User talk:BilCat

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This user is somewhat active on Wikipedia, and limits his activities to a small range of pages and mostly non-contentious discussions. There may be periods in which the user is not active due to life issues.
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Jak474 (talk) 01:23, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


I think we should just start a new article called "CETME rifle" by copy/pasting the main body of this article. --RAF910 (talk) 17:05, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

I'm working on a draft right now. But, I'm on my way out and I don't think that I'm going to finish before I have to leave. If you want to go for it, be my guest. I can copy edit yours your version.--RAF910 (talk) 17:22, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Good job...that exactly what I was thinking. I made some changes, additions + references & deleted the tags as they are no longer needed--RAF910 (talk) 22:21, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Can you make two redirect to the CETME rifle page. One for the CETME Model 58 and one for the CETME Model C.--RAF910 (talk) 21:18, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank You--RAF910 (talk) 20:00, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Reverting my edit[edit]

Why did you revert my edit? It isn't a redirect class article? Iazyges (talk) 22:33, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Because it appeared that your edit broke the template, it looked like a test edit, and you didn't use an edit summary. - BilCat (talk) 22:36, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
The root of the problem is an over-aggressive user who moved the article without bothering to move the talk page. Perhaps a histmerge can be performed to fix it. - BilCat (talk) 22:39, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

English language[edit]

Good day. Strange that German and Dutch are not mentioned in the long lead of English language. Could you please mention these languages somehow? TheLusatian (talk) 16:32, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Why? They aren't variants of English. - BilCat (talk) 16:33, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

because for example: French lead..... French le français or la langue française is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and others.

German lead...... German Deutsch is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe........Major languages which are most similar to German include other members of the West Germanic language branch, such as Afrikaans, Dutch, and English. It is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

Dutch lead ...........Dutch is one of the closest relatives of both German and English and is said to be roughly in between them. Dutch, like English, has not undergone the High German consonant shift, does not use Germanic umlaut as a grammatical marker, has largely abandoned the use of the subjunctive, and has levelled much of its morphology, including the case system.[n 7] Features shared with German include the survival of three grammatical genders

Czech lead ........Czech's closest relative is Slovak, with which it is mutually intelligible. It is closely related to other West Slavic languages, such as Silesian and Polish. Although most Czech vocabulary is based on shared roots with Slavic, Romance, and Germanic languages, many loanwords (most associated with high culture) have been adopted in recent years. TheLusatian (talk) 16:49, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

The first section, Classification, deals with all that in detail. It seems sufficient to me, but you're welcome to discuss it more on the article's talk page to get wider input. The reason I removed the sentence you added was because it was a complete sentence on Dutch and German inserted after the first sentence, where it was a distracting digression. - BilCat (talk) 17:03, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

ok but i wonder why it is not actually one of the most important facts to which other languages a language is most closely related. Actually that is the most interesting fact after the language branch and the countries in which it is spoken. TheLusatian (talk) 17:18, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Again, that's better discussed on the article's talk page. - BilCat (talk) 17:47, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment[edit]

Thanks for your comment on my edit to the AIM-97 Seekbat article. I'm trying to find other resources than Parsch's site to fill in the gaps but I have a suspicion that most of it is classified or offline.

I'm trying to get editors interested in overhauling it, but with little success so far. If you do want to help, please join in.

Graham1973 (talk) 03:40, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Air Operations in the Korean War[edit]

Hello. I'm sorry if this comes at a bad time, but I would like your help in creating an article titled Air Operations in the Korean War.

Thanks, Jak474 (talk) 19:58, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, but that's somewhat out of my area of expertise, which is more towards the hardware side. - BilCat (talk) 20:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)


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For your work improving Wikipedia I hereby award you this Barnstar. Samf4u (talk) 14:32, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


Excellent. Especially as I didn't know it was going to fly! I have tagged it for clarification on it's role as a target tug. I can find no reference for this. Could it be that someone has confused drone carrier / drone director as target tug? In any case it would be one hell of a target to need a B-29 to tow it!!!!--Petebutt (talk) 05:36, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I had help, especially from Milb1. On the target tug, I'm not sure where that came from, as Milb1 added it, but didn't supply a source. You can ask on the talk page, and he'll probably respond there. - BilCat (talk) 05:52, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Edit warring warning for asking member to get consensus[edit]

Recently received a warning for asking a member to get consensus before making changes, as no other editors had felt a change was necessary or dubious in the past.

Was on the subject of the SR-71 being Kelly Johnson's greatest achievement. Which is almost exclusively the only aircraft mentioned as his greatest achievement. Cant find a single source which refers to anything else as a greater achievement.

It held many world absolute records for decades, which none of his other designs had achieved.

Not sure why I would be given the warning for simply asking the other member to get consensus before changing something that is apparently very clear to every source I can find on the subject.

I notice that the other member was not given any sort of warning, despite even being asked to come to a consensus first. And no sources agreeing with his objection.

DbivansMCMLXXXVI (talk) 08:44, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

I warned you for edit warring, something you've been blocked for in the past. It doesn't matter if you think you're right, it's still edit warring. - BilCat (talk) 09:03, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Page mover granted[edit]

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Hello, BilCat. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, and move subpages when moving the parent page(s).

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