User talk:Bokmanrocks01

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Speedy deletion nomination of Po land[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Portal:Mummy[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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OH YEA BABY Bokmanrocks01 (talk) 05:58, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Po land[edit]

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Donald Trump infobox[edit]

Hi there. You previously participated in a previous conversation about the best way to reflect Donald Trump's business career in his infobox. You might be interested in an active RfC on this topic. Edge3 (talk) 03:13, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Sockpuppet investigation[edit]

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NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 01:10, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

"Small" in Trump infobox[edit]

Hello. MOS:FONTSIZE advises against using {{small}} or other font-reduction techniques in infoboxes. My understanding is that this is an accessibility issue, an area that Wikipedia takes somewhat seriously. I removed the "smalls" from the Trump infobox about 18 hours ago, with a clear explanation in my edit summary. Now I see that you have added back the "smalls" without any mention whatsoever in your edit summary. I'll give you some time to self-revert or explain why this infobox should deviate from the guideline; barring both I'll go ahead and revert you. Thanks. ―Mandruss  01:54, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Well if you look at the articles of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or even Andrew Jackson, you would see that {{small}} is also used to summarize their political affiliations. With Donald Trump being a similar type of article about a prominent US politician, using the same technique wouldn't be a unprecedented edit that crosses a line or anything. BTW, {{small}}, was also used with the "officeholder" template that was in place for Donald Trump before it was converted to the present one yesterday. MOS:FONTSIZE also doesn't strictly forbid using {{small}}, just highly discourages it, if you want to make the "strictly by the guidelines" point. - Bokmanrocks01 (talk) 02:15, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
1. Very little at Wikipedia is strictly forbidden, so it's hardly significant that this is not. 2. There is no reason to believe that editors at the other articles were even aware of the guideline, or that any of them cared a whit about accessibility. I just recently learned of the guideline myself, after 3.5 years. 3. The existence of bad stuff does not justify the creation of more of it. It's not reasonable to say that a guideline can't or shouldn't be observed at one article unless it's observed for all similar articles. That reasoning tends to bring progress to a grinding halt.
Thanks, I just wanted to touch base and be sure I wasn't missing something significant. I'll make the change and you're welcome to try your rationale on the Trump talk page. ―Mandruss  02:27, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
You did it again.[1] This is never going to fly unless you get talk page consensus to deviate from MOS. ―Mandruss  05:20, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Trump infobox RfC[edit]

Hello there. I saw your edit to open an RfC. Just a reminder that you need to use the {{rfc}} template. The instructions are on WP:RFC. Let me know if you need help! Edge3 (talk) 23:16, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Census stuff[edit]

The answer to why the number that adds up to 104% is correct is simple - people can choose multiple races on the US census (source: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/06/11/chapter-1-race-and-multiracial-americans-in-the-u-s-census/). For some reason you want to use the data that excludes multiracial people who chose to check multiple boxes, which, unless you've got a compelling justification for it, seems wrong. The consistency argument is misleading since you made the same change to the other data earlier, an edit which should incidentally be reverted. Rwenonah (talk) 23:59, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Discussion invite[edit]

Hello. I invite you to join a centralized discussion about naming issues related to China and Taiwan. Szqecs (talk) 14:20, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Tom Taylor (actor)[edit]

We don't add anyone's age directly, as it will be out of date by next year, so I've reverted. When I can find the right template I'll add it instead - watch this space. PamD 11:47, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Found it: {{Birth date and age|2001|07|16|df=yes}}. The "df=yes" makes it appear as "16 July 2001" rather than "July 16, 2001". I've fixed this article. PamD 11:52, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

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December 2017[edit]

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RfCs[edit]

Before you incorrectly create an RfC at the Australia article the way you did on the Canada article, please see WP:RfC.

Before using the RfC process to get opinions from outside editors, it's often faster and more effective to thoroughly discuss the matter with any other parties on the related talk page. Editors are normally expected to make a reasonable attempt at working out their disputes before seeking help from others. If you are able to come to a consensus or have your questions answered through discussion with other editors, then there is no need to start an RfC.

Cheers. Walter Görlitz (talk) 01:41, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

A consensus from an rfc is more definitive, rather than an on/off discussion with a few editors. It's the quickest way to resolve the issue. - Bokmanrocks01 (talk) 01:50, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

NCOP[edit]

Hi Bokmanrocks01, when you changed Chairperson of National Council of Provinces to Chairperson of National Council at this diff. Why? The name is the NCOP (National Council of Provinces). National Council is incorrect and since it's a chairperson name in South Africa article I think it should be as accurate as possible. Best, Waddie96 (talk) 07:58, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Feel free to change it back if you feel it necessary. National Council of Provinces is also shortened to National Council in the Legislature section of the infobox, so I felt it wasn't inconsistent to shorten the name of the office for chairperson. Bokmanrocks01 (talk) 04:43, 27 April 2018 (UTC)