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Re Golliwogs. if your still there somewhere, can you have a go at rejigging the sentence that you commented on. Amandajm (talk) 10:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Not right this minute as I should have started doing something else a couple of hours ago! I'll give it some thought tomorrow. (talk) 10:52, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


I've made this edit. :-) hydnjo (talk) 05:03, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

FYI II[edit]

Radioactivity from TV screens: [[1]] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Quest09 (talkcontribs) 18:32, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Queen Rania[edit]

(Question transferred to Humanities Reference Desk under previous related question (talk) 06:03, 20 August 2009 (UTC))

personal RFC on sneeky edit[edit]
I'm curious to know, do you consider this kind of edit sneeky and/or not encyclopedic??
GabrielVelasquez (talk) 15:13, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Since I (1) have had no previous involvement in (or even knowledge of the existence of) the article and discussion in question, and (2) am as yet too unfamiliar with the technical workings of Wikipedia to figure out what's actually been going on here, I do not feel able to form any meaningful opinion. Sorry. (talk) 02:17, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Can you make any comments on this?[edit]

I just copied this from our recent discussions, and it would be appreciated if you could find any errors and be able to provide the grammatical reasons (here bellow or in my talk page). If you want, please delete this post onecs you read. Thank you.

Or, here are few other options:

In 1, the sentence needs a subject that can correspond the second clause, like--In order to be understood a speech, proper articulation and pronunciation are necessary.
In 6, the correlative conjunction lacks parallelism; needs a parallel NP, like--I was told that I could get both a degree in designing and a position to become a teacher.
The 8 have options on split infinitive, like--When we go to the lake on weekends, I have to sleep either in the car or in a broken down bed.
The 10 is vague in terms of its subordination. An options would be--I have often heard the saying that 'experience is the best teacher'. —Mihkaw napéw (talk) 21:02, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry not to be more helpful, but I don't think it would be appropriate to pursue such questions away from the appropriate Reference Desk, and I do not have the time or inclination to become engaged in one-to-one tutorials (for which I am not professionally qualified), or to spend more time on Wikipedia than I do already. (talk)


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To, for helpful work at the RefDesk. Axl ¤ [Talk] 12:18, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Ref Desk user[edit]

There is a banned user (formerly known by the login name Light Current, among many, many pseudonyms) who just can't seem to stay away from the Ref Desk. While his posts are sometimes innocuous, they often are not. He has a regrettably long history of abuse and harrassment of other editors, as well as vandalism of the encyclopedia. When he isn't using a sockpuppet account, you can identify him from his IP address. He edits from Tiscali UK DSL addresses — IP addresses beginning with 79.76. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 04:59, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

You can view TOAT's edit history and easily keep track of which IP the banned user is currently using. The problem is that the current Wikipedia system takes about an hour to block his current IP and it takes him a couple minutes to change it. -- kainaw 01:24, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I'm also aware of the individual's recent comments on this discussion section, and their subsequent removal by one or other of you (with which I acquiesce, they still being visible in History anyway). Those comments' creation, content and tone did not appear to me to strengthen the individual's moral position. (talk) 18:13, 28 February 2010 (UTC)


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Question on List of Peninsulas[edit]

Hi. I am trying to bring the attention of editors to a question on List of Peninsulas talk page. This relates to the "isthmus" issue that seems to have remained unanswered in previous inquiries on the same talk page. By solving the example I set forward maybe we could also reach a consensus on what is the peninsula standard that should be used. If more than one standard exist (for example, traditional or popular use and academic use) we could explain them all(?). Please let me know if you would like to contribute to this question. Thank you!Ilidio Martins (talk) 12:16, 28 May 2010 (UTC)