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The Bugle: Issue CXLIX, September 2018[edit]

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Edit in Draft:Jungkook[edit]

Hello, I wanted to thank you. I think you fixed I mistake I made. Somehow the info about the second submission declined wasn't appearing anymore in draft:Jungkook and I didn't know how to bring it back. I actually wasn't the one that did the second submission so I was confused if i accidentally deleted it. Because I was waiting to collect more information I think that second submission saved the draft from being deleted. Have a nice day. leigiraldo (talk) 20:31, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

The edit in question was this one. --David Biddulph (talk) 20:59, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

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I apologise for what I have done.It was not my intentions.Please do not block me.I am here to make useful contributions.I am really sorry.Kigagan (talk) 16:12, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

KLASK article[edit]

Dear David Biddulph,

You made a comment on my KLASK draft that the external sources are misplaced - and that there are no citations. I have tried to figure out how to do it differently but would like to hear more precisely what I have done wrong.

I have simply linked to the external sources where the information in the paragraph or sentence was found, and from what I can read this is how it should be done? Or am I mistaken? Should I simply remove the in-text references and only keep references at the end of the article?

Correct, there are no citations. But I guess that is not a requirement?

Hope you will take your time and reply. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:68D3:24B0:69E0:9FE7 (talk) 08:17, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Each of the 3 reviews gave you a link to WP:REFB (labelled as "technical help" in their reviews), & I gave you a link there too. That's what you need to read. In this edit I've changed one of the misplaced external links to a reference as an example for you as to how it's done. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:51, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! It was just the kind of guidance that I needed. I believe to have changed it now, so it cites the sources below :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:1DF:17AB:EAD4:9886 (talk) 12:53, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

That's making progress. Now you need to get rid of the rest of the external links in the text, turning them into references if appropriate, and delete the "references" that you've listed at the foot of the article, particularly if you've already used them properly as references from within the text. You should also remove the bold formatting from section headings; Wikipedia applies appropriate heading formats automatically. --David Biddulph (talk) 13:04, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Dear David,

I want to thank you for your helpful feedback. It was to the point, which I appreciate! I believe to have corrected the errors and have resubmitted the article for a future review. Hopefully this can go online within a month or two.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:E52E:F45E:C806:ACD (talk) 10:17, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

It's gradually improving, but you've still got a fistful of misplaced external links within the text. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:21, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Is it okay to keep external links within the text if it refers to other wiki-pages in foreign languages? Or wikitravel? It cannot find them as internal links, unfortunately. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:E52E:F45E:C806:ACD (talk) 10:49, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

You already have wikilinks to a number of Wikipedia pages in other languages. Alternatively you can use Template:Interlanguage link. The Wikitravel links do not look constructive; another WMF project is Wikivoyage, to which you could link using Template:Wikivoyage, or use the prefix voy: (so <nowiki>voy:Copenhagen</nowki> renders as voy:Copenhagen, or can be piped as for any other wikilink), but I don't see any need to do that, we're not trying to provide a travel guide. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:11, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I agree, and I can totally see how this editing along the way has cleaned up the article. Thanks! I managed to change the external location links to internal links. Not sure the interlanguage template is within my editing abilities :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:E52E:F45E:C806:ACD (talk) 11:44, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

If you are the one who's been in doing your magic with those interlanguage links, then I just want to say thank you again :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14BA:8F6:9600:E52E:F45E:C806:ACD (talk) 13:33, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

House of Este[edit]

dear @DavidBiddulph I eliminated the shouting part; However it would be also helpful ( to avoid frustrations) if wikipedia had some policy against anonymous people writing false allegations and keep these visible without removing them...Do you understand that this person has titled this section Orioles Hoax? When it is clear that it is not.

You are suggesting me to ask for a third opinion or dispute resolution to understand if a judiciary Pronouncement of an EU State Tribunal exist? I provided the direct link; it is sufficient to get google translator and check. The person for some reason?? is not doing it.

Surely Wikipedia has some duty of care to avoid defamatory claim?I get the rule of not threating defamation proceedings but how can people defend themselves for being tainted without any accountability?

Araldico69 (talk) 17:10, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps I didn't make it clear, or perhaps you struggle to understand English? You say one thing & he says something else. If you want it resolved you need to go to WP:3O or WP:DR. --David Biddulph (talk) 17:12, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

File:Teahouse Barnstar Hires.png CC BY-SA 3.0 Heather Walls Teahouse Barnstar
This is for your valuable contributions related to teahouse. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 13:49, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Randall Foil[edit]

David you removed the inclusion of this type of oar and have claimed that it is soap boxing. It is a current oar design. It has been approved by FISA. It is being used in competition. It has been tested by an authority in the sport. Please reinstate section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ian Randall (talkcontribs) 00:29, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

It was blatant advertising of your product, contrary to the guidance on conflict of interest and the mandatory requirements on declaration of paid editing. The article does not, and should not, discuss each make of oar. --David Biddulph (talk) 03:50, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

please help me[edit]

