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Hello DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 02:25, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

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Simply south...... going on editing sprees for just 6 years (as of 28/03/2006) 23:06, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

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Note to self

To sort out:

Civil MBE - oh, hello Adair, Adam, Adamson etc. Lucky people. Which list is right? DBaK (talk) 13:21, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Re: User:InimiagoVonKatze

No problem. I'm almost always in favor of letting the warnings go through and not WP:BITEing, but obvious vandal is obvious. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 05:15, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Precious

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg talk
Thank you for not living your user name, but talking to articles, talking to users in a helpful way (Kathleen Ferrier), getting new users started, talking to self, - all with disillusioned (= good) sense, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


Thank you so much. Replied at t'other end. DBaK (talk) 08:25, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

I like "debitterment", matching Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen nicely. Will look for a better translation of the title, should match Christmas Oratorio in spirit. But of course there is Passion also, called "he was despised" on my user, and I used the line not only for Jesus, if you want to follow, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:01, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Ha, thanks. I will have a look. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 14:39, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

My edit in article Paul McCreesh

Hi! Thank you for calling me on my edit. Face-smile.svg I was unaware of the usage you point out for such rationale comments in artcles themself (not surprising; there's so much to learn). *sigh....* Please feel free to correctly reapply your comment. A bot I'm rabidly following around spotted your signature as something to be reverted. Sorry for removing your comment as well; I absolutely didn't mean to do a rude edit. Wishing you all the best and sorry for causing you this inconvenience. Fylbecatulous talk 12:35, 13 May 2012 (UTC).

Likewise, thank you for being the editor I encountered, instead of one who bites a newbie. I too am quite allergic to rudeness and all the dissention here. You kindly pointed out something I needed to know and more than likely saved me from later having my feelings hurt in a similar situation. Happy to meet you. Fylbecatulous talk 13:15, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

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On time for once! Simply south...... always punctual, no matter how late for just 6 years 21:48, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

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Illusion

I had an illusion: to see the Precious article (12 May) on the Main page. That may come true, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Looks like it will ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:39, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

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Orbital

Just in case you didn't see it – someone else has posted since me – I have shown my support in The history:

(cur | prev) 08:36, July 3, 2012‎ Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk | contribs)‎ . . (41,542 bytes) (+4)‎ . . (Re- previous edit summary: I agree with DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered ... of course it is "orbital" and should be referred to as such here. "Ring road", really! +para break added to clarify meaning of "It") (undo)

All the best, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 10:17, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Replied at t'other end thanks DBaK (talk) 10:28, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Me too ... at t'other end ... also, visited and posted on Ring road ... okay? Any more? Cheers, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 11:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Replied at t'other end thanks DBaK (talk) 12:59, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

July Metro

Simply south...... always punctual, no matter how late for just 6 years 22:23, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

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Another kitten for you!

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Thanks as ever for your much appreciated copy edits over at Embedded liberalism. I read your edit summary about not understanding it. You’re obviously well read and well above average in political awareness, so if folk like you dont understand my work Im a little concerned Im wasting my time. Ive tried to frame the subject more clearly in the lede, maybe its now more understandable?

FeydHuxtable (talk) 17:13, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the message and the advice. Im much happier now you've said your comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek :-) . FeydHuxtable (talk) 19:00, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
In economist's parlance, your excellent copy editing creates a "perverse incentive" for me never to learn the correct spelling of "consensus". At least its good for the Kitten economy 718smiley.png FeydHuxtable (talk) 11:31, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

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Just in case you had not noticed

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Gareth Griffith-Jones's talk page.  -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 07:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks!! DBaK (talk) 07:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
RepliedRegarding my request to have the article deleted, it was my first attempt! I had the idea to do it early on Wednesday evening whilst undoing my revert. I had thought Douglas would have already done it. Thought I'd check the talk page, and used Twinkle from there! I have moved User:TenPoundHammer's section on my page into Douglas's for continuity. What happens next? Any further advice would be much appreciated.
Best wishes, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 08:12, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Replied at t'other end thanks DBaK (talk) 08:55, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
... and I to you, there. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 10:44, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

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PLOS ONE

Hello,

Thank you for your comment, I am, obviously, new to editing wiki pages. My intentions for editing the PLOS ONE wiki page goes along with all PLOS collateral we have out on the internet for public consumption. Our organization has just gone through a new style guide change and have updated our logo from PLoS to PLOS. http://www.plos.org/new-plos-look/ While I understand the heated debate in the PLOS ONE talk section, what I am implementing is PLOS-wide and a neccessity. It was unintentional in changing the links to make them invalid, however I did purposfully attempt to change the logo to find out that I am not allowed to upload new images for another 4 days. Any guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated, if this was the incorrect way to reach back out to you, I apologize.

