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Roleplayer Good luck, and have fun. --Roleplayer (talk) 21:47, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

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Really good work on reforming the Liverpool Victoria article. It's something I've not got around to doing for so long ... Tim (Xevious) (talk) 10:43, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Adjectives[edit]

If there is a good source that says he is an authority and leader in that field, that would be fine. I tend to get clippy at promotional language. I read one of the sources and found: "specialising in the classification of ancient East Greek pottery ", but nothing about leadership and authority! What does it mean to be a leader and authority? Have you ever heard Cartman say "respect my Authoriti"? Maybe we can compromise and say he was an expert in the field. I think that's pretty fair. It also appears he had a sense of humor, which would be nice to include. ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:25, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

I hope you realize that trivializing American spelling is a labor that is colored by miles of distance and more than an ounce of backwards theorizing. ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:39, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

I took a stab at the intro. See what you think and of course feel free to revise and improve. Did you notice my word choice and spelling the above sentence??? ChildofMidnight (talk) 00:03, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year! I got in some trouble for giving a dictionary to an Australian I was dating. I guess she didn't think it was funny. :) ChildofMidnight (talk) 02:29, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Would you be interested?[edit]

I see you are the rare soul who is interested in the history of scholarship, though I note that you're focussed on Cambridge. There are three classical scholars I often cite in my articles — obviously I find them meritorious — who don't have their own articles yet. These are T.P. WIseman (Exeter), the late Elizabeth Rawson, and Miriam Griffith. (Wiseman is even of pop culture interest, as there are a certain number of journalistic pieces entertaining the possibility that he was a model for Dumbeldore — J.K. Rowling took classes with him.) I don't suppose you'd be interested? Or would you have any tips or shortcuts on how to find biographical and professional info for living or recent scholars? Please reply, if you have time and don't mind, to my own talk page. Cynwolfe (talk) 17:48, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I'm particularly intrigued by Elizabeth Rawson, whose work I admire greatly, because of this remark by T.P. Wiseman: "Held up by ill health until 1968, Elizabeth Rawson started writing late; but once she did start, she had a great deal to say about a great many things." Not all scholars have an interesting life narrative. Wiseman has a couple of other comments that give a perspective beyond bibliography and résumé, in a review of her papers collected as Roman Culture and Society (1991), in Classical Review 44.1 (1994) 119–121. I would take pleasure in writing on Rawson myself, but I've recently lost my JSTOR access, where I would've been likely to find an appreciative obituary or two. If you happen on materials I could access online, I would welcome a note and would be glad to start the article myself. Cynwolfe (talk) 21:54, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
She died in China? You see what I mean about an interesting narrative lurking there. Thanks so much for checking. I had done a preliminary search and found, as you did, copious references to the work and next to nothing about the woman. I'll let you know if I turn up something useful. Cynwolfe (talk) 15:22, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Following up on Elizabeth Rawson[edit]

Hi, Sage. I ended up starting an article on Elizabeth Rawson. You had mentioned a couple of details that I haven't found, such as her place of death. If there are any notes you might be inclined to add, the article has been set up. Thanks for your interest earlier. Cynwolfe (talk) 21:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks so much for adding your information. Cynwolfe (talk) 01:00, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Robin Matthews[edit]

Thanks for moving my article to the main space. I started writing it while ago but was reluctant to make it "public", as he is my uncle and I was worried about COI-type concerns. AndrewWTaylor (talk) 07:51, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

T.P. Wiseman[edit]

Because of your earlier help with Elizabeth Rawson, I wanted to alert you to the existence of an article on T.P. Wiseman. Information was hard to come by — other than the amusing Harry Potter stuff. Cynwolfe (talk) 23:51, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

A W Lawrence[edit]

Thanks for your message. Sometimes it feels quite lonely in here! Jack1956 (talk) 19:55, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Cambridge alumni categories[edit]

I have nominated the various Cambridge alumni by degree / by subject categories for deletion. The discussion is here. Regards, BencherliteTalk 13:03, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Category:Burials at Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican[edit]

It may interest you to know that your recent category is very, very incomplete. See List of extant papal tombs. I do not know if you will see fit to fill out the category at that point or deem the subject better dealt with by the list. Savidan 02:09, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Alas, I myself am not convinced of the usefulness of the category. Savidan 17:49, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Category:Lists of cardinals[edit]

