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Some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Willy turner may not be sufficiently well-known to merit articles of their own. The Wikipedia community welcomes newcomers, and encourages them to become Wikipedians. On Wikipedia, each user is entitled to a user page in which they can describe themselves, and this article's content may be incorporated into that page. However, to merit inclusion in the encyclopedia proper, a subject must be notable. We encourage you to write or improve articles on notable subjects. --W.marsh 23:14, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I just moved it to your user page, at User:Willy turner. Biographies in the main article space need to comply with the WP:BIO guideline, while on your user page you can basically write about yourself however you want. So there's no problem with what you wrote, you just put it in slightly the wrong place, so I fixed it. --W.marsh 23:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
It's somewhat of a complicated issue, but most people feel that Wikipedia is only for writing about topics that have been covered somewhere else, e.g. in newspaper articles, books, etc. Otherwise there's really no way for us to realistically check whether what you're writing about is true. See WP:BIO, that defines what biographical articles are about on Wikipedia. The idea that you can write about absolutely anything is not really correct, sorry. --W.marsh 23:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

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Regional Power[edit]

We need your opinion respect the inclusion of Argentina one more time, since the fanatic is back.

kardrak 4:45 UTC 11 december 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kardrak (talkcontribs) 04:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Gape shot[edit]

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Population of Isiro, DRC[edit]

Willy, I saw that you added the information that Isiro (in Democratic Republic of Congo) has a population of 81,000. Could you add a reference to the article showing where you got this information? Or tell me and I'll add it. Thanks. Dblomgren 05:56, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Adygea[edit]

Hi! I had to revert your edit to Adygea (formatting the population number in the infobox) because this number is used further down to calculate population density. Formatted numbers cause the density calculation to error out.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 02:42, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Südweststadion[edit]

Hi Willy turner. First: Sorry for my bad English! Now my quastion: Why you remoted Südweststadion from this list? There is definite a capacity of 41,383. Look just on the homepage of the city Ludwigshafen. "Fassungsvermögen" means "capacity". In the stadium plays FSV Oggersheim (German Oberliga) ([1]). It wasn't just a joke, but a usefull addition. --Kuemmjen 22:09, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I can understand, that Olympiastadion München is remoted, because it's still unused. --Kuemmjen 22:12, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I added Südweststadion again. There is definite a capacity of 41,383. I asked the Club, too. --Kuemmjen 10:41, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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Helicopters template[edit]

Good work. I made a comment in the template talk about the inclusion of the AH-1, which I think is debatable. Can you also fix the capitalisation? I amended the template, and it might be easier to transclude the template than to copy-and-paste it into the articles. --Guinnog 06:34, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

{{Modern Attack Helicopters}} should do it. --Guinnog 06:45, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

I have fixed the noinclude (I'm not 100% sure why you were using it in the template to begin with) in the template. And have included the template in the helicopter articles. You might want to do the same thing for the SSBN template you are now working on. Megapixie 07:47, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

CVN and Typhoon infoboxes[edit]

Good job adding the "currently in use" information to the various CVN and Typhoon articles. But that probably needs to be in a template, and not on each individual article like here and here. This way, any maintenance only has to be done in one spot, instead of many articles. Also, stop in over on Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history, there are probably editors there who can help with any template questions you have. Thanks for improving Wikipedia! — MrDolomite • Talk 11:06, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

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Userbox[edit]

Thanks for your new userbox! I like it, and supports it. --Beyond silence 15:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)


Alistair McConnachie[edit]

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Hi, I added it because he meets none of the other notability guidlines for inclusion in wikipedia. The other small party leaders that are included (and there are only two or three of them) are notable as a result of being elected to the Scottish Parliament or have gained notability from some other activity. If you feel that there is some notable reason to keep Mr McConnachie's article please detail them on my talk page. Ta.GiollaUidir 23:53, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

hi. please explain why you added notability tag to Alistair McConnachie article. There are articles on the leaders of other very small scottish political parties. Please explain why he is significantly less notable than them. thanks.

