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BS Stuff[edit]

Once again, someone disagrees with my interpretation of our very loose guidelines. Now I don't mind when two users like WJBscribe and Kathryn_NicDh%C3%A0na, but they've taken the disagreement and posted negative comments over at that RFC.

So ... could you please weigh in one last time ... new barnstar or a wikiproject award Wikipedia:Barnstar_and_award_proposals/New_Proposals#The_Copyeditor.27s_Award. Thanks. --evrik (talk) 22:56, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Updated DYK query On 1 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eastgate Clock, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
--Yomanganitalk 23:18, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Chester city walls, was selected for DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On March 2, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chester city walls, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 22:21, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Awards Coordinator referendum[edit]

There has been some conflict at Wikipedia:WikiProject Awards. Please vote on the Coordinator referendum. --South Philly 20:27, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kasongo Ilunga, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
--ALoan (Talk) 15:12, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit]

Hello,

you appear to be the creator of the "Mahjongg" style Wiktionary logo. The copyright situation of this logo is currently unclear. Please contact me under erik AT wikimedia DOT org so we can try to resolve this; what is needed is a formal transfer of copyright to the Wikimedia Foundation before this logo can be officially adopted.--Eloquence* 05:37, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi. One of the obstacles to adoption of the Wiktionary logo has been concern that the tiles too closely resemble Scrabble tiles and so may infringe on some trademark rights of Hasbro/PB. To eliminate that obstacle, we merely need to change the background color of the tiles. See m:Talk:Wiktionary/logo/Archives/2007#Trademark infringement. Are you able to change the background color of those tiles? Rod (A. Smith) 16:42, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

By the way, wikt:Wiktionary:Beer parlour#More logo conversation has another active conversation about the logo. Rod (A. Smith) 17:48, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Image[edit]

Sorry I forgot to get back to you. My daughter-in-law went to visit her parents for a month or so and has taken the digital camera. As soon as she is back I will get the picture. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 16:44, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for passing the I&S&P show, and for fixing the minor problem. Much appreciated! Gran2 17:03, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

For you...[edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For a long time, I thought of making a signature tutorial but was too lazy... Just stumbled upon a very nice one by you... — Lost(talk) 12:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Farewell week[edit]

Hi, hope you are well. I wanted to let you know that I have decided to leave Wikipedia and so this is my last week here. I've found it all very worthwhile, but I feel now is the time to leave, so I'm off to try new things, see more old things, etc. It was great to meet you here and particularly nice of you to consider me a "Wikichum". You have one of the best userpages I think I've ever seen on Wikipedia.

All the best and good luck with whatever you go on to do. Wikiwoohoo 18:49, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Sylvia Mendez[edit]

I have taken care of everything that you suggested. My friend User:ERcheck will place the dates and stuff on the references becuase I don't want to mess it up. Besides all this, tell me - What did you really think of the subject of the article? Tony the Marine 21:36, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Fixed the stamp thing. You know, I'm glad that you looked over the article. You made me make a good article a much better article. Thanks. Tony the Marine 23:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

(P.S. ERcheck told me in my talk page that he will take care of dating the references)

O.K., I tried my hand at the last item standing, the reference thing. Tony the Marine 02:16, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Everything that you have requested is now officially done. Tony the Marine

Under construction[edit]

See reply on UK waterways page Simply south 15:50, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

North Western Railway (fictional)[edit]

I like your box diagram of the NWR I just would like to point out two things though - 1: you have missed out Suddery station which lies between Wellsworth and Brendam on Edward's branch line and 2: The Mid Sodor Railway does or did not cross the NWR main line at Crovans Gate other thn it is very good Penrithguy 16:32, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 16 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Canford Cliffs, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
--Carabinieri 18:10, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Winter service vehicle[edit]

Hi there. The article has come a long way, and I don't see why it shouldn't pass FAC—I've fixed a couple of typos and such, but since I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject, I don't think I could be of much more help :) The prose looks nice, it's very well-referenced... I hope it gets more participation at FAC. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 19:49, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey, congratulations on the FA—well-deserved. Happy editing, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 16:18, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

