User talk:Ekilfeather

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Hello Ekilfeather, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Nuala O'Loan[edit]

Good job expanding the Nuala O'Loan article. Best, Gwernol 17:13, 29 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi, the version I tagged simply said "Nuala O'Loan is the police ombudsman for Northern Ireland.". To me, that didn't assert any notability and read like a lot of the very short bios that get posted and never expanded. What you have there now is quite nice. I occasionally monitor the new pages and recent changes and when something, as posted, doesn't appear to meet the standards of a wikipedia article I tag them as appropriately as I can. Do you think the article in the version I tagged for deletion qualified as notable? If so, I apologize for being too quick on the trigger. Again, nice work on the current version and in any case my apoologies for annoying you. Brian 21:41, 29 June 2006 (UTC)btball

Hi, just a little more ... I just read the talk page and now understand better your annoyance. I had no idea who Nuala O'Loan is, so that's my fault and ignorance. Thanks to Wikipedia, I've learned something :-) Brian 21:44, 29 June 2006 (UTC)btball

Temp Work[edit]



Hi Ekilfeather, I would trust 75% of Admins to be impartial, and most of the rest I would just regard as susceptable to certain types of manipulation.

I'm afraid there is just no way to do it with User:SandyGeorgia because before you can mediate, first you have to have a kind of "intervention" to persuade her to stop lying, which involves spending hours wading back through acres of confabulation in histories to show where she is lying, finding a way to stop her ignoring the fact that you have just proved she is lying, convincing her she is not a special superior being to whom special rules apply.

I could even prove that her "I just want to get along" statement is a blatant lie if I didn't have an appointment 40 minutes away, in 30 minutes time...

Meanwhile she is getting what she wants, a forum to play headgames in...but thanks. --Zeraeph 12:40, 23 July 2006 (UTC)


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Blackrock college[edit]

Hi Ekilfeather. I deleted the fees from the school page as I believe advertising the cost of something on Wikipedia constitutes advertising. The rest of the article about the college is worthwhile, but writing about the fees does not add anything to it. Number 57 08:23, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Rowan Gillespie[edit]

Hello Ekilfeather - thanks for the Dolmen info. I'm fascinated by these roadside sculptures (but know little about them). I see Rowan G also did the two old men in Sandyford Village, my home patch. Could you write an article on RG? (I hate red links! regards (Sarah777 06:02, 15 June 2007 (UTC))

I see a Rowan Gillespie sculpture in Toronto on the front of the Irish Times today. (Sarah777 23:53, 22 June 2007 (UTC))

The second ship[edit]

To answer your question, the other ship sunk by submarine in the postwar era was the Indian frigate INS Khukri, sunk by a Pakistani submarine during the '71 war. I added a paranthetical mention of that to the article, although I think it's coming close to wandering off-topic. Sacxpert 05:58, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:NualaO1.jpg[edit]

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