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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of the occult secret societies[edit]

Please take your schoolboy arguments elsewhere. This AfD is not the venue. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 18:03, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi, sorry I think there may have been a little mix up, per your edit summary: "revert deleted entries, removed for inexplicable reason". I wasn't trying to delete those comments, rather I moved them to the talk page, I was attempting to "disengage". It's my fault, I should've made that clear in the edit summary. Ryan4314 (talk) 22:50, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
No problem, though I am not a fan of removing comments from an AfD except in the most extreme circumstances. Having said that, things were getting that way, as User:A Nobody is making life somewhat difficult for all concerned. Do you have a history with this guy? He seems to be a bit of a troublemaker. I've never encountered him before. He's not the only one involved in this mess, though. I'm inclined to let him and his adversaries have at it and pee all over each other for now. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 23:14, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry thought you had gone offline, were you happy for me to restore the move? Ryan4314 (talk) 23:15, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
History, not especially, he does have some history with bigger editors though. I used to comment at AFD a lot in 2008, so we butted horns then, nothing exciting. I've recently just returned to AFD, otherwise I was only one of the many who commented at his RFC and Editor Review last year. I've seen your talk page, I wouldn't worry too much, he reported me to ANI once, because I nominated some copyrighted images he uploaded for deletion. There's not much advice to give, just hope the people in authority are monitoring the situation and keep an eye out for any oppurtunities to raise your concerns i.e. RFC etc. Ryan4314 (talk) 23:30, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
An ANI post has been started here, concerning his behaviour this evening. It doesn't mention your exchange, so you may wish to add your thoughts. Ryan4314 (talk) 23:57, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Catching all three comments above: Restoration is fine. Thanks for the heads-up on ANI and the links to other pages regarding his history, I added a comment to the ANI. Apparently this chap can best be summed up as a royal pain in the ARS. :-) - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 01:06, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Southern Pride[edit]

Hi Ryan, I see you're interested in boats. I'm trying to flesh out the history of the whalecatcher Southern Pride which served in the Royal Navy and was the inspiration for the design of the Flower class corvettes - do you have access to any info that might help?   pablohablo. 23:44, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Although the cold war era is more my speciality (therefore most of my sources are current online givernment ones), I can recommend searching:
Hansard
Perhaps an FOI request (not sure if you have to be a British resident to do this)[1]
Navy News etc, might be to modern, but try the refs on my Cardiff article, they were all ok'd at the FAC. Ryan4314 (talk) 23:54, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Your VOTE 2 vote at CDA[edit]

Hi Ryan4314,

you are receiving this message as you voted in VOTE 2 at the recent Community de-Adminship 'Proposal Finalization' Poll. Unfortunately, there is a hitch regarding the "none" vote that can theoretically affect all votes.

1) Background of VOTE 2:

In a working example of CDA; ater the 'discussion and polling phase' is over, if the "rule of thumb" baseline percentage for Support votes has been reached, the bureaucrats can start to decide whether to desysop an admin, based in part on the evidence of the prior debate. This 'baseline' has now been slightly-adjusted to 65% (from 70%) per VOTE 1. VOTE 2 was asking if there is a ballpark area where the community consensus is so strong, that the bureaucrats should consider desysopping 'automatically'. This 'threshold' was set at 80%, and could change pending agreement on the VOTE 2 results.

This was VOTE 2;

Do you prefer a 'desysop threshold' of 80% or 90%, or having none at all?
As a "rule of thumb", the Bureaucrats will automatically de-sysop the Administrator standing under CDA if the percentage reaches this 'threshold'. Currently it is 80% (per proposal 5.4).
Please vote "80" or "90", or "None", giving a second preference if you have one.

This is the VOTE 2 question without any ambiguity;

Do you prefer a "rule of thumb" 'auto-desysop' percentage of 80%, 90%, or "none"?
Where "none" means that there is no need for a point where the bureaucrats can automatically desysop.
Please vote "80" or "90", or "None", giving a second preference if you have one.

2) What was wrong with VOTE 2?

Since the poll, it has been suggested that ambiguity in the term "none at all" could have affected some of the votes. Consequently there has been no consensus over what percentage to settle on, or how to create a new compromise percentage. The poll results are summarised here.

