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My forced wikibreaks are being voluntarily extended as I've realised how many more fulfilling and productive activities can be completed in the same amount of time that can be spent here. I will still be logged in, and get your message whenever I next happen to click on a link to a WP page.

Wikipedia is a community effort: where relevant start discussions in a public namespace, i.e. on the talk page of the article in question, and notify me of them, that way others can give their input. If your comment is about a specific article I will likely reply on the talk page of that article.

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Apologies[edit]

Hi there Steinsky, it's Glasspaws here - just read the message you left last week. Sorry about the image; it was a genuine mistake, I am pretty new to Wikipedia and simply selected the wrong CC License on upload! Didn't think you had to ask with CC licenses? Please let me know if I can re-use the image under the correct license.

Glasspaws (talk) 09:42, 27 September 2008 (UTC)glasspaws

Bristol pics[edit]

Congrats on getting the dissertation submitted. if you are going to look at the photos needed for Bristol - can you keep an eye on Grade I listed buildings in Bristol, Grade II* listed buildings in Bristol & Grade II listed buildings in Bristol & associated articles. I've added pictures where I have them or can get then from geograph, but some are not very good or haven't got pictures at all. Any help appreciated.— Rod talk 18:11, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Sure. I'll make a list tommorow, and see if I can start tackling them. I also hereby give my permission for the 500 pixel versions of any of the photos at Cotch.net to be relicensed for WP, and I may give full size versions depending on the particular shot. Joe D (t) 00:43, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Great thanks - I've just taken a look at Cotch.net & I'm impressed you have thousands. I looked at the Bristol Harbour photos to see if you have any of the underfall yard - the one I took was removed recently as it wasn't good enough - but there are so many I couldn't find any, is it searchable at all?.— Rod talk 07:38, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Nightingale Valley[edit]

Isn't NV 'dry' in the technical sense used by geographers? (The description is not original with me). And it does go nearly all the way back to the gates of Ashton Court! (Or did, when I last lived just over the bridge :-)) But I've not changed it (Though I have added a redlink to Stokeleigh Camp, and a comment on the talk page) Bob aka Linuxlad 08:44, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

northdorset.net reversion[edit]

New to this, but explain why you reverted my link to NDN (which is non-profit and has a clear 'in praise of local' positioning), yet don't seem to have any problem with a link to Blackmore Vale Magazine (which *is* commercial and part of Trinity Mirror).

Gb-slade 23:23, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Reversions[edit]

Please see my comments on the North Dorset Talk page.

Also interested in the inference that you see the BVM site as 'encyclopaedic'? The only non-advertising content there is news.

Not trying to be controversial just trying to understand the ethos.

Gb-slade 13:37, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

UK infobox maps[edit]

May I direct you to my post at the bottom of Template_talk:Infobox_UK_place? Hope it helps, Jhamez84 22:30, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Sheffield[edit]

Hello, thanks for helping out with Sheffield. I also have recently become concerned that if it doesn't get an update/cleanup it will become a FARC. I note that in the to-do list that you created you ask "Does demographics really belong under geography?" I can't remember much about my geography lessons at school but I do remember my teacher writing in large letters on the blckboard "Geography is about people and places". In that vein, I note that Category:Demography is a subcategory of Category:Human geography. So yes, I think demographics do belong in the geography section. —Jeremy (talk) 23:35, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Soton (also Pompey) merges[edit]

Yes you are too late, I think I had just finished the Southampton area/schools and Portsmouth area/schools that Notability Crusader (contributions) and 82.26.107.104 (contributions), who are either one and the same or share a common purpose, had been engaged in a guerrilla action against. I was about to start removing the tags and pointing to the talk page for my rational. As a matter of interest did you look here and also here? -- Drappel 22:29, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Another one for your collection[edit]

75px The Geography Barnstar
You deserve this. Thanks very much for all your hard work. Waggers 12:45, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

What? The statements...[edit]

...I made were based entirely on fact. Richard Dawkins is a noted anti-religious extremist. That is inarguable fact.--Vox Humana 8' 16:36, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

That too is inarguable fact.--Vox Humana 8' 16:49, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Bristol Urban Area[edit]

I'm asking you to remain WP:CIVIL in your edits on wikipedia. Please, refrain from making personl attacks such as this one. L.J.Skinnerwot|I did 03:44, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Dearne Valley Urban Area[edit]

again, I'm asking you to be WP:CIVIL. This edit summary is inflammatory. DO NOT tell editors that they haven't read the page simply because you disagree. I shall put this up for requested moves and RfC, and report your behaviour if this incivility towards me continues. L.J.Skinnerwot|I did 13:04, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Warrington[edit]

