User talk:The Original Filfi

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Three Kingdoms in progresss[edit]

Task completed : Old characters count = 370 new count = 234.

Should I proceed?
I think it's rather difficult to classify the "role" of many people, there are many overlaps as was usual for the time. And the notes column can probably do without the sorting to cut loading time. _dk (talk) 11:08, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Law Clerks in progress[edit]

Redacted and re-submitted, redacted 2, moved to Talk:List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States

Eels in progress[edit]

Task completed I have kept all functionality, removed dead link, added all player as per, reduced overall size by over 2/3rds (prior to adding 2013 and missed players) this should improve loading time significantly, I have saved all my work and can adjust with relative ease anything as required, so please advise, comment or offer suggestions etc
The Original Filfi (talk) 02:59, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Golden Bay-Motukea Rugby Union[edit]

Task completed, good work botsHello The Original Filfi. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Golden Bay-Motukea Rugby union, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Does not redirect to a different or incorrect namespace. Thank you. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 13:08, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Callanecc, thanks for the reply, I must have misinterpreted what "namespace" means, to clarify the name is spelt wrong and the RD was set up to RD to the correct name, as per my blurb on the RD page this page is now effective an oprhan and of no further use, should I now tag this for normal deletion or will it be picked up by a bot?
Thanks again
The Original Filfi (talk) 23:54, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
I amended the link above to kill the link, I assume it will now get picked up in the next bot sweep, we will see
The Original Filfi (talk) 13:51, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Assistance and to clarify.[edit]

Hi Admin or Editor Guru's, possibly a tricky one to brighten or ruin your day, I hope it is the former, I am contributing to some listing articles which are sourced directly from the authority, in this particular case, UK Legislation, some spelling and grammar errors exist on the actual legislation and these have been passed into law with the errors intact, so my question is twofold;
1. Should I replicate with errors intact, and if so.
2. How can I stop a bot, such as AWB correcting these.
Although technically correct to do so on 99% of the articles on our wiki, in this case I think we need to be exact.
Kind regards
The Original Filfi (talk) 11:23, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

1. Yes, you should replicate with errors intact, see WP:MOSQUOTE. You could put [''[[sic]]''], giving [sic], beside the error to explain it to human editors.
2. Tagging the page with {{nobots}} should prevent AWB and other bots from "correcting" it, see Template:Bots#Implementation.
This comes under "brighten" rather than "ruin", as I was able to provide an answer, and it makes a change from deleting spam! JohnCD (talk) 11:48, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Don't put [''[[sic]]''] directly, use {{sic}} instead which allows for more specifically indicating the reproduced error in the wikitext. If done right, that should also avoid correction by AWB meaning you don't have to abuse {{nobots}} like that.
Also, note that bots to fix spelling or grammer are explicitly not permitted, so any such correction is either an unauthorized bot that should be blocked (WP:BON would be a good place to bring up such bots) or a human editor who should be communicated with. Anomie 12:44, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2010[edit]

Hi, what was wrong with the two List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2010 edits you reverted? Thanks for explanation. By the way, since you edit more of these List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom articles, could you comment on what is their purpose? List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2010 does not provide us with more information than its source ( As I see it, added value would be only in wikilinks, but all these articles are underlinked. WikiHannibal (talk) 10:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi WikiH, I reverted one edit that linked a place name, and I reverted one edit that fixed some "spelling errors" see below, I also reverted my own edit as it made the article far too long, there is some discussion going on at the moment on Talk:List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2011 to try to get to a consistent approach agreed going forward as there are a few that fit in the "too long" category. The purpose of the articles are to list the laws passed under Secondary legislation in the UK, each law stands alone and any spelling errors or missed punctuation, ie Kings Lynn not King's Lynn, is as the laws were passed and not a typo by one of the previous editor of this article and should be replicated intact. Linking place names in this context also seems somewhat superfluous. Hope this help and clarifies, please feel free to join the talk at 2011
Kind regards
The Original Filfi (talk) 11:30, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2011[edit]

