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I miss the "Orange Bar" that notified me when I had a new talk page message. Poor vision is bad.
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Hi Back Atcha[edit]

Hi Bil, I am around in the background and do some "microediting" from time to time. All is well, but real life remains busy. Got my daughter out of college - and married - and my son just started his second year. Looking forward to retiring when he's out and maybe getting back to major editing. God bless you and yours! Askari Mark (Talk) 19:18, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

(Talk page stalker) - it would be great to have you back! - Ahunt (talk) 23:42, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Life is hard but keep on supporting you kid to the fullest Jamaica Queen (talk) 16:10, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk page contribution requested[edit]

<<Comments removed>>

I'm not an activist, and I'm not going to spend my wiki-time looking up convicted criminals and adding their names to lists where they are mentioned. I'll just de-watch the Cornerstone University page, as I'm not an alumni, never went there, and I'm not even sure why it was on my list. - BilCat (talk) 01:07, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Great balls of fire![edit]

  • Per this edit, could you (and fellow page watchers) help to proof read the cited news article a bit? Am I the only one of the opinion that the engine should be ready for mass production by the end of the year? Or is it the aircraft that should be? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 06:58, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Retractable Roof Stadiums[edit]

All of the American retractable roof stadiums qualify as retractable roof stadiums on this planet. Is there any reason why you reverted this edit? G. Capo (talk) 22:58, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes, there is a reason. - BilCat (talk) 01:33, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Category:Retractable-roof stadiums is covered by the child category Category:Retractable-roof stadiums in the United States already. So adding the higher, parent category is redundant. -Fnlayson (talk) 05:02, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
If a user wanted to find all of the retractable-roof stadiums in the world on Wiki, in one click a user could easily access the info. The way we have it currently set, you would need at least two clicks for the American retractable-roof stadiums. In this case I believe redundancy is a good thing. No? G. Capo (talk) 16:36, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
The guidelines disagree with you. Disregard them at your risk. - BilCat (talk) 16:55, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Which guidelines is that? That we need at least two clicks to access something that is supposed to serve as a shortcut? G. Capo (talk) 17:18, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
G. Capo This one: WP:SUBCAT article should be categorised as low down in the category hierarchy as possible, without duplication in parent categories above it. - BilCat (talk) 01:09, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Point taken. The question then becomes do we really need an American subcategory. There is only roughly 50 retractable roof stadiums on this planet. Personally, I believe it's a bad look in that it seems to highlight the attitude of "American exceptionalism". We're not exactly discussing all of the rivers of the world here. G. Capo (talk) 16:54, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
That's an issue for discussion elsewhere. As to "exceptionalism", 25% seems exceptional to me. - BilCat (talk) 17:17, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Miss lou[edit]

Jamaica appreciated your edit on the great Louise Bennett- Covertly big thank to you bilcat. Like your favourite reggae artist Bob Marley say ... One love Jamaica Queen (talk) 16:07, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Many thanks! - BilCat (talk) 18:17, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Refference on American[edit]

I can't get you a refference. No one has made a column or any kind of writen opinion about American and America and it's real meaning. My writings were based on hearing people using the term American in media, newspapers, internet, and regular people in their regular everyday talks. Dandarmkd (talk) 16:56, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

@Dandarmkd: You have to cite reliable published sources in a neutral manner. You'll notice that the article does not make any claims about whether or not "American" or "America" is used correctly or not, but instead documents actual usage using reliable published sources. - BilCat (talk) 22:04, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Evaluate United Aircraft Corporation[edit]

Hey BilCat. I was just wondering if you can United Aircraft Corporation into B-class since I do not know who has the authority to evaluate articles. And if you can, an re-evaluation of Sukhoi Superjet 100 would be great as well. Josephua (talk) 21:57, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for asking, but quite honestly such evaluations are beyond my abilities. Perhaps one of my talk page watchers can do it, or knows someone who can. - BilCat (talk) 22:01, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Talk page watchers? Josephua (talk) 18:03, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)People like me, who put the talk pages of other users on our watchlist. Many users, such as BilCat, welcome such watchers. To answer your original question, I'm not capable of such an evaluation but I wonder if maybe MilborneOne or Ahunt would be willing and able? Sario528 (talk) 18:20, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Most of the aircraft project assessment is done by User:Petebutt so we get a consistent approach, might be worth asking them. MilborneOne (talk) 18:41, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Alright. Thank you Bil, Sario, and Milborne. I'll ask Pete about this. Josephua (talk) 22:43, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Done--Petebutt (talk) 15:20, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Petebutt: Thanks Pete! - BilCat (talk) 20:03, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Parent-child cats[edit]

WP:SUBCAT "Apart from certain exceptions (i.e. non-diffusing subcategories, see below), an article should be categorised as low down in the category hierarchy as possible, without duplication in parent categories above it. In other words, a page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and a subcategory or parent category (supercategory) of that category (unless the child category is non-diffusing – see below – or eponymous)." - Ahunt (talk) 00:43, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

England vs Britain[edit]

Hi Bill I saw your wiki page on Port Royal and noticed English and England referenced, even though many of the main players were from other parts of Britain, including notably the famous Sir Henry Morgan from Wales. I suggest the terminology is corrected. Regards Tony Willicombe Penarth, Wales. Cymro2810 (talk) 16:54, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

English is used for the governments before 1707, and British for afterwards. - BilCat (talk) 17:23, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Resurrection man?[edit]

I'm hoping you can help. I'm looking to resurect Ed Iskenderian, which was deleted by User:RandomXYZb (who's no longer active) as a copyvio. I'd happily rewrite, since it would fill a redlink without me having to do a bunch of research. I did this on Hirohata Merc, but it's been so long, I can't recall who it was sent me the info from the deleted page. Any thoughts on who to ping would be a big help. Thx. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 08:24, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Whoops, never mind. It's in the Merc page history. Thx anyhow. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 08:27, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm glad you figured it out, because I didn't have a clue! Cheers. - BilCat (talk) 15:30, 15 September 2018 (UTC)


Hey next time you have an issue pertaining to me I'd appreciate it if you would ping, so I could discuss / defend my side of the argument. - FOX 52 (talk) 00:04, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

My apologies, but it wasn't purposeful. I thought you'd've had WP:AIR on watchlist. I kept wondering why you didn't respond. I'll try to remember next time.
@FOX 52: Just in case you aren't watching here either. Honestly, I'm still getting used to using pinging regularly. - BilCat (talk) 00:38, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
OK fair enuff - FOX 52 (talk) 01:31, 21 September 2018 (UTC)