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DYK for Slights

Materialscientist (talk) 08:04, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Photos by Alfred Harth

Sorry, I just do not understand what is going on that Explicit has deleted so many photos of mine in different articles! They were all made by myself, are from my ow archive (Harth archive) and I tried to give them a fair licence here before. This is all very irritating!Harth23 (talk) 12:14, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Looking at the deletion of "File:Alfred 23 Harth 2009.8.15.JPG" here, I see it was deleted because of "F4: Lack of licensing information". I can't see what licensing information you had supplied because it's been deleted, so I can't comment. I'd suggest that you ask User:Explicit what his reasons for deleting your pictures were. —Bruce1ee 12:45, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Online Ambassadors

I saw the quality of your contributions at DYK and clicked on over to your user page and was pretty impressed. Would you be interested in helping with the WP:Online_Ambassadors program? It's really a great opportunity to help university students become Wikipedia contributers. I hope you apply to become an ambassador, Sadads (talk) 02:47, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but unfortunately my work here is sporadic and I don't want to commit myself to something I won't always have the time for. —Bruce1ee 05:52, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Itaal Shur

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:04, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for André Duchesne (musician)

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Les 4 Guitaristes de l'Apocalypso-Bar

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Casper the Commuting Cat

Materialscientist (talk) 12:05, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Casper (cat)

Materialscientist (talk) 12:05, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK hook, punctuation error

Bruce, in this edit you introduced a punctuation error by adding a comma to my hook. This is how it shows up on the front page right now, and that's kind of embarrassing for me and for Wikipedia. Will you please not add punctuation to hooks that, one can assume, have been vetted on the Suggestions page? I've asked HJMitchell if they can remove the comma, but it might well be too late. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 18:21, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK hook, incorrect fact

In this edit you added the hook for Gris-gris, but it's the wrong hook, as the discussion on the topic had pointed out--you moved that discussion to the prep area, apparently without noticing that a. I pointed out that the hook was not supported by the article (far from it!) b. the creator agreed with that c. an alternate hook was proposed b. the alternate hook was approved. I take no pleasure in saying this, since I appreciate all the good work done by the volunteers at DYK, but you dropped the ball twice in the same batch, and both errors make us look bad--in fact, the gris-gris error is precisely the sort of thing that give Wikipedia a bad name. I urge you to be more careful, much more careful. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 18:25, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Hey, my apologies if my messages are too terse, but I panicked a bit when I saw two errors in the hooks. I know you're doing a lot of good work, but I hope you understand also where I'm coming from. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 19:00, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Drmies, I'm sorry about loading the wrong Gris-gris hook, that was a rare slipup on my part. It was discussed here sometime last year that rejected hooks should be struck-out to make sure that they are not selected for prep areas. Nonetheless, it was my fault.
Regarding the comma I added to your Nine to the Universe hook, I don't see anything wrong with that. Have a look at this hook from January:
... that Britney Spears' 2011 comeback single, "Hold It Against Me", broke the U.S. airplay record for the most number of radio plays in one day?
There is a comma before "Hold It Against Me". Is that wrong? Note also rule A1 here. I did what I thought was correct, but if I got it wrong, once again, I'm sorry. —Bruce1ee 08:55, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors

Hi Bruce! Since you're a very accomplished content contributor and experienced Wikipedian, I wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If that sounds like you and you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors during the current term, which started in January and goes through early May. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE.

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:10, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation and the vote of confidence, but as I said to Sadads last month, I don't want to commit myself to something I won't always have the time for. —Bruce1ee 05:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for the double hit, we are really looking for recruits, and strong contributers like yourself show up on the places we patrol looking for help, Sadads (talk) 14:03, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
No problem. :) —Bruce1ee 08:13, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Meaning of It All

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"Waxes philosophical[ly]"

"Waxes philosopical" is correct. The verb "wax" is equivalent to "become" when used in this idiom. As such, it is followed by either a noun (predicate nominative) or adjective (predicate adjective). It is not followed by an adverb because the verb is not being modified. SDCHS (talk) 08:03, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

You're right, I missed that change you made. Why I reverted your edit was because you, probably inadvertently, broke the "image" parameter in the {{infobox}} which meant that the book cover (File:Feynman MeaningOfItAll.jpg) was no longer used. This rendered the image an "orphan" (see previous message). I've corrected "waxes philosophical[ly]" in the article. —Bruce1ee 08:27, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
I don't know how I did that since all I did was delete four characters. In any case, if it was my fault, I apologize. SDCHS (talk) 02:15, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
No problem, it clearly was not intentional. —Bruce1ee 05:43, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Hubert G. Chevis

