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Obgyn.net[edit]

How come you keep removing obgyn.net from pages? It is a legitimate online medical journal containing original scientific research related to topics it was posted on.--LEHarth 01:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Because as I pointed out on your talk page it is linkspam and does not meet the requirements of WP:EL. Why are you putting it on every single page that relates even slightly to women? Gillyweed 01:45, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

OBGYN.net, as I said, is a legitimate and recognized online medical journal publication and, as all publications do, we have advertisements to pay for the existence of the website. The contents of our website consist of original scientific research on groundbreaking diagnostic and treatment modalities for all aspects of women's health thus making it an extremely relevant and valuable resource and a most appropriate external link on all pages that the link was submitted to.

What I did notice is that some of the other external links listed are websites that were created as hosting space for advertisements and I know this because I receive solicitations from these websites daily asking for link exchanges.

In order to offer a fair balance between factual information and accessibility to a database of medical information from Internationally recognized key opinion leaders, research experts and innovators of women's health I made sure to include a link to OBGYN.net on all pages we have content for.

If you would like to take some time to actually review the material on OBGYN.net and then make your decision as to whether the link is appropriate then you are certainly most welcome to do so. But to remove the link without exploring any of the nearly 800,000 pages of well documented original scientific content based upon your suppositions and assumptions to the value of the content seems to be a little biased.

Lea Harth Operations Manager OBGYN.net / MediSpecialty.com Lea.Harth@MediSpecialty.com --LEHarth 02:05, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. Please feel free to delete any other external links that exist mostly for advertising purposes. Please also review WP:COI. Whilst I understand your point of view, to an outsider it looks like a blatant attempt to increase web traffic rather than provide information for if the latter was your goal then the external link would point directly to the relevant page on OBGYN.net rather than to the home page with all the advertising. Particularly note the WP policy here: [[1]]. Thanks Gillyweed 02:15, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Glen Dettman[edit]

Good catch, I removed the LoF category. I was just being sloppy. Bobanny 09:21, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

2006 St. Louis Cardinals season[edit]

I have no idea what a "Biggle Book" is. You may or may not be correct about tone, and I will look at the article to see what might need changing. You are entirely wrong about original research in the article, as the thirty-one references clearly visible will show. Also, I would much appreciate it in the future if you would actually articulate your concerns rather than making snide remarks in your edits. Vidor 22:33, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes I apologise for my flippancy. Information on Biggles can be found at: W.E. Johns . The OR claim was regarding the ream of 'adjectives' used to describe play-by-play descriptions of games. The tone of the article is not encyclopaedic. Gillyweed 23:07, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush[edit]

Hey, thanks for working to improve the Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush article. Sharon's been discussing stuff with me on my talk page, and I'm going to ask her to move the discussion to the talk page so you and others can more easily be involved. She's providing sources and so on. I hope you'll take part! Peace, delldot talk 17:04, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Native American Indian Dog[edit]

Hello: Please remove all reference to the Native American Indian Dog. You keep linking to a site which has incorrect information about the breed, and the main contributor is a person who has a personal grudge against the founder,and also happens to be a breeder of a similar breed. If you have any doubts, look up the name Kim LaFlamme and Song Dog kennels. You will find pages called "The Indian Dog Warning pages, and the Indian Dog Hoax site. Many people get the two breeds mixed up. Native American Indian Dog and American Indian Dog. Please remove all reference to the Native American Indian Dog and my photograph off the site immediately.Sitkawolf

