User talk:PRRfan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

National Intelligence Medal for Valor[edit]

Re: Better source. Thanks! Location (talk) 06:10, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Response for enquiry regarding Greys Ferry Station[edit]

I had been scouring old maps of the Philadelphia area at http://www.philageohistory.org and inserting information in to the templates as found -- I have no specific information on most of them. Some info can come from online sources such as the Library of Congress' newspaper database at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ is a good one -- for Philadelphia, the best source there would be The Evening Public Ledger. Temple University's Paley Library's Urban Archives has much of the PRR's archive so some heavy duty research might be done there.

Unfortunately, I am in Sydney and can't investigate much from Down Under. talk

Thanks; will check that out! PRRfan (talk) 20:41, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

wp:lede[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your good work on the bombing article. Please note -- the lede (per wp:lede) is summary of the text of the article. For material to appear in the lede, it should appear in the text. Please don't delete material from the body of the article because it is redundant -- it is the nature of the lede to be redundant of the body. It is, in effect, an executive summary. Tx.--Epeefleche (talk) 18:42, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I hear you; it's just painful to see the exact same words twice in four sentences. Perhaps as things evolve we can change it up a bit. PRRfan (talk) 18:45, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
I hear you as well. I'm fine with any changes to form that you might make -- I'm sure they will be fine. Also, I don't know who is re-adding the first ref, but as long as we have it in the body we don't need it in the lede. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 19:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For your work on Boston Marathon bombings. Bearian (talk) 22:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! PRRfan (talk) 02:52, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

/* About vs. approximately */ Reply[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, PRRfan. You have new messages at Slazenger's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

I've responded both on my talk page and the talk page for the bombings.

PW&B[edit]

Glad to help out. I've also worked a bit on the President Street Station article, but I seem to have run out of source material. Caseyjonz (talk) 02:44, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

re: Andrea R. Wood[edit]

I didn't ignore your comments on Talk:Andrea R. Wood, I just didn't see them till a few minutes ago. You should have commented on my talk page, as the talk page of a stub article doesn't get much traffic. I restored section headers, as I feel even a short stub should be properly formatted, with lead and body, to facilitate the eventual expansion of the article. I noted that another editor has again restored the section headers. Again, I would have responded to your comment when you originally made it, but I did not visit the talk page until just moments ago and noticed them. Safiel (talk) 18:45, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi, and nice to hear from you. You should have seen the changed Talk page in your watchlist; as it happens, and as you note, the matter was of sufficient public interest to inspire at least one other editor to make changes. I feel that a short stub is unduly weighed down by headers, which can easily be added if and when the article is actually expanded. Cheers. PRRfan (talk) 18:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Philadephia skyline[edit]

Dear PRRfan:

I am sorry to bother you, I am writing this correspondence to bring an image to your attention. I recently came across an image of the philly skyline that may be of interest to you. Even thought. the image seem like the comcast building is incomplete, it give a good scale of the buildings relationships to one another esp. Liberty Place bldgs, mellon bldg, verizon tower, & the blue cross blue shield bldg, which I & everyone else who does not live in philly can appreciate. I am writing to you because I do not have an acct in wiki. http://bodyofproof.wikia.com/wiki/File:Phil-skyline.png — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.188.154.38 (talk) 00:31, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge[edit]

Your recent edit to re-work the article has removed the reason the bridge is named after aviation pioneer Igor I. Sikorsky. If the bridge was named after the company, which is still operating there, as you state, wouldn't it be called the Sikorsky Aircraft Bridge? Why is it called the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge? Isn't it to commemorate the man and his aviation accomplishments? You have removed the content that explains why it's named after Igor I. Sikorsky.Tomticker5 (talk) 00:59, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Tomticker5, the reason this particular bridge is named after Mr. Sikorsky is because, as the article says, "The bridge came to be known as the Sikorsky Bridge after the Sikorsky Aircraft headquarters just to its north." The article goes on to say that in 2006 the state moved to formally attach Sikorsky's name to the bridge, and anyone who wants to know more about his life and work can follow the link in the article's final sentence. Of course, if you feel that's not explicit enough, feel free to edit. PRRfan (talk) 02:37, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Problem at Nancy Miracle[edit]