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Hubert G. Chevis at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:16, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. I've responded at T:TDYK. —Bruce1ee 07:49, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hubert G. Chevis

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 1 March 2011 (UTC)


There goes my article. If you need any sources, i have a page on a few. Note to self: stop procrastinaating and putting everyone's worries on it. Write something. Simply south...... 21:47, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry I undermined your efforts, I had no idea someone else here was also preparing an article on Casper. Of course I don't have to tell you this, but feel free to jump in and add/correct anything I may have missed. —Bruce1ee 06:06, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
The article i would have come up with was much shorter. Never mind. I put it off for quite a while. If you need the sources, check out User talk:simply south/Archway. However, the other article is soon to be more active. You've done a better job on them. Simply south...... 10:54, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll keep a lookout. —Bruce1ee 11:56, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I've just realised what I've said might be a bit misleading. There is another article which i am hoping to make my mark properly (not related to feline fare evaders) which, when i have time, i will expand a lot. I suppose my biggest worry is that with the sources i have I might repeat citations. Simply south...... 23:36, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Actually, could i just give you the sources that i had on the cat articles so that i can leave space for another article? Simply south...... 13:04, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Most of the sources you have at User talk:simply south/Archway I used in the two Casper articles. The others I've made a note of, so you can reuse that space of yours. Thanks. —Bruce1ee 14:09, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Cheers. Simply south...... 14:23, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Operation Moolah

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:33, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, could you add the 8,900 views for Emilia Carrs Afd. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 18:06, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Sure ... done. BTW anyone can update WP:DYKSTATS. —Bruce1ee 04:55, 17 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, could you help me by adding Rebecca Blacks 68.400 hits for her DYK for April 6 to the DYKSTATS. Appreciated. thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 08:05, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately Rebecca Black doesn't qualify for DYKSTATS as the article is already drawing over 60k hits per day. See rule 3. Sorry. —Bruce1ee 08:20, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Lotti Golden

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Lotti Golden

Hi Bruce1ee. Thanks for the excellent quote you provided in the lead and for tidying up some typos along with the citations. I'm writing about the change you made in the 1969: Debut LP: Motor-Cycle section: “Listed among the most influential albums of the late-1960s" because it is not factually correct. Hentoff states in the first line of his piece: “This is a selection of albums of recent years (and a few which go farther back) that have been most durable for me.” Therefore, his article covers more than just the late 60’s; some of the LPs go back further like "Highway 61 Revisited" released in August 1965. See abstract of Hentoff’s article here, although it's just the first few lines: In addition to the factual error, using the phrase “the late 60’s” four times in the section 1969: Debut LP: Motor-Cycle is too much. For both reasons, I'd like to revert to the original: "Listed among the most influential albums of the era." Also, Since the article is written in prose, for the sake of good form, I prefer the "Motor-Cycle Tracks" section to be written horizontally. I also was remaining faithful to the citation, which lists the tracks horizontally. I plan on linking a short article about Golden's Motor-Cycle LP to this article, and there I intend to do a vertical list. In addition, aesthetically, the vertical list impinges on the Newsweek photo, but when horizontal, it makes the image and layout more pleasing.

Garyr2w (talk) 19:28, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi Garyr2w. The reason I changed "era" to "late-1960s" was for the DYK nomination. I wanted to narrow down which era was being referred to. But I see now that my interpretation of "era" was too narrow. Regarding the album track listing, I changed it to a vertical list because that is the way track listings in album articles are done on Wikipedia. But I see your point, you want the track titles to flow with the prose. I'm fine with you reverting my changes. Thanks for creating the article, and keep up the good work. Regards. —Bruce1ee 06:11, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Orthotonics

The DYK project (nominate) 18:02, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for ...And the Native Hipsters

The DYK project (nominate) 06:04, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Don Shinn biography

Hello Bruce1ee- Thank you for your note regarding the bio I created for musician Don Shinn, and thank you for merging the two separate bios into one. I appreciate your help as I have no prior experience in creating a Wiki biography from scratch and found it quite challenging. I can manage fairly well to add info to existing bios, but even then am unskilled in citing references. In some cases with regard to music related biographies, I have added information that comes directly from my own personal experiences involving the subject(s). However, I am not technically conversant with how to indicate the reference sources when I know what they are. In the case of Don Shinn, he was long overdue for a Wiki bio. While there are references to him out there, they are minor, not comprehensive, and challenging to find. The most significant reference I cited in Shinn's entry is found in the second to last sentence, and concerns his influence on musician Keith Emerson (b. 1944), for which there are verifiable source citations. In fact, I'll provide them for you here on the chance that you will be so kind as to enter them into Shinn's bio for me; once you do, I'll be able to simply look at what you did, and, hopefully, repeat the procedure myself in the future:

(Keith Emerson) interviewed by Dominic Milano, Contemporary Keyboard, October 1977, and Robet L. Doerschuk, Keyboard, June 1992, October 1995.

