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New Article[edit]

Some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Halo2Leagues.com on Wikipedia may not be sufficiently well-known to merit articles of their own. The Wikipedia community welcomes newcomers, and encourages them to become Wikipedians. On Wikipedia, all users are entitled to a user page in which they can describe themselves, and this article's content may be incorporated into that page. However, to merit inclusion in the encyclopedia proper, a subject must be notable. We encourage you to write or improve articles on notable subjects. FreplySpang 14:37, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

No Legal Threats[edit]

I suggest you have a read of Wikipedia:No legal threats. Your user page may upset some people, and pre-emptive comments like those could be construed as a breach of Wikipedia:Assume good faith. Mr Stephen 14:53, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

It's called a copyright, I'm supposed to mention it where suitable. --- TheChrisD, Halo2Leagues.com Head Organiser 18:35, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Funny...it doesn't appear to be on record with the U.S. Copyright Office. Is it registered somewhere else?
Regardless of the copyright status of your handle, your user page is not protected by any copyright. All contributions must be licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, just like any regular article would be. Your threat of further action is inappropriate and there's no bite to go with your bark. --Onorem 11:28, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm not from the U.S, so why should I register it in the U.S? --- TheChrisD, Halo2Leagues.com Head Organiser 12:31, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
That's why I asked if it was registered elsewhere. My other point still stands. --Onorem 12:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
W/E, since it involves a trademarked name and my site, I put it there to put off people from messing with it --- TheChrisD, Halo2Leagues.com Head Organiser 12:37, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

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- Right, the logo copyright tag has been added.

Sheesh, they made this site TOO strict!

--- TheChrisD, Halo2Leagues.com and XBLA Halo 2 Leagues Head Organiser 14:14, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Stay Civil[edit]

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It seems to me that you are acting in an uncivil manner. Please remain civil and don't resort to making personal attacks or instigating edit wars. Doctoring of your talk page is not going to help. -WarthogDemon 17:59, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Emm, I do get to add my views on messages dude --- TheChrisD, Halo2Leagues.com Head Organiser 18:35, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Regarding the warning of 66.172.163.2[edit]

66.172.163.2 has been warned, Wikipedia:Administrator_intervention_against_vandalism is where I am going next. I have deleted your(and mine)warnings as they were unimportant. Your understanding is sought after here. 121.7.24.251 14:58, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Update! Blocked :P! 121.7.24.251 15:00, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Good work[edit]

Hi, I've seen you all over today reverting vandalism - good work! You've beaten me a few times. Just a word aside though, have you seen this? Before someone else picks up on it. ;) Keep it up. :) Bubba hotep 15:47, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Chris[edit]

Thanks for the contact. I live in Newbridge but I post from the office in Dublin (therefore the anonymity). I work in tech support, so between calls I manage to do a bit of patrolling.

I've tried working on articles but I'm unable to maintain my concentration long enough, due to incoming calls, to be able to produce anything worthwhile.

I've noticed quite a few Irish contributors, and its good to meet another. Regards LittleOldMe 11:52, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Damn You! But keep up the good work![edit]

You've preempted 50% of my vandal removals today! You certainly are on the ball today. Just for the hell of it, I am making a collection of vandal IPs on my user page, feel free to contribute if you like. ;) The3stars 12:56, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

71.93.179.58[edit]

Yeah - this one was a bit persistent! Looks like the admins have (finally) got round to blocking however. Cheers •CHILLDOUBT• 12:59, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Why can't I delete my own page?[edit]

Like the title says, why can't I delete my own page? I don't want a page anymore. I just will edit if I see anything wrong. I don't see a problem with that, but you do, which I don't understand. Bcody 22:46, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

You have to request deletion of you page from the Administrators. Follow the Deletion Policy to get your pages deleted. -- TheChrisD™ 10:05, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

This is why I've decided to leave Wikipedia. It's really ridiculous how I have to get permission to delete my own user page. And when I do, I get a warning that says I will be blocked. Wikipedia is just ridiculous now, and I'm done with it. Bcody 21:58, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Quick Work[edit]

Thank you! You beat me at reverting the vandalism on the page, but I came through at the end :) --Nevhood 19:16, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Vandalization counter[edit]

Yup, I'm up to 5 by now. It's my last userbox for easy access when I need to update it. --WillMak050389 19:27, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedians by alma mater[edit]

I've added you to the wikipedians by alma mater list, hope thats ok. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedians_by_alma_mater#Dublin_City_University

PS if you're good at languages like german or spanish could you write a stub article for Dublin City University in either of those versions of wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.231.61.65 (talkcontribs) 12:41, 20 April 2007

