User talk:Dave Farquhar

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Hello there Dave, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. BTW, nice work on the Jimmie Foxx article. Cheers! --maveric149

Nice work on the Billy Mitchell entry, Dave! Tannin

Yup, great work! It is a good article. Danny

I just wanted to compliment your P. T. Barnum article. It's wonderful. After seeing some of your frustrations on your user page, you might want to compare the Joan Baez article with the Crass article. Oh, well ... Danny

Oi! It's not my fault I know my stuff on Crass! and look on the bright side, at least having a short article on Joan Baez means it doesn't get 'michaelised' as often!!! :-) quercus robur 19:52 Apr 8, 2003 (UTC)

Sorry for confusion over Image talk:Btwashington.jpg - I hope it's all cleared up. Though I'm a bit baffled about you uploading it, since the log says Black Widow - or is there an older version that isn't showing? -- Tarquin 22:19 Apr 16, 2003 (UTC)

This is from the Library of Congress website:

Although the Library cannot grant permission for use of images, it does request that the following credit line be used to assist in identifying images: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-110212].. Even if the photograph's copyright was not in question, you did not comply with this requirement. -- Zoe

This is a joint effort. If one person does something that causes the project to be taken down, we all suffer. We appreciate the work that many people do, including you, but you have to realize the consequences of a misstep. -- Zoe

Never mind the consequences of torquing off contributors for no really good reason. You can fix missteps and then point them out, but I guess that doesn't give you a power trip. I'm glad that now I know your priorities. -- Dave Farquhar 12:42 Apr 18, 2003 (UTC)

"How I wish I'd stuck to topics nobody cares about. Like Tip O'Neill."

Why do you think I stick to Crass mate??? quercus robur
Amen to that. Or concentrate my efforts on my own venue. The power trips here are nauseating. -- Dave Farquhar 12:42 Apr 18, 2003 (UTC)

Dave, I just wanted to tell you that I have removed your Lockheed U-2 pic for one which I believe is much better. I apologise if you are at all offended but I just want the best possible encyclopedia. I have not deleted your actual upload so, if you disagree with my move, just revert me. Best Wishes -- Adrian Pingstone 20:12 Apr 19, 2003 (UTC)

Dave, I hope you don't leave for good. Long before there was a such thing as a "sysop" around here I, among other Wikipedians, strongly advocated that we don't give out "superpowers" like permenant deletion and IP blocking to some people but not others. I do believe most of the people who freely exercise those powers without using the checks and balances we've tried to put in place (like Wikipedia:Votes for deletion) do so with good intentions; however, the results are unfortunate.

By the way, I like your blog. I hope you don't pan us in it. :) -- Stephen Gilbert 18:58 Apr 28, 2003 (UTC)

Hi Dave. I was wondering if you could provide a source, notes, anything on the nature of the Amiga/Atari relationship in 1984? I haven't seen anything in print, and "the story" always implies that Tramiel basically told them to go jump when he took over Atari - this is the version I used in the Commodore article. However your comments in Jay Miner essentially reverse this, saying that Tramiel was scooped by Commodore after he left. Can you clear this up for me?

User:Maury Markowitz

I hope you don't mind that I moved Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. I updated your link, too. BTW, great dissertation.

Emperorbma 08:13 3 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Thanks for those pointers on the Amiga story Dave! User:Maury Markowitz

Hey David Tip O'Neill has an article it is not much certainly no Britany Spears :) Smith03 02:20, 20 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Hi, I never heard of a Commodore 116. (just under Commodore 16 in List of home computers). Are you sure it's not an error? At18 23:18, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)

No, it's not a typo. But the 116 is very, very obscure. Do a Google search and you'll find a few pictures of it (along with a whole lot more than you ever wanted to know about that particular computer line). Basically it looks like a Plus/4 with a chicklet keyboard. I linked it to the C-16 article and mentioned it briefly there just because it really doesn't deserve another entry--from a software standpoint it's a C-16, and from a user standpoint it's really just a C-16 with a horrific keyboard and a cooler-looking case. Dave Farquhar 03:42, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I never suspected its existance :-) At18 14:39, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)

I for one am confused by the difference between scale and gauge as applied to model railways. (G-scale, but S-gauge.) Are they synonomous? Since you have contributed on this subject, could you perhaps tidy-up model railway, or perhaps add an explanation? Anjouli 15:58, 19 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Sure. I'll add it to the article, but the difference is pretty simple. Gauge is the measurement of the track. Scale is the model's measurement in relation to the original. Dave Farquhar 04:30, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)