With thanks, Wikimonstro (talk) 22:41, 29 April 2011 (UTC)Wikimonstro

I've added the references you quoted to the article. Writing Wikipedia articles for the first time can be quite daunting, but I'd suggest looking at Starting an article, WikiProject Biography and Biographies of living persons. But what I find is always helpful is to look at existing articles and how they are structured. If you want to see how things are done, like citations, edit the article (without making any changes) and look at the markup language. I hope this helps, but if you need any further assistance, just ask. —Bruce1ee 09:26, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Chris Townson

Good morning/afternoon,

With reference to the above Wikipedia entry - I am Chris Townson's daughter. I changed the entry to state than in fact, he died in Sussex and not in London as previously shown. I see that you changed it back.

As I, along with the rest of the family, was there holding his hand when it happened, I would appreciate that you leave the entry as it now is.

Many thanks

Janine —Preceding unsigned comment added by Janjabean74 (talkcontribs) 15:38, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Janine, the statement in the article that Chris died in London is supported by an obituary in The Independent. While I don't doubt your claim that he died in Sussex, do you have a reliable published source to back it up? All information in Wikipedia has to be verifiable in reliable published sources. To quote from Wikipedia:Verifiability, "The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—whether readers can check that material in Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether editors think it is true." —Bruce1ee 06:05, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

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I, Mikhailov Kusserow, hereby award Bruce1ee with The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for outstanding achievement in countering vandalism. — Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 07:17, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it. —Bruce1ee 07:31, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you re-added the name of the builder of a Meccano model on the Meccano page. Can I ask why? Is Chris Els famous in the Meccano world? I think unless he is it's a bit pointless having his name...raseaCtalk to me 15:49, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Good point, he probably isn't notable enough to warrent the inclusion of his name on the page. But why I put it there in the first place was because on his web page he requests that he be credited with every use of his pictures. Credit is given at File:Meccano model Steam shovel excavator.jpg, but shouldn't it also be given on the pages where the picture is used? —Bruce1ee 05:58, 9 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi Bruce1ee. Just noting that I have made the suggested modifications at Template talk:Did you know#David Sencer. Goodvac (talk) 22:04, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I've verified your nomination here. —Bruce1ee 05:13, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

May 2011

Information.svg Hi Bruce1ee. Thank you for your work on patrolling new pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I'm just letting you know that I declined your deletion request for Ewan watson, a page that you tagged for speedy deletion, because the criterion you used or the reason you gave does not cover this kind of page. Please take a moment to look at the suggested tasks for patrollers and review the criteria for speedy deletion. Particularly, the section covering non-criteria. Such pages are best tagged with proposed deletion, proposed deletion for biographies of living persons, or sent to the appropriate deletion discussion. Playing for a national sports team is an assertion of significance. Catfish Jim & the soapdish 14:42, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I missed that. User:Karl The Stig‎ had created three one-line bios on the same day, all of which were speedied. Ewan watson was the fourth, so I assumed it was also a speedy candidate. —Bruce1ee 05:19, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my talk page. Tommyjb Talk! (22:23, 30 May 2011)

No problem. This was a particularly persistent vandal, but we got him/her blocked here. —Bruce1ee 05:46, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Your request

Bruce, I think the addition to the unprocessed requests at CorenSearchBot/manual need to be wikilinked. I've never used it, so I'm not absolutely sure, but it appears that way.SPhilbrickT 12:11, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. I didn't think it made any difference, but I see you've linked it and it's been processed now (I'm sure I've had unlinked items processed before). But thanks for your help. I know what to do in future. —Bruce1ee 12:30, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
I can't be sure it made a difference, I just noticed that others were wikilinked, and it looked like yours was just siting there. In any event it has been completed successfully, and I've found a new useful tool!SPhilbrickT 12:36, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for John's Children

Materialscientist (talk) 16:03, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Shannon Letandre

Ummm... why is this article being deleted?? its a perfectly good article, and if you want ill provide some sources for this article. its a perfectly good article and only needs a few citations....theres no other reason to delete this article......... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

