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Hello to all fellow Wikipedians. GoodDay 22:40, 17 November 2005 (UTC).

Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 9 years, 7 months and 16 days.

You may be wondering why my archives only start at August 2007. The reason: I didn't archive my pages before that date, I merely deleted them (as I didn't know how to archive). Therefore, if anyone wishes to see material before August 2007? check out this talkpage's 'history'.

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I've an Awards page, where I keep a list of Wikipedia awards bestowed upon me.

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Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello, GoodDay. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

Suggestion[edit]

Regarding your recent appeal: for two reasons, I suggest you are better off leaving the editing restriction in place. The first one is my personal opinion, so you can discount it as you wish: I think you can more easily avoid situations likely to trigger your combative reactions by keeping the ongoing restriction. You have started again with your previous pattern of making numerous edits to suit your views on consistency for a given issue, and letting others revert them. It would be better if you would let others determine if any new consensus has been formed, rather than trying to test the matter through article edits.

Second, as a practical matter, I think Ravenswing is the only regular editor in the hockey project who would still support the compromise on spelling in North American-related hockey articles. Without a consensus of support behind it, it's no longer a tenable approach, and so I don't see much use in your restriction in this area being lifted.

I hope you will continue to help out with the many sorely-needed cleanup edits while keeping away from any hot-button areas that lead you to un-cooperative actions. Happy editing! isaacl (talk) 01:55, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Having seen your latest addition to your request, I realize now that you cannot discuss my second point in this venue. I apologize if this has caused any distress to you. I did not mean to open a one-way discussion; I just wanted to speak to you away from the full scrutiny of the requests page. If there is any aspect of my second point that you would like to address on the request page, please feel free to do so and should any response seem appropriate, I will add a comment there. Thanks. isaacl (talk) 22:24, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Date of birth of David Park McAllester[edit]

Dear "GoodDay"

You revised the Wikipedia page for David Park McAllester in July of 2014 to change his date of birth from 1916 to 1913.

I knew him personally since I was an undergraduate at Wesleyan in 1958 until he passed away. We visited him almost every year, and I had understood from him personally that he was born in 1916, the year after my own father was born.

So, I have to confess, I am mystified by this edit. Can you cite an actual source for this change of birthdate, which conflicts with all I know?

BTW I am in contact with his daughter, whom I have also known personally since I was an undergraduate, and I have asked her about this anomaly. She surely can clear this up, but I do want to know why you think the correct date is 1913 and not 1916.

Thanks,

Bill Jefferys Bill Jefferys (talk) 03:21, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

I changed it to 1913, to match the 1913 in the infobox. GoodDay (talk) 03:27, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
I found the problem. See here Talk:David_P._McAllester. The person who put in the original infobox did it incompetently. Not Your Fault. Thanks for the quick response. Bill Jefferys (talk) 03:52, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
For your comfort, his daughter has emailed me to confirm that David's birthdate is 1916. Thanks for your concern for the accuracy of Wikipedia! Bill Jefferys (talk) 04:33, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Cool, no prob. GoodDay (talk) 13:27, 20 June 2015 (UTC)