User talk:Fox/December 2007

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Flags in infobox

Hello, I see that it is the case to use flags in school infoboxes. There is a discussion (ending in stalemate) here about whether or not they should be used in infoboxes. I think the article I was originally put to is Wikipedia:Manual of Style (flags) when I used too flag a lot! There are a multitude of opinions of what the standard should be. Personally I used to be an over-zelous "flagger" putting them everywhere but now i've become the opposite and don't like them at all. In this case a standard has been set for this infobox but I'd be interested to know what other wikipedians thought and whether they think its necessary or not. Bobbacon (talk) 23:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK - Hector Munro Macdonald

Updated DYK query On 24 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hector Munro Macdonald, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

~ Riana 10:48, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


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For working so hard on the article Aberdeen Grammar School I User Swirlex award you this Barnstar.

I see that you work on Aberdeen Grammar School more than any other Wikipedian works on an article. You deserve this Barnstar more than anyone.

Thank you ohohohohso very much! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 15:35, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

You are welcome for the Barnstar and thank you so much for mine! Please feel free to alert other Wikipedia friends making them able to get a Barnstar also.Swirlex (talk) 15:44, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Will do. Thanks again, WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 15:53, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Infinite Jest (album)

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A tag has been placed on Infinite Jest (album) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. GtstrickyTalk or C 20:22, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Welcome. I appreciate your work though. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 21:07, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
and thanks for the barnstar... it made me laugh GtstrickyTalk or C 21:28, 26 December 2007 (UTC) back wouldn't go amiss...hint...hint...:D WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 21:29, 26 December 2007 (UTC)


I think you either got the wrong person or typed the wrong text into my userpage. Did you want me for something to do with stereotypy? your edit on my talk page Haplolology Talk/Contributions 21:56, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

If youre not too busy, could you explain how you found me? Im awfully curious, especially since I dont think we've even edited the same articles. Haplolology Talk/Contributions 22:18, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Your recent edits

Hi there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. On many keyboards, the tilde is entered by holding the Shift key, and pressing the key with the tilde pictured. You may also click on the signature button Button sig2.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot (talk) 22:03, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I DO sign my posts. Get off my case, this bot keeps nigging at me to sign when I always do. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 22:19, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Sedlice (Strakonice District)

Just letting you know that as per common outcomes, towns and villages, regardless of size, are considered notable, as long as they actually do (or if they used to) exist. J Milburn (talk) 22:31, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I still believe that the article is far too short, but that will be fixed, I assume. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 22:32, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Martin Greig

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A tag has been placed on Martin Greig requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for biographies.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Ridernyc (talk) 12:03, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Individual members of local Councils are not regarded as notable, unless thay achieve something over and above their Concil activities. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 12:59, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

1612 in Ireland

This is the note I have added to the 1612 in Ireland discussion page:

This deletion is a bit quick off the mark and fails to take any notice of context, particularly my trying to add birth and death entries to Years in Ireland. I am adding content to all the Years in Ireland articles as I find it and will be adding more to this, as I will to other such articles. It also allows others to add content in the collaborative way that is supposed to be Wiki - deletion this speedy allows no opportunity for this. Please have a modicum of patience - this speedy deletion approach is a very bad policy when applied in this way. NB this is not the same as 1612 itself. Ardfern (talk) 15:21, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Reality Check.

I've made over 200 edits in two days.

[faints] WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 17:27, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


User:D.M.N./Signature Barnstar Cheers, Davnel03Sign It, Junior! 18:13, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Re: Thayer School of Engineering

Thnaks for the kind words, and thank you for taking the time to review it! Dylan (talk) 18:38, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

You are very welcome, keep editing away! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 18:39, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


Sorry about the caps! I handnt realised the Caps Lock key was on so didnt find the existing article! Ashley Payne (talk) 20:29, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

OK, but be sure to check next time! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 20:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Grace TdC Article

Hi there , You tagged an article I was construction for deleation. I left an explanation notice about it on the talk page. It is relevant to the topic of fashion and cinema for the fashion house of Pucci. It also provides valuable information to several other articles on Wiki. I think it should stay.