We've got a problem at the article Nancy Miracle. I've just discovered the IP who's been adding content (that's been reverted repeatedly) is actually Nancy Miracle herself. Not really sure where to go with this from here. I've placed a COI tag on the article and left comments to the editor on the article talk page that addressed the situation as best I knew how, but really don't know if it was enough or even the best way to handle it. This also seems to be a case of WP:SPA. Would appreciate some input and/or assistance. Thanks. -- Winkelvi 05:21, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

I can't say I'm surprised. I think this is a case for blocking the user. I've seen it done, but I don't know where you go to ask. If I get a chance, I'll try to find out. Thanks. PRRfan (talk) 14:28, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Cause of death[edit]

See article talk page. Apteva (talk) 13:50, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Some small support[edit]

I was going to post this elsewhere, but I'm trying discretion (not my strong suit). I personally was not aware of who held title to which article(s), and polite doesn't seem terribly effective. Oh well, live and learn. Sammy D III (talk) 16:35, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm always happy to have support. But I confess I'm not sure what you're talking about. PRRfan (talk) 16:44, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I was trying to be cryptic (no names), I thought we had something in common. Probably just my POV (hardly mainstream). Anyway, support in general, enjoy.Sammy D III (talk) 17:21, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:Newkirk Viaduct Monument[edit]

Category:Newkirk Viaduct Monument, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 04:02, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


Mahlon Betts[edit]

This is an automated message from MadmanBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Mahlon Betts, and it appears to include material copied directly from http://www.pachs.net/catalogs/hml/73905.html.

It is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article. The article will be reviewed to determine if there are any copyright issues.

If substantial content is duplicated and it is not public domain or available under a compatible license, it will be deleted. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. You may use such publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. See our copyright policy for further details. (If you own the copyright to the previously published content and wish to donate it, see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for the procedure.) MadmanBot (talk) 19:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

The material was drawn upon — not copied — and was properly cited. PRRfan (talk) 19:13, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to John D. Lankenau may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • Lankenau School for Girls, ministries in the Virgin Islands, parishes and many more sites."<ref>[http://www.thelutheran.org/article/article.cfm?article_id=10255 "Just what the doctor ordered"</ref>
  • and used it as a student center until demolishing it in 2006) and moved again.<ref name="philau">[http://www.philau.edu/library/digitalcollections/ah/studentcenter.htm "Student Center",

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 17:33, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Elizabeth Wharton Drexel may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "[]"s and 1 "{}"s likely mistaking one for another. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • Springs, Colorado, where he had gone in hopes of recovering from an illness.<ref name="nytobit">{http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20611FF3E5C11738DDDAB0994D0405B8985F0D3 "John
  • com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20611FF3E5C11738DDDAB0994D0405B8985F0D3 "John Vinton Dalhgren Dead"], New York Times, August 12, 1899.</ref>

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 03:40, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Rocky Neck State Park may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "{}"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • *[http://www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/Page1095.htm "Rocky Neck State Park}] by the East Lyme Historical Society

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 17:36, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to William D. Lewis may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • In 1839, he was a director of the Philadelphia Museum Company.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=4sklAAAAMAAJ&lpg=PA320&ots=T_zzGQ54B7&dq=Wm.%20D.%20Lewis%

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 20:07, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Content source - Crains Cleveland Business or other entities and how to determine when sponsor designation appropriate[edit]

Hi. I've been searching for answer. We sponsor a webcam overlooking the West Side Market. Permission for use of our webcam is given free, at no cost or charge, provided camera is attributed to us - the sponsor and entity paying for the cam. When does something qualify to be named after their sponsor? Crains Cleveland Business has web page right above our webcam link. Why can't we have a link called "InsureCLE's West Side Market" webcam, or other attribution to our sponsorship? Why do editors feel Crains - a private company - or any other company or private entity - qualify to be designated on Wiki... but others not??? Please excuse me, intimately familiar with Wikipedia. Thanks for your help! -PHIL — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pavmaner (talkcontribs) 16:01, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

