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Masset precipitation info[edit]

Glad you noticed that. What I did was open the rain section and used that instead of the precipitation section. Stupid error on my part and I reverted it. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 08:00, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Thanks for the advice! --Zefr (talk) 04:09, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


There's no specific place where it's written out as formal policy. However, established conventions also matter very much even if they're not formally codified as written documents. Bearcat (talk) 21:25, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

The edit of Ss0092768[edit]

Hi I am doing editing for a class in college. Could you help me with changes I needed to make in my editing process. I need to know what I need to change on the Medicine Hat page to make my post stick. My user name is Ss092768 Ss092768 (talk) 16:38, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Template: Chicago Weatherbox[edit]

I have reverted a recent change in the Template:Chicago weatherbox related to the humidity values. The reason was that in the old version, the humidity values were based on the "mean of 3 hourly observations" from the NOAA source which is more representative of average humidity. This is because it does not involve combining the eight 3-hourly observation times (simple arithmetic mean) according to the metadata and is the average humidity over the day, much like mean temperature. Ssbbplayer (talk) 03:53, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Alberta area codes[edit]

I don't understand why "it looks better to have them separated". On the surface both our versions appear the same, so we are talking about one link or two. In your version hovering over "587" produces a popup with the article name "Area codes 587 and 825". I think that the link to this article should be both the numbers 587 and 825, I think that the underlined text should match the popup text. Two separate links appear to go to two different places, why not match the link to the visible text? 117Avenue (talk) 01:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Would placing the word "and" in between clear it up? 117Avenue (talk) 02:05, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Edits on Saskatoon galleries[edit]

I am unsure you have the knowledge to designate this as "disruptive editing" as you haven't noticed the name of the gallery I'm adding information about is NOT what you have listed (the name was changed three years ago. Perhaps some research before editing is in order?). I would also add that what I am adding is factual (unlike the blurb you're using about the gallery in question, or the aforementioned incorrect gallery name). As I wrote about art in that community for nearly two decades, and was involved with said space and the complaints made against it (that also involved the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Canada Council), I would suggest that you defer to someone who has knowledge of this, instead of offering threats of censure for someone whose knowledge indicates you're incorrect in your assumptions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:52, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation[edit]

I noticed you removed the CSD tag from this page which was placed by another experienced editor. While you might have been correct in deleting the tag, it is customary to leave at least a good edit summary to explain your reasons. Tiggerjay (talk) 08:58, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

@Tiggerjay: Thanks for the note. I clicked "save changes" too quickly there and then just left it at that. Looking at the description for WP:G11, it wasn't a good fit as states Any article that describes its subject from a neutral point of view does not qualify for this criterion and there was no obvious POV that I could see in it. It wasn't a good case for CSD instead of AfD, in my opinion. Air.light (talk) 17:06, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
No problem, that happens to us all. And I would agree this isn't necessarily a good candidate for CSD. And I keep going back and forth on if it really is AfD worthy... Feel free to nominate it if you want. Tiggerjay (talk) 18:26, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For meticulously checking the citations on Brampton's wiki page. I made the mistake of cleaning up my own in-text citations at the expense of the page's citation list, and you fixed it! Thanks :) Sharmander (talk) 02:36, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Independence on Canada talk page[edit]

Anon reverted the closure of the discussion. I reverted, which included your comments. If you would like to start a new discussion, feel free too. The anon has worn out their welcome. Walter Görlitz (talk) 19:34, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Well things seemed to take off again. Thanks for the note. Air.light (talk) 23:48, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Snelgrove's historic name[edit]

I've reverted your edits to Edmonton (disambiguation) and Snelgrove, Ontario adding {{citation needed}}. The latter article contains this 1880 map (obtained from a reliable source) which clearly identifies "Edmonton" (see bottom of map, near middle). Compare this to a modern map (I used several markers, including "Victoria", "Cheltenham", the railway line, and "Centre Road" - now Hurontario Street), which will identify "Snelgrove" at the same location. Mindmatrix 21:05, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

@Mindmatrix: The problem with this is that it seems to be original research. There's the section in the OR article WP:CALC and this looks to line up with that in that routine calculations that are obvious are okay, but this doesn't seem obvious at a glance. It's not that I don't believe that it's true, it's just that we'd be making the claim and connection between Snelgrove and Edmonton and there doesn't seem to be anywhere else on the internet that says this. If we're going to say it then we should have a source where people can easily verify it and they don't have to do the research on the image to do so. What is your source and what does it say? Is it suitable to use for the article? Air.light (talk) 04:20, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

MacLennan citations[edit]

Thank you for your message regarding the inclusion of Michael MacLennan as a notable citizen of Tsawwassen, which you recently removed and archived.

Michael MacLennan is a 2-time nominee for the Governor General's Award, Canada's Pulitzer Prize. His plays have been produced widely around the world, and he has written and created over 300 hours of television, which have been viewed by millions internationally.

