User talk:NFH

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The links we're arguing over[edit]

Sorry for the snarky edit summary when I removed them again. Bad day and I shouldn't be taking it out on you. --GraemeL (talk) 22:51, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Russia on the right side[edit]

Hallo! Do you really believe that Russia was driving to the left well into the XX century? Where did you get this absurd information from? That fact is that the country must have driving on the right side at least since 1858. At that year the Emperor Alexander II issud a decree changing from left to right in Finland. Finland was ceded by Sweden to Russia in 1809, but Swedish law remained in force (e.g. left-hand driving). The change was made to make it more easy for the Russian troops in Finland. Should this change in Finland have been implemented if the Russians themselves were right-hand drivers? --Andhanq 21:45, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

It was not I who made the contribution about Russia driving on the left until 1920. It was user User:195.93.21.4 who contributed this on 04-Dec-2005. I simply reverted several unexplained deletions of this information. If those people had bothered to explain their deletions in the Edit Summary, I would not have reverted the deletions. As you have explained your edit, I will not revert your edit, although it does need further editing. The contributor on 04-Dec-2005 told me in an e-mail "However, I do finally have a date for Russia's L to R change: 1920. I got this from a very very old (but still fully conversant) Russian gentleman, who's one of my patients. Lenin's order in 1920 applied to all territory under Bolshevik control, and was extended to other areas as the Bolsheviks consolidated their gains."
Interesting. Could there had been some cities in the vast Rusian Empire with left-hand driving? In e.g. the Austro-Hungarian Empire as well as in Italy there were different rules in different parts of the country. And "Lenin's order" was simply an act of making it uniform all over the territory? I have no idea. But I am pretty sure that in Moscow and S:t Petersburg they drove on the right side already in the 19th century. There are pictures wiyh trams and so on. --Andhanq 09:03, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

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Rules of the road[edit]

I moved all the left and right side of the road stuff to Side of the road (traffic). Also, about driving on the left being safer, there will always be too many variables to attempt an accurate comparison. With the theory of humans being right-handed and all, you can easily say they are more likely to walk along the right edge of walkways, turn right when entering places, write their circles counter-clockwise, move in counter-clockwise directions, etc. But if you could help with the article Side of the road (traffic), that would be great.—Last Avenue (talk) (contribs) 05:28, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

The text you removed about the research by J J Leeming was about statistics, not about opinion. Please do not remove it, as it is relevant hard fact. If you want to make the advantages more balanced (which I would welcome), please add to the advantages of the right, not remove from the advantages of the left. NFH 09:51, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

RHD on the Continent[edit]

One thing I'm pretty sure has already been proven is, drivers in an RHD car on the Continent suffer get into accidents, etc. much more often, even among veterans (lorry drivers etc.) —Last Avenue (talk) (contribs) 05:30, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

True, and I covered this in the first paragraph of the advantages of driving on the right. NFH 09:51, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Renaming: Rule of the road[edit]

The problem is, there is no easy way to rename the article without breaking links, because the article Rules of the road should still be about the usual driving rules, and Rule of the road about left/side right of the road. If Rules of the road were a redirect to Rule of the road, where would the 'actual' rules of the road text go? —Last Avenue (talk) (contribs) 21:27, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Edit (new idea): Rules of the road could be a temporary redirect to Rule of the road, while the links are being 'fixed' to avoid the redirect. Then, Traffic laws could be the new page of traffic laws. Sound alright? —Last Avenue (talk) (contribs) 21:31, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Point of information[edit]

Hello. Regarding your recent edit at Rules of the road, your summary reads in part "It was inconsistent anyway, given that it isn't a link elsewhere in this article" Just a friendly point of information: it is suggested that terms are only linked at their first mention, see Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(links)#Internal_links. Ewlyahoocom 04:57, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

But the link was not the first mention of the phrase. That was my point. In the first "right" list, the phrase had no link, but in the second "left" list, the phrase was linked. That was inconsistent. NFH 09:16, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Speed trap[edit]

Thanks for your comprehensive edit to Speed trap. The U.K. and France perspective you added really helps the article! • WarpFlyght (talk) 05:48, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Kerb versus Curb[edit]

Please come discuss harmonizing "kerb" and "curb" pages at Talk:Curb#Curb versus Kerb. Ewlyahoocom 08:18, 30 March 2006 (UTC)


Image:Drive-on-the-left-kent-1.jpg[edit]

I'm going to tweak the levels on this pic as it is rather dull. Hope that is OK with you. Guinnog 09:38, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, please do. I took it on a dull rainy day in January 2002. NFH 13:20, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I have done. Please check that you are ok with the copyright and credit tags I have used. THanks again. Guinnog 13:23, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bose Headphone Family[edit]

I know that you have don't usually work on Bose related pages but I was hoping that I could get you involved with the discussion here! Thanks :) -- UKPhoenix79 11:27, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Citations for Driving on left or right[edit]

Hiya,

Yes, I was a bit irritated at Terminal emulator's threats to delete large amounts of information on Driving on the left or right on the grounds it wasn't 'verifiable'.

Much of the information was probably added years back when there was less of an onus on contributors to add references, and it would be unrealistic to chase them up. However, I have added some references, including one to the Avis website for the Bahamas [1]. (Most of the models they feature are available in RHD, but they still have an all-LHD fleet!)

Registration Plates of the World Neil Parker, John Weeks and Reg Wilson, Europlate, 1994 has pictures of special number plates for Hong Kong and Macau registered vehicles in mainland China, but nothing driving on the left during the Cultural Revolution. Its information is probably similar to Kincaid, although it claims that Western Samoa drove on the left, whereas I've seen pictures in a Lonely Planet Guide, in which traffic was on the right. Quiensabe 00:16, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, thanks very much for adding all the references. Some of them are very interesting to read. I think you're absolutely right about how the article evolved. I'm reluctant to add the page number for everything that is backed up by Kincaid's book, as it supports so much of the article and the number of references would get out of hand. But links to newspaper articles etc like the ones you've added are great. NFH 19:19, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas -- UKPhoenix79 25 December 2006


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Right & Left Hand Traffic again[edit]

Hi, NFH. The title of Right- and left-hand traffic is under discussion again. I am alerting you because you participated in a previous discussion on the matter. —Scheinwerfermann T·C01:29, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

iPad Mini[edit]

Please stop pushing your tax agenda on only the one article. You'll notice that other articles list prices without taxes. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:42, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't have a tax agenda, but I do believe that if prices from different countries are listed, they should be comparable without misleading omissions such as some excluding tax. If you are unwilling to list the prices in a comparable way, then don't list them at all. Contrary to your comment, no other page about an iOS device lists prices. NFH (talk) 22:09, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
You do. Several editors have removed the statement. Add it to other, similar articles to see where that gets you. It's trivial information. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:27, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
You aggressively and incorrectly claimed that my good-faith edits were vandalism, just because you didn't agree with them. They were not vandalism any more than your own edits. Although the prices have now been removed in accordance with the no-price policy, how do you expect a non-US reader to know that the US price excludes tax if this is not made clear? Although it is irrelevant that other articles might be similarly deficient, you have failed to cite any other article that likewise mixes excl-tax and incl-tax prices from multiple countries without indicating which prices exclude tax. NFH (talk) 07:24, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on IPad Mini. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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failure to discuss[edit]

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