You need to address your concerns here. You need to establish notability, and adding additional reliable sources will help. —Bruce1ee 08:59, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for A Glorious Way to Die

The DYK project (nominate) 18:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks so much for adding my red-eyed cicadas to DYK stats

I was wondering with some trepidation if I could/should add my three-article hook to DYKSTATS, but when I went over there to check the rules, I saw that you had already put it up under "Lead hooks with over 20,000 views." What a great surprise, thank you so much. Sharktopus talk 17:26, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

It was my pleasure, and you'll see it is also listed here. BTW anyone can add nominations to this page (subject to the DYK Stats rules of course). —Bruce1ee 05:19, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Slim Dunlap

The DYK project (nominate) 18:05, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

prep changes

Hi Bruce, I normally make only trivial changes, but I've just found it necessary to do two hook rewrites. Could you check, please? Tony (talk) 08:13, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I take it you're refering to these changes in Prep 3. I'm not sure about the B-1 Band change: it could be read that "B-1 Band" is a type of US Navy band, whereas "US Navy B-1 Band" was the name of the band. Otherwise everything else seems fine. Thanks for your improvements. —Bruce1ee 08:49, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
I like the changes but the one giving up the precise Latin article name for a specific kind of bot fly for the general English term of all of them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:37, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Sure, thanks Bruce and Gerda! As you know, I think hooks are better to substitute English for unfamiliar foreign-language items; but no big deal. Tony (talk) 10:25, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Substitute is one thing, but generalization another. If it says "moose botfly" (bolded) as a pipe link, I would assume an article about them in general, which this is not. - As you know I try to have the article name in the hook as far as possible, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh, if moose botfly is a wider notion than the Latin term, sure, it shouldn't be piped as I did. I didn't read your previous post properly. Bruce, I hope I've fixed that Navy hook right. A tad too many commas, but I can't see how else. Sorry no link at the start here; forgot, even though I had it in my clipboard. Tony (talk) 12:54, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Tony, the Navy hook looks fine now, even with the commas. —Bruce1ee 13:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for K computer

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

The DYK project (nominate) 18:04, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank You

Bruce, thank you for the heads up about where to leave my opinion on the deletion discussion. This is why I should not try to edit Wikipedia after I get off work. Cordova829 (talk) 13:32, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure, I didn't want your comment to go unnoticed. —Bruce1ee 14:22, 30 June 2011 (UTC)


Proposed a 200 char long hook, I hope all is fine now. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:17, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I verified the hook. —Bruce1ee 04:06, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Canada Day DYK

Hello, I noticed you were moving the Canada Day-related DYKs to the Queue... while it is last minute, could I suggest that the newly approved Duke of Cambridge's Personal Canadian Flag article DYK be included at some point Canada Day? That flag, and one for Charles, were only previewed yesterday, and William's was just flown for the first time today, at the start of his 2011 Royal tour of Canada, thus the last minute nature of this request. Your assistance would be very greatly appreciated, it would be just amazing to have this on DYK on Canada Day. -- Zanimum (talk) 20:44, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I see you've already added it to Prep 4. —Bruce1ee 04:21, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
2011 Royal tour of Canada has now been nominated for deletion. To keep your hook in the queue and let it go through as a single-nom, I've delinked this article in Prep 4. If you want it to be listed as a double-nom, the hook will have to be returned to T:TDYK. —Bruce1ee 08:34, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

humungous hook

Hi Bruce, what's the deal with the 509-character, eight-article hook in prep room 1 at the moment? I didn't see in the suggestions queue, but I can't imagine how it got through. Tony (talk) 04:40, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tony, it was approved here and loaded in prep1 here. I know it does look wierd, but as discussed here, it's not unusual. —Bruce1ee 04:52, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Bruce, looks like all bets are off concerning multiple-article hooks. Given the impossibility of providing satisfactory reviewing of the flow, even when all are single-DYK hooks, this is regrettable. Tony (talk) 06:27, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Sweetest Dream

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK King Creole

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DYK for Alfred and Emily

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Albert Jewell

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:02, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


When you caught the vandalism at excretion, you mistakenly warned the IP responsible for the version you restored to, rather than the vandal IP. Please remove your warnings from User_talk: You could assign your warnings to User_talk:, an institutional IP the vandal used. - (talk) 15:29, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I've removed the incorrectly placed vandalism templates from your talk page. —Bruce1ee 15:38, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
I forgive you - I also make mistakes. Although others could use the IP from which I've been editing, no one else has for the last year or so. Your warnings weren't placed amongst the accumulation at Reading Borough Council. Thanks for removing them from User_talk: - (talk) 17:18, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
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DYK nomination of Morges Castle

