User talk:Cromwellt

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Archive One: Long ago (2004-2005)

Signature does not display properly[edit]

(copied from the help desk) I have been a Wikipedian for a couple of years now, but I have only fairly recently (possibly since the last time I modified my preferences) found a frustrating problem that won't go away. Every time I sign a comment, the signature is incorrectly displayed. Everything looks correct, but somehow it is not interpreted the way it should be. I'm sure it is something I'm doing wrong. I must have something typed incorrectly in my "nickname" preferences. The really odd thing is that when I copy the text directly from the preview down into the edit box (adding the brackets back to the first part, since the first part does work), the thing displays perfectly. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong (preferably on my talk page)? You'll see what I mean when I sign: --Cromwellt|[[User talk:Cromwellt|Talk]] 21:26, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

A change was made to the signature code when sigs with malformed HTML started to cause problems. See Wikipedia:How to fix your signature for more detail. DES (talk) 21:40, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Cor page[edit]

Oh, yeah, good job! Yeah, I was going to get it to it sooner or later...I'll see if I can expand his and Aravis's page a bit more though. Yeah, the Prince Cor page redirects to the Shasta page, so whatever's Prince Cor's page shouldn't matter, right? Sort of confused on what you're saying, but I'll see what I can do. Oh yeah, and I'll erase it, since I didn't create his own page :). I cross it off, if I was the one who had done it. Can't take that away from you, now can I? *winks* —Mirlen 00:13, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

(Sorry, I wasn't use to the whole way talk page worked. Apparently, we post on each others, so yeah.) —Mirlen 04:56, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

I will try to expand the Cor page as much as I can...I think I have too many pages that I should really start to cross off in my 'To-Do List' clickie!. And yeah, I have Mozilla Firefox, I'm just so used to IE, I can't really start switching off to Mozilla right's weird. I usually have no problem adapting, but yeah, I switch on and off between using Mozilla and IE. —Mirlen 23:32, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Graham Maxwell[edit]

Hi! I am enlisting your help as one of the people listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Seventh-day_Adventist_Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church page has recently come under a protection order after an edit war to do with the theology of Graham Maxwell. As an upshot of this war, two users have been blocked. I personally do not understand the issue relating to Graham Maxwell, and as such would like your comments, regardless of whether you know much about the issue or not, on Talk:Seventh-day Adventist Church. I apologise for the mess of the talk page, it has been a very involved debate. Thanking you in advance, -Fermion 06:06, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

What was the outcome of the war? Maxwell's theology is clearly revealed in several good articles available online, such as Beacon Light's Beware of Spiritualistic Theories. --e.Shubee 19:50, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Regarding your inquiry[edit]

Thanks for the note re: the poet page move, which is wise. Regarding Netoholic, should I assume you've read Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Netoholic and Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Netoholic 2? I'd say your descriptions of interaction with Netoholic remind me very much of his traditional modus operandi here...I'm sorry to hear that he's an SEWikipedia admin if he hasn't learned to work within consensus and be constructive. I'm afraid I have little advice...I haven't worked much with him, especially recently. I'd encourage you to contact the users identified as his "mentors" in the Netoholic 2 case to see if they found any successful strategies for working with him...failing that, I'd say it may be time for the SEWikipedia to develop a good dispute resolution policy (unless one exists already...forgive my ignorance concerning the SE project). Personally I agree with your stated and implied positions on how SE should function, but of course I have no involvement with the project, and I doubt my arrival now would be seen as anything but "ganging up" by Netoholic. If I can assist in any way that I'm not seeing right now, please do let me know...I'm happy to provide some input into how the dispute resolution process has worked here as a former insider (and a bit of a maverick, at that), should that be helpful to whatever needs to happen at SE. Best of luck, Jwrosenzweig 20:24, 18 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi. The piece about the evolution of /ch/ was more a joke than anything else. But there's a little bit of truth behind it. If you travel across north-west France from Normandy you'll find various points where phonemes change in the local dialects. One of these is the change from /k/ to /sh/ in words such as "chat" , cat. There are others too. According to what I read, many years ago, these lines correspond to various ages in French history - when areas were poilitically isolated from each other, and if it was for long enough, they developed different phonemes. The /k/ pronunciatio is Germanic, the /sh/ is a later development. Another interesting one is the French rolled /r/, which apparently began as an affectation in upper-class French speech in the 18th century, and then was spread amoung the European intelligentsia during the Enlightenment and later when France was so admired - but not to the English. But I really don't know much about linguistsics at all (sorry!) - this is just something I remember reading ages ago. PiCo 22:23, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter! (or whatever it is that you celebrate)[edit]