It's a good question. I've offered an answer at Talk:West Side Market. PRRfan (talk) 16:07, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the thanks![edit]

PRRfan, thanks for the recent thanks! TiMike (talk) 14:32, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 15[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Centennial National Bank, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Unitarian (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:26, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 22[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Edmund McIlhenny (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Tobasco
Union League of Philadelphia (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Second Empire

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:30, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

Eurasian Eagle-Owl Maurice van Bruggen.JPG

by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 21:18, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 30[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited First National Bank (Philadelphia), you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page First National Bank (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 14:19, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Please don't re-add unsourced material[edit]

Per WP:BURDEN, please don't re-add material that has been challenged for lacking a source unless you are able to provide one. Thank you for your understanding. DonIago (talk) 19:19, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh, my bad; I had thought you were removing material without explanation, but now I see a "source?" at the end of the reversion text in your edit summaries. 02:49, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem! DonIago (talk) 13:18, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 1[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Clarence C. Zantzinger, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Alex Brown (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 20:28, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 22[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited David C. Wilson (businessman), you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Whig (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:10, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

D&H edits[edit]

Hi. Wanted to let you know that I appreciate the edits you make after I add sourced info. Just be cognizant of reworking sentences that ultimately make them wordy or conversational. Many RR articles are overwritten; my goal is to make them quick and clean. Otherwise, thank you for everything. You are my second set of eyes!Oanabay04 (talk) 15:35, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

No worries; saw your Thanks, and thanks for those. I did put one verb back in where I think one was needed. PRRfan (talk) 15:39, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that, thanx. Typo on my part. I revised it slightly. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Oanabay04 (talk) 02:20, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 29[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Preston Lea (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added links pointing to Thomas Lea and Brandywine Creek
Union Bank of Delaware (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to James A. Bayard
William Chandler (businessman) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Abolition

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:03, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

James A Bayard the younger[edit]

Please stop changing my edits to this page. I am one of the sources, and I think I know a bit more about Bayard than 100 percent of the American public. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.38.134.185 (talk) 02:57, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Two points: a) A closer look at the page's revision history will show that I'm not the one reverting your edits. (Here's my only recent edit.) And b) You're the international expert on Mr. Bayard? Excellent. I suspect you're also new to editing Wikipedia, so perhaps it would be useful for me to explain how to properly cite one's edits so they don't get rolled back. The coin of the realm on Wikipedia is citing reliable sources. Here's how to do it: type your new text, then create a citation by typing <ref>NAME, DATE, AUTHOR, URL, ETC. OF YOUR SOURCE</ref>. When you save your edit, a new note will appear in the Notes section at the bottom. I know it's less than fully obvious how to play with others here. But one more piece of advice: rather than making uncited edits and then asking other editors not to revert them (a rather classic case of Argument from authority), take your argument to the article's Talk page and hash it out there. Cheers. PRRfan (talk) 03:56, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 6[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited James Sewall, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Elk River and Frenchtown, Maryland (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 12:22, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:33, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

A star for you[edit]

LibertyBellstar.png Philadelphia Barnstar
For your work on the Mill Creek article. --evrik (talk) 03:36, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Hey, a Philly barnstar! Awesome. Thanks! PRRfan (talk) 03:38, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Chester Creek Branch: Station list[edit]

