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Medical abbreviations[edit]

Dear Bkonrad, could you please not revert my edits before consultation or research. Thank you.--Medical2017 (talk uhh) 11:00, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

can you please not add entries to disambiguation pages that do not comply with guidelines? olderwiser 11:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about my BT contribution. I mean to add Burkitt's lymphoma to BL, not BT. I do comply with the guidelines. Disambiguation pages include many possible meanings, and the ones I added are true. I provided sources for that when requested.--Medical2017 (talk) 14:35, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

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I thought my contribution was a useful addition. Apparently it's not. Never mind Yours Sincerely A. Courdi — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:57, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) I've already explained at User talk: that the meaning of the name is not appropriate content for a dab page, but that if the editor has reliable sources about themeaning of the name they could usefully add these to [{Adel (name)]]. PamD 20:32, 8 November 2015 (UTC)


GoldenEye Source is abbreviated GES the homepage mentions "GoldenEye: Source is a total conversion modification of Half-Life 2. ... As one of the premier and consistently released HL2 mods, GE:S has been seen out and" primary source is fine for disamg. If you have any issue please use talk page. We also do not source disamg pages. Valoem talk contrib 17:40, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Not sure what home page your reverting to. The only pages that matter are the Wikipedia articles. Disambiguation pages do not disambiguated the internet. The Wikipedia article must support the ambiguous usage to be included on ad as b page. olderwiser 19:02, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
What are you talking about? Please do not engaged in an edit war. The primary sources says " one of the premier and consistently released HL2 mods, GE:S has been seen out and". People searching for GES maybe interested in GoldenEye Source this is the purpose of disamg pages, all have another editor look at it and make a determination. Valoem talk contrib 19:51, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
The point is that the Wikipedia article makes no mention of thIs. That is the criteria for disambiguation. If you have reliable source that it is commonly known by these initials then please add it to the article. olderwiser 21:02, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done It does now. Valoem talk contrib 00:09, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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Boot (disambiguation)[edit]

Thanks for catching that stupid typo! (talk) 22:39, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

U ruined my article on Tambo[edit]

Why did u ruin all my hard work Smaug1212 (talk) 14:35, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Because disambiguation pages are not a place to include extensive non-article details about subjects. olderwiser 14:39, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

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Disambig pages[edit]

Are these namings correct? Tenali (disambiguation), Tadepalle (disambiguation), Siripuram?--Vin09 (talk) 06:26, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Is there some question over whether there should or should not be a primary topic for those pages? olderwiser 12:07, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Actually I have doubts on how to add names for disambiguation, the title (disambiguation) is compulsory for all or only for some. I've added it for Tenali (disambiguation) while for Siripuram its not there.--Vin09 (talk) 12:31, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
The disambiguation page should be at the base name (without "(disambiguation)") unless there is a primary topic. Only when there is a primary topic will the disambiguation page have "(disambiguation)" appended. olderwiser 12:48, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks.--Vin09 (talk) 13:01, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

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Paul von Hindenburg's name[edit]

Hi, what's up with this edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcavis (talkcontribs) 13:59, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Ruined My Hart additions[edit]

Who died and made you god of what is on Wiki?? The content I added was to simplify the search for the meaning of Hart. Guidelines are exactly that, a guide not the 10 commandments!

Hart is NOT just a deer!! It is also a common second name dating back to the medieval times.

However....It is the Dutch spelling of Heart first and foremost!!!!!!!!!!!

Not everyone knows to search Dutch Hart in order to find this information. I made this change to rectify this. I also added interesting information about the word that would be informative for the general knowledge factor - something I feel strongly that Wiki represents.

Go back and at least add in a link to 'Dutch Hart'! If you don't know what that is... wiki search it.

Thank you for ruining my daughters birthday when HART and her friends Googled her name your new edits came up!!

