User talk:Vaoverland

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This page is dedicated to the memory of a Wikipedian who has died. "Vaoverland" passed away on 30 April 2011.[1] His talk page is preserved for historical purposes.
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Welcome to my Talk Page. Please use the box above, or manually enter new messages at the end of my page. Normally, I try to check for messages frequently. If you should not get a reply, feel free to ask again, as I sometiomes forget. (I promise not to be offended if you ask me more than once). Vaoverland (talk) 23:48, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

New talk page, older messages archived[edit]

Once again, older messages from my talk page have been moved to an archive. I DO NOT believe in censorship except in extreme cases, such as when someone is using foel language excessively. Generally, I remove No TALK messages even when some show me in a bad light. So, we have a track record in my archive directories of virtually everything that was ever said or done and covered there. Depending upon your perspective, these archive directories collectively are either valuable history, a collection of nonsense, or perhaps a combination of both extremes. Please do not delete, however.

Archive directories[edit]

  • Message about my admin election are at Archive 1.
  • Messages prior to 4/2/2005 are located at Archive 2.
  • Messages 4/2/2005 to 8/1/2005 are located at Archive 3.
  • Messages 8/2/2005 to 11/1/2005 are located at Archive 4.
  • Messages 11/2/2005 to 9/24/2006 are located at Archive 5.
  • Messages 9/24/2006 to 12/16/2006 are located at Archive 6.
  • Messages 12/17/2006 to 5/27/2007 are located at Archive 7.
  • Messages 5/27/2007 to 6/28/2008 are located at Archive 8.
  • Messages 6/29/2008 through 6/30/2010 are located at Archive 9.
  • Messages 7/10/2010 until Vaoverland's death are located at Archive 10.

NOTE: Images: Message from Vaoverland[edit]

New Wikipedia policies are causing many images uploaded correctly in this past to be revisited, and many notices to me which imply that I must act. I do not intend to spend time defending most of these, as I think other Wikipedians can do a better job with images, and I prefer to work on content, where I think I have more to contribute. Thanks to anyone who wants to help justify or replace images I uploaded in the past, all of which I feel were done properly copyrights-wise at the time. I am going to delete messages from the bots performing these tasks from my talk archives beginning in July, 2010, as they are cluttering it up. Mark Vaoverland (talk) 08:12, 22 September 2010 (UTC)


Very sorry to see this notice. He was a fine wikipedian, and my sympathies go out to his family and friends. MarmadukePercy (talk) 20:38, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. I wish I had been able to get to know him better. Those of us in the school bus / student transportation community owe Mr. Fisher a debt of gratitude for the great deal of knowledge he contributed about school buses and student transport. –BMRR (talk) 22:01, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Wow - this is very sad news. Mark was one of the most genuinely kind people I have came across at Wikipedia, and amazingly knowledgable as well. This is a big loss for our community, and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.--Kubigula (talk) 22:20, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

My deepest sympathies to everyone who loved him. He was the very first editor to help me. He was so patient and kind. His guidance and encouragement is one of the reasons I stayed. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

My sincere condolences to his family and friends goes here as well. He helped a lot of users at Wikipedia and was a kind editor to everyone here. I wish I would get to know him. Rest in Peace, Vaoverland. Darth Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 04:59, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Farewell and Godspeed, kind sir. I wish that I could have worked with you more. May the light of knowledge that you lit continue to shine! Morgan Riley (talk) 05:05, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Though our paths did not cross here on Wikipedia (except above), you were a very good editor and from what I have heard a good person. Godspeed Sir from a fellow Virginian. - NeutralhomerTalk • 23:12, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

My condolences to Vaoverland's family and friends. Rest in peace. —James (TalkContribs)11:39am 01:39, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Rest in peace, our faithful friend.--The Master of Mayhem cup of tea? Don't worry, I'll make it 21:12, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Just browsing a few pages and came across this one, Sincere condolences go out to his friends and family and from what i hear he was a very kind man , both on wikipedia and out. Ill be praying for you. RIP. Goldblooded (talk) 01:43, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, thanks for the editorial contributions.

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:15, 22 August 2011 (UTC)


rest in peace, I was just looking through articles when I came across this, I read the top of this page saying he was dead and I just dropped by to say RIP --ChristianandJericho (talk) 06:51, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

I realise I'm a little late here, but I just wanted to say thanks for the many great contributions to railway articles and my condolences go out to his family and friends. Thanks, JYolkowski // talk 00:47, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Change in Article Name[edit]


I am unable to change the name of this article. Williamsburg Areat Transport has changed its name to Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA). That is the only change that needs to occur.

Thank you!

How do I submit photos of the WATA trolley into this article?

Replied at: User talk:Anna Frodesiak. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:40, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Andreadoria02.jpg missing description details[edit]

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Mark, I ran across this article/ history of your life and the VaOverland story. I remember when you began your work with the bus company. Your parents sound like wonderful people.[edit]

Mark, I ran across this article/ history of your life and the history of VAOverland. I'm so glad to hear you were so successful. Your parents sound like wonderful people. And, I'm sorry they passed. I know you miss. I attended the HHS class of ' 72 reunion & I had a wonderful time.

Take care,

Dee Hubbard Simon — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:51, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Nine Mile Road[edit]

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Posthumous Awards[edit]

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Nomination of Caregiver (disambiguation) for deletion[edit]

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