User talk:Dfadden

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

MKT Airfield, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
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Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Wilbysuffolk Talk to me 16:05, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Timber Creek, Northern Territory[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:17, 18 May 2012 (UTC)


...very much for the barnstar. If it wasn't for people like yourself crating articles then I would have nothing to do. Thanks again. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 16:05, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Inverell railway line[edit]

Hello Dfadden, I just wanted to let you know that I took a look at your recently created article Inverell railway line-- This image is real great. However, I noticed there are some holes that may need filling: the article contains grammatical errors. It would be great if you could also add references to the related article Mehi River.

It's always nice to see users contributing to make Wikipedia better!Amy Z (talk) 19:51, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Request for Interview[edit]

Hi Dfadden,

I recently sent you a message about the Inverell railway line .

I am a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University examining how to make interaction in Wikipedia more effective. Our research has shown that certain types of feedback encourage Wikipedians to edit more while others seem to discourage them. Experienced and less experienced Wikipedians seem to have different reactions to very similar feedback. I am interested in interviewing you about your reaction to the message I sent you. A discussion with you will help us better understand the types of feedback that can encourage newcomers's participation to Wikipedia without turning off old-timers. I can talk with you via online chat, on Skype, over the phone, or just through Wikipedia messages if you are more comfortable with that. The interview should take take less than 60 minutes. You do need to be over 18 years old, and consent to be a part of the study in order to for me to interview you. This study has been approved by Carnegie Mellon's research ethics committee (the IRB), and the Wikipedia Research Committee.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. We will be glad to send you a draft describing our research results right after the interview.

Amy Z (talk) 00:12, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I am unsure of where I will be in the interviewing process in two weeks. But I will contact you again then to let you know. Thank you, Amy Z (talk) 18:06, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Australian Roads[edit]

Hi Dfadden,

I notice that you have created some Australian road articles. I have recently started up a new project for Australian roads, with the goal of improving Wikipedia's coverage of Australian roads – currently the vast majority of articles are stub or start class. The project pages are located at Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian Roads, if you want to take a moment to look around, and join up if you're interested. Thanks, Evad37 (talk) 13:31, 14 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi Dfadden, Thanks for update to the Canberra building list I started. If you know of any more new additions be good to put them on the list.CHCBOY (talk) 21:34, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Just curious...[edit] did you manage, in this diff, to delete the string "ort" in the middle of a word of an unrelated paragraph? :) Regards, No such user (talk) 13:31, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for picking that up. I was editing on a smartphone and sometimes it does strange things. May have inadvertently tapped the screen before hitting backspace or something, honestly I'm not sure. I didn't notice the problem on the preview screen or I would have fixed it! Dfadden (talk) 01:01, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Infobox Australian road code updates[edit]

This just to let you know, since you're listed as a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian Roads but haven't commented at the discussion, that there is a proposal to upgrade the code for {{Infobox Australian road}} currently underway. The proposal includes a number of completely optional functionality enhancements and some very minor layout changes but otherwise, the code is 100% backward compatible with the existing version of the template. The code has been built from code recently and successfully incorporated into {{Infobox Australian place}}. If you'd like to join the discussion, even if it's just to ask a question, please click here. Thanks for your time. --AussieLegend () 02:13, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

JETGO Edit[edit]

ICAO issued Jetgo's 3 letter designator "JGO" and the international telephony designator "JETGO" on the 25th July ICAO Doc 8585/169 refers — Preceding unsigned comment added by PaulBredereck (talkcontribs) 05:48, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I saw your JETGO edit.

Although these comments might have been reported in local media at some time, they are very misleading… and frankly are nothing more than gossip. Just because I happen to have a family interest in the Dubbo area and I have a casual chat to the Dubbo Mayor… the rubbish about JETGO flying to Dubbo gets printed.

The fact is JETGO cannot operate regional air routes within NSW from Sydney due to the cap on regional slots, so any talk about JETGO flying to Dubbo is just nonsense.

Actually most of the current JETGO page on Wikipedia is crap:

The correct facts are:

“JETGO is a Brisbane based charter airline. JETGO is the only operator of 36 or 50 seat passenger jet aircraft in Australia. JETGO took delivery of its first aircraft in March 2012 and obtained its Air Operators Certificate from CASA in May 2012. JETGO (as of May 2013) had 3 x 36 seat Embraer ERJ-135LR jets (VH-JGB, VH-JTG, and VH-JZG) in service on mining and tourism contracts, as well as ad-hoc charter with a 50 seat Embraer ERJ-145LR scheduled to enter service in September 2013 (the 145 is currently undergoing C check, paint and other mods in the USA). In December 2012 JETGO submitted an application to CASA to upgrade its Air Operators Certificate to include Regular Public Transport.”

IATA code is: JG There is no ICAO code Callsign is: Jetgo (This was assigned by AirServices Australia and all domestic and international flights operating on a JG flight number, which is 99% of our flights, use the "Jetgo" callsign) Company was founded: 25 January 2010 (not 2011) The company’s incorporated name is: JETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd Headquarters are at Brisbane Airport, Brisbane, Australia

Key people are: Jason Ryder (CEO) Arron Mulder (COO) Paul Bredereck (MD Airlines) Andy Goodsall (Head of Flight Operations) Bruno Bucetti (Head of Maintenance)

PaulBredereck (talk) 23:24, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Avalon Airport Page[edit]

DFadden thank you for your message and notes. The feedback is appreciated and I wondered if we could collaborate?

I am a novice Wiki user and whilst I have read the guidelines, I may not know as much as you.