MacLennan moved to Tsawwassen in 1972 at the age of 4. He graduated from South Delta Senior Secondary in 1986. A check to the other notable people listed finds no similar referencing, but they can certainly be provided in the description, so can you kindly indicate what kind of “reliable source” you’d find acceptable?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Mlmac (talk) 23:17, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

@Mlmac: All that is needed to say in the article that he is from Tsawwassen is for there to be a reliable source attached to back it up. Take a look at WP:VERIFY for more information on sourcing. It sometimes happens that there is information that is true but there are not sources available to back it up which prevents it from being added to articles. This is for the best however as it keeps the information on Wikipedia reliable. If there is no source available you might like to ask him to add that information to his website. Air.light (talk) 21:22, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

I just now noticed that months ago, you once again deleted any mention of Michael MacLennan being from Tsawwassen, on both his wikipedia page, and on the Tsawwassen page. I note that no other notable citizens on the Tsawwassen page have sources to "back up" the fact, and yet you haven't seen fit to erase them. So please either see to it that they are erased, or quit erasing my contributions. Additionally, since this requires an online source in your mind, I've found one which I'll include when I reinstate the information. For your easy reference, you'll find it here: [1] , which names Michael MacLennan (who lived in Tsawwassen 1972-1988) as a graduate of South Delta Senior Secondary. I'm frankly at a loss as to why you find this fact worthy of your continued erasure. Mlmac (talk) 20:39, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

@Mlmac: If you look at the revision history you will see that on January 12, 2017 I removed unsourced entries from the article. I also added sources for some of the subjects to confirm their connection with Tsawwassen. If there are more persisting then they need to be dealt with. The answer to that is not to continue adding more unsourced information. The sourcing policy is not my personal opinion. Again read WP:VERIFY.
As for your most recent edit, the source does not meet the sourcing policy at WP:USERGENERATED. Please help maintain and build the integrity of Wikipedia by having information here be properly sourced. Air.light (talk) 22:13, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

January 2017[edit]

Hello, I'm Jim1138. I wanted to let you know that I removed one or more external links you added to Burns Lake because they seemed inappropriate for an encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page or take a look at our guidelines about links. Thanks. Jim1138 (talk) 08:18, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

@Jim1138: I think you're confused. In that edit I corrected the numerous spelling errors that the previous editor made for the mayor and councillor's names and I added a reference for the mayor and council which is good to have there per our verification policy. Air.light (talk) 17:37, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
My apology. It is obviously not spam. I am not sure what happened there. Again, my apology. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 01:47, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for the reply. Air.light (talk) 06:46, 25 January 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I've noticed you've removed several editor's good faith edits to update information with the Canada 2016 Census results. I think you might find it to be more constructive to add references rather than revert to out dated information. You can find all the data here: Cheers. -- Earl Andrew - talk 22:26, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Earl Andrew I would prefer you and they add the information back in with it being sourced, as mentioned in the edit summaries. It's better to have the old, outdated information for a little longer than to have new information that is unsourced and only just probably/maybe correct. The onus is on the editor adding the information to provide the sources. Sometimes I will complete those edits and sometimes I won't. WP:VERIFY is the most important thing here. Air.light (talk) 22:50, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Just wondering ....[edit]

why you reverted this

On May 6, 2016 Tim and Bethani Webb of Hythe became the parents of identical quadruplet girls, the fifth set of quadruplets born in Alberta since 2004.[1][2]

from Hythe, Alberta. In a town of 827, I doubt that anything more exciting every happened. I can get more refs (e.g. CBC) if you'd like, but what would be the point? Smallbones(smalltalk) 04:41, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

It certainly may be exciting and interesting to those who live in Hythe, but as for general notability and its inclusion on Hythe's encyclopedia entry, that is another matter altogether. It comes across as a news report and such things generally are not noteworthy enough to be included. WP:NOTNEWS. There are more suitable places online to share information like this. Air.light (talk) 22:23, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
I think you're missing something here. Notability is about whether the article should be included here, but there is no doubt that the town is notable. What to include in the article is ultimately a matter of consensus - what are the most important things about the subject? I can't think of anything more important to note about Hythe. The next set of identical quadruplets are not expected for another 15,000 years or so. I'll put it back, if you can find others who support your position please let's continue the discussion on the talk page. Smallbones(smalltalk) 16:46, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

I moved this discussion to the article talk page so others can join in. Smallbones(smalltalk) 02:47, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Removal of information on Ste Adele Lodge.[edit]

Thank you for your note regarding the removal. The source of the information is me, Thomas C. Potter. It was my Father who created the Ste. Adele Lodge and my Family and I lived in Ste Adele from 1935-1947. I would be glad to provide you with address and other info if necessary. Other than that how should I quote a source. Tom Potter (Computrip2 (talk) 00:45, 10 March 2017 (UTC))

@Computrip2: I appreciate that you have some knowledge that you'd like to include. Wikipedia's policy on adding information is that it be reliably sourced. Please look at WP:VERIFY. This is to have the information be easily verifiable by people who read Wikipedia and to help maintain its credibility. Sometimes there is information which is true but no reliable sources can be found for it. In situations like this, the information cannot stand on Wikipedia, but it is for the best however. If you have this connection and special knowledge and you cannot find a proper source you may like to get it published somehow, by a reliable source, like by working with a local newspaper to run a piece on it. Also look at WP:IRS. Air.light (talk) 01:24, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Notice of 2016 Census[edit]

All of the Cities In Canada Were not added in your 2016 Census Examples are Selkirk Manitoba 98,34 Census in Febuary 2017 10,278 — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRileynator (talkcontribs) 13:42, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing that. Air.light (talk) 18:27, 13 March 2017 (UTC)


I wanted to apologise for not having alerted you to my beginning the talk discussion at Talk:Mobile phone radiation and health#Proposed edit: "no increase" vs "There is no evidence". This was an oversight on my part, and I have only returned to Wikipedia now, three days later. I see you have already commented, but still, sorry for the discourtesy. --papageno (talk) 14:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Mlinarevic, Svjetlana (May 9, 2017). "Hythe quadruplets born". Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hampshire, Gareth. "Identical Alberta quadruplets star in cute Christmas photo shoot". CBC News Edmonton. Retrieved March 4, 2017.