User talk:Sideways713

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Sideways713, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck and looking for help, please ask me on my talk page, or come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer.
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 Ilyushka88  talk  16:34, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mihály Iglói[edit]

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DYK for Mihály Iglói[edit]

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Materialscientist (talk) 20:51, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Ryan Gregson[edit]

Courcelles 12:03, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

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User:78.148.35.241[edit]

We need to get an admin to block this guy, all of his edits have bee vandalism. Philipmj24 (talk) 17:03, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Not strictly true, actually. User:Sillyfolkboy managed to track down one (1) edit - under a previous IP - that wasn't vandalism! Sideways713 (talk) 17:09, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Hello S. Thanks for catching my edit summary and adding the correct template to the Six Weeks article. I've copied it to my handy dandy sand box for future usage. I appreciate your attention to detail and your time. Thanks again and cheers. MarnetteD | Talk 01:10, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

WP Athletics in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Athletics for a Signpost article scheduled to coincide with this summer's European Athletics Championships. The article about WikiProject Athletics would serve as the beginning of a special "Summer Sports Series", giving you an excellent opportunity to draw attention to the project's efforts and attract new members. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 04:10, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Michael Brutsch AfD[edit]

I have addressed your comment about sources.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 15:01, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Somerset College[edit]

nice tag-team:) DMacks (talk) 09:19, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for keeping Stephen Fry's page safe --Vera (talk) 11:27, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for cleaning up my userpage. Vandals are weird. Best, JBL (talk) 20:38, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

At least this one didn't delete references. Quite the opposite, in fact :) Sideways713 (talk) 20:56, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Ha! :) --JBL (talk) 21:58, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you sideways for editing my corpus callosum change. I was trying to prove to my friends that wikipedia is valid. Sorry about the vandilism.

Disambiguation link notification for April 26[edit]

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Soviet Union[edit]

This edit of Ryulong[1] and related edit comment is really misguided. The discussion on the talk page had resolved the issue. The fact that Ryulong reverted my edit without even leaving a note on the talk page but instead requesting protection is most improper, nor do I understand why the seconded Ryulong's request for full protection.

User:Incnis Mrsi reported the problem of IP disruption at this thread. I subsequently report the issue here and the page was semi-protected. I then reverted this disruptive IP. The book State Succession to International Responsibility by Patrick Dumberry published in 2007 summarises the current mainstream view on page 151:

"The question whether the break-up of the U.S.S.R. should be regarded as a case of State dissolution or rather a series of secessions is also controversial. The only non-controversial point is that the three Baltic States are regarded not as new States (and not as successor States of the U.S.S.R.) but as identical to the three Baltic States that existed before their 1940 illegal annexation by the U.S.S.R."

I think with that definitive summary we can conclude that the mainstream view is that the Baltic states were not successor states, since the author clearly states there is no controversy in that view, i.e. it is not contested in scholarly literature. Therefore, the Baltic states, which left the Soviet Union three months before it was dissolved, is improperly included as successor states in the inbox. Note that only four republics are listed as predecessors and 12 should be listed as successors, as any RS will show. --Nug (talk) 11:04, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

If all reliable sources do indeed support you, it should be easy for you to establish a talk page consensus; as of now, though, despite your claims the issue clearly hasn't been resolved. As for fully protecting the page, if there's an edit war under way involving both IPs and non-IPs then full protection is much more appropriate than semi-protection. Per WP:SEMI, semi-protection is only an appropriate reaction to edit warring "where all parties involved are unregistered or new editors", which clearly isn't the case here. And no, edit warring is not vandalism. Sideways713 (talk) 11:35, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Indeed the discussion has been dormant for nearly two weeks, indicating that no one has been able to refute the sources presented, the disruptive IP was not contributing to the discussion, User:Incnis Mrsi who initially opposed the edit in discussions finally implicitly agreed when he also reverted the IP, thereby showing that consensus has been achieved. The only other opposing editor User:GoodDay was site banned for disruptive behaviour in East European topics, and I wouldn't be surprised if this IP was him. --Nug (talk) 11:42, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Helping[edit]

Thanks for helping. duffbeerforme (talk) 10:45, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

No problem :) Not sure I'd have tagged it for speedy myself, actually; an {{advert}} template might have been sufficient. Sideways713 (talk) 10:52, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
once again thanks for helping. A little bit goes a long way. The creator of that article is a blocked sockpuppetter [[2]], part of a blatent attempt to use Wikipedia for promotion. Fight spam overtaking. Every little bit counts. duffbeerforme (talk) 11:57, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the link help on JB Taylor (physicist) on Oldbury Grammar School ariticle. Appreciated! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.65.97.14 (talk) 12:34, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Oops[edit]

