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I've tried to answer some of your questions over in Talk:Brian_D._Mitchell , can you take a look?

Also, is it alright with you if I borrow your template 'Welcomeg' for me talk page with a few modifications? Cheers Wombat24 (talk) 22:59, 19 November 2010 (UTC)


Hello. Another editor much expanded the already too long plot summary at Fiddler on the Roof. I have reverted. If you think the other editor did anything useful, please leave a note at the Fiddler talk page, and we can discuss what ought to be added, if anything, but we need to try to make the plot summaries in these musicals articles as efficient as we can; readers of the encyclopedia need a short summary that they can get through easily. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 13:38, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll take a look. It was not just Fiddler on the Roof, but also Fiddler on the Roof (film). Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 16:22, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Green eyes[edit]

Are those actually your eyes? Jpcohen (talk) 20:02, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

No, that was just a picture I found in the article Eye color. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 01:14, 21 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi Girlwithgreeneyes,

I notice that you've been doing some great work regarding CHERUB and Henderson's Boys. Please consider joining the CHERUB and Henderson's Boys task force, an effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys. If you would like to participate please pop over to the project page where you can join the project and see an open list of tasks that you can help with. Thank you for your time.

Regards, Rock drum (talk·contribs·guestbook) 16:47, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the invitation, but I don't recall editing those articles. If I did, it was probably just fixing some typos. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 18:59, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Classic Book[edit]

Thanks for your input on Classic book. I thought you'd like to know that Mr. Twain's quote is there in the 'Quotes' section, right before 'References'. I might need to tweak the names and make the font a little bigger. Shearonink (talk) 23:20, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, I see that now. Sorry I missed it at the time. (I still think that quote is a more catchy one than the one suggested for DYK, though!) Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 13:43, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Not a problem, you helped because your post pointed out a weakness in the layout. So I tweaked the quotes section, made the font larger, etc. "Did You Know" (like on the Main Page lol) that the Twain quote often gets misattributed to Will Rogers? I think the nominator picked the Alan Bennett quote because I caught a mistake in the quote's wording as most people know it, which is “Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.”. The correct full-sentence quote is "Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have read themselves." Shearonink (talk) 17:14, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

User page[edit]

That's not you, is it? In noticing the striking similarity between our usernames (I just changed mine, I'm keeping the old sig for a couple weeks), I thought I'd check out your userpage. And the pic is fantastic, I'd love to "swipe" it for myself. A 'course, if that's you, I wouldn't really feel right about it. Just curious. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 01:56, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, no those eyes are not mine. I came across the photo in the article Eye color. I don't see any reason why you shouldn't use it too. Cheers. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 12:28, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Heh, I don't know why I didn't think to look there. Well, thanks. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 22:10, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

2010 Copiapó mining accident copy edit slavery![edit]

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In sincere appreciation for your hard work and patience fixing things, correcting sentence construction, gramar grammer grammar and style on a sometimes bi-lingual, hugely popular breaking news article about teh the recent 2010 Copiapó mining accident‎. ¡Muchas gracias! Veriss (talk) 03:32, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Much appreciated! Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 10:24, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

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Link rot[edit]

Can you please tell me how to convert the bare urls on Alexander McQueen (brand) without having to through them one by one?Reqluce (talk) 22:50, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I have no idea. It's true I did recently edit Wikipedia:Link rot, but that was just to revert vandalism. I had no part in writing the content of that page. I hope you find someone else who can help you. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 22:58, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Enoc's edits[edit]

I just noticed that you left a message on the page re "experimenting". I don't think this new editor is experimenting. I think it's a young person editting. The same editor made similarly simple edits to Sistine Chapel ceiling. I would rather encourage than shoo away, if possible. He will almost certainly show up on the Leonardo da Vinci pages! Amandajm (talk) 02:43, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

You beat me to it[edit]

Thanks for this; I noticed the problem but you fixed it before I could. --John (talk) 21:08, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

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hey this Seles add to the artless how that was a ref to a important book of the time and lnking someone to the main character could be done to any celiberty but, this was made easier by the lawyer actuall quotting the scarlet letter --Scheunemann.joshua (talk) 23:22, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


hey this Seles add to the artless how that was a ref to a important book of the time and lnking someone to the main character could be done to any celiberty but, this was made easier by the lawyer actuall quotting the scarlet letter --Scheunemann.joshua (talk) 23:22, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Tea processing[edit]

Yup, slight editing error in that section for content move to black tea. Fixed! -- Sjschen (talk) 15:32, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

April Fools Day[edit]

I noticed the prank you put on Jimbo's user page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scientific Alan 2 (talkcontribs) 02:21, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 13:10, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I just noticed you didn't play the prank on April Fools day, you just reverted vandalism on the page during April fools day. Scientific Alan 2 (talk) 14:43, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
There is a difference! Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 18:03, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
I am about 9 months late replying, but yes, there is a difference, which I already noticed. Or maybe I didn't notice it. I have no idea, it has been 9 months, so I really don't know if I noticed the difference at the time... All I know is that I didn't expect to reply to this 9 months later... Scientific Alan 2 (talk) 21:13, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

C.S. Lewis[edit]

Hi, I made the original alteration as a reflection that although LW&W was written first, Lewis wrote the Magician's Nephew as a prequel and intended it to be the first book read in the series.

From the page you linked:

In the 2005 Harper Collins adult editions of the books, the publisher cites this letter to assert Lewis' preference for the numbering they adopted by including this notice on the copyright page: Although The Magician's Nephew was written several years after C. S. Lewis first began The Chronicles of Narnia, he wanted it to be read as the first book in the series. Harper Collins is happy to present these books in the order which Professor Lewis preferred.
The "publisher's alteration" you cite is the intention of the author.KroSha (talk) 14:24, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

My oops in Assay Office[edit]

I thought the whole book was an advert. You probably know far more than I on silverware so it is good that you reverted my edit to include useful information.--Canoe1967 (talk) 23:20, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I wasn't aware I had reverted anyone - I hadn't checked the history. I'm still not sure the book should be mentioned in the references when it's not used as a reference. (But maybe I'll add something that does use it.) Thanks for your note, anyway. Nice to see people working in that area. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 23:45, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
I arrived there on a tangent from a question in reference desk and noticed a lovely described book in wikipedia. I also noticed there are hallmark and silver hallmark pages. I linked them in see also sections, but should silver be merged to hallmarks generic? Merges can be tedious, so with the links they may be fine for a few more decades.--Canoe1967 (talk) 23:57, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
I personally don't like merges very much as I think some useful information can get swallowed up. Not sure what Wikipedia policy is, though. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 00:03, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I agree. I came across some very stale merge tags on two articles earlier. I don't think they need merge at all. They were tagged, one person agreed, then they were too lazy to merge them. I may just go rem the tags to clear merge backlog.--Canoe1967 (talk) 00:10, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

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Rollback question[edit]

Hi Girlwithgreeneyes, I noticed that you occasionally revert vandalism. Would you be interested in having rollback rights granted to you account? Let me know what you think. Best. Acalamari 20:43, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, yes, that would be very helpful. Thank you. Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 21:11, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Rollback granted! While I'm sure you'll be okay, be advised that rollback should be used to revert obvious vandalism/spam and that using it for anything else can lead the right being removed; unfortunately, some admins don't even bother warning a user who is misusing the tool and opt to remove it outright. If you'd like to test the tool in a safe environment before using it against vandals, Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback is the place to go. Now that all that's out of the way, happy rollbacking! :) Let me know if you need anything else. Best. Acalamari 21:51, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. :) Girlwithgreeneyes (talk) 21:09, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

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