I am not associated with anyone Sitkawolf is accusing me of associating with; I am just a normal guy who isn't a breeder or associated with a breeder. I have no personal grudge. I don't like Wikipedia used to pass along fantasies, like the original Native American Indian Dog article was used to do. If there was an American Indian Dog page I would post balancing info there, too. And can a user withdraw a photo once submitted? -- Pesco 15:06, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
I know nothing about American dogs, native or otherwise. All I see as an editor is one article changed into another one but with the same title, which looks suspiciously like an advertisment. My advice is not to over write the original article you didn't like, but to add a 'criticism' section to the original article. Photos can be easily deleted from any article. They remain within WP for anyone to use unless they are a copyright violation or they go through a deletion process. Gillyweed 21:34, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Honestly, it definately wasn't my intent to make it look like an advertisement. After my own web research I found nothing that the original article could be based on. The breed seems to be just a modern attempt at creating such a type of dog. I was just trying to give an accurate description of the breed. In hindsight, mentioning the breed founder's kennel and location in the first sentence does give it the look of an advertisement. -- Pesco 00:00, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Not that it matters really, but my concern about this dog started when I did a lot of research into looking for a "low allergen" good dog for my son who has special needs. On their websites, the breeders say it is "hypoallergenic so to speak". This may be totally true, but our concern is that there's nothing on the internet about these dogs except what's on the breeders' sites. The only other place this dog is discussed was the site I linked, which Sitkawolf seems to think is full of competitors of the breed. I appreciate you stepping in and mediating since I seem to have offended people. Feel free to remove this paragraph after you read it. -- Pesco 00:00, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
No problem. Let's see what Sitkawolf has to say. Gillyweed 02:49, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Sure. I just googled Sitkawolf with Night Eyes Farms, which was the website she linked to. From the results it looks like she is a breeder of the dogs.[2] Possibly a WP:COI issue. -- Pesco 22:57, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Sounds like it doesn't it. What do you think we should do with the article? As it stands at present it contains no references. The later version seemed to be promoting a non-notable dog breed? Sitkawolf hasn't taken up my request for a point-by-point explanation of her concerns. Should we PROD it as unreferenced and unreliable? Gillyweed 23:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately I agree PROD seems most appropriate because the subject is non-notable. There just aren't any reliable sources for the article. Even if for extremely different reasons, Sitkawolf has made comments requesting the page's deletion, probably in an effort to have any criticisms of the breed off the internet. Those criticisms, along with any positive information about the breed, don't have enough reliable sources to justify an article. Thanks for helping to settle this. -- Pesco 05:24, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
I have put a PROD on it with a bit of an explanation. Thanks for remaining cool under provocation. Catch you around! Gillyweed 06:22, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Terjinia[edit]

This was a real ancient city. You obviously do not have any knowledge of ancient history. Please can you stop accusing others on issues which they are clearly knowledgable on.--Yes99 11:29, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Please explain the post at Nimokin. Gillyweed 21:31, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Gillyweed, please provide references showing Terjinia is not real. And your a wikignome ... God its pathetic

The weight of evidence lies on the proponent. Gillyweed 21:36, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikignome, what the hell does that do annyway, is it as lame as it sounds? --Windows9 17:44, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Your continuing use of abuse opens you to being blocked. Gillyweed 22:15, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Unless Gillyweed is an administrator, it cannot block you. It can only request that you be blocked.

Barry Stanton[edit]

What is wrong with my edit? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tokyoakira (talkcontribs) 10:27, 14 March 2007 (UTC).

You created a nonsense page. I think you know that. Gillyweed 10:28, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Lant[edit]

  • Thanks. --Dystopos 18:23, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Gholam Hossein Jahanshahi[edit]

My intention in craeting the above artcile was to add some information which I had to a section where it misses a great deal of information. What I had written has been reported by the Oral History of Iran at Harvard University and list of subject and Narrators gives an impartial view confirming the points in my artcile

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~iohp/

Considering your comments etc. I decided to clear this page since neither the subject who is now dead nor myself will not gain any benefit form being included in this encyclopedia, but at the same time don't need to try to prove the facts to others. If they don't want to know then let it be that way.

Good luck!!

That's called where I come from, "taking your bat and ball and going home." I'm sorry you feel that way. I simply asked for verifiable 3rd party references and ironically you have provided them. The Harvard Oral History material. Why didn't ypu cite that earlier? Please come back and help improve WP, but please read some of our policies first. One of our policies is verifiable information. Without that, WP might be a pack of lies. Gillyweed 12:43, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. As per your request I have come back to do what I can to help my own way to make. this encylopedia one of the best and most comprehensive I have put up the article and added a line about the source which I hope will prove satisfactory.

If you wish you can visit the page again and let me know if there is any other shortfall.

Thank you MJ

Thanks for sticking with it. It's a good article. I have made a few minor changes. Welcome to WP and have a great time here adding to the world's knowledge. Gillyweed 23:34, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your input. The page looks better and I am grateful. Kind regards MJ

Richard Denner[edit]

Hi. I attempted to establish notability on the Talk, but I have a conflict of interest, thus am asking you to review my comments, as you tagged the article as possibly non-notable. Thanks for your time. JonathanPenton 03:48, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your willingness to declare your COI. I have made some comments on the talk page. I'm in no hurry to AfD it, but will wait for other comments. Gillyweed 05:40, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Why did you remove my addition re Florian Pilkington-Miksa, a friend & neighbour of mine?[edit]

