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rhodes[edit]

Yes, that's better. Thank you. Pdfpdf (talk) 12:45, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

I replied here. Pdfpdf (talk) 12:56, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Edits[edit]

Hi can you provide an edit summary when you alter articles so other users can follow what's happening. Thanks --Jim Sweeney (talk) 22:06, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Foyle.gif[edit]

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Cricket[edit]

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Discussion regarding change to Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)#Emphasis on British. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 21:24, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Please be more careful[edit]

This edit accidentally removed an image from an article. As a result, the image was almost speedy deleted (fair-use images are speedy deleted if they aren't included in any article). I've fixed it. --Dweller (talk) 11:05, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

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April 2012[edit]

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File:DaveChiliPeppers.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg For your contribution at Chacha Cricket, keep up the great work! Faizan -Let's talk! 12:09, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

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Surrey CCC Captain[edit]

While Gareth Batty has been acting as captain in the absence of Graeme Smith through injury, I would argue that Smith was appointed the club captain for the season and that that still holds. There's been no official appointment of Batty as far as I know, though he's been doing it on an ad hoc basis. (To complicate things further, in the just finished match at Guildford, Batty was out injured and Solanki captained the side.) I agree that it's rather a grey area - perhaps a footnote would be appropriate? (You're right about Azhar Mahmood of course, though it still seems strange to see "England" against his name.) JH (talk page) 07:55, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Very unusually for an overseas player, Smith actually committed himself to a 3 year contract as player and (I think) as captain. So, regardless of whether one regards him as still the club captain during his absence through injury, he should definitely still be shown as a member of the squad. JH (talk page) 08:24, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that would be my preference. JH (talk page) 09:32, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Benteke update[edit]

Hi there, I'm quite confused why you keep reverting Christian Benteke's profile to only state his city of birth and not his country of birth, the information you deleted was more complete and was better in-line referenced. Why get rid of his country of birth and remove the in-line links? I just don't understand.

I'm not going to start an 'undo' war, I await your response. Mountaincirque (talk) 09:35, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

thanks for your comment on my talk page, I see your point, but the article already noted 'then Zaire' in the opening sentence. The majority of people in the UK or europe will not know where Kinshasa is without qualification, it is currently in DRC. The other option would be to say 'born in Kinshasa, Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo rather than to other way around. Mountaincirque (talk) 10:57, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Didier Drogba[edit]

Your picture is 5 years old and doesn´t show him in a football kit. Just look at the profiles from Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi and Cesc Fàbregas. chelsea-fan1 (talk) 20:45, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Drogbas face is clear to see. If you can´t see it buy some glasses! (talk) 21:00, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Result of your 3RR complaint[edit]

Please see the result of this report at WP:AN3#User:Chelsea-fan1 reported by User:The Madras (Result: Both warned), since it contains a warning for you. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 19:20, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Alejandro Cao de Benós de Les y Pérez: Military service and allegiance[edit]

The infobox includes a section on military service, with his rank (Alférez), and his allegiance. This information is not mentioned anywhere in the body of the article, and it is not referenced to any source. Allegiance to North Korea is a clear fact, however, a few minutes ago you added he has allegiance to Spain. What basis is there to make that claim? Thanks. (talk) user:Al83tito 10:03, 22 July 2013

Thank you for your note on my talk page. Duly noted. I see that you did not enter the info, but improved it adding the flag images, which is a great improvement to do on any page. So thank you about that! I will wait to see other peoples' responses and see if it is necessary to delete. Thanks. (talk) user:Al83tito 11:30, 22 July 2013

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Heston Blumenthal infobox[edit]

The infobox template page isn't very clear about this at all, but it looks like the schools mentioned in Ramsay's and Oliver's education fields are both technical, vocational colleges which they'd have gone onto after secondary school. Blumenthal's is just a grammar school - the previous infobox stat of "Education: self-taught" means, I assume, that he didn't take any formal further education as a chef. --McGeddon (talk) 09:55, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps. But if "Education:" means "Place where this person learned to cook:", it's misleading to suggest that he learnt it at grammar school - and the article even contradicts this idea by explicitly saying that he was "entirely self-taught". --McGeddon (talk) 10:59, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Are you worried that saying "Education: self-taught" in the infobox suggests that Blumenthal didn't go to school? Maybe it's worth raising a thread at Template_talk:Infobox_chef to get the template documentation (and/or the template itself) clarified. --McGeddon (talk) 11:07, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Diego da Silva Costa[edit]

Hi there TM, AL from Portugal here,

the intro to this footballer's page is to remain exactly how it is, introductions are to be kept simple (WP rule, not mine!). When (if) he makes debut for Spain, the intro will be changed to either "...is a Spanish footballer..." or simply "...is a footballer" (another WP rule, not mine).

