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FYI Wikipedia's color category is at Category:Colors. 23:58, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Extinct animals[edit]

Hi, you seem to be tossing everything from the great auk to mammoths to dinosaurs into your new Category:Extinct animals — and I think a lot of that is already duplicated by the Category:Fossils (and its sub-cats, like Category:Prehistoric reptiles, and Category:Prehistoric mammals).

It's usually best to put something in the most specific category that applies (otherwise categories get overwhelmed by thousands of entries) so putting Category:Fossils into Category:Extinct animals should cover the really dead stuff. :) (See also: Conservation status and Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life if you haven't already). 18:05, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Re: Vandalism[edit]

SUre, no problem. Vandalism is something that affects us all sooner or later, but if we revert quickly then it defeats the point of being a vandal. In other news, you might want to change your hurricane Katrina to hurricane Rita ;-) Just a thought. Anyway, thanks for the recognition--Xiphon 14:09, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

You are welcome. Don't mention it. Cheers. -- PFHLai 22:25, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Classic Rock[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if you would like to participate in my classic rock survey. I'm trying to find the most liked classic rock song. There is more information on my user page. Hope you participate! RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 02:59, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Classic Rock[edit]

The list has been updated! If there are any edits you can make to get rid of red links, feel free to make them. Thanks RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 00:25, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

If you have time you can advertise for the survey too. You don't have to though. Thanks once again. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 00:49, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 00:54, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Sources for List of the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions[edit]

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First of all, thanks for the User:Andrewh/Xmasbox Christmas box, I was about to create one, but I found yours. I won't edit, your user page, but is there any chance, that you could edit the box to This user wishes everyone here a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year for 2006., to fit into the style, of the other wikipedia user boxes Brian | (Talk) 05:34, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Could you also create a This user wishes everyone here happy holidays and a prosperous New Year for 2006 and/or a Hanukah box? I would do so, but I do not know how, and I would like a non-religion specific userbox on my userpage. Thank you in advance,--Akako| 01:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections January 2006/Vote/Mindspillage[edit]

I just thought you would like to know this edit shows an anon voting in your name. I am almost certain that the edit was made by an imposter, the IP address is very similar to others where malicious edits have come from recently, but if it was not you will need to re-add your vote (remembering to sign in, of course). Rje 17:29, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Andrewh! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Prodego talk 00:42, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

No problem, happy editing! Prodego talk 18:04, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Favorite Songs[edit]

My survey has changed. I am now continuing my mission for the best songs, but now I am accepting all genres. I'm giving you a chance to revote for your top ten favorite songs of any genres (not just classic rock which is still the best). I've made a executive decision to keep the existing survey results and just add on to that with the new entries. My feeling for doing this is because classic rock is the most influential genre in music currently so it should be expressed more in the survey. Thank you for contributing in the past, and hopefully in the future. ROCK ON. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 03:22, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Userbox switch[edit]

You are very welcome...though it does change the actual number of userboxes now have only 40 instead of 42 userboxes. Also, I didn't see the time zone userbox that needed to be changed out with the new master template. You might want to take a look at it to see which options you wish to have. Have a nice day. - LA @ 11:47, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


Hello, Andrewh. An automated process has found and removed an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, and thus is being used under fair use that was in your userspace. The image (Image:London2012.png) was found at the following location: User:Andrewh/Archive. This image or media was attempted to be removed per criterion number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media was replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. Please find a free image or media to replace it with, and or remove the image from your userspace. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 05:59, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Bulleted list problem?[edit]

N.B.: Copied from Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) to my talk page for future reference. Andrew (My talk) 14:21, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I have noticed that carriage returns in bulleted lists are currently being counted as separate lists when using templates. Below is an example.

In this list, the subitems (except the first) appears with two bullets (they weren't before). However, I can remove the superfluous bullet by removing the carriage returns:

I noticed this in the External Links in the Covent Garden tube station article, which I fixed. Is this happening with anyone else? Andrew (My talk) 16:04, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

