User talk:PeteVerdon

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In order to keep conversations together, I have copied my responses on other people's talk pages to here, and will continue to do so in the future. I will always reply on the other person's page as well, though, so that they receive a "new message" notification. For the same reason, please always reply to me here.

Ho-there, Pete. Thought that I would drop a note to create your talk page and make you look less like a newbie. :-)

Have fun.

James F. (talk) 01:24, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Civility[edit]

You show an enourmous amount of civility in your vote, while I disagree with it, thanks for your show of adult manners. I wish the others who shared your viewpoint could do the same. The world needs more people with your sense of decency. Agriculture 09:24, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Video recorder scheduling code[edit]

I'm not angry about this, but might I suggest you look a little deeper before summarily deleting things? The comment in the page history explained what this page (with its content of [placeholder] was for - I was merging a number of articles into one and I wanted an existing page to make sure the redirect links were valid. The body of the article has now been written. PeteVerdon 15:22, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

In future if you want to use a placeholder the standard template is {{inuse}}. Anything else is normally speedily deleted. Note the whole point about speedy deletion is that it's quick: if we hung around to check the full context and history of every page we deleted speedy deletions would become a joke. And if these things get left and you weren't doing anything with it there is a chance they can be forgotten (because they no longer show up on Special:Newpages even with the default set to 500 pages). -- Francs2000 | Talk 15:28, 29 August 2005 (UTC)
Fair enough. I'll use that next time. PeteVerdon 15:33, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

WU Real Ale[edit]

Nice to see you were still using the stillages I bought in 1997. Did anything else survive from those days? I gave my heart and soul and about 10% of my degree mark to that festival! Nik M 12:09, 31 August 2005

braces (sailing)[edit]

Is this the plural? Normally, wikipedia articles are about the singular object; in this case brace (sailing) is more appropriate. Josh Parris # 23:34, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

It's true that this is a plural, but "the braces" are normally considered as a whole - even if you're only moving one sail, which you generally don't, you still need to work with both of its braces. For this reason, "braces" as an article title sounds far more natural to me. PeteVerdon 23:41, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

"Trivia" in Farnham[edit]

Could you explain a bit more fully why you immediately reverted the link I added (fairly unobtrusively, I thought) from a little-known Farnham to the better-known town? I ended up at the small Farnham's page (can't remember if it was a link or a search or what) when I should have been at the large one - only because I used to live near the larger Farnham did I recognise that I was in the wrong place. I added the link as a signpost to anyone else in the same situation who's not in a position to spot the difference.

Removing it, particularly with "rv trivia" instead of a proper explanation, seems somewhat unjustified. Is there something I don't know? PeteVerdon 00:38, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

If you ended up at "Farnham, X", when you should have been at "Farnham, Y" then the link that took you there is incorrect and needs to be updated. If an article discussing "Farnham, X" linked to "Winchester" by mistake you'd correct the link, not add a link "Farnham, X" to the "Winchester" article. Mentioning another settlement whose only connection is sharing a name (and one wasn't named after the other) is unencyclopedic trivia. Joe D (t) 01:01, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
"If an article discussing "Farnham, X" linked to "Winchester" by mistake you'd correct the link, not add a link "Farnham, X" to the "Winchester" article"
True, but if a Google search for Farnham, X sent me to Winchester¹, I'd be glad of a link in the "See Also" section pointing me where I needed to go - I can't edit Google's index for them.
You seem to have strong views on this, though, which I'm not interested in arguing with. Leave it out if it makes you happy. PeteVerdon 01:20, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
1. Not that it's likely to, seeing as this is an analogy rather than a real situation, but let's say Farnham was mentioned a lot in the Winchester article for some reason.

Thank you[edit]

I've been reading some of the articles you wrote and worked on about ales and casks and related subjects. Thank you for writing such elegant and descriptive prose! I'm glad we have writers like you here. Best of luck to you! — Catherine\talk 02:13, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments. Another area I've done similar work on in the past is the rigging of tall ships - things like gaskets, footropes, and clewlines and buntlines. A few pretty pictures there too! PeteVerdon 19:29, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Psst[edit]

Check out this page. Pass it along. Nudge nudge. -- evrik 17:15, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

The Tuttle, OK Article[edit]

Sorry for intruding upon your time, but would you mind heading over back to that article's talk page and registering your pro-keep opinion in the straw poll I set up on whether to keep it or not? Talk:Tuttle, Oklahoma#Trivia Much obliged. — WCityMike (T | C) 00:12, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Save "List of school pranks" From Deletion[edit]

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Weak keep. It's information, it's generally accurate, and in the nature of the subject this is likely to be a more concise and legible source than most others. If I'm reading a story or personal account that mentions a "reverse arm wrestle", for instance, then I'd be glad that Wikipedia can tell me what one is. 20:11, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Maikel 20:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Smile[edit]

I saw your picture of a man at a beer festival in the most unlikely page: Tap (valve). It gave me a smile, so I'm spreading it to you. Cheers! SilkTork 16:35, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Sandi Thom[edit]

That's what I thought, yeah. Stupid smartarse hippie. I think we should still get mohawks and spit in her hair. Maybe she'll have sex with me. Probably not though.--Crestville 16:49, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Bosun's Chair[edit]

Great photo on the boatswain's chair page, clear, useful, all that, in focus, good angle, catchy. KP Botany 17:41, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Two six heave[edit]

Any chance of an ISBN for the Tall Ships Trust publication? No need to reply :) Fiddle Faddle 14:38, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

To be honest, I'm not certain that it's got one. Unfortunately I have only a PDF copy, though I know it was originally published on paper. Not the most easily-verified source, I admit, but I thought it was better than nothing. PeteVerdon 18:42, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Batu Lintang camp[edit]

Thanks for your correction, Pete - I love WP:Wikignomes! Jasper33 20:51, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Old image[edit]

No doubt you've forgotten about Image:Gerber Multitool.jpg, but if you still have it and some spare time, a set of three nicer pictures (one fully compacted, another with the pliers extended, and a third with everything out) would be great. --Gwern (contribs) 02:05 17 June 2007 (GMT)

Done: Image:GerberMultiToolClosed.jpg, Image:GerberMultitoolPliers.jpg, Image:GerberMultitoolOpen.jpg. I'll leave you to put them into the appropriate article(s). PeteVerdon 09:53, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Great. I'll move'em over to Commons and work them into some articles. --Gwern (contribs) 16:16 17 June 2007 (GMT)

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Shabab Oman[edit]

Hello there! I was just creepily rifling through your photographs of the 2005 Tall Ships' Races, and I was wondering if you'd be willing to contribute any pictures of the Shabab Oman or her crew to the poor boat's tragically imageless Wikipedia page. There's one on Wikimedia Commons, but it fails to impress. --Fullobeans (talk) 20:11, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Matchboxes[edit]

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