User talk:Wikiain

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Scissors John[edit]

I included this. Would you perhaps like to upload your portrait, so we can put a sample of his work in the article. I have one somewhere, but it's rather bland. I wish we had a notable and distinctive pic like Bob Hope or Elvis Presley! Amandajm (talk) 11:46, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. I have corrected my memory in Discussion: I now think that "Scissors" was not on his stand but something he said. The silhouette that I have is very well done and is framed under glass, but it is of myself and my then small daughter and I would rather maintain privacy. His stand had some good ones, including some of famous people - I think one may have been of Richard Burton. A great shame if those are all gone. You might put a request into Discussion of the article. See also Peter Goers, "Shadows Falls on our Show" (2008) <>, which is exactly how I remember John on our one brief meeting. --Wikiain (talk) 13:18, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
I've just had a look through a box of stuff, and turned up the one he did of my grandmother. She's been dead for forty years, so I don't think she'll complain! Amandajm (talk) 15:36, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Meilleurs vœux ![edit]

Bonne Année 2011 !

Bonne Année 2011 ! --Frania W. (talk) 22:17, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Et meilleurs vœux, également, Frania - de l'Australie!! Feux d'artifice à Sydney--Wikiain (talk) 22:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

De l'Australie ??? Mais il y a des feux d'artifice partout !!! Enjoy life... --Frania W. (talk) 00:41, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

re: your message[edit]

Hi Wikiain, I've left a reply to your message on my talk page -- Marek.69 talk 00:07, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikiain, I've left you another reply Marek.69 talk 00:24, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Australian Defence Force Rank abbreviations[edit]

You may (or may not) find Talk:List of Companions of the Order of Australia#Australian Defence Force Rank abbreviations of interest. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 02:01, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for "warning" me. If anything comes up that we couldn't possibly resolve without your help, I'll drop you a line here. Meanwhile, thanks for your input - I've found it helpful and useful. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:45, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you on Macquarie Place[edit]

Just to let you know they are currently moving the Lewers fountain with work in progress.Foofbun (talk) 07:03, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

I shall proceed immediately to an inspection via the Paragon. Thank you. --Wikiain (talk) 23:11, 19 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi! Let's examine

Firstly this is the English Wikipedia so we use names as stated in English. Please do not put an acute accent on "Napoleon" on EN - it's not necessary. Secondly, I understand that his title is "Napoleon I" - But unless there's a possibility that people may be confused, we generally go by the common name. I.E. Napoleon I redirects to "Napoleon" So in Wikipedia articles you don't need his title. Just say "Napoleon" and that's it WhisperToMe (talk) 17:31, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Normally, I'd agree. But to me it looks right to say "Napoléon I" when the same sentence already has "code Napoléon". There seems to be a comfortable transition to the article later having plain "Napoleon". Nobody is likely to be confused. I have, however, removed the outdated redirect need from the link from "Napoléon I" to "Napoleon". --Wikiain (talk) 23:06, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
From my understanding, usually the publication uses the English name even when a variant of the foreign name appears. I.E. "Tōkyō Station is located in Tokyo." ("Tōkyō" is the Hepburn transcription of the name "東京" but in English we say "Tokyo" without the macrons) WhisperToMe (talk) 00:11, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
That example doesn't seem to me to be really comparable. It is a relation between two English transliterations, where most English readers would be unable to read the original at all. I wouldn't die in a ditch to resist unaccented "Napoleon I", but to drop the accent inside a single sentence looks like the writer has made a mistake. Chacun(e) à son goût? --Wikiain (talk) 00:43, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


Could I bother you to clarify this edit? How was correcting that link not constructive? Swarm 20:58, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Apologies - I've now undone my change. I had thought that you had just duplicated "American", but in the cold light of morning "Americans" is the same sort of thing as "British people". --Wikiain (talk) 02:11, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2)[edit]

Hey; re your edit here, I see no problem with including a redlink in that form. Wikipedia was built on the things, and it might be an idea to give the guy time to write such an article before deciding it wasn't needed. Ironholds (talk) 03:44, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Ironholds. I've now looked at Help:Link and see that it says "If a red link is clicked, the user is taken to a page where it is possible to create a page under the redlinked title." In this instance, writing a new page would not be a simple task and I can think of arguments why all of the Bancoult litigation should be together. But I appreciate your judgement. --Wikiain (talk) 04:39, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I do plan to get round to writing an article for the first Bancoult case at some point. Just a bit busy atm Quickbeam44 (talk) 23:47, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Looking forward to it! I hadn't meant to suggest that it wasn't needed. --Wikiain (talk) 02:47, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Digest (Roman law).[edit]

Hi Wikiain, in the edit summary you wrote "Not usually italicised", but I've followed other examples like this one. Could you please explain me the difference or redirect me where I can read and learn the rule to be used in such cases? Thanks a lot. --Mauro Lanari (talk) 23:17, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mauro. Scholars of Roman law usually do not italicise the titles of Justinian's works: e.g. HF Jolowicz and Barry Nicholas, Historical Introduction to Roman Law (3rd edn 1972); JAC Thomas, Textbook of Roman Law (1976). However, 'Digest' is italicised in Alan Watson's preface to his translation of it (paperback edn). It appears to me that a reason why it is usually not italicised would be that it is usually written along with its Latin name 'Digesta' and other expressions in Latin, which are almost always italicised. To italicise both could confuse the eye. I'd follow that for this article. Whichever way we go, of course we should be consistent throughout the article and in other articles on Justinian's works - and the same for articles on similar works such as the Theodosian Code. The situation of frequently citing in both English and Latin might not arise so often for a literary work, such as that of Pliny. --Wikiain (talk) 00:19, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
I apologize, professor, I was forgetting to thank you for the beautiful and personalized lesson. --Mauro Lanari (talk) 20:40, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
My pleasure, Mauro --Wikiain (talk) 01:45, 15 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi wikiain, thanks for pointing that out. I was trying to make the lead section consistent with later usage in the article where the term was used with no explanation. Have now removed it throughout. Melcous (talk) 00:32, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

No worries - and thanks for the other changes. --Wikiain (talk) 21:30, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Manual of style- Indigenous Austalians[edit]

Thansk for pointing out the discussion over at the manual of style page. I was inclined to make some corrections on that, where i see the uncapitalised "indigenous"- so glad i dodged that one! (Just a little shocked that there was any discussion to be had- seems pretty common to capitalise wherever i see it).WotherspoonSmith (talk) 13:33, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Me too! I've asked barnstarred User_talk:Shiftchange if has any ideas about putting this back on track. Thanks. Wikiain (talk) 17:33, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Macquarie University logo 2014.png[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Macquarie University logo 2014.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 18:32, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Stefan2, but it swiftly ceased to be an orphan. I uploaded it in order to put it into the article Macquarie University, where it appears at the bottom of the infobox and is mentioned in section 1.1. "Arms". Wikiain (talk) 06:33, 22 June 2014 (UTC)