User:Pdebee

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Welcome to my Wikipedia user page! ツ[edit]

My name is Patrick and my username is just a bit of fun with the sound of my initials. Face-smile.svg
I am retired and living on the West Coast of Wales, with many interests and a tendency to proofread and correct typos. I spend a lot of Wiki-time writing and copy editing, often to improve a network of related pages. I have joined the Kindness Campaign, the Typo Team, the Guild of Copy Editors, the Userboxes Project and the Irish music Project.

My user page keeps me organised, while also enabling me to have fun with userboxes! Face-wink.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick.

There must be ways to find out
Love is the way they say is really strutting out

~ "Sway" (Jagger/Richards), 1970






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ツ Pdebee(talk)
If you'd like, you may leave your signature in my guestbook. Thanks!

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Low to moderate level of vandalism.

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This editor has successfully restored
the missing hyphen to 'hurdy-gurdy'
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1 chocolate bunny
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1 cup of hot chocolate,
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United Kingdom.
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fr Cet utilisateur a pour langue maternelle le français.
60+ This user is a sexagenarian.
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mu-4 This user plays music at a moderately high level. Thought to be a fairly good Musician.
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(Although not all at the same time!Face-wink.svg)
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This user loves the music of
Ravi Shankar.
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Isaac Asimov.
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Theravāda Buddhism.
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Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 7,260,955,699 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
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Dihydrogen monoxide.
K This user uses the Kelvin scale, because 0K is much cooler than
-273.15°C or -459.67°F.
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Contents

WikiProjects of which I am a member[edit]

My subpages[edit]

Useful links for book searches[edit]

Wikipaedium vitae [edit]

Articles I've improved in a small way[edit]

Art[edit]

Biography[edit]

Culture and language[edit]

Engineering & Transport[edit]

Film & television[edit]

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Information Technology[edit]

Literature[edit]

Media[edit]

Music[edit]

Musical instruments[edit]

Musical instrument(s) makers[edit]

Music (recordings)[edit]

Science[edit]

Video games[edit]

Wikipedia[edit]

Disambiguation pages[edit]

Articles I've improved significantly[edit]

Music[edit]

Music (recordings)[edit]

Musical instruments[edit]

Disambiguation pages[edit]

Wikipedia project(s) pages[edit]

Articles I've created (or still drafting)[edit]

Music[edit]

Music (recordings)[edit]

Music (instruments)[edit]

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Userboxes[edit]

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S This user loves Sibelius 7.5.1.
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My current focus on selected Wikipedia articles[edit]

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is regularly updating his user page.


Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on the WP article about Andy Irvine.


Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on the WP article about Planxty.


Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently creating new WP articles for selected recordings.


Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on a draft WP article about Sam Henry's Songs of the People.


Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently busy enough! Face-wink.svg


Wikipedia guidelines[edit]

Tip of the day[edit]

Tip of the day...


Redirect synonymous topic names

Many topics are naturally referred to by different names. For example, baby and infant mean the same thing. But Wikipedia doesn't have a separate article for each synonym (one article defining babies is enough). Therefore, Wikipedia includes a method for linking synonyms so that they lead to the same article. This is done using redirects.

To create a redirect, start a new page for the synonym and in it put only this:

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

...where the target page is the name of the article the synonym should lead to. When a user clicks on a link with the synonym, he or she is automatically sent to the [[Target page]].

Here's another example: Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom also appears under the titles Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth II, and Elizabeth II of England.

Caveat: do not create redirects when you want to rename a page, because then the history of the page resides at the old title. Use the move tab instead, found at the top of every page, which also moves the history.

Read more: Wikipedia:Redirect

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To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}.

Become a Wikipedia tipster

How to get it right[edit]

A list of useful pages to consult when editing:

When things go wrong[edit]

Guidelines on how to deal with disruptions or disagreements:

Appendix[edit]

Appreciation[edit]

All of us here at Wikipedia do what we do because we enjoy it and like to contribute to a greater community without seeking recognition from our peers. However, here is a log of expressions of appreciation I have awarded and received:

Subjects that interest me[edit]

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