User talk:Njh@bandsman.co.uk

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, welcome to Wikipedia. I see you're already off to a start doing brass band stuff, which something we're got horribly thin coverage off, and something I've failed to get a colliery-band-playing friend of mine to fix. I do hope you stay around and make things a bit more substancial.

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Again, welcome! -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 15:12, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

That didn't take you long to notice! For the moment I've just tweaked a couple of minor things and spolling mistooks, until I get used to it/into the swing of things. -Nigel
I made some trivial edit to brass band a while ago, and (like almost everyone) I have the Add pages you edit to your watchlist option in my preferences set, so I see a list of changes made recently to things I might (theoretically) care about. Oh, I should mention: the usual convention (although by no means mandatory) is to keep a given conversation (like this one) on one page (I can see updates because this page is on my watchlist!). And yeah, everyone starts just by fixing a typo or adding a one-line addition. It's quitting that's the hard thing to do :) -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 15:36, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Sorry - I just couldn't see a "reply" button and not realising that you'd see anything I typed here coupled with the comment to ask you on your User page led me to think that was the thing to do. I hope this is better. Now let me try signing this message and seeing what happens... NigelHorne

It's not a problem. wiki makes editing articles easy, but it's a third-rate chat system, however we structure things. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 15:56, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Notability of Ian robson[edit]

A tag has been placed on Ian robson, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag) and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Gimme danger 12:35, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Suga brown[edit]

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The article Suga brown has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article, which appeared to be about a real person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, did not indicate how or why the subject is notable, that is, why an article about that subject should be included in Wikipedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the notability of the subject may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is really notable, you are free to re-create the article, making sure to cite any verifiable sources.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for musicians, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. NawlinWiki (talk) 15:07, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Username[edit]

Hi, your username is against the username policy. You should change your user name, see WP:RENAME for details on how to do this. Failure to address this issue may mean that your account is blocked, leaving unblocked for now to allow you to request the change of name. Mjroots (talk) 16:17, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Oops! It looks like you've been around since 2004, which means that you have grandfather rights on this username, as the policy was either introduced or changed after you created the account. In which case, there is no need to change you username, unless you wish to do so. My apologies. Mjroots (talk) 17:04, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Wootton[edit]

Thanks for your recent edit. (If you look at the Talk page for Wootton, you'll see that I proposed similar changes some time ago. I usually make the change if I get no response after a week or so, but this time I simply forgot. So thanks again!)

On the Wootton talk page, you may see that I'm dubious about the claim that Digges invented the telescope. If you have any information on this, I'd be glad if you would amend the sentence about the telescope! Eebkent (talk) 20:23, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Solid white (chicken plumage)[edit]

I sincerely appreciate your effort fixing grammar and spelling mistakes in my article --Cacucho (talk) 23:35, 3 November 2012 (UTC) Might you help me in a similar way with Delayed feathering in chickens and/or Hen feathering in cocks? Yours, Cacucho (talk) 23:43, 3 November 2012 (UTC)