I had my information for the 2020 Summer Olympics taken off . but the fact is that the information is real and if you don't believe me then I have proof

here are the article that are REAL:

pleas help me and if you do . let my information be on there - thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anime bob (talkcontribs) 14:52, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

You would need to format your edit correctly, and include the reference with the text to which it refers. I guess you need to learn more about editing Wikipedia, so I have posted some useful links in a welcome message on your user talk page. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:59, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

could you tell me what was the problem with my information — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anime bob (talkcontribs) 16:37 , 24 September 2018 (UTC)

My revert of the IP[edit]

It was because of their other edits today. Granted, I could have checked this one better before reverting, but that's usually not an issue. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 14:14, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Easy trap to fall into, & I guess I have done similar myself in the past. Thanks for the reply. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:29, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi David Biddulph, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Schwede66 18:36, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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Fossil date range template[edit]

Hi, the display of date ranges for fossils has been wrong for at least a year now; for instance Gigantoraptor has a Cretaceous age but the arrow points into the Jurassic. Maybe you know who might be able to fix this. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:22, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Does this change help? The syntax is shown at {{fossilrange}}. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:53, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for catching my error on John Cunliffe (author). I was misled by by the information on Google, which has conflated to two Johns [1] Auric talk 18:18, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
"(m. 1941–1948)" would have meant that the period of the marriage was from when he was aged 8 until he was 15. :-) --David Biddulph (talk) 18:26, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the link, tips, and edit![edit]

Your help was much appreciated. And yes, I struggled with the links for a bit but I believe that all of the links now function as they ought to. Again, thank you! AnthonyTF (talk) 19:33, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Your revert[edit]

[2] Everybody was responding to the OP's message of 14:12 UTC; first I did, then Roxy, then you, then AntiCompositeNumber. All of us. Normally all these replies to the OP would come in chronological order, and would all be indented one step. Why you think your response is exceptional and needs to be top-posted escapes me, but obviously it's not worth arguing about. Bishonen | talk 16:18, 5 October 2018 (UTC).

Part of the confusion was caused because part of the OP's message of 14:12 UTC was indented one notch and another part wasn't. I indented my reply 2 notches. When you moved my reply to below yours (which was indented one notch), it made it appear that I was replying to you, which I wasn't. But, as you say, it's not worth arguing about. --David Biddulph (talk) 22:34, 6 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi thank you so adding or erasing is not minor; what shall i do when I add or erase parts to improve, clarify or make the text more readable?

Also if I find my page has been vandalised what shall I do? I have to say I am very skeptical of wikipedia you still do not erase the sections titled Hoax (talk page) of House of Este and Ercole III even if I showed all the links to prove they are not and I challenged the person to demonstrate that was a hoax ( obviously ths person disappeared as cannot do so); is it fair ( not to me as i am anonymous) but to leave the Este Orioles family to be defamed publically without doing anything? It seems to me you are very keen in teaching me the rules of Wikipedia but you do not do anything to address unfair situations

Araldico69 (talk) 19:03, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Don't mark as minor.
Wikipedia has a very specific definition of vandalism. You are involved in a content dispute; if you can't resolve it you need to read about WP:dispute resolution. --David Biddulph (talk) 22:30, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
irrelevant diatribe
In the matter of the content dispute, if Araldico69 has lately been encouraged to create House of Este Orioles, how is that not a case of POVFORK from the House of Este article, in light of relevant discussion on the talk page of the latter? FactStraight (talk) 09:41, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

dear factright; I am not sure about your definition of point of view. I have always thought that point of view are not necessarily based on hard fact. you use a specific term in the House of Este and Ercole III ; you use the term Hoax. I asked you several times to produce proofs that my writing was a hoax. You failed to do so.

I wrote the House of Este Orioles page to further clarify about my writing. Now as by profession I assess Human behaviour.. in relation to your continue pestering ( borderline virtual bullying) without bringing any proofs + failing to check the links provided I assess your behaviour in two different ways

1) you are in bad faith and you have an agenda

2) you are a person frankly silly because you deny the evidence; Wikipedia should be based on provable Facts- not on the opinion of @Factright whoever is-; in the House of Este Orioles there are all the supports needed for a person in good faith to just apologise (perhaps remaining of the opinion that you disagree with the Italian state Judge etc..) as the term hoax which it is still used is highly offensive; unfounded and hence defamatory because public.

If the rules in Wikipedia are the same for everyone else; any attempt to vandalise (yes I read the wikipedia definition; you erased 3 times the section on both pages -House of Este/Ercole III without even informing) the Este Orioles page using the term Hoax should be sanctioned. As it is factless and frankly malicious.

So I invite you once again

As you have titled the sections HOAX; the proof to demonstrate this is on you. The admins of wikipedia have read all the talk and I hope they have understood that this is not a hoax and for some reason not sure why you continue having this bizarre behaviour.

you should demonstrate to me; wikipedia and the readers that:

1) the Ercole III provvedimento di giustizia is forged (this check was done in the legal process and you know the result, which I understand you do not like; you do not have any expertise to do so); 2) the judicial pronouncement is a fake document and was not issued by an Italian Tribunale (city of Lecce 2017). Contact them and ask for a copy

3) after having translated the judicial pronouncement what I wrote in Italics is not true.


