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I'm no IT expert, but I've always assumed that you can't edit the history page -the comments are those you make manually when you edit the article, or are automatically generated by rollback or various bots. AFAIK, only developers can change history, and they are unlikely to do so without a very good reason.

You're right about vandalism, I have all the NAm species I've seen on my watchlist, and articles like Bald Eagle are regular targets

Let me know if I can help with any info for the missing articles. Most of these, almost by definition, are peripheral to the US, but I have the Croom Helm family guides for several families, and the field guides for Venezuela, Costa Rica and T&T for species having ranges extending that far south.

Good luck, jimfbleak 05:51, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

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Template:Infobox city ma1[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you made a copy of Template:Infobox Town MA and changed the leader field to default to "Mayor". Were you planning on making any additional changes to the template? If that was the only change you were planning to do, your template is not really necessary as you can change the leader_title to whatever you want with Template:Infobox Town MA. -- Gogo Dodo 20:24, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Re your message: Ah, okay. Thryduulf already fixed the problem that prompted me to contact you [1]. I'm not familiar with how the government of cities/towns are usually setup in Massachusetts, but if the Worcester setup is common, you might want to modify the Infobox Town MA template to support the city manager, mayor, and city council. That way it can be used with other cities/towns. -- Gogo Dodo 22:18, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


Osprey[edit]

Your comment reminded me to ask a US editor to look at Osprey to check two points.

  1. Is the distinction bewteen the American and nominate ssp correct?
  2. The sex and age plumage distinctions are based on the nominate form. Do they apply to the American ssp too?

Thanks for any help you can give

jimfbleak 06:30, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for comments - I've been away for a few days, so lots of catching up to do. jimfbleak 15:41, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Rock pigeon link removed?[edit]

Hello,

If you could take a minute, I'd like to know why you removed the link I added to the Rock pigeon article. Were those birds not rock pigeons? The article is just a stub, I'd like to expand it. Please reply on my talk page or the article talk page when you get a minute. Thank you!--Son of More 06:12, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

{{CongBio}} and {{CongBio2}}[edit]

One should only use {[tl|CongBio2}} for People who served up to or after 1991. Otherwise, use {{CongBio}}. See Caleb Cushing. —Markles 18:10, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

List of current members of the United States House of Representatives[edit]

Great work!—Markles 05:51, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Import Wikitable from US House Current Members[edit]

Expanding on your idea of another list, how's this: I'd like to import the wikitable someone created for the List of current members of the United States House of Representatives and import it to the Congressional roster of the 110th Congress. The graphics I think make for a better read, although it does extend out the article a bit more. The other option is to link the table from a seperate article to the 110th. I'd also like to create the same wikitable for the U.S. Senators over the next few weeks. They then could be used as a template for future congresses as we move forward. Any strong thoughts either way. No comments I'd interpret as to go forward............ Pmeleski 12:22, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Sounds great, having this information (in the nice table format) integrated, rather in a separate article. Either way it will definitely be an improvement over the past situation. Let me know what I can do to help - it seems like you've got a lot of this under control. :-) Qqqqqq 18:26, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

The Sortable Table[edit]

Well, you can put them by state now by clicking on the sorting button in the state column. I'm not an expert with the techie stuff, the sortable CSS class only works when the cells are equally sized. But thank you for the compliment otherwise, feel free to help me finish that table off and/or expand it into new categories! Just H 01:05, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Maine's 5th congressional district[edit]

Great Article! Sounds like a notable contribution to Wikipedia. I would reccomend you put a source and also some external links for pages with more info. Again, THANKS A LOT!!! Nenyedi 01:11, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

List of United States Representatives from Foo[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of United States Representatives from Minnesota. It is about to get deleted (any day now) and I think that would be a shame. —Markles 21:01, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Bird lists[edit]

I just have to say that we have been doing almost the exact same thing the last few days Special:Contributions/Basar. Good thing we didn't do it for the same state. Basar 05:08, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Massachusetts[edit]

Yellowdesk, I've made a first attempt at narrowing the focus of the Massachusetts article. I've also noticed there are now two articles of famous people from Massachusetts. One is the List I've created moving all the names off the Massachusetts article, the other is a previously named article . They should probably be merged. You can find them at the see also area for Category:People from Massachusetts. Let me know what you think of my consolidation.Pmeleski 00:15, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

It's a start.
* Probably desirable to create a stand-alone list for the federal parks/heritage/wildlife areas, and cite that list in some section.

-- Yellowdesk 20:22, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I found the stand-alone list for federally supervised areas. If you had described your edits all the time in the edit summary, I would not have missed it. It's good practice, and saves editors that are sympathetic to your efforts confusion and grief. -- Yellowdesk 04:43, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

I like the box. It seems to be looking much better. Ideally I see the article as a nice box, which it has, then a series of brief intros pointing to full articles. After all, our state is densely populated and has a long history, all of which is central to the history of the United States. Just about every topic can use an article. As to how much of this I will do, I don't know. It isn't my area of interest. One thing leads to another in Wikipedia and before you know it you are contributing to a chain of articles all of which have to be corrected or filled in before you can do the thing in which you originally were interested. Thanks for the invite.Dave 15:59, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

.Pmeleski, Thanks for inviting me to look over your edits to the history section. Alas, I won't have time to properly read it carefully till next week, and I'll comment then. -- Yellowdesk 01:28, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Woonsocket[edit]

