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Tedworth House[edit]

Hello. Thank you for creating Tedworth House. Do you know if it is a listed building? Also, should the history of the Tedworth Hunt be added to this article, or created as a separate article in your opinion? (But hopefully less sensationalistic than this.) Please reply on my talkpage.Zigzig20s (talk) 05:47, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Also, do you know who Edward Studd was? Do you have his dates of birth and death please? I am not sure what is meant by 'planter'--I have only ever come across that word for plantation owners in the American South. It sounds intriguing. I'm guessing he was not the cricket player who has a Wikipedia page with the same name.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:47, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I have now expanded the article to say that it is a Grade II* listed building. Tedworth Hunt should be the subject of a separate article because it is unconnected with the building which is now a help for heroes centre. Unfortunately I do not have any further information on Edward Studd but he cannot be the cricketer as the cricketer died much more recently. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 00:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

77th Brigade formerly Security Assistance Group[edit]

I would like to gain your support over the 77th Brigade article, which was created not by me but is actually a renaming and reformation of the SAG article I formed up last year. A user named Gareth keeps adding it is Psychological warfare which it is clearly not as I stated in the SAG article and new links.Phd8511 (talk) 08:33, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi - Surely one of its units is 15 Psychological Operations Group (15 POG)? So won't it be involved in psychological warfare? Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 23:28, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
NO it is not. I edit but those people keep reverting. If they want un-educated articles they are such losers.Phd8511 (talk) 06:11, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Does 77th Brigade have no command and control responsibility over 15 Psychological Operations Group then? Isn't that a bit irresponsible. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 23:07, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Changes to Promethean World[edit]

Since you do not like the changes that I made to Promethean World information and have chosen to delete that information which is current and true. I ask you to at least look into the [File:Proetheanlogo.png logo] which you uploaded to the Promethean World page in 2010 and at the very least update it to something that Promethean has used in recent history. This time perhaps you will spell the name correctly on the file that you upload. Here is a link where you can find the logo independent of the Promethean corporate website. There are people from around the world using the incorrect logo they find here on Wikipedia. It should be changed to the logo that Promethean has used since at least as early as the 4th quarter of 2011. Truemoss (talk) 17:03, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi - I have now updated the logo and hopefully got the spelling right this time; apologies it was wrong before. Dormskirk (talk) 20:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank You. Truemoss (talk) 02:02, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Kitchener[edit]

I understand that Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener is an assessed article; however, I think the portrait I posted is more effective than the formal portrait. It's iconic, and, whether or not it has all his awards, you know it's Kitchener. And it draws your attention; it's a great feature with which to start the article, if nothing else. I do apologize for doing so unilaterally, though. Stolengood (talk) 02:32, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Many weeks of work went into getting the article on KItchener to the required standard to pass assessment as a "B" article and yet you have imposed an image, which in my view lowers the standard, in a second. But Wikipedia is democratic and I suppose you are at liberty to undo all those efforts. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 22:56, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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George Simpson (Royal Navy officer)[edit]

This was the commander of the Tenth Submarine Flotilla at Malta who went on to be Flag Officer Submarines and COMSUBEASTLANT. Do you have anything on him? Buckshot06 (talk) 06:04, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi - I suspect you will have already seen this: [1]. I don't have anything else. Sorry. Dormskirk (talk) 11:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Charles Elworthy, Baron Elworthy[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up on this. And the slap on the wrist. Because the awards section I added was a summary of referenced info, I hadn't troubled to repeat the citations; worse, the Freeman entries were not otherwise ref'd. Must try better. I've reinstated them with the refs and added the DSO citation from "Air of Authority". Hope this suffices. I can see the point of downgrading when unref'd info is added, but I hope that the guilty editor is advised and allowed to do a repair. Cheers. Folks at 137 (talk) 21:18, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Serco[edit]

This was moved to Serco Group at your request. Why do you want it moving back? Just Chilling (talk) 23:36, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi - Sorry for any confusion. I am asking for it to be moved to from Serco Group to Serco (as explained on the talk page). Hope that clarifies things. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 23:39, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi - Many thanks for sorting it. Dormskirk (talk) 23:45, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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David Steel (Royal Navy officer)[edit]

