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List of Redundant Expressions[edit]

Just a ping to let you know I responded to you, on my talk page. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] - 05:42, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: "either and/or both: "Either and/or both of these reports (depending on the number of class hours missed) must be submitted within seven days of the absence." — Division of Nursing: NURS 4321 Professional Nursing with Groups/Populations, Summer 2006 Course Syllabus, West Texas A&M University, retrieved 10 July 2006" - nice find!  :-) — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 10:43, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Breaking the list into A, B, C, etc.: I knew that needed to be done but had been putting it off and procratinating (again and again). — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 12:23, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
For the tedious chore of alphabetically separating the List of redundant expressions into separately-editable sections — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 12:34, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

RCA[edit]

Greetings, SigPig: Thank you for adding the Order of Precedence for the RCA. I made some minor corrections to it (refer to RCA Standing Orders) and replaced the specified armoured regiments with the armoured branch in general. This was for the sake of uniformity and to alleviate having to change it again should another armoured regiment be established in the future. Cheers. - Capt B.W. Woods, CD, RCA

Hello SigPig! Interesting idea you had about making a List of athletes by nickname. I have been very busy making a list of NHL players by team and when checking double redirects and other bad links, I happened to run across your list when I went to "what links here" for Gump Worsley. Two suggestions: firstly, set up the table of contents similar to it is on List of Montreal Canadiens players so that your list is all alphabetical. Secondly, I noticed that nothing actually links to your list. There is no way to actually find your list from other pages. Masterhatch 16:32, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Canadian Military History Task Force[edit]

hi, I just wanted to bring your attention to the Canadian Military Task Force at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history. We're currently looking for the task force people to joint so that we can start to develop and organize Canadian Military history content on the 'pedia.Mike McGregor (Can) 14:59, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

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Reply from The Man With No Name[edit]

"Hi. Just a quick question: does your username mean "The Man With No Name" in Gaelic? Thanks. SigPig 07:55, 25 March 2006 (UTC)"

Hello Sig. My username can be broken down as follows: fer=man; gan=without; anim=name. The usual translation is given as nameless man but I thought that this twist was just as cool! If you added the prefix "In" or "An" before it, it would then indeed be best translated as The Man With No Name. I did'nt make it up; it was quite a popular name in late medieval/early modern Ireland, and wrongly rendered in English as Ferdinand. Why the interest? Thanks for dropping by, Fergananim 15:40, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Re : Malachi Barrie[edit]

Oh, that's a speedy delete, under re-post of AfD'ed content. Next time just tag such articles with {{deleteagain}}, and a fellow sysop will settle the rest. - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 02:28, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Bruce Wars in Ireland[edit]

I've being doing some long-overdue edits to Edward Bruce, particularly under the headings "The Invasion of Ireland" and "Arrival and the Campaign of 1315". I began it because the original article was hopelessly wrong in many places, but am now wondering if what I am writing would be better suited as an article in its own right on the Irish Bruce wars? Fergananim 19:19, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Why oh why, the "Sea To Die"?[edit]

Wrote most of my reply on my talk page; had a look at the refs and OK, I can live with it then; I still ahve my doubts as to wehther it's legitimate slang or media-hyep slang; further comment to what else is there is I vaguely remember the Province or BCTV coining the term, but we never used it and considered it only a media neologism; but one tag line gets repeated over and over, finds its way into magazines thanks to earnest reporters who think that BCTV-coined terms are what people actually us, and the word/phrase becomes a convention ("we"=Whistlerites and others in the corridor) felt it artifically-tabloidish and viewed it as a media neologism meant to scare the gorbies (tourists; 'gorbys not exclusively a Canadian slangword or I'd have put it in the list...unless it's there already I haven't looked). OK, it's the nature of the Beast; media slang is pop slang nowadays; no matter how tacky....Skookum1 17:35, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Qor/Kor/QOR[edit]

Sorry about the redirect mixup. Your edit was what I had intended. Thanks for clarifying things.

Neelix 20:49, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Battle Honours and Order of Precedence[edit]

Says You:"Where are these pages? Love to look at them."

Says I:"Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history/Canadian_military_history_task_force#Project_References" Mike McGregor (Can) 07:03, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Edit Summary[edit]

It probably wasn't intentional, but (Forage cap? - The Forage Cap Flap) struck me as incredibly funny. Teke 19:02, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Ha, "infoboxcutters" is a good one too. Have a smile.