I've fixed the infobox template to show the picture. Nice pic though you may want to crop it a little since it is a bit too tall. --Polaron | Talk

Snipe[edit]

no problem. jimfbleak 06:14, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Stonechat[edit]

Hi. You asked me about Stonechats a little while ago. The simplest answer is that there is no common agreement yet on whether the three groups of subspecies should be treated as separate species; however, some authorities haven't yet considered the split proposal, so their current sticking with the status quo (lumping the three) shouldn't be taken as support for lumping. In terms of the American list, I'd suggest sticking with the AOU approach for the moment (you could add a note though, to explain that Siberian Stonechat is the taxon involved). Do come back to me if you'd like to discuss further. SP-KP 11:46, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Bird FA[edit]

I'm happy to help. But be warned, it is a huge huge task, and you'll loathe the article. Passionately. But hey, it needs doing. Sabine's Sunbird talk 02:40, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

I'll do what I can, jimfbleak 06:42, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
I will too, I think we should add more information of general interest. Right now it appears to dwells a little too much on phylogenetics. Shyamal 01:57, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Links[edit]

The Nicaragua link is worthless, none of the PDFs open. I haven't checked the other ones but they are probably worth removing too. Have you left a note with the person adding them? Sabine's Sunbird talk 01:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I looked at the third website, it was really hard to navigate so I guess it can go too. I also noticed that the author of the site is the same as the editor that added it. If he persists in adding it you can add a notice to the WP:SPAM talk page asking for help, or to the WP:BIRD. Sabine's Sunbird talk 21:05, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

tags[edit]

I appreciate what you are doing, tagging bird articles, a useful and necessary job. However, I have concerns about the number you are tagging as stub level. Few, if any, of the article have a stub tag, and most are a reasonable length. Whilst many could be expanded, they are not stubs, and imho should not be tagged as such on the article or talk pages. Thanks, jimfbleak 11:21, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Bird[edit]

It's got some to go yet. Feeding needs citing, the first bit of breeding is a mess, and role in culture needs a clean up. Mostly I'm going as fast as I can find references. Sabine's Sunbird talk 06:35, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Please see my reply on my page. —Markles 13:09, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

I've also noticed some of the delegations (i.e. NH, CT and VT-there may be others ) have A/L representation listed at the ordinal congresses, but listed as district representation when you look at the congressional rosters from each state. The ordinal congresses are cited, so I'm fixing NH right now. Not sure if it's a big deal, but thought I'd try to correct those delegatons. Does take a bit of time.......Pmeleski 11:31, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Can you give me an example of an ordinal congress that has the error you're asking about? Thanks. --Appraiser 02:07, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

The ordinal Congresses seem to be fine, since those are referenced. But the rosters from some states list district representation when they should be at-large (i.e. New Hampshire). For example, from 1789-1847 all reps were elected at-large according to the early ordinal congresses. However, the representative congressional roster shows them elected by distict. Not a big deal, but slightly innacurate. CT and VT also appear this way. There may be other states.Pmeleski 00:59, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Hmm...I would have thought the delegations articles were more accurate. They were all done before I started, but I usually go by them when creating ordinal congress articles. If you find any errors that you don't fix yourself, will you put a note on the corresponding talk page? Thanks.--Appraiser 13:22, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Bird collaboration of the month[edit]

As a member of WP:BIRD you are invited to this month's collaboration

Shyamal 02:23, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Congressional biographies[edit]

Where are you copying these from? Please include your source. Also, you must write in complete sentences, this is not a list-serve of snipettes, it's an encyclopedia. Please clean up biographies you have already adding by rewriting in complete sentences, and including the source you copied it from showing that it is not in copyright. Thank you. KP Botany 22:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

It would only take you five minutes more to write the article in complete sentences, whereas I, because I don't have the source handy, spent fifty minutes rewriting one of them. It is worse than having nothing, because the style is so poor they look like the sort of articles that need deleted, and this creates far more work for people to correct, discuss and research, than it would be to just write it in English the first time around. Please just write complete sentences, so that you have robust stubs that can just sit parked until someone is ready to work on them. Also, please quote your source, whether it's copyrighted or not. Thanks. KP Botany 22:35, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. After you post, if you pop a link on my talk page, I will do a quick edit for you. KP Botany 00:17, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Connecticut delegations[edit]

Sorry, I don't think you saw my reply (I put it on my talk page). I thing you should rearrange the At-large reps on the Delegations page before going further with the At-large seats on the At-large page.—Markles 02:39, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

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Lists of reps[edit]

Saw your work on Vermont's at-large congressional district. I suggest:

  1. Only shading the party column not the entire row (name, years, town, etc.); and
  2. Don't link solitary years (see WP:MOS).
    • Wrong: [[1905]]
    • Right: 1905
    • Right: [[1905-03-04]]

Markles 12:00, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

  • I repeat: please don't link solitary years. If you don't know the full date, then don't link the year at all.—Markles 14:21, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

John Cramer (representative)[edit]

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Thomas Treadwell Davis[edit]

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People with the surname Smith[edit]

Hi. As another volunteer, I appreciate your enthusiasm about improving articles. Regarding People with the surname Smith:
Instead of adding multiple links to different individuals with the same first name (such as Kenny Smith, American basketball player and announcer, and Kenny Smith, American football player; and Lane Smith, American actor, and Lane Smith, American children's book author and illustrator), would you please consider making disambiguation pages along the lines of Harry Smith, Steven Smith, or Adam Smith (disambiguation) that could be linked exactly once in the top part of the list? --Orlady 02:17, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Please feel free to edit that article. I have no interest in "owning" it! --Orlady 13:26, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Aaron Ward (representative)[edit]