Hi Dormskirk, DGSteel added a Freeman of the City of London yesterday, you reverted this because it is not independently sourced as required by WP:BLP. However, David Steel bio in official Royal Navy site mentioned a Freeman of the City of London-reference no 1 but that David Steel bio in Royal Navy site been replaced with new Second Sea Lord now. However you can see the cache of Second Sea Lord Royal Navy page in archive.org/wayback machine. Does this mean we could add a Freeman of the City of London back to the page? Thanks. Cheers. Ikatemag (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes - I have added it back: thanks for finding the reference. Dormskirk (talk) 22:39, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I have question about WP:BLP, can LinkedIn profile page be considered as reference in Wikipedia? Ikatemag (talk) 04:40, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi - WP:SOURCE requires articles to be sourced from "reliable, third-party, published sources". I would have thought that LinkedIn fails the "third party" test so cannot be used. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 16:14, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi Dormskirk - I have question in Talk page of David Steel (Royal Navy officer) about WP:CREDENTIAL. Is it ok if I wrote question like that in the BLP talk page? I still have a little bit confusion about some rules in Wikipedia. I hope you understand. Thanks Ikatemag (talk) 23:59, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi - Yes. Of course. That would be a good place to open any debate on this. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 10:02, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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FM Sir Patrick Grant[edit]

I've been to the cemetery and have taken a photograph of Sir Patrick Grant's memorial, it's just that I haven't uploaded it to Wikipedia yet. ViennaUK (talk) 21:04, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi - You still need a source. This article has been expanded and assessed as "B" on the quality scale. It will be downgraded if any unsourced material is added so please don't add unsourced material. That said I have found a source and therefore re-inserted your text. The photo would be very welcome and would actually be better. Dormskirk (talk) 21:07, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Help with Accenture[edit]

Hi there, Dormskirk. I've seen you help with company articles before, and I was wondering if you had some time to look over a message I just posted to the Accenture Talk page. There are several edits I'm requesting, including updating outdated information and correcting some inaccuracies. I'd appreciate any feedback or help you can provide. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 16:03, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. Please see my comments on the Accenture talk page. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 22:35, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Merchiston Castle School[edit]

I noticed that you reverted a change made by an IP. I looked at that change yesterday and raised an eyebrow myself. A quick look at the source clearly states that there are 6 houses and lists each one except the "Pringle Center" that the IP had removed. Jcmcc (Talk) 06:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi - Noted. Thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 20:37, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank you very much for helping with the page KAZ Minerals! Aya Nurpeissova (talk) 15:35, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 20:38, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

IG Group[edit]

Hey Dormskirk, we made substantial factual changes to the IG Group page recently (including adding information about moving into stockbroking). In IG we do all our wikipedia updates similarly and that is by declaring our potential conflict of interest when challenged and sticking to factual updates.

We respect your right to make the changes you see fit but was wondering how best to go about this process as these changes still need to be made. PLease advise?

Thank you,

Hi - Thanks for your query. You should not make any changes to the article if you are an employee of the company: please read WP:COI which explains why employees should not edit articles about the company for which they work. Nor should any changes be made which promote the company's products as this would breach WP:ADVERT. Finally all information should be independently sourced as required by WP:SOURCE. If there any changes that you would like to propose then please suggest them on the article talk page (citing an independent source we can use). A good example of this being done well can be seen at Talk:Accenture. By the way I have added something on the stockbroking platform now. Thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 20:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

hi Dormskirk, thank you for adding the stockbroking reference and for the general advice. I will use the Talk page to suggest area where we could improve the article.

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you again for all your help.

Best,

Hayley

HayleySandford (talk) 16:50, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

thanks for the kitten! Dormskirk (talk) 23:44, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

TBC Bank[edit]

Hi Dormskirk,

As you are interested in topic of finance, could you please review this article on matters of advertising text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TBC_Bank Thanks SGNII (talk) 15:34, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi - I have removed unsoured material which seemed largely promotional. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 20:43, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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Hambro family[edit]

Hello. I have noticed that you created Carl Joachim Hambro (banker). Are you interested in helping out more with in-line referenced content and possibly pictures? I have created Category:Hambro family, including some new referenced pages.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:55, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Btw, I also created Dixton Manor and Delcombe Manor. Do you think Kidbrooke Park should have a separate page from Michael Hall (school) (see [2])? And Dumbleton Hall from Dumbleton? I would say so, but not sure I can retrieve their histories.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:16, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi - Please feel free to expand Carl Joachim Hambro if you have more well-sourced material. Re Kidbrooke Park I doubt if a separate article is needed but, if you have more material to justify a separate article on Dumbleton Hall, that would be good. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 21:06, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you HayleySandford (talk) 13:32, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Hayley - Very many thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 20:38, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

William Thornton (British Army officer)[edit]