OK..., even though I haven't got a clue what an alma mater is..., thanks.....
And I'm not good at either of those languages, sorry. -- TheChrisD 14:55, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

process color[edit]

I am suggesting that process color be merged into CMYK color model. Since you apparently wrote most of the process color article, you might have some opinion on the matter. It seems to me that the two terms are essentially synonyms. As both articles contain some rather vague and misleading statements, I think merging them could be an improvement. Feel free to discuss here. --jacobolus (t) 14:57, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

heh. whoops, I only saw a big chunk of vandalism (content that had been removed in 3-4 vandalism steps) that you'd reverted. nevermind then.  :) --08:20, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Dunboyne[edit]

Thanks for removing the vandalism on Dunboyne. It really pisses me off when people vandalise one of the pages I take a great deal of interest in, and work hard to improve it. -- TheChrisD 11:51, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Sorry to say; “Welcome to Wikipedia”!. • ShoesssS Talk
Sorry to say? -- TheChrisD 15:11, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
LOL, I meant the vandalism. • ShoesssS Talk

Meath on Track Campaign[edit]

I answered your question here. -- Patleahy 18:43, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

/me fell asleep once realized was merely a copy/paste job from the boring WP policies. -- TheChrisD 09:18, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Why didn't you approve of me?[edit]

I added you to my MSNM, you didn't respond for some reason... Siúnrá 10:13, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Because I have no idea who you are...... - plus I really don't use that MSN anymore -- TheChrisD 15:33, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Britain's Got Talent - Phil Blackmore[edit]

When The Deans of Magic didn't get to finish their routine tonight, Ant & Dec said after that they were the first act to get three buzzes before finishing, so I'm just assuming that Phil Blackmore got his last buzz after he finished. Simon171717 21:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

What?[edit]

What is wrong with my article? What do you have against me? Motofan 15:11, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

What vandalism are you talking about?Motofan 16:27, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Motofan page[edit]

I know you are keeping an eye on him but you are going to have to give a man with strong beliefs just a little le-way. the list isn't needed but what you said about it could have been added over time. I don't think that what it was deleted for is the real reason. Chubbennaitor 16:40, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes. I know but if he gets blocked the WPF1 newsletter will fall to pieces. I need him for that and I fully understand why he does some of those things and I'm sorry but sometimes people are just too pedantic over unsourced information. Which is going out soon so I can't talk much. Tell me what the vandalism is and show me and I can either back or argue with you. Chubbennaitor 16:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Have you even asked why he has done those things? Vandals are never seemed to be aloud to explain themselves sometimes. Chubbennaitor 17:11, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I can understand is anger. I had anger like that before when people aimed 'vandalisers' rather than improving the Wikipedia. Chubbennaitor 18:36, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I know (no offense) but those are the sort of editors I don't like too much. What is the aim at WP: to improve the encyclopedia. I know ou are needed but come on give room for error and don't jump in there and block them which I've experienced a few editors I know have had that happened to them. They need to be congratulated for editing not discouraged with reverting. Sorry for offense. Chubbennaitor 19:03, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Motofan[edit]

Hey! You shouldn't critisize motofan! He is a great f1 commentator an I know him personally. We go to the same high school! Flyhead (talk) 17:59, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

F1[edit]

Are u an f1 reporter? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Flyhead (talkcontribs) 07:55, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

I've enabled rollback on your account. Please use with care, and read Wikipedia:Rollback feature if you haven't already done so. —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 14:44, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Cheers. And don't worry, I'll use it sparingly and be careful with it :) TheChrisD RantsEdits 14:46, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

vandalism[edit]

im clearly not new to 'pedia, but that guy was ****ing me off so i told him so. User:SE7 14:46, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

I know you're not new to Wikipedia, but I wasn't going to add a level 2 warning template to your user page, just in case. Either way, please try and remain civil, and don't let them all get to you. TheChrisD RantsEdits 15:48, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


sorry chrisd, bad day etc , i shall remain civil XCharltonTilliDieXTalk/Contribs 15:58, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppet of Flyhead[edit]

I'm just a new user, not a sockpuppet of Flyhead!!!Motorhead12 (talk) 07:50, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but there are a few things you're doing that is making me suspicious:
  • The way you're blatantly denying it, exaggerating it as a guilty person would.
  • Editing your user page to not only remove the template, but to attempt to attack me.
  • When you created the List of safety car affected Formula One races, it looks to be in the exact same format as List of rain affected Formula One Grand Prix, which was created by Motofan, a confirmed sockpuppet of Flyhead.
  • After looking through your recent contributions, I've also noticed that you're asking a lot of people on their user pages on subjects related to F1. Flyhead used to do that as was reminded that Wikipedia is not a chat room or forum.
TheChrisD RantsEdits 10:23, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Motofan1508 etc.[edit]

This discussion is in reply to:

Sorry, I just have a bit of a concern about that new user Motorhead12. A few things looked suspicious such as petty vandalism on a few F1 articles, and a very short user page intro. But one thing that really made me suspicious, is that when he created that List of safety car affected Formula One races, it is in pretty much the exact same format as the List of rain affected Formula One Grand Prix which Motofan created, until other editors stepped in to improve it as well.