When you created Aaron Ward (representative), you added the categories Category:Members of the United States House of Representatives from New York and . However, the Members… category is a subcategory of …politicians, so I deleted …politicians. It ought not be used when it's redundant.—Markles 13:01, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Categories, presidential[edit]

One pretty good reason for

is the difference between a biographical article, and an article about an event having a relation to the process, like a primary, convention, debate, and so on.
-- Yellowdesk (talk) 04:03, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

List of United States Representatives from New Jersey[edit]

Hi! I was cleaning up the NJ US Rep Delegation and came across the aforementioned list. Was going to add/fix links on the New York List as I had time but had a thought before proceeding. Is this type of list kind of duplicative if all the reps are alphabetized already under Category: United States Representatives from New Jersey?????? The list is not as colorful, but most of the same type of info is available there? 1 less thing to maintain??????...Pmeleski (talk) 12:27, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

From time to time these "List of United States Representatives from" articles are nominated for AFD because in most cases they offer less information than the "United States Congressional Delegations from" articles. User:Markles is probably the major supporter of these articles, probably because he spent a lot of time on the one for Massachusetts. There is some discussion about them here. There is plenty of work to do, especially in the New York Delegations article, but I suggest that you work on whichever ones interest you the most. I know you would get resistance trying to delete any "List of United States Representatives from" articles though. Thanks for all your help creating missing articles for members of congress.--Appraiser (talk) 18:07, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Massachusetts birds[edit]

Looks ok - any other general info which could go in the lead commenting on avian distribution in MA woul be great. I tweaked it a bit. Link AOU too. I don't know enough about the individual birds to comment on the comprehensiveness of the list but will take your word it's ok.cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:01, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

WP:LOTD[edit]

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Merger proposal[edit]

Please see discussion at Talk:United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2008#Merger proposalMarkles 00:16, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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FYI[edit]

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Suttonia[edit]

No! What you did was very correct indeed! Thanks for fixing it up, I added the plant as a disambiguation. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 14:36, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Falcipennis and Dendragapus[edit]

Hi. I noticed you changed Falcipennis to a redirect to Dendragapus. I have no opinions on whether there's one genus or two, but could you tell me what authority you're following? —JerryFriedman (Talk) 23:05, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I wish we had some standard authority for taxonomy. I might mention that the authorities you quoted—Clements, the IUCN/BirdLife International, and the AOU—seem to be taken less seriously around here than most others. I had to add Falcipennis because it wasn't in the IUCN, so Polbot didn't add it.
Has there been a pattern that when BirdLife International makes a change, others follow? —JerryFriedman (Talk) 18:45, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarifications.
I think you're misreading the WP:BIRD policy. It says, "The de facto standard for Wikipedia bird articles is Handbook of Birds of the World (HBW) for the northern hemisphere, and the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (HANZAB) for groups from that region. These should be used for all articles except for those dealing with a country or region, where the appropriate local official list should be used, as in List of North American birds and British Birds." The way I understand this is that in articles on taxa we should follow HBW and HANZAB, and "local official lists" such as the AOU's check-list only affect articles on regions.
I think we more or less ignore the IUCN. Last year when Polbot created all those genus and species stubs following the IUCN, we went through and created all the genus articles that were in HBW but not in IUCN.
It's very interesting to learn that the AOU typically follows Clements. We'll see what happens this fall. I believe the ABA's policy is to automatically follow the AOU in all taxonomy.
You're quite right to point out that our policy of going by HBW is repeatedly violated. For one thing, the earlier volumes of HBW are out of date; the one that covered grouse was published in 1994. That's why I'm not trying to defend HBW on this point.
When I asked at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Birds about overruling HBW on something (maybe Sociable Weaver instead of Social Weaver), I was told to be bold but have a justification in case I was challenged. That's what you did. I may be the only person who watches Falcipennis, but other people must have been watching Grouse, and since they didn't object and you're following a reasonable authority, I'm not going to object. But it's nice to say in the article, talk page, or edit summary what the basis is. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 16:30, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Error message[edit]

Hi, not sure exactly what you are asking, the three web refs you list (IUCN, Birdlife, Audubon) all work fine for me, possible a server might have been down temporally, since these rarely give trouble otherwise? Or have I misunderstood your question? jimfbleak (talk) 05:39, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

ʻĀmaui[edit]

Sure - IUCN treats it as distinct http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/40150/summ following BirdLife http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=6348&m=0 which also gives some sources. But ultimately it boils down to this. To which may be added the observation from here that a clear biogeographic break can be seen between Passeriformes from Oʻahu vs those of Maui Nui. So the Maui Nui forms would probably best considered subspecies, whereas the others would qualify as species. The entire group of course is a very close-knit complex. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 17:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Pageview stats[edit]

I saw your question on Henrik's talk page. I have a bot on trial to do basically that. If you're interested, I can run it for WP:BIRD. You can see one I did earlier at Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Popular pages. Mr.Z-man 23:39, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Done, Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Popular pages. Mr.Z-man 00:39, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Falcipennis revisited (or not)[edit]

If it matters, there was nothing about Falcipennis in the latest AOU supplement, which came out the other day, and there's no proposal pending on the subject. But things move slowly there. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 17:36, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Popular pages[edit]

