User talk:OwenBlacker

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 Done Dab to Merck & Co.OwenBlacker (Talk) 12:06, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Trydar[edit]

Haia! Diolch am drydar am 'Y Gymdeithas Frenhinol (The Royal Society)'! Mae dy wefan a dy enw yn dangos i mi dy fod yn siarad Cymraeg, felly dyma fi! Plis wnei di edrych ar WikiProsiect newydd am Gymru? Mae o yn fama. Os wnei di sgwennu ychydig o erthyglau am y siroedd ar yr arfordir - cofia eu cynnwys o dan y tab "Erthyglau". Diolch yn fawr! Robin aka Llywelyn2000 (talk) 20:23, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

@Llywelyn2000: Diolch am ddweud hai. Dim ond yn gwybod tipyn bach Gymraeg, felly nid wyf yn credu gallwn i fod yn llawer gymorth anffodus. Y prif bwnc yr wyf yn ysgrifennu am ei hanes canoloesol Ewrop. Wyf yn gwybod fawr ddim am y Lwybrau Byw. Ddrwg gennym! — OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Cymraeg da gen ti! Diolch. Beth am erthygl Saesneg am rywbeth ar Lwybr yr Arfordir ee Cestyll Harlech, Aberystwyth, Biwmares. Un mater arall: mae angen dimensiwn Cymraeg neu am Gymru yn Wikimania 2014. Unrhyw syniadau? Llywelyn2000 (talk) 22:48, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

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 Done Corrected typo'd link to MorteauOwenBlacker (Talk) 10:42, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

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@Prhartcom: Wow. That is the most patronising thing I have read in a very long time.
You do realise I've been editing on the English Wikipedia for a few months short of a decade now, right? That I'm fully aware of the COI policy, having written an essay on the subject? That your opinion on gnome edits (which are not null edits, by the way) is precisely that — merely an opinion — and contrary to Advisor, a very popular editing utility?
If you'd bothered to step away from your self-righteous opinions as to what sorts of editing other editors "should" be making, you'd have noticed that I have made plenty of improvements to the content of Wikipedia, that I have raised an article to GA status, for example, so it's self-evident that I know how to use reliable sources to add primary content.
Articles are modified for many reasons. If the only change to an article is to make small amends that don't appear to you to be better, that doesn't mean that they are not improvements. Removing HTML escapes, systematising the spacing in headings, adding language tagging, correcting display titles and so on are all useful improvements — they're just minor improvements. Minor improvements are just as important as content expansions in making a clear, professional encyclopædia. Do not revert minor improvements to articles.
Many editors make all kinds of edits at different times. Please consider not patronising editors because you fail to see the value in their edits. You mind find it useful to read some more of Wikipedia's policies, such as our guides on etiquette, how to be civil and how to assume good faith.
Can I suggest that we both try to ignore each other's work for a while, to avoid any perception of wikihounding?
Thank you. —OwenBlacker (Talk) 21:50, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

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 Done Disambiguated to Maxim (magazine)OwenBlacker (Talk) 10:27, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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 Done This should have been a link to Viral load in the first place. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 10:26, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for signing on to WikiProject AIDS. I saw you tagging articles with that project template.

Wow! You are in London! Will you go to Wikimania? Have you seen the upcoming Wellcome Wikipedia event? They have awesome historical HIV media which we want to upload to Wikipedia. They are asserting opening licensing on it but there is some second guessing - see their collection. Message me if you want to talk about HIV and Wikipedia. Thanks! Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:27, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: Mmmm, coffee. I might go to Wikimania, yes, but I can't make the Wellcome event, unfortunately. Maybe I'll see you at Wikimania? :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 14:42, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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JSTOR Survey (and an update)[edit]

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Reverse-transcriptase inhibitor[edit]

Why do you think that the article on Reverse-transcriptase inhibitors is outdated? I haven't worked on the article, but as someone who's familiar with the subject it appears quite up to date. Pgcudahy (talk) 11:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

@Pgcudahy: To be quite honest, I'm not sure now. I'm rather irritated with myself for not having put a note on the Talk: page too. I can only assume that it was the lack of mentions of experimental treatments that are testing well. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 20:21, 9 April 2014 (UTC)