I know you've never edited the Chester Creek Branch article, but since you are such a PRR fan, I'd like your opinion on the station list I added to the article? What's right? What's wrong? What's missing? Anything else? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:49, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, DanTD. Quick thought: Chester Creek Branch and Chester Creek Railroad seem to be pretty duplicative. What about combining the two? I'd suggest keeping Chester Creek Railroad, merging info from Chester Creek Branch into it, and making Chester Creek Branch a redirect. PRRfan (talk) 20:49, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I certainly agree with the merging of the two articles, but I'm not so sure Chester Creek Branch should be the redirect. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 06:04, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
You may be right. Still, my argument for making the article "Chester Creek Railroad" is that it makes more sense to make articles about whole things, not parts of things, even when those whole things later become parts of things. This seems to be the way of many Wikipedia articles; for example, banks (there are many articles about banks that were later merged into other banks). The same seems to generally apply to railroads, including the many articles about fallen flags. What's your argument for making the article "Chester Creek Branch"? PRRfan (talk) 15:53, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Aside from being better known as a separate Pennsylvania Railroad Branch, and it's original ownership by the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad, not too much. I could also point out several subsidiaries that were actually parts of the Long Island Rail Road, which only existed for segments of existing branches, such as the Hicksville and Cold Spring Branch Railroad and Smithtown and Port Jefferson Railroad which became part of the Port Jefferson Branch, or the Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad, which extended the acquired Flushing and North Side Railroad from Great Neck, New York to Port Washington, New York, and completed the Port Washington Branch. I'm not going to bother working on articles of the H&CSB, S&PJ, GN&PW, or any of those other companies any time soon. Mind you, I'm not going to fight tooth and nail to make the railroad article the redirect. Either one would be fine, as long as they include all the details. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm not wedded to the railroad article, either. Let's see if anyone else weighs in at the various Talk pages. PRRfan (talk) 05:13, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, here's one. I just wish we could invite more people in on the discussion. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 05:18, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


Comment from Alphacatmarnie that belongs at Talk:Mighty Servant 2[edit]

33. "Mighty Servant / USS Robards"

Hi the article is about the Mighty Servant, the USS Robards is part of her operational history and so are many other charters, These ship transport many naval vessels of several different countries as well as just the US but, it should not be attached to the opening sentence of the article specifically when there is a whole section on the US Navy ship.

Regards

Alphacatmarnie (talk) 16:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Answering at Talk:Mighty Servant 2. PRRfan (talk) 16:42, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 14[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Park River (Connecticut), you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Watershed (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:04, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Newkirk Monument[edit]

I saw Henry Whitely and Allan Thomson (businessman). If you put any more of these stubs up, please consider tagging them with a stub template and putting a category on them. I would also fill out the talk page templates. --evrik (talk) 18:13, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks; it's good advice, and as a responsible Wikipedian I should be doing more of that. And I would love nothing more than to have help adding to the small amount I've found on these people who together accomplished something momentous. But I've seen little evidence that stub tags, Talk page templates, and broad categories like "19th-century railroad executives" actually entice other editors to flesh out stubs. Have you? PRRfan (talk) 18:56, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 19[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Wilmington, Delaware, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Eyewitness (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Joseph C. Gilpin, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page James Price (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:55, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

SSSS[edit]

Look, I sense an issue here. And no, I'm not an ideologue. I really do think that the references are sketchy at best. Can we do better? Can we find solid acceptable references for this sort of thing? I'm thinking of Moxie Marlinspike, who might just have the verifiable references for this. Does it go on? You and I *know* it does. But I feel that Wikipedia must have the best and most solid references, otherwise Wikipedia can not be taken seriously. I am not against this list, I feel sure that valid entries exist. But they must be "religiously" vetted to withstand the Tea Bagger Contingent who will trot out disturbing and inaccurate prattle about a Wikipedia "Left Wing bias". Taco Viva (talk) 20:50, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

My initial reaction upon seeing the deletion was "someone just wants this to be gone," but then you pointed out that all the names were poorly cited or completely uncited. Your points are all well taken. PRRfan (talk) 02:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
There is potential for a section, but it must be solid. Taco Viva (talk) 03:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Smiles[edit]

I like your User Page. Lots of useful code and links... Taco Viva (talk) 21:35, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I find it far easier to keep a "toolbox" of bits of wikicode than to remember or search for them. PRRfan (talk) 02:28, 9 April 2014 (UTC)