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Thank you for your beautiful words and the kind welcome, dear Smurray! It's great to see friendly faces like yours again, and visit one the loveliest userpages and its even lovelier owner :) How have you been these months? We have much to talk, I'm sure ;) Hugs from your friend, Phaedriel - 18:38, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Aww, so best of luck with your exams, and hurry back, will you, please? :) Regarding my username, of course, it's not like it's a mistery :) I've always felt attraction to names that finish in "iel", for some unknown reason. "Gabriel", "Galadriel", "Uriel", all sound very musical in my ears. When I was trying to come up with a name to register myself, "Sharon" and "SharonK" were already taken, so I remembered an old game I played with an ex bf, Dungeon Siege, were you could get an NPC called... Phaedriel :) I didn't think much at the moment, I simply wanted to make a few edits. Little I knew then that it'd become so identified with me! :) And yours, if I may ask? I always find it very nice to exchange these wiki experiences with my friends! Phaedriel - 19:30, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Peer review of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel[edit]

Thank you for commenting on the peer review request for 1913 Liberty Head Nickel. In accordance with your suggestion, I've added two examples (cited to Bowers) of how the coin could legitimately have been produced. As for the intro, do you have any suggestions for expanding it? I'm having trouble figuring out how to do so without introducing unnecessary redundancy with other parts of the article. *** Crotalus *** 22:32, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Winter service vehicle[edit]

I was wondering when the bit about image location was included in the MOS because having all images on the same side is not appealing to me and it's something I can't fix. If I were to set the image size differently in my prefs, I'd get problems with whitespace from clashing images. - Mgm|(talk) 07:47, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Assistance needed - Re: Previously Failed RfA[edit]

Dear Smurrayinchester,

I would like to ask for your assistance. About 14 months ago, I self nominated for an RfA, which I ultimately withdrew (see here). During that RfA, you lodged an oppose vote, and I have taken a lot of the comments from that failed RfA on board since then. I am now up to an average of near on 875 to 900 edits per year, having only recently got back to the net from health issues (Throat cancer), and I am once again considering attempting a request for adminship. I am writing to all those editors who opposed my original self-nomination to ask them to see if they would be kind enough to review my recent work, and to see whether they consider that I have taken those points from my old RfA on board enough to warrant another attempt.

I am enjoying getting back into the swing of working on Wikipedia again, and looking forward to enjoying many more years of work. I am now using Twinkle and VandalFighter for my reversion work on RCP and CVU, and looking to the future.

Thank you for your time, and for your comments.

Thorsteinn A. Malmjursson User:Iceflow / Formerly User:Tmalmjursson 17:11, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Religion and Spirituality barnstar[edit]

It seems like the barnstar that you created almost 2 months ago on Wikipedia:Barnstar and award proposals/New Proposals never gets approved even though everyone supports. To make things more interesting, the page will be gone very shortly. The admins have told us that we no longer need to get approvals from the community before adding barnstars (as I did to the Environmental Barnstar on today). I suggest you to use this time period to put it up as an official Wikipedia barnstar before they raise the requirements again.

Btw, nice userpage.

Barnstar userpage - 2.png The Excellent Userpage Award
This is the best userpage that I have ever seen. You truly deserve this. OhanaUnited 18:29, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:2007 Kent earthquake epicentre.JPG[edit]

Hi. Would you do as you suggest and replace the image that you are concerned about with the one that you feel is OK to use. Regards. SilkTork 11:53, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Sunshine[edit]

Variety says: "Kuechler's atmospheric signature look combined with an inspired production design, which includes golden space suits, should make "Sunshine" stand out from the sci-fi crowd." —Erik (talkcontrib) - 17:14, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

for your superb contrib here: [1] Adambrowne666 01:19, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

More belated thanks[edit]

For your excellent work in drawing up the Business and Economics Barnstar: I had suggested it ages ago, saw some rather apathetic feedback, and assumed that that was the end of the matter. Looking through the list of Barnstars this morning, I suddenly saw it, resurrected, with a lovely design by you. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to do the work, which is quite beyond me.

