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Your edit to Special relationship[edit]

Hi. Much of what you added is uncited. Statements such as "The US pressured the UK Government to agree to an unequal extradition treaty" certainly needs a citation. Could you provide some references when you get a chance? Thanks Mark83 17:18, 13 February 2007 (UTC)


I particularly enjoyed your eloquent edit in the Melian Dialogue part of the article on Milos, though I think you should take into account that it may be a bit too much for a layman consulting Wikipedia. I will not edit it myself, I just wanted to let you know my opinion, just in case you come up with something even better.--FocalPoint 07:56, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Beaumont College[edit]

I'm sorry for not getting back on the chat I promised you on the article. I'm presuming that you will pursue this, so here goes:

The article you wrote was much better than the one currently, I think we both agree on that. Apparently the problem then was that there was copyright infringment and the article was deleted. The problem now is that I can't verify any infringment because the url cited is now a deadlink (the situation occured nearly two years ago). As an admin, I can view the page, so I'll see if I can merge the deleted info (not the exact text) into the current article. Sr13 06:51, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

The merge is complete, I think. Sr13 06:20, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Shaw's Passion Play[edit]

I placed reference to it at the beginning of the section, linking it to the article. Although genuinely interesting, I believe you gave too much importance to a minor portion of Shaw's colossal work.

Shaw was not an "unbeliever". He rejected the theologies of Christianity and other religions, but he believed firmly in a "Life Force" which benignly directed evolutionary development. Wugo 12:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi Deipnosophista. My user name comes from the lesser used Anglicisation of the above. Gallowglass is too associated with the book of the same name and its modern connotations. Hope this answers your question. Cheers Galloglass 00:12, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Duplicate images uploaded[edit]

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A Message By the El-Dude-O'[edit]

El-Dude-O' likes your style. El-Dude-O' wants to know if you want to be wikiamigo's - El-Dude-O' (talk) 09:24, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Falklands War[edit]

While much of your efforts have improved the article, I would just draw your attention that you placed a [reference required] tag in the middle of a direct quote from a source. Justin talk 22:36, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I'd corrected it already, just thought I'd make sure you were aware of it (if only to prevent the same mistake twice). Justin talk 23:57, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Deceit != Deception Island[edit]

Deceit Island ==> near Cape Hoorn, Deception Island ==> Deception Island

--Keysanger (talk) 16:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

True: my apologies Deipnosophista (talk) 17:43, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Dr_T_P_O'Sullivan_c_1966.jpg[edit]

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This has been corrected. Deipnosophista (talk) 10:34, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Award 1977[edit]

Hi Deipnosophista,

I (tried to) translate(d) the de:Schiedsgericht im Beagle-Konflikt using Babelfish and improved some things.

But the result is still not ready for publishing.

Could you take a look and correct the text?

Feel free to change, delete or add text, or ask questions if the text is unintelligible.

Thanks for your time, --Keysanger (talk) 15:38, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Image without license[edit]

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Note: I created the photograph myself and as far as was aware complied with all requirements. This response was overweight. Deipnosophista (talk) 10:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Byzantine emperors[edit]

You're welcome...the problem with Alexius I was that it had been moved and then the redirect was subsequently edited, so you couldn't move it back. I had to use my fancy admin buttons to do it properly.

I'm not sure what the conventional spellings are. They were all under Latinized spellings when I started editing, or because I created them, four or five years ago; a couple of years ago they were all moved to Greek spellings, after a lengthy but not very conclusive discussion. I see both spellings often, even in the most current scholarship, so I suppose it doesn't really matter, but I bet some people are going to be very offended that you've moved them back. Adam Bishop (talk) 09:57, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Constantine Simonides[edit]

Thank you very much for your contribution in this article. The article is not finished, we have problem with good sources, but together we can do more. Thanks. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 01:55, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes Minister[edit]

Hi, I agree with you that it's definitely in that servant/master tradition, but for it to be included in a featured article, it really needs a citation. I've therefore had to remove it, but if you can find one it could certainly be included. Thanks. Bob talk 12:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Your edit to American and British English differences[edit]

Your edit summary seems right to me, as a user of British English, but the change in the text seems to say the opposite. Am I missing the point? As Old Moonraker, this is an all-too-frequent occurrence now. Best. --Old Moonraker (talk) 17:02, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Been WP:BOLD and fixed it. Best. --Old Moonraker (talk) 09:15, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:The_Shoe_view.JPG[edit]

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It did not have a tag from Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/All, all images must have a tag indicating what license they are under. MBisanz talk 18:32, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
I just doubled checked your upload and there was no license tag. You need to select a drop-down license on the form when you upload, so it might not have been obvious. MBisanz talk 03:07, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
 Done MBisanz talk 12:19, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

