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Your edit of my comment[edit]

[1]. Please explain. — (talk) 07:08, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello? I would very much like to know why you meddled with my WT:AT comment. If you gave an explanation somewhere, I missed it, and as far as I can tell, your edit did nothing useful or helpful. Please do correct me if I’m wrong. — (talk) 06:21, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Andy? — (talk) 18:32, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Well then… please never touch my Talk-space contributions again. Ever. At all. If a problem does arise, you are more than welcome on my Talk page, but please keep your metaphorical hands to yourself. — (talk) 19:30, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #141[edit]

Materials Horizons article proposed deletion[edit]

Hi Andy. Another user RandyKitty, who tends to patrol the journals section and is part of WP:NJournals wishes to delete the page related to the journal because they deem it to be Non-notable new journal. Not indexed in any selective databases, no independent sources. Does not meet WP:NJournals or WP:GNG.

Any advice on what to do to prevent this occuring? Thanks DrJWoolf (talk) 22:08, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

@DrJWoolf: I have no doubt a neutral editor will not allow it to happen. I have already added on independent source. You may have others to add. Be patient. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:52, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi Andy, it seems despite my best effort that this will be deleted. It's due to be added to SCI in the near future so I'll probably create it again at that point. I've saved it for future use once this happens. DrJWoolf (talk) 13:11, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
@DrJWoolf: Yes, sadly, that may happen. But if it does, and once there is a SCI listing, don't recreate it; you can request "undeletion", and your work will be restored. Bear in mind that WP:NJournals is not a bnding policy, just a few editors' collective personal thoughts. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:44, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Thanks for the info on that, didn't realise that was possible. I'll probably try some other editing soon and hopefully that will be more successful. DrJWoolf (talk) 13:59, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

One person supporting dose not a consensus make[edit]

Thus restoring. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:46, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

One? You clearly missed the consensus as evaluated by the neutral admin, User:Plastikspork, who closed the TfD. You have, again, broken articles, as I have already pointed out to you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:48, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Feel free to remove unsupported parameters from the template in articles. We already have 5 opposing. If we include the neutral admin you have two supporting. That consensus was a joke. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:56, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Curious: which consensus? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:30, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2015-04[edit]

18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

RSC 2015-01-20[edit]


Hello from by the door.

The Molewrangler (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Andy[edit]

Hello Andy,

Thank you so much for your help.

Mroussenova (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello Andy (again)[edit]

Hi Andy, how many beers do you have? Cheers Paul Insidecircles (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Andy[edit]

Hello Andy, can I buy you a beer? Drjez25 (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Can I buy you a (cheap) beer? Dannielle156 (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Can I buy you a beer? Colster198 (talk) 11:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


is it me you're looking for? Boyceterous-Rex (talk) 11:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Andy[edit]

Hi Andy, really enjoying the Wikipedia training. I'd love to buy you a beer.

JonSatriani (talk) 11:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


hello how are you. Charlotterowley01 (talk) 11:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Bore da Andy. Syt oyt ti heddau? Sargent123 (talk) 15:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Can you buy me a beer? TCW35 (talk) 15:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Greetings Andy. Prettypoppet (talk) 15:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Hello Andy, can I buy you a beer? Inorganicguy (talk) 15:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Hi Andy, Thank you for the training. Melbelle2612 (talk) 15:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello Andy, thanks for showing me how to edit Wikipedia. Msuxg (talk) 15:12, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Greetings Andy![edit]

Can you buy me a beer? OptimisticallyCynical (talk) 15:12, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

TFD for Template:Infobox academic division[edit]

Following a DRV closure, this TFD has been relisted. If you are still interested in this discussion, please feel free to contribute at the new listing. — xaosflux Talk 04:21, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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Removing banner from Harry Mark Petrakis article[edit]

On the article I wrote for Wikipedia on author Harry Mark Petrakis, you put a banner across the top. This is what it says:

This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (August 2014)

That banner was put up in August 2014, before the November 2014 publication of Petrakis's autobiography, "Song of My Life." When it came out, I returned to my article and added numerous citations to the autobiography to verify much biographical information. So will you look at my article again, and take the banner off now? Thank you. Lambrini Papangelis Lambrini Papangelis (talk) 21:02, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #142[edit]

Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

RSC 2015-01-27[edit]

Thanks for the training[edit]

Cheers Andy, very useful. Wellsy1989 (talk) 11:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for the training session. TheOxfordDom (talk) 11:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Testing sending talk page message. 0310028m (talk) 11:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy![edit]

Thanks for the talk! I owe you a beer! Chembuilder (talk) 11:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

I've now saved a new page called 'bleach activator' and extended a page that already existed 'sodium nonanoyloxybenzenesulfonate'. After the lunch & learn in October, I extended a similar page 'tetraacetylethylenediamine' and can see that others have edited it since! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chembuilder (talkcontribs) 21:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Thanks for the training today. Rosalindsearle (talk) 11:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Andy[edit]

Hi Andy! Thanks for the course on how to use Wikipedia. Emmatractor (talk) 11:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy[edit]

Thanks for the Wikipedia training. Fluorogrol (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Greetings Andy can you buy me a beer? Jmidje (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi Andy! Thanks for the Wikipedia lesson! 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Andy![edit]

Hi Andy - thanks for the tutorial. Great to meet you :) Nicholasbailey87 (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for teaching us. Bowleye (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi there Andy. Protactinium91 (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Testing, testing. Mansam501 (talk) 14:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

IVR page now online[edit]

Thanks for the help Andy, my page is now online - IVR (intramolecular vibrational redistribution). I'll hopefully get time to expand it soon Jmidje (talk) 16:46, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Manchester Grammar School and advice[edit]

After despairing for years, a member of staff contacted me on User talk:ClemRutter#Manchester Grammar School

I posted a reply that I would like you to look over on his page. User talk:Serendipityrules. I would hope we could use this to welcome on board other new editors of his professional status. Can you have a look please- I will also ping Harry. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 01:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Adele[edit]

Hi Andy. I must confess I thought her nationality had been changed by one of those people who like to participate in the British v individual constituent country edit warring that goes on from time to time (often because they simply prefer the use of one term rather than the other). It happens quite a lot with Scotland articles, and if I see the nationality changed without a reason I always tend to revert to whatever the original was. But I'm very happy to go with your decision on this one. This is Paul (talk) 11:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)