Hi! I've noticed you've been active doing some good editing of Warrington. In my own assessment, I recommended splitting the article to distinguish between the twon (which is one of many places within the borough), and the borough itself. Can I ask whether you think this would perhaps help matters a little in some of the issues you have highlighted, and, if so, whether you would be intrested in working our with me how this could be done? Best wishes.  DDStretch  (talk) 12:19, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Tinsley Viaduct[edit]

Hi there Steinsky. As you have commented on the above article's disscussion page, I'd like to invite you to a poll on the inclusion or not of the coordinates box, here. L.J.Skinnerwot|I did 20:33, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Bexhill-on-sea[edit]

Hi Steinsky. I noticed you reverted the edits to Bexhill-on-Sea by 81.131.7.129 just now. I actually checked his/her edits earlier today by going to the cited source, and the change to 20th May was actually correct - the source needs a careful look as you have to read through the first section to find out when the tornado actually struck. Are you happy to undo your reversion? Cheers -- Euchiasmus 21:20, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


List of British Flags[edit]

I cannot be accused of not participating in discussions when an issue has clearly been discussed to death, with users like vintagekits and padraig3uk continuing a campaign to dig up an issue across multiple pages , for which consensus was reached approximately 2 years ago. If you are going to protect an article please could you protect the more stable version prior to the disruptive campaign from these 2 users. Jonto 23:08, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect - see the talk page onthe Northern Ireland page to see what the consensus is!--Vintagekits 23:12, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I will look into the matter in full tommorow evening. For now, the page stays locked, to give everyone time to calm down. Joe D (t) 23:14, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
yes please do, especially in the older archives, and also notice how most of the recent comments are from 2 users. The consensus is whatever the stable version of the Nothern Ireland] page was. Before the recent Irish nationalist campaign, the status quo was with the de facto flag display and described as "former official". Users Vintagekits and Padraig3uk and their pals from "wikiproject: Irish Republicanism" have now started a campaign to remove NI's flag throughout the entire site, claiming it to be historical despite present usage. Jonto 23:21, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I am not going to refute what you say here because its all done elsewhere, needless to say 1. you are wrong and 2. those comments are a breach of WP:CIVIL and WP:NPA for which you have be warned for on several occasions!--Vintagekits 23:25, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks everyone, I will look at any relevant discussions you link to but you don't need to carry on arguing on my talk page. Joe D (t) 23:29, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Balearic Islands' article protection[edit]

Steinsky, I'm pretty in agreement with you protection of the article, but your last change "Reverting to the last stable version of the page until concensus for change is reached" is not really correct. If you take a look, the naming edits war began only since April 9 (see [[1]]). Before that, and I'm talking for years, the names were the ones I have edited because of reversions (see all the edits previous to "13:15, 8 April 2007 Vuong Ngan Ha" [[2]]. The names in catalan and spanish have been in this article since "edited by Montrealais (Talk | contribs) at 08:32, 19 August 2003" [[3]].

I kindly ask you to undo your last edit for this reason. Thank you, --Maurice27 23:24, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I think the discussion in Talk:Balearic Islands is going nowhere, and getting out of proportion. Do you mind stepping in as an administrator into the discussion to help mediate? --the Dúnadan 19:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Hail Steinsky[edit]

Something inane to entice you to a release of endorphins. Enjoy!

Samsara (talk  contribs) 11:59, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

edit summary not about you[edit]

The edit summary I used in the John Wayne article after your edit could be construed by some to mean you. It does not it means user Granville1. I just want to clarify it with you. I would edit the edit summary if I could. It could be taken 2 ways. Here it is to show you "rv user has had problems with this article in the past trying to push pov and uncited statments over and over (see article talk page) sockpuppet case now and reported also for personal attacks" which is in ref to another user not you. But since the edit is after yours I didn't want you to get the wrong idea its about you. Its not :-) Thanks for your time. --Xiahou 15:08, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Peterborough[edit]

This article was awarded GA status today prior to your edit. I strongly disagree with some of your very substantial changes, which have been made without any dialogue or consensus. You have also reverted some additional information I added to the references, etc. 81.77.72.72 20:20, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind remarks which I note you didn't leave after your first edit, but after you reverted my revert. 81.77.72.72 21:20, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Prod of article[edit]

