that in M'Neile's time, spelling of names (and generally) was somewhat more fluid than it is today. But today, if we regard it appropriate to spell a certain subject's name in a certain way, and not in other ways, then we should sort it according to the decision we have made. Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 00:29, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Jak of Oz, If what you say is true -- and I accept that it is -- could you please, personally, ensure that, regardless of however they might be coded according to the conventions you have described, both Hugh M‘Neile and List of works by Hugh Boyd M‘Neile are encoded in precisely the same way (it is the discrepancy between the two that has always been my concern), and I hope that I can rely upon you to make sure that the encoding is identical -- especially given the fact that they refer to the same individual person. Best, Lindsay658 (talk) 22:52, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Certainly. It's a simple matter of correcting the Defaultsort parameter on both articles, which I've now done. Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 23:59, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that, Lindsay658 (talk) 13:36, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Jack Shelton[edit]

Hey mate, a bit late, but just wanted to thank you for the effort you put into improving the article for Jack Shelton - looks absolutely perfect to me. Thanks for the contributions. Terlob (talk) 11:58, 14 October 2014 (UTC)