Dear Dormskirk, concerning your revert here, with the comment:

remove unwikified and unsourced text: please read WP:SOURCE

please note:

  • I am not aware of any policies requiring removal of unwikified source
  • The text added was sourced. A reference to the Dictionary of National Biography was included in my edit. This was also pointed out by User:Opera hat

Therefore, your edit was reverted. --FocalPoint (talk) 19:39, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

I fail to see how expanding an article according to wikipedia policy (public domain text, properly referenced) can be counted as destroying the hard work of others. --FocalPoint (talk) 20:10, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Furthermore, as I pointed out, in line citation (as required by WP:SOURCE) was added. Please take a second look to the text that you reverted. --FocalPoint (talk) 20:12, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

All you have done is a cut and paste job. As previously explained, you need to use a variety of sources, in-line citations and proper wikilinks. There would be no point in wikipedia if everything was a cut and paste from public domain sources. Dormskirk (talk) 20:15, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Greene King[edit]

I’ve reinstated the information on Greene King which you’ve twice deleted quoting WP:SOURCE. I’ve added a further independent reference, specifically Spirit’s own communication to its shareholders describing Greene King and the proposed acquisition, which is still not complete.

I see from your user page that you have updated the infoboxes of every FTSE100 and FTSE250 company. That’s a great piece of work and a good contribution to Wikipedia. But how exactly have you done this consistently with your interpretation of WP:SOURCE? Because I would guess that the original source of each piece of information must have come from the company itself, and whilst you could no doubt find the same information in press comments or whatever, those articles are surely just repeating the figures they’ve got from the company.

So far as Greene King is concerned, I think you’ve quoted the company’s figures for turnover, but you don’t seem to think I should quote its figures for numbers of pubs, details of its acquisition or its own description of its strategy. Swinnow16 (talk) 08:32, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi- Thank you for your comments on my talk page. WP:SOURCE is pretty clear that information should come from an independent source. Given that revenue, operating income and profit figures are a standard feature of the information box and they cannot be obtained from anywhere other than independent audited financial statements there is no alternative but to take these figures from there. However as far as any other information is concerned then I think it is essential to observe both the letter and spirit of WP:SOURCE. It takes a huge amount of time to keep 350 articles up to date and to ensure that unsourced (and often misleading) information is removed on a timely basis. I am very glad you have raised this issue with me but very surprised that you have chosen to take a different view. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 19:59, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for your help. Hayley

HayleySandford (talk) 09:51, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 22:19, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Dormskirk

I found your entry for Col.Alexander Shaw and as he was eldest brother of my 4th great grandfather Maj.General Aeneas Shaw UEL.Are you related to the Shaws'. Regards Richard Shaw UE Rjsm53 (talk) 13:39, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 13:51, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Slessor[edit]

Hi there, I was just looking over the John Slessor article and thinking to myself there's no reason it shouldn't be GA, so I did a bit of polishing and was wondering if you'd care to co-nom with me at GAN -- if you'd like to tweak it further, no prob, but I think it's pretty well there... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 13:58, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Following up, we now have a GA to our credit with our mutual friend here! I've also nominated for DYK, so pls feel free to tweak the hook, or add an alternative, if you feel like it. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi - That's great news about Slessor - GA and DYN! Thanks for the update. Dormskirk (talk) 22:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, Dormskirk. :) I see that CorenSearchBot recently flagged a copyright problem with the article you created at Chippenham Park. The problem was not precisely what the bot thought it was - rather, it is that you copied content from one page on Wikipedia to another without giving attribution. Wikipedia's content is not public domain; it is owned by the people who write the material, but liberally licensed so that others can reuse and modify it. In order to do so, though, we have to meet the terms of the license, and attribution is one of those key requirements. You cannot copy text from one article to another without providing at least a direct link in the edit summary to the original unless you are the sole author of that content. If the content you copy is substantial, you should also acknowledge the copying on the talk pages of the articles to help ensure attribution is maintained. Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia talks a little bit about why this is and also how to give attribution.

Fortunately, this is not a difficult problem to repair, even after the fact. I have repaired this one, but if you have previously copied content from one article to another, even if a long time ago, please go back and attribute so that the terms of the license are met.

Thanks! --Moonriddengirl (talk) 02:07, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi - Many thanks for the advice. Yes, I was just moving material from one article to another. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 20:16, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you again for your help - Hayley HayleySandford (talk) 14:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi Hayley - Many thanks, Dormskirk (talk) 20:18, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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DYK for John Slessor[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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