User talk:Quackslikeaduck

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Preston Wilson/Mookie Wilson[edit]

I wrote down what I believe regarding Mookie and Preston's relationship at Talk:Preston Wilson; please take a look. --Nlu 04:11, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Please don't mangle dates[edit]

I know your edits on Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District were well-intentioned, but you ended up mangling dates (and even changed one to some point in the future). Please see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers) for more details. Basically, what you did was you took two or more full dates (year, month, and day) that happened to be together and removed the year from all but the last. This breaks date formatting preferences. --Cyde Weys votetalk 02:17, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

re User: 65.25.105.176[edit]

This is yet another form of a several times blocked editor who regularly pops to add more racist/xenophobic edits to various articles. Anyway, fortunately, this Ip address has already been blocked by an administrator. When it comes to dealing with vandals, the correct course of action is first to give them a full set of warnings (1-4, see WP:VANDAL, although in clear cases of bad faith editing , you can go straight to 2, although try to Assume good faith where possible, and in some very clear cases, such as personal attacks etc, you can go straight to a level 4 warning. If they continue to vandalise go to WP:AIV where you can report them, and an administrator will review the situation, and issue blocks of varying lengths, if they think its needed. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I hope you enjoy editing wikipedia, just remember not to let vandals get to you.--Jac16888 (talk) 02:02, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

No problem, glad to do it. Happy Editing--Jac16888 (talk) 02:15, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and i forgot to add that if you have any other problems/queries/general wonderings feel free to message me about it, and i'll see what i can do.--Jac16888 (talk) 03:11, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

CompUSA Section Edits...[edit]

First, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to do some editing on the CompUSA article. Your edits were constructive, well-placed, and served to improve the existing section overall. Now, you MIGHT be a bit taken aback at this, but the section that you spent time on is currently under review for summarizing and shortening considerably. I don't want you to feel like your time was wasted there, so if you could do me a big favor, take a look at Talk:CompUSA, section 24 "Previous closings section, macro-edit", and weigh in with your thoughts on the subject, it would go a LONG way on the teamwork end of the endeavour. I'm asking you specifically, since you've made the time investment on it... Edit Centric (talk) 23:43, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Adam Schlensinger[edit]

Good work on the Adam Schlensinger page! Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Boffy (talkcontribs) 13:44, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Quotation marks[edit]

I was glad to see your improvement of the citations on Superdelegate. I reverted your punctuation changes, though. Wikipedia uses "logical" quotation style. According to Wikipedia:Manual of style#Quotation marks: "When a sentence fragment is quoted, the period is outside [the quotation marks]." JamesMLane t c 01:37, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Arkansas gubernatorial succession[edit]

Hello Quackslikeaduck, I'm here via the article David Paterson. I'm confused with Arkansas' history - When did Arkansas amend its Constitution to allow the Lieutenant Governor to fully succeed to the governorship. The earlier 'gubernatorial successors' were called 'Acting Governor', while Tucker and Huckabee were immediately called 'Governor' upon their successions. When was 'Acting' dropped? GoodDay (talk) 15:33, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Josiah Leming[edit]

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Image:Fort_Stevens_Ridge_Map.pdf listed for deletion[edit]

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ITN[edit]

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ITN[edit]

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WP:DATE[edit]

WP:DATE explains how to link dates. It does not state that every date should be linked. NJGW (talk) 02:37, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

DC election results[edit]

You seem to be the one who added most of the election history for DC politicians, so I thought I'd let you know that Gogo Dodo wants to delete that section from the Carol Schwartz article, saying it's too much data and doesn't add to it. I tend to agree that the election results clutter the articles, but I think they are valuable, especially when some of the articles haven't progressed to the point of covering all the elections. I'm wondering whether they should be handled differently, maybe even in separate election articles, and probably with tables. —KCinDC (talk) 02:24, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

More discussion here. —KCinDC (talk) 16:13, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Rod Blagojevich federal fraud cases[edit]

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Your comments on Talk:Jes Rickleff[edit]

As per your suggestion, I have nominated this article for deletion. You can vote at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jes Rickleff. To vote, add a line with *delete*: your comments or *keep*: your comments. Thank you for your input. Plastikspork (talk) 22:47, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your vote on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jes Rickleff. I thought you might also be interested in voting on this one, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Destiney Sue Moore. Thanks! Plastikspork (talk) 17:50, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
And one more, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jessica Kinni, perhaps less notable than Destiney, but more than Jes? Thanks for your input! Plastikspork (talk) 19:07, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Charles J. O'Byrne[edit]

Hi there. I undid your edit, as it was true and verifiable. Sadly, his attorneys took the defense seriously, but The Post made fun of it. This was recent news, and I recall the sordid events well. If you wish, perhaps we can find a better source than that. Bearian (talk) 15:32, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for J. Bonnie Newman[edit]

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Can not vs cannot[edit]

With regard to this summary, there are instances in which "can not" is correct and "cannot" is incorrect. See [1]. Cheers.--Dcooper (talk) 16:24, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Didn't know that! But in this case, "cannot" is correct. The amendment says "No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) may be used to pay..." etc. ~ Quacks Like a Duck (talk) 18:39, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes. You're right.--Dcooper (talk) 18:58, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of E-verify[edit]

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Unblock Request[edit]

{{unblock-auto on hold | 1=Courcelles | 2={{checkuserblock}}: Others wishing to edit should contact [[WP:ACC]] | 3=75.218.231.224 | 4= | 5=Contacted blocking admin to investigate further. Jayron32 04:40, 25 November 2011 (UTC)}}

Courcelles has tweaked the block so that it should no longer affect you. If you are still having problems, let us know, but you should now be able to edit. --Jayron32 21:48, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Seems to have worked. Thanks to both of you. ~ Quacks Like a Duck (talk) 23:50, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

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Refs[edit]

With respect to refs we try to use high quality secondary sources like review article or major textbooks. News sources are not typically very good per WP:MEDRS. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 02:26, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

DC Retrocession[edit]

Hi. I think you may want to check your figures again with the vote totals. I believe the votes from the City of Alexandria were correct as originally stated; I believe the total you put in included the residents of Alexandria County, who voted against retrocession. This is an important point because even though the residents of Alexandria County were few in number, the represented almost every major landholder. The Virginia legislature debated for a year whether to accept the retrocession because of that exact problem. I would check the sources again to confirm. Best, epicAdam(talk) 23:02, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority[edit]

I know that Proquest Links are acceptable references, but while http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/09/AR2006040901162.html doesn't quite have the same title as the contents of the Proquest (http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-112842.html) has the same title as the proquest link that you gave, the text matches with the washingtonpost.com article.) Would it be better to put the washingtonpost.com link there, instead? (I don't feel comfortable with two rἥeferences that are originally the same source, so I think one *or* the other.Naraht (talk) 13:08, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Thanks. ~ Quacks Like a Duck (talk) 19:46, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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