User talk:Ctatkinson/Archive 1

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Hello, Ctatkinson/Archive 1, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting[edit]

I see you like to work on Scouting articles. I am the Scouting Project Coordinator. You may want to join the Project at Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting. We also have a Scouting Portal at: Portal:Scouting. Let me know if you have any questions. YIS, Rlevse 09:58, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Scouting article work[edit]

If you are getting this, it is because you do or did work on Scouting articles (see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Scouting#Participants_and_primary_areas_of_interest).

As the Scouting WikiProject has been formed since early January 2006, we've had many great improvements made in this area of Wiki and I want to personally thank everyone for their help. We don't always agree on things, but we keep moving forward. YIS, Rlevse 22:09, 25 April 2006 (UTC)


Nice job on Lobengula. Wizzy 08:59, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

wikipedia commons[edit]

HI welcome to wikipedia.

I notice that you have occassionally uploaded public domain images to the english wikipedia. I would just like to suggest that when you do this you upload the to the wikipedia commons at That way public domain images can be used on all the language encyclopedias. Just add images to a category ( for example the image you uploaded of Image:Major frederick russell burnham dso 1904.jpg could be added to Category:British honours system and the image could be used to display the DSO. It quite easy to do. Best of luck Dowew 19:53, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Usage of Infobox Former Country[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for implementing Infobox Former Country on a number of South African articles. There are a few rules of thumb that you may not be aware of when using this template, in the interest of keeping its appearance neat and tidy:

  1. In the events section, the name of the event should be as short as possible, preferably no more than one line. No sentences. Use footnotes if necessary, but do not overdo it.
  2. For leaders, generally only years should be given. If multiple people held the same position during a single year, then more information can be added. Again, no sentences and use footnotes when necessary.
  3. It is not the intention to list every leader here - the body text or a separate article can handle that - so if there are more than 5 (the template doesn't support more than that, and we want to keep it that way for the moment), just list the first and last person in that position. This may not apply to your entries, but I thought I'd mention it.
  4. The entry for Orange River Sovereignty now contains three political positions (the Resident was the local head, but the overall head of state was still Queen Victoria). This is a brand new feature and we're still testing it.

I have made a number of modifications on Orange River Sovereignty and Orange Free State, following the above guidelines. I don't have time to modify your other entries, so if you could please modify your remaining and future entries like this, I would be very grateful. For further information, please refer to the instructions here or leave a message on my talk page. Thanks - 52 Pickup 14:30, 12 December 2006 (UTC)