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Thanks[edit]

Thanks, 203.97.255.42. A nice tidy up on NZR 56-foot carriage. It needs references, I don't know if you can help there at all. By the way, have you considered opening a Wikipedia username?Nankai (talk) 05:45, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

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Linking of dates[edit]

Hi again. From looking at your edits - which I admire on the whole (for what that's worth!) - I just thought you might be unaware of the following section of the Manual of Style.
If you read this, you may decide to ease back on the linking of dates. Best wishes, Trafford09 (talk) 11:16, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Gmail[edit]

You made a number of changes which are inconsistent with the MOS. As you have been told before we do not link dates an years unless they are important to the article, see this. Darrenhusted (talk) 11:36, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

May 2009[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue to use disruptive or hard to read formatting, as you did in International System of Units, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Specifically datelinking and changes to text not in keeping with the MOS. Darrenhusted (talk) 13:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

If this is a shared IP address, and you didn't make the edit, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices.

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please don't forget to provide an edit summary, as you forgot on your recent edit to Harold Godwinson. Thank you. EITHER: provide an Edit Summary, OR mark your edits as "Minor change". Trafford09 (talk) 14:16, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

DON'T LINK DATES![edit]

Here's the paragraph from MOS, that you've failed apparently to read or follow: Dates should not be linked purely for the purpose of autoformatting (even though in the past this was considered desirable). Temporary injunction regarding linking/delinking: Note that until the Date delinking arbitration case is decided or until otherwise directed by the Arbitration Committee, all editors are instructed not to engage in any program of mass linking or delinking of dates in existing articles, including but not limited to through the use of bots, scripts, tools, or otherwise. (Injunction in place since 11:52 am, 13 January 2009, Tuesday (4 months, 9 days ago) (UTC+0))

We also notice that you registered this user on 31-JAN-09 ... interesting.

NEXT STEPS[edit]

EITHER, you desist linking dates or discuss it with somebody, OR ELSE I or another editor will add you to the list of such misguided editors. The list is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Date_delinking#Log_of_blocks.2C_bans.2C_and_restrictions. Thereupon, you may be swiftly blocked. Don't say you weren't warned! Trafford09 (talk) 14:24, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents[edit]

Hello, 203.97.255.42. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Trafford09 (talk) 03:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

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Date linking[edit]

There is a discussion about your edits here. I would urge you to participate, as well as listen to advice given to you by your colleagues. Law type! snype? 03:51, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Good edits to Amyr Klink[edit]

Nicely done! (But date linking still an issue in this article.) Piano non troppo (talk) 07:09, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

August 2009[edit]

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Note[edit]

We don't link dates anymore; see WP:MOSNUM. Dabomb87 (talk) 23:12, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Please read what others are telling you, and stop putting dates into wikilinks.–Signalhead < T > 12:36, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

This is your final warning for your disruptive date linking. Many editors have informed you in the past not to arbitrarily link dates yet you continue to persist in doing so. As a result this is your final warning for your disruptive editing. If you continue to link dates in the manner you are doing so, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Canterbury Tail talk 13:27, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I have blocked you for a period of 24 hours for continued disruptive editing. You continue to link dates, requiring other editors to go back in and remove them, despite constant warnings not to. You are welcome to return after the block, but continued editing in this manner may lead to further blocks. Please don't links dates as per WP:MOS. Canterbury Tail talk 17:50, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Date linking[edit]

I note that you are persisting with linking dates, contrary to Wikipedia guidelines, despite having recently been blocked for doing so. [1] [2] [3]Signalhead < T > 11:08, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Please stop linking dates as per the above listed guidelines that you have been pointed to on many many occassions. If you persist in continuing to link dates in the manner in which you are you will be blocked again for disruptive editing as you are causing other editors a lot of work. Canterbury Tail talk 11:32, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
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You have been temporarily blocked from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make constructive contributions. If you believe this block is unjustified, you may contest the block by adding the text {{unblock|Your reason here}} below, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first.

Canterbury Tail talk 13:46, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Admin noticeboard conversation[edit]

There is a discussion involving yourself happening on the Administrator's noticeboard. Canterbury Tail talk 11:43, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Stop This is your last warning. Please stop linking dates, it's against the MoS guideline, Wikipedia:Linking#Specific_cases, which has overwhelming consensus of other editors as to your edits. If you carry on doing this, you will be blocked from editing for a meaningful length of time. Gwen Gale (talk) 14:13, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

Due to your continued linking of dates, 1, 2, despite many calls for you to stop, I have no choice but to block you for continued disruptive editing. As a result you have been blocked from editing for a period of 2 weeks. If once you return you persist in continuing to link dates then the next block will be for a longer period of time. Canterbury Tail talk 12:59, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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You have been temporarily blocked from editing Wikipedia as a result of your disruptive edits. You are free to make constructive edits after the block has expired, but please note that vandalism (including page blanking or addition of random text), spam, deliberate misinformation, privacy violations, personal attacks; and repeated, blatant violations of our policies concerning neutral point of view and biographies of living persons will not be tolerated.

Circle line (London Underground)[edit]

Congratulations on an excellent series of minor edits. However, you inadvertently deleted an image by changing its filename. I have put it back.