Crescent Town[edit]

Thanks for the help, I had forgotten about it actually. I moved it to Crescent Town (Ontario) and did some wiki work, I got to strike it off my list. Happy editing! Tips Forage Cap Teke 20:16, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

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List of idioms in the English language - Rake/Haul over the coals[edit]

Thanks for re-adding 'rake over the coals'. I think we may have an example of things getting mixed up here - although 'haul over the coals' is not listed in the same dictionary you cite, it's certainly used extensively - as is 'rake over the ashes'. I suspect the phrases may well have got mixed up/blended - especially as there's also the sense of rake as in 'raking someone with withering fire' from a machine gun. To me, hauling over the coals makes sense, as I certainly wouldn't want to be pulled over burning coals, whereas raking over the ashes or embers is what you do when looking for something. However, I well recognise there could well be usages coming into vogue that are not historically correct - the language does develop after all. One of these days I'll stop shuddering over people mixing up 'lose' and 'loose'. Regards. WLD 22:28, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

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Rank[edit]

No prob Sigpig. Thanks for the friendly apo.See you around! Motorfix 23:29, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

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Domestic Operations[edit]

Good start...I added Operation PEREGRINE, and started the artical just tonight. mind giving it a once over for me? Cheers! Motorfix 03:45, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick review!

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Jeff "Incubus" Adams[edit]

I found the information about him from here: http://www.crimezzz.net/serial_killer_statistics/nicknames_name.htm According to this http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkiller_index/index.php, he was an American from California who killed 3 people. I'm sorry that I don't have more info to give you. Asarelah 02:10, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Regimental Sergeant Major[edit]

Hi SigPig

I had alphabeticized the list of countries in the Regimental Sergeant Major page. I did leave the UK at the top, though. That's because it is the root of all the other Commonwealth countries. Do consider moving it back to the top. If not, maybe you can take a look at the paragraph and rephrase it now that it is no longer at the top. --Rifleman 82 18:43, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Harry Potter 7[edit]

Hello Nice to see that some new faces have recently become interested in commenting on the article. However, I am interested to know how you became involved with the page? It would seem that someone came along and changed the title without any discussion. Then someone started a debate about a different title. A number of people I have never seen comment on a Harry Potter page then opposed the proposed further move. This is quite extraordinary attention for a HP page.

No one has yet explained the grounds for changing the page from its original title. Can you explain why this was done? It was also done by someone who had never edited the page before and was pretty inexperienced. A justification was given, but not explained. Then an anon deleted the debate. Also very strange. Why would anyone do this? Sounded like someone wanted to avoid discussion. While I do not think it likely that people would have opposed the page title change if it is satifactorily explained, this has still not been done. I do not see how any change of title can be discussed or considered unless someone explains why it needed to be moved in the first place. Sandpiper 07:56, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I do finally understand what was going on. No one had yet explained to me that a formal procedural debate was going on about moving the page. I think, though am not sure, the name was changed twice immediately before this debate by independent users, which all added to my confusion. Sandpiper 19:18, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

CAPITALIZATION of Operations Names[edit]

In operations orders and some other formats, operation names are capitalized in all NATO countries. (Place names are also capitalized in these usages.) In everyday writing, they are not. It is a minor Convention around here we do not set operation names in all-captials. We must ask ourselves, what would a user enter into the search function, how can we help a user find what he needs? Esoteric spellings do not help. I will change HARMONY back to Harmony, although I will use a redirect page to help users who use all caps. Paul, in Saudi 15:39, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your concurrence. Paul, in Saudi 17:25, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

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Diagnose[edit]

My Concise OED (1991) says "make a diagnosis of (a disease, a mechanical fault, etc) from its symptoms". What was the problem with the entry at List of English words with disputed usage? Rentwa 19:44, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Which Oxford when lists 'Jane was diagnosed..'? Mine makes no mention of the usage you cite or anything similar. The word is a back formation from diagnosis, and the same dictionary's entry for diagnosis has '1a the identification of a disease by means of a patient's symptoms. b an instance or formal statement of this' with 2a, 2b and 3a, 3b being the analogies for mechanical faults and biological specimens respectively. Thus I can find no evidence supporting the other usage in British English. Rentwa 10:38, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Edition, 2004. Entry under "diagnose" is as fols:

v. make a diagnosis of (an illness or other problem). > identify the medical condition of (someone): she was diagnosed as having epilepsy.