Just a technical note: when adding the prod tag to an article, just use {{subst:prod|reason}}. Tizio 12:25, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

This one looked wrong: [4]; looking better at it, it was fine. Probably, the newline at the beginning and end of concern has confused the bot while it was trying to update WP:PRODSUM. I should fix that. Tizio 12:37, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

OS Map Site[edit]

I notice you've removed the OS map site link from some of the railway articles where I've added diagrams. While agreeing with you that more precision would be useful, I feel that this is more in the way of a reference to a book as an information source in an article, in the way that the title of a book would be given but not the page where a reference might be found. OS do not lead you to individual maps the way that, say, Sub Brit's disused station site allows you to access individual stations. I also feel that if your take data from a site to check information for diagrams the site should be credited in some way. Let me know what you think (by the way I think you've just removed yourself from the Category "Wikipedians who are not currently active", lol!) Britmax 11:05, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

OS Map Reply[edit]

Thank you for the helpful remarks about this subject on my talk page. I will look at them for the future. Britmax 12:43, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Winterbourne Down, Wiltshire[edit]

Thanks for fixing my edits. I'm still trying to pin down whether Winterbourne Down, Wiltshire actually exists, since I can't find any sources for it. Do you happen to know whether it exists, and if so where in Wiltshire? -- The Anome 08:13, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Mendip Hills (again)[edit]

Could I ask a favour if you have time. Mendip Hills is up as a FA candidate (again) at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Mendip Hills & hasn't got enough support yet & is likely to run out of time soon. Could you take a look & add any comments. Thanks — Rod talk 08:43, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Birkenhead[edit]

I agree that the subsection headings within the Transport section of this article looked rather "OTT", as you put it, at the time. However, my intention was merely to help 'clean up' this article and to further expand its content, which I've not yet done. This was to be set out in the same format as Liverpool, which also includes single-paragraphs as subsections. Snowy 1973 13:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Staverton Village Info-box[edit]

I am rather disappointed in the changes you made to the info-box I created on the Staverton page. The standardised one that you replaced it with is not nearly as informative especially about the precise location of the village in the county of Northamptonshire. I also think that photographs look far better in the relavant text rather than stuck in a gallery with no context. stavros1 9/05/07

Staverton Village[edit]

I dont have a problem with the info boxes but you do? I found this type of info box used on many pages on Wikipedia and I am sorry that you find the one that I used offends your conformaty, but i still think the one I use is better. Also you peppering the West Runton page with Citations Needed, Have you thought about checking out the list of externall referances at the bottom of the page,Stavros1

Staverton Village[edit]

Your answer, that it does'nt conforming to the policies and guidelines may well be true but it is not set in stone, and as you rightly say these policies are only guidlines. I will be changing the box back to its original state on the Staverton and East Runton Page unless of course you can give me a better reson why I should Not RegardsStavros1

Middlewich GA review[edit]

Hi. I think the matters you raised in the Middlewich review have now been dealt with. Thanks. Epbr123 22:34, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

3RR[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions in a content dispute within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content which gains a consensus among editors. Adambro 09:29, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Widnes subheadings[edit]

Thanks for your comments on Widnes. I had based the subheadings on those in the Runcorn article which had been rated a GA, although the assessor for that has subsequently commented that there were too many subheadings on that as well. I must say the ToC now looks much better. Regarding 'Education' being separate from 'Communal facilities', I suppose that is based on Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/How to write about settlements which does list them as separate subheadings under 'Present day' (and that is a heading I do not find helpful as everything apart from history is likely to be more or less 'present day'). I suppose that settlements with universities (which Widnes does not have) will be providing more than just communal facilities under the heading of Education. You might like to discuss this with members of Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography. Best wishes. Peter I. Vardy 10:52, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Maps & Infoboxes.[edit]

Hi, I know you added latitude, longitude and map_type fields to {{Infobox Historic building}} & the vast majority of these in Bristol now have maps (largely due to the work of User:Guiltyspark, & you commented about petitioning for this in {{Infobox religious building}} but how about working your magic (or petitioning) for this functionality in {{Infobox GB school}}, {{Infobox Hospital}}, {{infobox Museum}} etc as we use several of each of these?— Rod talk 15:46, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Infobox religious building[edit]

