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Cabora Bassa[edit]

Hi, all the references I have describe the South Africa end as a substation "near Johannesburg", not "near Pretoria". The two cities are only about 50 km apart, but do you have a pointer to a reference that shows where this HVDC converter station is? I'm Googling for it but no-one has included a map so far (and electrical utilites are getting close-mouthed with this sort of information anyway). Thanks, --Wtshymanski 21:00, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

See [1] Tiles 06:42, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! I looked at the map and Apollo substation really is closer to Pretoria than Johannesburg...in spite of what the BPA paper says. I'd look forward to any comments or edits you can do on any of the HVDC articles. --Wtshymanski 16:44, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Roy Orbison referencing.[edit]

Yes, along those lines is great. Ideally there would be reliable references that back up all the important material in the article. And for the specific note, consider using Wikipedia:Footnotes3 or Wikipedia:Footnotes4 to automatically set up the linking. That way the note can be found in the text easily. So yes that reference is good, and more is better :). Thanks - Taxman 03:04, Apr 24, 2005 (UTC)

Glasgow[edit]

Hello. I see you've done a bit of clearing up after the last bout of editing of Glasgow. I've a hunch, however, that there's a lot more clearing up to be done: try this diff and you'll see that for example the place is Officially known as the commercial capital of Scotland -- does this mean for example that there's a "Mayor of the commercial capital of Scotland", and if not, what does it mean? What "office" so named it? -- and that It is a bustling European city has a population of 612,000. And this is just the start. I've already reverted it all once, but I must admit to minimal knowledge of Glasgow and I was hoping somebody would just revert the last batch of changes. Sorry that you actually spent time on it, but I'm afraid you or somebody else will have to spend a little more ... or of course revert it.

I'll be watching this page, so if you reply, please do so here. -- Hoary 08:37, 2005 May 21 (UTC)

I've spent a liitle more time and cleaned up some of the duplication and loose statements. There is more to do. I tried at one stage to have the article recognised as a FAC but had no idea that it had deteriorated so much since then.Tiles 03:06, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your trouble, and my apologies for not having been firmer on our (I suspect) young friend at the start. Actually I was about to wade into the article a second time, but I really didn't want to: almost every alteration he made was for the worse, leaving me with little inclination to trust even those few additions that seemed to make sense -- but, knowing next to nothing about Glasgow myself (I've never been there and I'm halfway across the planet from there), I'd have had to check it all via Google or similar. What a waste of time! By inclination, I'm democratic, but the results of open access at WP can try my patience at times. -- Hoary 03:16, 2005 May 22 (UTC)
Although Wellingtonis my home, Glasgow is my home town and I should have been more alert. Babyoil did have something to add, especially the Defoe references. I must agree, though, that open access has its downside - as has democracy. Tiles 05:38, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
Tiles, you've done a great job. But what a mess that article still is. I've a feeling that a lot of it comes from wishful thinking, stuff half remembered from dodgy comments half digested from TV seen months previously, etc. Of course, this all makes me wonder what the articles on other cities are really like. -- Hoary 05:18, 2005 May 24 (UTC)

You're doing an excellent job, Tiles. I just hope that the other recent, er, contributor has other diversions that will keep him away for some time.

Incidentally, as somebody far from Britain and quaint British notions of identity, I'm amused by the way that the article still points out that this is a "European" city. (What might one otherwise expect? African? Oceanian?) -- Hoary 07:09, 2005 May 28 (UTC)

Glasgow Images[edit]

I don't see what the point of the extra code that you keep putting in for the images in Glasgow#Architecture is. Certainly on my computer, and all my browsers, the only effect is to move the images halfway across the page, forcing the text to the left into a very narrow column. If this is the intended effect it doesn't look good at all. If it's meant to do something else, what is it? Maccoinnich 15:11, Jun 5, 2005 (UTC)