Please identify which article you are talking about. Gillyweed 22:31, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
I'd love to know why you removed my comment on Florian Pilkington-Miksa? THis one: 11:27, 18 March 2007 Gillyweed (Talk | contribs) m (←Undid revision 115993973 by Whaverson (talk)rv uncited claim)
Sorry, that doesn't identify the article. Please provide a wikilink. I edit hundeds of articles. I suspect that I did it because you didn't provide any reference for your statement. WP:REF. Gillyweed 22:59, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Mr. Basketball of Michigan[edit]

I have removed the speedy tag you placed on this article, as it does not fit the speedy deletion criteria - it makes an assertion of notability. You may still nominate the article for deletion at AfD if you wish. Oldelpaso 16:05, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough. I have taken it to AfD Gillyweed 21:10, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Mrs. J.R. Vincent[edit]

Hi - I was reverting some vandalism on this article and ran into an edit conflict with you as you fagged it for speedy deletion. Could you look at earlier versions and confirm that you really want to delete this article, rather than revert the vandalism? Thanks. BTLizard 12:47, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the alert. Looks pretty non-notable to me. Left it as a speedy. Gillyweed 12:49, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Substing[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. When using certain templates on talk pages, don't forget to substitute with text by adding subst: to the template tag. For example, use {{subst:uw-test1}} instead of {{uw-test1}}. This reduces server load and prevents accidental blanking of the template. Thank you. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 15:08, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment. Surely we could simplify this process by ensuring that substitute text is used automatically and you have to type something else for it to be done manually. Having to typle 'subst' is an additional burden on the human. Can't we make it an additional burden on the computer instead? Gillyweed 22:36, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
This has been considered before but rejected. There are vandalism tools though that give you revert buttons for vandalism and give warnings with subst in them at the click of a button. If you have FireFox, I recommend TW. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 22:43, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm a Mac man and there aren't any anti-vandal tools for it (other than Wikiguard) which appears not to be supported at present. Do you know of any? Thanks! Gillyweed 22:44, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
I use Vista :) --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 22:46, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

User talk:Amy Robinson-x[edit]

This user made one edit that was a minor piece of test-vandalism; an editor placed a mild warning at the Talk page, but you added an extemely heavy-handed warning, including a threat of blocking without further warning. This comes under the heading of biting the newcomers. I've removed the warning; please keep things in proportion in future. --Mel Etitis (Talk) 12:56, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes it was a bit over the top. I've reviewed the template I put on the user and I shouldn't have done that. I suspect that I was in a very grumpy anti-vandal mood when I did it. I shall be more careful in future.Gillyweed 23:18, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I know the feeling... --Mel Etitis (Talk) 20:18, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Vedivi[edit]

The first draft was definitely wrong, I have reworked the article to remove advertisement comments. I tried to keep it purely descriptive. I had a look at other similar companies articles before rewriting this one (i.e. GoToMyPC, logMeIn) I am open for comments on making it more objective. Thank you.

NBC's Posh[edit]

I felt this article was inproperly tagged as delete, so I removed the tag. See the talk page for more details. --Darksun 13:20, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Theory of Regional Abrosis[edit]

Since when has Google been the deciding factor as to what exists and what does not? Sure, Google is easily the most reliable source, but It does not know everything. Japheth is not known for anything except for this Theory, which is very new. Like I said, it not yet well known outside of Armenia and the surrounding areas. This is why the searsh returned no results. Same with the theory. I also stated that Japheth's book is the only reliable source that I know of. I can not prove to you any further that this is a real theory. The way I see it, you have no proof that this is a hoax. Sure there were no search results, but that only proves that Google failed to find anything on something. This theory is useful to not only me, but my friends, too. To 700 Lives: I am glad that this article did not make you laugh because it was not meant to. As for trying to mislead you I can say the same thing. Also, I am guessing that you would think it a real article had there not been a box at the top of the article that took the validity of the article into question. I believe that this article has been deleted already, so I guess you guys win. This theory IS real and I will do whatever I can to prove it to you.

Thank you for your comment. Wikipedia requires information to be verifiable. There was nothing verifiable about your article and therefore it was deleted. Gillyweed 01:35, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Major League Baseball roster pages[edit]

There are individual roster pages for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, not just the San Diego Padres. It's the way WP:MLB has done things for at least the past couple of years. The roster pages are linked to the articles for each individual team. --Sanfranman59 06:12, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. Shame it doesn't meet WP standards. But I'm not going to argue. Gillyweed 06:21, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

New Prime mIn[edit]

Heh goo d to c u on the job!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 211.30.207.27 (talk) 12:26, 22 April 2007 (UTC).