Thanks for the link. I crossposted it to the Wikiproject talk page with comments. A useful tool to hep decide how to allocate time. Sabine's Sunbird talk 04:27, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

White-breasted Nuthatch[edit]

Thanks, I restored "down" though, since all birds travel head-first (: jimfbleak (talk) 18:24, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

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New York's 1st congressional district[edit]

Thanks for tabelizing the 1st Congressional district. I had set it up as a list so I know how much effort was involved. Thanks again! Americasroof (talk) 14:16, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

MA3[edit]

Looks good. I stretched the Congresses when they overlap multiple Reps because of deaths/resignations, etc.—Markles 11:07, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

The corrections you made this morning, however, were not right. For example, according to your edits, Samuel Lyman served in the 4-5th and 6th; and Ebenezer Mattoon served in the 6th and 6th-7th. That's redundant for Mattoon. The way I'd tried to leave it had Lyman in the 4-5th and 6th; and Mattoon in the 6th and 7th.—Markles 12:12, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

New York's 6th congressional district[edit]

I like that you've filled in information on NY06 and other districts!! Please see the changes I just made to NY06. —Markles 14:55, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Congresses in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district[edit]

I just separated multiple Congresses in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. I'd seen that somewhere else. I like it because it gives the reader an idea of how many Congresses that Representative served. Please comment there.—Markles 12:57, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

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"elected to fill vacancy"[edit]

All members of the House who fill vacancies are elected - there is no other way to become a representative. Thus, "elected to fill vacancy" is redundant for House members. If you know the date of his/her installation, you could replace it with "July 3, 1923 – End". If you don't you should not bother putting in anything other than the new person's name. Perhaps leave the installation date blank and just write, " – End". What do you think?—Markles 14:08, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

80th United States Congress[edit]

Please see the change I just made here. This is how it needs to be done, I think.—Markles 14:41, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

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Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district[edit]

At the beginning of the 13th Congress, the districts changed. So on March 4, 1813, the seat to which Smilie had been re-elected, became the 13th district. Smilie represented the 9th until he died on 12/30/1812. On 3/4/1813 two things happened: A) Bard was moved to the 9th from the 4th; and B) the 9th seat, still vacant, became the 13th seat. On 5/24/1813, Griffin was elected to the seat which is now in the 13th district. Got it?—Markles 15:03, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

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James Jones (Georgia)[edit]

In the 6th United States Congress, you added that James Jones (Georgia) served until January 11, 1801. But the "Changes in membership" section says he died January 13, 1800. Can you make sure when you make your changes that these line up OK? THANKS!! —Markles 13:54, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Thomas Tredwell[edit]

There is a conflict as to when Thomas Tredwell began his representation of New York's 1st congressional district. Please see Talk:Thomas Tredwell#Congressional service dates conflict. —Markles 10:57, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

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VA-1 and confederate reps[edit]

I'm OK with what you've done to eliminate confederate reps from VA-1. We list those civil war seats as vacant in other articles, so I see no reason to list them there. However, you may want to consult http://bioguide.congress.gov to make sure. Virginia did not secede until April 1861, and some reps from seceding states opted to remain in Congress (like Andrew Johnson). So, you would include them up until the time their seat was declared vacant by the House. I'm not privy to your sources, but those are my thoughts. They would be listed as members until the point that they resign their seat or are expelled from the House.DCmacnut<> 21:27, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Another clarification. I hadn't realized that someone was adding CSA representatives to the list, as opposed to claiming these were US reps (for example from a Union-friendly district prior to the creation of West Virginia). I agree 100% with removing CSA reps from this list. Those are more appropriate in a stand-alone article about representation in the CSA House of Representatives. Sorry for the confusion. I would still recommend bioguide as a good source, though.DCmacnut<> 21:31, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

US Congress[edit]

I'm not aware of any mess you are creating and appreciate you asking. I'm not modifying any content to speak of, just getting layout/design consistent and cleaning up, having given up the effort for a year because of thoughtless interference. I'm a long distance AT hiker myself, except I did it while Watergate was unrolling in 1973 and before my garden oriented loving wife strapped me into the home yard. stilltim (talk) 18:12, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/56th United States Congress - summary[edit]

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/56th United States Congress - summary. Thank you. —Markles 02:12, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject U.S. Congress/Ordinal congresses. Thank you. —Markles 12:52, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

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Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district[edit]

Please see this most recent change to Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. I incorporated the district boundaries information into the section listing the representatives. What do you think?—Markles 10:22, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:List of special elections to the United States Senate#Two questions[edit]

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Talk:List of special elections to the United States Senate#Two questions. Thank you. —Markles 11:49, 3 September 2009 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Tennessee's At-large congressional district[edit]

Why did you remove the 6 at-large seats from 1813-1823? Is United States congressional delegations from Tennessee#1813 - 1823: Six seats wrong?—Markles 14:17, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

"elected to fill vacancy"[edit]

Such a phrase is not useful in lists of members of the U.S. House of Representatives because ALL mid-Congress replacements must be elected to vill vacancies. —Markles 12:53, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

– End[edit]

How about instead of saying "December 2, 1862 – End" we say "installed December 2, 1862"?—Markles 01:47, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Would you be willing[edit]

...to comment on the deletion page for List of oldest surviving members of the House of Representatives?