I spy some chocolate bunnies, do you? :)Mirlen 19:27, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter! But even if you don't celebrate it (like me), you should still try the delicious chocolate! (Don't know if you remember me, but if I told you one word, I think you'd know: Cor/Shasta) ;)Mirlen 19:27, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, I'm not too knowledgeable in religious history, nor am I knowledgeable in respective religions in and out of itself (though I think compared to the average teenager outside Wikipedia I know a bit more because I like history/philosophy/etc. and reading about it), so I don't know if I'm allowed to critcize or comment your beliefs concerning that area. Even if I did, I would still respect yours. It seems silly to not get along with someone just because their beliefs are different, doesn't it? I'm a big fan of Tolkien, and though his and my beliefs differ, I still respect his and I would hate it if Hollywood or some sort creating an adaptation out of his books wrecked or went against his beliefs that is implemented throughout the story. E.g., as much as I love the film trilogy, I don't know if the scriptwriters that Faramir being able to refuse (or overcome, depending on one's interpretation) the temptation of the Ring was tied in with Tolkien's belief that Grace could overcome all sin. —Mirlen 19:10, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm really sorry, I have to turn down the invitation down from now, because I'm juggling between three WikiProjects and all, but when things slow down, I'll join. Or, I'll contribute now and then, following the whatever guidelines and rules the WikiDictionaries have. (I've signed up to join Wikibooks some time ago, and you can see what unactive I am there :P). Thank you, I'll make sure to keep the Simple English WikiDictionaries in mind! (Haha, I don't speak too philosophically either (partly due to my lack of knowledge, I still have a couple of years left of school), although I am interested it). —Mirlen 19:23, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

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Edit buttons[edit]

Hi CesarB. You have been recommended to me as the person who could answer this question: Where in MediaWiki can I add the buttons that normally appear above the edit box, such as the one that adds the signature? I am an admin on some Simple English projects which do not have those buttons, so I want to add them. Or do I need to get developer intervention? --Cromwellt|Talk 15:44, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

They are added on the skin-specific JavaScript. The extra buttons currently added on the English Wikipedia are at MediaWiki:Monobook.js (search for mwCustomEditButtons); the code which does all the work is common/wikibits.js (common to all skins and all projects). If even the default ones are not showing, check if you have the edit toolbar enabled in your preferences. --cesarb 15:59, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation, CesarB. I checked what you mentioned, and found that I do have the edit bar selected in my preferences, but it still doesn't show up. I looked at the code you mentioned also, and while I can somewhat understand the code (I've had some minor programming experience a long time ago), and I can even find where the redirect button is added, I can't tell how to fix my problem. There are several things at the end of the initial long list in Monobook.js here that are not present on the projects I'm working on, but I don't think I need all of them. If you have a bit of free time, can you look at Simple English Wikibooks and Simple English Wikiquote? The other simple English projects have the buttons. --Cromwellt|Talk 22:10, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
I tried going to both and editing while not logged in (on the Main Page itself; I didn't save any changes), and the toolbar does appear and does work for me. Unfortunately, I have no idea why it's not working for you. You should ask other users of these wikis if the problem happens for them; if it doesn't appear for you even when not logged in, but does appear for other users of these wikis, I'd suspect something odd going on with either your computer (probably an adblocker or antivirus) or your connection (a proxy, perhaps even a transparent proxy, probably doing ad blocking or virus filtering). --cesarb 01:40, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Re: Simple Wikt[edit]

Hello, Cromwellt! Thanks for the message. Sorry that I haven't had the time to check in on Simple English Wiktionary recently; I've been focused here at en wiki and have also been busy doing a lot of off-wiki work (meta, etc.) I'll try and drop in more often. Feel free to nudge me every once and then and remind me. :-) Regarding patrolled edits: yes, they are standards of MediaWiki, but we need a developer to turn it on. I've tried contacting both developers Brion Vibber and Tim Starling on their respective talk pages, but no reply; you may wish to try emailing them as well. I'll see what I can do, though. Thanks a lot! Flcelloguy (A note?) 23:33, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject: Beauty Pageants[edit]

You are invited to join the WikiProject Beauty Pageants team. Thanks!Joey80 05:53, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Year links[edit]

Hey, sorry for taking so long to reply, but i just saw your comment from last month at Talk:La Toya Jackson. The guideline is mentioned at Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Partial dates. As it states, there is not absolute consensus among editors, but most editors do agree that individual years should usually not be linked to as they are rarely useful. --musicpvm 23:44, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


I'm reverting your edit: "→Representing languages - Indians --> Native Americans (avoiding ambiguity, matching earlier ref))" — the reference is in fact to India (from Asterix and the Magic Carpet), Native Americans appear in Asterix and the Great Crossing, but none are named. Not the first time someone's tried to make that change btw.--Invisifan 16:49, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Simple English Wikiquote[edit]

Hi. It's not that I had given up on the Simple English Wikiquote project; unfortunately I had more or less forgotten about it.  :x I have logged in, and will be happy to assist in building the project. --Merovingian - Talk 02:01, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Comment editing[edit]

Let's just keep the discussion together at User_talk:Flex#My_comment_editing. --Flex (talk|contribs) 21:07, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

SE Wikiquote comment requested[edit]

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Simple English Wikiquote[edit]

Someone is attempting to close the discussion -- and shut down the project. See meta:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Simple English Wikiquote. I'm not sure what the usual procedures are for closing discussions. --Coppertwig 23:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

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Quixotic plea[edit]

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Unnecessary piping[edit]

Hello, I see you have been systematically making edits that do not follow the MoS and guidelines. (WP:NOTBROKEN, MOS:NOPIPE, etc.) Could you please revert your edits? Thanks. --TorriTorri(talk/contribs) 05:42, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I'm not sure if the policy changed when I wasn't looking or if I was simply unaware of already-existing policy. It sounds like fixing misspelled links is okay (another thing I've been doing), just not fixes that are *only* to avoid a redirect, right? I'll go ahead and revert the recent offending changes. --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 23:45, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

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