Barnstar[edit]

You deserve a barnstar.

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Gillyweed, for ceaselessly protecting Wikipedia's quality. Axl 19:55, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Aclaro Top[edit]

Good morning User talk:Gillyweed just a heads-up on the Aclaro Top artical. I am asking that it be deleted as spam. I wouldn’t mind if they gave information on the generic medication, however they are advertising a “Named” product. I don’t believe that can be Wikified. Have a great day. Shoessss 11:20, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough. I think the link is spam. I'll keep an eye on it. Cheers! Gillyweed 11:22, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Mignon Stewart[edit]

I noticed you tagged the page about reporter Mignon Stewart as not being noteworthy, i dont know if you are Australian, but if you are not, please dont try and judge who notworthy Australians are, because you wont be familier with any of them. there is more to us than Steve Irwin and Olivia Newton John

Please sign your comments. I am Australian and despite your claims she does not meet WP notability requirements. Gillyweed 11:23, 25 April 2007 (UTC)


AfD nomination of Frederick_Noronha[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Frederick_Noronha, has been listed by me for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Frederick_Noronha. Thank you.

Hannah Bradbury[edit]

Thank you - I was observing the changes to the article with some alarm :) – Riana 13:21, 26 April 2007 (UTC)


I'm Sorry[edit]

So why don't you go suck my dick bitch fucker ass hole nigger bitch piece of cracker shit bitch go suck an aboriton you didbo 71.135.40.54 04:34, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Splendid to see the elegant use of hyperbole in your argument Oh, what is a 'Didbo'? Gillyweed 04:36, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Why thanks. :) A Didbo is the thing your dad puts in his ass every night. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.135.40.54 (talk) 04:40, 29 April 2007 (UTC).
You must be proud of your grasp of the English language. Gillyweed 11:16, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey how do i do that?

See the top of your page it has a tab marked 'user page' That's where the data goes. Oh and please sign your posts! Gillyweed 11:15, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the Anti-Vandalism Barnstar![edit]

Very kind and unexpected - does it still count if I only do it because I enjoy it? Smalljim 15:20, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

It counts all the more because you enjoy it!Gillyweed 22:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Kep Enderby[edit]

Thank you for your speedy action on Kep Enderby. It is a most frustrating problem! Gillyweed 13:25, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

No prob. I can see that anon is spoiling for an argument, so I'm on your side if he kicks off in any big way. A mobile phone number as a source indeed... -_- ~Matticus TC 13:29, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Information.png Please refrain from repeatedly undoing other people's edits, as you are doing in Kep Enderby. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. The three-revert rule (3RR) prohibits making more than three reversions in a content dispute within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. Rather than reverting, please discuss disputed changes on the talk page. The revision you want is not going to be implemented by edit warring. Thank you. Angrymansr 13:34, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough. The discussion which I have been attempting to have with the user can be found at User_talk:220.239.186.48 Gillyweed 02:19, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
I know you are trying to do the right thing, I get frustrated at people like that too. After so many times, you gotta just revert, send the proper warnings and if that doesn't work, get them blocked. This way you don't come out being the bad guy, ya know? Angrymansr 14:43, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Hey Gillyweed, thanks for the heads up and apologies for the belated reply, I was extremely tired last night and had to go to bed early. Anyway, I've left a note on the anonymous user's talk page. Hopefully the IP doesn't rotate, and s/he'll be able to read the message. I think what I have written on the page is a fairly reasonable request, and s/he will be willing to help us out. Cheers, and keep up the good work. – Riana 22:53, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your intervention Riana. Hopefully a third party comment may help. Hope you had a good sleep! Gillyweed 02:19, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hey Gilly, thanks for the kind message on my talkpage. I'm glad some people think I'm doing an OK job! I'll be editing (I honestly can't stay away from here for too long) but probably at a lower level. Hope to see you around on RCP, eh? :) Thanks again, – Riana 04:31, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Spamd's edit on Nigel page[edit]

I know the person who added it means Foosa, I did not realize that when I edited the article to takt that out I added stuff from an older page(I was going through an IP address that has been blocked and fixing the unfixed pages. When I edited the page I got rid of the thing but added other stuff. Sorry. Also I am trying to add summaries to NCIS episodes page and was wondering how to add a still image from the episode. If you could reply to my talk page for spamd that would be great. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spamd (talkcontribs) 14:40, 8 May 2007 (UTC).