It would be greatly appreciated. Star Garnet (talk) 08:15, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Virginia's At-large congressional district#Order & consistency[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Virginia's At-large congressional district#Order & consistency. —Markles 13:47, 24 January 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

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Abbreviations in Template:ushr[edit]

FYI, abbreviations are now allowed for state names in {{ushr}}. —Markles 13:45, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

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Party summaries[edit]

In 20th United States Congress, when you changed Daniel Webster today, you should also modify the Party summary to reflect the vacancy until June 8, 1827.—Markles 17:04, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

USCongress Party summary[edit]

FYI, please see the new template, {{USCongress Party summary}}. It still needs some refinement, but I've started transcluding it.—Markles 01:32, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. Congress#Installed[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. Congress#Installed. —Markles 19:03, 16 July 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

37th United States Congress[edit]

Thank you for your correction of Frederick Low on 37th United States Congress. Please note the corresponding change I then had to make to the 'Party summary' section.—Markles 13:57, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

93rd Congress[edit]

For you change you just made here, did you correct the party summary???—Markles 15:15, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello, Pvmoutside, thank you for reverting my corrections to the congressional districts. It reminds me always to duplicate and re-duplicate references and sources. I thought though that users are supposed to discuss changes on the talk page, before axing around, especially since the last time you reverted me, you must have seen the sources I added later. Also, I think I mentioned before that Congress Bios are full of mistakes, badly researched and worse written. Kraxler (talk) 18:09, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Party summary[edit]

AGAIN, when you make changes in membership, can you please also make the appropriate change in the party summary? I changed the 35th Congress for the Minnesota Senators.—Markles 18:36, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Party summary (2)[edit]

AGAIN again. when you make changes in membership, can you please also make the appropriate change in the party summary?—Markles 15:46, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


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Opposition Party (US) (Type I), Opposition Party (US) (Type II)[edit]

I've tried to integrate both 'Opposition' parties addressed in Martis into the article.

All the earlier intro is rolled down into the Congressional caucus section.

Since both usages describe many of the same actors, I don't see splitting the article...

Could you check back and take a look at the article and discussion? TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 20:22, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

44th Congress change[edit]

Regarding this change. Should you also change the party summary?—Markles 15:34, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

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Unsubstantiated changes[edit]

You have been making various changes to bird taxonomy, some of which I have reverted. I have two objections - firstly, you provide no cites to support the changes and, secondly, you erase any history of the species ever having been considered in any other taxonomic position. If you want to change taxonomy you should at least note the deposed synonym in the article. What list are you using for your birds? For exampel Aimophila botterii, this is considered Aimophila by every current list (see [2]) but you decide to change ti to Peucaea. Why? --Chuunen Baka (talkcontribs) 13:45, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

You wrote: A number of changes from the AOU (American Ornithologists Union) occurred this past August. Some of those changes have aleady been changed in Wikipedia (namely the split of the Winter Wren/Pacific Wren/Eursian Wren, the change from Greater to Great Shearwater, and the split of Black and Common Scoter. Others weren't changed yet (i.e. the Aimophila Sparrows, the Greater Antillean Oriole, the Verivora New World Warblers, the Elepaio and the Whip-poor-will splits) so I changed them.....
You seem to take the latest AOU list as some god-given fact that has alway been and always will be. You can't just erase the existing taxonomy without (a) citation justifying the change and (b) noting in the article that the taxonomy has been changed in some lists (but not all). --Chuunen Baka (talkcontribs) 10:19, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Will you please stop making edits without adding a cite for the change. If changing to recent partially adopted taxonomy, please remark on that in the article rather then just doing a bulk replace of the previous name. Chuunen Baka (talkcontribs) 15:45, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Also according to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Birds#Taxonomy and references the standard is the IOC list [3] for articles and the appropriate local official list for regional lists as in List of North American birds. So in the article Botteri's Sparrow should be Aimophila (but maybe add a synonym with cite for Peucaea). --Chuunen Baka (talkcontribs) 16:02, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Richard Bassett#Bassett's "Party"[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Richard Bassett#Bassett's "Party". —Markles 17:16, 30 December 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

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26th United States Congress[edit]

Do your recent changes to 26th United States Congress affect the party summary?—Markles 20:12, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Copy-paste moves[edit]

Hi there, thanks for updating several article to their current names. When fixing the names, it is best to use the move button rather than to copy-paste a new entry and convert the old to a redirct. The move retains the edit history - the copy-paste gives the appearance that you wrote the entire article. Sometimes the moves may fail because there is a pre-existing page on the destination - you can then post a note on WT:BIRD and someone can fix that. Shyamal (talk) 16:31, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Bird taxonomy again[edit]

Hi. I hope you're keeping in mind that the IOC is our standard for English names only. For scientific names and for lumps and splits, it's just another source.

Unfortunately, we have no standard source for bird taxonomy. In my opinion, you shouldn't make taxonomic changes on Wikipedia unless you've reviewed the secondary sources (such as checklists and monographs) and have some understanding of the primary sources they're based on. As I'm not capable of evaluating those sources, I don't make taxonomic changes.

Steve Pryor, who knows a good deal more about this than I do, doesn't trust any of the current regional and world checklists and has suggested that the next edition of Howard and Moore will be better and we should wait till comes out.

In the meantime, when authorities such as the AOU or the IOC make changes, I think we should mention that in the articles. For instance, "This species is placed in genus X following these authorities, but these other authorities place it in genus Y."