Thanks and Happy New Year,

Mctrain (talk) 21:14, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Hey there,

Unfortunately, that is all the sourced info I have. I leave it to your judgement. ThanksMctrain (talk) 21:24, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Hey again,

I will continue to improve on it as I pull up more sources. She is very relevant to Pucci and well as the article about her husband. She is also royalty. If the article stays it can be developed- also if you remove the tag, I will also spend some time refining the page- Thankis a bunch!Mctrain (talk) 21:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch,

Don't drink to much on 31 eve!Mctrain (talk) 21:37, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

you're better off, your liver will thank you for it! Best, MCT —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mctrain (talkcontribs) 21:40, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


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For taking the challenge and contributing five major edits to O le Ao o le Malo, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. Good job! --Sharkface217 01:10, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
That's why you got the barnstar. :-D --Sharkface217 23:51, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Dwarf planet as this week's WP:ACID winner

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Dwarf planet was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 02:24, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Minor Barnstar

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Congratulations on doing five major edits to Heuschrecke 10 Dreamafter \*/ 20:14, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Heads up

I got a new assignment up on the Award Center that I find to be pretty easy. 5 major edits to Iridium Jazz Club will get you a barnstar. There's a ton of info on their website, I'm just busy with a ton of things right now and I wish to improve the article before it gets deleted.... again. --Sharkface217 00:02, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Philosophy is hard work

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is hereby awarded to WeBuriedOurSecretsInTheGarden for adding crucial missing definitions to the Glossary of philosophical isms, in the collaborative effort to complete this comprehensive article. Thank you. It's almost done! The Transhumanist 07:03, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


For the barnstar and wellwishes :) Dihydrogen Monoxide (Review) 22:08, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Welcome muchly! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:09, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


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For your work on the Iridium Jazz Club article, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. Keep up the good work! --Sharkface217 22:17, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi there

Hello there, is this a way to talk to you? (editing the page?) Stavros

Yes, what is it you'd like to discuss? WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:30, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

amazing. I am fashinated about wikipedia! I am from Greece, and was looking at the adoption thing.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I see...well, give me a link to your userpage and I'll be right on it. By the way you can sign your comments with four tildes: ~~~~, leaving something like this: WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:34, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

hold on, don't have a user page.. maybe I can ask you a few things, like how much time do I have to here because I Have a life :-) (talk) 22:38, 29 December 2007 (UTC) stavros

to spend.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:40, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't get you, what are you talking about? You have as much time as you like - until you get bored or whatever. If you want to make an account (you have less chance of being labeled a vandal, among other benefits) then go here. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:44, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

amazing. so manitaraki it is Manitaraki (talk) 22:47, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I cannot believe how easy this is Manitaraki (talk) 22:48, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, you see, that's the wonderful thing about it. I left you a message on your talk page. Now, are you still interested in the adoption thing? WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:51, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

yes I am, nice cookies :-) Manitaraki (talk) 22:54, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Right then! Ask me any questions about anything to do with this wiki and I'll do my best to answer them. Good day! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 22:55, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

the thing I don't get is how can every page be edited by anyone, who checks all the million pages for errors and vandalism? Manitaraki (talk) 22:57, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, there's a really nifty tool called Twinkle, which does it for them. There are also people who patrol the Recent Changes and the New Pages of the wiki. Dull stuff really but some has to do it. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 23:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

do I have to know html to write an article? (because I don't) Manitaraki (talk) 23:04, 29 December 2007 (UTC) Also do we talk from the talk page or can we use skype or something like that? Manitaraki (talk) 23:05, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

No, we talk here. And no, you don't need to know html. There is a wiki syntax, but it's very easy to use. To link pages, use [[ and ]] or just highlight the word and click the little Ab button at the top. By the way it's best to make pages in your own userspace first, like User:Manitaraki/Article Name. I have to go now, leave another message later. Good luck, and enjoy Wikipedia! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk.
PS: If you like, there is also a Greek Wikipedia. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 23:10, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

ok, bye Manitaraki (talk) 23:25, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi I want to ask you why was your page vandalized and what did you do about it. Also I wrote my first small wiki, and it is edible for delete because it is short. (greek wikipedia)

Transport in Scotland

Hi, having reviewed the article I have put it on hold as it lakes references per the criteria for a good article. There is seven days to fix this otherwise it will unfortunately fail.Regan123 (talk) 01:57, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Fly (pentop computer)

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Thanks for helping with Fly (pentop computer)! ≈ MindstormsKid   16:32, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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And again (as promised)! ≈ MindstormsKid   16:32, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENwe need to talk. 17:36, 31 December 2007 (UTC)