Araldico69 (talk) 11:02, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Dear factright (you should really consider to change nickname; seriously) I have just waived my anonymity and sent the 3 links pages to Wikipedia foundation to several Executives -explaining the situation- including the legal Counsel executive. I will bring any further proofs to them not to you (as you are an anonymous). I have stressed your offensive use of the term Hoax and explained that is unfounded and defamatory; with my face and credibility I asked to be judged on this; my name on it; are you able to do so? Accusing a person and family publicly of hoax is NOT a point of view and must for fairness being proved. You have not apologised nor have changed the title of the section from Hoax to disagreement on the Italian judicial pronouncement. I find this unacceptable and beyond the boundaries of a civil and of a constructive exchange of ideas. Araldico69 (talk) 11:39, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

I came back from a day away to find this ridiculous diatribe continuing on my talk page. It has no place here. You are both aware that if you can't resolve your content dispute you need read about WP:dispute resolution. The dispute resolution process does not include pointless haranguing on another editor's user talk page. Go away, both of you! --David Biddulph (talk) 00:49, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Dear David , I sincerely apologise for this ; I take part of the ownership for this; please just consider that it was not my idea to spam your page ( as you can see above) I have not started this. Said that sorry again and I will not reply to him anymore as now anyway the things are dealt in another setting. Kind regards A
Araldico69 (talk) 11:42, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CL, October 2018[edit]

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Tarun Kumar(cricketer) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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morandi bridge[edit]

as already talked with another user, your restore is WRONG. The supposed "sourced text" you restored is a TOTALLY WRONG translation from Italian, and FALSE information. So please stop to restore this, and let user with direct and local knowledge of facts and situations fix errors. Thanks. --Matitao (talk) 19:06, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

The place to discuss your proposed changes is on the article talk page. --David Biddulph (talk) 19:20, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
This is pure crazy. Do you know Italian? Have you read the source? Is totally different from the text. If you pretend to maintain a false wrong translation and "discuss" about a text you cant' read, I stop here and now. The article now is a mountain of shit, but if this is good for you, ok, bye. Thanks for hospitality --Matitao (talk) 19:37, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Royal Air Force Museum[edit]

Hi David

I was editing the RAF Museum entries. I have also sent a confirmation of the use of the RAF Museum images on Wikimedia.

Please let me know if there is anything else which is an issue and I will gladly correct it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krishendrix78 (talkcontribs) 09:54, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

I assume that you've read Commons:OTRS? I see that they say that they've got a backlog of 152 days on handling OTRS requests, so you may have to wait a while. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:13, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
... and I see that another editor has commented to you about the promotional language in your edits to the text of the museum article, as I had done in an edit summary earlier. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:21, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi, just as a note, please don't connect accounts or IPs to off-wiki profiles. This is a violation of the WP:OUTING policy and we have to suppress it. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:56, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

IP vandal[edit]

Hi David. Thanks for your help earlier with the 39.44 IP. For info, it's part of this long-term abuse. Thanks again. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:10, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

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Top Tallest skyscrapers in Europe[edit]

Hello, it was my desire to edit the “Tallest Skyscraper in Europe” Top as it includes so many buildings in Russia, country that doesnt belong to Europe. While it is true that Saint-Petersburg is a city in European territory, many of the skyscrapers in the top are actually in Moscow. The same applies to Turkey, while Istanbul is partially in European territory, Turkey is mostly an Asian country. Hence the top is very hoaxed. Should be very different from what it is right now. I actually spent an hour+ modifying such page and would be greatful if my modifications were restored. In case there are no backups Im willing to restart. I am doing the community a favor! I am actually a donator, I care for wikipedia. I will proceed with the editing once I get permission. Thank you JC JfukinC (talk) 19:19, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps you missed what I said at User talk:JfukinC? "If you wish to change the scope of the list, you need to discuss it on the talk page." That is at Talk:List of tallest buildings in Europe. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:17, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks for your note, my intent is to be respectful and I kindly ask for your guidance Would you suggest posting a note at the COI noticeboard, so that they can be peer reviewed; Please advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agulli (talkcontribs) 16:25, 24 November 2018 (UTC)


I am sorry but am not really familiar with the landscape in wiki, I personally am from Namibia i am a Wambo and thought to just correct the text I will gather and prepare audio to further explain my reason for my action, is it possible that you could share your email address inorder for me to forward them to you.

thank You NAMIBIAWIKI (talk) 14:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC) User talk:NAMIBIAWIKI

What you need are published reliable sources. If there is a dispute, give references to those sources on the talk page of the article you are trying to change. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:43, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Noted, will do
NAMIBIAWIKI (talk) 14:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC) User talk:NAMIBIAWIKI

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