What do you think? Maybe we should discuss this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Birds. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 15:28, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it's a big mess, and I'm not doing much to help. My only advice is to focus on things like inconsistencies, and not worry about keeping up with changes, such as what the IOC did with Bonasa or the SACC did with Pipile. Or if you do want to take changes into account, add them to articles ("the SACC treats it this way") without changing our taxonomy. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 15:54, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Quail disambiguation[edit]

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Misplaced talk page comment[edit]

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Falafel award.png Apologies for my earlier revert. I see your point. Racconish Tk 02:42, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Peacock-pheasant[edit]

You said you'd post at the talk page. I don't see it. Please check out this. Thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:46, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Great Nicobar Serpent Eagle[edit]

Done Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:28, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Pigeons[edit]

Done, don't worry about asking for moves either on my talk or on the project page, it's no problem. Project page is probably better because other admins like Cas, Sabines and Shyamal might pick it up too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:55, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

email[edit]

Thanks for email, I tried to reply direct but the daemon returned it as undeliverable, and you don't seem to have Wikipedia's anon email enabled, so I hope it's OK to reply here. I don't think that the Monterey pelagics run in the spring. Do the channel islands boats need to be booked in advance? I've got the ABA book on order. Any "best time" to go, doesn't matter to us in terms of timing?


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Hey[edit]

You might want to check out Wikipedia:WikiProject University of Massachusetts, if you haven't already. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 06:54, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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Parentheses[edit]

Parentheses are only placed around zoological authority citations when the genus has been changed from the original, so I've corrected your edits at Black-throated Gray Warbler. You're updating a lot of taxonomies, so can you please be careful about this? —innotata 21:51, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

please check — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adnanzab (talkcontribs) 17:00, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Struthio[edit]

Thanks for catching the discrepancy between Struthio and Ostrich. I finished the change you started. --(added that some believe it a separate species while others are still reviewing it). I started doing exactly what I stated is driving me crazy with the other struthioniformes pages. speednat (talk) 02:07, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

capitalization and hyphens[edit]

Print out of Wiki bird names as seen yesterday where only capitalisation, white space, and hyphens are different to the IOC bird name (ver 3.1) and the binomial name is the same on IOC and Wiki. This might not be a complete list. Snowman (talk) 19:15, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

I have moved the ones that can be moved leaving: Snowman (talk) 12:01, 22 June 2012 (UTC)


<6209>Wiki=IOC=Falcunculus frontatus IOC=Crested Shriketit ## Wiki=Crested Shrike-tit #
<10097>Wiki=IOC=Arremon brunneinucha IOC=Chestnut-capped Brush Finch ## Wiki=Chestnut-capped Brush-finch #
<10422>Wiki=IOC=Compsospiza garleppi IOC=Cochabamba Mountain Finch ## Wiki=Cochabamba Mountain-finch #

List of ... bird pages[edit]

I do not know why you have been removing the table of contents from these pages, because they are meant to be there. You left "List of birds of Cuba" in a terrible state without the table of contents and many of the species tables were not rendering properly. Please go back and return the table of contents to the lists. Snowman (talk) 11:30, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

I think there probably needs to be some discussion. I think that while it is arguable whether the automatic TOC should be removed, there is no such argument for the specially written ones that are designed to be efficient navigation aids. See the FL List of birds of Thailand Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:27, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Please put back all the navigation aids that you have removed. Snowman (talk) 18:00, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Archive[edit]

This page is getting rather too long. Many users make archives for old discussions. Snowman (talk) 11:35, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Classification[edit]

Woah, hang on. Paleobio database is good for some things but it seems to be following Livesey and Zusi, exclusively, and as far as I know no other fossil bird workers have adopted their extremely quirky and flawed taxonomy. Their "Odontoholomorphae" seems to be a synonym of Odontoclae, which is an 1800s name for the group of toothed birds, which is not recognized by any modern researchers. Most of their groups are paraphyletic, and some are both paraphyletic and contain groups which have never even been proposed to be close relatives, without comment (Rahonavis + enantiornithes, Archaeopteryx + Confuciusornis, etc.). I would classify L and Z as fringe and recommend it be excluded from fossil articles. MMartyniuk (talk) 17:46, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

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Winter Wren[edit]

OK, I thought you had mistyped or something since IUCN said LC, which it obviously was anyway, wasn't aware of impending splits, sorry Jimfbleak - talk to me? 19:24, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


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Wisconsin[edit]

Hi, I noticed you editing the Wisconsin districts pages. You added "The district from 2003 to 2013" maps However those added pictures are the exact same picture and file as the 2002 pictures in those page's infoboxes Since they were the exact same file. I deleted the extra picture. If the districts truly haven't changed since 2002 then simply update the caption to the infobox picture to show 2002-2013 Thanks --Jamo58 (talk) 12:59, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

District article problems[edit]

There's a user, User:ANTONI20, who means well when she/he edits district pages. Information has been added, but the editor makes additional changes such as removing old information, reformatting lists to out-of-use formats, and using reverse chronological order. You can find some of our discussions on her/his and my talk pages.Please keep an eye on this editor's work as it overlaps with yours. Let's make helpful suggestions and keep this editor doing good work. It's frustrating, but maybe she/he will learn.—GoldRingChip 01:13, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