PROD[edit]

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Knutsford services, which you proposed for deletion, because its deletion has previously been contested or viewed as controversial. Proposed deletion is not for controversial deletions. For this reason, it is best not to propose deletion of articles that have previously been de-{{prod}}ed, even by the article creator, or which have previously been listed on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. If you still feel the article should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to the article, but feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks! Oo7565 20:55, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - I didn't notice it had gone to AfD. I thought of taking it back there then I changed my mind. It wasn't worth the effort! Gillyweed 22:37, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't understand[edit]

I've revised the Art is resistance page twice now, adding more information and removing the unimportant links and such. Why do you keep putting up the older version of the page?

Please sign your posts. I have simply been reverting back to where the speedy deletion tags are being removed. If you read the tags you will see that you do not delete them, you simply add 'hang on' and edit from there. Removing the tags is considered vandalism. If your article meets WP policies it WILL NOT be deleted, even if the tags are on them. An administrator will determine if your reasoning for keeping the article is good enough. Gillyweed 07:09, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Art Is Resistance[edit]

I apologize for removing the deletion stub. It was a misunderstanding; the article was deleted before I had the chance to change what was required. When I remade it, I simply removed the stub, thinking that the article had been revised to specifications. If you'd let me make the changes tonight and keep the stub intact, tomorrow I will expand further.

Please sign your posts. Olkay. To avoid deletion you will need to to meet WP:notability and WP:attribution. Gillyweed 07:24, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

re: Vandalism from 220.239.186.48[edit]

Obviously my counselling did no good - blocked for a week, please read what I've written on his talkpage and tell me if it's reasonable, would you? Cheers mate, – Riana 11:39, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

220.239.186.48[edit]

It's pretty clear this person is not trying to contribute and is being deceitful in adding, what I presume to be, himself, to several articles on Wikipedia. The name is William Ash and his birth year in 1982. In about all(I didn't check them all) his contributions, he adds something about "William Ash" in subjects that are completely irrelevant. Wikidan829 13:18, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping an eye out. Riana has blocked him for a week. Gillyweed 13:25, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Salt Range[edit]

Please cease adding endless detail about travelling to Salt Range. WP is not a travel guide and this material is not appropriate for an encyclopaedia. Please read WP policies. Gillyweed 11:08, 23 April 2007 (UTC)


[edit] Salt Range II

I invite you to explain why you keep adding your essay on travelling to Salt Range to WP. If you continue it will be considered vandalism. Gillyweed 11:11, 23 April 2007 (UTC)


To whom it may concerned


You were too harsh to say it as vandalism. I am living 30 minutes drive from salt range mountains. Who can be a better judge to explain the present conditions, the access and eye witness site-seeing accounts of all temples etc located on sale range? There is no harm if wikipediA explains other details, even not found in a traveling guide! But anyway no hard feelings if you people decide to remove all what I posted and I will never add anything or update any write up from now on,as a protest.

With regards, Shahid Nadeem.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Taimur66"

Responded on Taimur66's page. Gillyweed 06:35, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Wiki Syntax errors / Australian Skeptics[edit]

Hey there, unless I'm very much mistaken, the syntax that you have used on Australian Skeptics is incorrect/counterintuitive eg: [http://www.bad-language.com/ [[Karen Stollznow]]] instead of [http://www.bad-language.com/ Karen Stollznow] I've changed links to the second format. I gather the first format was worrying people. (heh nevermind!) Zuytdorp Survivor 00:26, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Gillyweed 01:22, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Gillyweed,

I am Shahid Nadeem, Well I opened "my talk" page very late to respond to your last comments before your present reply. And as they say "All is well that ends well". And also thanks for referring to "Lonely planet" site. This is an apporopriate site for adding latest details. God bless you and have a good day there. 22-5-2007.

re yr laziness[edit]

i'm actually going through uncategorised articles from new oz articles. wld save some time if you could be bothered putting the relevant cats on your stubs yourself.  ⇒ bsnowball  13:57, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps you would be so kind as to tell me where to find a list of categories. Gillyweed 22:47, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
um, yes, apologies for the above outburst (note to self, must get out more...). finding the categories is a little annoying. for instance all the oz ones will be somewhere under Category:Australia, with the biography related ones under Category:Australian people & it sub-cat Category:Australian people by occupation. other countries should be similarly organised. there's also "XXXX births" and (as relevent) "YYYY deaths" or "Living people". if your're going to do a lot of categorising, you might want to use WP:POPUPS which allows you to see subcats easier & a few other things. hope that helps, again sorry fr above. ben  ⇒ bsnowball  11:24, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Apology accepted. I'll try and improve my categorizing myself now you have told me where to find them, so as to save you some time. Cheers Gillyweed 13:21, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Bud Molin[edit]

