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195.92.109.20[edit]

Whether he is a vandal or not, editing once every week is not a cause for blocking, and it very well may be a dynamic (changing) IP. —Mets501 (talk) 00:31, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Real estate broker versus Estate agent[edit]

I've posted rationale for NOT merging these articles. Please take a look. Vivaverdi 15:12, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Real estate broker versus Estate agent[edit]

I've posted rationale for NOT merging these articles. Please take a look. Vivaverdi 15:12, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Jill Dando[edit]

I saw the article history and read the discussion and decided to put the small piece in as the intro to the programme went over the ground that was in the article. Also, before advising people to do things it may be a good idea to see if they have a history on here before talking down to them. (Pally01 20:57, 5 September 2006 (UTC))

  • Whilst I agree that it is better not to edit articles etc. I felt that there not being any mention at all of the programme in the article as lacking a fundamental update to the Jill Dando murder, especially as more people would watch this programme than read the Independent on Sunday. I would have put something in the discussion page but obviously your typing skills are better than mine. As for the compromise, I agree but there needs to be something that doesn't make it sound, how can I put it, tabloidesque? (Pally01 21:09, 5 September 2006 (UTC))
  • Thanks for your note. I don't know of any wiki source on the English versus British identity question. I suspect there isn't one as it's too detailed. Things seemed to have calmed down a bit now. Nunquam Dormio 18:43, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Julian Brazier[edit]

I know you didn't intend to do this, but when you reverted Julian Brazier on 3 January, you also removed some edits which placed him in correct categories which had been renamed, and also those placing him in the categories of MPs by Parliament. These categories are used so that we can make sure we have articles on every MP. Sam Blacketer 19:35, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Vandals[edit]

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Blair[edit]

good catch on the him always being Rt. Hon. Whenever something like this happens, some Wikipedians are too quick to jump the gun. Have you heard anything about when he will officially take the Hundreds? youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 17:24, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again for your hard work on such a busy day. Cheers. youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 23:54, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

hi[edit]

well i just did — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donaldhenderson (talkcontribs) 17:36, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

emial in pic[edit]

no, it's not too smart but I don't mind :p I'm more warried about spammers :) thanks for your consideration in checking to see if I knew :D Talk to symode09's or How's my driving? 19:14, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

is it not vandalism?????????[edit]

It's a boy! No, it's a girl! It's a COUNTRY!

I know I deleted it but it wouldn't go away.
That's ok. — Rickyrab | Talk 15:20, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

After reading your comment on the talk page of Serbia, here is a map that shows Serbia with Kosovo but with a different lighter color Image:Serbia with Kosovo version3.png. Hobartimus (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]

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Questions on Kosovo[edit]

I'm a journalist considering doing a story on Wikipedians who keep an eye on contentious pages. I saw that you were pretty involved in the page on Kosovo during the declaration of independence on Feb. 17. I was wondering if you'd be willing to talk to me a little bit about some of the challenges of working on such pages. Thanks very much! --Matt 15:45, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I guess. How would you like to do this? Abc30 (talk) 16:01, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

September 2008[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Much better routemap[edit]

Thank-you. A much better routemap. I have tweaked it slightly north of Peterborough to try and make the continuation to the ECML clearer.

Ajcoxuk (talk) 09:06, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Hitchin Flat Junction[edit]

Hiya - just noticed your change to the diagram. While it looks better, is it correct with the actual junction. My memory is that the line joins and leaves the other lines several times, rather than crossing with a diamond as your diagram would seem to suggest. What do you think? Thanks Ajcoxuk (talk) 20:32, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Yeah I suppose you're right. I was just going for something that looks better but yeah I suppose the new diagram could be misleading. I'll change it back. Abc30 (talk) 18:34, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

User:Ajcoxuk/Baldock railway station[edit]

Hiya - I wonder if you would be willing to have a look at the page above and let me have your thoughts. I know that there have been (endless) discussions about route boxes and displaying services on the station pages. After some thought and having a look around UK and other countries station pages I have wondered if a services Navigation box would be useful. There is one on the station page - defaulting to expanded at the moment - showing the Great Northern Services for the line. Using this Navbox would have the following advantages:

  • The same Navbox can be transducted into all Great Northern line stations, so removing the need for endless repetition of service information.
  • The route boxes can be simplified as they no longer need to show service information.

I have also tried creating a new stnlnk template which can take the station code and translate it to the station name. This makes setting up the Navbox easier. See Template:Ajcoxuk/stnlnk

Any thoughts would be gratefully received before I try announcing anything in WP:UKRAIL. Ajcoxuk (talk) 13:21, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Hey. Looks like a good idea. Only a couple of issues I can see: What about King's Lynn services? And it should probably be made clear somehow that peak-time services are different. Also with it being so big it, perhaps having it expanded by default on the Great Northern Route page, but closed by default on station pages would be the way to go? Abc30 (talk) 18:41, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks - Yes, I realised that the King's Lynn services were missing last night and I was wondering about adding a "Notes" section at the bottom to say "Weekday Off-peak Service" or the like. I think it would be overkill to try and explain the peak-hour services too - what do you think. I was trying to add it unexpanded to the "Services" section of the station pages, but I can't get it to display narrow if the station info box is still on the right and it leaves a large blank space instead - any ideas? Ajcoxuk (talk) 09:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Re:Chelmsley Wood - Thank you.[edit]

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Deleting things[edit]

What's your view on deleting things? Do you think it better than making them? Leonig Mig (talk) 16:22, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

My view is that wikipedia should deal with current events in an appropriate manner and shouldn't get swept along with sensationalist media coverage. Abc30 (talk) 16:26, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
I guess it just bothers me there seem to be more people on here deleting than creating now. I understand having an eye for quality - but there are a million irrelevant pages on WP, its part of the platform. I just wish people would waste their lives creating rather than deleting. Oh well. Leonig Mig (talk) 16:32, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

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Request for help concerning energy...[edit]

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Request for help concerning energy...[edit]

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I noticed you listed yourself as a participant of the Energy WikiProject.

There are 2 new outlines in this area that attempt to consolidate Wikipedia's coverage of their respective subjects, gathering and organizing the articles about them into one place and including descriptions for convenience. The purposes of these outlines are to make it easier for readers to survey or review a whole subject, and to choose from Wikipedia's many articles about it.

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Please take a look at them, and....

if you spot missing topics, add them in.
if you can, improve the descriptions.
add missing descriptions.
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Building outlines of existing material (such as Wikipedia) is called "reverse outlining". Reverse outlines are useful as a revision tool, for identifying gaps in coverage and for spotting poor structuring.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me on my talk page or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Outlines.

Thank you. Sincerely, The Transhumanist 00:58, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: see also Outline of energy

Courtesy message from WikiProject West Midlands[edit]

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