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Thank you, happy editing --AL (talk) 17:48, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

  • I see your doubt. I have never edited in Atlético Madrid's article, but if he has a Spanish flag there it's not entirely wrong as he has double nationality. If he had a Brazilian flag it would also be acceptable (and for me the most correct one, he IS Brazilian!), but in the CURRENT SQUAD section we go only with one flag per player, i suppose for spacing purposes.

In his own article he should be listed (for now) as Brazilian, as it is that national team he has so far represented. Thank god there was no WP decades ago, imagine the edit wars over Alfredo Di Stéfano for example - he played for THREE national teams :)

Cheers --AL (talk) 22:38, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes i agree fully with you on the first part, we should change that flag in Atlético's article. --AL (talk) 22:40, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello. i repeat, i have never edited in Atlético's page. About Costa, the same idea: he is not NATURALIZED, he has double nationality, but we are encouraged at WP to write simple intros, so it's wrong to say "...is a Brazilian-Spanish footballer...". We should write "Brazilian footballer" and, when he makes his debut for Spain (i hope not, national teams are beginning to look suspiciously equal to clubs!), "Spanish footballer", or simply "...is a footballer".

I really can't be any more concise in explaining WP's correct approach, can't be of "extra" help if this does not suffice mate. --AL (talk) 16:57, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

2013 protests in Turkey[edit]

Hi. First of all, you shouldn't do an edit without giving a reason. Secondly, "Parties to the civil conflict" of this article has been set accordingto the Turkish Vikipedi article. This protest was not against all "Turkey", it was against the 61st government of Turkey. So pelase leave this article as it is. Gezginrocker (talk) 18:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, for months this article was in a terrible situation. A massive amount of editing work has been done in recent months. So "if it has been there for months, then it must be true" is not a correct approach. Secondly, this is a civil conflict, not a civil war. Flags are common at civil war infoboxes, but not at civil conflict infoboxes. Gezginrocker (talk) 18:14, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
    • If you are only worried about the flag, then why are you also changing "61st government of Turkey" to "Turkey" instead of just adding the flag? Gezginrocker (talk) 18:26, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
      • I really do not want to deal with you anymore, this is a waste of time. So I have started a topic at the article's talk section. Go there and share your thoughts on this issue. Until this issue is resolved, I will revert every edit you make. Gezginrocker (talk) 20:51, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
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Kim Il-sung[edit]

Hi The Madras. Would you mind explaining a bit more what you were doing with this edit? You said the pix were in the wrong place, but you just took them out, rather than moving them. I don't want to blindly revert you, i don't like to do that, but without a bit more explanation i might; are you planning to put them in the right place, to move them within the article, what? Thanks, Cheers, LindsayHello 04:29, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

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WWII infobox[edit]

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Infobox flag[edit]

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August 2014[edit]

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Azhar Mahmood's nationality[edit]

According to Azhar Mahmood's own article he became a British citizen in 2011 and is now a fully-qualified English cricketer. And it's supported by a citation. So, though it seems counter-intuitive for someone Pakistani by birth and who played for Pakistan, I think the England flag is the right one to use. Accordingly I'm about to revert your edit to the Surrey CCC article. JH (talk page) 20:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

I'd forgotten that we'd discussed it previously. But I think when I said "You're right about Azhar Mahmood of course, though it still seems strange to see "England" against his name" I was conceding that it was correct to list him as English. JH (talk page) 08:37, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
That might be the best solution. I checked in this year's Playfair Cricket Annual and it has "NQ" against his name, meaning that (assuming they are right) he's not yet qualified to play for England. (Judging by our performance at Cardiff, even at the age of 39 he would have been a useful addition to the side!) JH (talk page) 18:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)