I'm just a little suspicious. If he's not a sockpuppet, then I apologise and will step away. But, editing his user page to blatantly deny it, as well at attempting to attack me is also concerning me: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3AMotorhead12&diff=220934460&oldid=220841545 TheChrisD RantsEdits 10:16, 22 June 2008 (UTC)


I know he sounds suspicious and I'm keeping an eye on them. I'd say he's Motofan. He came straight to me and it was because he saw my name on the list. Why me. Why just me? I think he new me and had to think of a not very suspicious reason. Please don't delete the page he created. Chubbennaitor 11:20, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Yea, the main reason I copped onto him was because he seemed to come straight to you. It's not as if you're name is plastered all over the Formula 1 articles for all to see! TheChrisD RantsEdits 11:26, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Hang on so you're not aloud to discuss subjects anymore! The last bullet point needs to be re-thunk. Chubbennaitor 11:23, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not saying you're not allowed to discuss subjects anymore. I'm just saying that the manner in which he asks people things is very similar to the way Motofan/Flyhead used to ask things. See User talk:TheChrisD#F1 TheChrisD RantsEdits 11:24, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

That's fine. (I don't like the people who only believe the rules and don't give a human touch). No offense. Yes I think he is a sockpuppet but not of Flyhead. Motofan yes. Chubbennaitor 13:44, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppet[edit]

I am not a sockpuppet and I only want to do contribute positively to Wikipedia. I have a passion for motorsport and want to promote motorsport related articles. I also have the right to edit my own user page and you can't deny it to me. Happy ranting like a piece of crap!!!Motorhead12 (talk) 14:59, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

If you want to promote them, then don't vandalise or add nonconstructive edits, as I have seen you do on a number of occasions. And yes you have the right to edit your user page, but not to change or otherwise abuse the templates left by other users. TheChrisD RantsEdits 15:02, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Why was he told off for editing his own page? Chubbennaitor 15:12, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Humm. It's strange that he didn't put me as a sockpuppet as I'm one person trying to discover him as a sockpuppet. Chubbennaitor 15:25, 22 June 2008 (UTC)


Responding to sockpuppetry charge[edit]

To prevent fragmentation, this discussion is being continued on LuisGomez111's Talk page.

I have wrongfully been accused of sockpuppetry. I don't understand how to respond on the evidence page. By the way, what advantage is there in responding? LuisGomez111 (talk) 18:25, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I apologize[edit]

I just want to apologize for my behaviour yesterday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.Motorhead12 (talk) 18:27, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

new A1GP car and copyright[edit]

You recently add informations about the new A1 Grand Prix cars#"Powered by Ferrari" car (2008-09 onwards) but it appear that you mainly copy and paste the [A1GP.com ] official website from that news. This entail Wikipedia:Copyright problems. Can you rewrite, copy-edit or modify your modifications, thanks. Thanks also for the work you do with A1GP project. - Rollof1 (talk) 12:44, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Yea, I know I copy/pasted a few sections directly from the news article. I was in quite a hurry to get the info in as I had RL life things to do, so I ended up doing a copy/paste job as a filler so that either I or someone else could finish it later on.
I might be able to get some time later tonight or tomorrow to look over it, if no-one else has done it. TheChrisD RantsEdits 15:21, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

(Untitled message)[edit]

Don't edit while I'm editing. 209.2.60.98 (talk) 18:27, 7 August 2008 (UTC)


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Re: Chengdu Goldenport Circuit track map request[edit]

I need to locate it before I can make a map. Sorry. Google Earth doesn't show much. I have reason to believe that what it does show for the area is badly out of date. (Many of the ring ring roads are not visible. In fact, GE shows only a few roads in its road layer.) If you have Inkscape, you could trace the image on their website and go with that. Will (Talk - contribs) 12:08, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

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Age request[edit]

How old are you?Autofan (talk) 19:16, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Age request[edit]

How old are you?Autofan (talk) 19:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Agreeable[edit]

I don't remember meeting the other one you thought about suddenly jumped out and said I was his Wikifriend. OK he is a Wikifriend with two of mine which would lead to Autofan who said a friend told him to come to me yet I was his first edit here at WP. I think it is a sockpuppet case. Chubbennaitor 19:32, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