Other than nominating himself for election he has done nothing of note. Robin Harper, Tommy Sheridan and Colin Fox are leaders of small parties that have been very much in the public eye over the past 4-8years. Plus, the onus is not to show his relative notability to other politicians-the onus is to prove that he has done enough of note to deserve his own article.GiollaUidir 00:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Regional power[edit]

Thanks for your note on my talk page. I put your note and my answer in article's talk page. I think its good to have discussion there so other intrested wikipedians can join too. cheersFarmanesh 03:06, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

In reply to comment on my talk page: Oops, sorry, missed that earlier. The only thing I can recommend would be to have the page semi-protected at WP:RPP. If someone's really dedicated to editing an article even when they've been told they're doing it wrong several times, the only ways to stop them are a civil discussion, protection, or a block. Since the discussion isn't working so well, that leaves us with the last two. Hersfold (talk/work) 21:59, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Hello Willy. I just want to point out that the template "border" was created to improve the looking of certain images of white background, to help these images to be noticable different from the page background. This is the case of the Flag of Japan. Look the difference:

Without the border, the flags seems to be just a red circle, not the actual flag of Japan. That's why I added back the border template in the article regional power. Thank you. AlexCovarrubias Flag of Mexico.png ( Talk? ) 07:41, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Hello Willy. I wasn't aware about the position problem, and it is because it doesn't affect Internet Explorer. I opened the article with Firefox and then, I was able to see what you mentioned. I'm not sure how we can fix it, but I think there's some bordered versions of the Flag of Japan. Thanks! AlexCovarrubias Flag of Mexico.png ( Talk? ) 00:21, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Hi again Willy. Your changes in the Brazil section were reverted by Limongi. I tried to help by reverting to your version, but he reverted again. See what I mean? They are only using boosterism practices to "talk up" Brazil. AlexCovarrubias ( Talk? ) 17:10, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Mind explaining to me how direct democracy and a technocratic world government can co-exist? --BlarghHgralb 05:42, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

RE: Regional power good article nomination[edit]

Use the {{cite web}} method, or {{cite news}} for news articles. If you dont know when the reference was added, putting down todays date is fine. - • The Giant Puffin • 12:23, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

You dont repeat all the code. Say you named one "essex" so it says <ref name="essex">{{cite..., the next time you use that reference you just put <ref name="essex"/> - • The Giant Puffin • 13:35, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

The Editor's Barnstar[edit]

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For your efforts of improving the Superpower article.

User:Daniel Chiswick 4 June, 2007.

Your American military uniform question.[edit]

You asked about U.S. Marines and soldiers wearing the American flag patch on their sleeve. U.S. Marines do not wear this patch; the only sewn-on adornments on any uniforms are name and service tapes, velcro patches for IR tags, and enlisted rank insignia on service and dress uniforms. The Army wears the flag with the stars and stripes on the upper right of the flag because the stars always are at the side of the flag touching the flagpole and, as soldiers are walking forward, it gives the flag the appearance of moving forward with them as though it were on a flagpole. Why they don't just put it on the left is beyond me, but the flag on the right shoulder is the way they've done it for longer than I've been around and is probably the way it will continue to be done for quite some time. If this did not adequately answer your question or you have any others, feel free to message me back on my talk page and I will be more than happy to answer your question or direct you to an article on Wikipedia that can. ZachPG 22:49, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Bearnstar[edit]

Bearbarnstar.jpg Bearnstar for comic asides

I wanted to award you a barnstar for making me laugh, but unfortunately it was eaten by a bear. Rockpocket 18:55, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Your userboxes[edit]

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anti-censorship userbox[edit]

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Civility[edit]

Your latest comments at Talk:Regional power regarding Argentina and Argentine users were uncalled for and rather uncivil. Your latest edit summary was also insulting. Please do not do that anymore. —Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 12:00, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Mearns Castle High School[edit]

