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Happy editing, Isomorphic 21:44, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)


I've removed Tim All Alone from the list of famous books on Children's literature, nothing personal against you, but I don't feel the book is near famous enough. You might want to read my reasoning and join the discussion on the Talk page for that article.--Woggly 07:09, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

I'm sorry, I can't remember the page you refer to, I deleted many pages yesterday. The most likely reasons for deleting non-junk pages referring to a person are:

  1. The person is not notable enough for an encyclopedia article and/or
  2. The page is clearly a vanity page or spam
  3. There is insufficient context, ie country and/or
  4. Too substubby, eg "Joe Bloggs is an actor"

As I say, I can't remember the specific article, so I don't know which applied, although the first is most likely. Apologies if I made a bad call. jimfbleak 06:31, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Image licence[edit]

You are correct, Wikipedia doesn't like such licences. So can't advise one to use. Morwen - Talk 11:52, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Wimbledon Windmill[edit]

Thanks for writing the article on Wimbledon Windmill I thought it was excellent. I took out the bit about explaining NPOV though, because in the absence of people saying "No don't go there it's an awful place", I thought it was unnecessary, and to say "the windmill is highly recommended" is as neutral a POV as it needs to be. In my opinion. But someone else might think differently.

I've also added stuff explaining what "hollow post" means. Does it make sense? Thanks. Squashy 15:03, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Porridge[edit]

You're probably right. I can't find a source. I recall the assertion that it was rhyming slang from the Canadian promotion for the show (it rhymes in Canadian). I'll be more careful about rhyming slang in future. John FitzGerald 13:11, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I think, for example, those monophthongal Canadian vowels would be impossible for most Londoners. Thanks for keeping an eye out for errors like mine, by the way. I think they often detract more from the credibility of an article than errors about more important topics. John FitzGerald 23:36, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject[edit]

Hi! I'm looking for people who might be interested in a WikiProject for the family of articles comprising children's and young adult literature coverage, and you've been interested in many of these pages. I've made a proposal for a WikiProject, and I encourage you to view/edit the proposal and sign up if you like. It would be great to put an organised effort into rethinking these pages.

Wikipedia:Wikiproject/List_of_proposed_projects#Children.27s_Literature

Deborah-jl Talk 06:34, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Children's Literature[edit]

Hi! I've created the children's literature wikiproject, and signed you up as a member because of your expressed interest. If you add {{user WikiProject Children's literature}} you'll be added to the list of WikiProject Children's literature participants.

The WikiProject main page is not a thing of beauty right now. I'm hoping for input from other project members, both to do the tasks and reorganize the page.

Even if you don't have time to do much work right now I'd love your feedback on my proposal at young adult books and category renaming. It's a big enough deal that I'd rather not do it unless there's some consensus that it's a good idea.

Welcome! Deborah-jl Talk 03:52, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tm narnia1.jpg[edit]

I notice that you uploaded this image back in October 2005 and that, at the moment, it has a restriction of only non-commercial use in the licence. That has not been acceptable for images on Wikipedia for a long time now so I would greatly appreciate it if you could either change the licence of the image to one that it compatible with Wikipedia's goals or nominate the image for deletion as having a non-free licence. David Newton 01:22, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Legoland[edit]

Just noticed your deletion of the vandalism to this page. Wasn't that really odd stuff ? Hard to tell if it was vandalism, post-modernism or psychosis....Anyhow, certainly concur with deletion.Robma 20:17, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Mending Wall[edit]

I looked carefully, and it looks like the deletion was an error. Unless some explanation comes up that makes it less clear-cut, I'll restore the article in about 24 hours if nobody else does first. Sorry for the inconvenience. -- SCZenz 13:17, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I restored it, and according to Wikipedia:Public domain there are no copyright issues at all. I urge you to improve the article, however, and consider whether the extensive quotes are really necessary. -- SCZenz 18:27, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Indian Mutiny[edit]