3) How to help:

Directly below this querying message, please can you;

  • Clarify what you meant if you voted "none".
  • In cases where the question was genuinely misunderstood, change your initial vote if you wish to (please explain the ambiguity, and don't forget to leave a second choice if you have one).
  • Please do nothing if you interpreted the question correctly (or just confirm this if you wish), as this query cannot be a new vote.

I realise that many of you clarified your meaning after your initial vote, but the only realistic way to move forward is to be as inclusive as possible in this vote query. Sorry for the inconvenience,

Matt Lewis (talk) 14:58, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

I selected 80. Ryan4314 (talk) 15:14, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Argentine Army Aviation[edit]

Hi Ryan, when you have a minute a little c/e would be appreciated --Jor70 (talk) 20:49, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

I'd be honoured. In the next 24 hrs. Ryan4314 (talk) 22:50, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Thks for that, but I meant this new one Argentine Army Aviation :-) --Jor70 (talk) 13:02, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
My apologies, feel free to revert the other c/e if you wish. Ryan4314 (talk) 13:57, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Snipergate listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Snipergate. Since you had some involvement with the Snipergate redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Horologium (talk) 14:13, 16 February 2010 (UTC) Horologium (talk) 14:13, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Nida Sameer[edit]

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Patetic[edit]

Did you see this ? [2] . UK DoD just denied all [3] what the problem with these guys ? they even stole the Drummond pic from poder naval blog without properly source it ! --Jor70 (talk) 21:01, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Jor, this is why it is important that individuals like you, me and Darius ignore the right-wing sentiments of our countries and continue trying to forge friendships for the future. LOL don't read The Sun, it's terrible. ;) Ryan4314 (talk) 12:33, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Still learning English... :)[edit]

Hi Ryan. A mix of non native English and hypercorrection led me to do this edit. Thank you for for enlightening me about the correct meaning of "to limp". Cheers.--Darius (talk) 23:17, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

That's ok mate, your English is very good :) Ryan4314 (talk) 00:22, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

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The RfC on the Community de-Adminship proposal has begun[edit]

The RfC on the Community de-Adminship proposal was started on the 22nd Feb, and it runs for 28 days. Please note that the existing CDA proposal was (in the end) run as something of a working compromise, so CDA is still largely being floated as an idea.

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Whatever you vote, your vote is welcome!

Regards, Matt Lewis (talk) 10:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

spanglish[edit]

As always, I will honoured by your c/e of Argentine defense industry. Im still adding data to Battle of San Carlos but of course you are welcome there too --Jor70 (talk) 12:29, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

It'd be my pleasure amigo. Ryan4314 (talk) 20:59, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Nimitz class aircraft carrier[edit]

I have edited this article based on your suggestions in the GA review and am now in the copyediting stage. Although I haven't really added an enormous amount of detail for each point, I thing what I've done is fairly good. One slight problem was that I couldn't find any decent references to show what the USN intends to do with nuclear powered aircraft carriers after decommissioning (I was looking to see what would happen to Enterprise), although I think a substantial proportion of the costs would be safely removing the spent fuel and the reactors. Anyway, what I wanted to ask you was how far you think the article is from being an FA, and roughly what would need to be done to improve it. I've never done an FA before, and I don't really know what is required. And thanks for the suggestions on the GA review by the way. Jhbuk (talk) 17:29, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Content wise, I believe you're ready FA. However passing FA is more about minor technicalities:
  • Are the references all formatted correctly and uniform
  • Do you have the correct licensing on all the images (they're really strict on this!)
  • As ever, people who don't know what else to say will request a copyedit be done (by someone else other than you), therefore you have to find a friend who'll do one for you
  • Check the article against all of the Wikipedia:Featured article tools
  • try and rally support over at Milihist before you apply, other milihist members will help. Ryan4314 (talk) 20:59, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I've decided to start another peer review just to make sure that everything is good enough, and to get some other ideas for improvement, although I've carried out some of your suggestions. Jhbuk (talk) 22:36, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

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Navy Pilot Carlos Benitez[edit]

Hi Ryan, do you know if we have any Port Stanley's wikieditor among us ? I would like to have confirmation if Carlos Benitez tomb who was killed on May 3 when he crashed with his MB339 is still on Stanley cemetery or he has been moved. cheers --Jor70 (talk) 15:02, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't even know any Falklands-based editors, sorry. Jor, have you read: "The Red & Green Life Machine"? Ryan4314 (talk) 15:56, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
unfortunately not, but I read one Rick Jolly's letter here [4] and seems a very honorable man. I also was profound impressed with a video I recently found about HMS Fearless rescue of Lt Lucero 7:00 an A-4C pilot who died last month on an aircraft accident --Jor70 (talk) 16:26, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Lucero is featured heavily in the book and also seems a very honourable man/pilot. I recommend you read it, the book is very much written in the spirit of reconciliation. Ryan4314 (talk) 16:30, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

in lieu of email[edit]