The information on the Avalon Airport page is the most up to date and factual. Much of what was contained on the old page was out of date, untrue, or incorrect.

Granted my writing could be more succinct so your edits or suggestions in this area would be welcomed.

Please indicate where you think the information is promotional and I will rewrite.


Amelie100 (talk) 23:22, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Amelie100, I am more than happy to offer some advice to help you become a better editor, and you will find much more (and probably more qualified) advice by signing up to projects which you are interested in, for example WP:AVIATION where contributors regularly collaborate and discuss content to improve and refine.

As to the Avalon article, if you have a look at the page history you will be able to see the edits by User:Gavbadger, an experienced contributor. On the "view history" tab, there is a function which will allow you to see your edits side by side with revisions to compare the differences. As for an example of promotional content, under the subsection General Aviation, Gavbadger has removed text which read and offers competitve landing and parking rates to aircraft operators. This may be the case, however this statement is inherently biased and is not in the style of encyclopedic content. Many contributors would agree it reads like an advertisement because it is not a neutral point of view - the rates may be "competitive", but according to whom and by comparison to where? See WP:PEA for a clearer explanation of what I mean about bias and "puffery". I am struggling to get it right sometimes too - see Palmerston Shopping Centre, a short article I created which is bordering on reading like an ad. And make sure you add lots of in text citations from a variety of reliable sources - all information on Wikipedia must meet Wikipedia:Verifiability criteria or it will likely be removed by someone pretty quickly, and you may get a reputation as a vandal. Original research is a no-no, everything must be backed by published sources. The more the better!

A reasonable example of an airport article for a similar sized airport would be Newcastle Airport (New South Wales). I made a few major edits to this, including the History and Facilities sections, but it is a collaborative work by many contributors to refine and keep it up to date. An airport article which meets Good Article criteria is Chicago Midway International Airport.

And a few last tips, when editing do not change or remove any {{[[Template:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]}} tags when editing unless you are sure you know what you are doing. These usually contain tables, summaries, notifications for other editors and are there for a reason. Remember that quantity of content does not necessarily improve quality of articles. Sometimes less can be more. Study the Manual of Style, read an article's talk page before you edit and PLEASE reference as many sources as you possibly can with in-text citations.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and again for getting involved. I hope that like me, you will find editing Wikipedia to be a rewarding and educational hobby, although it can be very time consuming and frustrating at times with all the rules and criteria! Dfadden (talk) 11:30, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Your article submission Weddell, Northern Territory[edit]

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. HasteurBot (talk) 23:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

It's now here. Pete aka --Shirt58 (talk) 12:16, 24 November 2013 (UTC)


A7 is not applicable to inhabited places, which are invariably kept at AfD (perhaps sometimes merged) if they can be verified. See WP:NPLACE for more info, iffen ye liketh. WilyD 10:17, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

2012 DH-84 Riama Crash[edit]

Just thought you may be interested that the final ATSB report on this incident (PDF: 2.64MB) was released on 19 December 2013. I have already updated 2012 DH-84 Riama crash and Caboolture Airfield with the relevent details. You may want to have look, the former update may be be a bit sparse, while the latter update may be overly wordy. Regards, 220 of Borg 09:09, 23 March 2014 (UTC).

November 2014[edit]

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Murder of Kylie Maybury[edit]

Hi Would you be interested in expanding the Wikipedia article on Kylie Maybury? Murder of Kylie Maybury

it just involves editing the article and adding/correcting information. I think Americans have gotten to Kylie's article as it talks about Kylie "going to the grocery store" - Isn't that an Americanism not used in Australia? Paul Austin (talk) 13:30, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Bathurst railway station[edit]

In your haste to reverse the Bathurst railway station, New South Wales which clearly was done without reviewing the changes made, the following observations:

1) per WP:CYCLE I am perfectly entitled to make bold edits.

2) plenty of articles are improved by condensing, a bigger article is not necessarily a better article

3) by reversing 10 active cites have been taken back to 6, 4 of which are dead and 2 no longer required given that a more appropriate Bathurst Bullet article has been created since the article was last edited.

4) much of the information appears to have been lifted word for word from [1] in breach of WP:COPYVIO Mo7838 (talk) 08:58, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

A page you started (Mungindi Airport) has been reviewed![edit]

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Canberra meetup invitation[edit]

Hi, you're invited to the Canberra meetup which will take place at King O'Malley's Irish Pub in Civic on 17 February 2016. Bidgee (talk) 01:29, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Kingsley's Chicken Logo.jpg[edit]


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Canberra meetup invitation (August 2016)[edit]

I'll be in Canberra from the 29-30 August, there is a planned meet-up at King O'Malley's (though I'm open to suggestions) from 6pm on the 29 August. Sorry for the short noticed, only had the trip confirmed this afternoon. Bidgee (talk) 11:11, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

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New Challenge for Oceania and Australia[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceania/The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/The 5000 Challenge are up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. The Australia challenge would feed into the wider region one and potentially New Zealand could have a smaller challenge too. The main goal is content improvement, tackling stale old stubs and important content and improving sourcing/making more consistent but new articles are also welcome if sourced. I understand that this is a big goal for regular editors, especially being summertime where you are, but if you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Oceania and Australia like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1700 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for the region but fuelled by a series of contests to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. The Africa contest scaled worldwide would naturally provide great benefits to Oceania countries, particularly Australia and attract new editors. I would like some support from existing editors here to get the Challenges off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile and potentially bring about hundreds of improvements in a few weeks through a contest! Cheers.♦ --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:12, 24 November 2016 (UTC)