The > symbol above represents an arrowhead symbol in the text, which the dictionary states "introduces each subsense". --SigPig 20:59, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
Then it's become current between 1991 and 2004, and by the link on the talk page is certainly disputed. The entry must stand, if you want with a note that it's disputed only in British English. The remark about selecting evidence is justified since you routinely quote US dictionaries and use only these as grounds for deleting entries. If you found the remark uncivil then I apologise, but the criticism was fair. The article does not specify US English, so you must take into account all major dialects when deciding what belongs there. Rentwa 13:56, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Fine, then, in the interests of covering the major varieties of English, I will ensure the opinions of Concise Oxford are included as well. I prefer OED online, as it was far more detailed; however, as my school no longer has a subscription, I no longer have access.
WRT "diagnose", however, as Concise Oxford lists the "diagnose a patient" sense without comment, and without any tag such as "nonstandard" or "informal", I cannot conclude that Oxford sees it as anything other than standard English. If we could find out which particular edition of Oxford first included this, we could say that "This usage has only been mentioned in the Concise Oxford since 19--" or whenever.
WRT Mr Cochrane, if he's a language or grammar expert, by all means reinstate the entry and add him in as a cite to the contrary position. --SigPig 19:03, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, it would be good to see some entries from respected usage guides (Fowler et al); the dispute seems to arise between the prescriptive (dictionaries) and the descriptive (usage guides/grammaries). Whether or not the word "foo", say, can be used in a particular context ("Foo all the elephants!") may be seen by some to be undisputed if there is consensus in the dictionaries; on the other hand, if Fowler states that "'Foo' is an intransitive verb and never takes a direct object", well, we have our dispute then, don't we? It was your mention of Cochrane that twigged me to that; I did a little checking on him Googlewise (the be-all-and-end-all of computer-based research), and it mentioned he was an editor with some 30-odd years experience (although he is not without his detractors, even in the linguistics community).
And as for selection of dictionaries, I apologize if you thought I had a hidden agenda to propagate American English usage (as a Canuck, heaven forfend!): M-W, AHD, and RH are available online and more readily accessible when I'm typing away; so please do not attribute to disingenuousness that which could more be accurately described as a slight (and somewhat embarrassing) lack of diligence. Cheers. --SigPig 19:20, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Marcel Martin[edit]

Hi SigPig- I like your userboxes. Hope you don't mind input--I think you want to say "de bons copains" (we are good friends) instead of "des..." (we are some good friends) -Eric (talk) 13:34, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Oh, yeah, my friends and I have hung on to a few of those ourselves. For us, it was "Papa, mangeons dans un restaurant ce soir!" "Oui, Papa, dînons en ville!" For some reason it really sticks, that 70s interactive multimedia experience. à+ -Eric (talk) 16:43, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Page boy[edit]

Hello. I had a suggestion for the Page boy article and wanted to see what you thought. L0b0t pointed out that there are other defintions for the term "page boy", so we thought a disambig might be more appropriate than deletion. I have created a draft of one at User:Satori Son/Sandbox and would greatly appreciate your opinion. Thanks for your time, Satori Son 16:15, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Looks fine to me. Thanks. --SigPig 16:29, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

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pre-DEU[edit]

In February 2006, you used the expression pre-DEU in the sentence "In the Canadian Forces, there's generally 3 different designs of mess dress floating around: the dinner jacket and accoutrements (must-have for regular force officers, optional for everyone else); the "Mess CF" drss (the pre-DEU midnight-blue tri-force mess dress); ... " What does pre-DEU refer to? Bejnar 19:00, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Distinct Environmental Uniform from your edit of DEU. Bejnar 19:42, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for fixing my formatting on the Warrant Officer article. I hadn't looked at MoS quotation guidelines, yet. (note to self: RTFM!) --Born2flie 15:36, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

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Two Pints...[edit]

The BBC TV show is indeed called "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps". The One hit wonder article concerns the SONG, which is called "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please". Proto:: 01:38, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

No problemo! Proto:: 09:50, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


Using English[edit]

Hello - I'm contacting you because of your involvement with using English instead of foreign terms in articles. A few are trying to "Anglicise" French terms in Wiki articles according to current guidelines but there is some resistance (eg/: "Région => Region"; "Département => Departement"). Your input would be appreciated here. Thankyou. --Bob 16:24, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

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WP:RM[edit]

Would you care to express your opinion in this ongoing discussion? Thanks. [1] --Poeticbent  talk  03:51, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Moving Cdn Regiments[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up - I'll follow your advice on procedure. I started a discussion here for policy clarification. Sorry if I've caused any problems - RJASE1 23:19, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fast reply and awesome references - I thought you came across just fine. I'll use the reference and fix what I unknowingly screwed up earlier. I just wish there was some way to fix the automatic categorization caused by the project banners - i.e. if you look in Category:Canadian military history task force articles, The Kent Regiment gets filed under 'T' instead of 'K'. Similar things had annoyed me enough to send me on this crusade to start with. - RJASE1 00:16, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I know how to use the pipe for manual categorization - I was talking about the automatic categorization done by Template:WPMILHIST. - RJASE1 00:42, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks again - as a way of making up for what I did, I'll verify that the Canadian regiment articles are correctly task-force-assigned and assessed as I work my way back through them. Have a good one! - RJASE1 01:58, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
'Scuse me butting in (I came over here to read the rest of the conversation you were having with Lima about bible translations), you may be able to fix this problem with {{DEFAULTSORT}}
Popping by with a helpful solution is never butting in. Thanks for the heads up. Cheers! --10:49, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Abbé Pierre[edit]