PS: I've awarded it to Kittybrewster for his excellent work (still unfinished!) on Lloyd's of London.--Major Bonkers (talk) 08:20, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK update[edit]

Would you please promote the next update to DYK. It is already 10 hours overdue. There is a long backup. I just got done with the next update. Thanks! Royalbroil 15:58, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of it! Royalbroil 16:17, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Could you update DYK again? It's 18 hrs overdue. SU Linguist 11:42, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, I will slap it up on my user page. : )IvoShandor 11:33, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Did you know?[edit]

Updated DYK query On 17 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Pingelap, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
--GeeJo (t)(c) • 14:31, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Updated DYK query On July 27, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Road maintenance depot, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Good to see you again Smurray! Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:10, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Told ya I'd do it this year round[edit]

:P Will (talk) 23:33, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Well, it helped that I had sandboxed the article in my user space. I'm actually surprised that it hadn't been created already. Will (talk) 23:39, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Suggestion...[edit]

After your excellent and much-appreciated work on the Economics Barnstar (see above!), I've got an idea for a 'Patience of a saint' Barnstar, to be awarded to those who put up with the random acts of stupidity/ rudeness/ etc. in a particularly commendable way. I have in mind one Admin who has been subject to a campaign of trolling for the last 4 months or so. Might you (please!) be able to have a go?--Major Bonkers (talk) 18:09, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit]

At the Swedish Wiktionary we would be happy to use the new logo, but we'd need a Swedish version. Since things are quite slow we've decided not to wait. The text would be "Wiktionary" for Wiktionary and "Den fria ordboken" for The free dictionary. If you cannot do it we'll just stick with the old one.

Thanks, (wikt:sv) Shell-man 18:22, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

So you haven't recieved an answer from Wikimedia Foundation about copyrighting the logo? Shell-man 14:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

WP:POKE is doing some housecleaning[edit]

This notice is to inform you that because many people have added their names to Wikipedia:WikiProject Pokémon#Participants but do not seem to be active, all names are being deleted in an effort to find out who is still truly interested in the project. All you have to do is re-add your name if you'd still like to be considered a member of WP:POKE. Any questions, you can contact me on my talk page. -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 17:46, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

As instructed byt the DYK talk page, I am trying to attract the attention of an admin to update the DYK template on the main page because it has not been updated in 11 hours. If you are abailable to help, thank you very much. -Dekkanar 22:21, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK page is in need of updating![edit]

Please update the DYK page. It has not been done so in the past thirteen hours. Chris 00:51, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

DYK Aug 5[edit]

Updated DYK query On 5 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chester Roman Ampitheatre, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
--Wizardman 02:23, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
Updated DYK query On September 19, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mandatory sign, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Hello Smurray and well done. You have the pictured slot this time. Happy editing, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:00, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I-15 in Arizona DYK[edit]

Thanks for fixing the error! Do you happen to know why the image - one which a Wikipedian created - was not chose over Image:Nicolas Coccola.jpg? --NE2 11:14, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

HAPPY FIRST EDIT DAY! from the BIRTHDAYCOMMITTEE
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Wishing Smurrayinchester a very Happy First Edit Day!

Have a fantastic day!

From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee

--Lemonflash(do something) 01:01, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Smurrayinchester, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

Happy first edit day! umdrums 05:44, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

I dont believe I have ever accused of you of vandalism Penrithguy 16:30, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry Wrong Person Penrithguy 16:31, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/300-page iPhone bill[edit]

You may wish to comment on this AfD since you put the article on DYK not too long ago. Dhaluza 08:56, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

You may also wish to review the deletion now at DRV Dhaluza 23:33, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
I saw your comments on context, and it rang a bell for me. I have incorporated what I saw from them at Wikipedia:News articles, and did some other NPOV type balancing. Feel free to review my changes, and add your own. Dhaluza 10:29, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
FYI, it's been nominated again. Feel free to comment at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/300-page iPhone bill (second nomination) Dhaluza (talk) 18:37, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Imperial Triple Crown Jewels[edit]

I, Durova, recognize Smurrayinchester with the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels for exceptional content improvements to Wikipedia. Thank you for all you do. DurovaCharge! 20:17, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Your Imperial Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Triple Crown Jewels in recognition of your contributions to Wikipedia. May you wear them well. DurovaCharge! 13:37, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

Hi. How do i set Wikipedia:Main Page alternative (executive) in my preferences? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 14:03, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Daaaaaang[edit]

Barnslice.png A Barnstar Slice
You get this slice of a Barnstar of Good Humor, as part of the group in the RD/M Daaaaaang thread. This is only a symbolic part of the barnstar, the rest of it lies with the other members. lucid 23:32, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Pennine Waterways links[edit]

There is a discussion about the appropriateness or otherwise of some links that have been added to a number of pages, and subsequently removed. As you are a member of the project, you may wish to comment at

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Waterways#Pennine Waterways Links

Mayalld 14:31, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Zeichen 241.svg[edit]

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Couple awards[edit]

