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For tirelessly correcting incompatible dates of birth, I award thee the Working Man's Barnstar. It's tedious work but it needs to be done and you're doing an awesome job. Graymornings(talk) 09:29, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Joseph S. Iseman[edit]

Hello, you put in the date of birth for Joseph S. Iseman, which is an entry on my watchlist. The lack of same must have escaped me, but glad it's there now. I have also corrected the date of his death. In any case, thank you. Regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 04:34, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

22d SOPS[edit]

I'm going to change back the edit to make 22d SOPS to 22nd SOPS; I'm sure the edit was good intentioned, but the Air Force (while not always consistent) tries to stick with 2d or 3d with its unit designations. 22d Space Operations Squadron.png

Ok, we'll play this way - I will contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency, order a copy (thru FOIA) of the 22 SOPS lineage and honors history, and use that as the reference of 22d instead of 22nd. From personal experience, usually the unit's lowest ranking person helps write the fact sheet - I wouldn't expect them to actually have read the AF regs on historical designations or have contacted the AFHRA for information. Change it back if you must, but be prepared for an edit when the info comes in. TDRSS (talk) 10:20, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
It may be a bit late, but I will apologize for my tone. As I'm sure you picked up this particular topic is a sensitive area and has been fought with countless folks who keep up with unit histories and lineages. I have argued with the 18-year old Senior Airman who "thinks" he knows how his unit should be identified, and the old WWII bomber pilot who claims to remember differently. On most, if not all, of the pages I edit, I give a good "authoritative" reference - this is one area that is lacking. But due to my argumentative tone, and your warranted response, I guess I will have to find the authoritative source to reference. Again, I am sorry for my tone and reply. TDRSS (talk) 16:05, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Better late then never - This link is to the AF Historical Research Agency's heraldry introduction. If you scroll down the page, under Figure 12, the paragraph describes the number "endings" authorized (i.e. "th", "st", and "d"). Again, sorry for the misunderstanding and negative tone. TDRSS (talk) 15:57, 17 July 2009 (UTC)


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For finishing in second place in the Total Corrections contest for Biographical pages with several incompatible dates of birth, I hereby award you this silver barnstar! Congratulations, and thank you for your hard work. --Cryptic C62 · Talk 22:54, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Edinburgh[edit]

Hi and thanks for joining the new WikiProject Edinburgh. Great to have you aboard. TheRetroGuy (talk) 12:52, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Final discussion for Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello, I note that you have commented on the first phase of Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

As this RFC closes, there are two proposals being considered:

  1. Proposal to Close This RfC
  2. Alternate proposal to close this RFC: we don't need a whole new layer of bureaucracy

Your opinion on this is welcome. Okip 02:15, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

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Renaldas Seibutis[edit]

Hello, first sorry for my bad english. You have change the date of birth of this play ( 23 july 1985 to 25 décember 1985 ). According some sources ([1] et [2], [3] et [4] ) even if the nba give second ([5]), it seems 23 july 1985 is the correct date. Best regards (d) 13 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Edinburgh Meetup - next Monday[edit]

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Ron Ball and compulsory retirement[edit]

You may have a point actually. I know we talk about people taking compulsory retirement, but I suppose to take something does suggest there's a choice in the matter, which he clearly wouldn't have had in that situation. Paul MacDermott (talk) 22:16, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

No worries. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:28, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at the WP Scotland noticeboard. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 15:53, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Dalliance, I just wanted to let you know that I have granted the reviewer userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. The list of articles awaiting review is located at Special:PendingChanges. A full list of articles that have pending changes protection turned on will be at Special:StablePages.

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Hi. I'm afraid that I thoughtlessly struck through a few words in your recent Reference Desk answer on Referendum Costs. I didn't know the convention that contributors leave other contributors' comments untouched, but have now been schooled in this matter by one of our colleagues. My apologies for my mistake. RomanSpa (talk) 19:59, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem. Dalliance (talk) 21:53, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


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keeping an eye on Edinburgh articles
Thank you for adding categories and persondata, for link repair and "copyedit and removed unreferenced, unsubstantiated material", for "keeping an eye on Edinburgh articles", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 931st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 931 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:38, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

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Eichmann and Goring mix up[edit]

Thanks for fixing my mistake on Eichmann. I was thinking of how Goring committed suicide before his hanging.OnBeyondZebrax (talk) 13:11, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for reverting the edit of User: I was just getting really frustrated over their crap and didn't want to get into an editing war with them so I'm just ignoring them now. TheGoofyGolfer (talk) 00:49, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

April 2015[edit]

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Robert Jenrick[edit]

I would like to amend the Robert Jenrick site to make my personal addresses less visible online. I hope you will understand this is perfectly reasonable: I would like to protect my wife and three young children. Like other MPs I have received abusive and threatening contacts on occasion. It is highly unusual for an MP to have his address clearly identifiable on Wikipedia and Police advice is to protect the identity of ones home if possible. I understand a Mail on Sunday article, regrettably, lists my addresses, but that does not mean that it should be available far more prominently and permanently on Wikipedia. The details were clearly added for partisan reasons at the time of my election. That was the prerogative of the individual concerned. However in the present climate, I would like to protect the security of my family and Wikipedia is presently compromising that.

Please email me at so we can continue this conversation off-line in an appropriate manner.

Regards Robert Jenrick — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your message. I would prefer to conduct any discussion on Wikipedia where a record is available for other editors.
The information about your properties is included as it was an issue in your election campaign and was reported in the national press. With regard to your concerns about security, a Google search for 'Robert Jenrick' brings up a number of results where mention of your Eye Manor property was either at your instigation or clearly with your agreement. I've listed a few below. - advert for a fete at Eye Manor by 'kind permission' of yourself. - the same fete publicised in the Hereford Times. - a blog comment by yourself requesting information on signs for Eye Manor.
You can see that information about your property is available online in many places other than Wikipedia, all accessible to any one who searches for your name. In these circumstances, I do not see 'security' as a valid reason to remove the information from Wikipedia.
Regards. Dalliance (talk) 13:13, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Sean Crighton[edit]

Please can you explain why you think that Sean Crighton article comes anywhere close to passing WP:NSPORT or WP:GNG. If you agree it does not, then removing the proposed deletion tag as you did today is a complete waste of everyone's time that will now have participate in a deletion discussion the outcome of which is already certain. --  14:35, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your response on my talkpage. I do however find the reasoning fairly tenuous. The creator of the page was notified when I added the BLP PROD tag so gives exactly the same opportunity for them to object as the XFD process. The tag was entirely the right one to use for an unsourced BLP which also completely fails to meet any notability guideline. Removing that tag might have merit if there was a greater than zero chance of the article being kept, as it is, there is no reasonable argument based on policy that would prevent deletion. The WP:NSPORT guidelines are very clear and well established as regards the lower league footballers. There is already a great deal of pressure on the XFD process and a lack of general participation. This is not aided by deprodding non-notable articles imho. --  13:46, 21 January 2016 (UTC)'


You reverted the edit that indicates that Nicaragua was supported by Soviet Union. You claim that this is not so and that the edit is POV. On what basis? Are you saying the Nicaragua was not allied with Soviet Union? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smatei (talkcontribs) 16:01, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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