By all means, do continue to help; it's not a job I have the time to do alone. Andrew Levine 18:15, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

French Wiki said "official bio", I assume that refers to 2002 Je voulais être marin, missionnaire ou brigand - but you're correct in that it is only an assumption... Tazmaniacs 17:57, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

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Rugby/Football/Rugby Football[edit]

SigPig: Saw your motion re: Rugby football on the move page - no preference personally right now, but I thought you might get a chuckle over this and this, steming from this initial edit by an anon. (Or perhaps a wince at the thought of what might come your way!) Cheers! --Ckatzchatspy 08:38, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune[edit]

"As long as you don't try to move My Mother."

Wouldn't even think of touching her ;-) Chris cheese whine 09:04, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

United States[edit]

This message is regarding your edit to Talk:United States. You gave the talk page a header wanting a move to United States of Alberta. What is this name?? Nobody uses it. I voted just after you put the header on. Georgia guy 00:36, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Ellroy20[edit]

Thanks for the AIV report on User:Ellroy20 - I've bocked him for 48 hours for the fairly painful streak of vandalism and I'm looking through the history now to see about the probable sock puppeting... The style is pretty much dead on - did you happen to see any exact overlaps (i.e. the exact same nonsense edit)? Kuru talk 03:06, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

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Three Little Words[edit]

Re - your question about how to say "I Love You" in Guernesiais - I am not a fluent speaker, just know a few phrases - unfortunately ILY is not one of them. I suggest that you try the Norman language wikipedia - there are a number of people there who I am sure will help you. footie 18:03, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Riksrådet / Statsrådet[edit]

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Royal Canadian Infantry Corps[edit]

I've been changing the listings on the Canadian infantry regiment pages to "Royal Canadian Infantry Corps", because this brings them into line with the entries for infantry regiments of the British Army (which have the relevant depot listed) and Australian Army (which has listed "Royal Australian Infantry Corps"). Hammersfan 17/02/07, 16.10 GMT

King's Division, Queen's Division, Prince of Wales' Division, Guards Division are all depots for British infantry regiments. The King's Division would not actually be deployed in battle. They operate in the same way as the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, Royal Australian Infantry Corps etc, as overriding administrative apparatuses, because there is no single "British Infantry Corps". Hammersfan 17/02/07, 17.05 GMT
As Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is, so are the various infantry depots in the British Army - they are simply personnel admininistration formations. It's just that they are responsible for a specific group of regiments. Let me put it another way - you wouldn't be able to deny that a Canadian artillery regiment can legitimately be described as being part of the Royal Canadian Artillery, or an armoured regiment as not being part of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. In the same way, while it may not serve an actual operation purpose, beyond the administration of personnel, Canadian infantry regiments are part of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. While I am aware that the organisation of an infantry battalion is more than just the infantrymen who form its core, the regiment is made up of those who wear the regiment's cap badge. Those support personnel who serve with the infantry are not part of the infantry, they are part of whichever corps the badge of which they wear. To answer your second question, I would put the Service Battalion as "part of" whichever corps/branch it belongs to. Hammersfan 17/02/07, 18.00 GMT

Brandon Routh[edit]

I've temporarily protected the article to deal with the ongoing vandalism as you reported on WP:ANI. Since you are keeping watch over it, I'd like to ask you to remove the protection banner off the article once the protection is no longer in effect in case I forget to do it. - Mgm|(talk) 10:26, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Talk:United Kingdom Security Service[edit]

Hi SigPig! Just thought I'd ask if WP:UE was really the page you wanted to link to in the discussion on the UK Security Service talk page. Doesn't seem to really fit in with your comment, that's all! ConDemTalk 18:23, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

No probs, just thought I'd give you a heads-up! ConDemTalk 18:35, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

name of article[edit]

hello there, I noticed your comments on this talk page of South Tyrol. What do you think about this one "Autonomous Province of Trento". I made a Google search, and when you type in "Trentino" instead, there 25,400,000 hits as opposed to the 40,300 for the current name. What do you think? You can also email me with the function on the left if you prefer. Gryffindor 15:54, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it is better to keep your discussions offline. :-) Gryf, don't forget to fill in SigPig with how you got us all where we are at now. :))) Anyway, I think Province of Trento and Province of Bolzano should be fine. They fit with what is done with basically all the other provinces in Italy on Wikipedia. Go figure. Taalo 20:40, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Re:Is This Your Account?[edit]