Have a nice day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:01, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

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Spy (disambiguation)[edit]

I don't mind if you undo the link to the film page name, but pls do not undo the link to Woo Min-ho.Jjaey (talk) 02:13, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but disambiguation page entries should only have one blue link and the term being disambiguated is "spy", not Woo Min-ho. olderwiser 02:22, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
I didn't know there is such a rule. I thought it would be convenient if one can just click to find out more about the director. Thanks for your info.Jjaey (talk) 04:27, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

How to change password[edit]

I would like to change my wikipedia password. How do I go about it?Jjaey (talk) 04:38, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Click on the "preferences" link at the top of each page. There is an option there to change your password. olderwiser 11:27, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks.Jjaey (talk) 02:09, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Perth Australia[edit]

Does not exist, and considering the amount of bad blood over the Perth name being given to the google hit, rather than an encyclopediac status of being one of a number of places, I am not sure that delegating it back to the country helps anyone. Perth Australia (which does not exist as there are more than one) is encouraged by such a placement in the disambig page. JarrahTree 14:35, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Not sure what you're saying. For most everyone in the world, Perth, Australia, is the large city in western Australia. I don't see how using inconsistent section headings helps. olderwiser 14:43, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
not too sure who you are speaking for, geographically challenged north americans, a lot of people around the world actually do you what you folks do, qualify by state - Springfield, Mass., NY, NY., and actually many people know it as Perth, Western Australia - Perth Australia is a misnomer only reinforced by the absurdity of WP primacy (guided by google hits) allowing it to be perth alone. I havent reverted your edit, simply made sure that the states are qualified. I am sure american-centrism over Australian places is exemplified by the ultimate absurdity of your removing the link for western australia - there is no other link to the state specifically on the disambig page, simply reinforcing the misinterpreted perth australia. Have a nice day. JarrahTree 14:52, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Investing theory. Do you have any actual evidence to back up the claims. I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that if you asked an English speaker from anywhere other than Australia where Perth is, the response would likely be Australia. Only in relatively rare contexts would it be necessary to qualify with the state name. olderwiser 15:09, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
having travelled in the states, uk, midle east and eastern europe some years ago, (where I would talk with people about where I came from) I'd be quite sure of the state qualification most of the time - if we ever get to a common wiki event in this lifetime, I'll remember to buy some doughnuts for a chat...or drink JarrahTree 15:32, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
check your talk page above your toc, some clever person left a message for you unsigned... JarrahTree 14:55, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. olderwiser 15:09, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Dont get me wrong, admins in unrelated places on the planet have a thankless task and a lot of idiots playing with your time, you may well consider me that, fair enough, (it is a quite unremitting task coping with misinterpretations of things here in Australia from people outside), and you obviously have a hard task with dealing with the misuse of disambig at the best of time, your edits show that.. I have only ventured into the misuse of perth western australias identity every now and then, as the bad blood over the primacy of perth over others issue still lingers, so as we say down here I'll pull my head in for the moment. cheers JarrahTree 15:06, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Your edit,_Australia&curid=315240&diff=695392048&oldid=695363099 shows bad faith and inability to listen to other arguments. Have a nice christmas. JarrahTree 00:17, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Perth Australia Dab[edit]

Hi. First, what a small world. I actually enjoyed The Wanderer. I picked it up in error, not being familiar with Wilder's works. I didn't look at the author and thought I was getting Liebers' book of the same title (even though they have zero in common). I still have the remainder of the Hylor and Torin series on my "need to finish" lists. Now about the dab page. Could you please take a look at the discussion that ensued on User talk:Onel5969#strongly disagree? I disagree with your change, but can also understand it, so it's not worth getting into a tizzy about, but I'd appreciate your thoughts on the reasoning behind my self-revert. Take it easy. Onel5969 TT me 00:32, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Glad to hear you enjoyed Cherry's work. Re Perth, for the vast majority of the English-speaking world the only Perth in Australia that anyone is likely to expect to find at Perth, Australia, is the large city in western Australia. There are many other Perths around the world and yet they are not at Perth. The city is the WP:Primary topic for the term. No one is saying that the article on the city should be titled "Perth, Australia", but we can expect that is the most likely target for those people who search using that phrase. olderwiser 00:45, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
Maybe well reasoned, but as I strongly am against primary topic on wikipedia for a range of reasons, I think that primary topic and the mix of the use of perth australia is not of any real help. To have had the disambig as a way of showing there are more than one, could have helped the problem, to simply pander to primary topic is unencyclopediac in my view. JarrahTree 00:51, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
To change established guidance on primary topic, discuss at WT:Disambiguation. olderwiser 00:54, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate the lead on that, but the edit wars and bad blood over getting it to Perth over a well disambiguated perth, here and perth, there is years later still keeping a very strange herd of watchers , one would have to be a suicidal mad duck sock to even venture into that region, even with armory and monty python humour machines attached. I would rather duck, (sic) for cover and cleanup text with perth and australia side by side, thanks anyways JarrahTree 01:00, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