Thanks for catching my error at Niels. Cheers,  Yinta 12:13, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Waiting for the Rain[edit]

I apologize for mistaking your intent. It looked to me (after your edit) that the article included Part II in the summary but not Part I, which made me think material was still being arbitrarily removed. But I see I somehow misread the difference page. Once again, my apologies. Thanks for persisting, and for contacting me about it. ubiquity (talk) 15:26, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Eric Krenz[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Help needed: Sasural Simar Ka[edit]

I have a problem. This peron (IP 76.104.41.137) keeps adding smileys and writing in the plot something like "But she might be back you never know..." I don't want to "roll-back anymore bc the 3RR-rule. So please can you have a look? -(tJosve05a (c) 22:22, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

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Energetically Modified Cement[edit]

I have posted a response to your comment. Kind regards Jono2013 (talk) 18:42, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

My mistakes on wikipedia,[edit]

I didn't write that, I think I got hacked, I will change my password ASAP. Btw, I'm a newcomer, Neebtoothy

A kitten for you![edit]

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Nice work on the Bill Bonthron page.

Sulfurboy (talk) 11:21, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Albert Seedman DYK issue[edit]

Thanks. That was the result of changing the sentence but not taking care of all the loose ends. Thanks for approving it! Daniel Case (talk) 22:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Archie San Romani[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gene Venzke[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 09:33, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Madden DYK[edit]

Template:Did you know nominations/Madden NFL 25 has been updated. czar · · 16:18, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Jack Torrance (athlete)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Athletics event articles[edit]

Hi! I've started a discussion on how best to present results of athletics championships here. Please feel free to contribute to the discussion. SFB 18:40, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

IAAF Hall of Fame[edit]

You made contributions to the IAAF Hall of Fame#Other athletes who match the criteria section that has been removed by User:Prolog. The conversation first went to User talk:Prolog and is now moving to Wikipedia:No original research/Noticeboard#IAAF Hall of Fame where the discussion apparently will now continue. Your participation is invited. Trackinfo (talk) 21:40, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:IAAF simple[edit]

Hi Sideways. Does Template:IAAF simple have the same result as Template:IAAF name? If so, we should probably update the name template with the simple code and redirect the now redundant Template:IAAF profile into that too. SFB 12:02, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure what you mean or intend, but at this point I see no advantage to tampering with any of the templates.
IAAF simple and IAAF name are interchangeable to a limited extent: a working link should be produced by the same parameters whichever template is used, but it won't be the same link. Furthermore, IAAF name has a parameter called "name" whereas IAAF simple has one called "text" for the same purpose - confusing the two shouldn't do much damage either way since both templates automatically remove disambiguation from pagenames, but it surely wouldn't do any good.
IAAF profile takes entirely different parameters, and redirecting it to either of the other two would break eighty-odd profile links. Sideways713 (talk) 13:26, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your brilliant athletics-related articles :). Keep it up! Ironholds (talk) 19:09, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

T: template redirects[edit]

Hi, you participated in Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 December 29#T:, some of which I have relisted at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2013 November_18#T:WPTECH. Please come along and share your thoughts .. ;-) John Vandenberg (chat) 15:39, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in community notice[edit]

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Redirects for discussion[edit]

There are several redirects for discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2014_March_27 in which you may be interested. --Jax 0677 (talk) 16:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bill Sefton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Keith Brown (pole vaulter)[edit]

Thanks from the wiki Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

AfD[edit]

Was about to close it. All the pages of the socks should be deleted. They should not be removing the speedies in the first place. Enigmamsg 22:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Redirects for discussion[edit]

There are several redirects for discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2014_April_14 in which you may be interested. --Jax 0677 (talk) 03:22, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

ALL CAPS citations[edit]

Hey there. I just approved one of your hooks, and while I was doing it, I noticed that a lot of your citations are in all caps. Even if the title is in all caps in the newspaper itself, you should convert it out of all caps per WP:ALLCAPS. Cheers, Sven Manguard Wha? 18:55, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, if I ever read the ALLCAPS guideline I've completely forgotten about it. I converted all the all-caps citations in that article and will try to remember to convert headlines automatically in future. Sideways713 (talk) 19:26, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Barney Berlinger[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:03, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

A page you started (Henry Dreyer) has been reviewed![edit]

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Need some help?[edit]

Hey,

Please go to the talk page of Iran (Talk:Iran) and read the two last sections. If you agree with me about them, just write it down and say you agree.

Thank you so much. Arvid Qasemy (talk) 08:57, 6 June 2014 (UTC)