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Your addition to Alligator[edit]

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Jaza'ir Farasan[edit]

Thanx for starting the article Jaza'ir Farasan, its already written , see :(Farasan Islands). thank you anyways Ammar (Talk - Don't Talk) 12:12, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: List of stadiums by capacity[edit]

Hi, You recently removed Strahov Stadium from the List of Stadia, due to its apparent disuse. After viewing the main page for this stadium, it is not clear that the stadium is no longer in use. You obviously know more about the stadium than myself, so it would be useful if you could rework the page accordingly. Cheers. Toon05 18:52, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

P.S. Come on Newcastle!


Chechen War is a part of War on Terror![edit]

George W. Bush said so, when he called Russia "America's partner" in the War on Terror! And are you implying Basaev's henchmen are not terrorists? Because the families of those they murdered in Beslan, Nord-Ost, the apartment bombings, and their other terrorist crimes might disagree with you on that! Just don't edit the War on Terrorism article anymore! You obviously don't know much about the subject! --24.87.7.43 00:13, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Please use edit summaries[edit]

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I second that emotion. You've been adding lots of articles to WikiProject Politics, which is great...but it would be much better if you did so with an edit summary, even a simple one like "+WPP" -Pete (talk) 23:57, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

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Italy/Regional Power link[edit]

http://www.carabinieri.it/Internet/Editoria/Rassegna+Arma/2001/3/Studi/02_De_Marchi.htm

Besides this link, I think Italy should be included as a Regional Power, based on the definition itself and by comparing it with other lesser powers that are considered Regional. Italy is part of the Contact Group for Kososvo, along France, USA, UK, Russia and Germany. It has regional influence in the balkans, note that Greece or Turkey are not on this group and are close to Kosovo too. If it wasn't a reginal power, Italy wouldn't be included.
Italy is also founder member of Central Europe Initiative and leader of that group. It has considerable influence in countries like Poland, which is closer to Germany, even in germanic Austria, Italy has great influence. Slovenian Air defence is done by Italy, Russia's third biggest partner is Italy, and so on.... It isn't a Regional Power?

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Alistair McConnachie[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/United Nations Parliamentary Assembly[edit]

Hello, I have created an article about the UN Parliamentary Assembly, a proposed world body that would be similar to Europarl. Please review and vote on the WP:FAC nomination. Thanks, Sarsaparilla (talk) 01:18, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Direct democracy userbox[edit]

I haven't edited it, because it's in your own userspace and I could be wrong, but I assume that the Direct democracy userbox links to the wrong article. Direct Democracy is a group within the Conservative Party, whereas direct democracy is the concept of policy-specific mandates granted by means of referenda, etc. Bastin 14:41, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Julius Gius[edit]

I just went a removed a ton of cruft from the article then wikified and cleaned what was left. I'm pretty sure it passes WP:N now, assuming that the references are reliable. Just thought you might wanna' take a look at it now. --lifebaka (Talk - Contribs) 00:29, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

The Entertainers (NUFC) is up for Afd MickMacNee (talk) 05:01, 31 January 2008 (UTC) MickMacNee (talk) 05:14, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Saving your ITN faith[edit]

My pleasure. ;) --Stephen 02:15, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

100,000 seat sporting venues[edit]

I remember you started a bunch of articles on the capacities of all the stadiums. I've started a similar list, but have expanded it to all sporting venues, including motor racing and horse racing. The list is currently in my sandbox here. Can you take a look at it to see if I am missing any stadiums or anything else? Thanks. Patken4 (talk) 21:19, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

POV-pushers reported for checkuser[edit]

Hi there, I have noticed that a lot of our POV-pushing friends are almost identical to one another, so I have reported them for checkuser here. Let me know if you know any more users that could be added to that request.--Sir Anon (talk) 11:47, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Well that didn't prove anything, but now there is another issue of User:Top Gun being back and he does not seem to understand WP:V, from my previous interaction with him I have little hope of a fruitful discussion. So if he still persists and we're getting nowhere I plan to file a case with WP:MEDCAB, as I have not carefully looked through the rest of this poor excuse of an article it would be great if you could participate.--Sir Anon (talk) 10:48, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