It always happens to me on Firefox, and never happens to me on IE. The carriage returns in such a list are supposed to split it into separate lists from the software's point of view. (It also happens with the other sorts of lists, including definition lists (:) which are used on talk pages, but the effect is only obvious with bulleted and numbered lists.)
Some more examples:
An indented definition list
using double spacing (the HTML is wrong, but it looks reasonably right)
  1. A numbered list
  2. using single spacing
  1. but with a double space before this line
  • A bulleted list inside a definition list
  • with a carriage return between each line
    • A bulleted list inside a bulleted list
    • with a carriage return between each line
This is a 10-times-indented with colons comment
                      • Indented 11 times with stars
Indented 12 times with colons
As you can see, there are all sorts of problems caused by these sorts of things; some show up in Firefox, and some show up in Internet Explorer. In some cases, the HTML is 'wrong' but all browsers I know of show it correctly anyway. --ais523 16:27, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
(If you're wondering; IE has a double-size break inside the bulleted list inside the bulleted list, and a really massive break before the 11-times-indented line; Firefox shows 11 bullets on the 11-times-indented line and 2 bullets on each of the bulleted-inside-bulleted lines, and both browsers go back to 1 for the third element of the numbered list.) --ais523 16:31, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Fixed. The template you were using contained an extraneous linebreak which caused the parser to decide each bullet was a separate list.
As for those other problems User:ais523 mentioned, I've never had much trouble as long as a few points are remembered:
  1. Don't put blank lines in the wikitext in the middle of the list.
  2. To insert a linebreak in the middle of a numbered/bulleted list item, use <br /> (without a linebreak in the wikitext) to avoid starting a new list item.
    Like this. Comments can be used to hide the wikitext-linebreak if you really want a wikitext-linebreak in there.
  3. When nesting, repeat the preceding formatting. So for the "10 colons, 11 stars, 12 colons" example above, this should "work":
This is a 10-times-indented with colons comment
  • Indented 11 times with stars
    Indented 12 times with colons
Anomie 16:57, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. It's surprising how often I have to refactor discussion pages to avoid such problems, though... --ais523 17:04, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Cheers you guys - it seems to be working normally now. Andrew (My talk) 14:10, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:FM_Towns_Marty.jpg[edit]

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Swanage Railway Works[edit]

Your tidy up the diagram on this article was fair enough mostly: however, the status of Swanage Railway works is not an error. Due to an inability to agree terms with local landowners the works are not at present connected to the railway. I've used a "Legende" marker for them to try to stop this understandable error from happening again (I did the same thing myself some time ago). Britmax 14:04, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Hey, that's okay :-). I just thought it made the diagram look untidy, but if the works aren't linked, then it's better to keep the diagram accurate and keep the works separated from the rest of the line. I may read through the article and add your information into it if it's not there already. Andrew (My talk) 17:11, 1 December 2007 (UTC)


Hello there

I see you are interested in the Life On Mars Television Series, as I am.

At the moment I have A Life On Mars Wikiproject currently up for approval by the Wikiproject Approval Council. As you are interested in Life On Mars I was wondering if you would be interested in adding your name and joining. If you are interested you can find it on Wikipedia: WikiProject Council/Proposals its right at the very bottom you cant miss it as its titled ‘Wikipedia: Wikiproject Life on Mars (Television Series)’. And after your name is added to Wikiproject propsals please add it to the main page Wikipedia:Wikiproject Life On Mars

If you are interested by all means feel free to join


Police,Mad,Jack —Preceding comment was added at 19:10, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

London Meetup - January 12, 2008[edit]

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That image languished in the graphic lab for a couple of months. I didn't want to do it, but hate to see things go undone. Any improvements you make to it are welcome, thank-you. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 00:29, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

If you like to draw, come over to the Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Images to improve. There's always lots to do, and most is a lot more fun than that Midland Rail Map. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 01:20, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

London Meetup - Sunday May 11th[edit]

We're hoping to have regular meetups in London. The last couple were quite successful. The next one is on May 11th Wikipedia:Meetup/London 9. Another Sunday lunch in Holborn. Come along! -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:56, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikipedia meetup in London[edit]

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Date: 13:00 onwards, Sunday 10 August 2008

Venue: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn WC1 map

More information: Wikipedia:Meetup/London 12


I noticed that you have listed yourself as a Wikipedian in London, so I thought you might like to come to one of our monthly social meetups. The next one is going to be on Sunday 10 August, which might well be rather short notice, but if you can't come this time, we try to have one every second Sunday of the month.

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The location is a pub that is quite quiet and family friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so hopefully younger Wikipedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is certainly not required!

Although the meetups are popular, many UK-based editors still don't know about them. It would be great to welcome some fresh faces, so I hope you can come along.


James F. (talk) 09:27, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Please forgive the slightly impersonal mass-invite!

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Spaceflight portals[edit]

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London Wikimedia Fundraiser[edit]

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Hope we'll see you there, (and apologies for the talk page spam) - Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 18:03, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

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Signpost Interview[edit]

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