Why have you removed the reference to {{coord}} from Template:Infobox religious building/doc? Andy Mabbett 09:22, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I've added latitude and longitude fields to the template (to add map capability), and these automatically add {{coord}}, and in a more user fieldly fashion. Thanks, Joe D (t) 09:26, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough. Can you give me an example of a page using the new format, please? (I'll see replies here). Andy Mabbett 09:36, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
St Mary Redcliffe. Joe D (t) 09:38, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, but that's not using coord, not emitting a Geo microformat, nor showing coordinates in either the infobox or title bar. I'm happy to try to help you fix that, but please revert your changes in the meantime. Andy Mabbett 09:41, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Ooops, missed a bit. It's fixed now. Joe D (t) 09:44, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
That's better, but please also display the coordinates in the infobox (that makes them part of the hCard, and allows tools Like Operator to label the Geo microformat with the name of the article). I'd also suggest adding the type:landmark attribute. Andy Mabbett 09:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
The same goes for schools (e.g. Monks Park Secondary School) and any other such infoboxes. Thank you. Andy Mabbett 10:15, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
I can help you with the code to have these display inline, but my edits today are only for a previous request that was discussed first -- you may want to check on those templates' talk pages first that nobody objects to your requested additions. Joe D (t) 10:27, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
OK. Will do. Andy Mabbett 10:29, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Template:Infobox GB school[edit]

Hi, thanks for adding the map to this template, but could you also add it to the display on the template page so that you can see where it will appear on the displayed template.

Keith D 09:57, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Web[edit]

I love your website dude. (Cokes360 19:11, 21 May 2007 (UTC)) i live in dorset

Sheffield Town Hall[edit]

I see that Sheffield Town Hall has been reverted again, with no explanation other than the unhelpful edit summary "Undid revision by Steinsky Coordinates shambles". Andy Mabbett 15:23, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Evo wiki bug[edit]

Recently when i have been trying to go to EvoWiki a computer bug has been stopping me from getting into EvoWiki I think the problem is with evo wiki and not my computer because I’ve attempted to use other computers to try to get on EvoWiki and the same bug appeared on the other computers as well. The text that appears when the error happens looks like this

Database error

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff::_doquery". MySQL returned error "1016: Can't open file: 'objectcache.MYI' (errno: 145) (localhost)".

Do you know how to fix it and if you don’t know how to fix it do you know someone else who can fix it?--Fang 23 18:32, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Evowiki is still broken, and I can't even post on it to tell anyone that it's broken... because it's broken. SQL query hidden and all that.Plunge 00:27, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Coordinates and microformats[edit]

Reverts to some of your edits are discussed here. Andy Mabbett 14:34, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Royal National Institute of Blind People[edit]

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Evolution FAC[edit]

Hi there, as this falls into your field of interest, I was wondering if you had any comments or suggestions. Any feedback would be appreciated at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Evolution. Thanks. TimVickers 18:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

wikia foundation[edit]

I think we should join EvoWiki with the Wikia Foundation to increase EvoWiki’s notoriety and popularity because various wikis such as Uncyclopedia have become more known and more popular as a result of joining up with Wikia or a similar wiki farm.--Fang 23 03:13, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

UoB image[edit]

Hi Joe. Just came across this image of yours, which I'm afraid is mis-titled. That's not actually a view of BLADE but of the rear of the Queen's Building Library (Faculty of Engineering) and Hydrodynamics laboratories. The BLADE buildings are the new wing sections visible at the front of the Queen's Building (on University Walk). I'd edit the description myself but I thought you might want to re-upload it with a different filename. Best, --YFB ¿ 00:20, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

help please[edit]

I notice you may have knowledge/interest in the following; perhaps you can help out or point me to a discussion location. Currently, I find that the articles and categories involving 'environment of foo', 'geography of foo', natural history of foo' and 'geology of foo' may be confused. The current structure in some foo countries is

foo country => environment of foo => natural history of foo => geology

and

foo country => geography of foo => geology

For other countries it is just:

foo country => environment of foo => natural history of foo => geology

Many countries (and states of the US) lack several of these categories. I have questions on which category structure or another may be correct/most helpful. The main articles involved are unhelpful in giving this structure.

Also, in which categories should certain articles go. Examples: a prehistoric lake; a prehistoric flood; a prehistoric volcanic eruption.

