User talk:Pdebee

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Hello, Pdebee, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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July 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Yintan. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Andy Irvine (musician), but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks.  Yinta 23:34, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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For all the work you've done on Andy Irvine's article. Cheers,  Yinta 22:12, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
PS: You do need to polish it once a month Face-wink.svg

Talkback again and a PS as well[edit]

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My recent updates to my user page are not shown when I am not logged in[edit]

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Hello helpful Wikipedians; I re-structured the contents of my user page yesterday and also used the 'hidden' facility to collapse a lot of lists under single-line headers for the reader to click on ('show'/'hide'). Although I saved my changes as I went along, the latest structure of my user page only shows all my changes when I am logged in; when I log out, my user page appears as if I had never made the changes in the first place. I find this rather odd, since all my changes were always effective immediately after I had applied them, regardless of whether I was logged in or out. Very many thanks for any clarification or suggestion(s) anyone might be able to offer. With kind regards; Patrick. Pdebee (talk) 10:18, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

I don't know the cause, but this happens sometimes. I have purged the page to give the servers a kick, which might help. If that doesn't work, you could try bypassing your browser cache - that's Ctrl-F5 in many browsers. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:33, 26 September 2013 (UTC)


A cookie for you![edit]

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Hurdy-gurdy comments[edit]

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on the hurdy gurdy article. I've responded on the talk page there, but I'd encourage you to make the changes you suggest. They all make sense to me. I have one question on the “imbalance” with regard to the Hungarian tradition, but I suspect that I'm just unclear on your feelings there since it seems to me that you actually want more information added, not some sort of paring back. But please feel free to rework the article. I'd say that 70% of what is there is content I wrote a long time ago and it is time for a good shaking up. If you want to add and restructure in the way you suggest, I fully support you.

Fenevad (talk) 08:26, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Also, thanks for the many small edits you made to the article. That's the most systematic clean-up it's had since I stopped actively working on it some time ago due to changes in job and family situation. While I don't have much time to clean it up now, I do appreciate seeing that someone else is taking care of it. It's much appreciated -Fenevad (talk) 08:45, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Dear Fenevad, ;-)
Many thanks for making contact, for reviewing my earlier updates & comments on the hg article and for updating both its talk page and mine in this section; above all, I really appreciate your constructive and encouraging comments there, as well as here, and I have now also responded to you there. I am looking forward to our continued collaboration, whenever convenient to you.
Until then, please keep well.
With kind regards; Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 13:59, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

External link to fansite added by[edit]

Hello '',

I noticed that you added an external link to a fansite in the 'External Links' section of the article about Andy Irvine. I just wanted to warn you that it is very likely that your update will be reverted, because Wikipedia guidelines advise against adding blogs and fansites, as explained at point 11. in the list of 'External links to be avoided'.

I have seen fan-sites added to this article (among others) before, and they were soon reverted by administrators and their 'bots'.

With kind regards; Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 17:21, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

From the other side of the World[edit]

The Barnstar that you have awarded is much appreciated, thank you. Summerdrought (talk) 19:38, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Bot operator's barnstar[edit]

Thank you so much! :) -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:41, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Marcus Turner query[edit]

Hi, Patrick. I've answered your query about the Marcus Turner article on my talk page (I prefer to keep conversations on one page, as I lose track otherwise). Koro Neil (talk) 12:47, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Another response on my talk page. Koro Neil (talk) 01:42, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate[edit]

your cleaning up my spelling, or rather, lack of spelling, at User:WobblyWomen‎'s talk page. I wish we could sit down with a six-pack (or what ever you have in the UK) and discuss your other edit, on her (?) user page. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 16:15, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians cheering up[edit]

Category:Wikipedians cheering up, 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) 21:09, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello Pdebee.Recently you have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much for signing my guestbook. Cheers.Face-smile.svg--Pratyya (Hello!) 14:25, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

PS; Sorry for the delay. I had some real life issues. Face-smile.svg --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:25, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Planxty reunion[edit]

Hi Patrick!