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Canadian parties[edit]

I noticed that you supported some of my requested moves about Quebecker parties. In my opinion the problem is much bigger, indeed most articles about Quebecker parties have French titles, see Category:Provincial political parties in Quebec. I can't understand why we have all the articles about Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, etc. parties with English titles and why Quebecker parties have a different treatment. What do you think about it? --Checco 20:20, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Fill in the polls mr. pig[edit]

please. :-) Taalo 01:53, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Possible renaming of Wikipedia:WikiProject Saints[edit]

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Deleted articles[edit]

I'm very sorry, I missed your query on how to search AFD discussions. There may be a better way, but I typically use Wikipedia's built in search. Just put something in the search box and hit the 'search' button (not the 'go'). Then down at the bottom of the useless results, there is a list of 'namespaces' you can search in. It defaults to just the mainspace - to look for AFD's just click on the 'wikipedia' or 'wikipedia talk' namespaces. Hope that helps. And again, sorry for missing the question. Kuru talk 02:19, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Bible versions[edit]

For my part, I think a reader should be allowed to choose what Bible translation to consult and even, if he wishes, to compare different translations. (When I really want to understand a New Testament text, I look at the Greek; but I admit that not everybody reads Greek.) That, as I see it, is the advantage that {{bibleverse}} has over the other ways of enabling the reader to get to a passage in some translation of the Bible, and that advantage is nullified by limiting his choice to a single translation. I also think that it is especially wrong to make all Bible references in an article point to one single translation, all the more if that translation is, it seems to me, little used outside of a single country, and even in that country it is, I think, used only by Catholics there. I would have preferred to leave in the article the direction to a particular translation in those cases where exact words were quoted between inverted commas, but I decided not to reinstate the reference to the translations from which those quotations was taken, to avoid giving the impression that I preferred those translations to NAB.

You may well disagree. If you think it worthwhile to find out what is the general view, you can raise the question publicly on the article's Talk page. Lima 08:17, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I do not mind satisfying your curiosity, but I doubt if my response to your question will be helpful. I suppose I largely use whatever version is in the lectionary of the country in which I am living (and for that reason only use Greek in my notes). In the English-speaking countries in which I have lived, that has been the Jerusalem Bible. In English, I also read the Revised Standard Version for its straightforward and accurate language, and the New Jerusalem Bible for its excellent explanatory notes. I do not use the Douay version, although I was, so to speak, brought up on it. I am not a fan of what is called inclusive language, but which really ought to be called exclusive language, since it attempts to attach to words only an exclusive meaning, without ever using them in their inclusive sense. It gives rise to unnecessarily complicated phrases. Much worse, attempts to use it sometimes distort the meaning. Perhaps the worst case is the New Jerusalem Bible translation of Genesis 6:5 - "Yahweh saw that human wickedness was great on earth and that his heart contrived nothing but wicked schemes all day long." I suppose the text once had the word "man"; with that removed, whose heart is said to have contrived nothing but wicked schemes all day long! (The Jerusalem Bible had the word "man" and so could rightly say: "Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that the thoughts in his heart fashioned nothing but wickedness all day long.") Lima 15:30, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

No, I don't think that the main modern translations can be accused of pushing an agenda. Take the RSV. What you heard of a Catholic edition of it refers either to an edition not shorn of the deuterocanonical books or else to an edition that was brought out when RSV was still new and that added some notes (extremely few, just enough to cover the then requirement that Catholic editions of the Bible should have notes) and in an extremely few points, much less than 20, I think, chose a different equally valid translation, with which Catholics were more familiar, of a word or phrase. But the unaltered RSV was soon issued in printings that carried a Catholic bishop's imprimatur. And what you heard about liberal or conservative translations almost certainly applied to language, not to theology, with "liberal" meaning a free or loose, not a literal, translation, in line with present-day English idioms, and "conservative" meaning keeping old-style expressions and wordings that remain close to the idioms of the original languages. Lima 17:13, 22 March 2007 (UTC) An example of such an idiom is the one you mentioned as appearing in 1 Kings (it appears in more than one passage of the Bible): it just means "a person of male sex". Lima 17:44, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I have just found that Wikipedia has an article on Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, which indicates that this version is alive and well and (further altered) living in the United States. I don't think it is much known elsewhere. Lima 04:12, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

the bee[edit]

