User talk:Flowerpotman

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Seeking your arbitration Comment[edit]

I noticed that you have had previous input on the article Mohammed Burhanuddin. Well, there is an ongoing dispute between myself and another editor regarding the inclusion/exclusion of a stampede at this mans funeral. Could you please leave your thoughts on the talk page discussion. Thanks.Fotoriety (talk) 23:30, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Thank you for pointing out the difference between and Irish Examiner. Launchballer 19:35, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks and no prob. :) FlowerpotmaN·(t) 20:45, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Geez, that is one small signature! I recommend you increase the font; it needn't be standard size but right now I can't actually read it, and I have very good eyesight.--Launchballer 20:52, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
    • Really? I'll take a look at the formatting, but it appears only marginally smaller than the preceding text on my machine and any other machine I've used, either Windows or Linux based. It's been the much the same signature for the last 6 or 7 years and nobody has had a problem with it, but I'll have a look at the code again. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 21:00, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
When I have access to a computer I can take screendumps from - Windows Explorer does not work on my home computer and thus I have to open and close stuff using Task Manager - I will take a screendump for illustration purposes. I think it's just the font, though.--Launchballer 21:11, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
The signature should have been appearing as a small-caps variant (with a drop-shadow) of whatever your default monospace font is; I hadn't specified a named font, although I have put Courier New in as the first option now, despite my inner geek not liking to specify fonts, preferring to leave that to the user. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 21:28, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Much better, thank you.--Launchballer 21:32, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
That sort of suggests a system or browser issue on your end, with my money on it being a browser issue. The only change I made was to add Courier New as the first font face option in the old-style HTML code in the signature; the old sig code didn't specify a font face or size, just a general family, so the signature should have used your default monospace font and the size attributes would have been inherited from the page. It was even rendering correctly on my antique Android phone. So maybe you should check what the settings for whatever monotype font the browser is defaulting to? I know I had much the same issue with Firefox dealing with default serif fonts a while back when it decided to use an unpleasant sans-serif font. I never did work out why the default font got changed, but it had. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 22:40, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I'm deeply impressed that you were able to correctly identify a multi-year-dormant sock, now confirmed, from the flavor of their hoaxing. As a result, the CU identified at least three additional socks, and as a result, it is likely that the Wiki will have fewer hoaxes once that process completes. It couldn't have happened without you. Bravo! j⚛e deckertalk 18:30, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks... :) Just looking at the SPI page now. Couldn't find any definites when I was sock-hunting earlier in the week, but I'll start sifting through his most recent contributions and see what pops up. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 18:44, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Mr Micguffin[edit]

Hello please take a look at user Mr Micguffin for he has insulted me and has also tried to vandalise many pages with inappropriate content in articles such as, Tanks,computers and more i hope you put a stop to this. Thank you for your time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello I like to chase little girls and beat dogs I am a good Wikipedia user even if I am wanted in seven states good day to you sir♥. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:55, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Link Error[edit]

So, how am I to thank you for something you did years ago, including showing me how to handle links, if your Feel free to leave a message link results in an error? Kovar (talk) 23:19, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Events happening in Dublin[edit]

Hi! As you tagged yourself as being in Ireland, I hope you don't mind me reaching out. We know have a recognised Wikimedia Community Ireland User Group and we have been running workshops and other events in Dublin and beyond. In case you are interested our next event will be this Saturday in Collins Barracks, you can find the details here. Smirkybec (talk) 22:13, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Pierre Lyonnet, FRS[edit]

I noted he might be the "Pierre Lyonet" listed at the Fellows list. Have you attempted to reconcile the different birth and death date details? Mark Hurd (talk) 00:48, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I was going to come back to this article (and other articles) when I had more time to do a bit more delving for sources, but it looks like the dates in the English wiki article are almost certainly wrong and the dates in the Dutch Wikipedia article are correct. The date of his death in the infobox in the Dutch article is given as 10 January 1789 (rather than 10 October) and that can be sourced from an obituary in The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany of July 1789, which is available on Google Books here (pages 230 -233). The article confirms his election as an FRS in 1748 as well as giving more biographical details.. (I am not sure if that article was original to the Edinburgh Magazine or a reprint from another magazine. I can't find an earlier publication, but the article seems to have reprinted in more than publication subsequently, or portions of this article were lifted and used in later works) FlowerpotmaN·(t) 17:59, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't know why I didn't notice this before, but the reference on Pierre Lyonnet, [1] actually lists the RS birth and death dates, so I probably should have gone ahead and adjusted them. (At work now, so I'm not being bold at the moment.) Mark Hurd (talk) 01:17, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I'd go for it. There seems to be a split between a lot of the more modern English-language sources and Dutch. I have noticed that the Encyclopedia Britannica goes with "born July 22, 1708 - died Oct. 10, 1789" and I think a lot of people are using those dates because its ....well.... the Encyclopedia Britannica. I would go with the RKD dates too :) FlowerpotmaN·(t) 18:16, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- I note the RKD birth date is two years earlier, but given I've referenced them I've gone with it. Mark Hurd (talk) 16:29, 25 May 2015 (UTC)