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Forgot to paste in Peddur page, I pasted at Siripuram at this edit. Thanks for correcting.--Vin09(talk) 10:51, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I'm afraid you've misunderstood. I don't want the page to be deleted, simplt to be moved to "Bismarck (disambiguation)", but because the later has been edited, Icannot do it myself, an admin has to, and how they do that is by deleting the one page and then moving the other. So the result I'm looking for is for Bismarck to be a redirect to Otto von Bismarck, and the current page called "Bismarck" becomes Bismarck (disambiguation). To make this 3-way exchange, one of the pages has to be deleted, so that the other two can be moved. The admin who makes the move can do it any way they wish, but, not being an admin, I can't do it. BMK (talk) 01:07, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

If this were uncontroversial, you'd want to request deletion of the redirect. However, I don't think it is uncontroversial. If you want to attempt this you should propose moving the disambiguation page. olderwiser 01:18, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Spanish words[edit]

So why your asseveration not also apply to the desambiguations Bambino, Amour, Je t'aime, Über Alles (disambiguation), etc. they also use in that desambiguations meanings of the words as in a dictionaty.--Vvven (talk) 19:35, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

WP:OTHERSTUFF and those pages aren't on my watchlist. WP:MOSDAB is applicable for any disambiguation page. olderwiser 04:43, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

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Happy New Year Bkonrad![edit]


Ottoman Palestine[edit]

Perhaps I am not getting the point, or perhaps nobody is trying to make it, or perhaps there is no point. So let me ask you: why did you say this page Ottoman Palestine is a non-standard disambiguation page? Perhaps you can explain why everybody coming from dab seem sto have a problem with this. I would like to ask you to go over the talkpage first, before replying, to make sure we are on the same frequency, so to speak. Debresser (talk) 15:53, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for posting there. It was a pleasure to read your posts. Debresser (talk) 08:51, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

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On Puerto Rico Suggestion[edit]

I am writing to see if you and user:Penn 1899, user:Golbez, user:Blondeguynative and whoever else is interested, could find a resolution to the slow, but incremental editing dispute on Puerto Rico and Congress.

An appropriate place would be the article Talk Page. I am interested in seeing this settled. Just for reference, there is an old discussion here that may be helpful. Let me know what you think. Caballero//Historiador 14:55, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Internet blocked[edit]

Hello how are you? You have blocked my WiFi access. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

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Sir Robert Carr, Kt.[edit]

Dear Bkonrad, Face-smile.svg
Thank you for reminding me that ref tags are not required in disambiguation pages. However, I would like to restore the entry itself—without the ref tag of course—as it is a legitimate use of the page: various forms of Sir Robert Carr, Kt.'s name are mentioned in a few articles and I corrected one entry today, where his name had been misspelt as 'Richard Carr'. I then thought of adding a wikilink, but since there isn't an article about him, I decided to add an entry in the dab page (and included the ref tag by mistake). Thank you for your support and cooperation.
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 16:42, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. (I was typing the above while you were in the process of restoring the entry... Face-wink.svg)
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 16:52, 16 January 2016 (UTC)


The MOS:DABORDER guideline makes a distinction between ordinary disambiguation pages and long ones. It recommends long ones be ordered alphabetically. Therefore your edit summary can be interpreted as misleading. Min al Khadr (talk) 22:17, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

It's been discussed (a lot actually) and WP:DABORDER also clearly says in #1 the most common meanings may be placed at the top, with other meanings below. olderwiser 02:11, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Pls help urgently: Baeksang Arts Awards[edit]

Can you help me to resolve?

I renamed "Baeksang Arts Awards" to "Baeksang Arts Awards x" as I want to move "Paeksang Arts Awards" to "Baeksang Arts Awards" as the primary page. But I find that I can't rename "Paeksang Arts Awards", so I revert back "Baeksang Arts Awards x" to "Baeksang Arts Awards". However, if I go to Paeksang Arts Awards, I can't see the links to Baeksang Arts Awards.

But if I go to Baeksang Arts Awards x, the links are still there.

Sorry for the problem created.

Jjaey (talk) 02:48, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

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Entropy disambiguation[edit]

Dear Bkonrad, Please participate in a discussion on the Entropy (disambiguation) talk page, in hopes of reaching a consensus resolution, before again reverting my edit of the Entropy disambiguation page.CharlesHBennett (talk) 17:15, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

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