Hello - you reverted my spelling correction to the title of SI 2011/45 (Juction to Junction). It looks to me as if the title in the SI as issued is spelt correctly and the spelling mistake is in the link on the website. As no entries in the list are externally linked I think it is better that the correct as issued spelling be used but I am not going to fuss about a list which I will probably never visit again - up to you. Regards.Orenburg1 (talk) 18:12, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Orenburg1, sorry I was going to drop a note here on your talk page as well as on the edit, got carried away on another (self-imposed) task. The logic for the revert is any spelling and punctuation errors (of which there are many) are reproduced as per as the SI's were passed into law, errors therefore have been replicated intact. The spelling on that piece of legislation is indeed incorrect, the first mention of "Junction" is spelt correctly the second was not
Kind regards
The Original Filfi (talk) 01:01, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Hello again - I guess my point was that the misspelling is in the website catalogue entry. Under that entry there is a pdf of the actual statutory instrument which is what was actually enacted, and the spelling in the actual SI is correct. Whatever.

Regards.Orenburg1 (talk) 15:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Orenburg1, total agree, that is another spanner in the works, going forward checking each pdf vs the catalogue entry is far to time consuming, I may run a couple of tests on some of the other obvious errors and see if the same applies, if so, I will seek advice, again, and look at running a spelling correcting tool and reload. Top work and diligence.
Thank you and kind regards
The Original Filfi (talk) 23:40, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, FYI, test failed many "errors" are also carried through to the pdf enacted, I will still seek advice in light of the above.Thanks again.The Original Filfi (talk) 23:49, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
I agree there are too many false positives in the list to easily check manually. I can only suggest that you add a note at the top of the edit page telling people to take care when fixing apparent typos on the page. Best regards. Orenburg1 (talk) 17:57, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Monastic pogging experiments.[edit]

Approximate locations of monastic houses in Greater Manchester, click the name to jump to further detail, click the red dot to jump to the individual article, if it exists (BTW it does not).

The following is a shortened list of monastic houses in Greater Manchester for pog experiments by TOF for (Sir/King) John's review, England.
Click on pog to go to linked article, as per normal or old/existing practice, and new click on name to interlink to this pages entry.

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
wikimapia location Guide
Warburton Priory#[1] Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter of Cockersand, Lancashire;
founded c.1200
church of St Mary and St Werburgh granted to Cockersand by Adam of Dutton;
abandoned before 1271
Warburton Cell Satellite

  1. ^ "Warburton Priory". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

Monastic Houses Greater Manchester[edit]

Hi There, I've just taken a look at the List of monastic houses in England and scrolled down to the Greater Manchester entry - you might just want to do the same before rolling it out to the other counties. JohnArmagh (talk) 13:24, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi JohnArmagh, I list these in a kind of process order.
Can you review the following, especially my terminology etc on the lead sections of;

  1. Kersal Priory
  2. Marland Grange
  3. Warburton Priory

Please then review the List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester article, where I amended;

  1. The caption for the location map, where I changed "Locations of monastic houses in Greater Manchester" to "Approximate locations of monastic houses in Greater Manchester", (this was also replicated on each individual article).
  2. Added the pogging # function.
  3. Linked, (as per standard practice) to individual article on both pogs and table entries.
  4. The transclusion notation.