I am trying to some of these categories to places where they are missing (such as US states) and running into some objections and counter proposals that would even reverse the current country-level category structure. Thanks Hmains 04:35, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Location maps[edit]

Would you consider dual-licensing your contributions to {{Location map}} and related templates under the cc-by 2.5 license so i could use them on the english wikinews? Happy editing. Bawolff 00:47, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Sharpness photo[edit]

You photograph seems to have been deleted on Commons because it had no licence. See commons:User_talk:Steinsky. William Avery 19:51, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use image use[edit]

Per terms of our policy at Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria item #9, the use of copyrighted, fair use imagery is not permitted outside of the main article namespace. Thus, the use of such images on templates is strictly forbidden. The images Image:NTE icon.png, Image:EH icon.png, and Image:FC icon.png are all copyrighted images and thus may not be used on Template:EngPlacesKey. Please do not re-add them to the template, as you did here, as this violates our policy. If you have questions about this, I'd be happy to answer. Thanks, --Durin 15:11, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

your vandalism[edit]

As someone from Shaftesbury I am getting very annoyed at your continued breach of wikipedia rules and pathetic threats. I have reported you to a moderator. Grow up and read the rules before damaging pages.

I dont care if you have been on wikipedia longer, it does not mean the rules DONT apply.

You have been named as a party in an RFAR at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration#Shaftesbury —Preceding unsigned comment added by Curuxz (talkcontribs)


Shaftesbury again[edit]

Hi there. I see there has been a lot of heat over the above article. A request has been made on WP:RPP to lift protection on the above page and, as responding admin, I have lifted the protection. Right now, it looks like a content dispute and one in which you are directly involved. Full protection (regardless of whether you're involved or not) is not appropriate except under extreme circumstances. I note, however, that the other editor involved was warned by yourself but chose to blank the warning message with a snide remark. Please, though, in the case of protection of an article you're editing, will you file a request on WP:RPP for a neutral admin to review? Thanks - Alison 20:19, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

I am sorry to say this, but revert warring with admin rollback in a content dispute, not discussing those changes first, not motivating them in your edit summary, and then protecting the page when you are approaching 3RR, is very disruptive. Melsaran (formerly Salaskаn) 22:10, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Isle of Portland FAC[edit]

I have been searching for references to the UN building using Portland Stone. I always assumed it to be correct, but never checked it out before. I couldn't find any direct mentions of the use of Portland Stone (that were not just brief mentions on sites about Portland), but on the UN site, [5], I found that the east/west smaller sides of the building use 'an English limestone'. This could be Portland Stone, so I'm trying to find references of the construction of the east/west sides of the building. If I can't find anything soon I'll just remove the mention of it - I already took it out of the lead. Rossenglish 14:54, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

I really cannot find a reliable source of info on the construction of the UN building which includes Portland Stone. None of the local history books in the library have reference to it either. For the time being, I have removed the sentence about it from the article, but it can be replaced if anyone finds a good enough reference. Rossenglish 11:36, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

EvoWiki bug[edit]

EvoWiki isn't working again can you fix it? [6]--Fang 23 13:59, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Dab current[edit]

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Harry Tuffins This page is at risk of deletion. Can you follow the links to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Harry Tuffins and speak up for it? --MJB 15:05, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

UKCOUNTIES?[edit]

Hello Steinsky! I Hope all is well. I'm contacting you as part of your close involvement with the development of the WP:UKCITIES standard.

In addition to some cosmetic upgrades I've made/requested for the UK Geography project, I'm considering a draft upgrade of the Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/How to write about counties guide, so that it is much more user friendly and at a standard more akin to the WP:UKCITIES standard.

Of course I'd like to have you involved from the start. If you have any concerns or ideas, I'd be grateful if you could leave them at my talk page, where I'll pool together some ideas from some other users and then report back with them. My initial thoughts are they should inline with the existing policy on counties as well as allow for flexibility for ENG/SCO/WLS/NI. Hope you can help, -- Jza84 · (talk) 22:21, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Penwith Wikiproject & Cornwall Wikiproject[edit]

Hi, I see you are a member of the Cornwall Wikiproject. A proposal has been made to merge the Penwith Wikiproject into it. You can join in the debate here. Best wishes, DuncanHill (talk) 12:20, 5 December 2007 (UTC)


Urm hi[edit]

I noticed that you wrote on this computers talk page that I was adding comersial links - I havnt edited wikipedia without being logged in for the last year or so and have vever added any links - please explain... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.130.4.43 (talk) 19:43, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season - Guettarda 03:44, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


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? map help Exmoor[edit]

Hi & Happy New Year, As I know you are a dab hand with maps, I wondered if I could ask for some help...The article on Exmoor is up for FA at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Exmoor. I think I've dealt with all the reviewers comments apart from one requesting a map. (It's a US editor who I think is used to the system in the USA where maps creating by tax payers money are in the public domain. I've tried to explain issues with Ordnance Survey & pointed to this one which is on the further reading) If you could produce something I feel it will really help to get support for this FAC.— Rod talk 15:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