I don't particularly care what Jvalant says or does, especially when it's so self-evidently ridiculous as the claim that use of the word "Mutiny" is equivalent to Holocaust Denial. I wish we could add a "no nationalist lunatics" rule to wikipedia somewhere. john k 12:36, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Intelligent design[edit]

Hi Tomandlu: I just wanted to give you a method for quotations involving multiple paragraphs that you wish to put into a call-out box where indents are involved. Here it is, visible in the edit box if you click "edit". ... Kenosis 03:41, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

This one is with 10% padding, an indent roughly equivalent to 2.5% of padding per each colon worth of indent (in this case a four-colon indent):
If you want to reduce the margin, reduce the %padding, like this, with 5% padding (lining up with a 2-colon indent:
This last one is 2.5% with an additional colon of indent internally.

Format accordingly depending on how you wish to indent for talk page purposes. Hope this helps in the future. ... Kenosis 03:41, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

your latest proposal for the lead to ID is very good. neutral and factual. i fear that means that User:Kenosis, User:Orangemarlin, User:151.151.73.167, User:FeloniousMonk, User:Guettarda are not gonna like it. they might accuse you of being a pro-ID apologist. if they misrepresent you or your position on ID (which shouldn't matter, only the content of your edits or proposed edits), don't let them get away with it. but if you call any misrepresentations "lies", even if you do not name who it was that lied, they will likely have you blocked. (lying is okay, but identifying the lies as such is, i suppose, criminal.) dunno about User:Jim62sch or User:Dave souza. anyway, thanks for putting it in. i'm gonna read your Register article now that i know about it. r b-j 23:21, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

For the record ...[edit]

In this article on The Register you identify yourself and refer to some past edits on various pages including that about your father, George Melly and present an interesting hypothesis regarding the future of WP ... --AlisonW 19:01, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Tom[edit]

Thanks for saying hello on my page and for adding your two pence to the POV-Ray license talk. Interesting article about WP, though not very surprising, unfortunately. At least the information was accurate... --Gilles Tran 12:42, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Good grief[edit]

that's twice now I've missed what you said, apologies and kudos for your civil responses. Please attempt to apply the same civility to all editors and refrain from calling contributors "loons" and "nutjobs" - it really does un-focus the discussion, and then we have loons and nutjobs complaining about being called names, and the talk page degenerates into a mudfest. Its not pretty, and (more to the point) its not productive. KillerChihuahua?!? 16:38, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Agree with the wise puppy, as ever. Evidently you're not from Aberdeen, and thanks for your very interesting article in El Reg. Possibly a worse case arose from the bear garden that is Talk:British Isles, so that one of the references in the article for the recurring contention that the term is incredibly offensive to all true Irishmen is an article in the Irish Times which cites as its evidence for the "controversy" – the disputed intro to the Wikipedia article!
May I also add my regards and admiration for your faither. Must say I'm still fizzing about his remarks at a gig in the Greenock Arts Guild where he derided the "blues came first" brigade at the same time as attributing the origins of blues to that well known jazzman W.C. Handy. Unfortunately I was in rather polite company at the time, so to my continuing regret felt too inhibited to yell out "what about Tutwiler railway station?" This refers to a story from Handy's autobiography which I'd read about in a book by Paul Oliver, and which currently appears in Origins of the blues#African origins. So, if you wish, you can tell your pa he successfully wound up a blues and jazz fan who was in the audience. The daft things that stick in the memory! However I also have fond memories of other gigs played by himself and John Chilton's Feetwarmers, and of Flook. All the best to both of you, ... dave souza, talk 17:53, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Awww.. group hugs all round. Sorry for getting carried away with the loons/nutjobs refs. Consider them reigned in - in my defence, I never meant them to apply to any contributor on the page (unless Dembski turns up), but I take your point. Tomandlu 18:19, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. If you want more detail of the British Isles thing I'll look it up in the archives, but can't be bothered right now. Being rude about the subject of articles is generally acceptable though unwise if it's going to enrage fans, being rude about other contributors is strictly verboten, for understandable reasons. As I recall, Dembski has his own blog where he gets to be rude to contributors. A slight difference in approach ;) .. dave souza, talk 18:41, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Ben Daniels: Correction of some errors[edit]

