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An Invite to join the International Roads WikiProject

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Hi, Mattgirling, you are graciously extended an invitation to join the International Highways WikiProject! The Highways WikiProject is an evolving and expanding WikiProject. We are a group of editors who are dedicated to creating, revising, and expanding articles, lists, categories, road portal and Wikiprojects, to do with anything related to International Roads. This includes supporting existing regional road WikiProjects and fostering the development of new WikiProjects.
|As you have shown an interest in Broad Street, Reading we thought you might like to take an interest in this growing WikiProject.
We look forward to welcoming you to the project! SriMesh | talk 23:48, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Eddie Love

The picture was sent to the band from the photographer and linked on their facebook page as a fan picture. Please leave the page alone! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goprazorback (talkcontribs) 03:51, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Please see our page on Donating copyrighted materials, it outlines the process required for these issues. Cheers. And please remember that this is a wiki; a collaborative project. Cycle~ (talk) 03:54, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

I am acting on behalf of the band with full permission to use the material from, I am sitting in the bassist's bedroom making the edits! There is NO COPYRIGHT VIOLATION!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goprazorback (talkcontribs) 03:54, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Same thing as Eddie Love! I HAVE FULL PERMISSION TO USE MATERIAL! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goprazorback (talkcontribs) 03:56, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the only way to verify this would be to have a statement on the website releasing the (textual and image) content with a relevant license. A good example would be, ""The text of this website (or page, if you are specifically releasing one section) is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 and later and under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike." see WP:Donating copyrighted materials. Cycle~ (talk) 03:57, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

I am working for the band! I am not sure what that means to you, but the authors of the material are telling me to use it. THERE IS NO VIOLATION. I HAVE FULL PERMISSION! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goprazorback (talkcontribs) 04:01, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Typing in upper case is equivalent to shouting, please do not do it. I suggest you read the pages I outlined above; they show how we deal with copywritten material (whether or not you have permission, somebody wrote the biography). The best way to allow use on Wikipedia is to release the information by GFDL, which can be done by placing the above statement on the web page. Cycle~ (talk) 04:04, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Overwriting your warning

I had already permanently blocked that vandal just now - so have added to your warning. Apologies for doubling up. Ian Cairns (talk) 18:18, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

No problems! Thanks for letting me know. Cycle~ (talk) 19:10, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Broad Street, Reading

Updated DYK query On April 9, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Broad Street, Reading, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Dravecky (talk) 10:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikimania 2010 Oxford bid

Thank you for supporting the Oxford bid to hold Wikimania 2010! We're currently in the final stages of the bid process - the jury will be announcing their decision by the 16th April. We're currently putting together the local team for the bid (who will do what if the bid wins); if you're able to be on the local team, please put your name in the appropriate place on m:Wikimania 2010/Bids/Oxford/Team. We'd also welcome anything you can do to help refine the bid in these last few days. If you have any questions, please let me or User:Seddon know. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:45, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Scouting for Girls

I;m sorry, I didn't mean it really!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:30, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Replied on user's talk page. Cycle~ (talk) 11:28, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Great hall rap question

I don't mind you declining my speedy A7 tag, but I don't see how an article that you yourself describe as "a student project without notability" fails the A7 criteria. I feel like I'm missing something here. Would you mind to explain your views? Yintaɳ  22:10, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

A7 doesn't apply to films – WP:FILMNOT states that "failing to satisfy [the film notability guidelines] is not a criterion for speedy deletion". Of course this film doesn't even satisfy the general notability guidelines, but that isn't grounds for speedy either. Cycle~ (talk) 22:15, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Yintaɳ  22:22, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: Inbetweeners

Hey man. Thanks for the welcome. Just going to reply to your points, if you don't mind.

  • This is actually some really helpful advice, seeing as I've always thought that if you didn't put the <br> tag, then all of the text was together, if you know what I mean. So thanks for that.
  • Yeah, I only realised this earlier when I read a policy page on importance and stuff. Still, thanks for letting me know.

So yeah, thanks for the advice and the welcome. Oh, and thanks for making my talk page no longer a red link, haha. :-)
Wisijane 23:59, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

No probs! You might like to look at WP:NOWRAP and WP:NEWLINE (I've only just come across them myself); they talk about line breaks far better than I could explain in a few minutes! Cycle~ (talk) 00:04, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Icons help


I came across your page as I'm watching the Inbetweeners page. I'm trying to steal the Icons bar you have at the top of your talk and user pages as it's far and way the most elegant yet effective solution I've seen. However, I'm a bit stuck and am asking for your help please. I've successfully altered the links and the icon at User:Bigger digger/Icons, but can't make it appear anywhere else, I just get a red link to a template, see User:Bigger digger/Sandbox.

I'd be massively grateful for any help you can offer at fixing it, I can only guess it's something to do with the whitespace or underscore in my name. I'm still just finding my way around this place so it could probably be anything!

Finally, I see you created West Berkshire Brewery, is the beer any good?! Bigger digger (talk) 00:51, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi! It's quite straightforward really – you missed the user namespace from the template link in your sandbox – yours should be {{User:Bigger digger/Icons}} (rather than just {{Bigger digger/Icons}}). That's kind of the reason I added the <noinclude>{{User:Cycle~/Icons}}</noinclude> line to my template – it doesn't affect the template, just shows up so I can easily copy and paste the template link. Placing something between tags means it'll show up on the template page, but not be transcluded when you add the template to another page.
I hope that helps – it's a bit of a ramble, but basically you need {{User:Bigger digger/Icons}} to add it – the red link is purely because it can't be found (as the Bigger digger/Icons template doesn't exist). And as for West Berkshire Brewery – it's good stuff! I've never seen it outside of West Berkshire though, so it doesn't get around! Cheers. Cycle~ (talk) 11:22, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
<slaps forehead> Of course! Thank you! I knew it would be something simple or obvious that I'd overlooked... I'm am in your debt. I'll have to veer off the M4 at some point to check out some Old Father Thames. Bigger digger (talk) 15:42, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

2009 FA Cup Final

shove it up your arse. Thank you. (talk) 14:27, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Good one. Cycle~ (talk) 14:29, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
block away. non-static IP :) (talk) 14:32, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not an admin; I don't have the ability to block. Cycle~ (talk) 14:32, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
well, why bother then. bit of a waste of time this whole episode isnt it? lol, what a berk! (talk) 14:36, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Someone else can do it. It's not a waste of time; your edit summary was inappropriate and insulting to another contributor, and there was no need to reply to me in the childish manner that you did. Cycle~ (talk) 14:38, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Football Associations templates

What template do you think is best for county football associations? I like what you have done here with the {{Infobox Organization}} template. I've been using {{National football association}} as per this example, but i think it looks a bit sparse. Considering the amount of county FA's articles i'm tempted to create a new template just for them. What do you think should be in it? A bit of the one you've been using and a bit of the one i have? Thanks Uksam88 (talk) 19:48, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

To be honest, I'd not given it much thought – I only added the organisation infobox as it seemed the most generic, and a few of the similar pages I looked at (such as Birmingham County Football Association and Devon County Football Association) had no infobox. I think a hybrid would be useful – there's loads of attributes in "my" one which aren't necessary, but "your" one seems a bit restrictive. Perhaps just an augmented version of yours? Cycle~ (talk) 20:11, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


Do you want to take it to DYK? It is eligible. Sceptre (talk) 00:01, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Diversity (dance troupe)

Updated DYK query On June 6, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Diversity (dance troupe), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Royalbroil 15:50, 6 June 2009 (UTC)