DYK medal.png The DYK Medal
For your work in getting many articles to DYK so people like me can see them. KeepOnTruckin Complain to me | my work here 22:10, 27 September 2007 (UTC)



Wiki medal.jpg The Featured Article Medal
For your work in getting articles to FA status and improving others. The main reason for this award is for your excellent work on the Winter Service Vehicle article KeepOnTruckin Complain to me | my work here 22:10, 27 September 2007 (UTC)


I originally found out about WSV by seeing it on DYK. Great job! KeepOnTruckin Complain to me | my work here

Yep saw it on the watchlist. KeepOnTruckin Complain to me | my work here 02:15, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

re:rd header[edit]

Well I'll be darned. I always refresh the desks in between every single revision to make sure I'm not screwing anything up (I have to make changes live or else everything breaks every time), but I don't actually try to click the links. Thanks for messaging me, I was able to fix it immediately --ffroth 23:17, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

hide contents not working for me[edit]

just to let you know that hide contents in this page is not working for me. maybe it is just me though. i have set my user preferences to not show contents in mainspace. i am on firefox too. --Kushalt 19:54, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

DYK: road slipperiness[edit]

Updated DYK query On 25 October, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article road slipperiness, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
--Mgm|(talk) 09:34, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Q-tv logo.JPG[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:Q-tv logo.JPG)[edit]

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DYK - Advisory speed limit[edit]

Updated DYK query On 31 October, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Advisory speed limit, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Wknight94 (talk) 23:39, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Awarded to Smurrayinchester to helping DYK rolling along with more traffic articles. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:21, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Updated DYK query On November 5, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Direction, position, or indication sign, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:21, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Kersal Massive DRV[edit]

I closed your November 5, 2007 DRV request for Kersal Massive since there is a pending November 1, 2007 DRV request for Kersal Massive. -- Jreferee t/c 16:26, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

I saw your sources. I suggest writing a draft article in your user space and once that is done, contact those who have already participate in the DRV to review your draft. There might be enough reliable source information on Kersal Massive or at least perhaps enough for a new AfD. A draft article is the best way to convince people at DRV. -- Jreferee t/c 17:15, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 11 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kersal Massive, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Wknight94 (talk) 16:56, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

as any shuttle pilot can tell you, it's very difficult to dock when there's no gravity...[edit]

put a smile on my face. Thanks :P - Dureo 13:05, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Featured List of the Day Experiment[edit]

There have been a series of proposals to initiate a Featured List of the Day on the main page. Numerous proposals have been put forth. After the third one failed, I audited all WP:FL's in order to begin an experiment in my own user space that will hopefully get it going. Today, it commences at WP:LOTD. Afterwards I created my experimental page, a new proposal was set forth to do a featured list that is strikingly similar to my own which is to do a user page experimental featured list, but no format has been confirmed and mechanism set in place. I continue to be willing to do the experiment myself and with this posting it commences. Please submit any list that you would like to have considered for list of the day in the month of January 2008 by the end of this month to WP:LOTD and its subpages. You may submit multiple lists for consideration.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:LOTD) 15:29, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Template talk:Did you know backlogged if you are available. Benjiboi 07:38, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Snow removal article[edit]

I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned salt as a non-renewable resource, however, it's frequently evaporated from the oceans. Which is pretty much a limitless supply. --Mstheisi (talk) 18:21, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Spiffier triple crown, new awards available[edit]

Imperial triple crown jewels.

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 6 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Gang War, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Wknight94 (talk) 03:28, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

edit summaries[edit]

Hey, did you know that your edit summaries are perminant and can't be deleted? Specifically, you might want to consider not having something like, "VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT AND ELIMINATE [...]" which is long and attracts attention on the edit summary page, and makes it look like you are adding that message. Pdbailey (talk) 23:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Cool IP addressing chart[edit]

Nice job on Image:Internet_address_spaces.svg Cwolfsheep (talk) 03:52, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


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WikiProject Awards Role Call[edit]

WikiProject Awards Rolecall
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Happy (Old) New Year![edit]

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Two weeks too late, you say? Not in the Julian calendar!
Here's hoping the new year brings you nothing but the best ;) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 01:42, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

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Lemony Snicket Roll Call[edit]

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Thanks! Clamster 17:14, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Thankyou Muchly[edit]

Thanks very much for the star. --Dvorak (wtkwhite) (Talk) 21:34, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Capital City (The Simpsons)[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Kersal Massive[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Scummy_man.jpg[edit]