The Bee refers to the name of one of the chapters in the Quran. In the edit, it says The Bee 16:115. So actually it means, The Bee is the name of the 16th chapter and the verse quoted there is Verse 115. To avoid confusion, many has rather quoted Quran 16:115 or Quran 16 (The Bee):115 (rather than what it shown in the article). I will change it when I have time. By the way, the chapter is named that way because in the chapter there are some verses talking about the benefit of the bee's honey (I think, i might be wrong though :p). But generally, some names of chapters in the Quran do not reflect the entire content of that chapter, but rather it reflects an event (maybe important) in that chapter. Hope that clears up your confusion --Zack2007 22:03, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Yep, there is an article about Quranic chapters, look up at Chapter 16 there. Cheers --Zack2007 04:12, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

List of Pokemon with Anger Issues[edit]

Thanks for the reply. I was half-expecting something on the talk page, so a personal was kinda nice. (905 pages? You're insane. ;D I have enough trouble with 105, & I'm only serious about 10 or so.) Thanks, too, for creating the list of athletes. I found it useful, even if others didn't (seems some people can't abide lists), & (as you probably noticed...) made a few contributions. I wondered what you thought of adding footnotes to all the nickname list pages; some of them are pretty obscure, to me. (Of course, would you necessarily recognize Fireball Roberts or Smokey Yunick?) If you've got ideas there, I suggest you put them up on the list talk pages; let somebody with more time to spare (or less sanity...) take it on. As for the lettered footnotes, that's one for somebody else, too; I haven't figured them out, yet. Trekphiler 12:06, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

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About Mate[edit]

I do agree on the fact that languages adapt the way of spelling thing from other languages, but there are certain words left as they originally are. Of course, mate has been adapted into maté, but I do actually think the english dictionaries should have found another way of expressing the pronounciation of the "e", since people would suppose the syllable with the "é" is the most pronounced one, while it would sound very awkward. No, I do not want people to say "mate" instead of how it should be pronounced, but people could get an idea about how it is pronounced by just reading the small pronounciation part included in all introductory definitions in Wikipedia.
And another thing: Do you really feel it is incorrect to question bureaucracy? If people hadn't questioned what they thought wrong, then we'd still think the earth was flat and lying on turtles. I think the way mate is written in English should be altered because I think that mate is a word that should be written as it is written in the spanish language. Slartibartfast1992 22:20, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Canadian Women's Army Corps[edit]

I have made a couple of small changes to the article that you worked on, which has been a orphan for some time! I'm going to try and improve it if I can and thought you might be interested. Best wishes - Kim dent brown 16:04, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Granville Woods[edit]

I suspect that this edit was an edit conflict and not a factual change, since the rest of the article describes Granville as a railroad engineer. If I have erred, let me know. -- nae'blis 18:46, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

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Corps of Military Staff Clerks[edit]

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Re: El momento de la verdad edit[edit]

Thanks for pointing out my error. I've added language tags to the text so that I won't 'correct' that again. Thanks Rjwilmsi 17:01, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

New Zealand Non-commissioned officers[edit]

Hi SigPig thanks for correcting me about New Zealand NCO's. Could you please correct this page: New_Zealand_military_ranks ?

Cameron Bruce[edit]

Hi, I have tried to request protection of the Cameron Bruce page but it's too hard, I can't find how to do it, and this idiot user called 'Cameron Bruce' is consistently vandalising the page, adding in offensive and inappropriate material. Can you please protect the page or something? Sorry to ask but my knowledge of wiki only goes as far as editing pages, anything else and I'm hopeless. Please let me know if you do anything. Thanks, Rusty8.