My name is Enricomaria. I read your interesting page on Planxty today. I was in Dublin for the Planxty reunion in 2004, a few days after the New Year's eve. However I'm pretty sure that the concet of the 4th of January was at The Point, not at Vicar's Street as you wrote. I think I still have the ticket somewhere. The problem is that the ticket, if still in existence, is at my old place in Turin, Italy, while at the moment I'm living in Stockholm, Sweden. Anyway, it's not so important and your article is absolutely great. Thanks for your contribution Enrimath (talk) 15:55, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Enrico! Face-smile.svg
Thank you for your message and kind words; they're very much appreciated!
Thank you also for the correction you're suggesting. I will look into the sources I used for the Planxty reunion dates and locations, and then update the present section later on. Normally, I would do this straight away but I am quite busy at the moment and will be for the next few days. However, please know that I will definitely aim to fix this if I can, as I am always striving to ensure there is a third-party source for everything I contribute to the encyclopaedia. Of course, if some of these 3rd-party sources are wrong, then it's going to be tricky! Face-wink.svg
I also notice that you are a brand new user and made your first edit today, and to my user page no less! So, a very warm welcome to you and I hope you will enjoy your time here, either as a reader or maybe also as a contributing editor. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if your user and/or talk pages get updated very soon with a 'Welcome' message from editors who like to take 'newbies' (= newcomers) under their wings.
But if you look at my user page, you will see that I collected a lot of links to Wikipedia articles that provide details about editorial guidelines, such as the 'Manual Of Style' (WP:MOS); you can find all these links here. May I also suggest that, if you want some help in getting started as an editor, you can ask me and I will edit a few pointers in your own user- and talk-pages. You don't *have* to do any of these things, but if you're interested and have the time, then I'll be happy to help you in your first steps. So, just let me know, OK?
Finally, although I made quite a few changes to the Planxty article (and especially to the article on Andy Irvine), one of the essential principles of our encyclopaedia is that these articles do not 'belong' to any one editor: we all contribute what we can without any article ever becoming 'mine'. In my case, I just happen to have been a Planxty (and Irvine) fan for a long time and had kept a lot of reference material (mainly my collection of folk music magazines) that proved very useful to update the articles. I am still working on the Irvine article and the next tasks will be to create related articles for some of the albums. Then, of course, we need more photos but these are very difficult to include because of the copyright rules in Wikipedia.
So, Enrico, thank you for your helpful message and I will update this section when I have done a bit more research into the topic. Until then, please keep well, and enjoy reading my user page for useful links to get you started as an editor, if you wish.
With kindest regards for now; Face-smile.svg
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 16:50, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, Enrico; Face-smile.svg
I was intrigued by your earlier message and, after supper, I went into my dusty Archives Room (Face-wink.svg) and checked various sources. I am *very* happy to report that you were absolutely correct: Planxty indeed played three extra gigs at the Point Theatre on 3, 4 and 5 January 2005, which I had omitted to include in both the Planxty and Andy Irvine articles! I also consulted O'Toole's book who, in the two paragraphs (on page 323) about the gigs at the Point, wrote: "The next two concerts happened on 3 and 4 January 2005." He doesn't mention 5 January 2005, but the Tara web site still has all these dates advertised to this day, and they include "5 January, 2005"; so, I will also add this date (in both articles) until someone tells me s/he knows for sure that they did *not* play on that day and that O'Toole was therefore correct (i.e., that he did not omit it in error).
Once again, Enrico, thank you *very* much for helping me to correct this oversight on my part! Face-smile.svg
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 20:20, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Patrick! Thanks for the useful info about Wikipedia's editing and for confirming that I can still count on my memory :). I'll gladly have a look to your other articles. Thakns again (talk) 08:18, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Enrico! Face-smile.svg
You're welcome; I am grateful to you for pointing out this oversight on my part; so I owe you one!
By the way, next time you want to experiment as an editor, just sign in using your username ('Enrimath') and then let me know if you need any assistance. If I am around, the Status light will display 'Online' in green at the top right hand corner of my userpage.
Until then, please keep well and happy! Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 12:02, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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Typo Team Barnstar[edit]

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Saw all the corrections you made on the projects works completed page. Great job! Here's a barnstar for you! Jason Quinn (talk) 22:26, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
@Jason Quinn: Dear Jason; Face-smile.svg
Thank you! This is very kind and thoughtful of you, and I appreciate it very much.
I have been busy on non-Wiki projects of late and only logging in to carry out low-level editorial activity. But normal Typo Team service will be resumed soon. Until then, 'Spirit of Eagle' is clearly doing a phenomenal job, don't you think?
Also, I enjoyed reading your user page and it seems our editorial approaches are quite similar, even though your contributions are clearly way ahead of mine! This makes your award even more meaningful to me.
So, thank you once again for the barnstar, and for all your efforts in support of our encyclopaedia!
Please keep well and happy, Jason. Face-smile.svg
With kindest regards for now;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 10:20, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

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Cheers! "We could read for-EVER; reading round the wiki!" (talk) 18:31, 31 October 2014 (UTC)