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An image you added has a spelling mistake[edit]

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Hello[edit]

Long time no see. So, how have things been going?--TBC!?! 07:54, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Nebulous on hold (GA sweep)[edit]

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That was fast! Thanks for the update; I've now passed the reassessment. Well done, and nice work ;) All the best, EyeSerenetalk 17:35, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Deffry_Vale.jpg[edit]

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Image:Deffry_Vale_School.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject Doctor Who newsletter, March 2008[edit]

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The WikiProject Doctor Who newsletter
Issue 1 March 2008
Project News
We have five new participants: Sm9800, Seanor3, T saston, Type 40, Jammy0002.
One editor has left the project: StuartDD.
The Doctor Who portal has expanded to increase the number of selected stories to 33.
Articles of note
New featured articles
None
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New good articles
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Proposals
A proposal for changing the layout of the episode pages is under way here.
A discussion about the formatting of the cast lists in episode pages is under way here.
A discussion to move United Nations Intelligence Taskforce to UNIT is under way here.
News
The Torchwood project has become a task-force under the project's scope.
The Torchwood series 2 finale airs on 4th April, and the 4th series of Doctor Who will start to air on 5th April.

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WP:LOTD[edit]

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AfD nomination of Springfield's state[edit]

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_of_world_by_beer_consumption.png[edit]

Hi.

I see that you have updated this image in the past. I've downloaded the file and updated it per the current List of countries by beer consumption per capita article to color Iceland, Slovenia, and France. I've got a commons account and have uploaded a few images in the past, but I've just spent half an hour unsuccessfully trying to figure out how to update this image on commons. Can you help me out by pointing me towards the info on how to do that? Thanks. -- Boracay Bill (talk) 03:45, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for responding on my talk page. I don't know how I could have missed that, but I managed it somehow. I've now updated the image on Commons. Cheers. -- Boracay Bill (talk) 22:48, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


Redirect of Queequeg (A Series of Unfortunate Events)[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Nuclear power by country[edit]

Hi, Smurrayinchester. I think there are some problems with the FA status of Nuclear power by country. More specifically please see the talk page. There is also a discussion how to organize the nuclear information by country. Thank you.Beagel (talk) 16:56, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Image:Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNG[edit]

Hey, it appears you initially created this image, but now it is gone in what appears to be due to Commons:Commons:Village pump#Massive image loss. Perhaps you could reupload a copy to Wikimedia Commons? Cheers, Cirt (talk) 10:09, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Cyalume[edit]

Some body pointed out that the picture Image:Cyalume-reactions.svg is not really cyalume but the simple ester. A little clearification in the glow stick artikle might do, or a new picture with all the chlorine attached? I only wanted to inform you about this. Thanks --Stone (talk) 12:16, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Nuclear power by country[edit]

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SP3 upgrade[edit]

Hi Laika! I notice you has successfully done the SP3 upgrade to windows xp. Can you tell me if you had any problems like 'Access denied' at any point in the upgrade procedure? Ive tried to install about 10 times now and still get this message about 2/3 through the procedure. Any suggestions gratefully recieved.--GreenSpigot (talk) 14:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

And now, for Fvasconcellos' traditional nonsectarian holiday greeting![edit]

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Is this a combination of my Christmas greeting from 2006 and my New Year's greeting from last year? Why, it most certainly is! Hey, if it ain't broke...


Thanks[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Dogs Trust.png)[edit]

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GA reassessment of Arctic Monkeys[edit]

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Orphaned non-free images[edit]

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Lemony Snicket task force[edit]

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If you would like to help out and participate, please visit the task force page for more information. Thanks! — The Man in Question (in question) 08:06, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

And now, for FV's traditional last-minute nonsectarian holiday greeting![edit]

Windbuchencom.jpg Here’s wishing you a happy end to the holiday season and a wonderful 2010.
Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:42, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Winter Service Vehicle[edit]

Hi I've noticed that you have contributed considerably to the Winter Service Vehicle page, I have recently tried to add a subbmission on the leading UK gritter manufacturers but due to a COI could not, I am looking for an editor with an interest in the industry who would be willing to take on the article to see if you belive the topic submitable and remove myself, would you be interested in recieving the information or could you reccomend someone who would? Tench1970 (talk) 14:21, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