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WikiProject Power in International Relations[edit]

WikiProject[edit]

Hello, as a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Power in international relations we'd like your help in improving the supporting sections of the Potential superpowers article. Best wishes! --Hobie Hunter (talk) 01:37, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey, as a member of WikiProject Power in international relations, I'd like to invite you to come back and work on the project. There's still a lot of work to be done and we'd all appreciate your contributions. Please come back. --Hobie (talk) 02:38, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Middle Power CIAOnet[edit]

Hello Willy Turner, I have recently been working on cleaning up references at the Middle Power article. Two of them point to articles only available via cianonet.org 12. And it seems like you were the one that added them during May 2007 12. Could you by any chance provide authors, titles and dates of publication for these two articles? =Species8473= (talk) 09:40, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Your edits to talk pages[edit]

Your edits such as [2] are lighting up a good few watch pages . Please leave an edit summary Gnevin (talk) 20:27, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


Invitation[edit]


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Your input is requested[edit]

Willy, another user suggested at Talk:List of American football stadiums by capacity that we add a column for the record attendance for each stadium. Since you have done a lot of work on these lists, I figure you're the perfect person to give your input. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 12:08, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Should indoor velodromes be counted as indoor arenas?[edit]

It all depends on the size of the velodrome. Usually, indoor arenas are built for basketball and ice hockey and are much smaller than stadiums. If the velodrome is smaller than a regulation football pitch, I would say yes. However if it isn't, it gets more difficult. It's not really a stadium. I suppose we could call it an indoor arena, but larger domed stadiums could be said to be indoor arenas. Patken4 (talk) 22:13, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

I guess it could. It's border line, but some of the photos I've seen make it look like it's smaller than a football pitch. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 22:47, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK for John Thompson Productions[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Walvis Ridge[edit]

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CPB userbox[edit]

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Would it be a good idea to include the hammer and dove in this ? In which case, should the colour scheme be changed? Replace the H & S with the H & D or have the H & D on the right? any thoughts ?
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YNOT News[edit]

Elizabeth Cady Stanton[edit]

I noticed your recent edit: WikiProject Politics|class=A|importance=low. LOW? LOW? Obviously your view of the American 19th century efforts to win civil rights for both women and blacks greatly differs from mine. This is an excellent example of why I oppose all efforts to rank articles. WBardwin (talk) 01:15, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

yikes -- WBardwin, this isn't a reason to oppose ranking articles -- it's a reason to get involved in the process! When I see a ranking, I take it to mean, "If I were to raise an issue with this article at the WikiProject, how quickly would the members rush to address it?" It's not a measure of true "importance," but a measure of "relevance" or "interest" (to the community).
When you see a tragedy like this, find a more relevant wikiproject -- e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Human rights -- to rank it "top" in. (or fix it yourself -- as I just did for you)
Sorry to sound condescending. I just care deeply about the ranking endeavour so I get preachy at times.
Willy turner, thanks for letting me squat on your talk page. Agradman talk/contribs 17:47, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
I have been uneasy about Wikipedia ranking since I first noticed the effort some years back. My time as an organization auditor taught me that some tasks may simply be "wasted" effort. Rankings are soooooo entirely subjective, are based solely on the opinion of the group (always very small compared to Wiki editor totals) of interested reviewers, and have no underlying reliability as a measurement. (Reminds me of some academic conferences!) Comparing rankings between various Wiki projects is also impossible. I think the featured article system, both as it presently exists and with improvements/refinements, could be a better way of selecting article importance and identifying good encyclopedia work. Sorry, Willy turner, to hi-jack your talk page for a philosophical argument. Best wishes to you both. WBardwin (talk) 05:05, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Roe v. Wade[edit]

I'm glad to see you've updated the "importance" tags at Roe v. Wade. Would you mind if I promoted its importance for WP:LAW to "top"? ... because Roe v. Wade is one of the most "famous"/"infamous" cases around, and every American knows its name, even if s/he can't name any other case. As a member of WP:LAW I think of it as the "ambassador" of our project to the non-legal world.