Hi.
You are mistaking me for somebody else. This is the first time I have adjusted the images in the Architecture section. I did so because they were all over the place. I positioned them to the far right of the page which leaves adequate space for the remaining text. I can only assume that your browser is at fault if you have the problem you describe. I have used the same mark up as is used at the top of the page for the Buchanan St, George Square and City Chambers images. Do you have the same problem with that section? Tiles 05:04, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Hi, sorry, so it is your first time, my mistake. But it's not just one browser - it's 3 different browsers (including Internet Explorer) which give the fault. Genuine question - how were they "all over the place before"? Because without the code, it seem much better arranged to me. Maccoinnich 23:00, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)
On my work computer the images are split over two lines ie there are two on one line across the page and there is one word of text (Unlike) and the other image on the next line. On my home computer the 3 images are spread horizontally across the page, splitting the text. Because they are unequal lengths, there is a ragged appearance. By shifting them to the far right, the appearance of the page is improved and the text in uninterrupted. This happens on both computers. I note that somebody has re-arranged all the images so that it now looks like the article has acne. Tiles 22:57, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Country music[edit]

I cited some sources, so it's up to him now to cite some contrary sources (I sincerely doubt there are any, though if scholarly, such an opinion would be quite interesting). If anything, country music understates the importance of black music, and is certainly far from unduly Afrocentric. Tuf-Kat 20:40, Jun 12, 2005 (UTC)

Oh, thanks, but don't worry about it -- I had that page on my watchlist, so I would have noticed sooner or later anyway. Tuf-Kat 07:41, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians in New Zealand[edit]

Hi, You might want to consider adding {{User NZ res}} to the top of your user page, which will add you to this category automatically and also add a nice graphic. Sendervictorius 08:31, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians in New Zealand[edit]

Hi, You might want to consider adding {{User NZ res}} to the top of your user page, which will add you to this category automatically and also add a nice graphic. Onco_p53 08:42, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Will do Tiles 04:37, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Country_music#Opening_the_issue_again[edit]

I have revamped and readded the former "Criticism" section as "Reception". Thought I'd give you a heads up. Hyacinth 11:56, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

How is the tone inconsistent with the rest of the article, and what is wrong with that? Hyacinth 08:37, 9 April 2006 (UTC)


Devil's Marbles[edit]

Hi, some time ago (Nov 2004) you added some text to the article Devil's Marbles Conservation Reserve suggesting that the Arrernte people are the traditional owners of the site. I'm pretty sure however that it is actually Kaytetye country (Arrernte country is much further south). Would you disagree with me changing that text? This is assuming of course that the story about the myth is correct (I'll try to check it out). Dougg 10:50, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Auckland meetup[edit]

Just to let you know that a meetup is planned in Auckland for the 25th of June (see Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland for more details), and that you are cordially invited. GeorgeStepanek\talk 00:21, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Jock Purdon Banner.jpg[edit]

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Looks like you've got a fact wrong![edit]

Hi Tiles, On the first line of text on your userpage, it basically says "wellington is the southernmost capital in the world", well in fact It's not, Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands (yes, you heard me!) is the southermost capital in the world. Stanley lies below 40° latitude, Wellington lies just above 40° latitude, even our beloved wikipedia states it! Also, I live in Wellington just like you do! -- Lego@lost 22:44, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

I can see the difference now :) -- Lego@lost EVIL, EVIL! | 04:37, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Wellingtonians[edit]

Hello, Tiles, I doubt if I've ever talked to you. ButI decided to say a few friendly words to everyone in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Wellington since joining that category recently.

From Scotland, eh? Two of my grandparents were born there and one of the others may have passed through. A fellow at Strathclyde helped with my genealogy.

Kind regards - Robin Patterson 06:13, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

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File:Transmission Towers.jpg[edit]

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Before I move this image to Wikimedia commons, could you confirm the permission you obtained from Transpower?.

Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:10, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

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File:University of Glasgow.jpg[edit]

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Commons:File:Transmission Towers.jpg[edit]

This file was moved to Commons from English Wikipedia, but some description information may have got lost in the process.

As you are noted as the original uploader, or in the history for the file, it would be appreciated if you could help in reconstructing this information.

Thanks for you assistance and keep uploading 'free' media :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:41, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Tiles! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 1,758 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Owen Marshall - Find sources: "Owen Marshall" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 23:26, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Natalie Maines[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. You are being notified as you have made a number of contributions to the article. I have found some concerns which you can see at Talk:Natalie Maines/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 05:35, 21 February 2010 (UTC)