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NHS categories[edit]

I don't think that we can put all NHS trusts in England into subcategories any more. Too many don't fit, and are not stable configurations. For example many teaching hospitals and DGHs also run community services. So do many Mental health trusts. But generally the community services are subject to a periodic tendering programme.

The only really clearly defined categories are foundation trusts and non-foundation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rathfelder (talkcontribs) 10:53, 24 November 2013


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Patan, Udaipur[edit]

Hey I saw your edit of Patan, Udaipur I'm having some trouble with this article. The creator is set on including every person who lives in the village to the page. I cannot have it deleted because its a village but I am also on my second revert so my hands are tied. What do you recomend? --Youngdrake (talk) 17:06, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Youngdrake: I know how you feel, Boraj Tanwaran (talk · contribs) has recreated the page Boraj Tanwaran(BT) and then added a lot of genealogical information to it. AGF but I suspect this is sourced to a page the editor wrote themself. They have stopped removing the speedy tags, but keep asking if they can remove them. I have advised them that they arent allowed to.
I'm not sure about "can't have it deleted", as the 'BT' village page they created was taken to AfD here and deleted because its existence was not reliably sourced. Even the Hindi version of the page was nominated for deletion.
3RR doesnt apply to vandalism, though that's debateable here, or IIRC to unsourced content. 220 of Borg 09:24, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
The BT page has 'just' been deleted. :-\ 220 of Borg 09:45, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot I had given up hope! Sorry if I was inncorect about the policy I'm still quite new. --Youngdrake (talk) 11:47, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Don't take anything I say as 'gospel' I haven't read a lot of WP policy in detail, just 'picked it up' as I went along. :-o At least the editor here isn't malicious. (Just not listening.) See here for an account hopping 'spammer' that created a pile of pages about themself today under BS page names. Don't be surprised if the 'BT' page is re-created. --220 of Borg 12:48, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Said so! Boraj Tawaran, slight spelling change, created @ 16:30! --220 of Borg 16:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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"University of Booni" and Booni itself[edit]

Hi PamD!
When I first saw "University of Booni" I thought it might have been a cricket in-joke. (On the subject of cricket, I'm considering offering some sort of prize for correctly counting the number of cricket in-jokes here as well as a special commendation for anyone who picks up what the "18 Brumaire" joke is about.)
It looks like there are a a few colleges affiliated with the University of Malakand in that area.
It also looks like there really is a village called "Booni" (so spelled) in Chitral District.
It may well be that the English is the third language of the people who are making the changes. I'll keep looking into it. Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 10:44, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Thank you[edit]

I'd just like to say, I've had a look through your userboxes, and I really appreciate that you've given blood 77 times. Quite a lot, I personally really like that there are people willing enough to help people they may never meet, whether that's giving blood or something else...

Basically, thank you, I think it's amazing.

m8e39 06:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Years[edit]

Thanks for notifying.[1] I had lost touch with these pages due to huge rise of new pages on my watchlist. But never too late, I've opposed that proposal. Seemed pretty childish too.

I want to tag more articles for years wikiproject, but list is too high, have a view.[2] OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 10:22, 10 July 2014 (UTC)