Hi, Thanks for checking the Bud_molin page. Please direct me to where I can improve/wikify it :) Thanks,
Feyne 13:33, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

No probs. Try here: [3] Gillyweed 13:35, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that. Now I'm TOTALLY overwhelmed - grin. Could you give me specifics that you would suggest for the wikification?

Also, could you advise me, how do I change the title of the page "Bud molin" to "Bud Molin", with a capital "M"? I did a lazy search and didn't capitalize it, then when I made the page, I didn't realize it kept the "m" until it was too late.

Thanks
Feyne 13:46, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

My Barnstar[edit]

Why thank you, Gillyweed. I actually haven't logged on for a day or two, to get the taste of that little episode out of my mouth. But when I logged back on, you actually made me smile. Very kind of you. --barneca (talk) 01:22, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

A pleasure and well deserved. Gillyweed 01:32, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Brit milah[edit]

I moved the source that you added on the anti-circumcision movement to Talk:Brit milah#Anti-Circumcision Movement material. I explain there that I believe this source, as well as other sources in this section, do not comply with the verification policy and reliable sources guideline. In brief, I believe these souces are advocacy websites. The policy requires coverage by indepenedent, reliable sources such as general media. Please discuss further at Talk:Brit milah#Anti-Circumcision Movement material. Best, --Shirahadasha 16:11, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. I'll look a bit further into it and get back to you. Mind you, I'm not sure if the 'general' media is a reliable source! Gillyweed 22:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Mt Tennant[edit]

Just a note to say I thought your changes to Mt Tennant (have I got the spelling right?) were most interesting. I hadn't realized it had been named before (other than the Aboriginal name which i should have put in).

Thanks! Gillyweed 07:27, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks also. Your article is correct. The mountain is Tennent but the bushranger is Tennant. Were you planning on starting an article about the bushranger? I could probably dig up enough for a small contribution. Not sure if Captain Mark Currie is the same as Mark John Currie. I couldn't find a connection anywhere. I noticed you've been doing some good work on the early history of the Canberra area. It's an interest of mine too.Gimboid13 09:00, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
I've done an article on John Tennant now. I'd appreciate it if you would review and edit it and add any additional material. I've struggled with the many different stories told about his fate. You might have some clearer sources. Gillyweed 12:09, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Omaha Beach[edit]

If you wish to file a request for mediation, feel free to do so. 71.217.214.160

I think we shall deal with the WP:3RR first. Gillyweed 01:31, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Wanda L Bass School of Music Page[edit]

Hey I have been working on the Wanda L bass School of music page and I thought I cited every thing if you are reffering to the Facilities part I cited it, the discription is on the web page of the school. It there is anything else please point it out and I will change it.

Yes but the citations were not independent of the school itself. Indeed, the facilities part was a copyviolation and thus I have removed it. Please read WP:Cite for guidance Gillyweed 02:27, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Wanda L. Bass School of Music[edit]

Once again, I don't understand what you mean about not citing all of my sources. I have not "copied" anything and I thought I had everything cite referenced. Please tell me what I need to fix. Please don't erase it, just let me know.

Thanks

Hi - the entire facilities section was a copied from the Wanda L Bass School of Music website - this is a copyright violation and a serious breach of WP policy. That's why I was compelled to remove it. Have you read WP:Cite yet? If so, what parts of it do you want advice on? Cheers Gillyweed 07:19, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Omaha Beach[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did to Omaha Beach, you will be blocked from editing.

71.217.221.208 you are terribly witty. False vandalism tags are also considered vandalism and WP:attack. . You have previously been invited to contribute constructively on the talk page but you appear to be beyond engaging constructively. Shame really. Oh, and it It would be good if you would sign your posts. Gillyweed 22:18, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Tag attack[edit]

Typically, one speedy delete tag is good enough. There was no need to storm Holly_Hill_Primary_and_Nursery with so many different speedy reasons. - CHAIRBOY () 17:00, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I only put one speedy tag on it. The others I put earlier in the day as it was being written in the hope that the editor would note that some changes were needed. After nothing happened I put the speedy tag on. Gillyweed 22:32, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


Ramtha changes[edit]

Gillyweed - what's up with removing my additions ?