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Thanks for the review. I've responded at T:TDYK. —Bruce1ee 06:30, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Morges Castle

Another nomination promoted by the DYK project. Well done. Victuallers (talk) 00:06, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Percival Loines Pemberton

The DYK project (nominate) 04:44, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mercury's magnetic field

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 21:10, 25 July 2011 (UTC) 05:28, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for I Am a Camera (film)

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 21:10, 25 July 2011 (UTC) 05:28, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Lydia Sarfati

Another contribution to the DYK project, thanks Victuallers (talk) 22:43, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi Bruce. I've read the info about the old Meccano set. But I couldn't find the information I was looking for. I've seen your name coming back pretty often, and I could use your knowledge.

My youngest son found an old set of meccano, that belong to his uncle. When we called this uncle to ask to "authorization" to play with the kit, we found out that most of the pieces came from my son' great uncle, who is 94 years old now. The wrench is stamped with "INDEST**" (INDESTRO  ???) "MFG. CO. and also "CHIC**O(CHICAGO ???) USA.

Is there any ways I could get in touch with you to find out when where those set made please?

Thank you Bruce

Froggybabyqc (talk) 13:10, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not much of an expert on Meccano – all my input to the Meccano article has come from internet resources. I'd suggest trying to contact Meccano website administrators, for example Wes Dalefield at this site (his email address is on this page). I'm sorry I haven't been able to help you. —Bruce1ee 15:16, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

You were able to help me, you gave me references. And I surely appreciate it! Thank you so very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Froggybabyqc (talkcontribs) 14:10, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Recommended Records Sampler

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Heroes in Hell

A page you have edited has been involved in the Wikipedia Dispute Resolution Mechanism. If you wish to take part please click here. Some of the editors working on it have been accused of being sock puppets including myself, information on that can be found here. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 14:52, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the links, but I don't have anything useful to add to this debate. —Bruce1ee 05:42, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for City at the End of Time

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK review of Numbers

Hi Bruce. There is a discussion regarding a nomination you reviewed at WT:DYK. A user has expressed concern over the wording of the hook. Could you take a look at the concerns and perhaps reply there? Thanks. (BTW, thanks for taking care of the preps all the time) Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:26, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

DYK for Lisa Tuttle

Materialscientist (talk) 08:13, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

There is a mop reserved in your name

Mop.png I have observed some remarkable contributions from this account. I am curious as to why are you not an administrator. Pardon that you have struck me as the kind of editor who could be a good one, and that you seem qualified by a cursory review. You exemplify the essence of an Administrator without tools! I hope you will consider serving in the fuller capacity.

--My76Strat (talk) 09:28, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the compliments and the show of support. I've thought about this and decided that, for now, I don't want to take on the responsibilities of an admin. I'm quite happy "gnoming" about at my own pace with no pressure or expectations. —Bruce1ee 12:04, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Consensus of the Heroes in Hell Merge - Did it include all of the Books and Stories?

According to my memory during the Lawyers in Hell AfD discussion about merging the Heroes in Hell articles into one large article, it was decided ALL the articles were to be merged. No mention was made of leaving any of the articles separate.

When I went to merge the one remaining article, one editor got really upset saying that the merge discussion did not include this article, Gilgamesh in the Outback. I believe that the consensus was for all articles. The admin who is currently handling the dispute was not involved at the time, and needs to see a show of hands. If you have any opinion on the issue could you please make your opinion known at Talk:Gilgamesh in the Outback. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 16:09, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

I have responded on the article talk page. —Bruce1ee 08:37, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Mizabot Talk Page Setup

I've become somewhat adept at setting up Mizabot. If you want I could set it up on your talk page. It would only take 2 minutes. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 16:10, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer, but I'd prefer to do my talkpage archiving myself. —Bruce1ee 08:03, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

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A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png Thanks for all the hard work you do related to DYKs! LauraHale (talk) 03:46, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'm touched! —Bruce1ee 06:17, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my user page! And while I'm at it, thanks also for your other work, including article writing, anti-vandalism, and DYK work. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 19:19, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure ... I was watching that vandal! —Bruce1ee 10:02, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Choco chip cookie.png Hello Bruce1ee! I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 07:06, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Hey, thanks, and enjoy your pie! —Bruce1ee 09:14, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK nom for Kaddish (album)

Hi Bruce, I've reviewed your nomination at Template:Did you know nominations/Kaddish (album) and I have a question about the reliability of one of the sources. Could you see my comment and reply there? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:48, 30 December 2011 (UTC)