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Orphaned non-free media (Image:163com.gif)[edit]

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Gohar Mumtaz[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:DFS.gif[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:EpitaphForGeorgeDillon.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:MissJulie.jpg[edit]

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Happy 2008[edit]

Hope the year is good to you and we see around the Wiki some more this year. Brookie :) - he's in the building somewhere! (Whisper...) 13:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:SwedishBookReview.jpg[edit]

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Lemony Snicket Roll Call[edit]

Project Logo Hello, CLW! Your username, as well as the usernames of other members of Wikipedia: WikiProject Lemony Snicket, has been moved to the inactive members list, as part of a process for making the wikiproject active once again. If you would like to continue to be an active member, please follow the instructions on the top of the participants page to add your name to the active participants list.

Thanks! Clamster 17:15, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:RighteousBoy.gif[edit]

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Typo redirect 'Happy Nation (US Version) (Pal Video) (1994)[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Thevillainposter.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Akademiks.gif[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Hairsprayfilm.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Namibian10.JPG[edit]

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Image:Xjklfdsjkl.jpg[edit]

Could you undelete Image:Xjklfdsjkl.jpg? In going through the uploads of User:ChristyHuey and I believe that the images were just poorly tagged. I'd like the chance to fix them. Take a look at Image:Sophia Bush at TRL.jpg and Image:Normal 014.jpg. --evrik (talk) 18:29, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Joyocom.gif)[edit]

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RfD nomination of Image for deletion[edit]

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AfD nomination of Rosie Munter[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Fat Face[edit]

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No need to bypass redirects[edit]

There's no need to "fix" redirects, as you did on Larry Craig. See WP:R2D. TJRC (talk) 16:25, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Also, if you wish to eliminate a redirect where the page name is as suitable as the text in the article, please use that directly. For example, instead of changing [[mugshot]] to [[mug shot|mugshot]], use [[mug shot]] instead. TJRC (talk) 16:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


The 16' Club[edit]

Hello there, thanks for your message. I'm new to Wikipedia so don't know for certain if I'm supposed to reply here or just below your comment on my talk page. This seems most likely to reach you though, so this I choose. The apostrophe in The 16' Club is in fact correct, and the Club has always held this unusual form. It is not an informal or incorrect formulation, as it was recently used in official correspondence with Clarence House. XVI Chancer (talk) 20:33, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

Haven't been on much myself lately - gald you're safe,well & back! Brookie :) - he's in the building somewhere! (Whisper...) 10:57, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Pavilion <-> Pavillion[edit]

Yes, but no. It's very often spelled "Pavillion" in historical documents and earlier histories; perhaps the wording should have been "historically often spelled?".Skookum1 (talk) 16:07, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I need your help~![edit]

endulge my trespassing on your time. I'm a university student at Seoul National University, and I'm currently working on a research project on Wikipedia. My focus is on dispute resolution and the Wikipedian culture- subjects that needs real understanding rather than statistics or observation of explicit things. Therefore, I'm eagerly searching for live voices, for accounts of active users.

I see you are an administrator who has been active in Wikipedia for many years, so I thought your experience and opinions would add a lot to my research. Would you by any chance care for an email interview? If you have the time, please send a reply and I'll mail you the questions. Again, your help would mean more than a lot to me.

Thanks for reading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.126.178.124 (talk) 15:54, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Maverick (chocolate)[edit]

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Lemony Snicket task force[edit]

Project Logo Hello, CLW, and thank you for your contribution with articles related to the works of Lemony Snicket. I'd like to invite you to become a member of the Lemony Snicket task force, a task force aiming to improve coverage of Lemony Snicket and related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help out and participate, please visit the task force page for more information. Thanks! — The Man in Question (gesprec) · (forðung) 07:21, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Attentatet i Pålsjö skog[edit]

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Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Law Lord (talk) 05:03, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello CLW! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 4 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,789 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:29, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

Hello old bean - haven't spoken for ages - hope all's well with you and yours! Brookie :) - he's in the building somewhere! (Whisper...) 12:47, 11 November 2010 (UTC)


Crazy-making[edit]

Why did you remove the term "crazy-making" from the article on Double-bind? True, there isn't an article on it, but the term is in use, including by Paul Gibney in his article The Double-Bind Theory; Still Crazy-making After All These Years. (May 2006) in Psychotherapy in Australia; it's listed under References.Margaret9mary (talk) 23:06, 11 February 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Margaret9mary (talkcontribs) 22:59, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

So where does it go if not in the See also list?
Read Paul Gibney's article and you'll see that he has a number of excellent examples of double-binding crazy-making.
Double bind is the scientific term. Crazy-making is the lay translation. It's a useful term (and every scientist is a layperson outside his/her field of specialty).
A clinical psychologist, Dr. George R. Bach wrote "Stop, You're Driving me Crazy! (1979)--a self-help book describing crazy-making behavior--the term is being used on the web now, sometimes responsibly, sometimes not. Lack of feedback is an important factor in double-binds. Margaret9mary (talk) 23:57, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Climate paragraph on Somerset articles[edit]

Hi, I noticed you had removed the climate paragraph on lots of Somerset articles. This was added because WP:UKCITIES recomends that a climate section should be included and it is very similar in areas which are geographically very close to each other. We should not expect readers (who may be from very different parts of the world to click on Somerset then South West England then Climate of south-west England to find out this information. Several of the articles have passed GA & FA assessments with this information included without any objection. I am thinking of reverting your changes and wondered if you had any rationale for their removal?— Rod talk 07:27, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

I disagree with your actions and will revert them. At the very least I would ask you to discuss at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Somerset. --Simple Bob a.k.a. The Spaminator (Talk) 08:02, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:ChathamDockyardUnionFlag.jpg[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear CLW,


My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 02:38, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Swedish translation[edit]

Hello. I was on Wikipedia:Translators available and notice that you were on the list for Swedish to English translators and wondered if you could translate Christopher, Duke of Lolland? Thank you.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 04:35, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Ahoy there[edit]

Ha ha - was just thinking the same thing!! All's well here - hope with you too! Brookie :) { - he's in the building somewhere!} (Whisper...) 15:17, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (b. 1958)[edit]

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Swedish translation[edit]

Hello. I was on Wikipedia:Translators available and notice that you were on the list for Swedish to English translators and wondered if you could translate sv:Gustav av Sachsen-Engern-Westfalen as Gustavus of Saxe-Lauenburg or Gustav of Saxe-Lauenburg? Thank you.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 18:49, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Akademiks[edit]

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Request for a 3rd opinion[edit]

Hi! Since you are (or have been) one of the main contributors/maintainers of the Abba article, I'd like to request your opinion on a dispute about the proper handling of sales figures in the article's lead.

The dispute is at Talk:ABBA#Sales and your input would be very much appreciated. --Kmhkmh (talk) 15:53, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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Survey Invite[edit]

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I am asking you to participate in this study because you are a frequent editor of pages on Wikipedia that are of political interest. We would like to learn about your experiences in dealing with editors of different political orientations.

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