- 1 Platonic idea[l]s
- 2 A barnstar for you!
- 3 DopeTown, China
- 4 Administrators' newsletter - February 2017
- 5 If I have not already thanked you,
- 6 Administrators' newsletter – March 2017
- 7 ARTICLE: HIDEKICHI MIYAZAKI
- 8 Rendlesham Hall marker
- 9 File for deletion
- 10 Administrators' newsletter – April 2017
- 11 Your correction of my edits
I'm the one that added the reference in the first place. It is not a reference to theory of forms in particular, which the average reader/editor has never heard of, but to Platonic idealism in general, which virtually everyone with a middle school/junior high school education or better has heard of, and which (albeit beginning with the theory of forms) goes far beyond Plato into centuries of Platonism development. The point of examples like that in MoS is to be familiar and understandable without additional research. Please put it back. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 05:43, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
- I have to agree with SMcCandlish; although I never paid attention in school, so I need to brush up on those ancient concepts. :-) Tony (talk) 05:48, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
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|Thanks for always keeping an eye on Louise Nevelson. It's one of the proudest articles I have ever written on, and your vigilance means a lot. <3 Missvain (talk) 02:02, 13 January 2017 (UTC)|
- Note that BJAODN is no longer active: "Things are no longer added to this group of pages on Wikipedia itself (except on rare occasions)." In any event, that "article" wasn't nearly funny enough to be added even if it was active. Deor (talk) 23:01, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
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13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
If I have not already thanked you,
- Well, thanks, but what I did wasn't very much (aside from adding the image and then requesting that someone at Commons straighten it for me). Deor (talk) 23:43, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
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ARTICLE: HIDEKICHI MIYAZAKI
Hello ,How are you , mate, here is the source (reference), for Hidekichi Miyazaki,http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/25/japans-105-year-old-golden-bolt-beats-his-own-world-sprint-record, can you please add it for me, kind regards.Thank You Appreciated
Rendlesham Hall marker
The Wikipedia icon on Google Earth is still in its old location...? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Rendlesham_Hall By the way, was there also a manor house nearby at 52° 8'47.52"N 1°25'1.89"E ? There's a tree-line path, and if you switch on the 1945 layer it looks like there's a house at the south end of it. --RThompson82 (talk) 03:21, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
- @RThompson82: I know that it can take quite a bit of time for Google Earth to update their marker when coordinates are changed on Wikipedia. (One occasionally runs into cases where east and west longitudes are confused because they originally were on Wikipedia.) With regard to your question, the 1904 OS map labels that as Ash High House, for which Googling turns up some information (such as this) and old photographs. Deor (talk) 16:31, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks! Ah, I see. And that's the house in question in the picture on the previous (scroll up) page? It looks like it needs to be added to this list. http://www.lostheritage.org.uk/lh_complete_list.html Have you see that? Really interesting page. --RThompson82 (talk) 21:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
File for deletion
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Your correction of my edits
Boy, am I steamed! Just kidding - thank you for correcting my edits on the Lexus article. I am usually quite thorough; however, in this case, I was careless and failed to check the reference before making my edits. Because of that carelessness, I misunderstood the meaning of the text I edited. You rightfully corrected my mistake, and I appreciate it. I far more prefer that Wikipedia articles be properly written and referenced than to have one of my edits taint an otherwise well-written article. Good work.MarydaleEd (talk) 15:05, 1 April 2017 (UTC)