I request here that you not comment ofn the health conditions of other editors. It is not to your credit. DGG ( talk ) 01:41, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I'd rather you'd just e-mailed me in private if you felt that way, instead of trying this publicly on my talk page. That was not to your credit sir. Ryan4314 (talk) 19:25, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

re:RoLF[edit]

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Hello mate. I see you are "are actively involved" with the Romanian Land Forces article. I couldn't help notice there is no record of the army's role in the revolution. I'd be interested to learn more about this and maybe add to the article, your thoughts? Ryan4314 (talk) 01:22, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

First of all, excuse me for my late response, I was quite inactive on wiki during the recent period. The most important issue here on wiki regarding Romanian military history is the lack of reliable English sources and low level of interest besides Western historiography. The best thing I could do is to start adding information based on press articles - but that wouldn't be very professional for an encyclopedia. Briefly, starting with the evening of the 21st December the army switched sides and joined the protesters; afterwards, until 22nd evening there where intense fightings between protesters and army on one side and Securitate together with other loyalist forces on the other side. What is most important is that out of 1.150 victims of the revolution, about 940 died in confrontations between army and securitate after Ceausescu was overthrown and the new regime seized power. All the best --Eurocopter (talk) 19:47, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Thankyou for replying, I hope you don't mind me replying on my talk page. Of the 1150 killed, how many were soldier and how many were civilians? Ryan4314 (talk) 21:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of List of fictional magic users[edit]

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{{cite web}}[edit]

It's a formatting template. Nothing about it restricts its use to citations.

This being the Wacky World of Wiki, citations (and yes, I do appreciate the distinction) are indicated with an XML-style tag "<ref>", short for "reference". Neither of these names are proscriptive of their use. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:47, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Whatever mate, don't burst a blood vessel over it, I don't care that much. Ryan4314 (talk) 14:05, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

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South Atlantic Medal[edit]

File:South Atlantic Medal.jpg nominated for deletion yet again. Do you have time to rescue it? Justin talk 07:52, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Renaming "Battle of Top Malo House"[edit]

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Your revert[edit]

Actually, the Lynx flights were originally part of 829, later the Lynxes were absorbed into 815. (829 NAS states this, as does the source I use for Lynx 335). WikiCopter (radiosortiesimagesshot down) 17:06, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

MV Atlantic Conveyor[edit]

Did your mate Ken have a photo of Atlantic Conveyor? Article currently has no photos due to a copyright violation. Justin talk 23:07, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Nah mate, Cardiff didn't get to the TEZ till the 26th. Ryan4314 (talk) 06:49, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Are you back?[edit]

Ain't seen you around buddy? Wee Curry Monster talk 10:15, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi mate, recently moved house, but editing wikipedia has been becoming less interesting to me recently as well, still read it though. Ryan4314 (talk) 17:54, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't blame you, losing interest for me as well. I naively believed in WP:NPOV as a policy but find that increasingly it is not really valued. Wee Curry Monster talk 22:41, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey about the 3 British soldier were killed by a US Jet fight planes in August 23, 2007?[edit]

i tried to take it out on the "list of post-1945 of British victims by the United States military" is because i don't want people to think it's a US-on-UK friendly fire. It was clearly a Brit-on-Brit Friendly Fire. Remember where it says in august 2007 where there British soldier were killed y US jet fighter planes. that It was well-documented that the British Foward Air-Controller will face Manslaughter charges so the US was not to blame for this. I mean some one look it it and just blame on the US. Especially when Brits(even today) are very quick to blame this on the US despite the fact it was proven it was the fault of the British FAC giving the bad coordinates to the US pilot. That's why i'm trying to take it out many times and yet someone still post it in there. I do not want people(mostly foreigners) to continue to believe it was the Americans fault for this.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1038781/British-soldier-faces-manslaughter-charges-Afghanistan-friendly-deaths.html