Also, please remember to include an edit summary. This one could have been called something like "copy-edit for style and concision". Or at a pinch, just "ce" would have done. -- Alarics (talk) 08:26, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Minor edits for concision[edit]

I continue to admire your expertise at trimming text without losing any meaning. Please keep it up. However, I still wish you would include an edit summary (see my previous message above). -- Alarics (talk) 12:11, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Central line[edit]

Most of your trimming of this article is good but you might wish to check the speeds available to sub surface stock, particularly on the open section of the Metropolitan line, before simplifying to "the highest speeds on the tube" as the word "tube" is used generically to represent the whole system. Britmax (talk) 11:10, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

June 2012[edit]

I've been reviewing the edits you made at Church of England, many of which are an improvement - thank you. However, some of them do appear to be simply tinkering with different forms of English, which is contrary to Wikipedia policy. It's fine to change something if it is wrong - including grammar and syntax. However, there are different national varieties of the English language and we don't switch between these except in certain clearly defined situations. See WP:ENGVAR. It would be easier to understand your reasoning if you left an edit summary - something which a number of editors have asked you to start doing. Please do!
Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please make sure to include an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. Thanks! Timothy Titus Talk To TT 15:08, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

July 2012[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please make sure to include an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. Thanks! –Signalhead < T > 09:20, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

December 2012[edit]

Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but a recent edit of yours to the page M1 motorway has no edit summary. Please use edit summaries that accurately tell other editors what you did, and feel free to use the sandbox for any tests you may want to do.  –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard| 11:12, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Links in the boldfaced title[edit]

Hi, regarding edits like this - please note that wikilinking the boldface text in the introduction is discouraged, per MOS:BOLDTITLE "Do not place a link within the bolded title ..." Thanks. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:49, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I see that you have continued to do this.

Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your contributions. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, please note that there is a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Deviating from this style disturbs uniformity among articles and may cause readability or accessibility problems. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:34, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Further to the above, I see that you have persisted in doing that, and I have noticed something else: in edits like this, you have put links into section headings. This also goes against the Manual of Style, specifically MOS:HEADINGS: "Headings should not normally contain links, especially where only part of a heading is linked".

Information icon Please do not use styles that are unusual, inappropriate or difficult to understand in articles. There is a Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. Thank you. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:48, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to use disruptive, inappropriate or hard-to-read formatting, as you did at Drax power station, you may be blocked from editing. There is a Wikipedia Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. The latest case is this edit but there have been others in the month since I sent you the message above. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:31, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

March 2013 — Suggested improvements[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. I noticed your recent edit to Green Line (MBTA) does not have an edit summary. Your editing has been for the most part helpful, but the absence of an edit summary and the further absence of a permanent account continually raise unneeded special scrutiny of your work. With these simple changes, your contributions to the Wikipedia community would be much more appreciated. Cheers! Reify-tech (talk) 17:59, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Coastal fortifications of New Zealand[edit]

Thank you for your edit trimming Coastal fortifications of New Zealand. You did a good job. Please act on the previous comment, and make a fresh start with a proper account. And add a brief edit summary to your edits indicating what you have done, as a courtesy to other editors. For example , when you edited Coastal fortifications of New Zealand, you could have added an edit summary that just read "trim". Regards. --Epipelagic (talk) 08:04, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Blackpool tramway[edit]

Tournesol.png Thank you for your condensing copy edit on Blackpool tramway. It would be appreciated if you put an edit summary to say what you did! re/greg/ex;{mbox|history} 11:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Bank of England[edit]

Edit summary for your edits please! ----Asteuartw (talk) 11:31, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Recent edits to Battle of Agincourt[edit]

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June 2013[edit]

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June 2013[edit]

Stop icon This is your last warning. The next time you make disruptive edits to Wikipedia contrary to the Manual of Style, as you did at Gospel Oak to Barking Line, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:12, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

July 2013[edit]

You are continuing to violate the Manual of Style with edits like this, this, and this. Please stop; or at least explain why you are doing this. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:06, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to use disruptive, inappropriate or hard-to-read formatting, you may be blocked from editing. There is a Wikipedia Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. It is clear that previous warnings are being ignored. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:14, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Stop icon This is your last warning. The next time you make disruptive edits to Wikipedia contrary to the Manual of Style, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:47, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

December 2013[edit]

I reiterate what I have mentioned several times before: wikilinking the boldface text in the introduction is discouraged, per MOS:BOLDTITLE "Links should not be placed in the boldface reiteration of the title in the opening sentence of a lead". In the footnote to that, it states "Linking part of the bolded text is also discouraged because it changes the visual effect of bolding; some readers will miss the visual cue which is the purpose of using bold face in the first place." You are continuing to ignore this request, therefore:

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to use disruptive, inappropriate or hard-to-read formatting, you may be blocked from editing. There is a Wikipedia Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:37, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

Nice work on the John Ballance article. Thanks! Schwede66 02:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

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June 2014[edit]

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Anonymous users from this IP address have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 week for Disruptive editing, persistent wilful violation of the manual of style (the latest such instance being this edit), despite numerous warnings not to do so, and refusing to discuss the matter. If you have a registered Wikipedia username, you may log in and continue to edit. Otherwise, once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}. However, you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Redrose64 (talk) 12:17, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

The edit above presented as an example of 'disruptive editing' undoubtedly improved the readability of the article. This anon editor should just be allowed improve the encyclopedia without imposing silly blocks. FiachraByrne (talk) 14:17, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry you've been blocked ...[edit]

Hello Anon,

Your copy-editing of Bethlem Royal Hospital was golden [4]. Kudos. FiachraByrne (talk) 14:14, 29 September 2014 (UTC)