Please then review the List of monastic houses in England#Greater Manchester where I amended;

  1. The lead section (for this section only).
  2. The tranclusion notation.

I will rest on any further amendments or rolling this out onto any other counties until your complete review (and if required a further review by other interested parties), I will then action any and all amendments required for the above only on that advice and then if needed allow a further review period.Cheers.The Original Filfi (talk) 00:34, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedians in New Zealand user boxes[edit]

Hello The Original Filfi! Just a notice that I moved the contents of Wikipedians in New Zealand user boxes (a page you created) over to Category:Wikipedians in New Zealand a preferred location for this. Best, ///EuroCarGT 03:47, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Admins and or Editor Guru's, A weird one for you.... and as before, possibly a tricky one to brighten or ruin your day, I hope it is the former
Is it possible to find which pages/articles have a width property that extends beyond the normal page width? or to re-phrase, Is it possible to find which pages/articles have the need for two scroll bars, both the standard and acceptable vertical scroll bar and the much less desirable horizontal scroll bar? Thank you. The Original Filfi (talk) 12:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Short answer: No. For example, depending on how narrow your screen or your browser window screen is, I believe every page with an image can be made to show a horizontal scrollbar. And those are not the only ones. Huon (talk) 23:24, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Huon, thank you for the answer, I though that may be the case. Really I was only looking at the standard page width i.e. wikipedias standard article page width vs outside of those parameters. I have seen some lovely articles with "in-page" scroll bars, showing panorama's, the periodic table (large) etc and I have no issue with any of those, I was more focusing on;

  1. Incorrectly formatted tables that exceed those dimensions.
  2. Incorrectly formatted no-wiki text that exceed those dimensions.
  3. Incorrectly formatted reference entries that exceed those dimensions.

and the like of the above. I was going to try to reformat, if possible, trying to improve the ease of navigation of those articles. Obviously not all articles that exceed these dimension are necessarily incorrectly formatted or indeed that a suitable solution exist, as in the F1 tables, they give a lot of information and there may not be a better way to provide and display this.
Kind regards
The Original Filfi (talk) 03:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Jordan 197[edit]

Hi The Original Filfi. FYI, I have reverted your changes to Jordan 197, returning the article to the WP:FORMULA1 standard format, for consistency with the 400-or-so other F1 car articles. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 13:36, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi DH85868993, just to clarify, are you telling me that none of the 400 or so articles (including WP:FORMULA1 fit into the standard page width? That they all extend beyond the normal margins, and that this is acceptable? To read these on a portable device would be extra intensive and quite cumbersome I feel.
I also note that Jordan 197 includes a tyre column which is not in the standard F1 format and that the key is not shown. As a potential part-solution if the "Entrant" column included the engine the seasons table would be only mm's over normal page width, addin a or some "small" tags could solve the rest of this issue.
Your though?
The Original Filfi (talk) 14:32, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Update, just saw the tyre column, still do not like this format, I can see its uses and certainly agree standardising is best practice, but to not fit to page seems a bad way to go. Cheers.The Original Filfi (talk) 14:43, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Ancient cities and towns visited by Hsüan-tsang[edit]

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Re Machan film[edit]

Hi. It was a spam blog (from what I recall), so you can go ahead and remove it. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Sarte and Bourdelle[edit]


Thanks for your imput. Much appreciated Weglinde (talk) 09:56, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Claude Grange[edit]


Some time ago you offered help if ever I needed it.

I would appreciate your help. When I tried to upload this article from my sandbox the request was rejected but frankly I did not really understand why. Would it be possible for you to look into this for me.

The rejection stated- We are sorry, but your edit can not be completed at this time. Your contribution appears to contain a link to archiving service / In accordance with RFC, links to the family are not allowed to be added to Wikipedia. Please feel free to make your contribution with a non-archived URL or a URL from a different archiving service (such as If you believe this message is in error, we apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you please report this error for correction and assistance.

Thanks for your help Weglinde (talk) 07:53, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Weglinde, the ref in "==Head of Mademoiselle Suzanne Ursault==" is causing the conflict, is there another source you could use? or you could try, remove the ref and or section, upload and then replace when a new source has been found. The Original Filfi (talk) 20:43, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Brilliant! Article now loaded. Could not find another source for Head of Mademoiselle Suzanne Ursault but not crucial so removed. Your help much appreciated. Weglinde (talk) 11:09, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation redirects are required per WP:INTDABLINK.[edit]

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