Thanks. Agradman talk/contribs 17:40, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes, good point. On further reflection I see it's also ranked by WP:SCOTUS (U.S. Supreme Court cases) as "high", and that's probably a better solution. I'll keep it as-is. Agradman talk/contribs 17:53, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Reborn doll and sociology[edit]

Reborn doll is related to family (parenting) and leisure, and all of those are of interest to sociology. Granted, it is a fringe subject of low importance, but if it wasn't related, I wouldn't have allowed my students to edit this article for our sociology course :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:28, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Page-moves[edit]

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I see three of them actually...I'll fix:
Let me know if you need further assistance. DMacks (talk) 04:59, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Wage slavery[edit]

I see that you just rated Wage slavery. I was wondering if I could entice you to comment on the Talk:Wage slavery#Potentially contentious sentence removal -- 1869 NYT quote, just because you're an uninvolved party. (No problem if you can't.)

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I am both agog and aghast at your decision!  :-)[edit]

But seriously, may I trouble you to elucidate your reasoning for this? You, sir, have demoted it.
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adding wikiproject templates[edit]

If you're going to be adding dozens of wikiproject templates, could you please mark the edits as minor? As it stands you're clogging up my (and other people's I imagine) watchlist with edits that are completely uninteresting to almost everybody. john k (talk) 14:31, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

No, seriously, is it really that hard to mark such edits as minor? john k (talk) 18:54, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Reassessments[edit]

Hello, Willy turner. I noticed that some days ago, you had reassessed several politics-related articles falling within WP:SWEDEN, by knocking them down 1-3 steps on the assessment scale. While some of the B-class articles were not quite up to my understanding of B-class, I think you assessed the articles 1-2 steps too low, and I base that on experience from assessments in several projects. Please refer to this scale and notice that even C-class articles can have significant deficiencies. For example, assessing articles as "stub-class" is really saying that it has almost no content at all, and definitely none of any value. I'm not going to take the line "don't reassess articles if you're not a member of a project" (because in most cases articles can be assessed/reassessed for quality for a all projects at once), but I would ask you not to apply the quality scale in a very different way from how project members do. I wouldn't have bothered with this comment if it was just one or two borderline cases (start/C or C/B), but you seem to be systematically too low. Please notice that due to bot assessment, there are a lot of stub-classed-marked articles out there which are above the definition of stub-class, and a lot of start-class articles that have never been reconsidered for C-class since the introduction of that level. But I would also like to say that it general, it is very commendable of you to add project tags and to assess articles - there is a lot of this work that still (or always) needs to be done! Regards, Tomas e (talk) 12:03, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Ann Dunham[edit]

Call me crazy, but what does Ann Dunham have to do with the politics WikiProject? Did you read the article? Viriditas (talk) 22:00, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Rights of Englishmen[edit]

I am very surprised at your importance rating edit for this article. The depth and breadth of importance of this topic (if not the current state of the article) make it at least as significant as many of those listed at . It is the foundation of the modern British system, a major factor in the cause of the American Revolution, and has therefore had worldwide influences that are still felt today. I plan on reverting, but would like to hear your rationale, first. Shoreranger (talk) 13:45, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for your recent changes![edit]

Thanks for your recent edits!! - You helped the world today in some way... maybe a little bit, but wrong is doing nothing at all. 189.217.171.135 (talk) 01:50, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

WP:PORNO[edit]

Do wish to be in the WP:PORN Project? You have made a related edit in you're Contribs for the last 500 edits. May I remove you? -Stillwaterising (talk) 06:37, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I added a footnote after your name explaining you intentions. You can edit it if you wish. -Stillwaterising (talk) 14:17, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject banners[edit]