I tried removing it but they kepy putting it back on. Now many people will continue to think it's a US on UK friendly fire. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paulioetc (talkcontribs) 23:35, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I think the reason why people were reverting your edits was because you were simply removing the whole entry. I'd recommend updating the entry with a recent source (the daily mail reference you gave above is two years out of date). Our role is to simply inform and allow readers to choose to investigate further and formulate their own opinions. How does this updated entry sound to you:
  • 23 August 2007: a bomb dropped by an F-15 killed three soldiers of the Royal Anglian Regiment and wounded a further two. An inquest is currently ongoing, issues such as inadequate communication equipment and incorrect coordinates from a British forward air controller have been raised. A coroner has stated it was down to the "flawed application of procedures".[1][2]
Also I would like you to read my former correspondence on the article's talk page. I hope you will see that my discourse is neutral and I believe this article actually exonerates the U.S. military in what is a very prevalent issue in the minds of the British public. Ryan4314 (talk) 00:28, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Marty Burke (Politician)[edit]

Can you have a look at your !vote here. From what you wrote it sounds like you meant to delete, but your !vote says to keep. Note: I believe that your vote was changed by another user (the next editor after you), but just want to double check first. Ravendrop 20:44, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

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Falkland Islands Article in Arbitration[edit]

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Barnstar of Recovery[edit]

Hi Ryan, I was browsing the list of barnstars and couldn't help but notice your Barnstar of Recovery seems functionally identical to {{The Rescue Barnstar}}. Since that one "can be independent of or in cooperation with the Article Rescue Squadron," isn't the Barnstar of Recovery a bit redundant? I wouldn't want to propose deletion or anything without hearing your perspective first. Best, BDD (talk) 21:42, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't really care about barnstars, inclusionism and those sort of things anymore and I genuinely don't mind you proposing deletion (didn't even know they really did XFD's for barnstars). Can I point out that when I created it, the ARS barnstar didn't exist, you're welcome. I wont comment on the XFD, but the only reason I could give for keeping it would be: perhaps someone would want to award a barnstar but not wish to be affiliated with the ARS (and therefore some of it's more eccentric members), but I doubt that, because no one really gives a shit about those sort of things, it's just a PNG on some website and I never really saw it as popular barnstar anyway. You have my full support with this and anything else you wish to do in your life, I'm channelling my love and good kharma towards you brother, namaste. :) Ryan4314 (talk) 07:41, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. My apologies for not looking closer; it looks like the ARS barnstar was only proposed in 2007. --BDD (talk) 15:22, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

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You back dude?[edit]

How ya doing? Wee Curry Monster talk 21:54, 28 March 2013 (UTC) (Justin)

Hello mate, I'm fine, how are you? Nah, I'm not really back. I just click on 'my watchlist' as a habit, but only do simple edits like removing vandalism. Ryan4314 (talk) 09:45, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

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Contact[edit]

Ryan, Ken Griffiths (HMS Cardiff 1982) wants to regain contact with a view of uploading new Falkland pics. Has no idea of original log in details and needs help. Please email me Ilovetheandrew@gmail.com thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.99.41.152 (talk) 17:24, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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Main Page appearance: 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident[edit]

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A British Army Gazelle helicopter

A British Army helicopter was destroyed in a friendly fire incident during the Falklands War, killing its four occupants. In the early hours of 6 June 1982, the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Cardiff was looking for aircraft supplying the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. An Army Air Corps Gazelle helicopter (example pictured) was making a routine delivery to British troops on East Falkland. Cardiff's crew assumed it was hostile, given its speed and course, and fired two missiles, destroying it. When the wreckage was found, the loss was attributed to enemy fire. Although Cardiff was suspected, scientific tests on the wreckage were inconclusive. No formal inquiry was held until four years later. Defending their claim that the helicopter had been lost in action, the UK Ministry of Defence stated that they had not wanted to upset relatives while they were still trying to ascertain how the Gazelle had been shot down. The board of inquiry did not blame any individuals but identified factors including a lack of communication between the army and the navy and the army's decision to turn off helicopters' identification friend or foe transmitters. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you, wiki-sloth, for quality articles on the Falkland War, such as HMS Cardiff (D108) and 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident, for contributing excellent photos and fighting trivial rubbish, for "Improve your articles to educate, not win glossy awards", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:53, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations also from me on the main page appearance Nick-D (talk) 09:21, 15 January 2014 (UTC)