What about the person asking me my age just below your comments. Chubbennaitor 19:54, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

No misuse[edit]

I just wanted to know your age after I saw that you were working on Pokemon articles.Autofan (talk) 20:15, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Banning[edit]

Twinkle is clearly used by the wikipolice to revert vandalism, and clearly what is construed as vandalism is not always. This is not POV or vandalism. Next time, improve my edit, instead of threatening me with banning. Stop attacking me. Also, the wikipolice clearly do not understand economics. They should spend less time deleting my edits and more time reading about supply and demand! Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.40.143.123 (talk) 15:09, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Pokemon unmerge proposal[edit]

Hello, this message is being sent to inform you that a proposal to un-merge all Pokemon articles has been started at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Pokemon#Pokemon and their rightful place. As a member of WikiProject Pokemon, your input would be much appreciated. GlassCobra 22:49, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

A1GP 2008-09[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008-09_A1_Grand_Prix_season#Teams

I'm not an "eejit", Canada were not listed in the article saying the A1 teams for the next 3 rounds, so I assume they will not race then. When Singapore left A1 between seasons 2 and 3, their flag was left on A1GP.com for ages after they had left.

Also, on the official A1GP press centre, you will find this page http://www.a1gppress.com/page-18.htm . You won't be able to view it unless you're registered A1 media, but on it, it says:

Team Seat Holder: Wade Cherwayko
Engineering Team: TBA
Team Manager: TBA
Drivers: TBA

which is the information now in the grid.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/91.107.49.22 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.107.49.22 (talk) 15:41, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

You could have said that the first time round. Since not everyone has access to the A1 Press website, it's hard to accurately confirm what the correct information is, and as such most of the time we simply stick with what we had from last year until something on the contrary is mentioned in a normal news article. TheChrisD RantsEdits 16:43, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Ireland[edit]

TheChrisD, the "official name" of your country is defined in Bunreacht na hÉireann and is "Ireland", not "Republic of Ireland". There is legislation which states that "Republic of Ireland" is the "official description" of the state. That is not the same thing. The problem is that "Ireland" is ambiguous in a way that Malta and Australia are not. The proposal here is for Ireland to be a disambiguation page, because there's no way of knowing what people are looking for when they look for "Ireland". -- Evertype· 13:32, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

I came here to leave the exact same message. And also to point out that it is this exact and precise reason why the "Republic of Ireland" article should be moved. The term only has a status in the UK, so unless you're in the UK (or happy to go along with the British name for our state), the name of the state is Ireland. It'd be great if you'd review your Oppose vote in light of this too. --HighKing (talk) 19:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

The whole situation regarding the locations of the Ireland article does need a lot of discussion as how best to arrange them, but I'm still opposed to making Ireland into a disambiguation page. I would assume that most people who search for Ireland want to know about the country, and wouldn't like to find a huge list of Ireland-related articles. As such, my opinion stands. TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:39, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Your assumption isn't based on any statistical evidence as to what people search for, is it? Consider an 8-year-old kid in New Mexico, who has heard about St Patrick's Day and its association with Ireland. Will she be searching for the State we live in? the Island? The mythology? She'll type "Ireland" and hope what comes up is useful. The MOST useful thing would be a well-designed disambiguation page. As it is the content of the current "Island" page has way too much non-island stuff in it. And searching for "Ireland" gets you to the island page, not a page about the State. You're assuming that "Ireland" should go to the state page, but it goes to the island page now. -- Evertype· 22:29, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Ireland naming dispute compromise proposal[edit]

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Pokemon Pages[edit]

Seeing your sandbox, I will be putting the same tag you have for Pokémon Adventures protagonists. Also, could you add the information for Yellow about her romantically interests in Red?DragonZero (talk) 09:04, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

This is an irregular message from Pokemon lover mydoctor93. I heard from serebii.net that the Pokemon manga volumes are being published, so I have made some changes on your sandbox. Mydoctor93 (talk) 08:32, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

About your sandbox[edit]

I'd like you to start editing on the stuff on your sandbox (particularly Pokemon Adventures). It needs special attention and I see that almost no one has made any changes to it in the last few weeks. I made some changes but they are rather flawed. I would hope that you could take some attention on the articles on your sandbox, if you have the time. (P.S. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm bossy, but it does need some attention) RageAgainstTheWikiMachine (Pen name of Mydoctor93) 13:13, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

When I originally put them there, I had time and also assumed it was going to be quick job, but that wasn't the case. Right now, I don't have much of the time or the will to do it, and I'm not sure when I'm going to get around to doing it again. It may have to wait until I'm back in college before I'll be able to do so. TheChrisD RantsEdits 14:21, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

D&P Special Chronicles Manga[edit]

I've added a plot for D&P, since I noticed it was missing and the sandbox version was lacking due to you having read it yet. Since you are the main editor at the article, I thought I'd tell you, and to voice any concerns on my talk page.