Dave, according to User:Tom harrison's post at Wikipedia:New user log, your article at Silicon Underground was responsible for him finding and becoming an editor at this site. I just wanted to say thanks: I understand the frustrations you expressed in your article, but I'm glad you still say positive things about us, and I hope we can have you back here more often in the future. You seem like exactly the sort of intelligent, practical personality that is present in most of our most successful editors. Thanks for dropping by now and then, and I hope to see you around in the future, Jwrosenzweig 04:16, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Dave, much as I loved my old Amigas, and instantly knew what A2500 (probably) referred to, I suspect that few people would ever find it under that title. You might consider moving the article to 'Amiga 2500', or roll it into the 'Amiga' article. Just a suggestion. --Brian Rock 02:53, May 24, 2004 (UTC)

Good idea. I just created the entry where I did because that's where msg:cbm points. I think I'll move it, and then let the redirect hit it. I agree "Amiga [model]" is a much better name than "A[model]". One has to have been a pretty hard-core Amigan to recognize them that way 10 years after Commodore's implosion. :) --Dave Farquhar 16:22, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

Dave Dravecky[edit]

Hello Dave. I've made some contributions for Dravecky. It's a nice article. My regards. MusiCitizen 14:53, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. --Dave Farquhar 06:01, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

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I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

You got it. Dave Farquhar 15:40, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)
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Jesse james.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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As you seem to know a bit about model railways and bearing in mind that 'it is not currently trading' do Exley deserve an article? TAS 17:58, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. I know a lot more about U.S. manufacturers than I do about UK manufacturers, but I believe Exley has historical significance. It is of more interest to collectors of antiques/toys/trains than it is to current-day model railway hobbyists, but I believe those are legitimate (and growing) audiences. I wish the article were longer, but that could happen yet. I may even be able to dig up more information for it. Does that answer your question? Dave Farquhar 19:16, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I will expand it if I can find out more. TAS 16:15, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Frederick Muhlenberg[edit]

Hi Dave, would you upload Image:Muhlenberg.jpg to Commons, too, please? This way, I could use it in the German wikipedia, too. Thank You / Dankeschön --Concord 01:16, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

Baseball on Wikicities[edit]

Hello Dave Farquhar, Googie Man here and I want to ask you something as a fellow baseball fan on Wikipedia. Jimbo and Angela have made a new webstie called Wikicities. This link in particular will take you to the baseball Wikicity. As you'll see it's similar to Wikipedia, but my hope is this will allow baseball fans to do more and different things, like reporting on games, in depth statistics, create mulitple pages for pictures, and whatever else baseball fans care to create. You've done great work on Wikipedia and I was hoping you could help get this baseball Wikicity off the ground. Please let me know what you think either at my talk page, or you can email me at Thanks! Googie Man(Talk), 16:35, 6 January 2006 (UTC).

Comment on Polystyrene toxicity[edit]

I was doing some research on foams that are suitable for cutting with a hot-wire cutter, and I came across your comment in the "polystyrene" section.

I'm curious to know if you ever found out if it is, or isn't safe to cut this type of foam with a wire cutter. I did find this PDF on google, that I thought was interesting...

All in all, it seems to have a fairly low toxicity. Just make sure you do your cutting in a well-ventilated area. That's what I'm hearing, anyway. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:40, 27 February 2007 (UTC).

MTH article[edit]

Hi Dave,

I've posted to the talk page for the MTH article.Your input would be greatly appreciated. Berean Hunter (talk) 14:01, 25 January 2008 (UTC)



Brookie :) - a will o' the wisp ! (Whisper...) has smiled at you! Smiles are good! and hopefully this one has made your day better. Why not smile at someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend? Happy editing!


dude u made the k-line article- why don't you have it listed in your article list?? Daniel Christensen (talk) 06:25, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

"Cousin" Dave[edit]

Just wanted to drop you a line thanking you (six years after the fact) for getting the Dave Dravecky article off to such a good start. I'm not actually related to Dave, as far as I know, but with this last name how could I not take an interest in his career. Oh, and I love your user page (and your confession to your "crimes") but, good news!, Tip O'Neill is a solid B-class article these days. - Dravecky (talk) 08:22, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Trainmaster Command Control and others[edit]

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File source problem with File:Five_forks.jpg[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 20:52, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

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