User talk:Manytexts

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Welcome!

Hello, Manytexts, 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 messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Quadzilla99 (talk) 07:01, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

No problemo. Hope you like it here. Quadzilla99 (talk) 07:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Keep up the good work![edit]

I saw you on the recent changes page and you look to be catching on really fast. AaronY (talk) 11:22, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Deletion policy[edit]

The main policy article here is WP:DEL. As a brief summary: deletion should be a last resort for articles that cannot be improved to be acceptable. So it is a good idea to have a week's discussion which may bring in people with ideas for improvement - that's the AfD process. But there are many articles so clearly unacceptable (copyright, attack, blatant advertisement, "Johnny is cool LOL!!!"... ) that (fairly tightly-defined) criteria have been agreed for speedy deletion, and any admin can delete those at sight. Even then, the workload at AfD would be unnecessarily high, so the PROD process is provided for uncontroversial deletions - if no objection is raised within seven days, it goes. Because that is only for uncontroversial deletions, anyone may remove a PROD, for any reason, and even after deletion a PRODded article will automatically be restored on request at WP:REFUND - though it may then be taken straight to AfD.

In the case you raise, I think there is enough doubt that I suggested going straight to AfD. As with many aspects of Wikipedia, there is no central Authority that will do that for you - I agree that notability is doubtful here, but I am not strongly motivated enough to do anything about it myself, though I will help if you need help with the process. The instructions are at WP:AFD#How to list pages for deletion, though I advise reading the whole WP:AFD page first, and looking at some current debates, say Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/2011 January 12, to get a feel for it. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 12:14, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, JohnCD, didn't see your line on where to reply. Thanks for steering me in the right direction I am not so confused now. Manytexts (talk) 00:25, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ivy Benson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Wow, thanks. Manytexts (talk) 00:45, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

User:Figaro[edit]

Hi, that message you're referring to is from 4 years ago :D Snowolf How can I help? 17:01, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Date of birth[edit]

As per MOS:BIO and MOS:DATE, date of birth's should be set out in the lead section as (born November 12, 1972), not just the year and the specific day/month in a subsequent section. Thanks, --Jimbo[online] 11:33, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

No worries, it's impossible to keep up to date with some of the updates and changes of policies at times! --Jimbo[online] 11:39, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

List of works by Thomas Harrison[edit]

Thank you for your last comment on the talk page. I guess the best lesson to learn from this is not to meddle with something while it is on the main page. In this case it had been written by an experienced list-writing editor, it had been reviewed for DYK, and had been passed by an administrator. Perhaps concerns are best discussed first on the talk page, and then amendments can be agreed, or explanations given. The architect's name appropriately starts the lead, and it is linked but not emboldened; this is the agreed style for a list. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 17:56, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

Thanks for your message. I would edit the article as you see best - if the source seems at odds with what's now written, I'd just correct it and make a note on the discussion page. Thanks for clarifying your points. All best wishes of the season. Span (talk) 11:03, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Shirley knot?[edit]

Remember to check when you aren't sure, or you aren't sure you're sure, or even when sure... English is very messy, what with being a combination of Latin, Greek, German, French, Indian (preponed anyone?), and even newly invented words. Strangely, even the OED doesn't have 'pyric', but it must come from 'pyre'. Sometimes I cheat and use Google, which isn't so farfetched now that they have indexed the Google books collection.

Google "pyric herbivory"
your edit
my hissy fit

'pyric' is not a misspelling. 24.28.17.231 (talk) 01:56, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