We also had a request as part of GA review of South West Coast Path to have a map of the route - which passes through Exmoor so if you were able to consider that one as well that would be great.— Rod talk 21:21, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Dorset transport.png[edit]

Hi Joe, I noticed that there is a mistake on the map Image:Dorset transport.png:– the ferries from Weymouth go to the Channel Islands and St. Malo, not Cherbourg-Octeville. Condor I haven't found out how to edit images yet, so I'd like to ask you to do it if you wouldn't mind. Thank you in advance, and happy new year! Rossenglish (talk) 16:31, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Prions[edit]

Actually, they are classified as epigenetic. Talk:Epigenetics#Prions David D. (Talk) 21:55, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Somerset FA comments[edit]

Thanks for your comments on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Somerset which I've responded to, but I'm a little unclear what you are asking for - perhaps you could respond on that page?— Rod talk 09:51, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Somerset FAC[edit]

Unfortunately there has been a problem with FAC (possibly due to transcluded pages/templates & overall page size). As a result several nominations, including Somerset, have had to be restarted and I have been informed that all previous commentary (both supporting and opposing), including yours is void. As a result would you be kind enough to review the page and place any comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Somerset. Thanks— Rod talk 19:25, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Whoops![edit]

Sorry, ([7]), a momentary loss of focus! You were right to change this! -- Jza84 · (talk) 01:19, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Lyme Regis[edit]

Perhaps I'm not understanding this. You delete a gallery, saying it should be on Commons, and there is no corresponding gallery on Commons to link to. So an editor of this page comes back to it and finds the gallery gone, and is then faced with the prospect of having to construct that gallery and link to it. I'd do it myself but as well as writing my own articles, I have admin work to do, which is time-consuming. Could you point out which part of WP:MOS says that Galleries MUST be on Commons? Thanks. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 15:31, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, my mistake. It obviously makes sense to link to a Commons gallery if there is one, but I didn't see it at the time. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 15:49, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in ...[edit]

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Plymouth peer review[edit]

Just though I'd say thanks for the fantastic peer review you gave. I'm currently working on the points you made. By the way, why does Bristol use infobox settlement and not Infobox UK place ? Meaty♠Weenies (talk) 22:57, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Creationism2[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Public housing in the United States and Canada[edit]

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pic for Leigh Court[edit]

Hi, Do you have a photo to illustrate the article on Leigh Court? I've been expanding the article & think a picture to illustrate the architecture would help. I've looked on Geograph & can't find one.— Rod talk 15:35, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

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Dorset Conduit image[edit]

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The first Wikipedian meetup in Ohio[edit]

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Asking for a referral[edit]

Hi, I've seen your edits, and, well, you do good work! I noticed that you have been busy, and have been finding other ways to amuse yourself as well. I don't know who to ask, so here's a blind leap of faith-- do you know of anyone who could teach me to create small audio clips? I'm afraid that I don't have the education to simply read instructions, and make it work. I'm not aspiring to create entire audio pages, just clips of a few songs for Wikipedia. In particular, the GA- ranked Cat Stevens article could honestly use some music, and Jeff Beck would seem to be a candidate as well. If not, do you know of anyone I might ask who would be willing to create clips such as I mentioned? Thanks for your time- hopefully? --leahtwosaints (talk) 00:23, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

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Animal Physiology[edit]

Hi! I saw you have that book, so can you check out that, if you found information of stoat. I try made that article in finnish wikipedia a featured article. If you found text of stoats, can you send them both ISBN and page number to me in e-mail? P.S. I'am very sorry of my loud english. Greeting – EtäKärppääl' yli päästä perhanaa 20:46, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

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St. Andrews Church, Compton-Dundon[edit]

Hi, can you help me? There is an old cross? in the churchyard, a cross or shaft, be it what it may, are you able to tell me what it is and what it stands for? Hope you can help. James

Speedy deletion nomination of Maxim Behar[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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MPAA spoken personal file[edit]

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1985[edit]

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Science collaboration of the month[edit]

Hello: I've noticed your contributions to science-related articles, so if you're interested, check out:

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/list[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:NTE icon.png[edit]

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Happy birthday![edit]

Nomination of Beat the Kids for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Beat the Kids is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Beat the Kids until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. AldezD (talk) 14:13, 12 August 2014 (UTC)