The bunny rabbit thing was already there and in fact I would sware I removed it. I definately meant to.

I don't think Ramtha should be kept so JZ-centric, as 99% of my experience with him had absolutely nothing to do with JZ (Only the books I read and the 2 videos I saw.)

Do you want to put my contributions back, or have you hijacked this page for your own agenda ?

203.122.88.95 20:04, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Ben

None of your changes were referenced. Personal experience is not encyclopaedic. If you provide third party, independent citations for your claims then of course they are most welcome. Gillyweed 22:55, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Nothing referenced????

"has been channeled by, amongst others," "on a rock" "As he says he has done throughout the ages" "and the use of energies and breath." "Referring to a chair as a 'construction'" - perhaps you could read his books. You know, the ones published by Knight, herself. Would they be regarded as citations?

"According to Ramtha, through his channels, he" "According to Ramtha, he led the" "Ramtha (Through his channels) further claims" - This is the point about the article being more about JZ than Ramtha. I don't see how a citation would help.

"has expressed confusion about modern items .... asking 'What is a carrot?'" - This would presumably be a leading misquote of the passage in the referenceed document "asking odd questions like, 'What be a Safeway,' as if he just reappeared on earth after 35,000 years with no knowledge of our food market life."

"Ramtha website, maintained by Knight," - well, is the website JZ centric, and maintained by her for the purposes of the business she runs, or not?

"referring to 'Conka Cola'" "An Australian woman who was also channeling Ramtha was warned off publishing anything with the Ramtha name on it and gathered a following of about 60-80 students by word of mouth." - I cannot provide independent corroboration of these. So, is the information now to be lost to humanity (or at least the Wikipedia crowd)?

203.122.80.88 17:10, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Ben

Yes - without independent corroboration, it is simply hearsay and thus not considered meeting the requirements of WP:REF or WP:NOR. Gillyweed 22:46, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi Gillyweed,

Glad to see you're taking *some* of my concerns on board. Could you please check the veracity of "has expressed confusion about modern items ('What is a carrot?')" before talking to me about independent corroboration.

Also, and don't just ignore me here, could you please explain why you vandalised the folloing passages: "has been channeled by, amongst others,", "on a rock", "As he says he has done throughout the ages", "and the use of energies and breath.", "Referring to a chair as a 'construction'"

They are all readily verified.

203.122.88.181 09:54, 21 June 2007 (UTC)Ben

If they are verifiable please put in the citations for them. Gillyweed 13:00, 21 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi Gilli. Been away for a while because I'm not going to continue bothering to challenge your fanatical policing of the Ramtha page, but I can't help being annoyed by the fact you have still left that dodgy carrot reference in the article. I am asking you nicely, please provide a substantiation of Ramtha ever saying this.

I've never made any claim about Ramtha saying anything. I think you must be mistaken. Gillyweed 00:53, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hey Gillyweed. Thanks for the barnstar. Your conduct over on Omaha Beach was impressive and a great example to a new editor. When my time comes I shall be happy if I'm half as collected as you were. --FactotEm 13:04, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

A pleasure my friend! Happy editing. Gillyweed 13:10, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for deleting that abusive comment on my talk page, Gillyweed. Gimboid13 01:34, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

No worries! Gotta keep the trolls at bay. Gillyweed 01:53, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Minor Edits not so minor?[edit]

Hi there Gillyweed, it looks like your edits are generally fabulous, and I have noticed that you are using the 'minor' tag quite frequently. Could I trouble you to (re-)read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_edit ? Things like the recent Gundaroo, New South Wales edit contains reviewable content..... Thanks. Karl2620 00:32, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough. I have it set as the default and I regularly fail to remove it when I add substantive comment. I'll try to improve! Cheers, Gillyweed 00:44, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

bobsmith319[edit]

Thanks for your show of support. Don't know if you've seen it yet, but I dragged him to an RfC, if you'd like to comment Kuronue 23:24, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me of this. I have made a comment. Best wishes Gillyweed 00:43, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for putting up with my pedantic little crusade about spelling 'barbecue'. Ewen 09:57, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

No worries - your explanation was very reasonable. Chuck another snag on the barbie for me mate! Gillyweed 11:47, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Timothy Tovell[edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Timothy Tovell, 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.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 15:43, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

creating pages[edit]

