User talk:Bjenks

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seasons greetings[edit]

best wishes for the festive season, may it be a safe and happy one JarrahTree 10:39, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Your goodwill and good wishes are much appreciated. "Lord, gie us a guid conceit o' oursels". Bjenks (talk) 13:08, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Xmas Ornament.jpg

To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:50, 25 December 2015 (UTC)


Just thought you should know that I added a reference from the National Museum Wales for the citation tag you left in this article in November 2014. And do you know how long it took me find a reference for the claim "Archaeological research shows that, by the year 120, there had been a reduction in the military numbers at the fort"? All of 10 seconds!! Yeah 10 seconds to do this search. And guess what? A reliable source was the actually the second choice. Can you believe it!? A 15 month old tag you left on that page asking for a citation took me all of a minute and a half to fix!!

I think editors like are you are the bane of this site because you know the system (and all it's rules). But do you really do anything useful? Not really. It's just bureaucracy. Your own contribs makes that clear as it's just one long list of adding [citation needed]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Thanks for your helpful contribution, Like many who cannot be major contributors (having created only 82 articles), I have limited time but try to do my best for WP. When an article is not one of my primary interests, I generally remove it from my watchlist. You'll see that I last edited that particular article on in November 2014, adding photos I had taken on a visit to Segontium. And, yes, in a brief copyedit that same day, I made a single request for a citation. Sorry if that's a problem to you—but that's how Wikipedia works, via the friendly co-operation of millions of editors. By all means give yourself marks for your citation search. However, a closer examination of my contributions will show that I, too, spend a large amount of my time finding citations and expanding ref link descriptions. Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 02:16, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
I add that I omitted to recommend WP:CIVIL to the IP editor in view of others' having already done that without effect. Bjenks (talk) 01:57, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 22[edit]

Hi...(In the article Honor Blackman), you've added a link pointing to The Playhouse Theatre. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:16, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

OK, thanks, it's now fixed. Bjenks (talk) 07:18, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Prisoner of war[edit]

Many thanks for your rational support in the face of attack by an unnecessarily rude user. I know for certain that the annotation was added by the artist but I am struggling to find a published source to verify it. Tomintoul (talk) 16:21, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 30[edit]

When you edited Roger Rogerson, you added a link pointing to Alan Jones DPL bot (talk) 10:44, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's now fixed. Bjenks (talk) 23:19, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 4[edit]

...when you edited Neale Fong, you added a link pointing to Brian Burke. DPL bot (talk) 10:44, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's now fixed. Bjenks (talk) 16:04, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 1[edit]

...when you edited Woolverstone Hall School, you added a link pointing to SAS... DPL bot (talk) 13:33, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's now fixed. Bjenks (talk) 14:11, 1 June 2016 (UTC)


bit like that and this, not sure of where or how a recent cc usable map for the area might be - will keep eye out, but not my area of speciality at this stage... JarrahTree 05:59, 30 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your comment on Talk:Free trade zone#Requested move 28 August 2016. For your information, see also Talk:List of Special Economic Zones in India#Requested move 28 August 2016. (talk) 11:07, 1 September 2016 (UTC).

See also Talk:Free trade area#Requested move 3 September 2016.
Juliet Jolly (talk) 12:23, 4 September 2016 (UTC).

Disambiguation link notification for September 13[edit]

...when you edited Richard Attenborough, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Fox 21 DPL bot (talk) 09:57, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's now fixed. Bjenks (talk) 10:10, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Scarborough notable people[edit]

It took me ages to source the references for those notable people. Look at the dates - June 2016. You can't resurrect a talk page consensus from two years ago as a justification. Every other Yorkshire page that has a notable people page has the citations next to them.

I thought your proposal from 2014 was dead and buried. Regards. The joy of all things (talk) 06:37, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

There being no response (or consensus), I naturally assumed no objection. There is no reason whatsoever for such a such a list to include relatively trivial personages such as momentarily popular DJs, newsreaders, etc. (who already appear in the main list flagged). Nor should entries duplicate the content of the relevant wikilinked article.
I have to sympathise with you on painstakingly finding citations. In this case, the citations are most appropriately placed in the specific wikilinked articles. We might need a citation on a redlinked name in order to establish both notability and the connection with Scarborough. Perhaps it's time for a proper discussion on the article's talk page about these matters. I think I've given my views about what the criteria should be. My list has been ordered by date of birth. Thanks for piping up--I'm glad not to be the only voice in the matter. Regards, Bjenks (talk) 07:38, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
The admin for Wikiproject Yorkshire has restored your pruned information - I didn't grass you up, honest. But he does state in his edit summary that they are required. Regards.The joy of all things (talk) 12:35, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm pleased to see that your refs have been restored to my pruned content. In view of the consistent Yorks standard (of which I was unaware at the time), the citations are correct, and I was wrong to sweep them away. As per my statement on the talk page, my main concern was to leave the more trivial persons in the hatnoted full local list, and I'm happy that this selection hasn't been restored. All the best. Bjenks (talk) 05:10, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
That's very dignified and noble of you. Thank you. Regards.The joy of all things (talk) 05:14, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

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when I started the finn article never thought we'd get to where it is now... interesting with the books and interviews and all - the last ref - the bar in the old central - is very intriguing - did they actually have an inhouse bar in a police HQ? seems odd to me, I would have thought it would have been an oxymoron to have had one... JarrahTree 03:23, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Maumill's account says it all—In the WAP it's an open secret who pulled the trigger and why. So how many more years must we be kept waiting? In time, the important section of the article will be called "Cover-up". The following little ditty was attributed to Les Ayton (leader of the "Nanga Boys", if I remember aright):

Friendships forged in squads of old
Are held with trust like bars of gold
That solid band a ring of blue
An unwritten code to each be true.
When trouble strikes the line is held
Between each man a stable weld
From time to time a link gives way
But the gap is closed within a day.

That's reproduced in Juliet Wills's book—a must-read, with masses of closely researched details and quotes. In her conclusion she writes: The powerful, the rich, and the friends of the inner circle could get away with murder as long as they didn't speak out. If you did, your smallest crimes and misdemeanours would be ruthlessly pursued, exposed and where possible prosecuted. As Ayton would often have said: "And don't you forget it". Bjenks (talk) 07:59, 24 October 2016 (UTC)