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I believe most editors use Incorrect English, the second most common is American English, followed by Indian English and British English. -- Arnd Bergmann

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Ronnie O'Sullivan[edit]

Hi, you've twice changed Ronnie O'Sullivan to Ronnie O'sullivan. This dosn't match the sources or things like there own Twitter. Also I've never seen any O'Sullivan or other simlar Irish names not have the first leter after O' being capital (such as O'Brian or O'Malley). Is this caused by a faulty rule? Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 16:22, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

KylieTastic Problem with a regex. It's now fixed and thank you for fixing the table problem I was trying "to fix". Bgwhite (talk) 19:01, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 17 August[edit]

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When you used AWB on Arnold Voltre, it removed the only source in the article (diff). I restored it. Just letting you know, because this can be problematic if it occurs in many articles. North America1000 09:37, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Northamerica1000 AWB had nothing to do with it. It was a manual edit. I removed it because it was a self-published book in which Voltre is listed as a contributor, though the book came out after his death. Not an independent or reliable source. I was also debating an AfD as there are only 11 hits for him on Google. As it was an obscure topic before the internet, I decided not to pursue it. Bgwhite (talk) 18:22, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. I thought it may have occurred because of the way the source was formatted with <ref> markup. I restored the source in the process, which I cannot access, so I'll leave it up to you to remove it again if you'd like. Thanks again, North America1000 23:40, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
North America What do you think about taking the article to AfD? Bgwhite (talk) 04:47, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
I haven't researched the potential notability of the subject at this time, which is something I always do before considering a deletion nomination. North America1000 16:55, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

AWB Help[edit]

Hello Bgwhite. I'm quite new to AWB. Could you explain to me how I can do CheckWiki fixes? Do you do it manually or is there a script? Thanks, Dat GuyTalkContribs 08:26, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

DatGuy There are bots that take care of many errors, though it may not fix all errors for a given article. If you look at this page, it will tell what AWB can and can't do. There's a column for which bot runs on which error. So, pick any of the other errors to work on. A few, #10, #43 and #47, the bot will fix about 1/2. If you see those errors with alot fixed, then the bot ran on them and the rest needs to be fixed manually. On the right hand side, there is a column called "Last scan". It show errors that have or haven't been fixed from the last dump. Currently there are two errors left, #28 and #90. Those also need to be fixed manually. We changed how/what we detect on those two errors, so it picked up a tonne of new articles that it didn't find in the past. I usually work everyday from 4z to 9z, except Sundays. Some days I fix them all, other days I don't get close. Magioladitis works from 6z to 9z for 4-5 days a week. Do what you can. Any help is much appreciated. Bgwhite (talk) 04:46, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-34[edit]

21:18, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 22 August[edit]

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What exactly do you know about Mandatory Work Activity Ronnie O'Sullivan fan and why did you change the updated entry? I added the Appeal Court ruling as a link and not having Asberger's or being a pedant who spends their whole life fiddling with Wikipedia entries, it took ages to enter all the extremely fiddly code to not get error messages in the reference section. So claiming the Appeal Court document is an "unreliable" source is ridiculous, and very annoying. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Travis Knightley Wallace (talkcontribs) 01:59, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Jean-Pierre Baldini artist[edit]


First thank you for time you spent on the page and your comment.

I have drastically simplify the article, I will update it as soon as I get more details and references. Waiting for this, on the simplify version, is possible to inactivate the warnings?

Many thanks in advance for your time. Best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Igorak (talkcontribs) 15:43, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Igorak I did some more editing and removed two tags (ie warnings). The sooner you can add more refs, the better. Feel free to ask for help anytime. Bgwhite (talk) 21:59, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Defunct airports[edit]

<s> and </s> are used extensively throughout airport articles and have been for years. If you don't think they should, then rather than change one it might be best to start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Airports. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:17, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

CambridgeBayWeather, what page did I edit? Strikes should not be used per WP:NOSTRIKE. Bgwhite (talk) 22:26, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
It was at Fort Erie Airport. I hadn't seen the NOSTRIKE before. Probably need another way to indicate the material is no longer valid. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:52, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-35[edit]

16:01, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Thorstein Heins[edit]

Hi! I am a COI editor working for a PR firm engaged by Thorsten Heins. I have prepared a new draft of his article that corrects a few errors and adds substantially more detail. Would you be willing to review my draft and make the copy go live if you feel it is constructive? The copy is in my sandbox. You can see it here [13]. Please let me know what you think. Thanks. Zooooooooom! COI (talk) 14:40, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Tracerzoom1973 Overall, your version is better than what is currently up. Could you add how he was named one of the worst CEOs of 2013. Also add a little more about why things went bad at BlackBerry during his tenure. While Heins becoming CEO of BlackBerry would be equivalent to him becoming the captain of the Titanic right after it hit the iceberg, Heins did make mistakes.
Pinging @I dream of horses: so she knows I responded. Now I feel dirty for typing the word horses :) Bgwhite (talk) 19:56, 30 August 2016 (UTC)