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Category:Ethel Reed[edit]

the page on greek/latin "roots" is exactly as you described it. It's a good start, but it needs help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ninja247 (talkcontribs) 23:01, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Can you give me more of a hint as to which page you mean? A blue link will do. Thanks.Botteville (talk) 14:06, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


Category:Ethel Reed, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. ...William 11:52, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Answered in cats for discussion. Move pic to same cat in commons, delete WP cat.Branigan 23:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

November 2014[edit]

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OK, fixed. Thanks.Branigan 14:54, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


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Your signature[edit]

Your signature, as seen in this edit, does not contain a link to your user page, your user talk page, or your contributions. Such a link is required per WP:SIGLINK; please change your signature accordingly. Since your signature doesn't even contain your user name, currently it's very hard to tell that you're the one writing the comments signed as "Branigan", and this isn't helped by the fact that there once was another User:Branigan. Huon (talk) 17:46, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

OK. Try this.Botteville (talk) 08:38, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Huon (talk) 18:58, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed. Thanks.Botteville (talk) 12:43, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed. Thanks.Botteville (talk) 22:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed, thanks.Botteville (talk) 11:14, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Theory of Forms[edit]

FYI, I removed "marketplace must not be regulated" from Theory of Forms. It looks like a contribution you made several years ago in a big expansion of the article. I'm not a Plato expert but don't recall this in my studies, and it was not cited. Just a heads-up in case you feel a need to restore it. — Brianhe (talk) 21:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

I answered this on the article's talk page. Bottom line, OK, in fact I went you one better. I really don't remember it.Botteville (talk) 02:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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FixedBotteville (talk) 17:12, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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Fixed.Botteville (talk) 18:26, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

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Sea Peoples[edit]

I am working hard on this article to bring it to GA. You are the article's most prolific editor, so if you have time to come by it would be great. Oncenawhile (talk) 21:57, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

I did actually fly by, See article.Botteville (talk) 00:08, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks Iazyges. It seems like a good thing to work on. I'm interested in that area and have some resources on it.Botteville (talk) 14:10, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks. Fixed now.Botteville (talk) 21:48, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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Fixed. The DAB solver is picking up non-user-placed links to Apollonius, which are not to be corrected. I just ignore those as a limitation on the use of DAB Solver.Botteville (talk)
I guess they are not to be ignored. Let me summarize. Currently, if a hatnote points to a disambig page, the link is picked up as inappropriate. In other words, you can no longer say, "for other uses of this name, see (disambig)." It seems to me this is a diminishment of capability, as once you could do that. Now you can only get to the disambig by accident. I suppose, there may well be other factors bearing on this diminishment. Or, it may be a bug. In any case I'm not wasting any more time on hatnotes that point to disambigs. I'm using the DABsolver to fix the instances for which I am responsible.Botteville (talk) 11:39, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
Its OK. I just read the help on disambig again. I could use "otheruses" to get to the disambig page but the policy is definitely against it. Mere inclusion of the same word in the title is insufficient grounds to point to the disambig, as long as the whole title is sufficiently distinguished. That latter appears to be the case for these Apollonius titles. I still regard it as a diminishment of capabilty, but that is the policy. Maybe the "economy" principle applies: if you can get there without a hatnote, why put one in just because it is easier? I will reverse what I did. Botteville (talk) 12:29, 31 March 2017 (UTC)