G'day Gilly - not sure how protocol works, so if this isn't the way one goes about asking this question in WP i know you'll let me know - i want to create a page on Michael Riley (an Australian artist). There is already a page on Michael Riley (a Canadian actor). How does one deal with this without putting "(artist)" into the actual page title? I have seen disambiguation pages, but not sure whether they are relevant here, not to mention how such things are done at a technical level. Any advice? hamiltonstone 01:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Always happy to help. I think the best way to start rather than creating an disambig page, when there are only two of them is to create a page called Michael Riley (artist) and then go to the other Michael Riley page and at the very top in italics write For the Australian artist see Michael Riley (artist) . Otherwise you can set up a disambig page, but that's not really needed for just two people. Gillyweed 04:01, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Elisabeth Gürtler[edit]

Hi, you seem to be rather monosyllabic when it comes to discussing a biography's notability ("notable?", "notable?"). I thought linking to the German Wikipedia article might suffice but in the meantime I have added three external links. Would that be okay now? Best wishes, <KF> 01:07, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to be rude. I still think it is a little questionable but I have removed the tag. Let's hope that the article grows. Cheers. Gillyweed 01:24, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Please use informative edit summaries, and explain reverts[edit]

Re this edit: [4] You have reverted an apparent good-faith edit without explanation, and you've marked it as a "minor" edit. Please provide informative edit summaries. Please always give an explanation in the edit summary or on the talk page whenever you revert an edit unless it's obviously vandalism. Please don't mark reverts as "minor" edits. See the "Explain reverts" section of Help:Reverting. Thanks, and happy Wikipediting! --Coppertwig 01:15, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Apologies but as far as I could tell it was verging on vandalism (censorship for the sake of it) by an anon editor and thus I determined that an edit summary wasn't necessary. Gillyweed 01:27, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Censorship for the sake of censorship isn't vandalism; at most it's breaking a rule. It's also an attempt to improve the article in the opinion of the person doing it. To be vandalism, it has to be obvious to everyone that it's vandalism. It could well be that the user wasn't even aware of the censorship policy. It could have been a potential new user who now has the impression that it's not possible to edit Wikipedia articles. --Coppertwig 15:03, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

David Vernon (law professor)[edit]

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Thanks a lot for spotting that one :) -- lucasbfr talk 11:19, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Proposed WikiProject[edit]

Hello, I noticed you have made a number of reversions to the article pregnancy. It looks like it may be on your watchlist. I am writing because I am looking for individuals who may be interested in a proposed WikiProject for pregnancy and childbirth related articles. There is a proposal here. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 21:45, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


Dowsing[edit]

You were right to revert that, but you missed a snide remark by woweeezowee, which also needed to be reverted. I Rvd to an earlier version. –––Martinphi (Talk Ψ Contribs) 01:21, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

HMS Inconstant (1868)[edit]

Excellent work on the above article. You have made my stub into a masterpiece. Thank you! Gillyweed 22:48, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I have been looking up various naval officers' biographies on the Inconstant and her half-sister HMS Raleigh (1873), so when I get time I will add more detail to both.

I have also bought a book that has costs for some older large cruisers (frigates), and am working on the idea of doing a page that plots trends. There is no hurry though--Toddy1 22:54, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


User:Coolgirly88[edit]

O.K,This is going to sound stupid,but how do you get the pictures on the side of a user page?If you can,please leave a message on my talk page.

Hi, please go to WP:PIC for an explanation. Gillyweed 11:27, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry,really,but I couldn't find anything to tell me how to upload the little pictures that say stuff like,"This wikipedia user is male" on user pages. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolgirly88 (talkcontribs) 14:54, August 30, 2007 (UTC)

Oh. You are talking about userboxes. Simply find one you like on someone's user page. Go to 'Edit this page' and find the code you want for the user box (ubx) and copy it. Go to your user page and paste it in. Simple. Have fun. Gillyweed 22:33, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolgirly88 (talkcontribs) 11:35, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hey Gilly - every now and then I see you popping up on Omaha Beach and keeping it clean. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks. It's not my article but I take a certain pride in it and it's good to know that you've been watching out for it as well, especially as I take too many wikibreaks. Cheers. --FactotEm 19:26, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

No problems at all my friend. I was very impressed with the work you did on it and as I think it is a fine article, I shall do my best to keep the trolls at bay! Gillyweed 22:44, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Kenneth McIntyre[edit]

Glad you liked it. What a strange find! Bits and pieces all pulled together. I am going to do a bit more research to see what else is missing. Stellar 06:43, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Elinor Gadon[edit]

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