Cheers, haha169 (talk) 04:30, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Ireland naming question[edit]

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Hey![edit]

Thanks for answering my Pokemon Platinum question. I'm really thankful. I always make sure I give thank-yous to people who answer any of my questions. You rock! <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 21:43, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Improving Shorty Awards page?[edit]

Hi Chris,

I saw your comments about the Shorty Awards wikipedia article: "Huge issues with this... Created by user whose only edits were this page and links to this page." as well as your Tweet tweet: "@shortyawards Wow, well done on turning into nothing but spam. AFD'ing your Wiki page as non-notable."

The Shorty Awards wikipedia entry was started by my girlfriend who's only other Wikipedia contribution (as far as I know) was creating a link between Bowling and Ten-pin_bowling. She has no connection to The Shorties, except for the fact that she knows me (and I'm one of the awards' founders). Seeing as how you are a much more active Wikipedia user that us, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how The Shorty Awards page could be improved?

Thanks for your time, Adam (@varga) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abv (talkcontribs) 04:22, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

In short, it needs more significant content to be passed off as notable. Using those links that are down as Further Reading as references instead would boost notability, and help to remove the look of a piece of original research.
Also, you mentioned that your girlfriend was the one who wrote the article. While you do say that she had no connection, there may still be a few POV problems here and there, and as such may require some editing by people not related to the awards at all to properly establish a neutral point of view. At the moment, it seems to read like an advertisment. However, it's not so bad as to be classed as blatant advertising. TheChrisD RantsEdits 10:03, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice and helping to clean up the article. Much appreciated. I'll see if I can add some references but don't want to do to much editing, in order to keep the article neutral. Abv (talk) 12:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi. This is Biana, the girlfriend in question. I just wanted to apologize for unintentionally breaching Wikipedia etiquette. I was simply hoping to create an article on a topic that I care about that was covered widely in the mainstream press. glitterbee (talk) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.38.225.124 (talk) 15:36, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia Ireland email list[edit]

Hi TheChrisD:

I just wanted to let you know that we've started a new Ireland Wikimedian email list, that you can join, at mail:WikimediaIE. For Wikimedians in Ireland and Wikimedians interested in events in Ireland and efforts in Ireland. It's there to to discuss meetups, partnerships with Museums and National Archives and any other similar events. --Bastique demandez 22:22, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Hungaroring.svg[edit]

Hey Will, I noticed someone on the 2009 Hungarian GP talk page mentioning a couple of problems with the current version of the Hungaroring track map.

  • Turns 2 and 5 aren't actually considered turns on the course - there are 14 official turns rather than 16.
  • The chicane is highlighted even though very few series still currently use it. Perhaps it could be left shaded out while the main straight is bolded instead?

TheChrisD RantsEdits 14:49, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Could you put a note on my forums about this? It would help. Accounts are free. I do provided reciprocal links. Give me a reason and I'll give you your own forums and a blog. The site is at wlps-ge-stuff.ucoz.com (no WWW). Will (Talk - contribs) 01:30, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, TheChrisD. You have new messages at Taelus's talk page.
Message added 18:29, 13 March 2010 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Taelus (talk) 18:29, 13 March 2010 (UTC)


I have also listed the scenario at the Administrator's Noticeboard, as I am no "attribution law" pro, thus I think I should get some input before I do (or undo) anything. Specifically for you, I asked a question about your userfied copy of the page, as copy/paste moves can be problematic. I hope you don't mind, I am just a bit confused personally and want to sort the scenario out. The link is Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Quick_question_regarding_.22Attribution_issues.22. Thanks alot, --Taelus (talk) 18:48, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, its all there in your userspace now, I replied on my talk page also. Thanks, --Taelus (talk) 19:41, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Newman/Haas[edit]

As I'm sure you know perfectly well, no number of uses of the Newman/Haas name can possibly substitute for an actual cite. Why would you advocated for this move in spite of the overwhelming fact that it is completely unjustified? I can't understand this at all. No reasonable person would do such a thing. EeepEeep (talk) 23:54, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

