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New User Name[edit]

This is my new ID / User name for Wikipedia. Keith o (talk) 03:13, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Edit warring warning[edit], you are becoming disruptive. If your edit was reverted, WITH a reason given, you do not just paste it back in - you go to the talk page and make your case. See WP:BRD. I've stated what the issue is - we don't want "how to" wording, and we don't need an extra section on the very incidental issue of spontaneous combustion if there is an entire section on hazards already in place. All your content is still there, just more suitably formulated and placed. Provide an argument if you want to change it. Further edit-warring will get you reported. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 14:38, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Please do. I imagine they will be impressed with your grandiose proclamation on what Wikipedia is and isn't for. (talk) 15:48, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

I had made it a subsection of hazards last time, which you would know if you had actually read the edit instead of hitting undo. (talk) 15:51, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Mods will indeed enable MOS-consistent outcomes and come down hard on edit-warring, yes. Pleased to see you have become a little more cooperative though; still not worth a subsection in my opinion, but eh. Current version should do nicely. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 15:55, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
It's been months and I should just erase this section, but I still can't understand how the ability to suddenly erupt into flames can be regarded as incidental. In a petrol product yah, but pistachios? Besides, I still don't understand that "MODS" sentence. Predicate, point of view, or even intended audience. (talk) 14:42, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

TAM final reports[edit]

Hi! I found these archives:

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:21, 15 September 2017 (UTC) Awesome. It's like reading a newspaper story that says continued on last page. The page you don't have. Thank you. (talk) 02:38, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


You don't have to put signature tildes in edit summaries. The page history already displays your account. ☆ Bri (talk) 04:48, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. (talk) 06:32, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

October 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Darylgolden. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —the one you made with this edit to Albert Leo Schlageter— because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 01:21, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

(Following copied from ALS's talk page)
He was a German officer, if you check the table of contents for Second lieutenant it does not even mention Germany. (talk) 01:25, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Apologies, didn't know leutnant was a valid word. Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 01:27, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for messaging me. That was cool. I wish it was policy. (talk) 01:37, 18 October 2017 (UTC) I don't know how to ping.


This is why I like editing Wikipedia. That was after I wrote about the movie The Quiet Earth on Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. I wonder if these "editors" who spend their whole time patrolling and reverting see the same effect? Instead why not (like me IMHO) try to save as much of the original edit as possible, while making Wikipedia better. (talk) 16:40, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

November 2017[edit]

Please do not add or significantly change content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did with this edit to Halifax Explosion. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Jim1138 (talk) 07:19, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Files for Upload[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hello, and thank you for your request at Files for upload! The file has been uploaded. Regards, GMGtalk 12:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Cool. Thank you. (talk) 12:55, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

FYI, in case you can't easily find the link, the file is here: File:Major General Billy Mitchell National Museum of the US Air Force display.jpg GMGtalk 13:02, 2 November 2017 (UTC

Thanks. Eating breakfast, if you were wondering why I haven't done it yet. Good morning. (talk) 13:16, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

(Taken from File talk:Major General Billy Mitchell National Museum of the US Air Force display.jpg) (talk) 02:33, 5 November 2017 (UTC) (Picked a long enough name didn't I)
Thanks for getting the picture. However there are 3 more images there. I was hoping to get the fourth one. The caption says (4 of 4) and shows the medals (alot!) that General Mitchell accrued in his career. Here is the site again. Thanks again for your time. (talk) 23:18, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done - File:Major General Billy Mitchell National Museum of the US Air Force display 2 (cropped).jpg. GMGtalk 09:52, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. (talk) 14:09, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Edits at Abyssal zone[edit]

Hi IP! I apologize for reverting the change you made to the {{convert}} in this edit. I took the "Ooops." in your edit summary as admission of a test edit which you did not intent to make, and reverted your edits because the prose was changed (here) to what I believe is less appropriate. I'm glad you've restored atm to the conversion, but I do find myself wondering if laypeople would truly understand atmospheres more than psi! – Rhinopias (talk) 02:02, 12 November 2017 (UTC)


Please cut the snark [1]. Gilliam self-reverted immediately. Acroterion (talk) 01:18, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

As of the last update at Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by article count, I have created 12,898 articles in the Mainspace. Please WP:AGF.– Gilliam (talk) 02:44, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

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The NGDPPC inflation templates are going away, do not use them.[edit]

They have been replaced with -GDP for US and UK, and -CAP in general (which is an alias for -GDP or any other available good capital inflation measure per country). SilverbackNet talk 21:56, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Please don't edit my comments again...[edit]

Please don't edit my comments again at Template talk:Inflation. For example, changing my comment from:

"I suspect for hurricanes, though, what you're trying to get at in your comparison is "how much of the economy did the hurricane destroy?" (e.g. if Hurricane X destroyed 10% of the state's economy in 1950, how much would that be equivalent to in 2016?), in which case NGDPPC wouldn't be ideal - I think you'd be best going for a straight forward share of GDP measure. Hchc2009 (talk) 06:31, 22 August 2016 (UTC)"
"I suspect for hurricanes, though, what you're trying to get at in your comparison is "how much of the economy did the hurricane destroy?" (e.g. if Hurricane X destroyed 10% of the state's economy in 1950, how much would that be equivalent to in 2016?), in which case GDP wouldn't be ideal - I think you'd be best going for a straight forward share of GDP measure. Hchc2009 (talk) 06:31, 22 August 2016 (UTC)"

clearly changes the meaning. If you do so again, I will seek administrator assistance. Hchc2009 (talk) 20:12, 30 January 2018 (UTC), I'd like to offer a general explanation here: you're not supposed to edit other people's comments on talk pages, even to fix things like use of obsolete templates. The discussions you're changing took place at a time when the templates were still in use, so we leave them unmodified as a reflection of what the state of things was at that time. Even if they were current conversations, you don't change other people's comments: you add your own comments in response instead.

Separately, I'd like to recommend using the "undo" button (and reverting in general) much, much less. Rather than challenging others to "go to talk", the first time someone reverts you is when you need to go to talk, to ask why you've been reverted. There might be a sensible explanation that can't fit in the edit summary box, or perhaps they don't know what your explanation is – so start the conversation by offering your explanation on the talk page.--Father Goose (talk) 06:20, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

My use of UNDO[edit]

First, other than to get rid of vandalism, I have never used UNDO or revert to delete another editors contribution. Second, the reason I use undo so much, the only reason I use it at all, is to UNDO edits that entirely erase my contribution without an explanation, or someone who has a problem with a small part of an edit, and erasing the whole thing. Rather than simply fix the part of my edit where I had made a mistake, or point out to me where i had erred, say with "the part of your edit that involves my comments was susposed to be that way" I would have apologized and fixed it. Instead he reverted it all without any explanation, then when he did deign to explain, it was long winded, condescending and came with a threat. Or check out number 5 at the top of this page, rather than simply testing out the link to leutnant or even just reverting the 2 times I used that word, she reverted everything came here and accused me of not being constructive. Or every single effin time I, or any other non-admin, has edited Red Dragon (2002 film), it is entirely deleted by User:TheOldJacobite. A guy who apparently figures the best way to get the Wikipedia record number of edits is to patrol pages and automatically and indescriminately, without even an apparent look to see if it's a good edit or not, reverting every single word. So I figured I would fix the inflation template errors, it would help out Wikipedia, it would introduce me to subjects that I would never look up, and it would keep the reverters at bay. You can see how that ended. Keith 03:11, 22 April 2018 (UTC)