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In any case, I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your comments on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your IP address (or username if you're logged in) and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on this page. Again, welcome! bodnotbod (talk) 20:54, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

coo eh[edit]

cheers for that... funny thing is, i've been editing for quite a while, as you may see from this ip's history, but well before i had this one - seems my ISP changed my IP sometime this year for some reason, though I'd previously kept the same one for at least a year (and have been on the same fibre optic broadband line since about 2001).

checked out your own profile in return, quite cool... look like an honest user for once, i've seen a lot of nobs and thats why i havent ever bothered getting my own account yet, for fear of joining them.

incidentially, if you ever see this .... though my brain's not up to it right now, fancy adding something to Paul Merton's article under "Stage" about his edinburgh collective improvisation show "Impro Chums"? Paul heading it up with a changing cast of similarly quick witted comedians from across the rest of the fringe. It seems to have been running for a few years, saw it last year, and its just about as great as you'd expect. Taking suggestions from the audience then firing off on insane tangents and etc. Like "Whose Line..." on crack. :)

cheers, have yourself a time "MP"

Alfa Spyder[edit]

I was actually guessing, I didn't see the badge. He said it had 126 hp and I thought it would be ridiculous if the 2.0L made less power in the series 3 than in the series 2 (132 hp)... but apparently it does! Chaparral2J (talk) 00:42, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Top Gear[edit]

In the future, if you are going to write episode summaries for Top Gear -- or anything else, really -- please do not make things up. Seriously. I have to sit here and review every little detail you wrote into the article because I found one piece of information that is patently incorrect: At no point in the episode did anyone say that Clarkson went to the hospital, but you somehow pulled this out of thin air and added it to the article. Wikipedia isn't the place to write your theories about what happened. Thanks for your future co-operation in this. Warren -talk- 23:40, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough, I was re-editing that anyway. I think it's a little strong to describe what I wrote in that manner ("making up patently untrue things" etc) - I'm trying to describe what was seen without going into really really huge detail (rather than the merely huge detail I've already run into). He was taken away in an ambulance and it's reasonable to assume he may have gone to hospital, but I will rewrite that section. It's only a little thing.

External links[edit]

Please don't add external links to the text. Per consensus (see Wikipedia:External links), links are limited to the "External links" section at the end of the articles. — Yerpo Eh? 13:17, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

OK then - I didn't realise that was policy. My apologies. Would it be alright to either add the images to the wiki repository, or have the links as reference footnotes? BTW you could've put something to that effect in the "edit reason" box when deleting them and I would have picked up on it earlier... (talk) 06:47, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Using "Show preview" button might help.[edit]

Thank you for your help with the Messerschmitt KR200 and FMR Tg500 articles.

I notice you have made a large number of edits to the Messerschmitt KR200 article using trial and error to get the templates to work properly. Might I suggest that, instead of saving the article after each edit, you use the "Show preview" button to show what the page will look like with your edits? This will show whether what you intended to do will actually be done without creating a new edition of the article which would be flawed if what you did was not what you intended to do. Then just keep editing and previewing until the preview looks right and then save the new edition of the article.

Each time you save the article, a new edition of the article is created. This new edition is not deleted or overwritten when the article is edited again, but lives on in the article history. It is therefore good policy not to save an edition of an article until you are certain that the edits you have made are correct and worthwhile.

Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 23:15, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry ... I keep forgetting that exists :) I didn't realise it might be filling up the server either. Will it show the full thing with the convert tool etc? Will give it a go anyway. It's all rather haphazard I know. (I guess it's because I want to tweak & commit quickly and wasn't expecting it to not work first time) (talk) 20:30, 13 June 2011 (UTC)