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My contributions have been rather insightful, however I have come across an arrogant egoistical wannabe Congressional historian (GoldRingChip). Why are we reverting back to Census 2000 figures, when I have placed updated 2010 Census figures? Why are we listing towns in a district from ten years earlier? Why not list the towns present in 1990, 1980, 1970, 1960, and 1950. We can make the page appear even more presentable. Why are we listing electoral results are the bottom of the page, with the latest first and the earliest last? It's quite absurb. Maybe the Baby Boehner prodigy gets enjoyment out of this, but I think its quite pathetic. Also, if we're going to list electoral results, then why stop at 1992? Why not go into 1910, 1866, 1824, and 1810? Wikipedia is not the National Archives, GoldRingChip seems to thinks it actually is. Rather than undoing my edits, like an immature prodigy son, maybe he should consider some of my recommendations. I do not think electoral results beyond a certain year are relevant and rather they belong on the individual member's page. I also do not think it is relevant listing towns in a district from 40 years ago, yet he seems to think that such is. If the purpose is to get reader's to understand that what they're viewing, then information overload is not necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ANTONI20 (talkcontribs) 06:17, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I think GoldRingChip is trying to save as much info as possible which isn't necessarily a bad idea...Let me take your ideas 1 step at a time:

1) We should use the 2010 census figures, but I can't find a place where they relate to the new disticts......do you have a source, and can you share it? 2)The towns (within reason) should be listed comprehensively in the district history section (see MA District 3) 3) Election results, latest first so people can find it earlier than scrolling down to the end of the section. If you can find earlier results than what is posted, by all means have at it....just list a source.
Bottom line, I've found GoldRingChip to be a pretty reasonable guy when I have dealt with him in the past. Just discuss things with him before you do them, I'm sure he'll be reasonable. If not, let me know. Sometimes what we think is illogical makes sense to someone.......Pvmoutside (talk) 19:20, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Your edit[edit]

Your edits reverting my removal of outdated PVI are incorrect. How can you presume this is correct, when it is from 2006, and every single Congressional district boundaries, and therefore their ratings changed on January 3. CTF83! 11:40, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I pulled them off the Cook PVI for the 113th Congress. The references were old, so I deleted that instead.....Pvmoutside (talk) 13:53, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
How about you go ahead and refernce the updated ones then, as is policy. And not to call you a liar, but it's highly suspect they are both the exact same, being that the 2nd district now has ultra liberal Iowa City. CTF83! 04:14, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

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Please do not add or change content, as you did to Iowa's 2nd congressional district, without verifying it by citing reliable sources. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. CTF83! 04:39, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I think you are taking referencing a bit too far. It is very easy to research the CVPI from the Cook Political Report where ALL the CVPI's come from. Did you look it up? Using your logic, we should reference each congressman, and each district because they are not verified.....Pvmoutside (talk) 04:46, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
No need to be condescending, read WP:V I challenged what you had, and you're required to verify it, if you allegedly have the 2013 numbers no reason to not source it. I did a search with no luck CTF83! 05:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Not being condenscending at all. It took me all of 20 seconds to find the information. [4] Like I said, did you look?
Thanks!!! I did look but apparently you are a better searcher then me. Appreciate the findings! :) CTF83! 11:17, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
If you continue to update district ratings, can you please put this after the rating, changing the access date to whenever you put it on there. Thanks!
<ref name=Cook>{{cite web|url=http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf|title=Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008|publisher=The Cook Political Report|date=2012|accessdate=2013-01-10}}</ref>
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Discussion at User talk:GoldRingChip#Problem with User:ANTONI20[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at User talk:GoldRingChip#Problem with User:ANTONI20. —GoldRingChip 22:05, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Verify that photos match NRHP buildings[edit]

Hi Pvm ... Thanks for your photo contributions of NRHP-listed buildings. I've been going through photos in National Register of Historic Places listings in eastern Worcester, Massachusetts and adding date built and architectural style categories based on what's in the MACRIS database. I've come across a few that you took that I think may have gotten mixed up, although it's a little difficult to tell for sure based on the photos available in MACRIS and through Google Street View. I think the photo you identify as the John Johnson Three-Decker (140 Eastern St.) may actually be the Erick Kaller Three-Decker at 148 Eastern St. (when I zoom in on the photo, it looks like the number on the house is 148 and it looks like the photo MACRIS has for 148 Eastern St.). I think the one you identify as the Erick Kaller Three-Decker at 146 Eastern St. may actually be the John Johnson Three-Decker. And I think the one you identify as the Kaller Three-Decker at 148 Eastern St. is the one that's at 146 Eastern St. Can you check these photos? --sanfranman59 (talk) 21:17, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

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From women's basketball to AAC to Ruddy Shelducks (with an SI sidetrack)[edit]

Did you ever watch Connections (TV series)?

I was reminded of it today.

I've been working on articles on basketball coaches, which led to wanting to see who will be in the American Athletic Conference next season, which led me to wodnering who wrote that well-researched article, so I decided to see who was working on it, which led me to you.

I noticed that Sarah left you a note indicating she was involved with the Smithsonian; I have a to-do item to talk to someone abut the Terms of Use of the Smithsonian, so I think I will contact Sarah.