Best, Marketing Communications Manager, PLOS Moverstreet (talk) 20:34, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

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August Metro

Simply south...... flapping wings into buildings for just 6 years 22:34, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Henri Cogan

Hello DBAK,

Henri Cogan was mainly a stuntman and fight choreographer. He usually played only tiny roles and his characters often had no names. If you watch these films you can easily miss his appearance if you are not given a description of his role.
Well, I took the filmography from the French Wiki article, checked which films have been released in English-speaking countries too and translated some of the role descriptions.
Cogan deserves a Wiki article because his work was pivotal for Eddie Constantine's success. Cogan was his boxing instructor and without this training Constantine would probably not have qualified for the role of Lemmy Caution. Later Constantine wouldn't sign a film contract unless Cogan was hired too. This has all been said in a contemporary German article: Zucker für den Affen (Stuff for fun)
There is even a photograph of Cogan "at work". My father, like so many of his generation, never knew Cogan's name, but when he recognised his face on the screen he could tell a big brawl was underway... Does any of that answer your question? NordhornerII_The man from Nordhorn 01:00, 8 August 2012 (UTC) (talk)

Replied at t'other end thanks DBaK (talk) 19:28, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
While I expanded the English article I also updated the filmography of the French version. When I wrote "habitant" I was a little tired because all this had taken more time than planned. Yes, I am really from Nordhorn. I work in Münster though. NordhornerII _The man from Nordhorn 22:36, 9 August 2012 (UTC)(talk)
Ah oui! Well done!! Cheers DBaK (talk) 22:38, 9 August 2012 (UTC)


The Metropolitan - March

125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Since in various guises I assembled about 90% of this page I can confess that its usefulness is almost nil and I would relent to another's accusing me of essentially assembling a 'vanity page.' So when I referred to non-Americans having no interest in the 125th PA page, I was ridiculing my own interest in the page. Self-deprecation can diffuse hostility, except in cases where every word is being analyzed for an angle of attack.

There a very, very few living people reading Regimental Histories from the Civil War. There are fewer outside of the United States.

The oddness of the 125th's RH is how devoted the survivors were to an RH for a nine-month Regiment. The Regiment had several great minds among the survivors, and for some reason, they devoted large pieces of their lives to polishing and perfecting their RH.

My own theory is, they gave their lives (i.e., time) out of dedication to those who actually lost their lives. I'm self-aware enough to know that my own theories are simply more vanity. Another with a theory that a single source of estimating Civil War casualties has achieved "perfection" in this incredible imprecise arena has no awareness of his own folly. Actually, I'm self aware enought to know that this writing will be skimmed over for sources of abuse and not really absorbed.

My master's degree is largely statitics. There's a difference between a population parameter and a sample statistic. You assemble a sample statistic as an estimate of a population parameter. The greatest statistician of my lifetime said, "Parameters are unknown and unknowable." The average height of American male? It's somewhere aroung 69.5" The "perfect number" is known only to God because, as I typed, several men died and several others achieved adulthood.--Donaldecoho (talk) 10:04, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

replied at t'other end thank you DBaK (talk) 10:16, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Antietam

When you go to Antietam, there might be a man doing an impression of Color Sergeant George Simpson. He'll have a large 34-star flag and an 1850 Officer's Sword. He goes there to teach history, in general, and the 125th PA in particular.

I wish you could have been there when this one 12-year-old boy from Texas* approached. He was with me for more than an hour, and HE'LL be the one who will be reading RHs in the future.--Donaldecoho (talk) 10:46, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I should confess: when I encounter Texans at Antietam, I point out towards the 'Great Cornfield,' and I ask them, "Do you know why you should be proud to be a Texan?" and followup up with "Out there, the 1st TX Infantry fought and received the GREATEST NUMBER OF CASUALTIES OF ANY SINGLE CIVIL WAR REGIMENT FOR A SINGLE DAY DURING THE ENTIRE CIVIL WAR!"

Jesperson's favorite, Busey, will promote the 1MN to 'Top Honors,' which I'm **MORE THAN** than fine with at a personal level, but I see more Texans than Minnesotans at the Battlefield. Since the North won the war Yankees are generally complacent and uninterested.

Somebody from Alabama asked me directly in the presence of her 8-year-old son, "Was the Civil War REALLY about slavery?" I choked back my truest feelings and answered, "That's a matter of opinion, Mam. Whose opinion do you want?"

To reflect my truest feelings, I'll quote verbatim Lincoln from memory,

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. And under a just God cannot long retain it." April 6, 1859 in a letter to Henry Pierce.

I should also mention that I do this on Saturdays without pay of my own volition. I have no sanction or endorsement from the NPS.

Now that I think about it, it would be more convenient to do Color Sergeant Roland Morris of 13MA at Gettysburg. Gbg is closer and I would be less pissed off about Jesperson and ICARUSPHOENIX's BS while I'm doing it.