For being a great wikichum! Wikiwoohoo (talk) 22:21, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi, although I'm not sure if you're active on Wikipedia anymore but I am retiring properly now for good and wanted to say it was great knowing you on here. Best wishes! Wikiwoohoo (talk) 22:21, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Elderado.JPG[edit]

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Wikiproject British TV channels[edit]

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Chester Midsummer Watch Parade[edit]

I recently did some work on this article, which you started. Much of it is completely without reference, although there are several quotes within the text, which seem as if they would be easy to source. I realize you are not very active, but when you pop back in, I would be very interested to know where you did some of your research, with an aim to improve the article. Cheers, PrincessofLlyr royal court 16:29, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For being an all-round nice chap. Cloudbound (talk) 13:35, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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OMG TEH KITTEH 4 U :D ENJOY MY FREIND

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Smurrayinchester,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
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If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Signature colour argument[edit]

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Signature Problem[edit]

Hey, my signature looks like (see below), how come? I am new to Wikipedia, and i really need some help.-- [[User:Earth100|<font color="blue">UserEarth100</font>]] [[User talk:UserEarth100|<font color="maroon">talk</font>]] (talk) 05:17, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, fixed.-- ✯Earth100✯◕‿◕TalkContribs 05:27, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Hessian cuisine[edit]

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DYK for Hessian cuisine[edit]

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DYK nomination of Fanny Murray[edit]

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DYK for Fanny Murray[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Signature ain't working...[edit]

Hey, I followed instructions in your tutorial and pasted this into my sandbox. It looks perfectly fine on my sandbox, but when I go to put it into my signature area, it says invalid raw signature. Can you please shed some light on what I am doing wrong?? AppleJack 7 06:54, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Chester Meet-Up[edit]

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DYK for Hugh Franklin (suffragist)[edit]

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Signature tutorial - update?[edit]

Hallo, your tutorial at Wikipedia:Smurrayinchester's signature tutorial is helpful for those who want to tweak their signature, and is linked from Wikipedia:Signatures#Appearance_and_color, which is now Wikipedia Policy, not just a Guideline, but unfortunately its advice is out of date. You show how to use <font>, but WP:SIG says "Avoid deprecated markup such as the <font> tag." It would be great if you could update your tutorial so that editors get help in following current practice. I've raised it at Wikipedia_talk:Signatures#.22Font.22_Deprecated.3F. PamD 11:36, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

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Signature Tutorial help[edit]

Thanks a lot for your signature tutorial! I have to say it has been very helpful. However, I wanted to ask you what is wrong with this code: <b><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS, Arial; color:#00FF00;">[[User:Tary123|Tary]]</span> ([[User talk:Tary123|Let's talk!]])</b> . What I get is this: Tary (Let's talk!) while I am actually looking for the username to be in green with the Comic Sans font and bold and the talk page link to be the usual blue, only bolded. I would appreciate it very much if you could guide me in this. Thanks again! Tary (Let's talk!) 16:12, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Tary. The tags need to go inside the [[User:Tary123|Tary]] part, like so: '''[[User:Tary123|<span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS, Arial; color:green">Tary</span>]] ([[User talk:Tary123|Let's talk!]])''', producing this: Tary (Let's talk!). Hope this helps. Smurrayinchester 16:21, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for your instantaneous response to my query! Appreciate it! Tary (Let's talk!) 16:33, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!![edit]

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Have a great day!
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Signature help[edit]

Hi, You have a really great tutorial on signatures. I've used it to create my design (Cuparsk | الحسين), but when I use the 'signature and timestamp' feature, it divides the User page link and the talk page link and posts them between dates. It shows up like this:

--Cuparsk | الحسين 09:05, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me with this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cuparsk (talkcontribs) 09:07, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

@Cuparsk: That seems like a problem caused by including right-to-left Arabic text in the middle of left-to-right. The Wikipedia page on bi-directional text may help you - you probably need to add something called a "left-to-right mark" to the end of your signature. I'm afraid I don't know enough about Arabic to tell you more than that. Smurrayinchester 08:50, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Private Eye[edit]

Since the full story isn't online, and I doubt I'll be able to find a copy in my part of the United States, would you like to write it up for The Signpost? Unless there's more to the story, your comment says it all and I could just incorporate that into the next ITM. Gamaliel (talk) 20:19, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Gamaliel (talk) 00:09, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great job at Wikipedia!!! †2†ťəäçħ†4†ӛṿəř 22:11, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

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DYK for Blockupy movement[edit]

Thanks for your contribution Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)