American and British English differences[edit]

In March 2009 you made this edit. What did you use for a source for this statement? -- PBS (talk) 20:09, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

I found this one, but as most people in the south of England drop their h's on hotel (but perhaps not in 'artford 'ereford and 'ampshire ;) and don't use "an" anyway its "a onion init?" I'm not sure if this Oxford note is a useful indicator, although it is a reliable source. -- PBS (talk) 20:44, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Apologies for jumping in, but this page happens still to be on my watch list from a similar query, above. I've added a ref from Peters to the paragraph in question.--Old Moonraker (talk) 21:51, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

It's common knowledge: see eg Fowler's Modern English Usage, 1949 edition, p 238: "hotel: The old-fashioned pronunciation with the h silent (cf humble, humour, humorous, honorarium) is certainly doomed, and is not worth fighting for." Deipnosophista (talk) 21:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Most members of the English working classes drop their h's and have done so for a long time "In 'artford 'ereford and 'ampshire ..." -- PBS (talk) 21:33, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Cambridgeshire Guided Busway[edit]

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Library of Alexandria[edit]

Please see Talk:Library of Alexandria#Citations -- PBS (talk) 21:35, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Fake ticket, Fare Strike Movement.jpg[edit]

Please see commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Fake ticket, Fare Strike Movement.jpg. NW (Talk) 14:22, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

References to the Antichrist in ecclesiastical writings[edit]

I've just been new page patrolling and came across your page (I have no idea why it took so long for someone to review it!) I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to read a fully-formed, well-sourced article that comes in out of the blue like that. The vast majority of new pages I review are either schoolchild pranks, advertising, or stubs with no context or references. Your article made my day! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 17:50, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Superscript comments[edit]

How do I insert the superscript comments that I often see in articles (eg "reference needed")? Please advise on my talk page. Deipnosophista (talk) 18:29, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

You'll find them all listed in Category:Inline templates and described at Wikipedia:Template messages and the sub-pages that it links to. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:22, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


Hey Deipnosophista, thank you for the recent contribution to Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion‎. This fall I will be facilitating a WP:GLAM-Wiki collaboration with the William Blake archive, and would like to invite you to our task force to improve the quality of Blake content at Wikipedia:WikiProject Poetry/William Blake. I will be facilitating several events across the globe, and would love to have your support whether digitally or physically! Sadads (talk) 19:45, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Women writers Invitation[edit]

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Dead links[edit]

I noticed your edits to Court leet. Nowadays, we don't just remove dead links (I vaguely remember that we used to - but no matter). Wikipedia:Link rot puts it thus Do not delete cited information solely because the URL to the source does not work any longer. WP:Verifiability does not require that all information be supported by a working link, nor does it require the source to be published online and gives practical advice at WP:KDL. NebY (talk) 11:26, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of A Call To Action (British Catholic association)[edit]

Hello Deipnosophista,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged A Call To Action (British Catholic association) for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. Take a look at our suggestions for essential content in short articles to learn what should be included.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Roshan014 (talk) 11:25, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

About A Call To Action (British Catholic association)[edit]

Hello again, Deipnosophista, and thank you again for your contributions to the Wikipedia project.

You wrote

Dear Shirt58,
I created the page A Call To Action today, and am surprised that you added an advert tag to it. I'm very happy to alter the tone, but I'm struggling a bit to see what you find to be a problem. The topic, I recognise, is capable of being seen as controversial, and I have tried quite hard to be objective. Could you explain a bit more where you see material "like an advertisement" or "promotional content" or "inappropriate external links" or content not "written from a neutral point of view"?

At the time that I added those tags, the article seemed to me to promote instead of describe the association.

I agree that I may have been somewhat over-zealous in applying Wikipedia's rather complex policies and guidelines at that point. Please do note that I also declined the speedy deletion of this article.

Does this answer your questions? Please let me know if it doesn't.

Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 10:55, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

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Straits of Tiran[edit]

That not how one adds a template. You don't add the entire code. It is done by adding:

{{Incomprehensible|date=January 2015|reason=}}

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I am a bit surprised you have not responded to me or this issue by now. The Jock Scott is clearly worthy of a WP article and there are sufficient sources about to do it justice. We should probably change the title to Jock Scott (salmon fly) to align with our title and disambiguation guidelines. I will be happy to help pull the article together with you. Let me know! --Mike Cline (talk) 16:06, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
I'll let the copyvio folks sort this out, but if you compare the lead as you wrote it and the lead paragraph on the fish4flies website, all you did was rearrange the sentences. The entry was a classic example of close paraphrasing. But as I said, once the copyvio issues get sorted, the topic still deserves an article and I'll be happy to help with it. --Mike Cline (talk) 15:05, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Jock Scott fly[edit]

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