User talk:Peter Greenwell

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image Three araucarias.jpg[edit]

Hey Peter, cool photo. I love araucarias. It would be great if you could add to pic some data about where it was taken, just for the curious, like me.

cheers, alexander110 02:08, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Red Cedar move[edit]

Hi Peter1968! I have already listed two botanical sources in Toona ciliata:

  • NSW FloraOnline by Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. See:
In that site the current name of the Red Cedar is Toona ciliata M.Roem. and Toona australis (F.Muell.) Harms is a synonym.
  • GRIN Taxonomy for Plants by USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. See:
Also in this site the current name is T. ciliata M.Roem., and there are 3 synonyms: Cedrela toona, Cedrela velutina, and Toona australis Harms. This site gives natural distribution: Afganistan, China, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, AUSTRALIA (NSW and Queensland).

Other online sources, for example:
  • Australian Plant Census by Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. See:
Toona ciliata M.Roem. is again the correct name and Toona australis (F.Muell.) Harms is a synonym.
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility. See:
The correct name is Toona ciliata Roemer. Synonyms are missing but the common name is Australian Redcedar. Also the distribution map shows that Australia is included in the distributional range. (The map does not show the total range and it includes also some areas where the species is exotic.)
  • AgroForestryTree Database by World Agroforestry Centre. See:
The current name is Toona ciliata M.Roem. and there are six synonyms including Toona australis (F. Muell.) Harms. Common names are: Australian red cedar, Australian toon, Burma cedar, Burma toon, Indian cedar, Indian mahogany, Indian toon, moulmein cedar, Queensland red cedar, red cedar, toon tree, toona tree. Geographic distribution, native: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. Australia is missing from this list but identity of the species is clear because of the synonym T. australis and the common name Australian red cedar.
  • NCBI taxonomy database. See:
Toona ciliata is the correct name and Toona australis is a synonym.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System by Smithsonian Institution. See:
Toona ciliata. Taxonomic Status, Current Standing: ACCEPTED
Search result for Toona australis: Taxonomic Status, Current Standing: NOT ACCEPTED - SYNONYM. Krasanen (talk) 19:02, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Image sizes[edit]

Not sure why the edit -- I based the image sizes on what I had seen around wikipedia, as well as what permitted reasonable legibility. Almost every logo is reproduced between 200 and 250 pixels wide. And you change to 100px. Most screen shots are between 280 and 320 pixels wide. And you change it to 150px. Why? This isn't wapedia. I have reverted the images to the smallest reasonable sizes, to satisfy you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Simonwright (talkcontribs) 05:37, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Monroe D.[edit]

You may well be right. I tend to revert most undescribed deletions, especially by anons and especially from heavily-vandalized articles. If you think the material should be deleted or trimmed due to the lack of sources then go ahead. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 01:50, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

April 2008[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently copied the contents of a page and pasted it into another with a different name. Specifically, you copied the contents of Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted. This is what we call a "cut and paste move", and it is very undesirable because it splits the article's history, which is needed for attribution and is helpful in many other ways. The mechanism we use for renaming an article is to move it to a new name which both preserves the page's history and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. In most cases, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. If there is an article that you cannot move yourself by this process, follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Requested moves to request the move by another. Also, although this instance has been repaired, if there are any other articles that you copied and pasted, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:36, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


I don't understand. What mean "folksy edits" ?

Can you explain ? Nicolas.le-guen (talk) 15:12, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

chook picture - tree[edit]

I think it might be a mulberry tree. --TheJosh (talk) 01:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


It looks like the problem is with the license on Commons - that version uses a GFDL license with disclaimers, while the en Wikipedia version doesn't. Would you mind changing the license on the Commons version from "GFDL-en" to just "GFDL"? Kelly hi! 05:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Nata4.png listed for deletion[edit]

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An admin will do so soon. Thank you for your understanding.--OsamaK 10:53, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Just read back my comment at Talk:Warwick Armstrong and it reads a lot harsher than I intended. Sorry if I offended. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 11:27, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Remoteluxury1.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Eyes Oveworld cover.jpg)[edit]

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Les Norton[edit]

Thanks for the comment on my talk page. I will try and explain my position in more detail than is possible in an edit summary and hopefully it will make more sense.

I removed the PROD tag because I think there could possibly be a case made that the article is worth keeping. I have my personal doubts about whether the topic is encyclopedic, but I could be wrong; there may be an encyclopedic article that can be written about the subject. I am wary to allow it to be deleted through the PROD process and without a discussion at AfD because at the very least I feel the series of books is notable, even if the character isn't.

I have heard of Les Norton the fictional character and I have never read any of the books, although I can't recall where (perhaps an in-flight magazine?). This leads me to believe that the character may have become of interest to a wider group of people other than just fans of the books and that there may be third-party independent sources that establish notability. As I said, I have my doubts, but AfD has surprised me before. At the moment, I don't know enough to say which way I would !vote at AfD should it end up there; this would probably depend on arguments made by others.

While the article as it is exists is not encyclopedic in tone or up to the standard that we would like to see, these things should be fixed through editing rather than deletion. Even if the topic is deemed to be non-notable, some of the content could be merged to the Robert G. Barrett article or at the very least the title to be redirected there.

I have no objections to you listing it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. I just feel the topic deserves discussion before deletion. I hope my position now makes some sense. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk

Jack off ...[edit]

May I say how much I enjoyed your front page. And for more than one reason. Cheers. -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 07:31, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Husk (fantasy trilogy)[edit]

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Re: St. James station photo[edit]

Hi Peter,

Yes they are 'borrowing' my photo. I'm not too fussed though, it's only an old photo.

As for maps of St. James station tunnels, my best bet would be to go to the State/Mitchell Library on Macquarie St. The tunnels are now closed, so it's 'enter at your own risk'.

Hope this helps. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hohohob (talkcontribs) 09:40, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 20:15, 16 April 2012 (UTC)