No it can't, but being a fan of the series who attempts to watch every race, I do believe that articles about the series and the teams should be correct as to their status as shown to me by the organisers and promoters.
Plus at this stage it's fairly bloody obvious. Did you not watch the race at Kansas and see the lack of Lanigan on the sidepod? Did you not read the entry list? Did you not see Froo's source where someone in the know mentions why Lanigan isn't there anymore? Just because it was a fairly stealthy changeover of name, doesn't mean that we need to turn a blind eye to it. TheChrisD RantsEdits 00:27, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
I challenge you to find a single verifiable site for the name change. Nothing you've produced so far is at all compelling, and you know it. So what if a name isn't on the sidepod? For every news article that says NHR theres an equal number that say NHLR. You know this is just a rumor at this time. Why has no journalist comment upon it? Do you not think Robin Miller has called Carl Haas personally to see what's going on? Are you better informed than him? It's crazy, you know this is just speculation, there's no denying it. EeepEeep (talk) 08:20, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
And "fairly bloody obvious" has absolutely nothing to do with it, as you know. It's about verifiability. Produce one dingle piece of verifiable evidence and I'll apologize, but at this point it's undeniable that you're being intentionally destructive. EeepEeep (talk) 08:23, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
You need to watch your attitude before I take you to RFCU. The main IndyCar website itself has changed the name, while it is a secondary source, it's still a source nonetheless. Recent publications by them of entry lists have further solidified the point.
Are you still going to argue the same even when the final Indy 500 entry list comes out with the name? Because if so, then you have issues. Releases like that are enough to base information off of, in fact at a time half of the teams on the current season's page were only there because of entry lists. Proof has been given, it may not be primary, but it's proof nonetheless.
Also, to quote someone from a forum I noticed: "Well the IRL isn't going to publish negative news if they are not in the loop. It is up to Newman-Haas or Lanigan to say what is going on...and they aint talking. Cant get a press release out of people not willing to talk. IT isn't the IRL's job to speculate or try to fill in the holes." It looks like we're not going to get a proper job out of it, so we need to make do and revert back to other minor secondary sources, which in their multiples are starting to recognise it as just Newman/Haas: [1] [2] TheChrisD RantsEdits 11:36, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the laugh[edit]

"unregistered's shouldn't be changing that" -- Wow, congrats for one of the most completely wrong revert reasons ever explicitly stated on Wikipedia. Btw, I am not that IP you reverted there, just a laughing bystander. I hope you get your due indef block sometime soon. --87.79.170.110 (talk) 20:39, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

It's far more likely your IP is going to be indef'd for comments like that. It has been the norm for quite a while that articles relating to sporting matters like Formula One and other not-based-in-America racing series than British English be used rather than American English. I was simply reverting it back to the standard that some unregistered, more than likely American, decided to change because they saw the way it was as "wrong". TheChrisD RantsEdits 20:47, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
LOL. What part specifically of my comment constitutes incivility, let alone a personal attack, in your esteemed opinion? Also, regardless of any spelling consensus, you're still grossly wrong in reverting for the stated reason that "unregistered's shouldn't be changing that". That's just not the correct reason to revert, ever. If you think the article should be semiprotected, request it. Otherwise, live with the fact that anyone can edit really means anyone can edit. Again: Your revert in and of itself was absolutely ok. Your accompanying rationale as reflected in your edit summary is decidedly not. --87.79.170.110 (talk) 21:20, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
"I hope you get your due indef block sometime soon" <- That comment right there constitutes incivility. Now why don't you stop hiding behind an IP which hasn't had any edits before now, and post with your actual profile, since you seem to know enough about Wikipedia policies and internal workings?
And what if I had left my edit summary without the "unregistered shouldn't change that" part? Then you wouldn't have had any beef? I'm just saying that an unregistered IP shouldn't be making the decision to change to American English just because they probably looked at it and thought "Oh hell no, this is wrong, they're spelling tires wrong! I must change that!" TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:41, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: Franchitti at Iowa[edit]

As much as I know, Dario had a gearbox issue around lap 200. The team fixed it and sent him out for a few laps before they parked him. Looking at the lap report on the final lap, Dario's last completed lap occurred some 3:15 before Kanaan crossed the line. Although not sure, there must be a rule that a driver who retires to the pits within the last five minutes gets classed as running. Either that, or I'm being pedantic! :( Cs-wolves(talk) 21:32, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Well, I missed the vast majority of the race only grabbing it at lap 240, and even then was busy watching the NASCAR to notice, so I'm not sure whether he really was running or not. But I was just going by the results that they posted where they say he was running. Same goes for that lap report doc as well. TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:42, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I think we may as well just show what the IRL show and list him as running. It seems CGR never officially retired him from the race and thus is shown as running. Yep, too many sports going on at the one time for us both to keep an eye on! Cs-wolves(talk) 21:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Yup, full box score now says Running. Guess he wasn't officially retired or something. TheChrisD RantsEdits 22:17, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Glad that one is cleared up! I think there was another situation a few years back with Wheldon when he was listed at least 50 laps down but was deemed as running even though he was in the pits. It's just a shame that the IRL very rarely publish their regulations such as the FIA do, just to get a clear structure on how they regulate a retirement. Cs-wolves(talk) 22:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