I wouldn't worry about it just yet. That user's last vandalism was 2 days ago, and (s)he has been warned since then. As for protecting a page, I can't do that -- only an administrator can, and I'm just an editor like yourself.
This is what you can do in the meanwhile, though. Should you come across anything that looks like vandalism, here's what you do:
  • First, assume good faith. The edit may be an honest error on the editor's part. I once referred to one such edit as vandalism, and it turned out to be an honest mistake from an experienced editor. So basically, I ended up being the bad guy, not the other editor.
  • Revert the edit. You can usually do that right away by clicking on the "undo" button for that edit (see the example of your message to me here.) When you click it, Wikipedia will tell you whether or not that edit can be undone that way. If so, then just save the way you would any normal edit.
  • If it is obvious vandalism, such as inserting nonsense, profanity, racist or homophobic content, etc, or blanking whole or parts of the article, then give a warning to the user. You'll find these warnings at WP:VANDALISM. They are usually applied starting at the first or mildest level, then with increasing severity for subsequent vandalism. But don't feed the troll. Do not call him/her names, be snarky, or use profanity, and especially do not do so on that user's User Page. That last act in itself is usually considered vandalism, and it lowers you to the vandal's level. Besides, oftentimes vandals vandalize to get a rise out of someone; nothing pleases them more than knowing they have p*ssed someone off (pardon my Anglo-Saxon) or upset them. Don't give them the satisfaction; it only escalates the situation, and they'll come back for more. The WP vandalism warnings are polite and neutral, with increasing firmness. It shows the vandal that their actions are little more than minor temporary annoyances, easily brushed aside with the click of a button, that ultimately their attempts will fail and they will be blocked, and the rest of us will just shrug and carry on as if nothing happened.
  • If, after numerous warnings, the vandalism has not abated, then go to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism, and state your case there, following the instructions on that page. The admins can take it from there; they have the proper tools for dealing with vandals who won't go away.
  • Protection and semi-protection are usually only done on articles that attract a high level of attention, often on articles about religion, politics, race and culture -- you know, the stuff that causes fights in bars.
  • Don't forget to sign all your edits on talk pages etc with four tildes (~~~~) after each.
  • Again, in all your dealings, try to be calm, cool, and professional. It's hard, and God knows, I've failed on occasion. But, one tries to rise above it. And when one consistently answers abuse or vandalism or nastiness with calmness, reason, and politeness, well, it usually pays big dividends both in terms of one's own reputation and in the inevitable retreat of the trolls, either through going to look for someone more rewarding to provoke or being blocked for disruption.
Sorry if I'm being too wordy, or coming off as being preachy: that's not my intent. I just happened to notice that little edit just before your question to me ;). It's obvious you care about the project, so it's important then that you don't become a casualty -- especially a self-inflicted type! :D
I hope I've been some help; if there's anything here I need to clarify, or anything else you want to ask, give me a shout. There are many other experienced users -- editors and admins alike -- who would be only too glad to help out a new editor like yourself. You may want to check out Wiki-adoption -- it looks to me like a good system, and I wish I'd known about it when I joined.
Good luck, and happy editing. I'm sure I speak for all Wikipedians when I say we look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with you. Cheers! --SigPig |SEND - OVER 18:20, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Re New Zealand Non-commissioned officers[edit]

> Hi SigPig thanks for correcting me about New Zealand NCO's. Could you > please correct this page: New_Zealand_military_ranks ?

I did it myself in the end. Thanks anyway.

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Your edit to The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer[edit]

Thanks for correcting the spelling in this article, however the subject of the article is a Canadian ritual and the word you changed was spelled correctly in Canadian English. I have reverted your correcion. BigNate37(T) 00:01, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me![edit]

Yes your right that isn't something I do. I usually keep my computer on all the time and I had people over last night I guess some jerk was screwing around with it. ThanksJmm6f488 15:39, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Invariably[edit]

Why did you remove the entry on 'invariably' on Disputed Usage? You have messed with every entry I've made - do we have to go through the same nonsense with 'invariably' now? Who put you in charge of this article btw?

Which edit(s) are you talking about? It would help if you linked to them. I have looked at the List of English words with disputed usage for months back, and I can't even find an entry on invariably, let alone find an edit of mine removing it. And I have no idea who you since your question to me is your first and only edit so far under that particular IP. A little more info, please? --SigPig |SEND - OVER 18:10, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

"List of English words with disputed usage"

Deleted text:

"Invariably - means 'always', not 'usually' ('in' - not, 'variable' - changing)."

Revision as of 16:17, 26 October 2006 (edit) (undo) SigPig (Talk | contribs) (rm Invariably; not in dispute, just incorrect)

Sorry, was I being a little cryptic?

You also deleted 'diagnose' which any educated speaker of British RP would know was wrong. What are your credentials in this subject? 217.42.114.219 09:08, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the ref. October '06? I obviously did not go back far enough.
As for having "messed with every entry [you] have made", I cannot address that unless I know who you are. With whom do I have the pleasure of corresponding?
Invariably was removed because, as my edit summary indicates, there is (apparently) no dispute over the use of that word; its use in any sense other than "always" is a misuse. Since this is an article about words about which there is some dispute (which would be indicated in usage notes in dictionaries or entries in grammar or usage guides), invariably does not belong here. If you can find evidence of such a dispute, please reenter the word, and cite your facts.
WRT diagnose, it is still there, not deleted. It is stated in the entry that Cochrane declared the "diagnose a person with a disease" usage as incorrect, and that neither Chambers dictionary nor Random House entertains that usage either; but it also shows that Merriam-Webster and American Heritage show that usage without comment, indicating its status as standard American English. That Concise Oxford has only included it in its latest editions, and Random House not at all, indicates this acceptance is fairly recent. Hence, the dispute. And for your "any educated speaker..." comment, well, this isn't the "RP Wikipedia". Unfortunately for some, Canadian, Australian, and yes, even American English have equal status with the Queen's.
No, I am not "in charge" of the article, but I shall edit it because it's on my watchlist of interesting articles, and when the mood strikes me, I break out my dictionaries and Fowler's, and have at 'er.
And my credentials are not relevant, even should I trot out my PhD in Thinkology and Big Words from Egghead U, especially since the whole Essjay affair. The key here is verifiability: the edits to which you refer are supported by sources. And should Messrs Fowler and Fowler rise from the grave arm in arm with Dr Johnson and start editing WP, they would still be required to cite their sources, too. --SigPig |SEND - OVER 12:39, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