--Donaldecoho (talk) 00:26, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

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Off

As the page header suggests, I am off WP for a few days. Best wishes to all, DBaK (talk) 10:45, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

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New Photo at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania)

Having edited the page a few days ago, you may appreciate the new photo.--Wikipariah — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.36.94.34 (talk) 16:26, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

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RE: September 2012

"Welcome, and thank you for your attempt to lighten up Wikipedia. However, this is an encyclopedia and the articles are intended to be serious, so please don't make joke edits, as you did to Yolo County, California. Readers looking for accurate information will not find them amusing. If you'd like to experiment with editing, try the sandbox, where you can write practically anything you want. DBaK (talk) 22:54, 16 September 2012 (UTC)"

That's a very nice thing to say, thank you! Ilovdedyoupiggy (talk) 01:28, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Replied at t'other end thanks. DBaK (talk) 07:47, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

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Got off on the wrong foot

Sorry I think we got off on the wrong foot, I apologise for any offence caused, but I wouldn't mind having an enlightened debate on the topic with you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justgravy (talkcontribs) 10:43, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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October Metro

I'm sorry I missed September but I was rather busy. Enjoy. Simply south...... wearing fish for just 6 years 23:05, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

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With tea

so nice of you to serve muffins with my (or rather her) tea ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:34, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Ha, Gerda, you never fail to make me smile: that was a good catch. Thanks, but actually it's not so much my being nice as hoping that she is going to save me from premature madness ... :) Cheers DBaK (talk) 09:38, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Now you made me smile, thank you! I hope she will save ... - While it was rather easy to tell you that you are an awesome Wikipedian (12 May), telling her was not so, and I could not do it during the election - certainly not sure if it would help or the opposite ;)
ps: I miss PumpkinSky, again, on top of the one she offered tea - how do you like my red cat? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! I always find it a bit sad when we lose editors; I don't feel as if I will ever understand the dynamics of this place. Sorry, I am missing the point totally about he red cat - please enlighten me! (I am aware that if I was a proper person I could figure it out but asking you may be quicker!) cheers DBaK (talk) 10:13, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
I enjoy puns, cat as category, on my user ;) - close to the red cat, under "workshop", you find the dynamics, #1 "pride and prejudice", #2 "RfA" (termed an attack page in the middle of it), - my disillusioned answer: the red cat ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:21, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see, thank you very much! Best wishes DBaK (talk) 10:34, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Don't only look at the dynamics, there's "hope" and "history" also ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:02, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
 :) DBaK (talk) 11:24, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Mid Dec Metro

Sorry this edition is so late. Simply south...... walking into bells for just 6 years 11:44, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks

Many thanks for revert of my talk page. Looks like the image has been deleted from Commons now. Keith D (talk) 13:40, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

You're most welcome, and I'm glad to hear it. Someone with too much time on their hands, I fear. Cheers DBaK (talk) 13:41, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

For the while

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with you with a bish wish, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!!! :) DBaK (talk) 09:04, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

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Seasons greetings and thanks

for sorting out my half-baked efforts at SPI. Not something I have needed to get involved with before.--Charles (talk) 17:53, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Happy Christmas

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas (or other seasonal and/or religious jollity). Hope you have an excellent day. With best wishes DBaK (talk) 02:36, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

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River Rother, West Sussex

Hi. I am intrigued by your edit summary "I thought we were not supposed to do that any more", but am not quite sure what we are not supposed to be doing. Any clues? Regards. Bob1960evens (talk) 14:14, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Oops! Sorry, I should have been much clearer. Thanks you very much for asking. What I think we are not supposed to do is things like:
    • Temple Fortune Railway Station is a railway station at Temple Fortune
    • The Ruritanian Bald Tiger is a hairless tiger ...
    • A High-Pitched Vuvuzela is a vuvuzela of high pitch ...
in other words (and I think there is a proper policy and info on this somewhere could I but find it), if the article title says what the thing is, the lead doesn't have to contort itself to say it again in order to get a "The X is a YZ" type of first sentence out of it. So where it previously said "The River Rother is a river" (try saying that quickly several times when you've had a few) it now doesn't do that bit of definition, but just plunges on with the fact that it flows, which seems a jolly good thing for both the river and the article to do. No information is lost but the first sentence reads more comfortably, I feel. I think that when Wikipedia started getting larger and more formal there was a bit of a tendency to feel that you had to say "The X is a Y" as the very first thing and it's only more recently that people have started to move away, when appropriate, from adhering too strongly to that format. I hope this makes sense, albeit in a rambling and disjointed kind of way, and has helped. With best wishes DBaK (talk) 14:42, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. Bob1960evens (talk) 16:19, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Most welcome, happy editing! DBaK (talk) 20:34, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Whoops!

I owe you a drink. Sorry! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (Message me) 20:30, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

HA! You're most welcome. Pint please. :) Cheers DBaK (talk) 20:33, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

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