Hi, Tomandlu, I've put a response to your query on my Talk page, as well as in the "Ben Daniels" article Talk page. Perhaps it would be best if we continued our conversation on the latter page. Hope you can help in some way with the provision of photographs for the article. Cheers, Jacklee 20:34, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Tm_narnia1.jpg[edit]

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George[edit]

Thank you for posting the news, a bright spark has gone out of the world. His humour and hatred of cant, hypocrisy and pomposity made a difference to my life; as he did to millions. I'm so sorry. Kbthompson 08:19, 5 July 2007 (UTC

Yes, sorry to hear the news. He certainly made a positive and significant contribution to the culture and mood of the times. .. dave souza, talk 09:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi Tom, sorry to hear about your dad. --Gilles Tran 13:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

My condolences on your family's loss. He was a character indeed! --Steve (Stephen) talk 00:23, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

My sympathies to your family. The world has lost a wonderful man. Obiskobilob 07:17, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page.

Well, I am quite sure you deserved this barnstar. It is always nice to see neutrality from a side you presume always biased, and let me quote from one of those Harry Potter's movies when Albus Dumbledore says, "it is difficult to confront someone against you, but it is even more difficult to confront your friends for what is right." I only tried to correct my own (and may be others like me also) bias about your POV until recently.

Maybe we disagreed for quite a long time on the article, and maybe we still agree to disagree on some points; but what is more important is the mutual respect to individuals from both sides. A supremacist attitude will create more and more hassles in even simpler edits. I agree with you on WAR/MUTINY logic also; and Delrymple's version of 1857 seems more neutral than many others on both sides. I would have suggested Uprising myself, but you know who all would start jumping. The problem with both sides is overloading of directed information; and none of us knows how to write an encyclopaedia. It is irritating to keep telling someone the same thing over and over again, and they choose to read only that much of your response which they can counter.

Well, I belong to one of the famous names in the article, having lived very close to the so-called Satti Chaura Ghat in Cawnpore for 20 years. I had access to a LOT of Hindi literature, which is absolutely opposite of anything written on this article under context of NPOV. We belong to a Zamindar family because we were gifted land for supporting British, and I have come across quite some literature albeit in Hindi that was actually already printed DURING British rule but says different facts. I am a chef and my history knowledge in school (or until my first job) was quite like my friend SRS courtesy NCERT/CBSE books controlled completely by Communists, but he is surprisingly silent on facts which I am sure he has studied himself (the rare truths). (Indian communists are UNIQUE, diametrically opposite of anything like nationalism or revolutionism central to being Communist). I only started showing interest in my own history and faith after I came to the middle east and found that we are the most misguided of all world's races. The only creed that has most disrespect towards their own nation is Indian and the only creed that has most ignorance towards their own faith is Hindus. Just because Nehru wanted to avenge his father's refusal to allow him marry a Catholic Briton, he misled a whole generation of an entire country. And eventually it became just what you mentioned on theregister.
I have lived/studied in a dozen other places in India ranging from Srinagar in North to Bangalore/Goa in South West. I keep visiting Chennai, the centre of anti-north anti-hinduism sentiments in India; because my wife is from there. Being from the industry, maybe, I could be of some use, if you ever decide to use hotels in your planned trip to India. But what you see in cities is NOT real India. From our farms close to Ganges, it is a different India, and seems more neutral. --Bobby Awasthi (talk) 07:43, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season - Guettarda 05:13, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


Ben Daniels article[edit]

Hi! We last corresponded back in April 2007 regarding the article "Ben Daniels". You mentioned then that there were some inaccuracies in the article that needed correcting. However, I didn't hear from you after that. Anyway, this is just to let you know that I finally found some time to beef up the article. If you have any other comments, do leave them on that article's talk page. And we could still do with some freely-licensed photographs of Daniels for the article... Happy New Year! — Cheers, JackLee talk 22:20, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


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