I'll stop doing it and sorry, didn't think it would do any harm. But you can't block me because you see it as "vandalism", which it wasn't! --TIAYN (talk) 14:08, 24 November 2009 (UTC)


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nested parameter[edit]

Hi, concerning this edit of yours I would like to inform you that nested parameter is not used anymore. Now banners are automatically nested when inside the shell. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 23:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

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Gregory Dark-Spears[edit]

Next time when you provide information for a director's work on a video, try researching the said project they did, instead of providing inaccurate information. If you bothered to even check the article for the video, you would see he directed the Spears video in November 1999(aired in 12/1999), NOT 2000. It greatly helps when editors cover all their bases in submissions instead of carelessly adding incorrect things without checking their validity first.Carmaker1 (talk) 21:21, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

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Hey Now[edit]

Edits like these are not anyway for an established editor to behave around here. Jmlk17 17:11, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

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List of stadiums by capacity[edit]

I don't think I'm getting my point across correctly on the List of stadiums by capacity talk page. I'm not purposely trying to provoke you or be a muppet or a dick or anything else. I'm trying to set precedence for editors who are going to update their favorite stadium's new attendance record whenever it is set, that this has already been discussed and a conclusion by consensus reached. I agree with what you've done/said, but some users are going to do what they want, no matter what it does to the project. People are going to ignore any statement saying record attendance should not be included. Every weekend, we're going to have to revert their changes, to the point of frustration. I know, because all last fall I spent reverting user's changes whenever a stadium set a new record. A particularly determined user may even try to point out that record attendance is the same thing as the maximum number of people a stadium can hold. I just don't want to repeat last fall and all the changes I had to make. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 00:15, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Good luck on the degree! There are currently 66 people that have the page on their watchlist, so hopefully more people will be willing to help. Some people who make the change won't come back after it's been reverted, some will. I guess it's just something that will have to be dealt with as long as anonymous users can make changes. There is List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums that does have a column for record attendances, so I think that can suffice.

As for your question of how a stadium can hold more people than is safe is simply down to Standing-room only, a mostly American/Canadian concept. Behind the last row of most sections, stadiums will have room for one or two rows of people who are willing to stand to watch the game. I have watched several games from this vantage point in my life. I have been to Michigan Stadium, in fact. It's been several years, but I think I remember a row of people behind the last row of the main section. This is different than standing sections, like in Germany, where seats are taken out and spectators allowed to stand the whole time, despite what the SRO article says. SRO is really a row or two behind the last row of seats. I've been to a couple stadiums in England, but never saw anything like a standing row at the stadium, even though the concept might work. Most SRO places only add about 1,000-2,000 people to the attendance. Cowboys Stadium is an extreme example, and can probably better be described as a glorified bar area inside the stadium (it's in fact called a party deck by the Cowboys). Of the 30,000 tickets available, only a couple thousand of that figure could actually see the game. The rest would have to watch tv monitors to know what's going on. When the capacity of a stadium is quoted for American/Canadian stadiums, they really mean the seating capacity, or how many seats are in the stadium. I don't think I've seen a SRO capacity quoted for a venue. This explains why you can have more people in the stadium than there are seats.

I actually go to Skyscrapers.com to see if there any new stadiums where construction has started. I then usually use a Google search to find more information, but it has been pretty good in the past. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 01:59, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

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See my note below. TNXMan 22:51, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

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{{adminhelp}} Regarding being blocked. Willy turner (talk) 22:02, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I have left a note on Avraham's talk page, as he is the one that placed the block. Unfortunately, an admin cannot lift a checkuserblock - it must be undone by a checkuser. I'm going to decline your first request for now, since the second one is the relevant one. TNXMan 22:51, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
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Hey, Willy. I noticed you set up a few questions on Talk:List of European stadiums by capacity. I have answered some of them so I'd like to ask have you seen them? The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 19:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

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