"watch your mouth"?[edit]

Looking at this talk page and your edit history, I see a pattern of edit warring and incivility, so maybe it's you that should be watching their mouth, eh? I didn't say anything a reasonable person would find offensive. Adam Carroll has never used Irish as his racing nationality (A1GP obviously doesn't count, see Graham Rahal) and listing this incorrectly was a direct violation of established wikipedia guidelines. 65.219.168.131 (talk) 04:03, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

There was no warring, only people who never read the talk page at the time where the discussion was to wait until the IRL posted info, which has happened. I was referring to the fact that your edit summary seemed harsh, almost as if you were berating people with what you said. If you read the talk page you would know that we had issues given that A1, and Team Ireland in general was funny when it came for racing nationality, seeing as how to team covered the whole island, and not just the Republic, thus making it hard to say for certain whether Adam was racing under a British or an Irish license. TheChrisD RantsEdits 10:28, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Re:Ninja'd[edit]

Ninja'd? Bloody 'ell, that's a new term to me! Cs-wolves(talk) 22:38, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Yep, honestly never heard of the term before. I actually had to look it up just for an idea. My apologies for it, as it's usually you that is just slightly quicker to get the results up! Cs-wolves(talk) 22:43, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

NASCAR tables[edit]

Hello you have new messages regarding the newer tables for results. Thanks and happy editing. Nascar1996 01:07, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Hello, are you going to continuesly update the standings? User:Wean0r is taking a long Wikibreak. I'm wanting to know because I may have to update it. Then, next season so I'm wondering if you are going to do it or will I. Nascar1996 00:46, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

I aim to update them every week after the race ends, however I was away all this past weekend and had no connection at all, so I presumed someone else would have done it in the meantime. TheChrisD RantsEdits 18:32, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
No, only you and Wean0r have done it since I made the table. I would do it, but I have the entire race to write about. Hopefully Wean0r will come back because he was a big helper for the NASCAR project. It seems that ever since you alls conflict with the table he hasn't been back. Nascar1996 19:14, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Could you help[edit]

Since you edit the large table on 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, if you would like, will you update and fix the colors for this section? If you would like to see an example of how it should be. Here is a link Jimmie Johnson. He's been at Hendrick Motorsports his whole career, and his sponsor has stayed Dupont. If you don't know the final standing positions for him, I'll add that. If you haven't please join WP:NASCAR! Thanks, Nascar1996 00:18, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

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NASCAR season[edit]

As the season approaches (and by an older conversation) are you still going to be able to update the large table weekly? If you can, would you rather have last years name blanked or what? Nascar1996 16:15, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

I do expect to be around updating the points at the end of the races for the vast majority of the season for the Sprint Cup, and on occasion for the Nationwide this year (barring any late-night Saturday races in Sprint Cup, which pitch them into 3-4am my time). I have no problems with others attempting to do the same at or around the same time as me (sometimes myself and User:Cs-wolves would routinely end up beating one or the other when it came to IndyCar last year), as long as they are aware of it, and don't try to make it their personal mission to specifically have the edit credit to them every week. TheChrisD RantsEdits 16:54, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I was just wanting to make sure, and I didn't know that Cs-wolves may do it, too. We also had another editor doing it from last year, but they said they would be on a short wikibreak, and never returned. Nascar1996 16:59, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Tip: Hello, I seen you are confused with the new points system. Whereever the finish is the amount of points they will get such as Clay Rogers finished third today (40 points) He led one lap, too. So add one point. Total=42 points. Hope you understand it better. Nascar1996 04:57, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I know exactly how the new points system is, 43-1 for 1st down to 43rd. What had me confused was how they had mentioned the "3 points for winning the race" bonus, and whether or not that bonus rolled down to the first driver who was actually eligible to score points, in this case Clay Rogers. Now that I've seen it doesn't, I'm confused as to why they put so much emphasis on telling the fans of the 43-1 system, seeing as how 1st place in essence always scores 46 points rather than 43, as the bonus doesn't roll down. TheChrisD RantsEdits 11:25, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Okay, will you please review the changes to the Cup article (to the table you contribute to)? I made some changes to it. Please review it and see how you like it, thanks. Nascar1996 19:28, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
I really don't mind either way, it's just an option for a different style of showing the results, if you think it looks better another way, make it so. At the end, all I feel is that the ineligible drivers are still showcased underneath those that are eligible, and the extra row of headers helps to remember which race is which when browsing over the table as a whole. TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:13, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about the edit conflict. I'll let you change both tables tomorrow. :/ Nascar1996 21:06, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
It wasn't you, don't worry. Wolves had made a few changes to fix some of the race names, and changed the dashes, but since it affected the drivers table, it edit conflicted me after I'd filled it out. When it comes to Sprint Cup/Nationwide, I usually start to fill in the table as stuff happens, it tends to reduce the work a little bit by having the start-and-parks and those that are out for other reasons already filled in when their position isn't going to change at all. TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:13, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Okay, and since all the schedules in the table was under the title, the one at the main bottom, just looked very weird. If it gets too long over the season we will probably have to replace in. Nascar1996 21:22, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