If you don't have any qualifications in the subject you shouldn't be editing the article in such a cavalier manner. In particular, if you aren't a speaker of British RP you should not pontificate on it. Native speakers have an instinctive feel for right and wrong usage (ie they will know a usage is right or wrong without having to see a source, as is clear from the text at the start of the article on language as an attribute of social class). RP stands for 'Recieved' Pronunciation ie 'accepted', or what is current among educated or non-dialect speakers - you should leave it up to such people to edit entries on British RP, since you don't seem to have any instinct for it.

I can't find any guidelines on the distinction of 'disputed' and 'misused' - bringing in this ditinction unilaterally is typical of your cavalier manner. However, here is a link to msn encarta which defines 'invariably' as 'always or almost always':

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861622196/invariably.html

86.150.24.79 13:17, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

You really should read the rest of the guidelines and policies that govern WP. WP:V and WP:RS are a good start. Merely stating that as a speaker of a particular dialect one has an "instinctive feel for right and wrong usage" is all well and good, but WP requires sources. If you wish to state that there is a dispute as to the usage of a word, then the onus is on you to provide evidence of that dispute using reliable sources; that normally comes in the form of usage notes in (mainly descriptivist) dictionaries, or or entries in (mainly prescriptivist) grammar and usage guides.
I fail to understand how you cannot see a distinction between "disputed usage" and a "misuse". If no reliable source indicates a particular usage for a word or phrase, or if the only mention of that usage in said sources is to prohibit it, then it is obviously a misuse. If one or some works oppose a usage, and others support it, then there is a dispute.
I do not see how expanding a particular entry to include reliable sources or removing ones that do not even indicate the existence of a dispute would be considered "cavalier". I also do not see any tag or note indicating that the article or any of its entries are restricted to British Standard English. If you wish to make the case that any articles dealing with English language and grammar should be restricted to British English, then you should take that up with the powers that be here at Wikipedia.
Now, if you feel you can improve the project, why not get yourself an account, and start editing? However, if you feel that we should instead trust your expertise in English grammar without having to use a citation -- indeed, you have an instinctive feel, no? -- then perhaps Citizendium is your best bet, since they rely more on experts.
In any event, please take your condescension elsewhere. I find it tiresome. And that is NOT in dispute.
Cheers. --SigPig |SEND - OVER 14:43, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Language, in particular usage in dialects is not a matter of simple fact checking as suffices for many WP articles. I am not suggesting that the views of a native speaker should be authoritative on their own, but that those editing entries on a particular dialect are at least native speakers of that dialect, as per my remarks on instinctive feel. This is common sense whether or not you find my pointing it out tiresome, and justified in the light of edits you have subsequently had to reverse.

You declined to claim any credentials above, but on the discussion page you said:

..as is attested by Random House[6], American Heritage[7], and Merriam-Webster[8].
It's amazing what you find out when you start citing your work. :) --SigPig 22:33, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Are you claiming to be an editor for one of the above dictionaries? If so, please elaborate. If not, please explain the remark. 81.154.209.252 15:49, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

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Burma[edit]

Hi I was/am very strongly in favor of the move, but i think the name in the top right corner underneath the Burmese name probably has to be the official English name, which is the name dictated by the junta. We probably need two entries there marked "official" and "commonly used in English". --Espoo 13:01, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Actually, only the official name goes there. East Germany and North Korea. --Espoo 13:05, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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Regarding The Queen[edit]

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Nun[edit]

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Notability[edit]

Is it possible to find some more sources of information on this topic Royal Canadian Postal Corps? It is tagged with a notability tag, and there are currently 31 articles in the scope of wikiproject Canada which are tagged with notability concerns, so I am contacting all the article creation editors to see if the quantity of notability concern articles can be reduced, and quality increased. For more help see this note. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 18:46, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

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WikiProject Christianity[edit]

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Bruce Carruthers[edit]

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Wulfila Picture[edit]

Dear SigPig,

on 17th of January 2007, you removed this picture of Wulfila from the English Wikipedia Article “Ulfilas”. Can you tell me, what was wrong with the picture? I’m currently trying to find out about its origin. It seems to be still very common in the internet, but nobody names its source.

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Nomination of List of sportspeople by nickname for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of sportspeople by nickname is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:41, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

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