My answer in case you're watching this page:
Hi thanks for sharing. My powerMac dictionary has "pyrrhic" and my inner masters-educated spellcheck picked it up first. Furthermore, Wikpedia's article Pyrrhic victory One of the first rules of google is expect misspelling as the norm & two, expect to find it when you google it. If it's American, then pardon me good sir/madam. I'm surely all for continuity in an article, though I opt for excellent spelling. And pardon me a second time for not following hissy links. :) I try to keep out of trouble on wikipedia, having been *bitten* too many times. Manytexts (talk) 02:15, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
On the other hand you may be right, Manytexts (talk) 02:22, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
(ec) (people sometimes put this mark in saying "edit conflict", when the same page is simultaneously updated by multiple people - you've got a busy talk page! :-) )
Having been tickled by mention of checking WP usages, I thought to check Wiktionary and, alas, there is no 'pyric' at Wiktionary. That is not too unexpected for a domain-specific usage such as "pyric herbivory" however.
My mention of using Google is valid, I think, as it can find such strange usages and explain the 'why' of them. Thus searching for "pyrrhic herbivory" got 1 hit (at WP), while "pyric herbivory" gets 740 or so hits. While the article mentioned wildfires, I'd not thought of wikt:pyre and such derivation as a possibility. It was only after some searching (and after the "no hits" using pyrrhic) that I finally happened upon 'pyric' as the explanation.
While Google has a valid reputation for also finding the incorrect, searching for a pair of specific word combinations will be a "pretty good" verification of which one is correct. (though sometimes it can only point out that there is more than one correct answer - see WP:ENGVAR)
As far as toothiness goes, sometimes pointers are felt as too sharp. Beg pardon. As I largely do minor edits fixing misspellings, the accidental change from good to bad doubly freaks me out. Out of such paranoia I do try to check that I haven't gotten it wrong. I am surprised often enough to keep checking. I have sometimes had to search a lot to find out that e.g. "metalled road" is a perfectly valid English usage, if one is from India anyway. (And which then explains the double 'l')
As a peace offering, may I give you these gems? "Petrach" (Petrarch, "protrubences", "Butirnt" (s.b. Butrint), "helf a year", "With the induction of the Indian troops" (s.b. introduction), "unfinching", "kindgom", "color pattering", "and founted two", "Alternetivly", "in urban ares", "in scare supply", and "to aquatint himself". (that last must refer to me?) 24.28.17.231 (talk) 03:18, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Hi again - you made me laugh so hard I can't remember what the trouble was except that we agree that in addition to Egglish being messy, the internet doesn't help except to spread the mess further. Now there are words I feel are wrong if I don't find them their. And if peeps worldwide put a's in when they doubt the existance of an e, we're in bigger trouble then before, because lately I notice it works both ways. I hope you stick around because you are both fastidious, a detailed researcher, yet flexible. Will you be getting (Indlish) an account name & sticking around? Manytexts (talk) 03:34, 30 December 2011 (UTC) PS I will enjoy your peace offerings gladly. Thank you. *bows*

Btw, thank you for smartening the look of my DYK article, Manytexts. Appreciate it. A: My pleasure. Manytexts (talk) 02:26, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

DiDia150[edit]

Saw your work, thanks for taking an interest. I cleaned up some of the references and fixed a bad link. I wish there was a better source of information somewhere so that the article might qualify for DYK because I think strange cars of the past are interesting. --MTHarden (talk) 14:20, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

You might want to check out WP:Cite when filling out the details in the reference citation. I hear what you are saying in respect to the reliability of the information, probably should check WP:IRS, which should give you some clues - anyhow good luck. Dan arndt (talk) 01:51, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

You still need to expand the citations. Dan arndt (talk) 07:00, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

What you need to do is use the citation template (see above) something along the lines of the following: <--Nower, Lia. "Bobby Darin's Car Still A Dream". St. Louis Dispatch. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved February 23, 2012.  ---> Dan arndt (talk) 01:50, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

It should be too hard to convert the existing references to using the format above but am happy to do it for you (simply a cut & paste exercise really). Dan arndt (talk) 03:41, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
You might have to give me a partial credit on the DYK.... Dan arndt (talk) 06:35, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the barnstar (much appreciated) just a shame that the article never got recognition through the DYK process - anyway if you ever want help on an article in the future let me know. Dan arndt (talk) 01:15, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Unearths[edit]

Thank you for 'unearthing' the fact that I had used the word three times in the Silks article. I am very grateful!!! Thank you. (Galaxycat (talk) 12:39, 18 June 2012 (UTC))

I was not expecting a gift at all. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to the next episode (Galaxycat (talk) 12:50, 18 June 2012 (UTC))


DYK for Sam Fullbrook[edit]

Orlady (talk) 23:51, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Fuck Robert Kirk article[edit]

Indeed.

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Do not delete "citation needed" and other maintenance templates without resolving the issues they've flagged[edit]

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