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Re: RHR in the 41[edit]

Sorry, didn't mean to jump down your throat. I should've checked the timeline on the edits & news. Chuck (talk) 02:37, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

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Re: IndyCar[edit]

Yeah...that was a bit of a duff call to not give a penalty, if I'm honest. One of at least two handfuls of penalties that should have been given out. I don't care how tight the track is, if you ram somebody off, you do not deserve to gain an advantage out of it. Driving standards were absolutely abysmal today, and could eventually lead to the swing of the championship from Power to Franchitti. Probably the first time on Twitter since St. Pete that the double-filers have been universally condemned. Still scratching my head about some of those calls. Wild. Cs-wolves(talk) 21:18, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

I have absolutely no words for what I have just witnessed over the past 30 minutes. Hopefully Barnhart will get his P45 (or whatever they call it Yankland) in the morning. What a joke. Absolute farce. Words absolutely fail me. I thought I had seen everything in IndyCar this year, but it comes up with new ways to amaze me. Will Power deserves a medal for that response. Classy guy. Cs-wolves(talk) 22:02, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Missed that bit, as the screen cut out here...the main gist of it..."I'm sorry, my bad...", or something along those lines? I just wonder how many mistakes we are likely to see in the final five races...I'm honestly expecting another before year's out. Cs-wolves(talk) 22:08, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
I think that if either of us were in race control, we'd definitely put them into shape soon enough. It's just amazing how many calls that have been missed in an incompetent manner (Toronto and Edmonton without doubt) and the ones that should never have been called in the first place. Leaves you scratching your head sometimes... Cs-wolves(talk) 22:17, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
It's the only thing that really annoys me on-track about the American series; their inability to stomach a "little" rain. [For that reason we can exclude Brazil from this year] What they don't realise is that a little rain can spice up the action. Sure, the NASCARs were trundling around at Montreal when they had that wet race, but it made for epic viewing. Agree with you about the dice point. We think Formula One make errors on the odd occasion, but it's nothing compared to IndyCar officialdom. Pansies sums them up perfectly. Cs-wolves(talk) 22:33, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

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Minor Bit on Dan Wheldon IndyCar Crash[edit]

According to the video of the crash, it is confirmed - as you say - that lap 11 was the crash. The caution came out, then the red flag at lap 12, not 13. The ticker somehow went to 13 (probably as everyone pitted or something like that) at about 2:47 of the video, but the red flag was lap 12. Just a minor bit in reply to an edit summary on the page. =) CycloneGU (talk) 02:07, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Yea, it did go caution on 11, then red on 12. Most places seem to quote 13 as the crash and/or the red flag since that's officially the lap when the cars were stopped on pit lane about three-quarters of the way down, which is past the start-finish line, hence why it went to 13 laps. Under normal circumstances, it doesn't make a difference since the race would continue from there, but alas... TheChrisD RantsEdits 02:17, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

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Patty[edit]

I had identified the wrong person. Sorry. 17:59, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I am reasonably disgusted at this point. -- Evertype· 13:50, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm not particularly too thrilled at the situation myself. I find your reasoning to be perfectly valid, and it's hardly original research if it can be stated by someone who is in the know. Now, while I'm ultimately not trying to get it removed from the infobox - merely to leave a US tag along with it - I'm not opposed to removing it either. Your method is the best that I've seen so far, and it's better than the previous edit wars that Irish IPs and other less-experienced editors have gone through in the past. I'm also still not impressed with Escape Orbit's contributions, they seem to have even less of a NPOV given that they have been reverting those editors for the past three Paddy's Days. I also fail to see how the other editors also can't interpret the article I linked which shows how the name in used incorrectly. TheChrisD RantsEdits 14:06, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the intervention about templating the regulars. It made me laugh. -- Evertype· 15:07, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
No progress, I see. -- Evertype· 17:58, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

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