Hi, could you please explain to me why you remove lists of cardinals from Category:Lists of cardinals? — Kpalion(talk) 23:33, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Alumni of the University of Cambridge (Unknown College)[edit]

I have started a discussion requesting the contents of this category be merged to Category:Alumni of the University of Cambridge. Your comments are welcome here. Tassedethe (talk) 17:27, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I have responded to your proposal.--The Sage of Stamford (talk) 20:50, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I missed this, unfortunately - I would have seconded your arguments in CfD. Ah well! Dsp13 (talk) 13:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Professorships in Philosophy[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Defectors from Conservative MEPs[edit]

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Frizell[edit]

The point I was making was that the occupancy was 'formerly Frizell Insurance' not 'formally' anything. I wasn't talking about the roundabout at all, which occurred in a subordinate clause explaining the unofficial name used for the roundabout. I have no opinion about the roundabout (never having been introduced to it), but I do like correct use of words and 'formally' was wrong in this case - which is to do with the occupants of the building. (I also get annoyed about signs reading "Tel; 049 8956", "thankyou" and several others.) Peridon (talk) 16:08, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Another example can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Curry_Goat&diff=409809686&oldid=405028863 Peridon (talk) 16:12, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

St Benedict's School?[edit]

I appreciate the changes you have been making to this page. I have only just started using Wikipedia and understand most of the policies but not all.

I understand that it is an encyclopedia, not a marketing tool.

However this page is outdated, the school has enjoyed more sporting success, and a great deal of money has been invested into the school with no mention of it - and i am trying to slowly add more information to the page.

I know I have tried adding a Mission Statement to the page with little success.

St Benedict's is proud of its uniqueness. Its mission, 'Teaching a way of Living', defines them as a Benedictine school. The school respects the dignity of all and welcome pupils of other Christian denominations and, in the Senior School, other faiths.

How can i mention the school's mission statement 'Teaching a Way of Living' (again not a quote from the head), part of the school motto. 'Teaching a Way of Living' is the school following on from the teachings of St Benedict.??

I have copied this from Downside School's wikipedia page...another Benedictine School:

Downside's mission statement

"In partnership with families, guided by the Gospel and inspired by the Rule of St Benedict, the monks and staff aim to educate the young people entrusted to their care to achieve the highest academic standards according to their ability and to develop all their gifts for the good of themselves and of others, so that they may become more fruitfully committed to Christ and his Church, and to the service of all his people."

There was no reference to this quote, and can only be seen as a quote from the head and a marketing tool??

Would you be more inclined to accept the following:

In partenership with the community, guided by the gospel and inspired by the rule of St benedict, the monks and staff aim to educate the pupils at St benedict's through 'teaching a way of living'.


On a final note, I know I deleted the reference to Dom David Pearce, to almost test the water with why I cant delete it. I was told i needed to give a reason for removing it

Although he was headmaster at the school, and abused his position of authority, none of the offences actually took place on school premises. I know it provides encyclopedic information after all but shouldn't this statement at least be rephrased, or removed and found on the Ealing Abbey wikipedia page - which I know you have contributed aswell to.

Nhallisey (talk) 12:28, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much from your response it is greatly appreciated. Nice to meet another OP in these circumstances, and if you have any more ideas for the page please let me know.

Regards Nhallisey (talk) 13:00, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Cross bench life peers[edit]

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New cfds regarding "Old Fooians"[edit]

Two new cfds propose the renaming of some twenty categories. Most of those who took part in last year's cfd "Former pupils by school in the United Kingdom" seem unaware of them, so I am notifying all those who took part in that discussion, to improve the quality of the discussion by broadening participation to more fully achieve consensus. Please consider contributing here and here. Moonraker (talk) 13:25, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Apology[edit]

Sorry! I should have checked the article history before adding the new, not-yet-incumbent person to the article A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture. I was just there to improve a reference, but while I was there I made what seemed like an obvious change to me - but clearly I was mistaken. --MelanieN (talk) 16:57, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

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BZorthian[edit]

Thought I'd let you know your inclusion here was removed by a bot as mine of the same info was, some time ago. For further reference, I concur with the 'too many quotes' template added to the article in July and will be trying to address it; field's open to anyone else taking it on, too, though. Cheers. Swliv (talk) 18:14, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

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