I noticed you have a lot of interest in birds, and I'm trying to figure out how to respond to an OTRS email which involves birds, so here goes. Someone has provided an image that they believe are Ruddy Shelducks in Texas, and believes that is unusual. We aren't, as you know, into OR, and simply reporting that this is a photo of the bird in Texas feels ORish. But I'm out of my depth, so wondered if you had some thoughts.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 01:13, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I shared it with the person contacting us. Oh, and I meant to mention, one of my goals is to hike the AT, I see you've already done that.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 15:08, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Rutgers Big East soccer[edit]

The same announcement that Denver was joining as an associate also stated that Rutgers would be an associate for 2014 season only. GWFrog (talk) 00:06, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

I accepted it as fact because Villanova ran the same info here: http://www.vuhoops.com/2013/5/30/4380798/denver-pioneers-lacrosse-joins-big-east GWFrog (talk) 13:04, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
From DU's release: "The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will move to the BIG EAST Conference for immediate competition for the 2014 season, it was announced today. Denver will join members Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s and Villanova, as well as Rutgers, who will remain with the league for one season." I'm not making this up out of thin air. I don't do an edit without some solid confirmation; in fact, I often revert edits so lacking. As far as there being no notice on the Big East website--- that site is being run by personnel from the future American Athletic Conference, not by the new Big East, so until the Big East Conference sets up its own website, much of what they are doing will be probably continue to be ignored by the current conference. GWFrog (talk) 19:21, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Just announced today, June 3---Rutgers men's lacrosse moves to Big Ten for 2015.GWFrog (talk) 19:37, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
I think the reason Rutgers isn't saying anything about playing in the Big East next season is because there's no change--- They've been playing in the Big East, they'll continue in the Big East next year, just like this year, so no mention need be made--- But when they move the program to the B1G, that's a change that must be mentioned... GWFrog (talk) 23:32, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
It's all just soooooo confusing. I'm not sure even the schools involved know what's going on... GWFrog (talk) 13:44, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
I found announcement of NCAA recognizing the new Big East and more stuff on associates for field hockey & women's lacrosse hiding at Villanova along with earlier speculation about what would happen with men's lacrosse. Be nice when they finally get their act together. :) GWFrog (talk) 02:04, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

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To FoUTASportscaster and Pvmoutside I added a roster to UT Arlington Mavericks women's basketball

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NCAA basketball team navboxes[edit]

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Common Gull to Mew Gull[edit]

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Titles of college basketball team individual seasons[edit]

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Invite[edit]

Can I invite you to add your name to Wikipedia:WikiProject Basketball/Women's basketball. I see you've been active. Thanks. --S Philbrick(Talk) 15:42, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

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Presidents into leaders[edit]

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Chancellors of colleges of the University of California[edit]

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Future non conference opponents[edit]

Those are helpful lists but would be even more so if they included sources, not just because they should be included generally, but so the lists can be properly and easily updated as opponents are added, or some fall out (as is sure to happen in some of the further-out plans - a lot can change in a dozen years). Thanks! JohnInDC (talk) 17:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Louisiana State University System presidents[edit]

Thank you for creating this navbox for the LSUS presidents, PVM. I work a lot on articles related to the University of Florida, and the overlap is John Lombardi, who was president of both UF and the LSUS. I've had creating a novbox for the LSUS presidents on my to-do forever, and I'm glad that you did it. Couple of follow-ups: (1) Could you tweak your new navbox so it includes the full common name for the LSUS presidents, like the University of Florida president navbox does? (2) Could you also edit the LSUS presidents' tenures so it follows the pattern "(1990–98)" per MOS:DATES? (3) Don't forget to delete the redundant LSUS succession boxes from the LSUS presidents' pages now that we have the much nicer navbox. I almost did these things myself, but it looks like this has become one of your personal projects, so I thought you would want to do it yourself. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 03:36, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hello Pvmoutside, I see that you had worked on this bird's pages and that you know birds, so I hope you can help. The disambiguation page Great Rosefinch and the articles Great rosefinch and Spotted great rosefinch all appear to to have conflicting information. It looks like Great rosefinch should be updated with possible subspecies and the others changed to redirect to that article. I'm just helping fix capitalization in bird articles and don't really know much about birds, but it doesn't seem right now. Thanks for any help you can provide. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. SchreiberBike talk 02:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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I've replied to you.[edit]

On my talkpage. -Kai445 (talk) 23:41, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Again! On my talkpage. And hopefully I've been able to articulate a clear point with sufficient examples. -Kai445 (talk) 00:21, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

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Hey again. I replied on my talkpage, but I'll repost here. I think that static shakedown's suggestion was a good one, and I'm agreed to work on integrating the templates together. (I have class soon-ish, but I can put something together maybe tonight or tomorrow). -Kai445 (talk) 17:19, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

MOS:DASH and WP:ORDER[edit]

Hello. Please see [7] and [8]. --Omnipaedista (talk) 02:59, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I fixed "Template:Amherst College presidents". But I noticed that you have also created "Template:Williams College presidents". Could you fix it? Are there any more? --Omnipaedista (talk) 03:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks, but please cite your sources and offer explanations for your edits[edit]

I appreciate the fix to the article Rondo dwarf galago. I'm sorry I reverted you—I didn't have time to look closely, but now I can see this was a taxonomy issue between Groves and others. (I just looked at Groves.) To avoid this in the future, and avoid a potential edit war (because you reverted without explanation when I had asked for sources), please cite sources and provide details in your edit summary. – Maky « talk » 17:39, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of birds of Yuma, Arizona[edit]

Your nomination has an odd typo or mistake in it; you reference "1BLP", when BLP obviously has no application to this list (and I'm not clear on what "1BLP" would reference even if it did). postdlf (talk) 18:07, 19 November 2014 (UTC)