User talk:DonBarton

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Thanks for the comment you've left at Talk:Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station. The use of passenger numbers has been debated at Template talk:UK stations. Although there are many flaws in the data (e.g. not accounting for interchanging passengers, passengers using PTE-issued tickets, etc.), not to mention that it's a couple of years out of date, it's the only verified source of such data available that is known to us, so is really only there as a guide. If you can point to a better source of data, please let me know, or leave a comment at Template talk:UK stations. Best wishes, --RFBailey 13:52, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

I have queries on the talk page what you have put in the Wilden article about Pratts Wharf. I would suggest a reply there rather than on my talk page. Peterkingiron 23:11, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Martley Poor Law Union[edit]

Hallo, I've just stub-sorted this, but with the various tags it's already acquired I'm not sure whether it will survive. Looking around, there don't seem to be individual articles for many Poor Law Unions: there's a list at List of poor law unions in England (in which I've now linked Martley), and a few county lists, either as part of a wider article (History_of_local_government_districts_in_Middlesex#Poor_law_unions or History_of_local_government_districts_in_Buckinghamshire#Poor_law_unions, the latter having a nice collection of links), or stand-alone as List of poor law unions in Dorset. Rather than creating articles for individual unions, it might be more worthwhile to create a county list, which could then be linked from the England list as those three are. Just a thought. PamD 18:20, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Rupert Hoare[edit]

You might notice I reversed your edit of "area bishop" to "suffragan bishop" on Rupert Hoare's biography. This is because Hoare was an area bishop Bishop of Dudley. Yes, he was a suffragan, but an area bishop is a particular kind of suffragan and the linked article makes that clear. Dan BD 22:37, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Nikki Groarke[edit]

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  • Hello, and thanks for this article, as well as the explanation on the mis-sourcing that the bot above had. Unfortunately, the correct source that you identified explicitly reserves copyright on their site here. Since Wikipedia releases its content under This Free License (which allows anyone anywhere to use, re-use, modify, parody, sell for a profit, or basically any purpose whatsoever), we must ensure that source material is similarly licensed. I imagine the Diocese doesn't want their press-release changed, sold, or any of the other possibilities that our free license allows. So if you could re-write that article in your own words, that would eliminate any copyright concerns. Otherwise, the article is likely to be deleted as a copyright violation. Thanks for your attention to this, CrowCaw 01:12, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Nikki Groarke for deletion[edit]

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Dick Brook[edit]

Hi DonBarton, thanks for your updates on this article, I was meaning to add a bit about the early navigation, but hoped someone with more knowledge might have a go. I noticed that you added a book as a reference. I updated the ref, by finding the book on google books and using this clever tool, which automatically makes a reference: Google book tool Thought you may find this useful.PS. I will watch here for any replies...Jokulhlaup (talk) 15:03, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

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